Refrigeration

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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Utility Seeks SF6 Solution

Gas Management Software Used
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Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) provides electricity to more than 800,000 customers in 47 northwest Missouri and eastern Kansas counties. Recently the utility had to deal with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance surrounding sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) management.


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Crossword Clues

The Answer Has Meaning to HVACR
By Peter Powell
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The answer to the crossword puzzle I was working on was an old friend of ours in the HVACR Industry: EPA as in Environmental Protection Agency.


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Refrigeration + Ice Machines: Controls, Capacity Honored

Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration’s Lead Lag Control System Wins Gold
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Refrigeration and Ice Machines category.


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July 18, 2014: EPA Proposes to Prohibit HFCs in Some Refrigeration Applications

Proposal Includes Retail Food Refrigeration and Vending Machines
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is proposing a rule that would prohibit the use of certain HFC refrigerants that have high global warming potential in select refrigeration applications.


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July 15, 2014: Lime Energy Partners with NRM on Refrigeration Energy Efficiency

Enables NRM’s Refrigeration Solutions to be Deployed Through Lime Energy’s Web-Based Platform
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Lime Energy Co., a provider of energy efficiency solutions for small businesses, announced that the company has partnered with National Resource Management Inc. (NRM), a supplier of energy-efficient refrigeration solutions.


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July 14, 2014: Danfoss Discusses CO2 Refrigeration Benefits at ATMOsphere America

Presentation Showcases Impact of CO2 Systems on Climate and Energy Efficiency
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Danfoss highlighted the sustainability benefits of CO2 refrigeration systems in supermarket applications during a presentation at ATMOsphere America 2014 in San Francisco. ATMOsphere America convened industry leaders to discuss the latest technologies, market trends, and regulatory issues in the field of natural refrigerants.


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Danfoss Releases Position Paper on F-gas Regulation

Paper Outlines Milestones, Legislation around Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons
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The paper outlines the key milestones and legislation around the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which can carry high global warming potential (GWP), and the development of alternatives to HFCs.


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