Market to post CAGR of close to 7% during the forecast period
February 8, 2016
A report on the global industrial refrigeration systems market from Technavio provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook through 2020. The firm defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly affect the market and contribute to its growth or decline.
Compressor performance curves can provide a service technician with the Btu pumping rate (capacity), mass flow rates, operating amperage, and operating wattage of a compressor when the suction pressure and head pressure are known for the system.
The cyclical pattern of change in refrigerants is linked directly to our growing understanding of the unintended consequences of refrigerant interactions with our atmosphere, coupled with advancements in technology and shifts in societal values toward sustainability. One only needs to look at the evolution of refrigerants to see these trends at play.
All of the components may be operational, but are they adjusted and working properly as a complete system? A professional installation will include a thorough inspection of the system as a complete unit.
Ultrasonic sensor measures and documents refrigerant-to-oil ratio
February 1, 2016
SensoTech’s LiquiSonic® analyzer allows for precision measurement of oil concentration in refrigerant to ensure the optimum ratio of oil and refrigerant. According to SensoTech, the LiquiSonic sensors use ultrasonic technology to continuously and directly measure the oil concentration.
The Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) has approved an agreement reached by manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates acting as part of a working group to set new energy efficiency standards for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF).
Topics include toxicity, flammability, and higher pressures
February 1, 2016
With the advancing worldwide phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP’s) OzonAction Division of Technology has produced a series of factsheets on the safe use of the new alternative refrigerants.
The refrigeration industry certainly takes its share of heat from the scientific research community, and it can be easy to feel as if we’re being ganged up on. But the good news is that we’ve got some scientists and researchers working on our side, too.
Dumping margins range from 91.99 percent to 210.46 percent
January 29, 2016
The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced an affirmative preliminary determination in its antidumping duty investigation of imports of HFC refrigerants from China. This encompasses both blends and single-component HFCs.