S-RAM Dynamics to produce system using new CO2 energy recovery compressor
March 16, 2016
The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) has awarded S-RAM Dynamics a Small Business Independent Research (SBIR) Phase 2 contract for $1 million to build and test a mobile refrigeration system demonstration prototype using the new S-RAM energy recovery compressor that utilizes CO2 refrigerant.
Monitors ac power in addition to temperature parameters
March 14, 2016
Emanate Wireless has announced the launch of the company’s newest solution, PowerPath Temp, a health care refrigeration monitoring device capable of identifying and providing advance notice of potential equipment failure.
New integration ensures food safety by transmitting real-time temperature alerts
March 11, 2016
HotSchedules® is partnering with Cooper-Atkins Corp. to ensure food safety and eliminate waste by transmitting real-time temperature alerts from the Cooper-Atkins Blue2 Bluetooth thermocouple instrument to HotSchedules Logbook via the HotSchedules IoT Platform.
Settlement announced by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice
March 10, 2016
Two seafood processing and cold storage companies, Ocean Gold Seafoods Inc. and Ocean Cold LLC, have agreed to cut R-22 refrigerant releases from leaking refrigeration equipment at their facilities in Westport, Washington, and pay $495,000 in penalties for environmental violations.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Ames Laboratory will be the home of a new research consortium for the discovery and development of more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient refrigeration technologies, sponsored by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
Designed for those who don’t have the square footage for a full-sized system
March 8, 2016
Hillphoenix has introduced its new AdvansorFlex CO2 refrigeration system, which the company said delivers all the benefits of CO2 refrigeration in a compact and scalable format for small and medium-sized retailers.
Alleges dumping margins for R-134a refrigerant ranging from 150 percent to over 200 percent
March 7, 2016
The American Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Coalition and its members have filed an antidumping duty petition charging that unfairly traded imports of R-134a refrigerant from China are causing material injury to the U.S. fluoro-chemicals industry.
Checking temperatures in and out of the air conditioning coil is an important part of preparing a residential air conditioning system for the season. This article will cover how checking temperatures through an evaporator coil can tell a service technician if there’s a problem in the air-handling system or refrigerant system. It will also cover other general troubleshooting areas.
Verifying a diagnosis will take additional time, but this is time well spent. It will actually save time and money for both the technician and the customer by reducing the amount of callbacks and reducing the replacement of non-defective components on the job. It will also allow the technician to leave the job with peace of mind, knowing he has made a correct diagnosis.