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Follett Corp.: Ice and Water Dispensers

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The 15 Series ice and water dispensers are a product line extension to the company’s 7 Series. 


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No More Pipe Dreams: The Steps to Choosing Pipe Insulation

Selecting the Right Material for the Application Is Only the Beginning
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Choosing the best insulation in industrial pipe applications should not be a pipe dream. That’s the position of Owens Corning, which has put together an infographic titled “Four Steps to Simpler Pipe Insulation Specification.”


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The Latest in Ice Dispensers and Refrigerant Canisters

Refrigeration Makes Technology Advances
By Peter Powell
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Ice equipment and refrigerant canisters are a couple of the latest developments in refrigeration. Follett 7 Series ice-only dispensers are now Energy Star-qualified. DuPont Refrigerants has introduced a new technology to its Dispos-A-Can® containers.


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New Foam-Blowing Agent Lowers Refrigerators’ GWP

Whirlpool Adds Eco-Friendly Insulation to Its Equipment
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Whirlpool has begun phasing out use of HFC-134a, and it has now implemented the use of Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) insulation in U.S. made-refrigerators and freezers.


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Lawson Wins Award for CO2 Refrigeration Use

C-Store Chain Lowers Total Energy Consumption by 11 Percent
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As the industry continues to deal with f-gas issues, recognition continues to come to refrigeration systems using CO2 as a refrigerant.


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Going From Green to Lean?

Looking at Shifting Priorities for Supermarkets
By Peter Powell
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Over the last couple of months, I’ve referenced comments from Terry Parker, president of Merchandising by Design, who spoke on the topic “The Art and Science Behind Compelling Fresh Food Formats” at last fall’s Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Design Conference.


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Feb. 12, 2014: Coca-Cola Installs 1 Millionth HFC-Free Cooler Globally

Company Working Toward 2015 Goal to Use Natural Refrigerants for All New Cold-Drink Equipment
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The Coca-Cola Co. announced that it has installed its 1 millionth hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free cooler using natural refrigerant. Together with its bottling partners, the Coca-Cola system has established a goal that all new cold-drink equipment will be HFC-free by 2015.


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Canister Colors Help Identify, Classify HVAC Refrigerants

Labeling Virgin and Reclaimed HVAC Refrigerant Containers by Color Still Only Voluntary
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As a contractor, the simple takeaway is to read the label, know your colors, and know your suppliers.  


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The Professor: ‘Wye’ or ‘Star’ Configurations

A Look at Electrical Service Transformers
By John Tomczyk
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John Tomczyk discusses the Wye or Star configuration of the three-phase electrical service, which usually delivers four wires to the building.


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More Refrigerants, More Ways to Use Them

Supermarket Sector Still Trying to Track Trends
By Peter Powell
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For new installations, so-called natural refrigerants are Topic No. 1 as the sector wants to get an edge on any possible phase down in production of HFCs.


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