Refrigeration

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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Consumer Media Spreading the Word on Industry Concerns

TV Station Airs Story on R-22 Phaseout
August 19, 2013
We should always be happy when the media outside our industry draws attention to the challenges faced by HVACR contractors.


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Aug. 19, 2013: New Refrigeration Compressor Said to Have Highest Cooling Capacity

Screw Compressor Offers Capacity of 400 kW and Coefficient of Performance of 1.63
August 19, 2013
Kobe Steel Ltd. has developed a new refrigeration compressor, called the iZN440TUA, which is a two-stage inverter ammonia screw compressor said to have the world's highest cooling rate with a coefficient of performance (COP) of 1.63 and the world’s highest cooling capacity of about 400 kW.


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The NEWS Hosts Refrigeration Webinar

Webinar Will Compare, Contrast Glycol and Direct Expansion Refrigeration Systems
August 12, 2013

The NEWS will host a free webinar, “Overcome the Barriers to Adoption of Secondary Glycol Refrigeration Systems,” at 1 p.m. ET on Aug. 27.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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