Converting from brazing to flame-free RLS Press Fittings can result in significant time and cost savings and substantially higher productivity. Eliminating the brazing process means installations can be completed up to 60% faster. The reduced labor costs – combined with the elimination of brazing materials and equipment, fire spotters and hot work permits – results in far lower total installed costs when compared to brazing.
With RLS Press Fittings, jobs can be completed successfully by fewer people in significantly less time. That not only results in increased productivity on each job, but also the ability to get to the next job faster and get more jobs done.
Faster and Easier
RLS Press Fittings let you make a permanent and reliable mechanical connection in just 10 seconds, without the need for brazing. That means significant time and cost savings. In fact, eliminating the brazing step means installation goes up to 60% faster!
Tube ends are prepped in nearly the same way as brazing, but the press tool does all the connection work for you in just seconds. You not only eliminate the time-consuming brazing process, but also the time and effort of hauling heavy brazing equipment from job to job. Just watch this quick video to see how fast and easy it is to make an RLS connection.
RLS Press Fittings take the danger of an open flame out of the workplace, creating a safer work environment with no fire hazards. That means there’s no need for hot work permits, fire spotters or fire-related safety equipment. No brazing also means no need to nitrogen purge, and no need to transport gas and other brazing equipment to the job site.
Plus, as the use of flammable refrigerants in the HVAC and refrigeration industries continues to increase, the safety of flame-free RLS Press Fittings will become even more important.
The RLS Press Fitting connection process results in a repeatable and reliable mechanical joint every time – as well as a perfectly clean joint inside and out. RLS fittings have a proven track record of reliability, with more than five years of field use and millions of fittings installed worldwide. RLS Press Fittings were specifically designed and engineered for use in high-pressure HVAC and refrigeration systems. They are fully registered and listed to UL207 for pressures up to 700 PSI.
Plus, they have passed a wide range of rigorous third-party testing (view testing results) and are backed by a 15-year limited warranty (view details). By virtually eliminating the chance of human error, RLS fittings also result in less rework.