Articles by Peter Powell

Joe Marchese Elected RSES President

RSES Discusses Training, Honors Members at Conference
December 16, 2013

Marchese, who serves as a monthly columnist in The NEWS’ Refrigeration Zone section, was elected during the 76th annual RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo this past October.


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Consequences of Counterfeit Refrigerants

Contractors Continue to Play Important Role in Curbing Illegal Refrigerants
December 9, 2013

Counterfeit and illegally imported refrigerants have existed under the surface of the HVACR industry for years. With hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-22 increasing in price due to a government phase down, more and more fly-by-nighters are working to get their hands on the product any way they can.


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Refrigerants by the Dozens

Growing List of HVACR Gases Will Eventually Sort Itself Out
December 9, 2013

As HCFC-22 is phased out and alternative refrigerants enter the market, contractor attention and manufacturer intent will steer the market toward the best remaining refrigerant options. 


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EPA Backs Obama Climate Action Plan

Videos Focus on Environmental Issues
December 9, 2013
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan announced during the summer included a specific reference to global warming potential (GWP) issues related to a number of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants commonly used by contractors in the HVACR industry.


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Display Cases Wide Open No Longer

Refrigerated Cases with Doors Are What Customers Want, Consultant Said
December 9, 2013
For five months in 2013, The NEWS’ FROSTlines eNewsletter ran a series on retrofitting open display cases with doors in supermarkets. It proved to be prophetic because shortly after the series ended, closed-door display cases became a hot topic at the Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Design Conference.


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Regulatory Challenges Discussed at Symposium

Refrigeration Technology, Regulations Headline Latest Meeting
December 2, 2013

Danfoss’ periodic EnVisioneering symposia look at a wide range of HVACR issues and topics. For its most recent event this past fall in Baltimore, the focus was on refrigeration, both in terms of regulations and the latest in technology. 


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Refrigeration Technology Considered at EnVisioneering Symposium

Event Also Looks at Regulatory Challenges
November 18, 2013
Danfoss’ periodic EnVisioneering symposia look at a wide range of HVACR issues and topics. For its most recent event this past fall in Baltimore, the focus was on refrigeration, both in terms of regulations and the latest in technology. 


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Changes to Compressors, Detectors, Freezers

Developments Reflect Changes in Refrigeration Technologies
November 18, 2013
The constant change in refrigeration technologies is reflected in recent developments in compressors, leak detectors, and absorption freezers.


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Where Does Refrigeration Figure into a Supermarket’s Plan?

For Some, Refrigeration Is Just Another Blip on the Map
November 18, 2013
The photograph with this column was taken from the balcony of a supermarket in the Baltimore area during a tour of several stores at the Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Development Conference. Notice the massive amount of floor space and products on display.


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Contractors Crucial in Supermarket Perceptions

HVAC Contractors Essential in Supermarkets’ Freshness
November 4, 2013

To me, cleanliness is extremely important, especially as to what the meat preparation area looks like after it is closed for the evening. I would hope all customers put high priority on store cleanliness and store owners do the same.


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