American Chemical Society award cites development of HFO-1234yf as R-134a replacement
July 4, 2016
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has recognized seven Honeywell scientists with the ACS’ prestigious Heroes of Chemistry Award for the development of a low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant being adopted for vehicles globally.
Ice and refrigeration company will be ‘highly complementary’ to Middleby’s portfolio
July 4, 2016
Investment banker Harris Williams & Co., has announced the sale of Follett Corp., Easton, Pennsylvania, to The Middleby Corp., Elgin, Illinois. Follett is a designer and manufacturer of ice and medical-grade refrigeration products.
We all know that some of the new refrigerant options are highly flammable, some are mildly flammable, and some operate at very high pressures. But our industry is filled with smart people who know the hazards, and will train and adapt.
Honored for Thermo King truck and trailer refrigeration units, two Trane chillers
July 1, 2016
Ingersoll Rand announced that it received three Product and Project of the Year awards from Environmental Leader at the fifth annual Environmental Leader Conference in Denver. The honored products are part of Ingersoll Rand’s EcoWise™ portfolio.
Now specifies that all refrigerant containers should have one uniform paint color
June 29, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has announced significant changes to refrigerant paint color designations in the revised version of AHRI Guideline N, Assignment of Refrigerant Container Colors.
Provides smart refrigeration with precision temperature control
June 28, 2016
Phononic, a supplier of solid-state cooling and heating technology, announced the latest model introduction to its Evolve™ brand. The 5.5-cubic-foot, medical-grade undercounter refrigerator is designed to safeguard drugs, vaccines, and medical devices with exacting temperature control and embedded monitoring software.
This kit is designed for mineral oil, polyvinylether (PVE), polyolester (POE), and alkyl benzene lubricant systems. It can add fluorescent dyes into air conditioning and refrigeration systems without the use of additional refrigerant.
Investments in equipment provide greater capabilities
June 22, 2016
Intertek announced it has invested in expanded laboratory space and equipment to further enhance its testing capabilities to the HVACR industry. With these investments in testing equipment is unique to North America, Intertek said it continues to build on its status as one of the largest global networks of third-party testing facilities.
Company is building market traction for its solid-state cooling and heating
June 20, 2016
Phononic, developer of solid-state cooling and heating technology, announced that it has been named to the fourth annual CNBC Disruptor 50 List, recognizing the company as a forward-thinking startup with the potential to influence and change markets.
AHRI, ASHRAE, US DOE partnership devotes $5.2 million to broaden knowledge
June 20, 2016
The research program is part of an ongoing global effort to phase down the use of high-GWP refrigerants and identify appropriate climate-friendly alternatives. The DOE will contribute $3 million; ASHRAE, $1.2 million; and AHRI, $1 million.