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Q: What are the types of receivers and when are they used?
A receiver is primarily a liquid storage tank for refrigerant which is not in circulation. Small packaged systems utilizing capillary tubes may have very small char ...

More than 76 percent of Legionnaires’ disease cases acquired from Legionella exposure in health care facilities can be particularly harsh, including possible fatal risks to patients, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease ...

Daikin Industries Ltd., based in Osaka, Japan, announced in March the launch of R-407H refrigerant, which has approximately 62% lower global warming potential (GWP)
than the commonly used R-404A refrigerant. R-404A, a high GWP refrigerant, ...

BITZER has introduced an update for its Electronics Service Tool, the BEST software, which allows refrigeration and service engineers to operate all BITZER IQ products at
the computer. The software provides users with an overview of the ope ...

On July 1, Danfoss welcomed Kim Fausing as its new president and CEO. Fausing, who for the past nine years has served as Danfoss’ chief operating officer, steps into the role after the planned departure of Niels B. Christiansen. He holds a d ...

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) on June 13 released the first research report for its ongoing testing of flammable refrigerants, of which many have been identified as possible replacements to high global warming p ...

ASHRAE and the American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.
The MoU was signed by 2016-2017 ASHRAE President Tim Wentz and AFS Chair ...

Researchers at the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Smart Grid Center will participate in a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and India’s Ministry of Science and Technology to develop more reliable and ...

Two ASHRAE certification programs, the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), have been recognized by the
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as meeting the Better Buildings Workforce Guid ...

ASHRAE has released an updated eighth edition of Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. The textbook is ASHRAE’s recommended text for HVAC instruction and presents the fundamental concepts for HVAC systems and design. It is ...

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