Refrigeration

Naturals Get New Push at Conferences

Atmosphere America Examines Regulatory Landscape, Cost Concerns

To continue to meet refrigeration needs, f-gas proponents are turning to low-global warming potential (GWP) HFCs and hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) while advocates of so-called natural solutions — hydrocarbons (HCs), CO2, and ammonia — continue to build their cases.


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Rajecki Joins The NEWS

New Refrigeration Editor Brings Experience, Talent to Magazine

Rajecki will replace current refrigeration editor Peter Powell, who will be retiring in February 2015.


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European Cooling Industry Prepares for HFO Future

Cuts to HFC Quota Drives Industry Toward Lower-GWP Alternatives

The European cooling industry needs to make plans to move quickly to lower-GWP refrigerants as the cuts in HFC quota envisaged by the F-Gas regulations will bite sooner than many people expect.


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Beverage Units Get New Look

Efficiencies and Refrigerants Are Research Topics

The announcement a few months ago that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was proposing to decertify certain high-global warming potential (GWP) HFC refrigerants for use in a wide range of new commercial refrigeration equipment did not come as a surprise to the HVACR industry.


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Prioritizing Leak Tightness

It’s Critical During Commercial Refrigeration Retrofits

With the phaseout of R-22, many food retailers are adapting to future R-22 supply constraints by transitioning away from this refrigerant. Because many of the substitute refrigerants are potent greenhouse gases, it is important that food retailers use the retrofitting process as an opportunity to tighten system leaks.


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Taking Control of Transcritical CO2

New Technologies Aid New Equipment

The following article was prepared by Parker Hannifin Corp. Micro Thermo Technologies and describes one of the approaches for use of CO2 in transcritical systems for refrigeration.


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Greatest Change Ever?

Does Refrigeration Have Defining Trend?

Here’s an interesting head scratcher for those of you who have been in the refrigeration sector of the HVACR industry for quite some time. Earlier this year, I was at an event called FMI Connect. One of the exhibitors was showing products for secondary and indirect (distributed) systems.


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