Compressors

HVACR Industry Adapting to POE Oils

Oil Has Favorable Impact on Compressor Performance
March 31, 2014

POE oil has added benefits, but it's also necessitated some changes in the HVAC industry, as it needs to be handled much differently than mineral oil.
 


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The Professor: Crankcase Heaters

Coping With Refrigerant Migration
March 31, 2014

Migration of refrigerant to the compressor’s crankcase during an off cycle is a serious problem, as significant compressor damage can occur if the problem is not remedied. 


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Ice Breaker: High-Pressure Switches

Troubleshooting Compressor Shutdown Controls Requires Care
March 31, 2014

High-pressure switches are designed to shut down a compressor if the system’s high pressure rises above an unsafe level, not allowing the compressor to restart until the pressure returns to a safe level. 


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Bitzer US Inc.: Reciprocating Compressors

March 17, 2014

The virtually stepless capacity control (CRII) enables capacity control from 10-100 percent. 


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Bristol, Torad Form Agreement

Companies to Develop, Promote Torad’s Spool Compressor Technology
February 24, 2014

Bristol Compressors Intl. Inc. and Torad Engineering LLC have entered into a joint agreement for the development and commercialization of Torad’s patented spool machine technology for residential and light commercial air conditioning applications. 


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Bristol Compressors Intl. Inc.: Aftermarket Compressors

February 24, 2014

An aftermarket compressor unit, The Beast™ (HBST) is designed for even more reliable operation in the most challenging environments, said the company.


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2014 AHR Expo: HVAC Components + Accessories

February 17, 2014

The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Here is a comprehensive list of all the components and accessories we found on the show floor.


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Emerson Wins Best Product at 2014 AHR Expo

Next Generation Copeland Scroll Compressors Win Top Honors at AHR Expo
February 17, 2014

The Next Generation Copeland Scroll variable-speed compressor line from Emerson Climate Technologies was named the Product of the Year during the Innovation award ceremonies at the 2014 AHR Expo in New York City.


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Bitzer US Inc.: Reciprocating Compressors

January 27, 2014

The Ecoline reciprocating compressor series has expanded from use with R-134a to other refrigerants — R-404A, R-407A, R-407C, R-407F, and R-507A. 


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Emerson Wins AHR Expo Product of the Year Award

Next Generation Copeland Scroll Takes the Prize
January 24, 2014

The 10 category winners of the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards came together to see which product would be selected as the overall winner of the 2014 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award and Emerson Climate Technologies emerged as this year’s winner.


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Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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