Refrigerants & Reclaim

Considering Complexities in Commercial Refrigeration

Symposium Also Looks at Refrigerants, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability

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.


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Apples and Oranges Beyond Comparison

Refrigeration System Designs More Complex

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.


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Feb. 25, 2015: ARCA Receives Patent for Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling

System Incorporates Various Levels of Automation to Reduce the Number of Human Operators Required

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.


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Cliplight Mfg. Co.: R-22 System Retrofit

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. 


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Feb. 18, 2015: A-Gas International Forms A-Gas Americas

Business Unit Will Give Customers Greater Access to Its Technical Expertise, Industry Knowledge, and Know-How

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.


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Preparing for a Future Without R-22

Production, Importation of the Hydrochlorofluorocarbon to Cease in 2020

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.


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Ice Breaker: Correct Liquid Line Sizing

Accurate Assessment Vital for Proper Refrigeration System

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.


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Video Details Refrigerant Line Set Flushing Process

Method Is Designed to Improve Efficiency

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.


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Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Kevin Conrad
Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.


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