Refrigeration Briefs

Honeywell Refrigerant Improves Pool Efficiency in ORC Application
Honeywell announced in December that its Genetron® 245fa refrigerant is helping to produce energy-efficient electricity at the Mon-Repos aquatic complex in Lausanne, Switzerland. The refrigerant is being used in an organic Rankine cycle (ORC), which generates electricity from waste heat.

The ORC is part of a micro-cogeneration system, manufactured by Eneftech Innovation, which generates electricity while simultaneously heating the swimming pools at the Mon-Repos complex. The waste heat is fed into the ORC system, which evaporates the refrigerant in a closed system. The evaporated refrigerant then drives a turbine to generate electricity. Because no fuel is burned to create the electricity, the ORC unit doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide emissions. The electricity is consumed locally and is equivalent to the annual consumption of about 20 households. honeywellnow.com

Source Refrigeration Acquires DHR Mechanical of Atlanta
Source Refrigeration & HVAC, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has acquired DHR Mechanical Services (DHR), Atlanta, GA, a leading provider of HVACR service solutions to grocery, commercial, industrial, and retail clients across the Southeastern U.S. The acquisition builds on Source’s strong platform as a leading independent provider of commercial refrigeration and HVAC services in North America. Source serves some of the nation’s top supermarket chains, many of the largest convenience store chains, and leading telecom companies.

“We’re excited to add DHR’s service offering and strong customer relationships to our growing platform, and welcome DHR’s employees and customers to the Source family,” says Lauren Abrams, chief executive officer of Source. “Expansion in the Southeastern U.S. has been a strategic focus of ours for several years,” Abrams says. “The DHR acquisition, coupled with the recent openings of Source service operations in Florida and Georgia earlier in 2011, position us well for continued growth throughout the Southeast.”

In May, 2011, Source Refrigeration opened an office near Orlando, FL, to serve the greater Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Fort Myers markets (see http://bit.ly/sourceflorida). For a profile of CEO Lauren Abrams, visit http://bit.ly/cblaurenabrams

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