Articles by Peter Powell

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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R-22: Get it While it Lasts

Considering the Next Phase of R-22 — Beyond the Phaseout

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.


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Refrigerants Take to the Floor

AHR Expo Abuzz With HCFC, HFC, and CO2 Talk

Refrigerants are all the talk these days in refrigeration. That was evident at the 66th International AHR Expo in New York City.


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The Latest in Ice Dispensers and Refrigerant Canisters

Refrigeration Makes Technology Advances

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.


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Going From Green to Lean?

Looking at Shifting Priorities for Supermarkets

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.


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Canister Colors Help Identify, Classify HVAC Refrigerants

Labeling Virgin and Reclaimed HVAC Refrigerant Containers by Color Still Only Voluntary

As a contractor, the simple takeaway is to read the label, know your colors, and know your suppliers.  


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Refrigerant Trends Through a Cloudy Crystal Ball

Figuring Out the Shifting Refrigerant Landscape in 2014

Trying to predict what might happen on the refrigerant front in 2014 is as challenging as it has been every year for the past 30 years. 


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More Refrigerants, More Ways to Use Them

Supermarket Sector Still Trying to Track Trends

For new installations, so-called natural refrigerants are Topic No. 1 as the sector wants to get an edge on any possible phase down in production of HFCs.


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The Business of Refrigeration

Refrigerants, Supermarkets, Acquisitions

In the business of refrigeration, there have been recent developments in refrigerant research, supermarket energy-efficiency improvements, and the acquisition of a commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer.


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