Refrigeration

News and technology trends in the commercial refrigeration market.

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HVAC Industry Lays Out Refrigerant Plan

AHRI Asked the Government to Set the Objectives and Work Together with Industry
By Kyle Gargaro
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HVACR industry associations, manufacturers, end users, and fluorocarbon producers met with senior White House officials to show support and voluntary commitments to phase down HFCs. Industry coalition the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy and the White House hosted the event Sept. 16 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.


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EPA Targets High-GWP Refrigerants in SNAP Proposal

R-134a, -404A, and -507 Face Proposed Use Restrictions in 2016
By Peter Powell
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The rule deems certain HFC refrigerants unacceptable in specific applications on or after Jan. 1, 2016. 


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Sept. 9, 2014: OSHA Cites Anheuser-Busch for Refrigeration System Violations

Inspection Finds Repeat and Serious Violations; $92,400 Fine Proposed
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Anheuser-Busch Cos. LLC has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for two repeat and eight serious safety violations following an inspection of its Columbus, Ohio, brewery’s ammonia refrigeration system. Proposed penalties total $92,400.


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Manufacturers Explain Refrigerant Directions

Brochures, Case Studies, Define Refrigerant Technologies, Applications
By Peter Powell
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Commercial refrigeration systems, whether utilized in supermarkets or restaurants, seem to be constantly changing. 


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FMI Connect Showcases New Refrigerants

Cooling, Freezing Technology Takes Focus
By Peter Powell
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The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Connect event showcased some of the newest products that those who work in the food sector will more than likely see on a future install or service call.


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HVAC Contractors Adapting to Changes

Keeping Up With Refrigeration Sector
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For this focus on supermarkets and restaurants, The NEWS asked a number of contractors where they are in the mix and where they see the refrigeration sector heading. Here is what they had to say.


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Sept. 5, 2014: EPA and DOJ Announce Settlement with Costco to Cut Refrigerant Emissions

Government Says Costco Failed to Repair Leaks of R-22 Refrigerant Between 2004 and 2007
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have announced a settlement with Costco Wholesale Corp. in which the company agrees to pay $335,000 in penalties for federal Clean Air Act violations and improve refrigerant management at 274 stores.


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The Professor: A Recap on Oil Traps

Functions, Dealing with Oil Reservoirs
By John Tomczyk
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The function of an oil reservoir, commonly known as an oil trap, is to prevent large oil slugs from forming. This is accomplished by trapping a small amount of oil in the reservoir or trap and gradually returning it to the compressor.


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‘Last-gen’ Refrigerants in Development

Manufacturers Focus on Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants
By Peter Powell
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Contractors hoping for the final word on the newest refrigerants may not have to wait much longer. 


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Ice Breaker: Advantages of Parallel Compressor Racks

Supermarkets Use Design to Cool Cases
By Joe Marchese
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For maximum efficiency, a bank of compressors should be connected to evaporators operating at similar temperatures. From an operational standpoint, cases of different evaporating temperatures can be connected to the rack; however, this causes a substantial energy loss.


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Getting Ready for Retrofit Season: Your Options for Refrigeration R-22 Retrofits

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ON DEMAND Spend an information-packed hour with Ron Vogl, a recognized refrigerant and retrofit expert from Honeywell. He'll review all the options for refrigeration retrofits and give you the tools you need to guide your customers in the right direction.

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