In 2017, many changes impacted the HVACR, HVAC climate control
industry. New technologies emerged that changed the way we do
business – most for the better! But they also brought a shift in
the way we...
On January 11, 2018
The HVACR service technician uses an array of tools and test
instruments to diagnose problems and evaluate system
performance. One tool that is readily available, inexpensive
and yet rarely used to...
On November 15, 2017
The Suction Line Filter-Drier method of cleaning up a system after
a hermetic motor burnout is favored by service technicians and
recommended by manufacturers throughout the HVAC and...
On August 1, 2017
A common problem facing refrigeration and air conditioning service
technicians and contractors is that of superheat hunting by
thermostatic expansion valves (TEVs). Here is a better
understanding of a...
On July 24, 2017
This is the third part of a three-part series of posts on
high-glide refrigerants for refrigeration system retrofits. Part 1
covered calculating super-heat and subcooling with glide, and
On June 20, 2017
This is the second part of a three-part blog series on high-glide
refrigerants for refrigeration system retrofits. Part 1 covered
calculating superheat and subcooling with glide, and control...
On June 1, 2017
Refrigerant choices for refrigeration systems are undergoing
significant change, including choices for retrofits and new
systems. This article is Part 1 of a 3 part series addressing such
On May 10, 2017
What if you are only given 3 measurements? As HVACR
technicians, you need some ideas in your back pocket for basic
troubleshooting in a refrigeration system. How about a simple chart
that helps you...
On April 24, 2017
Below are six questions that will help you learn most of what you
need to know about flooded head pressure control. 1. Why do
you need a receiver? The flooded head pressure control valve
On April 4, 2017
A solenoid valve with a built-in check valve is designed to replace
a liquid line solenoid valve in parallel with a check valve for
reverse flow. This valve may be applied in the liquid line of...
On March 2, 2017
In order to understand the principles of thermostatic expansion
valve operation, a review of its major components is necessary. A
sensing bulb is connected to the TEV by a length of capillary
On February 22, 2017
When designing a system using stepper motor style electric valves,
such as CDS or SDR valves and A8-to-CDS conversion kits, in head
pressure control applications additional precautions and...
On November 19, 2016
It is important to locate a filter-drier in a refrigeration system.
Its role is to remove moisture from the refrigerant and lubricant
by absorbing and retaining moisture deep within the...
On September 28, 2016
With more and more supermarkets upgrading from mechanical valves to
the superior performance of CDS valves, knowing how to install a
Sporlan CDS Conversion Kit will help save considerable time...
On August 23, 2016
When responding to a refrigeration service call at a supermarket,
the refrigeration technician immediately plays “problem
percentages” upon entering the store. Most refrigeration equipment
On August 9, 2016
With our recent introduction of the Smart Service Tool Kit, there
have been many questions asked and answered. Let's review the ones
pertaining to buying and general details here: Q1: When will
On August 3, 2016
To ensure peak performance, solenoid valves must be selected and
applied correctly; however, proper installation procedures are
equally important. Aside from correct installation, troubleshooting
On July 19, 2016
We all know that a properly charged refrigeration system utilizing
a receiver must have a liquid and vapor interface in the receiver.
And we also know that saturated pressure and temperature...
On July 5, 2016
In air conditioning and refrigeration applications, the ability of
the thermostatic expansion valve (TEV) to match refrigerant flow to
the rate at which refrigerant can be vaporized in the...
On June 21, 2016
All refrigeration piping materials are subject to changes in
temperature and will expand and contract with temperature change.
Installation techniques must allow for expansion and contraction
On June 7, 2016