Refrigeration

Reviewing all Aspects of Recovery Equipment

Old Requirements, New Equipment Dictate Recovery Procedures
April 7, 2014

What has changed over the past 25 years or so is the recovery equipment, and the latest generation of such equipment is a considerable improvement over that of the first generation.


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Predicting the Future of R-22 Reclamation

Company Leaders Comment on Reclamation’s Next Five Years
April 7, 2014

To see where the sector is headed over the next five years, The NEWS collected comments from numerous companies involved in reclamation services. Here, in alphabetical order by company, is a collection of the responses.


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EPA Pushed To Explain R-22 Phaseout Plans

New Era Seeks Faster HCFC Phaseout Solution
April 4, 2014

Group intends to file suit against the EPA, claiming the federal agency is allowing excessive amounts of virgin and imported R-22 into the U.S. market.


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The Professor: Crankcase Heaters

Coping With Refrigerant Migration
March 31, 2014

Migration of refrigerant to the compressor’s crankcase during an off cycle is a serious problem, as significant compressor damage can occur if the problem is not remedied. 


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Ice Breaker: High-Pressure Switches

Troubleshooting Compressor Shutdown Controls Requires Care
March 31, 2014

High-pressure switches are designed to shut down a compressor if the system’s high pressure rises above an unsafe level, not allowing the compressor to restart until the pressure returns to a safe level. 


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March 27, 2014: Hussmann, Marlin Business Services Launch Refrigeration Financing Program

Alliance Will Provide Food Service Customers with Financing Solutions
March 27, 2014

Refrigeration products manufacturer Hussmann and Marlin Business Services Corp. have formed a strategic alliance that will provide financing options for Hussmann’s food service and food retailer customers in the United States and Canada.


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European Spotlight

R-22 Phase Out — HCFC’s Final Orders

Now is the Time to Act and Replace R-22
March 17, 2014

Europe is now only a year away from a total ban on R-22 and other hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). And the European HVAC industry has to act fast to get the message across to customers.


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European Spotlight

India Blocks HFC Phasedown; Spain Approves F-Gas Tax

March 17, 2014

India has continued to block the move for a global hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phasedown at a meeting of Montreal Protocol nations due to concerns over cost and availability of technology.


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Poisoning in Spotlight During Awareness Week

National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week Aims to Curb Refrigerant Huffing
March 17, 2014

As an HVACR contractor, you may be the first to spot signs of abuse, and your awareness may save a life. 


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Keeping R-22 Units Running on HFCs

Retrofit Procedures Can Extend Life of Equipment
March 17, 2014

Retrofitting HFC refrigerants into systems designed for HCFC-22 is gaining attention especially in refrigeration because that sector moved especially fast to R-22 when CFCs faced phaseout. This article from Honeywell is a detailed look at retrofit procedures.


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