Commercial Refrigeration News & Information

The latest refrigeration news & commercial energy tips.

September 8, 2017

Massachusetts Wants 80% Clean Energy by 2050, New Regulations Set to Effect Jan 1st, 2018

In response to a stunning 2016 ruling by the state's Supreme Judicial Court, in which the court sided with an environmental group claiming Massachusetts didn't do enough to strive for its 2008 energy goals, the state set forth new regulations last month.

July 27, 2017

Liquid Subcooling: What it is and When to Apply it

Subcooling is often a lightly understood practice for new HVACR technicians entering the field. This blog post seeks to outline what it is, why it's useful, and some of its best practices.

July 17, 2017

A Quick Crash Course in Suction P-Traps for HVACR

The HVAC/R industry has frequently quarreled about the topic of suction p-traps in risers – when are they necessary, where to place them, how large and how deep should the trap be? Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Each facility and each installation will have its own considerations ...

June 16, 2017

Energy Audits Reveal Areas Where Cold Storage Can Save Money

Cold storage facilities, the kind found in the produce, fresh foods, and floral industries, offer huge opportunities for energy savings. A recent article in Fresh Digest looks at how one company helps.

June 6, 2017

3 Things to Consider in Cold Storage Construction

For processors, distributors, wholesalers, and suppliers, there is a dizzying amount of choices for the construction of a new cold storage facility. But they shouldn't necessarily pick the first, or the cheapest, option they have. Below, according to an article in the Produce Processing ...

May 23, 2017

Looking to Boost Efficiency, Cold Storage Turns to Technology

Technological advances in automation and data-driven management have paved the way for improved efficiency in how cold storage businesses operate. Everything from remote access to temperature settings and defrost cycles, to robotic forklifts, to high-efficiency LED lighting systems are helping ...