One common access valve initially used is some type of saddle valve. These valves are convenient and generally easy to install, but they are not usually considered to be a long-term type of valve and generally should not be left on a system permanently.
RS-45 said to be a true drop-in replacement for R-22
September 7, 2016
ComStar International Inc. has announced a new refrigerant for ice rink managers to comply with the phaseout of R-22 refrigerant. The company said its replacement refrigerant is for use in flooded liquid overfeed ice rink systems and does not require changing components or oil.
Many supermarkets converted their chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigeration systems to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) systems only to see HFCs targeted for a phaseout. Now, they’re hearing about natural refrigerants, distributed refrigeration, and cascade systems.
Reduced GWP refrigerant is for low- and medium-temperature refrigeration
September 5, 2016
Festival Foods, a Wisconsin-based chain of more than 20 supermarkets, has designed its new Somers, Wisconsin, location with refrigeration equipment from Zero Zone Inc. that is designed to run on Honeywell’s Solstice® N40 (R-448A).
It may be that different levels of RDL are set in the same way that a driving license here [in Europe] allows you to drive a car or a small van up to a certain level, but to drive a bigger van or a motorbike requires some further testing or qualifications. It’s early days in our discussions, and there are a number of big issues to iron out before the project starts looking at any conclusion.
Utility incentives discussed to accelerate adoption of natural refrigerant technologies
August 15, 2016
Utilities representatives and supermarket end-users recently met to develop solutions for incentivizing the use of natural refrigerants in supermarkets and convenience stores. More than 35 participants came together on Aug. 4, at the National Grid corporate offices in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Company said steel material prices have increased significantly over the past several months
August 11, 2016
Worthington Industries announced a price increase on all non-refillable refrigerant cylinders produced at its manufacturing operations. Prices will advance 10 percent effective with shipments starting on Sept. 1, 2016.
Keeping a system clean, dry, and tight really comes down to service technicians and how they handle installing or servicing a system. Here are some basic installation and service procedures that will ensure we always leave a system clean, dry, and tight.
Researchers expect system to provide 20 to 50 percent energy savings
August 3, 2016
CIMCO Refrigeration Inc., Southern California Edison (SCE), and Mayekawa Manufacturing Co. announced they are collaborating to develop, build, install, and research a new refrigeration system using natural refrigerant alternatives.
Donation will help fund research of 2L mildly flammable refrigerants
August 1, 2016
Johnson Controls has donated $100,000 to ASHRAE Research. The donation will help fund research that supports the development of safety standards regarding the use of mildly flammable, low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.