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Refrigerant pipe leak repair – Mitsubishi SUY-KA80VA at 273 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 HDB on 8 Apr 2024

  • Project location

    273 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 HDB

  • Property type

    HDB

Refrigerant pipe leak repair - Mitsubishi SUY-KA80VA at 273 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 HDB -8 Apr 2024

Before

Recommended for systems that have undergone system analysis and found to have leaking pipework. Before Servicing: Our Licensed Aircon Technician analysis for the existing Air conditioning system through this steps; 1. Heat Transfer Analysis 2. Super Heat Analysis

After

After repairing the air-con gas leak in the refrigerant pipe of CU, heat transfer efficiency has notably improved. The repair has enhanced cooling performance, ensuring optimal functionality and comfort.

The final result

Refrigerant pipe leak repair for Mitsubishi SUY-KA80VA Condenser Uni

Existing Condensing Unit (CU) Model:
Mitsubishi SUY-KA80VA

SUY-KA80VA Condenser Unit: This is the outdoor unit of the air conditioning system.
It houses the compressor, condenser coil, and other components necessary for heat exchange.
The SUY-KA80VA is designed to provide cooling for multiple indoor units in a multi-split system like System 4.

Existing Fan Coil Unit (FCU) Model:
Mitsubishi PLY-P80EA Ceiling Cassette Type

PLY-P80EA Ceiling Cassette Type Fan Coil Unit: This is one of the indoor units in the System 4 configuration.
The PLY-P80EA is a ceiling cassette-type fan coil unit, which means it is installed in the ceiling and provides airflow to the room from above.
It contains the evaporator coil, blower fan, and air filters.

The Mitsubishi System 4 with the SUY-KA80VA condensing unit and PLY-P80EA ceiling cassette-type fan coil unit is a configuration of a multi-split air conditioning system manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric.
System 4 configurations typically consist of one outdoor unit (the condensing unit) connected to multiple indoor units (fan coil units).
The specific model numbers you provided represent the outdoor and indoor units in this particular system configuration.
Mitsubishi Electric is known for producing high-quality air conditioning systems with advanced features such as energy efficiency, quiet operation, and precise temperature control.
The System 4 configuration allows for zoned cooling, where different rooms or zones in a building can be independently controlled for temperature and comfort.
This makes it suitable for residential as well as commercial applications where individualized climate control is desired.

Reason for the service:

  • Loss of Cooling Capacity- The air conditioner isn’t cooling room space as effectively as it used to

Refrigerant pipe leak repair Job Scopes:

  1. Preparation

  • Gather Equipment: Assemble all necessary tools and materials, including a refrigerant leak detector (electronic or ultraviolet (UV) dye and light), soap solution, manifold gauge set, repair tools (e.g., welding or brazing equipment), and replacement refrigerant.
  1. Initial Inspection

  • Visual Inspection: Begin with a thorough visual inspection of all accessible refrigerant lines, joints, and connections for signs of oil residue, corrosion, or physical damage, which can indicate potential leak points.
  1. Using a Refrigerant Leak Detector

  • Electronic Detector: An electronic leak detector is sensitive to the presence of refrigerant gases.
    Slowly move the probe along the refrigerant lines, paying close attention to joints and connections.
    The detector will alert you to the presence of refrigerant.
  1. Repairing Leaks

  • Small Leaks: For minor leaks at joints or connections, it may be possible to repair them by tightening or replacing fittings.
  • Welding or Brazing: Larger leaks or those in the piping may require cutting out the damaged section and welding or brazing a new piece of pipe.
    Ensure the area is clean and free from any refrigerant or oils before welding.
  • Replace Components: In some cases, it may be necessary to replace the entire section of piping or faulty components.
    Additional charge applies.
  1. Post-Repair Testing

  • Vacuum the System: Once repairs are completed, use a vacuum pump to evacuate the system. This removes air and moisture.
  • Checking for leaks: Hold the Vacuum: After the vacuum process is complete, turn off the vacuum pump and observe the pressure reading on the gauge for a few minutes.
    If the pressure remains stable, the system is likely free of leaks.
    If the pressure increases, it indicates a leak that must be located and repaired before proceeding.
  1. Recharge Refrigerant

  • Calculating Refrigerant Quantity: Determine the factory-specified refrigerant charge for the system, typically noted on the data plate of the outdoor unit.
    Adjust the length of the piping as necessary, using guidelines found in the manufacturer’s installation manual.
  • Refrigerant Cylinder Preparation: Place the refrigerant cylinder on the scales and connect the yellow hose to the cylinder.
    Open the cylinder valve slightly to purge air from the hose, then close the valve.
  • Initiating Charging: Open the low side valve on the manifold gauge to allow the refrigerant to flow into the system.
    Monitor the scales to ensure the correct amount of refrigerant is added.
  • Finishing the Charge: Once the specified weight of refrigerant has been charged, close the manifold gauge valves, and disconnect the hoses.
  1. Final Checks and Start-up

  • Re-check for Leaks: Perform a final leak check to ensure system integrity.
  • Start-up the System: Restore power to the air conditioning unit and start it. Observe the operation for a few minutes to ensure it is functioning correctly.
  • Performance Check: Measure the temperature drop across the indoor unit to assess cooling performance, including suction line temperature and pressure, FCU return air and off-coil air temperatures, and superheat value.
  1. Documentation and Cleanup

  • Record Keeping: Document the process, including the amount of refrigerant charged, and any repairs carried out.
  • Clean-up: Ensure all caps are replaced on service valves, tools are collected, and the work area is clean.

 

Our Aircon Services

  1. System Analysis
  2. Refrigerant renewal
  3. Refrigerant pipe leak repair
  4. Condenser Unit Alkaline Wash
  5. Alkaline Wash with FCU Component Removal
  6. Alkaline Wash without FCU Component Removal
  7. FCU Essential Servicing

 

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