Articles by Peter Powell

North Carolina Wholesaler Joins New Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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