Part 1: Defining Discontinuities

  Discontinuities A discontinuity is defined as an interruption in the physical properties of an article. Discontinuities can be relatively harmless – or they can render article material defective and dangerous. Part 1 of this series investigates the origin of discontinuities and the overall classifications most discontinuities fall into. Inherent, Processing, and Service discontinuities are the…

The Spectroline Advantage: Patented Additives for AC&R Systems

  Cool Seal™ A/C Leak Sealer Cool Seal™ is the hassle-free way to seal refrigerant leaks in condensers, evaporators, O-rings, and hoses – quickly and permanently. It’s an economical alternative to expensive parts replacement and can add years to older, out-of-warranty AC&R systems leaking small amounts of refrigerant. As an added benefit, this dependable sealer…

Creating a Preventative Maintenance Plan for Hydraulic Systems

Contamination Problems Particulate and water contamination can affect the physical and chemical properties of hydraulic fluid. The alteration of these properties – which are critical to the longevity of your hydraulic equipment – will make your equipment run inefficiently, hurting performance and increasing the risk of breakdown.     Hydraulic fluids have specially crafted properties…

Saving Money on Your Air Conditioning Bills

There are many ways to save on your air conditioning bills.  Here are some suggestions to reduce your energy costs. Upgrade to a High Efficiency System Replacing an older system with a high efficiency one can save you thousands of dollars in energy costs. Older systems operate around at 65% AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). New…