Refrigeration

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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Jan. 27, 2014: Refrigerated Display Case Market to Reach $16.3 Billion by 2019

Growth Is Driven by Increased Demand for Replacement Units and New Equipment from the Retail Sector
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According to a new market report “Refrigerated Display Cases (Plug-in and Remote) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019,” published by Transparency Market Research, the global market for refrigerated display cases is forecast to reach $16.3 billion by 2019.


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The Business of Refrigeration

Refrigerants, Supermarkets, Acquisitions
By Peter Powell
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In the business of refrigeration, there have been recent developments in refrigerant research, supermarket energy-efficiency improvements, and the acquisition of a commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer.


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EPA Tightens Energy Star Standards

New Specifications Take Effect Oct. 1
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published what it described as “The Final Draft Version 3.0” which deals with product specifications for Energy Star-qualified commercial refrigerators and freezers. The standards will take effect Oct. 1, 2014.


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HVACR Motor and Ice Machine Product Innovation

Reflecting Constant Change in Refrigeration
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New technologies are constantly arriving in the refrigeration sector. From time to time, we’ll take a look at some of those advancements. This article will focus on developments in motors and ice machines.


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Report Updates the ‘Natural’ Refrigerants Fiscal Situation in Europe

The Focal Point Is on HFCs
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As consensus builds for a European agreement on regulating emissions of f-gases, Shecco has launched its newest publication, the “GUIDE+: HFC Taxes & Fiscal Incentives for Natural Refrigerants in Europe.” 


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Refrigeration Equipment Simplicity Might Be the Way to Go

A Consultant Looks at Drawing in and Retaining Refrigeration Techs
By Peter Powell
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Here’s a sobering thought for you: The average age of a refrigeration service technician that works on supermarket equipment is greater than 55. That’s according to Terry Roberts, president of Merchandising by Design. Her question was, “Who’s going to maintain these stores” after these ‘seniors’ leave the industry?


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Rheem Purchases Heat Transfer Products

Strategic Acquisition will be Stand-Alone Unit of Rheem
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HTPG, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment for the food service, food retail, and other non-consumable markets, hopes to see its products gain a new reach in international markets not currently served by HTPG.


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2014 HVACR Directory & Source Guide

The No. 1 HVACR Buyers Guide for 80 Years
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The NEWS HVACR Directory & Source Guide is one of the industry’s most valuable resources. HVACR pros rely on it to locate products, get technical support, and discover new business opportunities. 


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Jan. 13, 2014: Refrigeration Commissioning Guide Available for Free Download

How-To Guidance for Commissioning Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Systems
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Sixty percent of energy use in supermarkets is attributed to refrigeration, and studies have shown commissioning could result in 7 to 25 percent energy savings. A new guide from ASHRAE outlines a commissioning process that could result in substantial savings.


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