Refrigeration

Blended Beverage Equipment Does It All

Ice Making Just One Piece of this Technology’s Puzzle

Technicians need to to be aware that ice machine servicing expertise might be just one small part of the technology they could encounter on a single piece of refrigerated equipment. 


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NRA Highlights Refrigerant Technologies

Latest Refrigeration Equipment Trends Shine with New Technologies

Some of the newest electronic technologies were on display at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.


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A Global Look at Refrigeration Challenges

Developed, Developing Countries Differ in Accessibility

Developed countries have refrigeration systems that protect food until it is delivered to customers. But, in developing countries, that refrigeration aspect is often missing at almost every step along the cold chain.


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A Mid-year Update on HVAC Refrigerants

Waiting On Decisions Related to R-22 Phasedown, Legal Actions, HFCs Future

When it comes to refrigerants, the HVACR industry is warily watching the EPA, federal courts, global market place, and Obama administration. Here, as of June 2, is how things look.


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The Professor: Oil Pumps and Net Oil Pressure

Understanding the Differences is Key for Successful Servicing

Often, compressors in the refrigeration and air conditioning fields have forced oiling systems. Here is a look at some of those oil pumps.


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Ice Breaker: Suction Line Pressure and System Capacity

Ways to Avoid Reduced Operating Capacity

An excessive pressure drop across the suction line will reduce the operating capacity of a refrigeration system.


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Tech Talks Examine Refrigerant Reduction

Venting Software Also on the Agenda

The IIAR Conference examines some of the latest research in terms of working with equipment running on natural refrigerants.


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AHRI and Zero Zone Challenge DOE Rulemaking

Petitioners Ask for Review of Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Standards

Petitioners contend DOE didn’t take all stakeholder comments into account when promulgating the rule.


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Reach-ins, Walk-ins Get Filter Help

New Technology Deals with Food Integrity

When it comes to walk-in freezers and coolers, no matter how sophisticated the mechanical refrigeration systems or how well maintained, those who are responsible for such units always fret a bit about product integrity, especially if it is a food product.


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Technical Talk Deals with Refrigerant Reductions

Venting Software Also on the Agenda

The most recent International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration Conference took a look of some of the latest research in terms of working with equipment running on natural refrigerants. The significance was not lost on attendees as such refrigerants continue to gain a foothold in commercial and industrial applications.


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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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