Refrigeration

The Professor: Troubleshooting Using Compressor Discharge Temp

Checking Over an Often Overlooked Aspect of Servicing
May 5, 2014

The compressor’s discharge line temperature is important because it is an indication of the amount of heat absorbed in the evaporator and suction line and any heat of compression generated by the compression process.


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Ice Breaker: Brazing and Soldering Procedures Need Care

Tips for Working Safely with Torches
May 5, 2014

Refrigeration technicians need to use extreme care when working with torches during the brazing and soldering process. The flames of a torch can easily reach 3,000°F. At this temperature, serious damage can be the result of misuse and carelessness.


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DOC Considers R-134a Sanctions

Actions Aim to 'Level the Playing Field' for Some Imported Refrigerants
May 5, 2014

The idea, according to a number of persons within the U.S. refrigerant industry, is to level the playing field for imported refrigerants that some feel are being unfairly subsidized by the Chinese government.


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Efficiency, Cost Concerns Drive Refrigeration Innovations

Technical Papers Examine New Ways to Work with Familiar Refrigerant
May 5, 2014

When hundreds of ammonia refrigeration engineers, manufacturers, contractors, and end users gather in one place, technical talk is sure to follow. Such was the case at the most recent International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration Conference in Nashville, Tenn.


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New Era Group Files Appeal

Group Challenges EPA's Production, Importation of HCFC-22
April 28, 2014

The appeal challenges a ruling that allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to allow production and importation of HCFC-22 refrigerant. 


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EPA Pushed To Explain R-22 Phaseout Plans

New Era Seeks Faster HCFC Phaseout Solution
April 21, 2014

In a written statement, New Era said it wants a satisfactory response from the EPA by early June or litigation will be initiated.


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IOR Conference Examines the State of Refrigerants

Programs Established to Reinforce Importance of Leakage and System Performance
April 21, 2014

The IOR chose the subject of refrigerant containment for the re-launch of its annual conference, enabling it to assess progress and examine technology. 


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Safety, Security Top 2014 IIAR Conference

Industry Experts, Former Astronaut, Homeland Security Official Offer Comments
April 21, 2014

The IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Heavy Equipment Show featured messages from industry experts, a former astronaut, and an official with the Department of Homeland Security.


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DOE Looks at Energy Standards

Refrigeration Equipment Comes Under Review
April 21, 2014

Service technicians who work on commercial refrigeration equipment should be aware that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued what it calls the final rule on the “Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment.”


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Alliance Supports Inclusion of HFCs in Montreal Protocol

Organization Also Names Board of Directors
April 21, 2014

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has offered its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to include HFCs as part of it.


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