Articles Tagged with ''refrigeration''

Servicing Your Restaurant Customers

August 29, 2011
While changes are a natural part of the refrigeration business, there are some constants that remain the same, namely the importance of timely customer service, parts availability, and technical expertise.


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All That Goes Into Simple

July 4, 2011
The pendulum in terms of ice machines has been swinging back and forth between complex to basic systems. Sometimes the trend was to the complex with detailed diagnostics. The swing to basic brought simple systems designed to run efficiently. But now there is a new level of up front high tech developments to make things simpler down the line.
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Much Ado About Proper Wine Cooling

July 4, 2011
Aside from the fact that an entire separate section of McCormick Place was turned into a tasting room for the International Wine, Spirits, and Beer Event, the main floor at the National Restaurant Association expo had a number of exhibitors showing ways to deal with an apparent growing interest in wine.
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Ice Breaker: Read and Record

July 4, 2011
When a refrigeration system fails, many times the cause can easily be diagnosed. However there are occasions when the cause cannot easily be determined - either the true cause is unclear or the technician is unsure of a problem. How do you work through these jobs? One method used by some techs is to “read and record.”
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The Professor: Basics of Condensers and Coils

July 4, 2011
The condenser is the component that rejects the heat from the system. Most equipment is air cooled and rejects heat to the air. The coils are copper or aluminum and both types have aluminum fins to add to the heat exchange surface area.
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Finding Ways to Stay off the Front Page

July 4, 2011
A sign at one of the booths at the National Restaurant Association Show stated: “Being on the Food Page is Good. Being on the Front Page is Bad.” That concern was certainly the focus of the refrigeration-related exhibitors where drink and food safety were reflected in the quality of ice and the effectiveness of freezers and coolers.
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85 Years of Leadership: Values Link NEWS Generations

NEWS 85th Anniversary
June 27, 2011
After 85 years, it takes more than cosmetics to keep a publication fresh; the right attitude needs to permeate the organization. “This publication, The NEWS, was started by my great-grandfather in 1926,” said BNP Media co-CEO Taggart Henderson.
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Tips for High Speed Refrigerant Recovery

June 20, 2011
The increased use of high pressure refrigerants has created new challenges for technicians, yet it is still possible to perform high speed recovery of high pressure refrigerants. The tips and practices in this article will help keep your refrigerant recovery speeding toward the finish.
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Expo Is Supersized

June 20, 2011
Once every three years, the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration ups the ante within the expo portion of its annual conference by calling the expo a Heavy Equipment Show and including some especially large pieces of equipment. The most recent show in Orlando demonstrated the wide product range.
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DOE Publishes Test Procedures for Walk-in Coolers and Freezers

June 13, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a final rule establishing federal test procedures for walk-in coolers and freezers. In the rule, DOE adopted by reference Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard 1250 (I–P)–2009, ‘‘Standard for Performance Rating of Walk-In Coolers and Freezers.”
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