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Age, Gender No Worry for Florida’s Cetton

"Customer Service is Key" for 25-Year-Old Business Owner
By Matt Bishop
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Not only is she a female business owner, running Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.-based Precision Refrigeration with business partner Brian Petlyar, she’s also doing it at age 25.


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EPA Finalizes R-22 Allocations

The Environmental Protection Agency Published Its Final Adjustment Rule on April 3, 2013
By Peter Powell
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is reducing the amount of HCFC-22 that can be produced or imported to 62.8 million pounds in 2013. 


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An Open and Closed Case – An Introduction

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This is the first of a five-part series providing a guide for retrofitting open refrigerated display cases with doors. It comes from a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) publication. This part provides an introduction and background on the topic.


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The Ebb and Flow of CO2 and HFO-1234yf in Stationary and Transit Applications

By Peter Powell
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When it comes to R-744 (CO2) as a refrigeration refrigerant, things seem to be more stable in stationary usage than in transportation applications. In the latter, the European automotive sector is looking beyond HFC for refrigerants in air conditioning.


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National Restaurant Association Announces 2013 Awards Recipients

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The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced the recipients of the 2013 Kitchen Innovations™ (KI) Awards, which honors the most promising and cutting-edge advancements in kitchen equipment for the foodservice industry.


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Tyson Foods Settlement with EPA Addresses Multiple Releases of Ammonia

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On April 5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice announced a Clean Air Act settlement with Tyson Foods Inc. and several of its affiliates to address threats of accidental chemical releases after anhydrous ammonia was released during incidents at facilities in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska.


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Showing Signs of an Overlooked Part of Supply Chain

By Peter Powell
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“Now Hiring! Freezer Salesman in United States.” Well, there’s a new one for me. Usually at trade shows, somewhere in a booth might be a small sign saying, “Manufacturer representatives wanted.” The exhibitor in question also wanted to make it clear that there were openings for folks willing to bring attention to their line.


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The Professor: Controlling Evaporator, Defrost Efficiency

By John Tomczyk
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The evaporator is a major component in the refrigeration system, and an efficient evaporator plays a key role in saving energy. 


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R-744 Goes Transcritical in North America

By Peter Powell
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New refrigerated equipment is being designed to run on so-called natural refrigerants such as ammonia, hydrocarbons, and CO2.


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The Eight Steps of Retrofitting HFC Refrigerants

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This article focuses on the retrofitting of HFC refrigerants into systems designed for use with HCFC-22. There are now a wide range of HFC retrofit refrigerants for a wide range of R-22 applications from air conditioning through refrigeration.


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