Freon 23 update ...

John Shott shott at
Tue Sep 22 13:41:32 PDT 2009

SNF Lab Members:

As you know, we unexpectedly ran out of Freon 23.  Elmer has found that 
we had a leak in the high-pressure vent valve that was largely 
responsible for draining the cylinder.  Because the output of that valve 
runs to a vented exhaust, it was tricky to detect.

As you may also be aware, our original replacement cylinder was 
scheduled for delivery on Friday.  David Cala has worked hard to 
identify an alternative source that has scheduled delivery for tomorrow 
(Wednesday).  While we don't yet know exactly when that cylinder will 
arrive tomorrow, we are confident that this will allow us to return 
these important tools to service in a much more timely fashion.

We try hard not to run out of gas without a spare on hand ... and 
apologize that it happened this time.

Thank you for your continued support,


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