Refrigeration

Ice Breaker: Gauging the Importance of the Service Ticket

Written Documentation an Important Part of Call
By Joe Marchese
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Techs may not see the importance of the service ticket, but they should, since it can be an accurate reflection of him and his work. 


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May 27, 2014: AHRI Petitions for Court Review of Commercial Refrigeration Efficiency Rule

Association Says Rule Does Not Meet Criteria for New Energy Efficiency Standards
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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its final rule issued on March 28, 2014, regarding energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. 


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The Business of Refrigeration Is Global in Nature

Refrigerants, Carbon Credits, GreenChill Draw Interest
By Peter Powell
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Beyond making refrigeration equipment and refrigerant gases, manufacturers of such products are also involved in developments within the industry that show global sweep. Here are several recent announcements involving manufacturers familiar to contractors and service technicians.


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Efficiency, Cost Concerns Drive Refrigeration Innovations

Technical Papers Look at New Ways to Work with Familiar Refrigerant
By Peter Powell
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When hundreds of the top 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 (IIAR) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.


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Proper Maintenance of a Recovery Unit

Daily Care Ensures Longer Equipment Life
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This article, the second in a series, features important maintenance considerations in order to keep a refrigerant recovery unit operating properly. 


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AHRI Challenges Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Final Rule in Court

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On May 27, 2014, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its final rule regarding energy conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. 


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New Product: Outdoor Condensing Unit

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The G-Series ½-6 horsepower (hp) outdoor condensing unit has been added to the company’s line of outdoor condensing unit products. The new series enhances serviceability while delivering operational efficiency gains for the end user. 


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Another Ice Machine Adventure

End Users Provide Servicing Challenges
By Peter Powell
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A while ago I took my wife to a bed and breakfast on a lake. It was an older place, but how they (mis-)treated one of the ice machines — which itself appeared to be pretty old — was something else.


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May 20, 2014: DOE Announces New Efficiency Standards for Motors, Walk-In Coolers and Freezers

New Standards Expected to Save Money and Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new energy efficiency standards for electric motors and for walk-in coolers and freezers. According to the DOE, these standards combined are expected to provide businesses with $26 billion in energy savings through 2030.


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The NEWS, Honeywell to Host Free R-22 Webinar

Separate R-22 Facts from Fiction During June 3 Webinar
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This webinar will help contractors decipher fact from fiction when it comes to R-22. 


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