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RSES Certified Trainer Program Picks Up Speed

HVACR Companies Can Bring Training to Their Location
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RSES’ new certified trainer program, first announced in late 2012 during the RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo at Isle of Palms, S.C., is “off and running,” according to a statement from the trade association.


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Learning About CO2 as a Refrigerant

As Uses Grow, Need For Training Increases
By Peter Powell
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As the industry continues to introduce more equipment using CO2 as a refrigerant, the need for training to work with that gas is growing. In a recent announcement, Scotland-based Star Refrigeration is offering training in that regard through its Star Learning Solutions program.


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Bitzer Dedicates New Plant in Georgia

Old Facility Will Be Used for Training and Production
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Fresh on the heels of the announcement of an expansion of one of its plants in Germany, Bitzer is celebrating the opening of a new factory in Flowery Branch, Ga., where Bitzer U.S. is headquartered. The company makes refrigeration and air conditioning compressors as well as pressure vessels.


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A Modern Marvel

Refrigeration Gets Its Props
By Peter Powell
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At last. Some props to refrigeration in supermarkets. In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that I saw the kudos recently at midday on a weekday (when many, including myself, should have been working), on a cable TV show (“Modern Marvels”) on the History Channel.


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Examining Condensing Trends through Practical Applications

HVAC Contractors Put High Ambients, Low Pressures, and New Refrigerants to the Test
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As familiar as condensing units are in refrigeration systems, these components are undergoing major changes. Several of those changes are being demonstrated in a number of practical applications nationwide. 


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Coils 101: A Basic Review

A Brief Look at A Coils, Slant Coils, and H Coils
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There are several designs for airflow through the evaporator coil, and for draining the condensate water from the coil, depending on the installation. The different designs are known as the A coil, the slant coil, and the H coil.


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Microchannel Coils Heading Toward Refrigeration Applications

Residential Market Expands to Commercial HVAC; Refrigeration on Deck
By Peter Powell
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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
By Peter Powell
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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

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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
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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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