Refrigeration

March 17, 2015: Visual Merchandising Drives Refrigerated Display Cases Market

Growth Is Supported by Improving Economic Climate, Rising Employment Rates, Strengthening Consumer Confidence, and More

The global market for refrigerated display cases is forecast to reach $11.4 billion by 2020, spurred by the rising importance of visual merchandising as a cost effective way to boost retail sales, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts Inc.


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Sporlan Broadens Innovation, Training

Sporlan Aims to Educate the Industry, Prepare for the Future

Sporlan felt it could fill an underserved part of the HVAC marketplace with its new training center in Washington, Missouri. The facility is designed for technical training on today’s modern refrigeration systems by offering both classroom and hands-on activities.


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March 3, 2015: EPA Approves New Low-GWP Refrigerants

Final Rule Expands the List of SNAP-Approved Substitutes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is increasing the options for refrigerants used in various types of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in the United States to offer alternatives with low global warming potential (GWP). 


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The Professor: Diagnosing Compressor Motor Overheating

Performing a Three-phase Compressor Voltage Check, Step by Step

Voltage unbalances exceeding more than 2 percent in three-phase systems can cause current unbalance among the windings. These voltage and current unbalances can cause an increase in winding temperature and an overheating problem that can be detrimental to the motor.


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Ice Breaker: What is Superheat?

Defining Vapor Refrigerant Temperature and its Impact on System Performance

Measuring the evaporator’s superheat value is an important part of analyzing a system’s performance. If a lower-than-normal value is measured, too much refrigerant is entering the evaporator for the heat load. If a higher-than-normal value is measured, too little refrigerant is entering the evaporator for the heat load. 


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Contractors Eye Refrigerant Regulations

California’s Impact Felt in Remaining 49 States

The aggressive environmental and regulatory positions in Sacramento have caused the rest of the U.S. to monitor policymaking and enforcement out West. And, more often than not, those policies have ended up as the blueprint for federal regulations.


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