Articles Tagged with ''compressor''

Ice Breaker: What a Tripped Oil Pressure Control Means

Avoiding Compressor Shut Down
By Joe Marchese
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Any time an oil pressure control shuts down a compressor, the cause of the shutdown must be identified. The tripped control is a warning of another existing problem. Simply resetting the control will not solve the problem.


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Emerson Climate Technologies: Variable Speed Compressor

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The next generation Copeland Scroll™ variable speed compressor product line offers superior efficiency, enhanced comfort, and proven reliability in residential and commercial HVAC systems. 


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Bitzer: Variable Speed Compressor

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Bitzer’s new Ecoline Varispeed compressor features an integrated suction-gas-cooled VFD that significantly lowers operating costs and ensures reliable and effective performance, even at high ambient temperatures. 


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Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.: Commercial A/C Compressors

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The 30-hp R-410A Copeland Scroll™ compressor features CoreSense™ Communications modules, which provide commercial air conditioning customers advanced diagnostic and protection benefits. By using the compressor as a sensor, valuable system data can be accessed and monitored.


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The Case for Hard Start Kits

By Andy Potter
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During my 50 years in the HVAC trade, I have found that most technicians do not spend time learning about the compressor and the a/c system as much as they should. In their defense, they are simply too busy to take the time once they are out of school.


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Contractor Tips for Long Compressor Life

By John R. Hall
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Some people say that the compressor is the key component, or heart, of an air conditioning system. And like the human heart, the compressor must be kept in tip-top condition to run the system efficiently.


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Q&A: Compressor Problems and Solutions

By John R. Hall
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Some of the most common problems and solutions for smooth compressor operation can be found in training materials and on-the-job experience. There is also another method for educating HVAC contractors and service technicians — getting answers straight from the manufacturers.


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Compressor Snapshots

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Manufacturers continue to make advances in compressors, especially when it comes to efficiency and ease of maintenance. This roundup highlights some of the latest offerings to hit the market, as well as those that will be available later this year.


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More Products from the AHR Expo

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Here are additional products that were exhibited at the 2012 AHR Expo, including components and software.


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Bitzer: R-134a Reciprocating Compressors

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Bitzer’s ECOLINE R-134a Octagon Reciprocating Compressors are optimized for use with R-134a. The ECOLINE series increases energy efficiency up to 20 percent compared to traditional R-404A medium temperature systems, the company says.


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