HPAC Magazine


November 25, 2021  

Ontario Makes Investment to Attract Young People to Skilled Trades Careers

The funding is expected to help attract more students to trades and ensure employers have the workers they need to grow their businesses.

November 23, 2021  

The Ups and Downs of the Expansion Valve

While there are multiple methods of accomplishing heat transfer, the most common uses the vapour compression cycle.

November 17, 2021  

AHR 2022 Innovation Award Winners Announced

The winners were selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE judges who evaluated entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value, and market impact.

October 27, 2021  

Family Business Transitions

The story often goes like this: the older generation poured their blood, sweat, and tears into building their own contracting company.

October 15, 2021  

Milwaukee Introduces RLS-Compatible Jaws for Press Tools

The jaws work with Milwaukees’ M18 FORCE LOGIC press tools and are compatible with a wide range of other 32 kN tools on the market.

September 8, 2021  

Understanding Evaporators

A fundamental element of the vapour compression cycle in refrigeration, it’s vital to revisit the basic functions of evaporators and how to keep them operating at their peak. 

August 18, 2021  

B.C. Launches Ammonia Safety Awareness Program

A series of free training courses developed due to the rise of ammonia-related incidents and hazards at provincial arenas.

July 30, 2021  

Rheem to Acquire Friedrich Air Conditioning

Friedrich Air Conditioning is a manufacturer of room A/C and other home environment products.

July 20, 2021  

Little Giant’s VCCA Series Condensate Pumps for HVAC

The low-profile pumps are designed for use in the automatic collection and removal of condensate from air conditioning, refrigeration and dehumidification equipment.

July 20, 2021  

The Trouble with Low Suction Pressure

A healthy refrigeration cycle requires close monitoring of pressures, both high and low.

July 6, 2021  

Refrigerant Management Canada Increases Fee on CFC-11 Refrigerant Disposal

The new fee is set to be $20.00/kilogram for CFC-11 refrigerant entering the program for destruction.

June 29, 2021  

Compressor Retrofits for All Seasons

Embracing the digital age for compressor efficiency.

June 21, 2021  

World Refrigeration Day to Celebrate Cooling Champions

More than 15-million people are currently employed worldwide in the refrigeration sector.

June 10, 2021  

Johnson Controls expands water-cooled chiller portfolio

The Quantech QWC4 water-cooled screw chiller uses variable speed drive technology.

June 8, 2021  

How Montreal Made Ammonia Safe for Its Rinks

The city has transitioned arenas away from R-22 using a design that ensures the safety of staff, patrons and surrounding neighbourhoods.

June 4, 2021  

The Arcticom Group Expands to Canada 

The Group specializes in commercial refrigeration and mechanical services including preventative maintenance, repair, installation and renovation.

May 31, 2021  

MSA Safety Purchases Bacharach

Bacharach is known for their gas detection technologies used in the HVAC/R markets.

May 27, 2021  

Johnson Controls Selects Environmentally Sustainable R-454B as Future Refrigerant

In addition to reducing environmental impact, R-454B is expected to be more compatible with existing R-410A equipment designs.

May 25, 2021  

An Ounce of Prevention

The value of maintenance programs and the consequences of not maintaining A/C systems.

May 22, 2021  

Fieldpiece launches new vacuum pumps

Three new models to suit a variety of applications.

May 12, 2021  

Refrigerant Branch Units – Fujitsu

The new units manage simultaneous heating and cooling in heat recovery systems and can serve between eight and 12 zones.

May 4, 2021  

Smart Refrigerant Charger

The digital manifold gauge features pressure and temperature displays as well as calculated super-heat and sub-cooling data.

April 15, 2021  

ASHRAE and United Nations Environment Programme Announce New Work Plan  

The goal is to help recognize the important role that refrigeration and air conditioning play in developing countries.

March 19, 2021  

AHRI releases study on fire safety and A2L refrigerants

The study involved UL and the Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) testing refrigerants in real-world situations.

January 20, 2021  

Back in the Day

Retelling of an early service call to solve a grocery store’s meat freezing issue that required deductive reasoning, a look at the manuals and a sense of touch.

January 6, 2021  

Refrigerant Management Canada increases levy on HCFCs and HFCs

Effective January 1, 2021, the environmental levy on the sales of new and reclaimed HCFCs or HCFC blends and HFCs and HFC blends sold into the Canadian HVAC/R and stationary sectors will increase by 50-cents per Kg.

Tech Pulse
December 11, 2020  

2021 Refrigerant Update [30 Mechanical Minutes]

HPAC contributor Dave Demma and Jeffrey Zimmerman, district sales manager

December 10, 2020  

2021 Refrigerant Update webinar now available for viewing

The second instalment of HPAC Magazine’s free 30 Mechanical Minutes webinar series was held live Wednesday, Dec. 3, featuring HPAC contributor Dave Demma along with Jeffrey Zimmerman of Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions and Chair of the HRAI Refrigerant Landscape Task Team.

November 25, 2020  

The Power of the Horse

Reminiscing and understanding the dynamic relationship of horsepower in refrigeration.

November 18, 2020  

Free Webinar: 2021 Refrigerant Update

Join us for the next instalment of HPAC Magazine’s free 30 Mechanical Minutes webinar series on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 3 pm (eastern time) featuring HPAC refrigeration specialist Dave Demma.