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The Bottom Line on Natural Refrigerants

Conference Presents Business Case for F-Gas Alternatives
By Peter Powell
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A recent state-of-the-industry panel session focused on the cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency of natural refrigerants when compared to the much more common f-gases.


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Sept. 10, 2013: New Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Manual Available

ESCO Institute Says Only a Matter of Time Before Techs Begin Seeing Hydrocarbon Systems in the Field
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A new training manual available from the ESCO Institute, “Hydrocarbon Refrigerants: A Study Guide for Service Technicians,” looks at hydrocarbon refrigerants, which have recently started gaining momentum in the United States market.


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Propane, Ammonia, and CO2 Are Natural Choices for Supermarkets

New Technologies Guide Shift from F-Gases
By Peter Powell
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On the horizon are the so-called natural refrigerants. Measurements in real-world applications are continually pouring in, offering more evidence of the potential impact — or lack thereof — that these so-called natural refrigerants possess.


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Supermarket Talk Turns Natural

New Technology Could Make Refrigeration ‘Sexy’
By Peter Powell
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In supermarket refrigeration, much of the refrigerant talk is on the so-called ‘naturals.’ And among the naturals, one of the most talked about is R-744 (CO2). 


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ACCA Publishes ComforTool

Latest Edition Explains New Codes that Aim to Prevent Refrigerant Huffing
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The newest edition, “Locking Caps Guard Against Huffing,” explains why new codes require locking caps on outdoor air conditioners and heat pumps.


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The Professor: An Overcharge of Refrigerant

Knowing Symptoms Can Lead to Solutions
By John Tomczyk
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It is the system check sheet that will tell the service technician whether a system is overcharged or not. Service technicians must install pressure gauges and thermistors — or some other sort of temperature-sensing devices — in order to systematically troubleshoot a refrigeration system correctly.


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Sustainable Refrigeration is Only ‘Natural’

New Refrigerants Still Need Careful Control, Simplicity
By Peter Powell
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The purpose of the Atmosphere America event in Washington, D.C., this past summer was to present a business case for the so-called natural refrigerants.


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Consumer Media Spreading the Word on Industry Concerns

TV Station Airs Story on R-22 Phaseout
By Peter Powell
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We should always be happy when the media outside our industry draws attention to the challenges faced by HVACR contractors.


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ATMOsphere America Attendees Discuss Refrigerants

Conference Focuses on Natural Refrigerant Trends, Issues, Regulations
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Danfoss recently sponsored and participated in ATMOsphere America 2013, a conference which discussed natural refrigerant trends, latest technologies, and regulatory issues in the U.S. and Canada.


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The NEWS Hosts Refrigeration Webinar

Webinar Will Compare, Contrast Glycol and Direct Expansion Refrigeration Systems
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The NEWS will host a free webinar, “Overcome the Barriers to Adoption of Secondary Glycol Refrigeration Systems,” at 1 p.m. ET on Aug. 27.


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