Refrigeration

Some Kind of Supermarket

Interesting Airflow Issues

One flick that turns up every fall is called “Love at the Thanksgiving Parade.” One scene is supposed to take place in late November in Chicago. The good-looking guy and good-looking girl are shopping at a supermarket. But there do not appear to be any doors at the front of the store.


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HVAC Industry Lays Out Refrigerant Plan

AHRI Asked the Government to Set the Objectives and Work Together with Industry

HVACR industry associations, manufacturers, end users, and fluorocarbon producers met with senior White House officials to show support and voluntary commitments to phase down HFCs. Industry coalition the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy and the White House hosted the event Sept. 16 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.


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Sept. 9, 2014: OSHA Cites Anheuser-Busch for Refrigeration System Violations

Inspection Finds Repeat and Serious Violations; $92,400 Fine Proposed

Anheuser-Busch Cos. LLC has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for two repeat and eight serious safety violations following an inspection of its Columbus, Ohio, brewery’s ammonia refrigeration system. Proposed penalties total $92,400.


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HVAC Contractors Adapting to Changes

Keeping Up With Refrigeration Sector

For this focus on supermarkets and restaurants, The NEWS asked a number of contractors where they are in the mix and where they see the refrigeration sector heading. Here is what they had to say.


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Sept. 5, 2014: EPA and DOJ Announce Settlement with Costco to Cut Refrigerant Emissions

Government Says Costco Failed to Repair Leaks of R-22 Refrigerant Between 2004 and 2007

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have announced a settlement with Costco Wholesale Corp. in which the company agrees to pay $335,000 in penalties for federal Clean Air Act violations and improve refrigerant management at 274 stores.


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The Professor: A Recap on Oil Traps

Functions, Dealing with Oil Reservoirs

The function of an oil reservoir, commonly known as an oil trap, is to prevent large oil slugs from forming. This is accomplished by trapping a small amount of oil in the reservoir or trap and gradually returning it to the compressor.


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