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Articles by Peter Powell
The IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Heavy Equipment Show featured messages from industry experts, a former astronaut, and an official with the Department of Homeland Security.
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has joined the ruckus over questions about the importation of HFC-134a refrigerant from China. On April 14 the federal agency released what it calls a “preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination (CVD).”
What has changed over the past 25 years or so is the recovery equipment, and the latest generation of such equipment is a considerable improvement over that of the first generation.
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.
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.
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.”
With all the talk about the phaseout of R-22 — with its huge range of air conditioning and refrigeration applications — one thing that seems to be often overlooked is that the refrigerant is not going away any time soon.
Refrigerants are all the talk these days in refrigeration. That was evident at the 66th International AHR Expo in New York City.
Ice equipment and refrigerant canisters are a couple of the latest developments in refrigeration. Follett 7 Series ice-only dispensers are now Energy Star-qualified. DuPont Refrigerants has introduced a new technology to its Dispos-A-Can® containers.
Over the last couple of months, I’ve referenced comments from Terry Parker, president of Merchandising by Design, who spoke on the topic “The Art and Science Behind Compelling Fresh Food Formats” at last fall’s Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Design Conference.