Monthly Archives: October 2010

VFD Savings Calculator

Here’s a simple spreadsheet I made up a while ago to calculate the possible savings using Variable Frequency Drives. Download VFD Fan Savings Calculator

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A Reporters guide to Ammonia – Some Basic Information

One thing you can usually count on when you see a news article about an ammonia release is that the reporter is unfamiliar with ammonia refrigeration. That’s not surprising – they can’t be expected to know everything! This article is … Continue reading

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Improper Insulation Installation = Trouble

We recently found a pipe that had been insulated below and above the roofline. The portion of the pipe between the upper and lower roof surface was not insulated at all: Here’s what the pipe section looked like when it … Continue reading

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