Refrigeration

Resolving Formicary Corrosion Concerns

Challenge Being Tackled By New Technologies

The industry has been coping with this form of coil corrosion for decades and is making strides in the battle against it.


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Practical Solutions to Condensing Challenges

Sports Bar, Hospital Benefit from Technological Innovations

As technology continues to advance, the industry is emerging with an extensive list of examples on how to successfully install a condensing unit.


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Refrigerants Webinar Updates Contractors

‘Confluence of Initiatives’ Merit Attention

The nearly hourlong presentation was made by Charlie McCrudden, senior vice president for government relations for ACCA.


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DOE Issues Commercial Refrigeration Standards

Refrigeration Equipment Comes Under Review

For service technicians and contractors, the key is to be aware of next-generation equipment coming down the road, any differing servicing techniques that might be required, and the fact that like-for-like equipment may not be easily changed out, even if a customer requests it. 


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The Professor: Don’t Forget About the Oil Check Valve

Dealing With Startup and System Problems

An overview of the oil check valve, which will only let oil pass from the compressor’s motor barrel to its crankcase.


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Efficiency and Cost Concerns Drive Refrigeration Innovations

Technical Papers Examine New Ways to Work with Familiar Refrigerant

When hundreds of ammonia refrigeration engineers, manufacturers, contractors, and end users gather in one place, technical talk is sure to follow.


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Ice Breaker: Gauging the Importance of the Service Ticket

Written Documentation an Important Part of Call

Techs may not see the importance of the service ticket, but they should, since it can be an accurate reflection of him and his work. 


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May 27, 2014: AHRI Petitions for Court Review of Commercial Refrigeration Efficiency Rule

Association Says Rule Does Not Meet Criteria for New Energy Efficiency Standards

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its final rule issued on March 28, 2014, regarding energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. 


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The Business of Refrigeration Is Global in Nature

Refrigerants, Carbon Credits, GreenChill Draw Interest

Beyond making refrigeration equipment and refrigerant gases, manufacturers of such products are also involved in developments within the industry that show global sweep. Here are several recent announcements involving manufacturers familiar to contractors and service technicians.


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Efficiency, Cost Concerns Drive Refrigeration Innovations

Technical Papers Look at New Ways to Work with Familiar Refrigerant

When hundreds of the top ammonia refrigeration engineers, manufacturers, contractors, and end users gather in one place, technical talk is sure to follow. Such was the case at the most recent International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.


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Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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