Compressors

Dec. 18, 2014: Tecumseh Announces New Leadership for Brazil and Latin America Markets

Furchi and Busnelo Are Promoted

Tecumseh Products Co. has announced a new sales and marketing structure as part of its growth strategy in Brazil and Latin America. The new team is charged with introducing the company’s latest generation of hermetic compressors and condensing units and leading customers through pending refrigerant and energy efficiency changes.


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Oct. 6, 2014: New Compressor Design Said to Cut Energy Usage up to 50 Percent

‘Advanced Linear Refrigerant Compressor’ Has a Variety of Applications

Ray McKenzie and Mac Chaney of Dothan and Madison, Alabama, have developed a new compressor that they claim has the potential to revolutionize the HVAC and refrigeration industries. The unit is said to be up to 50 percent more efficient than conventional equipment, and is also small, lightweight, and quiet.


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Sept. 12, 2014: Compressor Modulation eBook Released to Aid HVAC Contractors

Publication Designed to Help Contractors Sell and Service High Efficiency Systems

Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. has announced the release of a new eBook to provide helpful information to HVAC contractors and facility managers on the value and impact of compressor modulation. The publication is titled “Understanding Compressor Modulation in Air Conditioning Applications.”


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The Professor: A Recap on Oil Traps

Functions, Dealing with Oil Reservoirs

The function of an oil reservoir, commonly known as an oil trap, is to prevent large oil slugs from forming. This is accomplished by trapping a small amount of oil in the reservoir or trap and gradually returning it to the compressor.


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Ice Breaker: Advantages of Parallel Compressor Racks

Supermarkets Use Design to Cool Cases

For maximum efficiency, a bank of compressors should be connected to evaporators operating at similar temperatures. From an operational standpoint, cases of different evaporating temperatures can be connected to the rack; however, this causes a substantial energy loss.


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Purdue Conference Draws a Line on HFC Refrigerants

Low-GWP Refrigerants Stressed To Keep Refrigerant in Mix

If hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are to have long-term viability, the low-global warming potential (GWP) versions will have to separate themselves from high-GWP types. And the survivors will have to play their part in energy efficiencies, especially in commercial buildings.


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Aug. 22, 2014: HVACR Professionals Can Now Access Emerson Product Database via Mobile App

Resource for Copeland Compressor Specifications Available as a Free App

Emerson Climate Technologies announced that on-the-go HVACR professionals now have access to its Online Product Information (OPI) database for Copeland™ compressors from a mobile app.


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The Professor: Defining the Impact of Frosted Compressor Head

What Frost on a Compressor Head Is — and What it Isn’t

All frost means is the suction line or compressor is below freezing, and the moisture in the air has reached its dew point temperature and condensed. 


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Components + Accessories: Tech’s Jobs Made Simpler

Emerson Climate Technologies’ TXV Connect Kit Claims Gold

The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Components and Accessories category.


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The Professor: Oil Pumps and Net Oil Pressure

Understanding the Differences is Key for Successful Servicing

Often, compressors in the refrigeration and air conditioning fields have forced oiling systems. Here is a look at some of those oil pumps.


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