Heuch Refrigeration Leak Detection

Refrigeration Leak Detection

Refrigeration leak detection has come a long way since the days of rubbing soap to look for bubbles to appear. With an increased focus on environmental effects due to refrigerant loss and the stresses of efficiency from an industrial perspective, reliable and quick gas leak detection methods are more important than ever. Especially with the rising costs of refrigerants and the r22 phase our regulations.

With a multitude of tools and tricks on the market, it can be a mine field as to what the best solution is for your equipment and manufacturing facility. A refrigeration or HVAC system does not “just need a top up of gas”, it could be a symptom of another issue such as a leaking weld or damaged coupling. Not only is replacing lost gas an avoidable and unnecessary expense, but regulations require leaks to be repaired with urgency and companies ignoring leaks could be facing some large fines.

Recently in the HVAC-R industry we have seen some of the refrigerant leak detection applications move away from the traditional use of nitrogen to a non-flammable mixture of hydrogen and nitrogen.

This combination has proven to be a winner and has ultimately enhanced the environmental compliance from refrigerant leaks as well as reducing maintenance times and costs to the company if a system shutdown is required, all whilst increasing system energy efficiencies.

Did we also mention this is up to 100 times more accurate than the traditional bubble method?

Make sure your next programmed maintenance service covers a leak detection check of your refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

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Programmed Maintenance Heuch Service Van

Is Programmed Maintenance the Right Service Solution for Maintaining Services?

The best ways to service and maintain your facility equipment has long been a heated debate. Programmed maintenance is often viewed by many companies as an expense that wastes time and resources when the age old adage of “if it aint broke, don’t fix it” reactive mode is in play.

However here at Heuch we have found that a repair service in the reactive mode can be costly, sometimes up to as much as three times higher than the same repair service done within a programmed maintenance schedule; regardless of whether it is industrial and commercial refrigeration services, air conditioning services, solar energy service or heating and cooling services. It costs the business more.

The hidden and true cost can also be found in unscheduled, unplanned downtime, lost delivery targets and disruption to scheduling. These events often lead to multiple employees looking for duties or waiting to start again.

When maintaining services in the reactive mode, we have often found that companies need to spend more money on inventory with spare parts, they have higher overtime labor costs, have an increase in downtime when the machine needs a repair and costs them more to get production back to the same level of efficiency considering lost production time and in some cases the necessity for expedited shipments.

If in the event of a machine failure we have 24 hour, 365 days a year breakdown services to ensure your facility is operational as quick as possible!

Programmed maintenance scheduling allows you to arrange any disruption at a time that suits your planning schedule. It also allows us to come in and assess the efficiencies of all machinery and ensure you have the longest useful life on your equipment with a best value driven outcome. We call it a condition driven preventative maintenance program. We work with you to look at several indictors to determine current efficiencies and potential loss of productivity that could be detrimental to your plant operations and critical systems.

So basically, it is the means of holistically considering your productivity, product quality overall effectiveness of your facility in the most cost effective manner.

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