Patent filed on model that supports development of products that meet new U.S. energy regulations
October 11, 2016
Emerson Climate Technologies has filed a patent application for a simulation model of a commercial ice machine to support development of more efficient equipment that can meet upcoming U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) targets.
AHRI Guideline N previously stipulated that specific paint colors be used for refrigerant containers as an additional means of refrigerant identification. However, with the increasing number of refrigerants approved for use, there was concern over the potential misidentification of similarly colored containers.
Food service segment had over 32 percent of the revenue share in 2015 and is projected to see significant growth
October 10, 2016
The global commercial refrigeration equipment market is expected to reach $52.52 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The growing number of hypermarkets and supermarkets in developing regions has increased the demand for energy efficient equipment in the recent years.
One method of head-pressure control during low ambient conditions is to use a mechanical hold-back or flooding valve located at the outlet of the condenser to hold back or flood liquid refrigerant in the condenser. This valve is often referred to as an open on rise of inlet (ORI) valve because it will start to throttle open on a rise in condenser pressure.
Despite the long-term energy savings and environmental benefits natural refrigerant systems offer, their higher upfront costs remain a primary barrier to retailers’ widespread adoption of these technologies.
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ASHRAE, with the consensus of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has designated Bluon Energy’s TdX 20 refrigerant as an approved standard to refrigerant blends under Standard 34-2013. TdX 20 has been given the designation of R-458A.
Supermarkets across the country recognized for environmental leadership
October 3, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized 13 companies in the supermarket industry for their achievements reducing emissions of refrigerants. EPA said the awardees are preventing refrigerant leaks, transitioning to climate-friendly refrigerants, and using advanced refrigeration technologies.