HVACR manufacturers earn contractor-judged awards for dealer-friendly, innovative products
July 18, 2016
The Dealer Design Awards are judged by 20 contractors from across the U.S. who are active in the industry and have their collective fingers on the pulse of what’s happening. This year’s competition saw numerous themes across each category, as manufacturers shared the broad goals of making products smarter, more consistent, and innovative in new and unique ways.
The winner of the 2016 gold award in the Dealer Design Awards (DDA) Refrigeration and Ice Machines category is JB Industries' F6 dual-piston refrigerant recovery unit. The F6 features a 1-horsepower (hp) motor, a dual-piston compressor, and a high-efficiency microchannel condenser, which helps it to quickly recover refrigerants.
Includes recommended practices for flammable refrigerant containers
July 14, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has published updates to AHRI Guideline Q, Content Recovery and Proper Recycling of Refrigerant Cylinders, which now includes best practices for end-of-life recycling of flammable refrigerant containers.
Intermatic Inc. has announced a new temperature-initiated adaptive defrost control solution that the company said reduces defrost cycles by 40 percent or more per day in commercial walk-in coolers and freezers.
International Trade Commission scheduled to make its final injury determination on Aug. 1
July 11, 2016
The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced an affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty investigation of imports of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blends and components from the People’s Republic of China.
Existing individually assigned container paint colors should be transitioned by 2020
July 11, 2016
More than half of respondents to an AHRI survey of refrigerant handlers found that container colors had caused confusion. This confusion was likely to increase as new refrigerants are added to the market.
Partnership will deploy the first display cases utilizing magnetic refrigeration in North America
July 8, 2016
Cooltech Applications S.A.S., a magnetic refrigeration developer, has announced a partnership with Structural Concepts, Muskegon, Michigan, a leading refrigerated display case manufacturer, to integrate Cooltech’s magnetic refrigeration system (MRS) into some of Structural Concepts’ display cases.
Regulation in the EU and U.S., increasing construction in Asia Pacific and the Middle East are driving growth
July 5, 2016
The global insulation market is forecast to reach $93.34 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The rising importance of energy efficient buildings owing to escalating energy costs is expected to remain a key driving factor for the global insulation market.
As hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs), hydrocarbons (HCs), and natural refrigerants are set to replace HFCs, their often-overlooked partners — lubricants — are rarely mentioned. As the industry prepares to adhere to mandated refrigerant transitions, a common question is: “Can I use my old lubricants with new refrigerants?”