Articles by Peter Powell

Tomorrow’s Technology in Use Today

A Sampling of Real-Life Refrigerant Applications
July 7, 2014

Some forward-thinking businesses are employing tomorrow's refrigeration technology today. Here are a few examples.


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Blended Beverage Equipment Does It All

Ice Making Just One Piece of this Technology’s Puzzle
July 7, 2014

Technicians need to to be aware that ice machine servicing expertise might be just one small part of the technology they could encounter on a single piece of refrigerated equipment. 


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NRA Highlights Refrigerant Technologies

Latest Refrigeration Equipment Trends Shine with New Technologies
July 7, 2014

Some of the newest electronic technologies were on display at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.


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A Global Look at Refrigeration Challenges

Developed, Developing Countries Differ in Accessibility
July 7, 2014

Developed countries have refrigeration systems that protect food until it is delivered to customers. But, in developing countries, that refrigeration aspect is often missing at almost every step along the cold chain.


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A Mid-year Update on HVAC Refrigerants

Waiting On Decisions Related to R-22 Phasedown, Legal Actions, HFCs Future
June 30, 2014

When it comes to refrigerants, the HVACR industry is warily watching the EPA, federal courts, global market place, and Obama administration. Here, as of June 2, is how things look.


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Tech Talks Examine Refrigerant Reduction

Venting Software Also on the Agenda
June 30, 2014

The IIAR Conference examines some of the latest research in terms of working with equipment running on natural refrigerants.


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Reach-ins, Walk-ins Get Filter Help

New Technology Deals with Food Integrity
June 23, 2014

When it comes to walk-in freezers and coolers, no matter how sophisticated the mechanical refrigeration systems or how well maintained, those who are responsible for such units always fret a bit about product integrity, especially if it is a food product.


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Technical Talk Deals with Refrigerant Reductions

Venting Software Also on the Agenda
June 23, 2014

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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What If Gomer Serviced Your Freezer?

Why a Qualified Tech Is Needed
June 23, 2014

Those of you of a certain age interested in a bit of refrigeration nostalgia should check out an episode of the old Andy Griffith TV show that first aired back in 1964. (It usually shows up on the TV Land cable channel from time to time.)


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Through the Crystal Ball: Forecasting the Future of Coils

Microchannel, Designs, New Refrigerants on the Horizon
June 9, 2014

The NEWS asked a few individuals at a recent refrigeration trade expo — and a few others in the industry — to do a bit of fortune telling regarding what the next generation of coils may look like.


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