Articles by Peter Powell

The EPA and HFCs

Pending Actions Bypass Global Consensus

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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DOE Looks at Energy Standards

Refrigeration Equipment Comes Under Review

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

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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Predicting the Future of R-22 Reclamation

Company Leaders Comment on Reclamation’s Next Five Years

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

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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Transport Refrigeration Inspiration

Small Scale Reminds Us of Large Significance

This month’s Point of View topic is transport refrigeration. The inspiration was seeing the train cars pictured in this story. I noted there was a car related to ice service and another was labeled “refrigerator and ventilated fruit car.”


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