Articles by Peter Powell

ICOR Moves From Recovery Units To Refrigerants

May 5, 2002
When he was a service technician, Jim Tieken and his coworkers “daily experienced the lack of simple-to-use, efficient, and economical refrigerant recovery equipment.” This prompted Tieken and his colleagues to develop, design, and patent the Spooter II and Spooter 134 refrigerant recovery pump. Tieken’s company, ICOR International, Indianapolis, IN, has expanded to include a variety of refrigerants and refrigeration products.
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Georgia Contractor Lands ACCA Award

May 4, 2002
Corbin Comfort Systems of Lake City, GA, has won the 2002 Residential Excellence Award for Category 1 (companies with fewer than 10 employees or less than one million dollars in revenue).
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Canada Gears Up For New Refrigerant Testing

May 4, 2002
Like their counterparts in the U.S., contractors and technicians in Canada have been required to carry government cards to purchase and use refrigerants. When the Canadian Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) program went into effect in the mid- 1990s, there was every intention of having cardholders undergo upgraded training and a retest every few years. But over the years, the upgrades and retests never came about. Extensions were simply granted. Now, new training and a new test appear to be in the offing.
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Fort Bragg Enlists Honeywell To Perform Energy Upgrades

April 26, 2002
Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) Service recently began work on a major energy-conservation upgrade project at the Fort Bragg, NC, Army post intended to save $1.8 million per year.
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Georgia Contractor Joins National Network

April 21, 2002
A Georgia contractor is one of five new members of The Unified Group, billed as "a national network of quality mechanical contractors who share a commitment to remain independent."
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South Carolina Manufacturer Launches Product Configurator

April 13, 2002
Rockwell Automation has announced the launch of its Industrial Product Configurator application on, the company’s business-to-business e-commerce site.
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North Carolina Wholesaler Joins New Foundation

April 6, 2002
A North Carolina wholesaler is a trustee on the newly formed James D. Wilder Foundation.
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IKK Show Notes Growing Impact Of A/C In Europe

April 4, 2002
When the International Trade Fair for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation (IKK) first started 22 years ago, it was most decidedly a refrigeration show. After all, that was what was needed to keep everything from foods to medical supplies useable over long periods of time. Air conditioning was mainly a matter for human comfort, more popular in the U.S. than Europe. But today air conditioning is a major part of the hvacr equation in Europe.
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The Bakery Industry And R-22

March 30, 2002
How would you like to have to pay the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) $10,000 just for having a large piece of mechanical refrigeration equipment running on R-22 — even if it wasn’t leaking?
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Chiller Changes Slow In Canada

March 30, 2002
For a number of years, advocates of chiller change-outs away from CFCs have bemoaned the slow pace of the process in the United States. And it appears that the same situation exists in Canada as well.
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