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April 22, 2015: CSB Releases New Ammonia Refrigeration Safety Video

Video Discusses How to Prevent Hydraulic Shock in Ammonia Refrigeration Systems

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released its latest safety video detailing key lessons learned from the major anhydrous ammonia release that occurred at Millard Refrigerated Services Inc. on August 23, 2010. The accident resulted in over 150 exposures to offsite workers, 30 of which were hospitalized.


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April 21, 2015: Smartcool to Absorb Distributor SmartACR

Company Has Also Entered into a Consulting Contract with Paul Gregory of SmartACR

Ted Konyi, CEO and chairman of Smartcool Systems Inc., supplier of energy-efficiency retrofit products for HVACR systems, announced that the company has entered into an agreement to absorb the business of its distributor SmartACR.


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April 21, 2015: Aire Serv to Open 12 New HVAC Franchise Locations

Company Is Set to Open New Franchises Across the US

Aire Serv has announced the purchase of 12 new franchise locations in the first quarter of 2015. The HVAC franchise company has been offering entrepreneurs and technicians the chance to own their own business since 1992. With these new franchisees, Aire Serv now has 202 franchisees worldwide. 


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April 20, 2015: New Zero-Emission Transport Refrigeration Technology Begins Trials

Liquid Nitrogen-Powered Technology Is an Alternative to Diesel Refrigeration Units

A new zero-emission refrigeration system for transportation applications, developed in the United Kingdom, which delivers both power and cooling from liquid nitrogen, has begun on-vehicle testing. Dearman said the system, which features the company’s liquid nitrogen-powered engine, has already produced promising results.


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April 20, 2015: Building Commissioning Services to Reach Nearly $6.6 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2024

Monitoring-Based Commissioning Expected to Appear in Many New Buildings over the Next 10 Years

Building commissioning services originated in the United States and United Kingdom in the 1960s and 1970s as a quality assurance measure for new buildings. In recent years commissioning has experienced rapid growth through the spread of green building certification programs, notes Navigant Research.


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April 17, 2015: IAPMO Releases 2015 Uniform Mechanical Code

Changes Made to Several Chapters

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) has released the hardcopy and digital versions of its 2015 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®). Both the hardcopy and eBook version can be purchased and downloaded via the IAPMO web store at www.iapmo.org


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