Compressor Service for R600a/R290 – Step-by-Step – 16.04.2015 Secop Teams Up with VULKAN Lokring

Secop teams up with VULKAN Lokring, expert in solder-free tube connection
Secop is now working with VULKAN Lokring, a manufacturer of solder-free tube connections for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Together the duo has delivered revised and improved version of the compressor service video providing a step-by-step example on how to service R600a and R290 Secop compressors used in domestic refrigerators.

A key challenge in the transition away from HFCs foreseen by the European F-Gas Regulation is training. The European Association of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Contractors (AREA) estimated that 3 years ago roughly 10% of technicians were educated to handle different natural refrigerants including CO2 (R744), ammonia (R717), and hydrocarbons (R600, R600a, R290).

Many organisations, including the German Federal Agency (UBA), under the Climate Action Programme 2020, are taking a pro-active approach to promoting natural refrigerants and therefore also strengthening their technical advisory services, training and education on natural refrigerants.

With the spotlight set on these issues, compressor manufacturer Secop, together with VULKAN Lokring, has produced a 17-minute video made for technicians servicing hydrocarbon compressors in domestic refrigeration.
(Source: partner article hydrocarbons21.com)

Compressor Service for R600a/R290 - Step-by-Step
With over 51,000 views for the original version, the updated step-by-step compressor servicing video outlines the following:

  • Troubleshooting/ how to check the refrigeration circuit
  • Refrigerant disposal (for natural refrigerant compressor models only)
  • Disassembling the compressor/ filter dryer
  • Assembling the filter dryer / compressor with specific LOKRINGs
  • Leak testing
  • Evacuating and charging (0.060 kg of R600a)
  • System checking/ sealing/ safety testing

The video can be downloaded or viewed here.

About VULKAN Lokring
For more than 35 years now, VULKAN Lokring has produced patented (worldwide), unique connecting elements for refrigerant lines. Originally developed for the absolute extreme conditions of space technology, VULKAN Lokring has continually improved its connections to meet the requirements of air conditioning technology, thus developing into a world leading specialist in this area.

About Secop
Secop is a leading compressor manufacturer committed to develop and support technologies and products that promote energy efficiency. The company active in the sectors of household, light commercial and DC-powered refrigeration, has developed a range of compressors which operate with the use of hydrocarbons, R600a (isobutane) and R290 (propane). Secop, formerly known as Danfoss Compressors, belongs to the German AURELIUS Group of companies since 2010.

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