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Refrigeration

Article
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. 

News
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.

News
July 30, 2021  

Rheem to Acquire Friedrich Air Conditioning

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

Product
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.

Article
July 20, 2021  

The Trouble with Low Suction Pressure

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

News
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.

Article
June 29, 2021  

Compressor Retrofits for All Seasons

Embracing the digital age for compressor efficiency.

News
June 21, 2021  

World Refrigeration Day to Celebrate Cooling Champions

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

Product
June 10, 2021  

Johnson Controls expands water-cooled chiller portfolio

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

Article
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.

News
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.

News
May 31, 2021  

MSA Safety Purchases Bacharach

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

News
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.

Article
May 25, 2021  

An Ounce of Prevention

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

Product
May 22, 2021  

Fieldpiece launches new vacuum pumps

Three new models to suit a variety of applications.

Product
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.

Product
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.

News
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.

News
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.

Article
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.

News
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

News
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.

Article
November 25, 2020  

The Power of the Horse

Reminiscing and understanding the dynamic relationship of horsepower in refrigeration.

News
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.

Article
October 14, 2020  

Modern Motor Efficiency

Understanding the added benefits that EM motors bring to the refrigeration industry.

Product
September 8, 2020  

NAVAC’s NRDD & NRDC4M Brushless DC Recovery Unit

NAVAC, the world’s largest supplier of HVAC vacuum and

News
August 17, 2020  

RLS ends relationship with Parker Hannifin

Rapid Locking System fittings are now being sold under RLS’s own branding going forward.

News
April 15, 2020  

International Institute of Refrigeration calling industry “essential” in time of COVID-19

The European-based organization is calling on national governments world-wide to consider the various services of refrigeration and air conditioning as “essential services” in the context of the spread of COVID-19 in countries around the world.

News
April 15, 2020  

Quebec updating Halocarbon regulations

The regulation, updated as of April 16, fosters the use of new environmentally friendly technologies and limits and/or bans the use of selected hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).