UV lights are the best fluorescent UV dye companion for detecting and observing leaks in the HVAC systems that are normally invisible to the human eyes or difficult to locate using an electronic device. It can be challenging to know if you are selecting the right UV light with many options on the market. Cos not all the HVAC UV light are created equal. Ultimately, a quality UV light will create the best illumination possible for the appropriate application when paired with the fluorescent UV dye.
The HVAC light quality to consider
The primary features of a UV light are the wavelength, beam area and UV intensity. Fluorescent UV dye naturally glows under varying the wavelength, but for the best fluorescent results. Violet and UV light are used because they can easily activate the fluorescent response. The wavelength fall within the 300-400NM range. However the response is more clear under the irradiation of UV light at peak wavelength of 365NM. The information is important cos the UV lights must be carefully engineered to provide a strong, consistent beam area. The beam area and the UV intensity create the focused illumination to project the UV light. It is best for the beam area to be intense and carefully focused. To help locate the leaks with certainty the UV light beam should be designed to form an evenly lit spot at roughly a half meter distance. Secondary features matter as well when selecting a UV torch. This can range from portability, power option and style.
Using high quality fluorescent UV dye with a quality UV light
As there are many UV lights on the market, there are other fluorescent UV dye as well. To get the strongest fluorescent response you need to use high quality fluorescent UV dye with a quality UV light. The dosage ratio is critical factor for the fluorescent UV dye. The economy fluorescent UV dyes typically have low levels of dosage ratio, making them lack the concentration necessary to give a bright fluorescent response when exiting a leak site.
Additionally, a high quality fluorescent UV dye is a co-solvent free, fully miscible material. Co-solvents can lead to premature wear or outright damage to system components. Choosing a fluorescent UV dye that is co-solvent free, minimizes any potential compatibility issues.
As the leading manufacturer of UV light equipment and fluorescent material, Sunlonge can offer the comprehensive solution to detect the potential leaks on the HVAC systems. When pairing a Sunlonge UV light and fluorescent UV dye together it creates the optimal scenario for detecting the exact source of every leak. Sunlonge UV lights are cordless and feature a compact design for getting into tight spaces, a durable lamp body and powerful, high UV intensity LEDs. They can stand up to years of heavy use for continual leak detection inspections.