Articles by Peter Powell

Technical Talk Deals with Refrigerant Reductions

Venting Software Also on the Agenda
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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
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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
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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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Resolving Formicary Corrosion Concerns

Challenge Being Tackled By New Technologies
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The industry has been coping with this form of coil corrosion for decades and is making strides in the battle against it.


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Practical Solutions to Condensing Challenges

Sports Bar, Hospital Benefit from Technological Innovations
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As technology continues to advance, the industry is emerging with an extensive list of examples on how to successfully install a condensing unit.


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Refrigerants Webinar Updates Contractors

‘Confluence of Initiatives’ Merit Attention
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The nearly hourlong presentation was made by Charlie McCrudden, senior vice president for government relations for ACCA.


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DOE Issues Commercial Refrigeration Standards

Refrigeration Equipment Comes Under Review
By Peter Powell
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For service technicians and contractors, the key is to be aware of next-generation equipment coming down the road, any differing servicing techniques that might be required, and the fact that like-for-like equipment may not be easily changed out, even if a customer requests it. 


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Efficiency and Cost Concerns Drive Refrigeration Innovations

Technical Papers Examine New Ways to Work with Familiar Refrigerant
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When hundreds of ammonia refrigeration engineers, manufacturers, contractors, and end users gather in one place, technical talk is sure to follow.


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The Business of Refrigeration Is Global in Nature

Refrigerants, Carbon Credits, GreenChill Draw Interest
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Beyond making refrigeration equipment and refrigerant gases, manufacturers of such products are also involved in developments within the industry that show global sweep. Here are several recent announcements involving manufacturers familiar to contractors and service technicians.


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Efficiency, Cost Concerns Drive Refrigeration Innovations

Technical Papers Look at New Ways to Work with Familiar Refrigerant
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When hundreds of the top ammonia refrigeration engineers, manufacturers, contractors, and end users gather in one place, technical talk is sure to follow. Such was the case at the most recent International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.


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