Refrigeration

Counting CO2 Costs

Return on Investment Needs to Be Factored In

Everyone talks about what it initially costs a supermarket to switch to a 100 percent CO2 commercial refrigeration system. But start thinking about the costs that come next — on everything from electricity to regulatory compliance — and the return on investment on CO2 begins to make a great deal of sense.


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Considering Complexities in Commercial Refrigeration

Symposium Also Looks at Refrigerants, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability

Danfoss’ 22nd EnVisioneering Symposium was titled “Refrigerants2Sustainability,” and focused on the challenges reshaping the refrigeration landscape. These include climate change, increased regulatory pressure, ever-increasing energy costs, contractor training on new low-GWP systems, and more.


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Apples and Oranges Beyond Comparison

Refrigeration System Designs More Complex

So, supermarket owners want refrigeration systems that are energy efficient to hold down costs and pro-environmental for political correctness. But for engineers, contractors, and technicians that approach may not be all that easy, whether bringing a new store online or retrofitting an existing one.


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A Final Point

Reflections on FROSTlines

This is my last Point of View commentary for The NEWS’ FROSTlines eNewsletter. By the time you read this, I will have been retired for several weeks. FROSTlines was a new venture for The NEWS when it began a few years ago. It was set to focus totally on refrigeration and it would be online only.


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Feb. 25, 2015: ARCA Receives Patent for Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling

System Incorporates Various Levels of Automation to Reduce the Number of Human Operators Required

Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. (ARCA) announced that it has been granted a patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,931,289) covering its systems, methods, and techniques for facilitating the recovery and recycling of refrigerants and oil from air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances that contain refrigerant.


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Cliplight Mfg. Co.: R-22 System Retrofit

Super Change™ has been developed to allow a fast and easy conversion from R-22 refrigerant or any mineral/alkylbenzene oil system, to any hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant including polyolester (POE)-based R-407C and R-410A. 


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Michael Nark, CEO of BuildingIQ, talks about the company’s software platform which works with existing building management systems in commercial buildings to adjust HVAC operations to increase cost savings and the future of the building automation and controls market. Posted on March 20.

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