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Identify leaks with condensate drain dye

UK: Gel-clear, the award-winning condensate drain tablet company, is to launch a tool to simply identify water leaks in food retail refrigeration.

The product, a super-concentrated condensate drain dye in 250ml bottles, can treat 500 litres of water, turning it a luminous green. Once squirted down the drain, it will quickly identify the location of any water leak. It will even identify the problem as being below ground or overground in the drains. This is essential in the ownership of the problem, and otherwise costly to establish with dual attendances.

The dye is also UV sensitive, meaning even the slightest weeping on a loose connector can be identified using a UV torch. The product, retailing at £4.99 will be available from November 1. Gel-Clear will be giving away free UV torches with every 12 bottles purchased.

Describing the benefits of the new product, Gel-clear md Paurick Gaughan said: “There are many people involved in keeping the chillers working at their best – from the refrigeration engineer, to the shelf stacker stacking the merchandise correctly. A mis-diagnosed water leak can be caused by different problems: below ground drain blockage, a condensate drain blockage in the overground case plumbing, thawing ice on pipes, sweating condensation due to insulation failure, and physical issues like loose connector, cracked pipework or dislocated joint. Identifying the cause quickly is essential in the food retail environment. The purpose of the dye is to rapidly identify who owns the problem.”

The condensate drain dye is said to be an ideal tool in refrigeration PPM or deep cleans. “One shot down the drains on completion can prove the drains flowing and fit for purpose definitively and without any doubts, especially during deep cleans when the floors are often wet,” added Gaughan.


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