Refrigeration

Man Gets Prison Time for Venting R-22

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Clean Air Act
By Jen Anesi
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Martin C. Eldridge III now faces 31 months in federal prison for releasing the refrigerant, which is currently being phased out of production in the U.S. due to its threat to the earth’s ozone layer.


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Exhibitors Guide to Refrigeration Directions

‘Heavy Equipment’ Show Has Range of Products
By Peter Powell
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Here, manufacturers of large machinery bring some of their latest developments, along with the range of products and services on display every year.


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EPA Cautions Against Using Propane-based Refrigerants

FBI Joins EPA in Issuing Warnings About Unapproved Refrigerants
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The EPA says a number of unapproved refrigerants with “22a” or “R-22a” in the name contain highly flammable hydrocarbons such as propane. 


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Aug. 4, 2014: New Embraco Compressor Handles Two Different Commercial Refrigeration Applications

Unit Provides Energy Efficiency Gains of Up to 9 Percent
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Embraco, a leading supplier of hermetic refrigeration compressors, has announced the launch of the FFU160HAX compressor — what the company says is a two-in-one solution for light commercial refrigeration.


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Ice Breaker: What Is a Ton of Refrigeration?

Dealing With Btu and System Capacity
By Joe Marchese
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A ton of refrigeration can be defined as the amount of heat removal to produce one ton of ice at 32° from one ton of water at 32°. But what else does it mean?


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CO2 Refrigerant Growth Continues Globally

Number of CO2 Applications Growing in Domestic Settings, Too
By Peter Powell
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CO2 as a refrigerant has been a part of the refrigeration landscape for close to a decade and continues to gain more and more attention in the states in refrigeration applications. Most recently, CO2 was showcased as a hot topic at the Food Marketing Institute Expo in Chicago.


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EPA Announces Refrigerant Action

Proposed Action Would Expand List of SNAP-Approved Substitutes
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This is the agency’s first action that addresses refrigerants under the Climate Action Plan.


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Considering a CO2 Refrigeration System

Counting Costs and Comparing Options
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This article is the first of a two-part series in response to the question: “Should I choose CO2 (R-744) for my refrigeration system?” It was prepared by engineers with M&M Refrigeration of Federalsburg, Maryland.


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Demand for Refrigeration Equipment to Increase

Report Sees Transport Heading the Growth
By Peter Powell
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Contractors and technicians involved in refrigeration work could be seeing a step up in business. In a report issued in mid-2014, a research company called The Freedonia Group said that demand for commercial refrigeration equipment in the United States is expected to increase 3.1 percent per year through 2018 to $10.7 billion.


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A Global Look at Refrigeration Challenges

Developed, Developing Countries Differ in Accessibility
By Peter Powell
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When refrigeration is looked at from a global perspective, it is easy to discover the haves and the have not’s. Developed countries like the United States have refrigeration systems that protect food at every step along the cold chain. But in developing countries, that refrigeration aspect is often missing in most every step.


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