Articles Tagged with ''compressors''

Tecumseh: Commercial Refrigeration Compressor

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Already being adopted by OEMs, Tecumseh is extending the availability of its next generation AE2 compressors and condensing units through its network of authorized wholesalers.


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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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Compressor, ACR, and High-Performance Conferences to Be Held in July

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Purdue University will host three concurrent conferences with HVACR emphasis July 16-19. The concurrent conferences are the 21st International Compressor Engineering Conference, the 14th International Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Conference, and the 2nd International High Performance Buildings Conference.


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Two New Refrigeration Terms That You’ll Want to Know

By Peter Powell
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Move over compression ratio, ring valve, and reciprocating compressors. There are two new terms to add to your refrigeration terminology: ‘bi-volt’ and ‘spool.’ The words relate to some of the newest developments in compressor applications.


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Price Increase: Feb. 20, 2012

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GEA Refrigeration North America raises prices.


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Power Trends Drive Change at Danfoss

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Time of use (TOU) rate structures have long been touted as a necessity for utility companies to incentivize homeowners and building owners enough to embrace demand response systems. According to John Galyen, president of Danfoss North America, “Smart meters will change the game.”


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Devilish to Diagnose

By Mike Gray
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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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Compressor Line Expands

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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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