Articles Tagged with ''refrigeration''

Jan. 17, 2012: GEA Refrigeration Technologies Acquires QPM Manufacturing

January 17, 2012
GEA Refrigeration Technologies announced that it has acquired the assets, operations, production facilities, and patents of the companies QPM LLC and QPM Manufacturing LLC, of Bellevue, Wash. QPM is a supplier of special steel conveyor belts that transport food products in ovens and freezers.

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Devilish to Diagnose

January 9, 2012
Low pumper compressors can be devilish to diagnose properly. None of us wants to replace a compressor that is not bad. With more than 40 years of experience, I want to offer some thoughts.

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Distribution Center Goes with Glycol

January 9, 2012
Longo’s Supermarkets needed an environmentally friendly, cost-effective warehouse refrigeration, Neelands Refrigeration Ltd. and Hill Phoenix® had an answer.

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Basic Thermodynamics for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

January 9, 2012
Thermodynamics, as with most concepts in science and physics, is most accurately described using mathematical equations. This article is an attempt to simplify these concepts.

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Stores Try Transcritical CO2

December 12, 2011
Efforts to make CO2 work in transcritical applications got a boost with the announcement the CSC, The Canadian manufacturer of refrigeration systems, will be making a major push in that regard.

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California Regulation Could Go National

December 5, 2011
In the category of “as California goes, so goes the rest of the nation,” the HVACR industry has been closely watching the impact of what is being called “the nation’s first comprehensive regulation to reduce potent greenhouse gases from commercial and industrial refrigeration.”

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HCs: Coming to U.S., But to What Extent?

December 5, 2011
Whether or not HCs become major refrigerant players in the U.S. depends on who you talk to. Advocates point to extremely lower global warming potential, low cost, and a proven track record in Europe and Asia. Others see the flammability issue, A3 safety rating, and current building and fire codes limiting use to smaller applications.

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The Value of Refrigeration

December 5, 2011
Every time I walk through a supermarket I take a look at the refrigeration and freezer cases. I want to see how well they are holding the temperature they should be holding. But from time to time, I realize that aspect of refrigeration is but a small part of how important it is to keep cold things cold.

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Compressor Line Expands

November 28, 2011
In recent months, Tecumseh Products Co. has made a number of announcements related to a line of refrigeration compressors that are optimized for HC refrigerants, an expansion of its line of large frame rotary compressors, and the introduction of direct current (dc) compressors.

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Improving Energy Savings From Traditional and Evolved Ratings to Excellent

November 28, 2011
A study from Carel has tried to get a precise handle on supermarket refrigeration energy savings at various levels of upgrades and at the same time has assigned some new terminology to the steps — ‘traditional,’ ‘evolved,’ and ‘excellent.’

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