Hawaii Energy Offers State’s First Energy Efficiency Auction

A Hawaiian ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program announced the Hawaii Energy Efficiency Auction. The auction is an open call for contractors, developers, energy vendors and others to submit qualified energy efficiency projects to compete for up to $2.1 million in incentive funds to offset project costs.  Read the source article at achrnews.com

Germany Takes First Place in Energy Efficiency Ranking, United States 13th

The United States ranked 13th out of 16 nations ranked by United States ranked by a report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. According to the EEE’s International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, Germany ranked first overall, while Italy, France and China demonstrated energy gains in different categories. Read the source article at ACEEE

Large Food Retailers in Europe Report Shift to Natural Refrigerants

Almost two-thirds of large supermarkets surveyed in northern and western European countries now use natural refrigerants in their stores, according to a new report issued by Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Europe. The study found that 65% of respondents had begun to implement natural refrigerant technology in their stores.  Read the source article at carrier.com

HVACR Industry to Spend $5 Billion on Refrigerant Research Plan

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute, AHRI, announced that the American HVACR industry will invest $5 billion in research and development funds over the next decade for new-generation refrigerants and equipment. Read the source article at AHRI

Innovative Refrigeration Systems featured in Industry Today

Innovative Refrigeration Systems was featured in the April 2014 issue of Industry Today. The article highlights the company’s beginnings as a garage shop, and follows up with a deeper look into Innovative’s services. Read the source article at Industry Today

From the Technical Department: Deep Cleaning Evaporator Coils

When evaporator coil surfaces become coated with foreign particles, dust, dirt, pollen, bacteria, and mold, the ability to transfer heat is greatly reduced. Coils with a layer of dust the thickness of a dime lose up to 21 percent in efficiency. The build-up of these migrated or growing substances insulates the surfaces, which degrade the […]

Parker Hannifin Launches CSRV for Industrial Refrigeration

The Refrigerating Specialties Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation said it has launched its new CSRV for the industrial refrigeration market. The company said the Cartridge Safety Relief Valve will save customers time and money on maintenance costs.    Read the source article at ammonia21.com

From the Technical Department: Thermosyphon Oil Coolers

Thermosyphon oil coolers for compressors have been designed in several ways. It has been a common design for the oil to be circulated through the “shell side” of a shell and tube heat exchanger, while ammonia is circulated through the tube side. These oil coolers are typically ASME pressure vessels and bear an ASME stamp. […]

IIAR’s First Central America Conference Highlights Industry Growth

The International Institute of Ammo­nia Refrigeration held its first regional seminar for Central America and the Caribbean in Costa Rica last month, an event that marked the organization’s increasing involvement in education and safety advocacy in Latin America. IIAR leaders said the seminar attracted a record number of attendees, from eight different Latin American countries, […]

IIAR Shatters Attendance Records, Sets New Goals at 2014 Conference

The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration hit record attendance numbers, signed agreements with industry organizations ASHRAE and RETA, and drew participation from the Department of Homeland Security at its Conference & Heavy Equipment Show, an event that marked a variety of transitions and new initiatives for the association this year. The three days of networking […]

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