Articles by Peter Powell

Chiller Changes Slow In Canada

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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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Strict Budget Doesn't Thwart Engineer's State-Of-The-Art Design Of Natatorium

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Budgetary restraints were challenging, but — with the help of a Georgia manufacturer — engineers, architects, and contractors were able to construct a state-of-the-art natatorium for Mainland Regional High School in the Atlantic City, NJ, suburb of Linwood.
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Looking At The Future Of HFCs And POEs

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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A South Carolina manufacturer has a new product and a number of ways to view it.
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