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Looking Beyond Low GWP

Environmental Regulators Should Consider Refrigerant Performance as well as Global Warming Potential
By Peter Powell
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Now that the battle regarding ozone depleting potential (ODP) refrigerants has ended with the phaseout of CFCs and HCFCs, the fighting has shifted to issues related to the global warming potential (GWP) of the remaining and newly developing refrigerants.


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May 24, 2013: Master-Bilt Wins Award for New Refrigeration Technology

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Standex International Corp. announced that its Food Service Equipment Group’s Master-Bilt refrigeration business has received a National Restaurant Association 2013 Kitchen Innovation Award. Master-Bilt received the award for its parallel glycol rack refrigeration technology for foodservice kitchen and retail environments.


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Coming to America

U.K.'s A-Gas Plans Expansion Into North America
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A-Gas’s acquisitions in the U.S. will set it up for a significant expansion into North America, including the international rollout of its refrigerant reclamation technology


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Dealing With Refrigerant Contamination

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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has issued a white paper titled “Reports of R-134a Contaminated with R-40 and Other Refrigerants.” That paper is featured here.


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An Open and Closed Case — Retrofit Planning

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This is the second of a five-part series providing a guide for retrofitting open refrigerated display cases with doors, which comes from a publication of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance.


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RSES Stresses Education in Pittsburgh

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The 76th Annual RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo will be held in conjunction with the RSES Empire Keystone Association 50th Annual Conference on Oct. 23-26 at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. 


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Bitzer Expansion Includes More Training Space

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The compressor manufacturer Bitzer has invested 30 million Euros (about $39.3 million) for construction of new buildings to house production, a warehouse, and dispatching in Schkeuditz, Germany. The improvements will also include more space for training.


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First Choice or Best Choice: Choosing College vs. Vocational School

By Peter Powell
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As I’m writing this, the Diane Rehm Show on National Public Radio (NPR) has just aired a segment called “Who Benefits from College and Why.” One major component was who should go to college and who should go into a trade.


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RSES Announces Conference, Technology Expo Dates

October Conference and Expo to be Held in Pittsburgh
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The 76th Annual RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo will be held Oct. 23-26 at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh.


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Seeking to Smooth Out Natural Refrigerants’ Rocky Road

IIAR Conference Addresses Path to Natural Refrigerants
By Peter Powell
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The road to natural refrigerants is a rocky one. There is much talk, but not a lot of action. However, this sector is certainly expanding. 


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