The SRS3 Wireless Refrigerant Scale delivers accurate measurements for residential or light commercial facilities and sends those measurements either to the SRS3 remote handle or directly to the Fieldpiece Job Link™ mobile app to record and document refrigerant use.
The Epic Unit Cooler Series is ideal for medium and large walk-in coolers and freezers, distribution facilities, dock arrangements, and storage facilities. Sleek and lightweight, the Epic units provide excellent airflow and are available in many fan and coil combinations.
Members of The NEWS’ trainer panel examined compressor valves and determined the best methods for maintaining valves, diagnosing faulty ones, and implementing proper troubleshooting techniques when they go bad.
American HFC Coalition calls for stricter enforcement of U.S. laws
May 3, 2017
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has decided that U.S. industry is being materially injured by imports of refrigerant R-134a from China that are being “dumped” in the U.S. The USITC’s affirmative determination paves the way for the U.S Department of Commerce to issue an anti-dumping duty order.
Is it time to remake the image of the refrigeration technician? Could a new title for the role help the hardest-working men and women in the HVACR industry get more of the respect they so richly deserve? And, more importantly, could a new image help attract more young people to our industry? If so, maybe it’s time to introduce the newest member of the HVACR industry: the thermodynamic energy specialist.
Anti-sweat controls top Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association list
May 3, 2017
The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) has released its latest benchmarking snapshot, “Commercial Refrigeration.” The snapshot which utilizes information from the latest PRSM Benchmarking Report, “Energy Benchmarking Initiative Study,” the 2016 IBISWorld report, “Walk-in Refrigerator in the U.S. – Procurement Report,” and the new U.S. Department of Energy Updated Rule to Energy Policy Act.
The devil is in the details, and the wrong choice can cause issues now or in the future
May 1, 2017
When replacing a component, it is generally best practice to obtain its replacement by referencing its part number and installing a component with the same part number. Unfortunately, this is not always possible or practical. Due to the nature of the systems we service, many times we are forced to select a replacement component based on either a cross-reference or by matching its specifications to those of the original component.
R-404A is being used by OEMs in new equipment and also on retrofitted equipment. However, because of its high global-warming potential (GWP), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program, has listed R-404A as an “unacceptable” refrigerant in a number of retail food refrigeration categories and in vending machines end-uses.