Refrigeration

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Avoiding Temperature Swings in Commercial Refrigeration
March 17, 2014

When commercial refrigeration equipment performance issues arise in the Williamsport, Pa., area, businesses often call Refrigeration Service Co. for assistance.


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Refrigeration Technologies Company Has New President

GEA Continues Focus on Industrial Freezers
March 17, 2014

It is appropriate to keep an eye on developments in industrial refrigeration in Europe. For one, new technologies, especially as related to refrigerants, often are first tried in Europe. Second, the industrial refrigeration sector using ammonia has strongly aligned itself with supporters of other non-f-gas refrigerants.


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Report Looks at Walk-in Refrigeration Market in the US Through 2018

Market Is Increasingly Adopting Green Technology and Using Renewable Energy Sources
March 17, 2014

TechNavio, a global research firm, has published a research report, Walk-in Refrigeration Market in the US. The report finds increasing use of green technology and renewable energy sources as a key trend affecting that sector. The analysis is for the forecast period 2014-2018.


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Refrigerants, Refrigeration Publications Focus on Safety

ASHRAE 2013 Editions Incorporate New Addenda
March 17, 2014

The 2013 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards, incorporating 41 new addenda, have been published.


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Transport Refrigeration Inspiration

Small Scale Reminds Us of Large Significance
March 17, 2014

This month’s Point of View topic is transport refrigeration. The inspiration was seeing the train cars pictured in this story. I noted there was a car related to ice service and another was labeled “refrigerator and ventilated fruit car.”


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Spectronics Corp.: Refrigerant Leak Detection Kit

March 10, 2014

The OLK-400EZ/E Complete EZ-Ject™ Leak Detection Kit contains everything needed to pinpoint refrigerant leaks in small-to-medium air conditioning and refrigeration systems, including high-pressure R-410A systems. 


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Countdown Begins for HFC Phase Down

Move Away from Hydrofluorocarbon Refrigerants Guided Globally, Domestically
March 3, 2014

Many advocates and policy makers are taking action now to find and use refrigerants with much lower GWPs than HFCs to anticipate the phase down and avoid what could be a costly double transition. 


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The Professor: Understanding, Avoiding Transformer Burnouts

Solving Low-Voltage Power-Consuming Faults
March 3, 2014

This column will try to explain the voltages associated with the high or wild leg coming from the secondary of a Delta service transformer. 


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Ice Breaker: How to Size Replacement Cap Tubes

Replacing Because of Restrictions
March 3, 2014

One field problem frequently encountered with this type of metering device is that it can become plugged with system debris, causing a restriction. When this happens, the cap tube will typically need to be replaced.


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Refrigerants Take to the Floor

AHR Expo Abuzz With HCFC, HFC, and CO2 Talk
March 3, 2014

Refrigerants are all the talk these days in refrigeration. That was evident at the 66th International AHR Expo in New York City.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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