Refrigeration

Refrigeration Innovations Earn Applause

Freezers, Cooler Components Earn Top Awards at National Restaurant Association Show

It certainly appears that impartial judges have taken a liking to the practical HVACR components frequently added on to freezers and coolers, which help the units run efficiently and accurately.


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Restaurant Owners Desire Productive, Low-Maintenance Ice Equipment

Energy Efficiency, Sizing, Cleanliness Key Factors in Choosing Ice Equipment

The purpose of an ice machine may be to create ice, but when it comes to the food service industry, ice has to be pure, clean, produced by energy-efficient units of all sizes, and needs to come in all shapes. 


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Research and New Products Guiding Food Service Sector

Examining Efficiency, Effectiveness of Familiar Equipment

Two manufacturers recently released literature guiding food service decision makers to helpful data regarding the purchase of commercial-grade refrigerators and self-contained condenser coil cleaning units. 


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July 3, 2013: Refrigeration Controller Awarded Kitchen Innovation Award

Controller Can Be Used for New Installations or Retrofit of Existing Refrigeration Equipment
KE2 Therm Solutions announced that it has won a Kitchen Innovation Award, presented at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, for its KE2 Evaporator Efficiency (KE2 Evap) controller for walk-in coolers and freezers.


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The Professor: Recognizing, Solving Refrigerant Migration

Eliminating Refrigerant from the Compressor’s Suction Line or Crankcase

During the off cycle, or especially during a long shutdown, refrigerant will want to travel, or migrate, to a place where the pressure is the lowest. 


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Ice Breaker: Transformer Sizing and Calculating VA Capacity

Joe Marchese Explains How to Size a Step-Down Transformer

A popular electrical component used on many control circuits is the step-down transformer. It is the power source for a separate lower-voltage circuit which typically controls the operation of a system. 


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HCs: Revisions, Efficiencies, Warnings

Examining, Tweaking, and Considering the Legality of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

The road to wider use of HC refrigerants remains a rocky one — although it is still being navigated. The latest developments involve more revisions to the regulatory landscape, the tweaking of a refrigerant mix to make it more energy efficient in certain applications, and, as always, warnings about flammability.


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Restaurant Applications on Display at NRA

Contractors Find Expertise Needed Beyond Ice Machines, Freezers, Coolers

Regarding food service, refrigeration contractors are most concerned and familiar with ice machines, freezers, and coolers. Outside of the restaurant industry, HVACR contractors can be found spending a great deal of attention on the preservation of wine, which requires refrigeration, spot-cooling air conditioning, frozen food treat dispensers, and alternative ways of using CO2.


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An Open and Closed Case — Modifications and Retrofits

Guidelines for Retrofitting Open Cases With Doors
This is the third of a five-part series providing a guide for retrofitting open refrigerated display cases with doors and comes from a publication of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance.


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RSES Certified Trainer Program Picks Up Speed

HVACR Companies Can Bring Training to Their Location
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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