halide torch

halide torch

A test device for detecting halo-carbon refrigerant leaks; usually uses alcohol and burns with a blue flame; when the sampling tube on the tester draws in refrigerant vapor, this is indicated by a change in color of the flame.
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One such refrigerant test is halide torch testing, which can be used to check for chlorinated compounds.
Field testing methods consist mainly of infrared (IR) filter instruments and halide torch leak detectors.
The halide torch leak detector (Figure 4b) has been used for many years to detect chlorinated refrigerant leaks from systems.