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Safety Is Top Concern At Association Meeting

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If the 1,400 contractors, technicians, and manufacturer reps who make up the membership of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) of Canada want to adopt a theme for the year ahead, one suggestion focuses on safety.
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The Service Technician As Doctor

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Michel Lecompte has a way of making a point. He was one of the speakers at the most recent Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) of Canada conference in Winnipeg, MB.
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Brazilian Compressor Maker Leaps To Asian Market

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The word “globalize” certainly applies to the compressor sector of the hvacr industry.
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New Rotary Compressor Goes Horizontal

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A horizontal rotary compressor and low-profile condensing unit for supermarket applications has been introduced by Tecumseh Products Co. The company said the compact refrigeration components were developed to meet the needs of store designers and operating personnel.
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Remanufacturing Proponent Cites Dallas Hermetic

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A familiar topic in hvacr — remanufacturing — has received a boost from an author who calls it “America’s secret weapon.” The author profiles a compressor company, citing it as an example of correct remanufacturing procedures.
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Oil-Less Compressor Uses Magnetic Bearings

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Contractors familiar with oil-lubricated compressors may want to start thinking magnetically. Turbocor, from Montreal, PQ, Canada, is introducing a compact centrifugal compressor that uses magnetic bearings and variable-speed drives to deliver what the company claims to be better efficiencies than conventional oil-lubed recips, scrolls, and screws.
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Association Report Looks At Florida Building Codes

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Florida Forum newsletter, published by the Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal, and Air Conditioning Contractors Association, carried a special report in a recent issue dealing with new state building codes.
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Florida Contractor Written Up As Distinguished Dealer

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Payne AC & Heating Inc. was the subject of a recent story about Carrier’s newest Distinguished Dealers in the company’s WeatherVane newsletter.
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Controls Company Marks 75th Year

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Field Controls is celebrating its 75th year of supplying drafting, venting, and combustion air technology.
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Innovations Continue With Recovery Equipment

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Each generation of recovery equipment has revealed technological innovations. One example of such innovation is described in this article.
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