Refrigeration

Nov. 10, 2014: Demand for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment to Reach $36.5 Billion in 2018

Among Developed Nations, Recovering Economic Conditions Will Drive Demand

Global demand for commercial refrigeration equipment is forecast to increase 4.7 percent annually through 2018 to $36.5 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based market research firm. Advances will be bolstered in large part by ongoing industrialization efforts in many of the world’s developing countries.


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EPA Finalizes R-22 Phaseout Plan

Final Rule Limits Production to 22 Million Pounds Starting Jan. 1, 2015

Contractors who have found virgin hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-22 readily available at their local supply houses had best prepare for a drastic drop-off in such supplies very soon.


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Oct. 30, 2014: Carrier to Convene Inaugural World Cold Chain Summit to Reduce Food Waste

Event Is Scheduled for Nov. 20

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, more than 800 million people worldwide go to bed hungry, while one-third or more of all food produced never reaches consumers due to spoilage and waste. In response to this issue, Carrier has announced its inaugural “World Cold Chain Summit to Reduce Food Waste.”


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Costco Fined for R-22 Venting

Company to Pay $335,000 and Invest $2 million in Refrigerant Management

In a settlement announced Sept. 3 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice, Costco will pay $335,000 in penalties for federal Clean Air Act violations and improve refrigerant management at 274 stores at an estimated cost of $2 million over the next three years.


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Making New Refrigerants Work in Systems

Studies Show the Testing Being Done

It’s one thing to announce new refrigerants. It is another thing to figure out how they will work in real-life situations. With the industry facing an apparent shift to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, the performance of those gases is being carefully studied.


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Dealing with Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigeration Has a ‘Freeze’ Solution

A new form of leak sealing has been developed that can deal with a wide range of refrigeration leak issues, saving money for everyone from the cost conscious walk-in equipment owner to the cash strapped college student with a leaky refrigerator.


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Refrigerant Leak Prevention

The Key Is Regular Maintenance

The GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership has been providing the refrigeration sector with information on efforts to reduce refrigerant emissions and improve efficiencies of commercial equipment. The partnership also publishes service-related materials, the following of which is excerpted from those files.


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What’s in a Name

Is It a Company or a Country?

Earlier this year, I was editing and summarizing a report from The Freedonia Group regarding potential growth in commercial refrigeration. That name rang a loud bell with me — and not because it had anything to do with refrigeration.


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