Symposium Also Looks at Refrigerants, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability
March 2, 2015
Danfoss’ 22nd EnVisioneering Symposium was titled “Refrigerants2Sustainability,” and focused on the challenges reshaping the refrigeration landscape. These include climate change, increased regulatory pressure, ever-increasing energy costs, contractor training on new low-GWP systems, and more.
So, supermarket owners want refrigeration systems that are energy efficient to hold down costs and pro-environmental for political correctness. But for engineers, contractors, and technicians that approach may not be all that easy, whether bringing a new store online or retrofitting an existing one.
System Incorporates Various Levels of Automation to Reduce the Number of Human Operators Required
February 25, 2015
Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. (ARCA) announced that it has been granted a patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,931,289) covering its systems, methods, and techniques for facilitating the recovery and recycling of refrigerants and oil from air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances that contain refrigerant.
Super Change™ has been developed to allow a fast and easy conversion from R-22 refrigerant or any mineral/alkylbenzene oil system, to any hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant including polyolester (POE)-based R-407C and R-410A.
Business Unit Will Give Customers Greater Access to Its Technical Expertise, Industry Knowledge, and Know-How
February 18, 2015
A-Gas International has announced the formation of A-Gas Americas following the merger of sister companies Coolgas, RemTec, CIJSA, and A-Gas Performance Chemicals. A-Gas Americas will operate from the companies’ existing locations within the group in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas as well as Mexico.
Proactive HVAC contractors have been working to educate their employees and clients on the inevitable phaseout. And, with the price of R-22 already starting to rise in many areas, educated contractors are finding it easier to convince customers to replace aging R-22 units with newer, more efficient models.
Choosing the correct line size is very important to the overall success of the installation. Incorrectly sized refrigerant lines can lead to system problems, excessive energy consumption, and higher installation and operation costs.
Supermarket owners want refrigeration systems that are energy efficient to hold down costs and pro-environmental to portray political correctness. But, for engineers, contractors, and technicians, that approach may not be that easy when opening a new store or retrofitting an existing location.
The line set flushing process can be time consuming and costly, especially if a second person is required. For that reason, ICOR International has produced a short video to demonstrate how to construct a universal looping kit that will improve line set flushing efficiency by reducing waste and making the process a one person job.