Interview With a Product: General's digital refrigerant leak detector

This weekly Q&A will feature some of your favorite products uncensored and without their packaging.

Welcome to Interview With a Product. This weekly Q&A will feature some of your favorite products uncensored and without their packaging. Today, our interviewee is the RLD400 digital refrigerant leak detector from General Tools and Instruments. Thanks for joining us.

General Tools and Instruments RLD400 digital refrigerant leak detector: Hey.

Plant Services: So what exactly do you do?

G: I am built to detect all commercially available HFC, HFO, HC, HCFC and CFC refrigerant gases, including many new ozone layer-friendly blends, such as R-22 and R-1234yf, approved under the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP).

PS: What sets you apart from the competition?

G: I am suitable for inspecting and maintaining mobile and stationary air conditioners, refrigerators, chillers and heat pumps. I meets SAE J2791 and J2913 standards and European standard EN14624.

PS: Interesting. Tell us more about yourself.

G: My three sensitivity levels let users choose the right level for specific environments. Triple-redundant leak indication — a loud, fast beep; a flashing LED; and a relative digital leak size readout — help identify and characterize leaks in any setting.

PS: Why should someone buy you?

G: My automatic calibration and reset ensures accurate leak readings not distorted by ambient levels.

PS: Tell us more about General Tools and Instruments.

G: General Tools and Instruments began as the brainchild of Abe and Lillian Rosenberg in New York City, 1922. Originally dubbed General Hardware Manufacturing Co., the company specialized in the wholesale of "hard goods," offering a full-range of domestic and professional items.

PS: And now it's time for a fun question. What is your nemesis?

G: Leaks.

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