Articles by Peter Powell

Cool Indoor Climate Has Rock-Hard Solution

August 2, 2001
In Melbourne, FL, Mercedes Homes and the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) hosted an open house to introduce a line of EnergyStar-rated homes designed to reduce utility bills by 30% or more.
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An Advocate for R-22 In Low-Temp Applications

July 31, 2001
Amidst all the refrigerant roulette, there are those in the industry who contend that 22 can work well in low-temperature applications.
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Restaurants Eye Flaked Ice, Continue Safety Focus

July 31, 2001
In all its forms, flaked ice is gaining attention.
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Replacing Dehumidification Equipment at YMCAs Goes Along Swimmingly

July 27, 2001
YMCAs 150th anniversary is a good time for another wave of upgrades at facilities.
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EPA Cites Ritchie Engineering for Violations

July 27, 2001
The EPA Region 5 in Chicago, IL, has cited Ritchie Engineering for alleged violations of federal regulations on refrigerant recycling.
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MCAA Addresses ‘Killer Clauses’ and ‘Black Holes’

July 25, 2001
Ways to overcome office challenges are offered by speakers at the sixth annual Mid-Year Meeting of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA).
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Control Panel Serves To Improve Food Service Facility

July 24, 2001
Lennox works with Lee Co. to implement an hvac system that works with the special food service environment.
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Ice & Beverage Depot Has Been Named Distributor of Ice-O-Matic Equipment and Parts

July 10, 2001
The Ice & Beverage Depot of Sarasota has been named distributor of Ice-O-Matic equipment and parts in central and west Florida.
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The Movement of Frozen Food Has Just Gotten a Bit Easier

July 2, 2001
The blast freezers are able to handle up to 800,000 pounds of products per day.
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