Refrigeration

July 18, 2014: EPA Proposes to Prohibit HFCs in Some Refrigeration Applications

Proposal Includes Retail Food Refrigeration and Vending Machines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is proposing a rule that would prohibit the use of certain HFC refrigerants that have high global warming potential in select refrigeration applications.


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July 15, 2014: Lime Energy Partners with NRM on Refrigeration Energy Efficiency

Enables NRM’s Refrigeration Solutions to be Deployed Through Lime Energy’s Web-Based Platform

Lime Energy Co., a provider of energy efficiency solutions for small businesses, announced that the company has partnered with National Resource Management Inc. (NRM), a supplier of energy-efficient refrigeration solutions.


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July 14, 2014: Danfoss Discusses CO2 Refrigeration Benefits at ATMOsphere America

Presentation Showcases Impact of CO2 Systems on Climate and Energy Efficiency

Danfoss highlighted the sustainability benefits of CO2 refrigeration systems in supermarket applications during a presentation at ATMOsphere America 2014 in San Francisco. ATMOsphere America convened industry leaders to discuss the latest technologies, market trends, and regulatory issues in the field of natural refrigerants.


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Danfoss Releases Position Paper on F-gas Regulation

Paper Outlines Milestones, Legislation around Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons

The paper outlines the key milestones and legislation around the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which can carry high global warming potential (GWP), and the development of alternatives to HFCs.


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July 11, 2014: Sprouts Farmers Market to Open Atlanta-Area Store with CO2 Refrigeration

Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration Systems Are Normally Limited to Colder Climates

Sprouts Farmers Market announced that it is opening a new store in the metro-Atlanta area using CO2 refrigeration. According to the company, it will be the first CO2-based supermarket refrigeration system in a warm weather market in North America.


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Tomorrow’s Technology in Use Today

A Sampling of Real-Life Refrigerant Applications

Some forward-thinking businesses are employing tomorrow's refrigeration technology today. Here are a few examples.


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Blended Beverage Equipment Does It All

Ice Making Just One Piece of this Technology’s Puzzle

Technicians need to to be aware that ice machine servicing expertise might be just one small part of the technology they could encounter on a single piece of refrigerated equipment. 


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NRA Highlights Refrigerant Technologies

Latest Refrigeration Equipment Trends Shine with New Technologies

Some of the newest electronic technologies were on display at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.


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A Global Look at Refrigeration Challenges

Developed, Developing Countries Differ in Accessibility

Developed countries have refrigeration systems that protect food until it is delivered to customers. But, in developing countries, that refrigeration aspect is often missing at almost every step along the cold chain.


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A Mid-year Update on HVAC Refrigerants

Waiting On Decisions Related to R-22 Phasedown, Legal Actions, HFCs Future

When it comes to refrigerants, the HVACR industry is warily watching the EPA, federal courts, global market place, and Obama administration. Here, as of June 2, is how things look.


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Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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