Italian component manufacturer Carel has launched a new model of leak detectors for ammonia (R717) refrigerant gas.
These detectors, part of a range with built-in or remote sensors, are designed for industrial refrigeration as well as for air conditioning in supermarkets, shopping centers, and other public places. They are already used for CO2 (R744) and other refrigerant gases.
Designed to measure the most common gas leakages, the detectors can be used in stand-alone applications or integrated into Carel controllers or third-party devices.
When a leakage is detected, the sensor activates an alarm with a local audible and visual warning, and sends the signal to the connect electronic controller. “This makes it possible to promptly respond to gas leaks and protect the health and safety of people nearby,” said Carel in a statement.
Remote supervisory systems can also be used to control the environment where refrigerating units are installed, ensuring continuous monitoring, limiting unit downtime and thus guaranteeing the correct preservation of foodstuffs, said Carel.
The ammonia gas detectors are suitable for installation inside cold rooms with temperatures down to -40°C (-40°F). They offer Bluetooth connection as well as control by the Rileva App for Android and iOS smartphone devices. The app can be used to manage the configuration, installation, routine maintenance and service of the detector.
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