ZoomLock MAX press-to-connect refrigerant fittings are changing the way HVACR professionals connect refrigerant lines. By using ZoomLock MAX, you, the HVACR technician can connect refrigerant lines in seconds, boosting efficiency while providing the safety and reliability you expect from Parker.
This post is the second in our series providing answers to the top FAQs on ZoomLock MAX fittings. The answers cover crimping, jaws, tools, and compliance.
ZoomLock MAX fittings are designed for the following applications:
Heat Pump (Refrigeration Side)
A: Crimp with the jaw straddling directly over the O-ring section of the fitting, as in the image below.
A: That is tool dependent; consult the tool manufacturers owner’s manual.
A: That is tool dependent; consult the tool manufactures owner’s manual.
A: ZoomLock MAX jaws are laser hardened and have a finite life expectancy. We encourage each customer to have the jaws and tools serviced and checked annually or every 10,000 crimps depending on which comes first.
A: Please refer to the Press Tool Compatibility table below.
A: Check jaws at the latest one year after the purchase or after 10,000 pressings (according to whichever occurs first) by an authorized Rothenberger testing center. Repeat these checks at the latest one year or another 10,000 pressings after the previous inspection. During jaw inspection, check the jaws for operating and functional safety and wear parts (e.g., springs). Functionally and operationally safe jaws are returned.
A: That is tool dependent; check the tool manufacturer owner’s manual.
A: ZoomLock MAX is designed explicitly for copper to copper connections.
UL Listed: Refrigerant fitting SA7511.
UL Listed: Approved use for field and factory installations.
UL 109 - 7 Pull test is compliant.
UL 109 - 8 Vibration test is compliant.
UL 1963 - 79 Tests of Gaskets and Seals used in Refrigerant Systems compliant.
ISO 5149-2:2014, Refrigerating systems, and heat pumps - Safety and environmental requirements - Part 2: Design, construction, testing, marking and documentation, compliant.
ISO 5149-2 - 126.96.36.199.3 Strength pressure test is compliant.
ISO 14903 - 7.4 Tightness test is compliant.
ISO 14903 - 7.6 Pressure temperature vibration tests (PTV) compliant.
ISO 14903 - 7.8 Freezing test is compliant.
ASTM G85 -11 Standard Practice for Modified Salt Spray (Fog) Testing compliant.
ASHRAE 15 - 2016 Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems compliant.
ASME B31.5 - 2016 Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Components compliant.
2018, 2015 - 2012, 2009, and 2006 International Mechanical Code (IMC), certified ICC-ES, PMG-1440.
2018, 2015, 2012, 2009 and 2006 International Residential Code (IRC), certified ICC-ES, PMG-1440.
2018, 2015, 2012, 2009, and 2006 Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), certified, ICC-ES, PMG-1440.
A: Yes, ZoomLock MAX is a press fitting system for use with hard, half-hard, or annealed copper tube conforming to EN12735-1 or ASTM-B280.
A: The product has a 10-year guarantee from the first date of purchase.
A: Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (HNBR).
A: The expected life of the O-ring, if used within the product specifications for temperature and pressure, is at least 25 years. The product has a 10-year guarantee from the first date of purchase.
A: No, the product is not subject to degradation under normal storage conditions, provided it is kept in original packaging and not exposed to direct sunlight for long periods.
ZoomLock MAX technology provides a leak-proof connection, eliminating brazing, flames, fire spotters, or risks from installing traditional HVACR fittings. Now, HVACR technicians and contractors can install piping in seconds with NO torch, NO hot work permits, and NO fire safety equipment.
Ready to learn more? Visit the ZoomLock MAX website to download the full FAQs sheet, schedule a demo, watch it in action, get training support, locate a distributor, and get started today!
Article contributed by Chris Reeves, product manager, Contaminant Control Products, Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin. For more information on Parker Sporlan products please visit our website.
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