New Orleans to host FMI Energy and Store Development conference
August 1, 2016
FMI’s 2016 Energy & Store Development conference will be held Sept. 11-14 at the Sheraton New Orleans hotel. The conference offers an opportunity to meet with leaders of the food retail industry to discuss new refrigeration technology, energy efficiency and conservation, as well as refrigeration system and store design.
U.S. International Trade Commission’s final ruling paves way for Commerce Department action
August 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blends from China, but no antidumping order will be issued on imports of HFC components from China.
Well, as we’re all aware, 2016 is a presidential election year and the United States’ “noble experiment in democracy” continues. Obviously, I’m going to tread lightly in these turbulent political waters, but I thought it might be interesting to take a look behind the scenes and examine the parties’ respective platforms.
Contract is for the management and supply of refrigerants, compressed gases, cylinders, and related items
July 28, 2016
Hudson Technologies Inc. announced that it has been awarded, as prime contractor, a five-year contract including a five-year renewal option, by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency with an estimated maximum value over the term of the agreement of $400 million in sales to the Department of Defense (DoD).
This temperature-initiated adaptive defrost control solution is designed to meet pending U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conservation standards. It uses smart sensing technology to defrost evaporator coils only when needed.
Other driving forces include rise in trade of frozen food and seafood products, need to reduce food waste
July 22, 2016
The global refrigerated warehouse market is projected to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 14 percent to 2020, driven by the rise of end-to-end integrated services, according to the latest research report released by Technavio.
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.