Articles Tagged with ''refrigeration''

HC Refrigerants Finding Foothold in U.S.

February 27, 2012
Now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has greenlighted the use of a number of hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants in certain refrigeration applications, many in the industry have questions about these refrigerants and their potential uses.


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Becoming Undazed and Unconfused About One Refrigerant

February 13, 2012
Now that the industry is all confused about HCFC refrigerants, it might be time to pay a bit more attention to another refrigerant that has been around a long time, doesn’t cost all that much, and has a solid track record.


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Store Showcases Sustainable Technology

February 13, 2012
Members of the Hatfield Township community place a high value on locally sourced and organic foods and environmental stewardship. As such, planning for the town’s new ShopRite supermarket included making sustainability a priority from product offerings to construction of the store itself — including the choice of refrigeration systems and display cases.


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New Products Displayed at the AHR Expo

February 13, 2012
The NEWS reports on new products found by our editors at the recent AHR Expo in Chicago. Products are listed in alphabetical order within each category.


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Spectronics: Refrigeration, A/C Leak Detection Dye

February 6, 2012
Spectroline® AR-GLO 4/E® universal dye can be used in any air conditioning or refrigeration system, with any type of refrigerant or lubricant that is in the system. When the leak detection dye is added to the system, it circulates with the refrigerant and oil.


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CO2 Projects on the Rise

February 6, 2012
No technology has been generating more attention in recent months than the use of R-744 (CO2) as a refrigerant. Here are some of the latest announcements from a variety of sources.


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What in the World Is Going on With Refrigerants in Europe?

January 30, 2012
Uses of so-called natural refrigerants such as HCs, CO2, and ammonia are being advocated as ways to positively deal with issues of climate change, greenhouse effect, and global warming. That was the primary perspective of an extended report from Eurammon, a joint European initiative of companies, institutions, and individuals who advocate an increased use of natural refrigerants.


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Playing It Safe With Ammonia

January 30, 2012
Safety is paramount when working with ammonia refrigerants. Why? If something does go wrong in such a situation, it can have grave consequences. Ammonia is a health risk because of its corrosiveness to skin, eyes, and lungs. In fact, exposure to 300 ppm creates an imminent danger to life and health.


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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012: New Sporlan Filter-Drier Models Handle Systems Up to 13 Tons

January 25, 2012
Parker Hannifin Corp. announced the addition of three new models to the Sporlan CSG Catch-All product line, allowing these system protection products to service refrigerating systems up to 13 tons.


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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012: NEBB Announces New Publications

January 25, 2012
On Tuesday morning, the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) announced its two latest publications: Procedural Standards for Building Envelope Testing and Commissioning of Commercial Refrigeration Systems Guidelines.


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