Refrigerant leaks are one of the most widespread mechanical problems in the HVAC&R industry. Frustrating for customers and service techs alike, these leaks cost the industry billions, with the figures set to rise as the price of refrigerants increases. Aside from being costly, there is also an environmental impact as leaking systems expose refrigerant to the atmosphere. In this month’s Skills Workshop, we will give you an overview of one the main causes of refrigerant leaks – corrosion – and how it can be cured and prevented.
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