FMI Energy and Store Development conference slated for San Diego
August 31, 2015
The 2015 FMI Energy and Store Development conference will be held Sept. 27-30 at the Sheraton San Diego in San Diego, California. The conference provides an opportunity to network with leaders in the food-retail industry about energy efficiency and refrigeration, as well as store design and merchandising.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new final rule codifying test procedures for refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines. The rule was published in the Federal Register on July 31.
It’s easy in the HVACR business to get caught up in and maybe even a little overwhelmed by all the technology and regulations and rapid-fire changes — especially in the refrigeration sector. It’s important, however, not to let all the pandemonium make you lose sight of the human side of the business.
Fills out its line of commercial refrigeration products
August 26, 2015
Chicagocoolers.com has announced the addition of True Manufacturing, a Missouri-based refrigeration manufacturer, to its list of commercial refrigeration vendors. The company’s complete list of refrigeration vendors now includes Beverage Air, Fogel, Howard McCray, Manitowoc Ice, Migali, Scotsman Ice, and True Manufacturing.
Will replace refrigerants deemed by EPA as no longer acceptable in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning
August 26, 2015
Chemours announced that two new Opteon™ refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP) are now commercially available in the United States. The company said these are the first in a portfolio of low-GWP stationary refrigerants that it will introduce to the U.S. in the next few years.
Stationary air conditioning dominates the refrigerants market
August 24, 2015
The global refrigerants market is forecast to reach $21 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets.
The increasing number of refrigerant options makes it more essential than ever for technicians to be aware of the hazards of mixing refrigerants and to cautiously approach systems they’re servicing in case it contains a refrigerant mixture that has been adulterated — perhaps dangerously so.
Increasing concerns regarding refrigerants are providing growth opportunities
August 20, 2015
The global magnetic refrigeration market is forecast to reach $315.7 million by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 98.7 percent between 2017 and 2022, according to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets.
Improvements are designed to reduce the likelihood of an ammonia release
August 19, 2015
A Chicopee, Massachusetts, cold storage warehouse that utilizes ammonia refrigeration is spending more than half a million dollars, primarily on public safety enhancements, to resolve claims it violated the federal Clean Air Act’s chemical release prevention requirements in its handling of ammonia at the facility.
WinWholesale Inc., a leading supplier of residential and commercial construction and industrial supplies and materials including HVAC and refrigeration, announced Jack Johnston has been named chief executive officer of the company.