On 25 July 2017, the Japanese government eased restrictions on CO2 use. Japanese stakeholders believe this event signals a major shift in the perception of CO2 refrigeration systems and may soon lead to widespread new adoption in Japan.
A busy hospital’s need to create a new service building meant relocating seven roof mounted condensing units cooling the hospital’s mortuary and provided the ideal opportunity to comply with current and future refrigerant regulations.
The existing R404A refrigeration system of a Waitrose supermarket located in Holsworthy (UK) has been retrofitted with R449A refrigerant (HFO/HFC blend of R32, R125, R134a and R1234yf). R449A has a rather high GWP (1397) but significantly lower than R404A’s GWP (3922) and complies with EU F-gas Regulation requirements.
EPA rule had limited potent greenhouse gases, boosted market for HFO substitutes.
The U.S. State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the United States.
Daikin UK’s latest round of Future Thinking seminars will cover new BREEAM construction standards and the F-gas regulations.
Four municipal ice rinks in Anchorage are the first to use transcritical direct CO2 refrigeration in the U.S.
A-Gas has acquired the Dutch refrigerant, speciality gases and fire suppressants reclamation business BTC.
On 25 July 2017, the Japanese government eased restrictions on CO2, opening the door to wider adoption of large CO2 systems in the Japanese market. This easing of regulations is creating new opportunities for overseas CO2 system and component suppliers.
In Rabat, Morocco, a gigantic cultural project began in 2010 in the Bouregreg valley. Four facilities are being constructed and should open in 2018. Among them, the futuristic Grand Théâtre de Rabat, designed by Zaha Hadid, will accomodate 1800 spectators.
ASHRAE Announces Inaugural Course Schedule For New Global Training Center For Building Excellence In Dubai
ASHRAE announced today the inaugural course schedule for its new Global Training Center for Building Excellence in Dubai, with HVAC Design Essentials slated as the first planned training opportunity. The course will run from Sept. 10 – 13.
Güntner’s new V-Shape Compact family are available as lower capacity fluid coolers, condensers or gas coolers.
The European Commission has initiated an evaluation of the European ODS regulations to establish whether they are still fit for purpose.
Axair Refrigeration has signed an exclusive supplier partnership with Japanese CO2 refrigeration technology company Sanden.
The German manufacturer extends its energy-optimized propane compressor program with new SCE compressors.
The 11-state coalition, led by N.Y., claims delay of Obama-administration amendments to the RMP exceeds Trump EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act.
‘Cooling for All’ aims to organize government, academia, civil society, and business leaders to facilitate energy-efficient, low-GWP cooling solutions for poorest countries.
The retail trade fair EuroShop 2017 took place in Düsseldorf (Germany) in early March. A transcritical CO2 refrigeration system was presented: entitled “Full Transcritical Efficiency” (FTE), it was launched by Epta.
The refrigerants R448A and the HFO R1233zd have joined a number of low GWP refrigerants classified as inert gases under revisions to Japan’s High Pressure Gas Safety Act.
French refrigerant manufacturer Arkema has entered into an alliance with Japanese company Central Glass to sell HFO1233zd(E) in the Japanese market.