Articles by Peter Powell

Efficiency, Cost Concerns Drive Refrigeration Innovations

Technical Papers Examine New Ways to Work with Familiar Refrigerant
May 5, 2014

When hundreds of 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 Conference in Nashville, Tenn.


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Obama’s Overtime Order Draws Skepticism

HVACR Associations, Contractors Question Government-Ordered Overtime Pay Expansion
April 28, 2014

The motion has left many employers across the labor spectrum, including HVACR contractors, on high alert.


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The EPA and HFCs

Pending Actions Bypass Global Consensus
April 28, 2014

The industry should start getting comfortable with HCs, CO2, HFOs, and A2L refrigerants, just like a previous generation got used to those newfangled chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).


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Safety, Security Top 2014 IIAR Conference

Industry Experts, Former Astronaut, Homeland Security Official Offer Comments
April 21, 2014

The IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Heavy Equipment Show featured messages from industry experts, a former astronaut, and an official with the Department of Homeland Security.


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DOE Looks at Energy Standards

Refrigeration Equipment Comes Under Review
April 21, 2014

Service technicians who work on commercial refrigeration equipment should be aware that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued what it calls the final rule on the “Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment.”


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SAM Continues to Change

Print Version by Request Only
April 21, 2014

The Service Applications Manual (SAM) of the RSES has been one of the venerable documents of the HVACR industry. It consisted of two large loose-leaf binders in which were inserted printed training materials prepared by RSES in conjunction with industry experts.


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April 18, 2014: Department of Commerce Looks at Duties on China R-134a Imports

Interim Plan Part of Effort to Control Questionable Refrigerants
April 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has joined the ruckus over questions about the importation of HFC-134a refrigerant from China. On April 14 the federal agency released what it calls a “preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination (CVD).”


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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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