Refrigeration

Ice Breaker: Suction Line Insulation

Elastomeric Material Means Condensation Prevention
September 2, 2013
The suction line of a refrigeration system is normally insulated with a flexible, closed-cell elastomeric material. Insulating the suction line is done to prevent condensate from developing and dripping off. It also limits the amount of heat added to the refrigerant as it travels back to the compressor.


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Tecumseh Products Co.: Indoor Air-Cooled Condensing Units

September 2, 2013
Indoor air-cooled fractional horsepower condensing units Celseon® AK/AJ are designed specifically for refrigeration applications where reliable cooling is required under varying loads and operating conditions. 


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Sustainable Refrigeration is Only ‘Natural’

New Refrigerants Still Need Careful Control, Simplicity
September 2, 2013
The purpose of the Atmosphere America event in Washington, D.C., this past summer was to present a business case for the so-called natural refrigerants.


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Aug. 30, 2013: DOE Issues Notice of Rulemaking and Public Meeting on Commercial Refrigeration Efficiency Standards

Public Meeting/Webinar Is Set for October
August 30, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment.


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Study: Cold Insulation Market to Grow to $4.8 Billion by 2018

Market Growth Mainly Driven by Growing Demand for Natural and Industrial Gases
August 26, 2013

The cold insulation market is expected to reach a net value of more than $4.8 billion by 2018, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets, a global research and consulting company.


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Coilpod: Refrigeration Coil Dust Containment Bag

August 26, 2013

The patent-pending Coilpod™ dust containment bag aids in the cleaning of dirty condenser coils in refrigeration equipment. 


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An Open and Closed Case – System Performance

When Retrofitting is Done, Testing Follows
August 19, 2013
This is the last part of a five-part series providing a guide for retrofitting open refrigerated display cases with doors and comes from a publication of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Alliance.


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Turning Up the Pressure on Compressor Testing

New Approach Reduces Testing Time
August 19, 2013
When GEA Grasso, a Dutch component manufacturer for industrial refrigeration installations, considered improving its testing systems for compressor measurements, they turned to LMS for a more integrated and flexible data acquisition and analyzer system.


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Supermarket Chain BGC Joins GreenChill

Brookshire Grocery Co. has 153 Stores
August 19, 2013
Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC), which operates 153 stores in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill partnership. 


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EPA Strengthens Energy Star Refrigerator and Freezer Requirements

Connected Features Are Encouraged
August 19, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revised its Energy Star requirements for residential refrigerators and freezers. The updated requirements raise the bar for energy efficiency in these products and, for the first time, encourage manufacturers to include optional connected features. 


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