Fieldpiece Instruments Introduces SCL2 CO2 Leak Detector With Three Sensitivity Levels and Recharge

ANAHEIM, Calif., August 13, 2015– Fieldpiece Instruments, the industry leader in tools and test instruments for HVACR professionals introduces the SCL2, a new hand-held carbon dioxide leak detector that’s exceptionally responsive, economical, easy-to-use, and easy-to-handle. Designed for the HVACR field service technician, the SCL2 has a rechargeable battery that lasts a full eight hours. It also uses an IR sensor that is designed to last up to ten years. Because the SCL2 can locate R744 refrigerant leaks it is perfect for servicing commercial refrigeration systems, finding a leak in a restaurant soda machine, or pinpointing minute leaks in facilities that use CO2.

“Unlike other CO2 detectors on the market that use batteries, ours has a rechargeable battery and comes with a wall and car charger. The ultra-compact lithium-ion battery powers the SCL2 for eight hours of continuous operation before a recharge is needed. That's long enough to last your entire workday,” said Russ Harju, Product Manager.

The Fieldpiece SCL2 has three sensitivity levels to minimize false readings and to quickly find the locations of both large and small leaks. The highest sensitivity level can locate CO2 refrigerant leaks with rates as small as 6 grams (0.2 ounces) per year. The IR Sensor is the best at finding CO2 leaks as they sense a change in concentration and will pinpoint leaks in contaminated ambient conditions.

The SCL2 displays CO2 levels from 6 grams (0.2 ounces) per year to 28 grams (1 ounce) per year and includes both a mutable audio alert and visual LED alert.  The detector allows HVACR technicians to measure ambient carbon dioxide levels and detect possible sources of dangerous CO2 contamination from commercial refrigeration units.

The moisture filter keeps water and other contaminants out of the unit. Included with the SCL2 are ten easily replaceable filters and five extra O-rings, as well as a wall charger, vehicle charger, 9” needle tip probe, 9” flex extension, replacement filters and O-rings, and protective blow-molded case.

For more information, please visit our website at or call us at 714.634.1844. The SCL2 will be available at HVACR distributors at a cost of $479.00.

Client Contact: Russell Harju – Product Manager, (714) 634.1844
Press Contact: Beverly Steinberg, (714) 777-2760


Formed in 1989, Orange County, Calif.-based Fieldpiece Instruments has become the testing tool company that HVACR professionals trust. Because Fieldpiece focuses only on the HVACR industry, all products are developed to solve real world HVACR problems. Not only do the tools have the right functions and features, but also techs can trust them to work where and when they need them, because they withstand the use and abuse techs in the HVACR field dish out. Fieldpiece constantly develops new tools that allow HVACR professionals to do more than they otherwise could, increasing the tech’s capability and billable hours. For more information please visit our website at or call 714.634.1844.

  • Created: Fri, October 23, 2015