Freezers & Coolers

Ice Breaker: Read and Record

July 4, 2011
When a refrigeration system fails, many times the cause can easily be diagnosed. However there are occasions when the cause cannot easily be determined - either the true cause is unclear or the technician is unsure of a problem. How do you work through these jobs? One method used by some techs is to “read and record.”
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The Drive for Data: The Energy Equation

July 4, 2011
Top topics these days for people involved in the food retail sector are energy, sustainability, and compliance and how to discuss those with decision makers within that sector. Data plays a significant role in selling an energy project. Once the project is sold and installed, we need to deliver proof of savings.
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More Refrigeration, Environment Efforts

July 4, 2011
The continuing expansion of a retailer into products needing refrigerators and freezers, and growing desires by supermarkets to demonstrate environmental correctness are among the latest trends in retail refrigeration.
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Finding Ways to Stay off the Front Page

July 4, 2011
A sign at one of the booths at the National Restaurant Association Show stated: “Being on the Food Page is Good. Being on the Front Page is Bad.” That concern was certainly the focus of the refrigeration-related exhibitors where drink and food safety were reflected in the quality of ice and the effectiveness of freezers and coolers.
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85 Years of Leadership: Values Link NEWS Generations

NEWS 85th Anniversary
June 27, 2011
After 85 years, it takes more than cosmetics to keep a publication fresh; the right attitude needs to permeate the organization. “This publication, The NEWS, was started by my great-grandfather in 1926,” said BNP Media co-CEO Taggart Henderson.
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85 Years of Leadership: Historian Wins Oldest NEWS Contest

June 27, 2011
Congratulations to Bernard Nagengast, an engineering consultant and industry historian who found the oldest NEWS issue among our readers. His oldest issue was dated Nov. 30, 1926. The very first issue of the magazine was published in September of that same year.
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85 Years of Leadership: We're 85! A Peek at Our History

June 27, 2011
In 1926, F.M. Cockrell started Business News Publishing Co., now BNP Media, in Detroit. The first issue of the Electric Refrigeration News, now The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration NEWS, had a publication date of Sept. 11, 1926. It was created to help recognize the importance of the expanding electric refrigeration market.
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White Paper Updates Refrigeration Regulations

June 27, 2011
It is one thing to install efficiently running refrigeration equipment. But it also has to be energy efficient – according to a wide range of standards. That’s why Emerson recently issued a white paper called Status of Energy Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment.
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Expo Is Supersized

June 20, 2011
Once every three years, the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration ups the ante within the expo portion of its annual conference by calling the expo a Heavy Equipment Show and including some especially large pieces of equipment. The most recent show in Orlando demonstrated the wide product range.
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DOE Publishes Test Procedures for Walk-in Coolers and Freezers

June 13, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a final rule establishing federal test procedures for walk-in coolers and freezers. In the rule, DOE adopted by reference Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard 1250 (I–P)–2009, ‘‘Standard for Performance Rating of Walk-In Coolers and Freezers.”
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