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The latest HVAC industry news for Heavy Duty mobile products, features, how to procedures including technical tips and learn more about ATC products!

A/C Compressor Check

Wondering why your system has a low refrigerant charge?
It could be because of a leak that needs repair, or a high-side blockage that limits refrigerant flow to the compressor. Diagnose those problems first, and if not resolved, perform this simple 4 step A/C compressor function check, before you remove the compressor from a vehicle. 

Service Tip: Remember when you open the A/C system, you should change your filter drier to remove contaminants and minimize damaging moisture in the system.
AC Compressor - The heart of your air conditioning system.
4 step tech tip
1. Is the compressor rotation smooth? With the vehicle off, turn the compressor shaft with a 14-mm socket. If you feel grinding or hanging as you rotate the shaft, there may be broken components within the compressor. If the rotation is smooth, move on to Step 2.
 
2. Is the coil getting more than 11.5 volts? Take a reading with the engine running and the clutch engaged. If there’s insufficient voltage, get to work on that. Otherwise, move on to Step 3.
 
3. Is the coil resistance between 2.8 and 4.4 ohms for a 12 vdc system and 11.2 to 17.6 ohms for a 24 vdc system? Any resistance outside these ranges will prevent the clutch from engaging or will cause used circuits to open. If the resistance measures correctly, continue to Step 4.
 
4. Is the compressor able to produce 350 psig or more? The compressor should be able to build over 350 psig on the high side with the condenser airflow restricted, and also able to pull the suction side down to 5 psig when the TXV is closed. If needed, the technician can close the TXV by chilling the charge head using a can of dust-off held upside-down.This will temporarily freeze the TVV charge head and cause it to close. If the compressor is operating correctly, the suction pressure will drop below 5 psig.

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Arctic Traveler Canada has a complete line of replacement parts & HVAC systems for all makes, any HVAC Part or System. Call us today for more information .  

Air Filtration solutions

Arctic Traveler Canada has designed Air Filtration Solutions to ensure vehicle operators are breathing clean cabin air while on the job. Innovating at all levels of Filtration, ATC produces air cleaning systems that continuously protect operators. 

Arctic Traveler Canada offers two different Cab Pressurizers or Cab Filtration Solutions. Both systems continually supply fresh filtered air into the cab creating a positive pressure inside a properly sealed cab. This over-pressure pushes clean air out leaks in the positive pressure side of the system, rather than allowing contaminated air to enter. The indoor air quality is critical to providing a healthy and productive work environment and whether it’s agriculture, construction, mining or waste management, operators spend a great deal of time in the cab of their equipment. 

Cab pressurizers are highly effective at removing particulate as well as vapours and fumes. The filter element can also be customized to target specific contaminates present where your equipment is working. A differential pressure gauge or electronic pressure control system are available to measure the difference in pressure between the inside and outside of the cab.

Mining operations using dual Enginaire’s precleaners and ATC’s Air Filtration 200 solution (896068)

Mining operations using dual Enginaire’s precleaners and ATC’s Air Filtration 200 solution (896068)

Tow motor fleet utilizing ATC's Air Filtration 60 solution (896052) to provide a pressurized cabin and clean air for operators.

Tow motor fleet utilizing ATC’s Air Filtration 60 solution (896052) to provide a pressurized cabin and clean air for operators.



















Cab Filtration Solutions

The Cabaire system which incorporates Enginaire’s proven air precleaner,with a patented in-line filter to make a highly efficient pressurizer that ensures clean filtered air.
Cabaire
™ cab pressurization unit (ECP) combines their proven air precleaner with our proven VLR air filter system to give you a very efficient self contained filter air pump. As air is drawn into the air conditioner, the Cabaire removes the large dirt particles with the built in centrifugal precleaner.

The air is then filtered and blown into the air conditioner intake duct with our self contained air pump. All in a very small space. By having a positive pressure on the incoming air chamber, the air conditioner can do it’s job easier with less power required. Even when the air conditioner is not being used, the clean air from the ECP is blown into the cab creating a positive pressure which prevents dirt from entering the cab through leaks in it’s doors and other spaces.

Enginaire’s Cabaire™ uses it’s own high pressure air pump not a fan to deliver a high volume of dual filtered air into your enclosure which then has a positive air pressure on the inside. When the enclosure has a positive pressure, dirt is forced out of the doors, windows, and other unsealed areas instead of being drawn into the enclosure. You stay clean, your electronics and other instruments stay clean, while you “breathe easy”.

So whether you’re looking for a solution for smaller applications like Tow motors, Agriculture or gigantic machinery in Mining operations, Arctic Traveler Canada has a solution for your application. Call or visit us today for more information and see what 60 years of excellence can do for you.

A/C Hose Program – Replacements and Repairs

With over 55 years of experience that Arctic Traveler Canada has in Mobile HVAC and Pressurization of cabins, we successfully design, manufacture, distribute and service industry-leading mobile HVAC equipment. However that is not all that we do, we also service the GTA with hose repairs and replacements. Any problems you have, you can be assured that your solution will be right here at ATC. With today’s wide range of fittings and hose, finding a replacement hose could not be any simpler, with it right here at ATC. Be it an OE replacement, repair, or getting a custom-made hose, everything can be found at ATC. Read below to find out all the options available to you.

OEM Replacement Hose Assembly 

Compromising and settling for anything less than what you are looking for has no place at Arctic Traveler Canada. When it comes to OEM replacements and Hose Assemblies for Freightliner, Kenworth, International, Paccar and Peterbilt, ATC has exactly the high-quality products you need.
To find out more, browse the
OEM Replacements here.
Replacement OEM AC Hose Assembly - Kenworth, Freightliner, Navaistar, Peterbilt


Hose Building and Repairs

Today, many hose-sets come with metal tube sections, some of which we already offer. 
However, in case, no suitable fitting is available, using a hose to replicate the metal tube is a no-compromise option.  Our parts department can build you virtually any type of refrigerant hose, be it metric, standard, aluminum or steel. The best part is, in most cases, we’ll build it while you wait. View an example here
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We make hoses based on the specifications provided by the customer. In the past, finding a supplier capable of doing hose repairs was challenging, however, with today’s wide range of products and given that the replacement does not need to be from the original manufacturer, your replacement could be right here at ATC.



Truck Hose Program 

We not only custom build and repair refrigerant hoses but also set up retailers and fleets with their own A/C hose programs. The programs we offer are customized to meet your exact needs and requirements, complete with inventory and training. Having the right parts to ensure your fleet runs as expected or satisfy your customers’ needs, either way, we can ensure that downtime is kept to a minimum.
ATC not only build and repair refrigerant hoses but also set up retailers and fleets with their own programs.
Contact Us today to find out more at 800-295-4156.

Recycling HVAC – World Environment Day

World Environment Day - June 5
Recycling paper, cardboard, glass and aluminum amongst other things has become part of our daily routine. Whether it is separating waste, or composting our kitchen scraps, the environment is at a point where this is no longer a choice, but a necessity. However, no longer are these the only things that need to be recycled. So, this World Environment Day, let’s make a pledge to not just properly recycle our daily waste, but also learn what else can be recycled and how.

As tempting as it would be to put it out for regular pick-up or dump it in a landfill, HVAC unit have a proper disposal and recycling method associated with them. This is important for one to follow as not doing so might violate local regulations. There are a number of steps that you need to take to ensure the proper disposal of their HVAC units that are no longer in use.

  • Recycling:

Regardless of the type, all air conditioners contain some amount of refrigerant which can contain an ozone-depleting substance. Even if they do not, they generally add to greenhouse gas emission which affects the environment adversely. According to the law in many countries, it is mandatory that a certified HVAC technician handles the refrigerant, be it installing it in a new system or removing it when a unit is being discarded. It is best to go onto your local government’s website and find a list of scrap yards and/or recycling businesses and locate the one closest to you. The services that the facilities provide vary – some offer pick-up, some charge a fee, some remove the refrigerant, and others require it to be removed before pick-up. Sometimes, it is also possible that they end up paying you some scrap.

Crossed out wheelie bin
If you see this symbol on your electrical items, do not throw them out with regular everyday trash. For more information, visit the WEEE website. 


  • Landfill:

Most municipal landfills require the units to be delivered to them with the refrigerant already removed. The regulations vary from country to country. It is best to contact your local landfill and get the information from them directly. Once the landfill has the unit, they will go ahead and disassemble the unit to separate the recyclable and non-recyclable components of it. Plastics and metals in the unit can be easily recycled or reused while the non-recyclable components are disposed into the landfill. 

  • Sell:

Another great option is to sell your old HVAC unit when you are looking to upgrade. People who are on a budget are always on sites like Craigslist and Kijiji looking to find affordable second-hand options. All you have to do is make a listing online and your ad will reach hundreds of people in seconds. The only downfall with this is that the unit needs to be in proper working condition. Most buyers would first test the unit to make sure of it before buying it. However, there are small businesses that buy and refurbish HVAC units for resale. If your unit has some minor faults, it is better to go to a business focused on refurbishing rather than going for the final customer directly.

  • Donate:

There are always some thrift stores, donation centers and charitable organizations in need of air conditioners. Some of them even specialize in building material or home improvement items and would take any HVAC units.

  • Retail Exchange:

Before you upgrade, check with the retailer you are buying your new HVAC unit from to see if they would take your old model from you. Some retailers might take it and dispose it on your behalf, which may be a part of the sale transactions. Some retailers might also offer some discount on your purchase in exchange for your old HVAC unit.

All of us need to contribute towards the betterment of the world, not just for us, but for the future generation as well. Go onto the World Environment Day website to find out how you can help. Every little bit counts. 

A/C Hose repairs

Replacement A/C Hose lines don’t have to be from the Original Manufacturer!

In the past, it was difficult to find a supplier capable of doing AC hose repairs, but with today’s wide selection of high-quality fittings and hose, your replacement could be right here at ATC. The Air Conditioning System provides the desired cabin temperatures to ensure operator comfort. The AC hose is used to effectively transfer both liquid and gas between the components and should be inspected for leaks and either repaired or replaced ASAP, to ensure the system continues to perform as expected.

Click here to view an Aeroquip EZ Clip Demo from Reddot

Today, many hose sets come with metal tube sections, some of which we offer. If no suitable fitting is available, using a hose to replicate the metal tube is the next best thing.
Our experience suggests using Aeroquip hose and E-Z Clip may hold an advantage over crimp fittings for replacing metal tubes. Aeroquip EZ Clip & Hose fitting is a simple option for making or repairing Air Conditioning hose lines on heavy-duty trucks, agricultural, construction and other industrial applications. No hydraulic equipment is needed. Rather, a simple, easy-to-use crimping plier enables quick and easy A/C Hose repairs in the field.
Each Aeroquip fitting 
comes with 2 Clips which slide over the hose and a Cage which locks into the fitting, goes through the cages and is secured with crimper pliers.
AC Hose Repair with Aeroquip EZ Fittings - Clips and Cage - ATC Heavy Duty Parts & SuppliesAC Hose Repair with Aeroquip EZ Fittings - Clips and Cage - ATC Heavy Duty Parts & Supplies
This example shows an OE Hose at the top and using 4 Aeroquip fittings and hose, we can quickly provide a quality solution for your application.
AC Hose Repairs with quality fittings and hose. Call us today to see what our experience can do for you - 1-800-295-4156

The reduced diameter hose enables tighter turns (but not right angles) without concern for “kinks” which would compromise the hose and AC system.
AC Hose Repair using Aeroquip EZ Clip Fittings and Hose is a quick solution for the quick turn around needs and mobile technicians. Providing even greater flexibility, when the E-Z Clip fitting is lubricated with a slight amount of refrigerant oil before it’s inserted into the hose, the direction/index of the fitting can be changed by rotating the fitting in the hose. Once the refrigerant oil used has dried (1-2 hours) the fitting can no longer be turned or re-indexed.

Call ATC at 800-295-4156 for all your mobile heavy-duty HVAC parts, supplies and solutions – Burlington, Mississauga or Montreal.

Blower Motors by Make

Blower Motors and Wheels are integral parts in the delivery and circulation of air in your vehicles Air Conditioning system. An Electric DC motor is used to circulate warm and cool air inside the cabin and/or sleeper. The Blower Motor “blows” and circulates the warm air from the fins of the heater core or cools the air at it passes from the fins of the evaporator.
Without these components, the hot or cold air produced by your air conditioning system won’t circulate to reach your vehicle’s interior cabin and or sleeper. 
Blower Motors by Make - Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Navistar, Peterbilt, Sterling, Volvo - Arctic Traveler CanadaBlower Motors by Make - Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Navistar, Peterbilt, Sterling, Volvo - Arctic Traveler Canada

Best selling mobile HVAC parts by Make

For all the Best Sellers By Make, call Arctic Traveler Canada. We manufacture and distribute an extensive line of high-quality original equipment and aftermarket HVAC parts and supplies for industry-leading brands. We know that having the right part is paramount to getting the job done right. To ensure that you get it right, we offer Mobile HVAC Best Sellers by Make. Denso, Sanden & York Compressors, Clutches, Condensers, Expansion Valves, Receiver Driers and so much more. Call 800-295-4156 or contact us here to see what 55 years of excellence can do for you. 











Custom Coils Canada Replacement Coils

Replacement Coils & Heat Exchangers don’t have to be from the original manufacturer.
For over 30 years, Custom Coils Canada has produced replacement condensers, evaporators and heater cores for almost any mobile, commercial or industrial application. In the past it was difficult to find a manufacturer capable of making replacement coils but with today’s manufacturing processes aided by Computer Aided Design (CAD), consumers have quality choices, at competitive prices. 

This TK210Carrier replacement is an intricate combination Radiator & Condenser Coil (08-60086-04-SP). 
It hi-lights some of our abilities and proves what 30 years of experience can do for you. 
Replacement TK210Carrier Combination Radiator & Condenser Coil 08-60086-04-SP

Custom Coil Canada (CCC) – Operates as an independent division of ATC and produces heat exchangers used on Arctic Traveler Canada and Advanced Temperature Control products, providing a unique capability of being able to react quickly to specialized requests. 

Custom Coils Canada produces tube and fin replacement condensers, evaporators and heater cores.Custom Coils Canada specializes in building unique heat transfer coils and aftermarket drop in replacements for high priced OEM coils or as replacements for overseas manufacturers that no longer have parts available in the local markets. We specialize in short run production quantities for small to medium size manufacturers, one-off replacement coils and quick turn around repairs for HVAC, Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors. 
Replacement Coils and Heat Exchangers for condensers, evaporators and heater cores for almost any mobile, commercial or industrial application.

CCC also services the replacement coil market in the GTA with the ability to produce replacement coils within one week (expedited orders). These can be standard HVAC coils or heavy duty designs using our Grilldenser fin which is capable of being pressure washed for harsh environments. Additionally, all of our coils can be Heresite coated for dramatically improved corrosion protection. 

We can produce the following types of coils, using copper tube and aluminum fins:

  • Hot water coils
  • Chilled water coils
  • Evaporator coils
  • Condenser coils
  • Low pressure steam coils
  • Custom made coils

We’re able to do site visits and build replacement coils based on samples provided and our staff support includes engineering personnel using SolidWorks 3D modeling software, who can also conduct coil heat load calculations and design.

Whether you need individual coils, large coils for heating and cooling buildings or production runs for retrofitting an entire building or complex, if you’re in need for replacement coils or a type of heat exchanger, we can help.
Call Custom Coils Canada at 905-789-8523 to discuss your needs.

A/C Preventative Maintenance

When it comes to air conditioning, a good preventative maintenance program will increase operating time and save money by identifying concerns before they become problems. Once the hot weather arrives, implementing planned maintenance allows you to schedule repairs instead of reacting to sudden unexpected issues. A/C filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance to ensure optimum performance and neglecting necessary maintenance results in a steady decline in performance and increased energy use. 

Filters

Clogged, dirty filters restrict airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency. When airflow is restricted, the air that bypasses the filter will carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and reduce the coil’s heat-absorbing abilities. To ensure efficiency, routinely clean or replace filters.

Coils

The condenser and evaporator coils collect dirt over time but a clean filter helps to keep the evaporator performing well. Debris reduces air flow, insulates the coil and reduces its ability to absorb heat. Being exposed to the elements, it is easy to see the dirt collecting on the fins. Cleaning the coil fins and removing any debris around the coil will ensure optimal performance.

Coil Fins

The aluminum fins on evaporator and condenser coils are easily bent and can block airflow through the coil. Air conditioning wholesalers sell a tool called a “fin comb” that will comb these fins back into their original condition.

Remember to always use caution when performing preventative system maintenance, as ambient conditions (heat load) will increase refrigerant hose temperatures and don’t forget, having the right quality parts on hand makes all the difference.

See How To and Which Components to Inspect and watch this video to learn more about Basic A/C Troubleshooting.

A/C Preventative Maintenance - a regular HVAC PM program will save you money and decrease down time.

Mobile Heating Solutions

Arctic Traveler Canada is a manufacturer and master distributor for a wide range of industry leading mobile heating solutions for every application. 

Designed to perform and engineered to improve operator comfort, productivity and reduce maintenance costs, we have a solution to suite your needs.
From 16-65,000 BTU’s, our Cabin, Headliner and Rooftop AC and heaters will supplement your Gas or Diesel needs and provide hours of comfort.

ESPAR Engine, Cabin & Cargo Heaters – Fuel operated air & coolant heaters.
Airtronic series – From the smallest on the market D2 to the 27,300 BTU’s D8, ESPAR uses innovative heating technology to provide great comfort and warmth for every application, with pleasant temperatures prevailing on cabin entry.

Hydronic series – 7,170-17,755 BTUFuel-powered water heater used to heat the cabin and or the engine and to de-ice the windows (defrost). The heater’s compact design, with its integrated water pump and fuel metering pump (in the diesel version), saves time when installing the heater.

ESPAR Airtronic Heaters – 7,500-13,650 BTU Gas or Diesel operated air heaters.


Hydronic series

RedDOT Heaters. The most Versatile and maintenance free
R250 series 16-30 BTU’s – Round tube and fin design allows heater mounting in any position, using multi-position leg brackets or flush mount frame. The compact size, simple plumbing and high output are ideal in any application.

R290 & R295- Single or Double Blower – 20-35,000 BTU’s The big brother of the pair with two high performance three-speed motor blower assemblies, delivers where it’s needed most.

R3500– 49,000 BTU’s – This crew cab heater was designed to be able to heat larger cabs in extreme conditions. Its low profile and heavy duty construction allows for use in various applications.

R-254 – 16-30,000 BTU. These auxiliary heaters are among the most versatile and maintenance free units  ever built.

Single or Double Blower 20-35,000 BTU

This Cab Heater was designed with high performance to be able to heat larger cabs in extreme conditions. Its low profile and heavy duty construction allows this heater to be used in various applications

ATC Heaters – Versatile and maintenance free
892059 – 27,000 BTU’s ,  892041 – 40,000 BTU’s,  892002 – 65,000 BTU’s

Available in 12V & 24V, these auxiliary heaters are designed to heat larger cabs in extreme conditions. With a high performance 3 speed blower assembly, compact size, simple plumbing, heavy duty construction and high output, these heaters deliver where it counts and are ideal in any application.  


This crew cab heater was designed to heat larger cabs in extreme conditions. Its low profile and heavy duty construction allows for use in various applications.The compact size, simple plumbing and high output are ideal in any application.

 

With a high performance 3 speed blower assembly, compact size, simple plumbing, heavy duty construction and high output.


Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is dedicated to heating, cooling or refrigerating mobile equipment. We’re specialists in mobile climate control and distribute industry leading products as well as design and manufacture custom products for unique applications. Call us today at 1-800-295-4156 to discuss your mobile HVAC needs.