As forward-looking city planners react to the news of climate
change by tightening building codes for heightened energy
efficiency and air quality, contractors and distributors are on the
On November 4, 2019
Not everyone is familiar with all the intricacies of HVACR as we
are at Parker Sporlan and that’s okay. Whenever you have
questions, you can always contact our world class Technical Support
On September 11, 2019
Parker Sporlan's new web-based product selection program,
Virtual Engineer, allows the user to size, select and fully
configure products for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
On August 15, 2019
Non-condensable gasses such as air, hydrogen, nitrogen, and
hydrocarbons reduce the overall efficiency of refrigeration
systems. The effects of non-condensable gasses, in a refrigeration
On May 15, 2019
The design and operation of Parker Sporlan Head Pressure Control
Valves are discussed thoroughly in Bulletin 90-30. Installation and
service is covered in Bulletin 90-31. This Climate Control...
On October 24, 2018
As most of us know, sizing solenoid valves for split condensers
seem to be more of an art, than a science. Many tangibles affect
the calculations. This Climate Control blog will provide...
On October 10, 2018
With the introduction of ZoomLock Flame-Free Refrigerant Fittings
we have come across many people in the HVACR industry that have
questions about using it. So here we answer the 10 most...
On September 11, 2018
Most supermarket refrigeration equipment breakdowns are repeat
problems. When responding to refrigeration service calls at
supermarkets, refrigeration technicians immediately play...
On June 5, 2018
Superheat is the temperature of refrigerant gas above its saturated
vapor (dewpoint) temperature. Superheat as it relates to
thermostatic expansion valves, can be broken down into three
On February 13, 2018
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
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
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
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