A manometer is an instrument used to measure and indicate pressure. There are two types of manometers, analog and digital. The most basic and simplest form of an analog is the U-Tube manometer, a glass or rubber tube bent in the shape of a “U” where numbers are listed and spaced every inch on each side, and water is placed in between the bends of the “U”. When pressure is applied, either positively or negatively, the water moves to indicate the pressure behind it expressed in inches of water column (inWC). Inches of water column is the most common form of measurement in the HVAC industry when measuring static or gas pressure, although other units of measure are available and used worldwide.
Orange, Calif., April 12, 2018 -- Fieldpiece Instruments, the industry leader in tools and test instruments for HVACR professionals, introduces a new line of vacuum pumps that are lightweight and portable, full of features and competitively priced. The VP55 and VP85 Vacuum Pumps are designed for HVACR professionals who are pulling vacuum in A/C and refrigeration units either prior to adding refrigerant on a new installation or performing a system repair.
Orange, Calif., July 18, 2017 -- Fieldpiece Instruments, the industry leader in tools and test instruments for HVACR professionals, introduces a new line of wireless probes that are compatible with the Fieldpiece Job Link® System for versatile, easy testing. The probes are designed to provide accurate testing in real world situations for HVACR professionals. Their compatibility with Job Link means that the data can be displayed in a professional report to be emailed to the customer or home office. All measurements are sent up to 350’ away directly to a mobile device with the Job Link App, and work seamlessly with Fieldpiece tools using the JL2 Transmitter. The probes work with Job Link Free, or for more robust features the Job Link Pro and Pro + Invoicing versions.
Orange, CA, January 30, 2017…The new BG44 Service Tool Bag from Fieldpiece was designed specifically for HVACR professionals to have in hand everything they need on an initial service call. The new product launch represents a significant pivot toward the company's deep expertise in producing innovative HVACR products—and an investment in this key brand differentiator for 2017 and beyond. Attendees at the AHR Show in Las Vegas can see the BG44 first-hand in Booth #C2339.
Orange, CA, January 30, 2017…The MR45 Refrigerant Recovery Machine is a lightweight digital refrigerant recovery machine with a smart, variable speed one-horsepower DC motor. Attendees at the AHR Show in Las Vegas can see the MR45 first-hand in Booth #C2339.
ANAHEIM, Calif., June 2, 2016 – Fieldpiece Instruments, the industry leader in tools and test instruments for HVACR professionals, introduces two new clamp meters that are compatible with the Job LinkTM Mobile App and deliver a comprehensive range of test and measurement data. The new meters, SC460 and SC660 are the most complete HVACR electrical testing meters Fieldpiece has ever developed.
ANAHEIM, Calif., February 11, 2016 – Fieldpiece Instruments understands that the HVACR field service technicians’ need to choose the right tools for the job is critical in providing successful job results. Fieldpiece, the industry leader in tools and test instruments for HVACR professionals, introduces the recently released updated and expanded new software for Job Link™ offering even more features than the previous version.
Anaheim, Calif., January 5, 2016 -- Fieldpiece Instruments, the industry leader in tools and test instruments for HVACR professionals, introduces the SRS1 Refrigerant Scale with Weight Alarm. The scale delivers accurate measurements for residential or light commercial facilities and the weight alarm sets the Fieldpiece scale apart from anything else with its ease of use. The scale measures refrigerant tanks up to 110 lbs.
Fieldpiece announces that their popular Job Link™, for wireless real time measurements, is now available for both Android and iOS devices. The Job Link™ app allows techs to view live measurements, get insightful diagnostics, create professional looking reports, and email findings to the office and customer. Fieldpiece JL2 Transmitter is required to link the iOS or Android device with any Fieldpiece wireless manifold (SMAN4, SMAN440, SMAN460), and the wireless dual in-duct psychrometer (SDP2). The JL2 Transmitter can be purchased at local distributors and includes a one-year subscription to Job Link™ Pro. The app can be downloaded free from the Apple Store for iOS devices or the Google Play store for Android devices. Currently works with iPhone 4S or newer/ iPad 3/iPad mini/iPad Air and Android operating systems 4.4.4 or newer.
Fieldpiece introduces the SCL2, a new hand-held carbon dioxide leak detector that’s exceptionally responsive, economical, easy-to-use, and easy-to-handle. Designed for the HVACR field service technician, the SCL2 has a rechargeable battery that lasts a full eight hours. It also uses an IR sensor that is designed to last up to ten years. Because the SCL2 can locate R744 refrigerant leaks it is perfect for servicing commercial refrigeration systems, finding a leak in a restaurant soda machine, or pinpointing minute leaks in facilities that use CO2.
Fieldpiece Instruments announces two new digital manifold series to check, evaluate, and charge systems using one easy-to-read instrument. The new manifolds are the SMAN300 series, which are three port manifolds, and the SMAN400 series, which are four port manifolds, and also send and receive wireless measurements. The new line of manifolds have a large screen that shows nine measurements at one time, so technicians no longer need to toggle through information. They are also more rugged, and give HVACR professionals the choice on whether to have a micron gauge inside the manifold, or to use a separate, standalone micron gauge.
Fieldpiece Instruments introduces three new series of clamp meters that deliver a comprehensive range of test and measurement data, and include many features that Fieldpiece customers have come to expect. The new line is broken into three sizes: Compact (SC200 series) which are small enough for your back pocket, Essential (SC400 series) which has just the right amount of features in a convenient sized package, and Loaded (SC600 series) which is a beefy meter packed with added features.
Fieldpiece Instruments, the industry leader in tools and test instruments for HVACR professionals, introduces model SDMN6 Dual Port Manometer and Pressure Switch Tester. The SDMN6 dual-port manometer measures gas and static pressure and also accurately tests pressure switches by simulating a draft with an internal pump.
Fieldpiece Instruments, the industry leader in tools and test instruments for HVACR professionals, introduces the SCP2 Clog Popper that clears condensate A/C or Refrigerant drains in seconds by creating extreme suction in the line.
Fieldpiece Instruments introduces the SCM4, a new hand-held carbon monoxide detector that’s exceptionally responsive, economical, easy-to-use, and easy-to-handle. Designed for the HVAC field service technician, the SCM4 has an extremely fast reacting electrochemical sensor that is field-replaceable and is designed to perform walk-around tests to quickly help pinpoint sources of dangerous carbon monoxide. Its companion product, the ACM4 Accessory Head, fits on any Fieldpiece meter for quick and easy CO checks using your Fieldpiece stick meter.
Fieldpiece Instruments, the industry leader in tools and test instruments for HVACR professionals, announces the availability of a new compact thermometer, the SPK3, designed for quick temperature readings of registers, ducts, and ambient temperatures. The SPK3 combines a 94mm probe to measure in ducts and an IR sensor for quick temperature checks. This compact pocket tool also calculates Delta-T by measuring T1 and T2 from two Rod readings, two IR readings, or one of each.
Fieldpiece Instruments, the industry leader in tools and test instruments for HVACR professionals, announces the launch of the SVG3, a Digital Micron Vacuum Gauge that has a host of features to help HVACR pros do more, including a large dual display with rate indicator, alarms, timers, a rubberized case, and rugged strap and hook that hangs at an angle to make reading the display easy.
Fieldpiece Instruments, the company that supplies the family of test tools HVACR professionals trust to do more has added a new wireless, four-port, digital manifold, the SMAN4. With four ports and a built-in vacuum gauge, HVACR professionals can now evacuate a system, pull a vacuum, add refrigerant and dial in the charge at one time. There are three standard ¼” ports and one beefy 3/8” port with the bore in the manifold being 3/8” throughout.
Fieldpiece Instruments, the company that makes tools exclusively for HVACR professionals, introduces a pocket psychrometer, PRH2, for on-the-go HVACR field service. The PRH2 is an economical, stand-alone psychrometer that measures wet bulb, %RH, dew point and dry bulb temperatures, all in the convenience of a pocket tool.
They’re a critical part of the work HVACR technicians do. Often called “tools of the trade,” the instruments and tools a technician has in his bag are almost as important to him as his expertise. A tech can possess all the knowledge and experience in the world, but if one of his tools fails or is inaccurate, it can really ruin his day and do damage to his employer’s business.