Pressure for a Safe Installation

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Pressure for a Safe Installation

When an old heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is past its prime, it’s time to bring in the experts.  Before the HVAC experts can apply their skills, the unit must be safely moved from the truck that brought it to its ultimate mounting location. This involves several safety protocols including solidly anchoring the truck and its crane, carefully attaching the cable to lift and move the unit, monitoring both the angle of the arm and amount of weight being lifted and, finally, avoiding sway. While several of these aspects, especially the last one, are ensured by the expertise of the operator, a pressure measurement from a load meter tells the operator that the load is withing the safe lifting capabilities of the crane including its hydraulics.

HVAC Unit Replacement Process

Safely lifting and moving the HVAC unit includes monitoring the weight of the load through a pressure measurement. In this case, the UNIC gauge provides the weight in 1000# and hydraulic pressure in psi with a red line at 3,000 psi.

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