Settlement announced by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice
March 10, 2016
Two seafood processing and cold storage companies, Ocean Gold Seafoods Inc. and Ocean Cold LLC, have agreed to cut R-22 refrigerant releases from leaking refrigeration equipment at their facilities in Westport, Washington, and pay $495,000 in penalties for environmental violations.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Ames Laboratory will be the home of a new research consortium for the discovery and development of more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient refrigeration technologies, sponsored by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
Designed for those who don’t have the square footage for a full-sized system
March 8, 2016
Hillphoenix has introduced its new AdvansorFlex CO2 refrigeration system, which the company said delivers all the benefits of CO2 refrigeration in a compact and scalable format for small and medium-sized retailers.
Alleges dumping margins for R-134a refrigerant ranging from 150 percent to over 200 percent
March 7, 2016
The American Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Coalition and its members have filed an antidumping duty petition charging that unfairly traded imports of R-134a refrigerant from China are causing material injury to the U.S. fluoro-chemicals industry.
Checking temperatures in and out of the air conditioning coil is an important part of preparing a residential air conditioning system for the season. This article will cover how checking temperatures through an evaporator coil can tell a service technician if there’s a problem in the air-handling system or refrigerant system. It will also cover other general troubleshooting areas.
Verifying a diagnosis will take additional time, but this is time well spent. It will actually save time and money for both the technician and the customer by reducing the amount of callbacks and reducing the replacement of non-defective components on the job. It will also allow the technician to leave the job with peace of mind, knowing he has made a correct diagnosis.
An essential guide for the safe design and operation of ammonia refrigeration systems
March 2, 2016
The new American National Standard for the safe design of closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems, ANSI/IIAR 2-2014, sets the minimum requirements for industry compliance and adherence to U.S. codes and regulations and is “significantly different to previous releases,” noted David Blackhurst, director of Star Technical Solutions.
Issues include climate change, energy productivity, connectivity and a growing skills gap
February 29, 2016
Danfoss hosted its 21st annual press briefing Jan. 26 during the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida. Titled “Engineering Tomorrow,” this year’s briefing explored four major challenges facing the HVACR industry — climate change, energy productivity, connectivity, and a growing skills gap.
Latest update includes approvals for HC and HFO refrigerants
February 29, 2016
In follow-up to the document that Tecumseh issued in June 2015 regarding recommended refrigerants, the company has continued to test various low-global warming potential (GWP) options with the objective of determining suitable replacements for R-404A and R-134a.