Articles by Peter Powell

Looking At The Future Of HFCs And POEs

March 30, 2002
Several aspects of the refrigerant and oil focus in this issue of The News veer away from the familiar world of CFCs, HCFCs, and even HFCs. And that is a reflection of the way the industry is going and may be going.
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CO2 Push Into U.S. Reaches Food Processing

March 30, 2002
When some European countries made the move away from HFCs, they maintained that carbon dioxide could be a viable refrigerant. Now CO2 is gaining a practical foothold in the United States.
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Refrigerant 410A Takes To The Ice

March 30, 2002
R-410A has been called the air conditioning refrigerant of the future and the long-term HFC replacement for R-22. But 410A is also turning up in refrigeration applications. One example is an ice rink in the Netherlands.
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Genetron U. Educates Wholesalers, Contractors

March 30, 2002
Are contractors and supply house employees on the same wavelength?
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New Oil Designed To Curb NH3 Absorption Woes

March 28, 2002
The 100-year-old Cerveceria Quilmes of Buenos Aires is the largest brewery in Argentina. When Gabriel Conigliaro, maintenance manager, noticed that the ammonia compressors used to cool the brewing water were absorbing what he thought was an abnormally high amount of refrigeration oil, he began investigating.
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Freeze Drying Firm Joins Move To R-417A

March 28, 2002
Virtis, a company that makes equipment for freeze-drying technology, is planning to use a new HFC refrigerant designed to work with mineral oils.
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Refrigerant Management Requires The Six R’s

March 28, 2002
The recent announcement of a voluntary program offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the commercial baking industry has reinforced the importance of an organized plan when faced with refrigerant management issues.
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New Product Proves Flexible

March 23, 2002
A South Carolina manufacturer has a new product and a number of ways to view it.
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Setting Goals, Having Meetings Important to Contractor Success

March 10, 2002
Just how important are setting goals and having planning meetings to the success of your company? Mike Allen and Paul Wisdom, partners in Allen’s Air Care, a heating and cooling dealer in Smyrna, TN, say they believe goals and meetings are extremely important.
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Trane Contractors Look To The Future In New Orleans

March 8, 2002
In a time of concern and sometimes-downbeat news, some 750 Trane Comfort Specialists gathered in New Orleans, a carefree city with a decidedly upbeat atmosphere. While the contractors did take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the city, much of the time was spent exploring the basics of building even more profitable businesses.
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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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