Fractional horsepower permanent split capacitor (PSC) fan motors are one of the most popular single-phase motors used in our industry, and then they fail, technicians must be able to troubleshoot and replace them.
The divisiveness of the presidential campaign on top of what was already a difficult political climate in Washington means pushing through any kind of legislation this year will be highly unlikely, though that doesn’t necessarily mean the trends aren’t moving in the right direction for ammonia and other natural refrigerants.
Buscemi will remain with Hudson to assist with the CFO succession for a transition period
June 2, 2016
Hudson Technologies Inc. announced that James R. Buscemi has advised the company of his intent to step down as vice president and chief financial officer of the company, effective July 1, 2016. Buscemi will remain with Hudson to assist with the CFO succession for a transition period.
Mandell brings operational experience with facility services businesses
May 30, 2016
Source Refrigeration & HVAC announced that Andrew Mandell has been named chief operating officer. Source is a leading independent provider of commercial refrigeration and HVAC services in North America, serving supermarket chains, convenience store chains, and telecom companies.
Changing food habits and improved international trade of food products are expected to support growth
May 30, 2016
The global industrial refrigeration equipment market was valued at $24 billion in 2015 and is expected to generate revenue of $36.25 billion by the end of 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of slightly above 7 percent between 2016 and 2021, according to a new report published by Zion Research.
Refrigerants with ‘22a’ or ‘R-22a’ in the name contain highly flammable hydrocarbons
May 30, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is again cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement contractors, and air conditioning technicians of the safety hazards related to the use of propane in existing motor vehicle and home air conditioning systems.
Thierry Vanlancker, president of its fluoroproducts business at the Chemours Co., is retiring. Chemours also announced it is investing in large-scale manufacturing to expand supply of its Opteon™ family of refrigerants.
Although I know the refrigeration business is a very tough one, I still think refrigeration contractors and technicians have it better on the “R” side of the business than do the guys on the HVAC side.
Distributor group supports use of alternative refrigerants
May 27, 2016
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), the trade group representing nearly all refrigerant distributors and wholesalers in the refrigeration market, announced it has joined the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC).