Refrigeration

Another Ice Machine Adventure

End Users Provide Servicing Challenges
May 27, 2014

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
May 20, 2014

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
May 19, 2014

This webinar will help contractors decipher fact from fiction when it comes to R-22. 


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Project Files: Norwegian Supermarket Goes Green

May 19, 2014

The goal of the project was to provide energy-efficient HVAC solutions that reduce the client’s energy costs while providing flexible cooling/heating options to a multi-tenant/multiuse facility.


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May 13, 2014: Star Refrigeration Launches US Subsidiary, Azane Inc.

Company Will Offer Packaged Ammonia Chillers and Freezers
May 13, 2014

Star Refrigeration Group announced that it has launched a new United States subsidiary, Azane Inc., to manufacture and supply its “low-charge ammonia” technology in the U.S. The company developed the technology to meet the challenges that the HVACR industry was facing as Europe started the phaseout of R-22 refrigerant.


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May 6, 2014: Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Demand in the US to Reach $10.7 Billion

Growth Expected in the Foodservice and Food Retail Sectors
May 6, 2014

Demand for commercial refrigeration equipment in the United States is forecast to increase 3.1 percent per year through 2018 to $10.7 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.


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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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