Articles by Peter Powell

Automated Factories Showcase the Latest Technology

June 13, 2001
A recent Danfoss media event in Denmark emphasized the latest in computerised technology, employee interaction, avoidance of excess inventory and quick delivery from the assembly line to the customers.
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Heat, Blackouts Underscore Necessity of Efficiency

May 31, 2001
Cost-effective, durable refrigeration for industrial applications was one focus for the 1,150 attendees at the annual Ammonia Refrigeration Conference and Exhibition,sponsored by International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration(IIAR).
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HFCs, Cows, and the Environment

May 30, 2001
Although Denmark wants to put itself on the map as a leader in most everything environmental, organic fertilizer has its drawbacks.
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Size, Speed Are Hot Topics in Recovery Units

May 10, 2001
The recovery unit has come a long way since its early days.
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A Walk On the Refrigerant Side

May 10, 2001
“RefrigerantSide Service” is designed to reduce downtime time for process chillers and refrigeration systems.
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Vegas Has Glitz, But Cooling Stays Basic

May 10, 2001
When it comes to comfort, you can bet Vegas will take care of you.
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Replacing R-12 Is Not a ‘Drop-In’ Task

May 10, 2001
Alternatives to R-12 used to be called ‘drop-ins’ or ‘near drop-ins,’ but today, those terms raise red flags.
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Earthquakes, Blackouts, Television, and Hvacr

May 7, 2001
Eventful trips to California help put the importance of hvacr in perspective.
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2014 MCAA Annual Convention

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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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