JB Announces Partnership with NOVENT
JB Industries has entered into a partenership with NOVENT to supply the HVACR channel with refrigerant locking caps for the service ports of systems. NOVENT created the original tamper resistant refrigerant locking caps to help prevent access by unauthorized personnel. The pateneted caps are secured on to a unit with a special key sold only to certified HVAC technicians and provide a tamper resistant barrier to reduce theft, vandalism, the accidental mixing of refrigerant, and to deter "huffing". The ICC developes codes and standards to which systems need to be compliant. Each state and municipatlity adopt codes at their discretion. Refrigerant locking caps are now required on outdoor refrigerant systems to be compliant with IMC 2009 1101.10. States and municipalities are adopting IMC 2009 as it comes up in the adoption process. Are you and your customers up to code? Here is the latest list of adopted codes by state and by jurisdiction. Air conditioning is under the IMC (International Mechanical Code):
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LD-5000 PROWLER Refrigerant Leak Detector
JB Industries is proud to unveil the new, revolutionary LD-5000 PROWLER refrigerant gas leak detector. Using our new proprietary electrochemical sensor technology for unparalleled accuracy coupled with the unique user features, there is simply no better hand held probe type service leak detector system on the market. The sensor is durable and will not be damaged by overexposure to refrigerant gas or contaminated by condensate water. Sensitivity is extremely accurate for ALL HFC, HCFC, blended refrigerants, and the new HFOs. The sensor has an estimated life of 10 years! Our technology provides low battery consumption, excellent circuit stability, extremely long sensor life, and the electrochemical function of the sensor does not diminish over time or with use. The prowler has a flip up, backlit large LCD screen and alerts to leaks with bar graph, mutable audible alarm, and vibrating handle. Want to know more? CLICK HERE
DV-41 SUPERNOVA Digital Micron Gauge
The Supernova (DV-40 and DV-41) is the next generation of digital vacuum gauges. Awarded the Dealer Design Bronze Medal in the Tools Category for 2009, there is no other product like it on the market. The Supernova features a large, easy to read LCD screen that can be read in various units of measure at a long distance. The Supernova has many programmable features to be customized to match a technician`s work habits. Programmable features include the length of the backlight, the length of the auto shutoff time, and the level and intensity of the alarm. The alarm can be user defined so that when a certian micron level is acheived, the alarm activates. While the technician is waiting for the system to acheive the desired mark, he can do other tasks, thus increasing productivity and making more quality service calls. Available with an AC adapter for greater battery life. For more information, CLICK HERE.
REVOLVER Ball Valve Manifold
JB introduces the latest addition to our manifold family, the REVOLVER. The Industry's first all ball valve manifold!! Four internal metering ball valves can do finite openings for liquid charging. Study brass construction with hose holders that swivel to the front or back for greater flexibility. Handles are a quarter turn to full open and close with gradient marks to help in liquid charging. The full 3/8" bore lets you work quickly and efficiently. As always, the REVOLVER is Made in the USA. For more information CLICK HERE.
New Heat Pump Manifold
Heat pumps use the same refrigeration cycle for heating and cooling. A heat pump can change which coil is the condenser and which is the evaporator by way of a reversing valve. Using a traditional manifold to service a heat pump is not advisable as the low side of the gauge will be damaged when the system goes into heating mode. Therefore, both gauges of the manifold must be designed to handle the high pressures of the heating mode. The JB heat pump manifold has two 3-1/8" glow-in-the-dark Class One 1% accuracy gauges designed with 800 psi to handle the heat pump pressures. Because of the significant temperature glide on R-407C, the pressure-temperature scale has two sections. For temperatures below 50 degrees, the scale is based on saturated vapor (dew point DP). For temperatures aboutve 50 degrees, the scale is based on saturated liquid (bubble point BP). Use the DP for superheat calculations and the BP for subcooling calculations.
New Enhancements to Eliminator Vacuum Pump
JB has made some enhancements to our ELIMINATOR Vacuum Pump. Now with a 1/2" NPT handle for more ergonomic fit and to help exhaust more effectively. The oil capacity has increased for cooler running temperatures and reduced contamination. We have increased spacing between the intake tee and handle to give you more room to operate. The oil fill is located on the cover for easier oil filling. We have changed the paint to a heavy duty hammertone material that will resist heat from the sun on rooftops. Still completely field repairable and 100% Made in the USA. For more information CLICK HERE.
A32008 Valve Core Torque Tool
The new JB Torque tool is unique to the industry. Our tool automatically sets proper torque. Calibrated to precise torquing requirements for core valves, the tool will no longer tighten once proper torque is achieved. Eliminates the guesswork which results in under or over torquing leading to leaks. Works on all Schrader valve cores.