A modern solution
Reflok® is a thoroughly modern solution to a traditional need. The substitution of seamless aluminium tube for the copper which has been used since air conditioning and refrigeration systems were introduced, opens up a huge range of cost-effective opportunities for the industry.
No need for heat
Copper must be soldered or brazed to effect a seal and this requires the use of heat which involves compliance with ever tighter legislation. Reflok® and Aluminium avoids the need for this and makes both installation and maintenance easier, cleaner and more cost effective. See Reflok in action.
A more consistent result
The Reflok® connector seals automatically so a leak-free system depends less on the skill of the installers and experience in the field says that Reflok systems rarely need any corrective action after pressure testing. This saves both time and money and keeps your customer happy. See Reflok in action.
Easier to handle, quicker to install
Aluminium has a "half soft" temper and Reflok Aluminium tube is fully field bendable, out performing copper in consistency and quality of bend. It can also be done cold which means installation is quicker and simpler and less prone to errors. See Reflok in action.
Volatility in world copper prices
The volatility of the world copper price which is driven by speculators and demand in the Far East is here to stay. The Bauxite from which Aluminium is produced remains one of the world's more plentiful commodities and a more stable market allows Reflok to provide its customers with a 12 month fixed price for tube. Reflok customers can enjoy a comfort factor which is no longer available to those using copper.
A full range of fittings
Reflok® caters for tube sizes from 1/4 inch to 2 1/8 inch. This allows the contractor to install the full range of VRF air conditioning and DX refrigeration systems without the use of heat.
Benefits of the Reflok system
- NO hot works permit required
- NO fire alarm stand down
- NO smouldering time or statutory downtime
- NO fire extinguishers
- NO Nitrogen purging
- NO system contamination