Refrigeration

R-22 Leaks Result in $400,000 EPA Fine

October 22, 2012
Icicle Seafoods, Seattle, has agreed to pay a more than $400,000 fine for refrigerant leaks at some of the company’s seafood processing vessels and plants in Alaska.


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A Windy Solution to Solve a Contractor’s Sales Woes?

October 22, 2012
One of the toughest sells for contractors is the upfront costs of a new HVACR system, regardless of how quick the energy efficiency or environmental preservation paybacks might be. So one has to wonder if authors Mark Jacobson and Cristina Archer had upfront costs in mind when they wrote a study about wind power.


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Danfoss: Capacity Controller

October 22, 2012
The AK-PC 781 multifunctional pack controller makes it easy to set up energy-efficient capacity control of refrigeration compressors and condensers with modular hardware and flexible software that extends as system requirements grow or change.


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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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