Hydrocarbons in Refrigeration

Hydrocarbons such as Propane, Propylene, and Isobutane are great natural refrigerants that are successfully used in commercial refrigeration appliances today. Hydrocarbons can boast the low global warming potentials regulators are looking for without being Ozone depleting. So why don’t they get as much airtime as other natural refrigerants such as ammonia and CO2? Perhaps the …

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Condenser Piping

10/6/2022 Author: Erik Hansen   Condenser Piping I recently completed a visit to a facility I have never been to before in Colorado.  The end-user had hired a 3rd party engineering firm to perform an energy balance for their central ammonia refrigeration system.  The end-user viewed the report and took at face value which is …

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Honeybee’s By Chris Savage You might be thinking, why the heck would there be a blog post on a refrigeration website about honeybee’s?  Up to about a month ago, I would have been thinking the same thing! Recently Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration was contacted by a local, South Dakota, honey producer.  He called with some …

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Stainless Steel Condenser Tubes or Galvanized? That is the question!

June 2022 Blog Post Author: Erik Hansen   Subject: Stainless Steel Condenser Tubes or Galvanized?  That is the question! NOTE: The posting will dig a little into product selection revolving around evaporative style condenser products and not necessarily air-cooled or adiabatic condensers.   Industrial refrigeration systems in the Midwest often use evaporative type condensers for …

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