Refrigeration

No More Pipe Dreams: The Steps to Choosing Pipe Insulation

Selecting the Right Material for the Application Is Only the Beginning
February 17, 2014

Choosing the best insulation in industrial pipe applications should not be a pipe dream. That’s the position of Owens Corning, which has put together an infographic titled “Four Steps to Simpler Pipe Insulation Specification.”


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The Latest in Ice Dispensers and Refrigerant Canisters

Refrigeration Makes Technology Advances
February 17, 2014

Ice equipment and refrigerant canisters are a couple of the latest developments in refrigeration. Follett 7 Series ice-only dispensers are now Energy Star-qualified. DuPont Refrigerants has introduced a new technology to its Dispos-A-Can® containers.


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New Foam-Blowing Agent Lowers Refrigerators’ GWP

Whirlpool Adds Eco-Friendly Insulation to Its Equipment
February 17, 2014

Whirlpool has begun phasing out use of HFC-134a, and it has now implemented the use of Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) insulation in U.S. made-refrigerators and freezers.


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Lawson Wins Award for CO2 Refrigeration Use

C-Store Chain Lowers Total Energy Consumption by 11 Percent
February 17, 2014

As the industry continues to deal with f-gas issues, recognition continues to come to refrigeration systems using CO2 as a refrigerant.


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Going From Green to Lean?

Looking at Shifting Priorities for Supermarkets
February 17, 2014

Over the last couple of months, I’ve referenced comments from Terry Parker, president of Merchandising by Design, who spoke on the topic “The Art and Science Behind Compelling Fresh Food Formats” at last fall’s Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Design Conference.


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Feb. 12, 2014: Coca-Cola Installs 1 Millionth HFC-Free Cooler Globally

Company Working Toward 2015 Goal to Use Natural Refrigerants for All New Cold-Drink Equipment
February 12, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co. announced that it has installed its 1 millionth hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free cooler using natural refrigerant. Together with its bottling partners, the Coca-Cola system has established a goal that all new cold-drink equipment will be HFC-free by 2015.


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Canister Colors Help Identify, Classify HVAC Refrigerants

Labeling Virgin and Reclaimed HVAC Refrigerant Containers by Color Still Only Voluntary
February 10, 2014

As a contractor, the simple takeaway is to read the label, know your colors, and know your suppliers.  


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The Professor: ‘Wye’ or ‘Star’ Configurations

A Look at Electrical Service Transformers
February 3, 2014

John Tomczyk discusses the Wye or Star configuration of the three-phase electrical service, which usually delivers four wires to the building.


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More Refrigerants, More Ways to Use Them

Supermarket Sector Still Trying to Track Trends
February 3, 2014

For new installations, so-called natural refrigerants are Topic No. 1 as the sector wants to get an edge on any possible phase down in production of HFCs.


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Jan. 27, 2014: Refrigerated Display Case Market to Reach $16.3 Billion by 2019

Growth Is Driven by Increased Demand for Replacement Units and New Equipment from the Retail Sector
January 27, 2014

According to a new market report “Refrigerated Display Cases (Plug-in and Remote) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019,” published by Transparency Market Research, the global market for refrigerated display cases is forecast to reach $16.3 billion by 2019.


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