Refrigeration

Donation Aids Military Vets

Aim Is for ‘Fast Track’ Tech Training
November 18, 2013
On behalf of Scotsman Ice Systems, Scotsman Industries has donated $10,000 to support A Legacy for Learning Corp.’s scholarship program, which provides tuition for unemployed and underemployed military veterans to enroll in a fast-track basic technician training program in commercial foodservice equipment repair. 


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Where Does Refrigeration Figure into a Supermarket’s Plan?

For Some, Refrigeration Is Just Another Blip on the Map
November 18, 2013
The photograph with this column was taken from the balcony of a supermarket in the Baltimore area during a tour of several stores at the Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Development Conference. Notice the massive amount of floor space and products on display.


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The Professor: Refrigerant Undercharge

Dealing With R-134a Shortfall in a System
November 4, 2013

John Tomczyk, Professor of HVACR at Ferris State University and co-author of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, discusses refrigerant undercharge.


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Ice Breaker: Relief Valves 101

Safety Device Helps Protect Equipment, Workers
November 4, 2013

Relief valves are used to release abnormally high pressure inside a vessel before that pressure causes the vessel to erupt. 


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New Directions in Refrigeration

Cooling Uses Water, Magnetics, Stand-alone R-32
November 4, 2013

With all the talk in recent years, and even more so in recent months, regarding refrigerants like CO2 and hydrocarbons (HCs) making inroads in refrigeration equipment, the trends in the ‘R’ of HVACR are even more widespread. 


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Converting Constant to Variable Volume

Variable-Volume Conversion Can Offer Significant Energy Savings
November 4, 2013

Converting a constant-volume RTU to variable volume can save anywhere between 20-50 percent in energy savings if done correctly. 


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Detecting Costly Refrigerant Leaks

Balancing Environmental Responsibilities, Energy Savings, System Resiliency
October 21, 2013
Over the course of recent years, the HVACR industry has been focused and made strong progress on developing and advancing refrigeration equipment and systems responsible-use practices.


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Governmental Action on Refrigeration Safety, Regulations

Warehouses, Supermarkets Among Sites Being Watched
October 21, 2013
Refrigeration service technicians point out the need to keep up to date with what is happening elsewhere that could affect them. So, from time to time, we like to bring readers up to date on some news items related to refrigeration regulatory and safety issues.


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RSC, Freije Announce Merger

New Company Continues Industrial Refrigeration Focus
October 21, 2013
Refrigeration System Co. (RSC) of Columbus, Ohio, which provides services for industrial refrigeration, has announced the completion of its merger with Freije Engineered Solutions Co. of Fishers, Ind.


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Krack Sells Industrial Business

Refrigeration Manufacturer to Continue Commercial Focus
October 21, 2013
Krack Corp. has announced that it has sold the assets of its industrial business to SGS Refrigeration. SGS will sell the products it has acquired under a new SGS/Krack name in the industrial marketplace.


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