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R32 Refrigerant

28 May 2014

R32 is a new refrigerant gas to the Australian market used in some of the newer model domestic split system air-conditioners such as Daikin and Fujitsu. If you are about to work with R32, you’ll need some new tools and there’s a few reasons why:

  • R32 has a higher working pressure than other refrigerant gasses
  • requires a new leak detector to specifically pick up the gas as your old detector will probably not
  • It is also flammable and therefore electrical equipment such as Vac Pumps could be a potential source of ignition

 

R32 tool suggestions:

Rothenberger Vacuum Pump – RoAirVac R32 6.0 170 l/m

  • Brushless motor & enclosed components for use with R32
  • Backwards compatible with all other synthetic refrigerants
  • Solenoid check valve to protect from oil contamination
  • Includes Vacuum gauge with drag indicator
  • Reece product code: 2704367 

Refrigerant Leak Detector – RoLeak Pro

  • Compatible with HCFC’s, HFC’s and R32 refrigerants
  • Extremely Sensitive Semiconductor Sensor
  • 3 Level Sensitivity
  • Bright LED Display
  • Durable Case
  • Reece product code: 7700751

 

Other useful item – Flare Cylinder Adaptor (L/H) R32 5/16. Reece product code: 2701800

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