Refrigerants & Reclaim

Technical Talk Deals with Refrigerant Reductions

Venting Software Also on the Agenda
By Peter Powell
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The most recent International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration Conference took a look of some of the latest research in terms of working with equipment running on natural refrigerants. The significance was not lost on attendees as such refrigerants continue to gain a foothold in commercial and industrial applications.


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HRAI Warns Consumers about DIY Hydrocarbon Refrigerant Kits

Campaign Provides the Public with Important Safety Information
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The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) launched its fourth annual consumer safety awareness campaign to warn Canadians about the risks of using flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants in home and business air conditioning systems.


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Refrigerants Webinar Updates Contractors

‘Confluence of Initiatives’ Merit Attention
By Peter Powell
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The nearly hourlong presentation was made by Charlie McCrudden, senior vice president for government relations for ACCA.


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DOE Issues Commercial Refrigeration Standards

Refrigeration Equipment Comes Under Review
By Peter Powell
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For service technicians and contractors, the key is to be aware of next-generation equipment coming down the road, any differing servicing techniques that might be required, and the fact that like-for-like equipment may not be easily changed out, even if a customer requests it. 


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The Professor: Don’t Forget About the Oil Check Valve

Dealing With Startup and System Problems
By John Tomczyk
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An overview of the oil check valve, which will only let oil pass from the compressor’s motor barrel to its crankcase.


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Efficiency and Cost Concerns Drive Refrigeration Innovations

Technical Papers Examine New Ways to Work with Familiar Refrigerant
By Peter Powell
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When hundreds of ammonia refrigeration engineers, manufacturers, contractors, and end users gather in one place, technical talk is sure to follow.


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Ice Breaker: Gauging the Importance of the Service Ticket

Written Documentation an Important Part of Call
By Joe Marchese
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Techs may not see the importance of the service ticket, but they should, since it can be an accurate reflection of him and his work. 


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The Business of Refrigeration Is Global in Nature

Refrigerants, Carbon Credits, GreenChill Draw Interest
By Peter Powell
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Beyond making refrigeration equipment and refrigerant gases, manufacturers of such products are also involved in developments within the industry that show global sweep. Here are several recent announcements involving manufacturers familiar to contractors and service technicians.


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Proper Maintenance of a Recovery Unit

Daily Care Ensures Longer Equipment Life
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This article, the second in a series, features important maintenance considerations in order to keep a refrigerant recovery unit operating properly. 


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The NEWS, Honeywell to Host Free R-22 Webinar

Separate R-22 Facts from Fiction During June 3 Webinar
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This webinar will help contractors decipher fact from fiction when it comes to R-22. 


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