REFRIGERANT IDENTIFIER KIT
TEXA’s refrigerant identification system is based on NDIR (Non-Dispersive Infrared) technology and has been developed on the basis of a decade of experience in the production of exhaust gas analysis systems that are recognised as the best the market can offer in terms of accuracy and build quality.
TEXA is the only European company and the second worldwide to develop and produce a refrigerant identification kit especially for air conditioning recharge stations.
Special care has been taken to ensure that test results cannot be influenced by the surrounding environment, e.g. by the airborne hydrocarbon vapours and exhaust gases so often present in the garage environment.
Development of the system took over a year. Particular attention was paid to the algorithms that identify refrigerant types R134a and R1234yf. The TEXA system not only identifies these two refrigerants but ensures their purity too.
SPECIFIC SERIES SOLUTIONS
REFILLABLE HERMETICALLY SEALED OIL BOTTLES
Because standard bottles are not hermetically sealed, they always contain a percentage of air. The water molecules in the air bind with the oil and contaminate it. TEXA’s solution was to create special containers which prevent the oil from becoming contaminated by air and humidity. These have been patented. These special bottles can be re-used thanks to a special system which removes the air from the bottle.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FLUSHING
In order to guarantee safety and efficiency, it is important that each type of oil and refrigerant are not cross contaminated. TEXA have therefore developed a special automatic flushing function to clean the internal circuits of the service station.
AUTOMATIC BOTTLE IDENTIFICATION
With the introduction of new vehicles, particularly electric and hybrid vehicles, new oils have been introduced for these applications. The correct oil type must be used relating to the air conditioning system to be serviced (eg PAG or POE). It is potentially damaging and dangerous to inject non-compatible oils into the system, so the operator must take care to avoid mistakes. TEXA has developed an automatic oil bottle recognition system which, by comparing the data contained in the vehicles database, signals if the incorrect bottle is in use.