Articles by Peter Powell

Reviewing all Aspects of Recovery Equipment

Old Requirements, New Equipment Dictate Recovery Procedures
April 7, 2014

What has changed over the past 25 years or so is the recovery equipment, and the latest generation of such equipment is a considerable improvement over that of the first generation.


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Predicting the Future of R-22 Reclamation

Company Leaders Comment on Reclamation’s Next Five Years
April 7, 2014

To see where the sector is headed over the next five years, The NEWS collected comments from numerous companies involved in reclamation services. Here, in alphabetical order by company, is a collection of the responses.


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Refrigeration Technologies Company Has New President

GEA Continues Focus on Industrial Freezers
March 17, 2014

It is appropriate to keep an eye on developments in industrial refrigeration in Europe. For one, new technologies, especially as related to refrigerants, often are first tried in Europe. Second, the industrial refrigeration sector using ammonia has strongly aligned itself with supporters of other non-f-gas refrigerants.


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Transport Refrigeration Inspiration

Small Scale Reminds Us of Large Significance
March 17, 2014

This month’s Point of View topic is transport refrigeration. The inspiration was seeing the train cars pictured in this story. I noted there was a car related to ice service and another was labeled “refrigerator and ventilated fruit car.”


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R-22: Get it While it Lasts

Considering the Next Phase of R-22 — Beyond the Phaseout
March 10, 2014

With all the talk about the phaseout of R-22 — with its huge range of air conditioning and refrigeration applications — one thing that seems to be often overlooked is that the refrigerant is not going away any time soon.


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Refrigerants Take to the Floor

AHR Expo Abuzz With HCFC, HFC, and CO2 Talk
March 3, 2014

Refrigerants are all the talk these days in refrigeration. That was evident at the 66th International AHR Expo in New York City.


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The Latest in Ice Dispensers and Refrigerant Canisters

Refrigeration Makes Technology Advances
February 17, 2014

Ice equipment and refrigerant canisters are a couple of the latest developments in refrigeration. Follett 7 Series ice-only dispensers are now Energy Star-qualified. DuPont Refrigerants has introduced a new technology to its Dispos-A-Can® containers.


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Going From Green to Lean?

Looking at Shifting Priorities for Supermarkets
February 17, 2014

Over the last couple of months, I’ve referenced comments from Terry Parker, president of Merchandising by Design, who spoke on the topic “The Art and Science Behind Compelling Fresh Food Formats” at last fall’s Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Design Conference.


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Canister Colors Help Identify, Classify HVAC Refrigerants

Labeling Virgin and Reclaimed HVAC Refrigerant Containers by Color Still Only Voluntary
February 10, 2014

As a contractor, the simple takeaway is to read the label, know your colors, and know your suppliers.  


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Refrigerant Trends Through a Cloudy Crystal Ball

Figuring Out the Shifting Refrigerant Landscape in 2014
February 3, 2014

Trying to predict what might happen on the refrigerant front in 2014 is as challenging as it has been every year for the past 30 years. 


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2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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