On these pages, Contracting Business provides information on products, trends, and business management for today's commercial refrigeration contractor.
Emerson Diagnostics Module Designed for Copeland Compressors
The Copeland PerformanceAlert™ diagnostics module from Emerson Climate Technologies, St. Louis, MO, — a business of Emerson — accompanies Copeland brand compressors in supermarket, walk-in cooler, and industrial refrigeration applications. The module is available as a stand-alone accessory for reciprocating and scroll compressors, and on Copeland® brand condensing unts. With predictive diagnostics and fault history retrieval, Copeland PerformanceAlert allows for less system downtime and faster uptime for the end-user, ultimately decreasing product loss and spoilage. The module features low-voltage phase alarm protection, remote communication, 120/230 Volt compatibility, and a toll-free phone number for technical support. Company sources say the Copeland PerformanceAlert diagnostic module saves time and maintenance cost for the end-user by helping contractors provide faster service when needed. — Emerson Climate Technologies Emerson Climate.com.
Refrigerant Identifier Reduces Contamination Risk
Neutronics Refrigerant Analysis, Exton, PA, has introduced the Mini ID R-22 HVACR refrigerant identifier. The low-cost identifier helps contractors verify the presence and quality of R-22 refrigerant in HVACR air conditioning systems. Proper identification helps to verify that technicians are recovering the right refrigerant into the right recovery cylinder, which avoids contaminating recovered R-22 refrigerant. The Mini ID delivers fast and accurate refrigerant analysis in a self-contained, compact, portable package. The identifier is avaiable for online purchase by visiting refrigerantid.net. Sources promise quick turnaround and delivery. — Neutronics Refrigerant Analysis
Refrigerant Recovery Unit is Small, Light, Fast
Promax, Owaonna, MN, has released the RG6000 next-generation refrigerant recovery machine. Sources say the unit was engineered from scratch to deliver what is described as the fastest overall ARI-740-certified refrigerant recovery rate in most conditions within a small portable unit. Designed to provide maximum performance with minimum size, the RG6000 combines a compact, modular design, enhanced operation, and reduced maintenance. PROMAX RG6000 provides a liquid recovery rate of 7.78 lb./min. for R-22, and 6.04 lb./min for R-410A. Vapor recovery performance rate is 0.55 lb./min. for R-22 and 0.35 lb./min. for R-410A. The unit has been tested and verified to recover vapor at 104F, with a recovery rate of 0.46 lb./min. — Promax, an SPX brand promaxrecovery.com