Refrigeration

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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Nov. 10, 2014: Demand for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment to Reach $36.5 Billion in 2018

Among Developed Nations, Recovering Economic Conditions Will Drive Demand

Global demand for commercial refrigeration equipment is forecast to increase 4.7 percent annually through 2018 to $36.5 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based market research firm. Advances will be bolstered in large part by ongoing industrialization efforts in many of the world’s developing countries.


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EPA Finalizes R-22 Phaseout Plan

Final Rule Limits Production to 22 Million Pounds Starting Jan. 1, 2015

Contractors who have found virgin hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-22 readily available at their local supply houses had best prepare for a drastic drop-off in such supplies very soon.


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