INFICON Receives International Award for Innovative Two-in-one Tool Design

AHR Expo Innovation Award recognizes D-TEK® 3 Refrigerant Leak Detector 
East Syracuse, NY, USA — December 9, 2020:  INFICON, a major global supplier of leak-detection equipment, has been awarded the 2021 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the Tools & Instruments category for its D-TEK 3 Refrigerant Leak Detector. The award recognizes D-TEK 3’s cutting-edge technology and improved tool design that provides service technicians fast, accurate leak detection that minimizes the cost and environmental impact of escaping refrigerants. D-TEK 3 can quickly and reliably locate CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs and HFO blends (including A2Ls). In addition, with the optional CO2 sensor, this hand-held unit can also detect CO2 leaks making it a cost-effective alternative for service technicians that traditionally must carry two separate instruments to cover this range of gasses. 

Built on the unparalleled performance of the company’s proven line of D-TEK leak detectors, D-TEK 3 also features a quick charge lithium ion battery with a 10-hour battery life and an ergonomic design for maximum comfort.

The AHR Expo Innovation Awards is an annual competition that honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies. A panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges evaluate all award entries and select a winner in ten categories based on design, creativity, application, value and market impact. For more information on the 2021 AHR Expo Innovation Awards, please visit

About INFICON     
INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software that enhance productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial vacuum processes. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration, and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of vacuum based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental monitoring. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China, as well as subsidiaries in China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. INFICON registered shares (IFCN) are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit

Naomi Kissel-Johns
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