Refrigeration

Microchannel Coils Heading Toward Refrigeration Applications

Residential Market Expands to Commercial HVAC; Refrigeration on Deck
June 10, 2013

Those small-diameter coils — with names like MicroGroove, microchannel, and micro-multichannel — have gained a beachhead in residential heating and air conditioning, and are advancing in commercial HVAC, with refrigeration on the horizon.


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Transitions Abound at IIAR Conference

IIAR Elects New Chairman; COO Announces Retirement
June 10, 2013

International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) is experiencing a double transition in 2013 as it elects a new chairman and bids fairwell to its retiring Chief Operating Officer.


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Tecumseh Products Co.: Outdoor Air-Cooled Condensing Units

June 10, 2013

Designed specifically for refrigeration applications where reliable cooling is required under varying loads and operating conditions, the Generation III outdoor air-cooled condensing units contain one of the manufacturer’s compressors built to handle the rigors of commercial refrigeration. 


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June 7, 2013: Magnetic Refrigeration to be Launched by Cooltech

Company Raises Capital for Launch, Refrigerated Counter Sector to be First Market
June 7, 2013
Cooltech Applications announced that it has successfully raised €8 million to enable the final industrialization stage of its magnetic refrigeration technology, which is expected to achieve international commercialization by the end of this year.


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The Professor: Leak Checking a Water-Cooled Condenser

Locating Refrigeration Cycle Leaks May Be Easier Than You Think
June 3, 2013

When a refrigeration system has lost most of its refrigerant charge in a short period of time, the leak is probably significant and should be easy to find.


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Looking Beyond Low GWP

Environmental Regulators Should Consider Refrigerant Performance as well as Global Warming Potential
June 3, 2013

Now that the battle regarding ozone depleting potential (ODP) refrigerants has ended with the phaseout of CFCs and HCFCs, the fighting has shifted to issues related to the global warming potential (GWP) of the remaining and newly developing refrigerants.


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May 24, 2013: Master-Bilt Wins Award for New Refrigeration Technology

May 24, 2013
Standex International Corp. announced that its Food Service Equipment Group’s Master-Bilt refrigeration business has received a National Restaurant Association 2013 Kitchen Innovation Award. Master-Bilt received the award for its parallel glycol rack refrigeration technology for foodservice kitchen and retail environments.


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Coming to America

U.K.'s A-Gas Plans Expansion Into North America
May 20, 2013

A-Gas’s acquisitions in the U.S. will set it up for a significant expansion into North America, including the international rollout of its refrigerant reclamation technology


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Dealing With Refrigerant Contamination

May 20, 2013
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has issued a white paper titled “Reports of R-134a Contaminated with R-40 and Other Refrigerants.” That paper is featured here.


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An Open and Closed Case — Retrofit Planning

May 20, 2013
This is the second of a five-part series providing a guide for retrofitting open refrigerated display cases with doors, which comes from a publication of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance.


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