Processing Magazine

New Refrigeration Quick Disconnect for High Pressure Filling Applications

December 20, 2010
New Refrigeration Quick Disconnect (RQD) is designed for reliable connections to refrigerant lines for charging or evacuating cooling appliances and applications under high pressure. Rated up to 750 psi, the RQD delivers safe and repeatable high-pressure connections to 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch male PCU, Hansen or similar style tips. The RQD utilizes a unique lever action, requiring minimal physical effort and adding the mechanical advantage of the lever design to open the valve. The simple, two-step connection process reduces worker fatigue and increases manufacturing productivity.