News and technology trends in the commercial refrigeration market.


CoilDesigner Now Includes MicroGroove

Coil Design Software Reduces Development Costs

The Copper Alliance and Optimized Thermal Systems Inc. (OTS) announced that newly developed MicroGroove™ correlations will be implemented in CoilDesigner software, a proprietary heat exchanger simulation and design optimization tool developed by the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE).

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White Paper Analyzes Tracking, Recycling of HFCs

Recycling Called ‘Simplest, Most Cost-Effective’ Step

If 30 percent of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants currently in use are reclaimed for reuse by 2040, approximately 18 billion metric tons carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent would be prevented from reaching the atmosphere over the next 25 years, according to a white paper released by EOS Climate.

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Self A/C System Recharge Kit Flies in the Face of Logic

TV Commercial Sparks Memories of (What Should Be) Days Gone By

Thinking back on my attempt as a young man to charge my car’s air conditioner, I was stunned to see a commercial on TV the other day for A/C PRO, a do-it-yourself a/c recharge kit for cars and trucks. I went to the website and, sure enough, they’re selling recharging canisters of R-134a for do-it-yourselfers.

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Preparing for the EPA Refrigerant Recovery Certification Exam DVD


In this 35-minute video presentation, well-known author and instructor Jim Johnson shows appliance and HVACR technicians what they need to know about the EPA Section 608 Universal Refrigerant Recovery Certification Exam.





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


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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Webinar Industry

GreenChill Webinar on June 4: Supermarket Experiences with Micro-Distributed Refrigeration System Architecture

Contact: Tom Land
Please join us for a GreenChill webinar on Thursday, June 4 at 2pm Eastern. Read More

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GreenChill Webinar on June 9: Supermarket Experiences with CO2 System Designs – Case Study: Target

Contact: Tom Land
Please join us for a GreenChill webinar on Tuesday, June 9 at 2pm Eastern. Read More

Featured Event

12th IIR Natural Working Fluids Conference

The event will showcase the development and new application of natural working fluids. In addition, programmed activities will encourage delegates to interact on issues critical to how natural refrigerants are going to be used in the future. Read More



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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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