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History and Basics of Refrigeration
Pioneers of refrigeration The modern world is impossible to imagine without refrigeration. The Internet, food transportation, medical imaging, and vaccine research all rely on refrigeration to function. Even the sprawl of cities across the American south in the 1950s was inconceivable without refrigeration and air conditioning. So, if you like vacationing in Vegas or taking […]Read more
EPR valves 101
I don't do much in the way of “rack” refrigeration. However, I recently had a conversation with experienced rack refrigeration tech Jeremy Smith, and he got me thinking about EPR valves. I've heard EPR (evaporator pressure regulator) valves called suction regulators or hold back valves. In essence, they hold back against the suction line to […]Read more
Where Do I Measure Delta T?
Over time, I’ve seen people use just about every type of temperature-measuring device in just about every location imaginable. From drilling tiny holes into rooftop unit panels to sticking a K-type wire into a piece of flex duct (I don’t remember why), I’ve done it all. Coming up through the trade, I’ve been TOLD to […]Read more