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R-134a Systems

R-22 Systems



General

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Will your SSR R-134a or R-22 sealants and dehydrants have any effects on my Recovery and Recycling equipment?
A. No. We have this down to a science, and have tested since the 1970's prior to patents. When a refrigerant charge containing our SSR products is processed through recovery-recycling equipment, our SSR products will separate out with the refrigerant oil early in the reclaim process. Also, as long as your machines filter-drier has been maintained and is not contaminated (full of moisture), our sealants WILL NOT harm your equipment.  This was tested over 40 years ago during our Research and Development period. There will not be any deleterious effects on your recovery-recycling equipment. Warning: this may not be the truth with "other" products attempting to distribute products to the "Retail Market" in more recent years since the late 1990's forward who are "attempting" to reverse engineer our SSR products.


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How much do your products cost and why are they not listed on your website?
A. Our prices are not listed because they are developed to be used by experienced, certified Professional A/C Service Technicians.  Prices will vary depending on the quantity ordered, type of product used, type of service shop, and each individual's labor rates and overhead costs.  Our goal is to provide air conditioning professionals with low cost, permanent solutions for consumers. Please discuss pricing for the full service with your Air Conditioning Professional.

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I am a Consumer can I install your products?
A. No. Our SSR products are not sold retail or to the DIY market. Our SSR products are installed by experienced, licensed ASE,

609 MVAC, MACS(mobile system) OR 608 type II, III, or Universal (Industrial/Commercial) systems trained A/C Professionals only.  A full copy of the A/C professionals certification may easily be E-mailed prior to pricing, and ordering.

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If I am a Consumer and want your products installed in my

R-134a or R-22 system what do I do?
A
. You may contact us by e-mail under the Consumer area on the "Contact Us" page; however, your A/C professional will also need to contact us directly with their business name, address of service center and professional license.   Please go to Contact Us page.
We do not maintain lists from warehouse distributors.


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What is the difference between your SSR sealant and dehydrant products and those sold to the DIY market or similiar products   that have recently entered the marketplace?
A. Prior to the early 1980's these products were never invented and in the marketplace. Our engineers and chemists spent 20 years prior to that time in Research and Development testing and perfecting our products. Our SSR products continue to remain state-of-the-art.  Air conditioning professionals continue to use our products because they work.  When others attempt to "reverse engineer" products, you have to ask, what is in the can?  
We do not recommend adding our SSR Products to any system that "other" products have been applied.


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Will your SSR sealants and dehydrants damage my A/C system?
A. No, they will not harm your system; however, your A/C system must be free of contaminants and flushed if needed. A detailed Procedure Guide is included in each kit box and on this website. Please read this guide on our site under Technical Info > Procedure Guides.


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R-134a Systems

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What is Cryoseal® and how does it work?
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. Cryoseal® is a proprietary Self-Sealing Refrigerant designed to seal A/C leaks without the high cost of labor to replace leaking components.  The product stays inert until coming into contact with air and moisture.  It then forms an epoxy seal at the leak site, thus permanently sealing the leak. Our Cryoseal® sealant must be used in conjuction with our Tune-Air® dehydrant, included in each kit. Together, these two products will create and acheive the desired outcome for a permanent solution to be successful.

Q. Do I need to change the drier and/or the expansion valve?
A. Yes.  The drier-accumulator, orifice tube and leaking or restricted expansion valve must be replaced before installing the SSR R-134a kit. Please see Procedure Guide under Technical Info on this website.  Procedure guide is also included in each kit.

Q. Will your Cryoseal® sealant, seal a leaking A/C R system service valve (Schrader type)?
A.  
Yes. Cryoseal® will seal a leaking service valve as it seals others system leaks, and the valve will remain operable.

Q. Will your R-134a kit render the valve unusable in the future?
A. No. When the Schrader valve stem is depressed, the seal will be broken, then will re-seal after the valve is allowed to shut again.

Q. Will Cryoseal® seal all leaks?
A. Our Self-Sealing Refrigerant process cannot seal extremely large leaks or ruptures. A good guideline to follow is that it should not be used for leaks that individually release more than 1 pound of refrigerant per hour. It should be noted that Cryoseal® will not seal dynamic shaft seal leaks on external drive shafts.


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R-22 Systems

Q. What size of an R-22 system will Cryo-Silane®  seal?
A. Our R-22 kit which contains one 16 ounce can of Cryo-Silane® sealant and one 16 ounce can of Dry-Pak® dehydrant will be sufficient to seal about 18 pounds of system. Systems larger than 18 pounds will use additional product proportionately. Tanks may be ordered upon request. Please note: Cryo-Silane® will not seal leaks larger than 1 pound, per leak, per day.

Q. What is the possibility that solids might form in the refrigeration system if a refrigeration hose or pipe were to rupture during system operation?
A. The small concentration of active sealant material Cryo-Silane® is miscible in the refrigerant and is dispersed throughout the system. Therefore, if a hose or pipe fails, virtually all the sealant will exit the system with the refrigerant charge.  No deleterious residue will remain.

Q. What are the positive outcomes of using Cryo-Silane® and Dry-Pak® in HVACR systems?
A. Several things happen when our technology is used to seal leaking HVACR systems. In addition to sealing all leaks simultaneously without the need for finding and repairing each leak; all moisture is chemically eliminated. Moisture elimination stops acid formation and acid corrosion of system components. Removing the moisture vapor “dead load” on the compressor reduces compressor head pressure, amperage draw, and enhances refrigerant flow which results in lower discharge temperatures from the air vents.

Q. What are the benefits of your Dry-Pak®?
A. The best assurance to keep an HVACR system dry and trouble-free from moisture is to use Dry-Pak® as your preventative maintenance tool. The customer receives the ultimate in state-of-the-art cooling efficiency. Once Dry-Pak® is installed, the air conditioning unit will function efficiently with a built-in self-servicing capability for eliminating moisture and inhibiting acid formation, which in turn prevents further corrosion, and maintains a high level of production of SHARP COLD AIR and REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION.

Note: Before using our SSR R-22 product, notify your customer that a leaking A/C system, running on a LOW charge, develops "HOT SPOTS" on the motor windings that MAY go to ground when full charge/amperage is applied, requiring a new compressor.

Always Recycle/Recover/Reclaim

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