Lack of Information Risks a Full-Blown Refrigerant Crisis

Originally Published on RAC Magazine (https://www.racplus.com) by Andrew Gaved – Users of refrigeration are heading for a crisis amidst spiralling prices of higher-GWP refrigerants, the prospect of rapidly decreasing availability and a lack of information as to what they should do next. That is the bleak conclusion of delegates to RAC’s latest Question Time, devoted to the prospects for the industrial refrigeration sector.

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Posted by Main Commercial Cooking & Refrigeration on December 21st, 2017

“50% of new RAC installations will be braze-free in five years” says pipe specialist

Originally Published on RAC Magazine (https://www.racplus.com) by Andrew Gaved – Conex Bänninger head sees boom in ‘press-fit’ fuelled by time-savings and lack of hot works. The man who helped to develop press-fitting pipework systems for the heating sector 25 years ago says the cooling industry is ready for a significant shift towards the braze-free technology.

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Posted by Main Commercial Cooking & Refrigeration on November 2nd, 2017

NEWS ALERT: What is Happening with R-410a?

Originally Published on Refrigerant Solutions, Inc. (http://www.rsichoice.com) by William S. (Bill) White Wow! The last few days have been very interesting regarding the price of R410a. As is often the case, there is little to no information provided when refrigerants drastically change price quickly, leaving the buyer to wonder what happened and, just as importantly, […]

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Posted by Main Commercial Cooking & Refrigeration on May 31st, 2017

Refrigeration: New Compressor Regulations Begin Soon

Originally Published on Contracting Business (http://www.contractingbusiness.com) by Ani Jayanth In two months, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) mandate for a 30-50 percent reduction (on average) in energy consumption on new stand-alone commercial refrigeration equipment, as measured in kWh per day, will take effect. Efficiency is evaluated on the system as a whole, including: doors, lighting, […]

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Posted by Main Commercial Cooking & Refrigeration on January 25th, 2017

HVAC’s Future in a Trump-led Government

With President-elect Donald Trump now in office, the HVAC industry remains hopeful and optimistic about its future under a Republican-led government.

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Posted by Main Commercial Cooking & Refrigeration on January 23rd, 2017

When Did They Stop Making Refrigeration Technicians?

In today’s labor market, one that seems to be shifting for a mainly-digital world, in which highly-specific skillsets and data drive the employment environment, it seems that everyone wants to follow one trajectory: go to college, get the degree, get the high-paying job.

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Posted by Main Commercial Cooking & Refrigeration on January 6th, 2017

2017 AHR Expo Exhibitors Reflect Latest Trends in HVACR Industry

Strategically centered on creating a premier annual exhibition event for HVACR industry innovation, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) will feature an array of new and upgraded products in 2017.

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Posted by Main Commercial Cooking & Refrigeration on October 11th, 2016

Improved Ice Shines in the Restaurant Cocktail Scene

Savvy operators know the right kind of ice is integral to the success of their cocktail programs. Restaurant operators have always relied on ice in abundance to chill beverages. Now, an increasing number of them are appreciating the quality as well as the quantity.

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Posted by Main Commercial Cooking & Refrigeration on September 21st, 2016

EPA Approves Environmentally Friendly Refrigerants

This March, under the authority of the Clean Air Act, the EPA has approved more refrigerants that they feel are environmentally friendly for use in HVAC applications. This final rule expands the list of SNAP-approved substitutes to include more low-GWP alternatives…

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Posted by Main Commercial Cooking & Refrigeration on January 21st, 2016

Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) – Retail Food Refrigeration

Retail food refrigeration, or commercial refrigeration, includes equipment designed to store and display chilled or frozen goods for commercial sale. This end-use includes the following categories of equipment: stand-alone equipment, remote condensing units, and supermarket systems…

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Posted by Main Commercial Cooking & Refrigeration on January 3rd, 2016

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