Refrigeration

Ice Breaker: The True Refrigeration Professional

October 1, 2012
I have always been impressed with the true refrigeration professional; the type of guy that not only is able to fix a problem, but also understands the why behind the problem. These guys are not satisfied with just knowing how to replace a failed component . They want to know why it failed.


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Making the Switch: Exploring CO2 Refrigeration System Designs

October 1, 2012
Using CO2 requires a different system design than the traditional HFC-based system. In fact, there are three standard design types that exist in the application of CO2 as a refrigerant in commercial food retail refrigeration systems. Each type can have variations to meet different requirements or to increase benefits.


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Hoshizaki America Inc.: Sandwich and Mega Top Prep Refrigerators

October 1, 2012
The Commercial Series sandwich and mega top prep refrigerators offer quality performance while saving dollars in operation costs. The refrigerators are constructed of stainless steel. They have front-breathing airflow to accommodate tight spaces.


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First HFO Chiller Installed

September 24, 2012
British-based Klima-Therm has installed what it said was the world’s first Turbomiser chillers equipped with Turbocor compressor HFO refrigerant. HFOs are being promoted by some f-gas manufacturers as the next generation of refrigerants beyond HFCs.


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The Good Times and Bad Times of Moisture and Sealants

September 24, 2012
The relationship between high-performance air conditioning and refrigeration (ACR) sealants and moisture is similar to a dysfunctional marriage. ACR leak sealants can’t live with moisture and they can’t live without moisture.


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Concerning Buildings, Refrigeration, Compressors

September 24, 2012
Net zero energy buildings, changes coming in domestic refrigeration, the future of turbo equipment, and trends in energy efficiency. Those were the topics during plenary sessions that started each morning at the every other year Purdue conferences dealing with HVACR.


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Water as a Refrigerant

September 24, 2012
To the natural refrigerants of HCs, CO2, and ammonia, there has been added what is being called a fourth platform. Water is now being promoted in the international community with the launch of a website called www.R718.com.


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Multiple Choice in Refrigerants

September 24, 2012
A hot topic in the world of refrigeration and air conditioning continues to swirl around refrigerants and what refrigerants will take hold and be used now, besides HFCs, and what will supplant HFCs in the future.


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Putting Refrigeration to the Test

September 3, 2012
Parker Hannifin has announced what it described as “new real-world testing capabilities” with the launch of Sporlan Supermarket Test Lab in Washington, Mo. It is said to “mimic a wide spectrum of real life supermarket operations.”


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Stand-Alone R-32 Catches Interest at Purdue Conferences

September 3, 2012
The concurrent 21st International Compressor Engineering Conference, 14th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, and 2nd International High Performance Buildings Conference showed how dramatically the issue of global warming is impacting the refrigerant aspect of the HVACR industry and how complex the issue is.


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