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4 Common Reasons For HVAC Failure

There are many factors that may lead to the failure of an HVAC unit. The most common reasons, seen in the infographic to the left, are having too much debris around the unit, improper installation, lack of maintenance, and improper sizing. Regular maintenance is an important factor which improves the functionality of a unit and extends the life of the system.

Failure to properly maintain a system may lead to more serious problems, such as leaks. A leak will cause a system to work harder to maintain a room’s temperature, putting additional stress on its components and increasing utility bills.

The process of finding leaks has improved significantly over the years, allowing technicians to adapt to modern equipment. The most popular method of leak detection involves the injecting fluorescent dyes into HVAC/R systems.

To read about the many benefits offered by this method and how to choose the right dye, download this FREE white paper:



Leaks in Oil-Based Fluid Systems Can’t Hide from this Powerful Industrial Leak Detection Kit

on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:17

The Spectroline®OLK-444 Industrial Leak Detection Kit is a powerful kit that pinpoints leaks in any size oil-based fluid system. It quickly and accurately locates leaks in hydraulic systems, compressors, engines, gearboxes and fuel systems, preventing expensive equipment breakdowns and potential environmental problems.


The kit features the OPTI-LUX™ 400 violet light LED leak detection flashlight. It has power comparable to high-intensity 150-watt lamps. The unit is compact, lightweight and rechargeable.

Forensic Inspection Kit Features Flashlight with Eight Interchangeable LED Heads That Provide Unsurpassed Light Uniformity

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:24

The Spectroline®OFK-8000A OPTIMAX™ Multi-Lite™ LED Forensic Inspection Kit features a cordless, rechargeable flashlight with eight Quik-Connect™ interchangeable LED heads. They each have an internal dome lens that ensures optimum light uniformity. It provides the greatest versatility in crime-scene investigation and gathering of potential evidence, and it’s especially effective for forensic photography.


The eight LED lamp heads provide single-wave illumination in UV-A, violet, blue, green, cyan, amber, red and white light.

Universal Fluorescent Dye Locates Fuel, Lubrication and Hydraulic Leaks in Aviation Systems

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:08

AD-8609 Aero-Brite™ Universal Fluorescent Leak Detection Dye

from Spectronics Corporation is a quick and easy way to pinpoint the exact source of all fuel, lubrication and hydraulic leaks in aviation systems.


Simply add a small amount of the super-concentrated dye to the aircraft system and let it circulate. The dye/fluid mixture will accumulate at even the smallest leak sites. Scan the area with a Spectroline® high-intensity UV leak detection lamp and a bright green glow will show the precise location of every leak.


Aero-Brite dye is specially formulated to work with any petroleum- and

Leak Detection Kit Perfect for Use in Small to Medium Size AC&R Systems

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:50

Spectronics Corporation’s OLK-400EZ/E Complete EZ-Ject™ Leak Detection Kit contains everything needed to pinpoint refrigerant leaks in small to medium size AC&R systems, including high-pressure R-410A systems. The exact location of every leak will be revealed by its bright fluorescent glow.


Featured in the EZ-Ject™ kit is the OPTI-LUX™ 400, a powerful, rechargeable violet light LED leak detection flashlight. It emits less visible light compared to standard blue light inspection lamps, so all AC&R leaks are easier to spot. The flashlight has power comparable to high-intensity 150-watt lamps.

High-Performance UV EPROM/Wafer Erasing System Features Extra-Large Load Capacity

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:13

The Spectroline®  PC-8820C-LT UV EPROM/Wafer Erasing System is a high-performance, extra-large capacity unit. It produces a nominal short-wave UV (254 nm) intensity of 70,000 µW/cm², which ensures fast, reliable and complete erasure of programmed memory from every EPROM, chip or wafer — in as little as 90 seconds. Its extra-large load capacity can accommodate 15 – 6 inch (150 mm) wafers.


The PC-8820C-LT utilizes eight ozone-free, low-pressure, mercury vapor quartz grid lamp assemblies. Mounted on specular aluminum reflectors, these ultra-high intensity UV grid lamps produce up to four times

Ultra-Slim UV Transilluminators Ideal for Working With Small Gels and Samples

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:59

Spectronics Corporation’s Slimline™ Series UV transilluminators are equipped with a filter glass that measures just 4.3” x 5.5” (11 x 14 cm), making them ideal for working with mini gels and samples. The cost effective transilluminators feature a slim profile that utilizes just four 8-watt UV tubes, minimizing UV exposure to the lab technician.

An exclusive LONGLIFE™ UV filter glass inhibits solarization up to 50 times longer than traditional UV filters, extending filter life dramatically and providing longer usage.

New White Paper Reveals How To Choose The Right Fluorescent Dye For HVAC/R Systems

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 09:51

Spectronics Corporation, the world’s leader in leak detection since 1955, has released a white paper which reveals the benefits to using fluorescent dyes in leak detection procedures. The document explains several dye quality specifications that educate readers on what to look for when choosing a dye. The study also compares light sources and injection methods, ensuring that technicians will find the best solution to suit their needs.

With the approval from major manufacturers, technicians no longer need to hesitate before adding fluorescent dyes to HVAC/R systems.

Why is HVAC Maintenance Important?


Often customers don’t realize the benefits of regular maintenance, and systems go years without being tended to. They end up having higher utility bills, breathing allergens which have entered the air, and running into frequent problems with their system. By providing customers with the benefits to regular maintenance, they may be more encouraged to follow through with the process, which may lead to less callbacks for technicians.



Studies show that a system that has been neglected will collect dirt and allergens within a home’s ducts and vents, forcing the system to work 20 percent harder to release the same amount of cool or warm air as it did when it was brand new. By cleaning these areas, less energy will be needed to run the unit, putting less stress on the system’s components.  When maintenance is done regularly, there’s less pressure on the system, which will prevent future problems.


Less Repairs

All the pressure and added stress on a system’s components will lead to frequent breakdowns and emergency repairs. By scheduling a maintenance appointment before each winter and summer season, the likeliness of this occurring decreases drastically. It’s best to ensure the system won’t breakdown during the seasons its needed most.


Healthy Air

Over time, dust and allergens collect in a home’s ducts and vents which are then pushed into the air by the unit. A properly maintained HVAC unit will improve the quality of air, and prevent allergens from entering a home. Clean filters and coils allow better air quality and prevent respiratory problems.


Lower Bills

Probably the most appealing benefit to maintaining a HVAC unit is saving money. When a system is running efficiently, it does not have to work as hard to maintain the room’s temperature. This lowers the cost of electricity, and the cost of replacing a system’s failed components.


Life of the System

Overall, a well-maintained system can last 5-6 years longer than one that has been neglected. A well-maintained unit is less likely to require sudden or emergency repairs, such as leaks or breakdowns. It pays to schedule regular maintenance appointments rather than be forced to buy an entire new system.



For more information on HVAC maintenance and fluorescent leak detection, download this FREE white paper


Spectronics At The White House

on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 16:29

Jon Cooper, President of Spectronics Corporation had the honor of attending a White House briefing on international trade policy in Washington, DC. yesterday afternoon. He spent several hours meeting with numerous administration officials, including the Secretary of Commerce, the Director of the White House's National Economic Council, the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs in the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

These officials provided detailed information about a broad range of programs and services that are now available