Fieldpiece adds new core removal tools22nd January 2024
USA: Fieldpiece Instruments has introduced three valve core removal tools (VCRTs) to improve system charging, recovery and evacuation tasks.
Fieldpiece says its new VCRTs represent a significant leap forward in valve core removal technology, overcoming the limitations of existing tools.
One of the new features within the Fieldpiece VCRT lineup includes an integrated sight glass that allows technicians to verify at a glance that the valve core is captured prior to removing it and confirm when refrigerant is flowing.
Fieldpiece eliminated the frustration that engineers can face when it takes multiple tries, and lost refrigerant, before the valve core is captured. The Fieldpiece VCRT capture tip also includes an interior gasket that the valve core pin presses into to secure it for removal.
Another Fieldpiece exclusive feature is a comfort spinner, a free-spinning, rubberised cap that is said to make removing and inserting the valve core, while under pressure, easier and more comfortable. Like the sight glass, this comfort spinner is available on the VC1G and VC2G models. All three VCRT models, including the ultra-compact VC1, include a magnet in the cap to keep the removed valve core on hand during service.
All VCRT models are equipped with a 1/4in service port fitting that can be swapped in the field with an optional 5/16in service port fitting for mini-split systems. Replacement capture rod assemblies also streamline the maintenance process.
The premium VC2G tool features a dual ball valve design that protects attached vacuum gauges and pressure probes and adds versatility for connecting hose lines and isolating system service ports.
The new line of A2L compatible VCRT’s is being showcased at AHR Expo, this week.