Refrigeration

Aug. 8, 2013: First U.S. Supermarket Using Propane Refrigerant Launched

Tecumseh Supports Hussmann in R-290 Application
August 8, 2013
Tecumseh Products Co. announced that it worked closely with Hussmann Corp. to launch the first United States-based grocery store using propane (R-290) refrigerant. The newly opened Austin, Texas supermarket built by H-E-B Grocery uses self-contained refrigerated display cases with hydrocarbon refrigerant R-290.


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Aug. 5, 2013: Growth in Foodservice Drives Demand for Display Cases

Demand for Refrigerated Display Cases Has Seen Steady Growth over the Last Decade
August 5, 2013
The global market for refrigerated display cases is forecast to reach $7.6 billion by 2018, driven by growing population and the corresponding rise in food retailing, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts Inc.


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The Professor: Flooding and Slugging of Compressors

Understanding the Terms Critical to Troubleshooting
August 5, 2013

Clear, concise, and accurate communication between service technicians, parts suppliers, customers, and the home shop is rapidly gaining importance as the HVACR field transitions and becomes more technically oriented.


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Ice Breaker: The Last Steps of a Service Call

Leave a Lasting Impression on Your Customers
August 5, 2013

How you handle leaving a job site is as equally important as how you handle arriving and conducting the repair or installation. 


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Refrigerants Gain Job Site Attention

Operations Produce Efficiency Data
August 5, 2013

So what can you do with natural refrigerants and where can you do it? That formed the basis of case studies presented at the second Atmosphere America Natural Refrigerants Conference in Washington, D.C.


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Aug. 2, 2013: Low-Charge Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Introduced

Products Include Ammonia Chillers and Freezers for the U.S. Market
August 2, 2013
Star Refrigeration has introduced its range of low-charge ammonia chillers and freezers — the Azanechiller and Azanefreezer — that the company said are specifically designed to meet the needs of the United States market.


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Obama’s Climate Action Plan Targets HFC Reduction

International and Domestic Initiatives Push Phase Down, Reduced Use
July 29, 2013

President Barack Obama’s recently announced Climate Action Plan specifically references the future of the familiar HFC refrigerants all HVACR contractors work with on a daily basis.


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All-In-One System Improves Tech Safety

Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration’s Composite Mechanical Enclosure Snags Gold
July 22, 2013

Chilling at the top of the Refrigeration and Ice Machines niche is Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration’s Composite Mechanical Enclosure. The unit is this year’s category winner in the 2013 Dealer Design Awards. 


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Papers Ponder Ammonia, Heat Transfer

Ongoing Developments Regarding Natural Refrigerants and Continued Commitment to Refrigeration Basics
July 15, 2013

Making ammonia work in traditional HFC territory, trying transcritical CO2 systems in ice rinks, and examining ways to apply refrigeration principles to heat transfer rates were just three topics of 13 papers (five in Spanish) presented at the most recent Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Expo.


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An Open and Closed Case — Refrigeration System Reconfiguration

Guidelines for Retrofitting Open Refrigerated Cases with Doors
July 15, 2013
This is the fourth 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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