Brent Schroeder, group president, heating and air conditioning, Emerson’s Commercial and Residential Solutions platform, numerous other Emerson leaders, and a handful of local and state dignitaries were on hand to turn the first shovels of dirt for an expansion project on a site that currently employs approximately 1,700 people.
Regulations, market drivers, and trends reflect that carbon dioxide (CO2) is increasingly being used as a refrigerant in a variety of applications. This includes applications such as: supermarkets/grocery stores, cold rooms, walk-in freezers, industrial cold storage, and food manufacturing/processing.
Incentives up to $150,000 available for businesses choosing ammonia, CO2, or HCs
August 2, 2017
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has launched an incentive program designed to promote the adoption of a new generation of natural refrigerants that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement made headlines, but the Montreal Protocol – and particularly its 2016 Kigali amendment –potentially affects the HVACR industry in a much larger way. Or not. Because at this point, no matter what the government does it’s unlikely to have much of an effect on the water-rushing-downhill force of the low-GWP movement.
Equipment placement is an important consideration for the overall success of a walk-in cooler or freezer installation. The location of the condensing unit and evaporator must be evaluated thoroughly. Improper placement can lead to excessive installation costs as well as system performance issues.
Is it time to remake the image of the refrigeration technician? Could a new title for the role help the hardest-working men and women in the HVACR industry get more of the respect they so richly deserve? And, more importantly, could a new image help attract more young people to our industry? If so, maybe it’s time to introduce the newest member of the HVACR industry: the thermodynamic energy specialist.
Anti-sweat controls top Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association list
May 3, 2017
The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) has released its latest benchmarking snapshot, “Commercial Refrigeration.” The snapshot which utilizes information from the latest PRSM Benchmarking Report, “Energy Benchmarking Initiative Study,” the 2016 IBISWorld report, “Walk-in Refrigerator in the U.S. – Procurement Report,” and the new U.S. Department of Energy Updated Rule to Energy Policy Act.
New system handles daytime temperature and nighttime humidity with a single system
April 17, 2017
As the movement to legalize marijuana continues to take hold across the country, growers are beginning to seek out equipment that will help them maximize production. Until recently, there were no cooling and drying products specifically designed to optimize growing conditions for this agricultural product. Now, new technology is being engineered that can produce the right temperature and humidity conditions to maximize productivity and minimize mold and insect problems.
Testo Inc. announced its 2017 Refrigeration Spring Campaign. This campaign builds upon the immense success of Testo’s Smart Probe Refrigeration Kit and the 550 and 557 Smart Digital Manifolds, which now come standard with Bluetooth.