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Kalos tech Jessica uses the AccuTrak VPE-GN Ultrasonic Leak Detector kit to locate a leak in the field. The kit comes with the leak detector (with a "gooseneck"), noise-canceling headphones, and the product manual. The A/C unit featured in the video is a 5-ton Carrier system from 2003.
Jessica does a visual inspection first. The A-coil shows some signs of galvanic corrosion and has a few spots that feel oily to the touch. Oily spots may indicate leakage, so Jessica marks those up and knows to check them later.
Per the manufacturer's recommendation, Jessica starts checking for leaks by spraying the coil enough to make it damp. Then, she sprays some Big Blu on the coil to see if bubbles form. Sure enough, some microbubbles begin forming on the spots that Jessica marked. After that, she uses the AccuTrak VPE-GN Ultrasonic Leak Detector to confirm the leak, and it worked very well; Jessica compares its effectiveness to the Bacharach H-10 leak detector.
The AccuTrak Ultrasonic leak detector is not a traditional "sniffer." Instead of sniffing for traces of refrigerant, the Ultrasonic leak detector detects escaping nitrogen, which occurs naturally in our air. As such, you can use these leak detectors on systems without refrigerant; you'll still locate leaks.
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Okay, doing my first really check with this accutrack ultrasonic leak - detector, it's amazing - and here it is - we've got the detector itself. We've got the noise canceling headphones user manual because rtfm, so we're going to really put it to the test, see how it does. So. What we're looking at is a 5 ton carrier system from 2003 nice big, a coil.

I started with a visual inspection. Um noted a few places that felt oily and we're gon na. Take a look at those. It's recommended that the coil be damp while doing the ultrasonic leak search.

So i got my spray bottle here and we're just gon na wet it down a bit, make sure it's nice and damp, it's not terribly hot, so it wasn't producing too much condensation all right. So i made a few marks um, where i noticed some sound on the coil. It all seems to be concentrated on this right hand, side. I am just going to um use some refrigeration technologies, big blue, see if we can get some bubbles going to verify all right.

So i have some bubbles. It's a a small leak, but that's a leak and uh yeah got a leak so to wrap this up. I started with the visual tactile inspection um felt that coil felt the oil there. Then i took out the accu-track ultrasonic leak detector.

It helped me find the leak it did the job it was wonderful. My husband tried it out. He found a leak on a system that was flat um. They charged it with 100 psi of nitrogen, and since it's not a sniffer, it's the ultrasonic, it located um the escaping air rather or the escaping nitrogen, rather than the refrigerant itself.

So on a system, that's flat, it's perfect me being me doubting myself, because i wasn't seeing bubbles, i wasn't making bubbles. I got the h10 out, it's the older model, so it has to warm up. So while i was letting that warm up, i looked at the outdoor unit, my condenser, nothing, nothing, it was fine, came back, visually saw bubbles, so um and and you'll see it. You saw it's very, very small bubbles, so micro leak, detector by big blue micro leak, detector by refrigeration technologies found a micro leak did what it was supposed to do.

Then moved um went ahead and verified with my h10 pro, since it was heated up, ready to go and verified the leak. Uh, i'm happy, i love the new leak detector. I love my old leak detector. It's just nice! If you come across a situation where you don't have refrigerant, you'll be able to still find a leak, all right guys thanks for watching our video, if you enjoyed it and got something out of it, if you wouldn't mind hitting the thumbs up button to like the Video subscribe to the channel and click the notifications bell to be notified.

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30 thoughts on “Jessica finds a leak in the field with accutrak ultrasonic”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean River says:

    Works great on finding leaking buttholes

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Will Justice says:

    Good job Jess!!!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shawn says:

    I guess we are taking your word for it? Its easy to use soap bubbles to find a leak on the front for the coil. I typically start by saturating the U bends. Most of the time its an installer joint or right there.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Haefner says:

    Missed it being used. Looks very interesting.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Garas says:

    All these ultrasonic fanboys/girls popping up everywhere. Maybe I’ll convert someday… maybe

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars oidodsonido says:

    you don’t even use the freaking tool

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Albert Mattar says:

    Next time show the tool actually being used. Are you in Barrhaven ?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack Murphy says:

    Click bait Are you in Kanata ?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack Murphy says:

    Why didn’t we see her use the tool?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars per simonsen says:

    Now you can't live without your ultrasonic leak detector. Mine is now a need to have. Before i got it, is was nice to have.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars youcrazy fool says:

    If you accidently record in portrait, why not leave it as portrait? Its so tiny on my phone with thos damn annoying blured side panels 🙁 Are you in Ottawa ?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Shearer says:

    Now get those torches out and fix it! I have noticed that ice melting sounds like a leak so can't check if any ice is present

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars john cruz says:

    Great job, those cant find leaks are a pain. But because the ultrasonic is a sensitive hearing device can you look for a leak on a extra noisy area like an airport or a diesel environment. Hmmm

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Channel Cat Chaser says:

    Awesome job. I think Dawn dish soap and water works better than the Big Blue

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eassyheat/ Cooling says:

    🍺😐👍🏻

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Yankylito says:

    Nice Job 👍🏼

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars yafiteli says:

    I use mine with a small internal rechargeable battery powered speaker, so coworkers and customers can hear as well. You don't want to use an ultrasonic detector in a noisy environment anyway.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Lazz says:

    Nice work thanks for sharing………..

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Waylon Wells says:

    👍

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Skutahuniai says:

    Please, please Youtubers. Stop with the vertical recording. Very annoying. Service area Nepean??

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jericosha says:

    I really need to get a squirt bottle haha thanks for the tip

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 95thousandroses says:

    Didn't know this product existed. Learned something today!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mut Walid says:

    Good luck sister

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Numan Mirza says:

    Well done good job keet it up Service area Orleans??

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Karl Schoen says:

    Why do you split the screen would like a full clear screen . Am interested in the product

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HVACR Survival says:

    Great job Jessica!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hozer HVAC says:

    Good job Jess!!!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ginger Strand says:

    How could you see the bubbles….so small! Good video

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aryan says:

    Kya m ise school m phade Skta hu

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Antognoni says:

    This is pretty cool
    Would have liked to see it used in action

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