Upgrading all existing room air conditioners to highest efficiency units, combined with the transition to lower GWP refrigerants, could save 25 gigatons of CO2 equivalents by 2030.
A settlement has been reached in the court case between the AHRI and the US Department of Energy’s energy efficiency standards for commercial walk-in coolers and freezers.
With new US HFC refrigerant bans about to become law, industry pressure has delayed measures which could have banned R134a and R404A from the end of this year.
Refrigerant producers, refrigeration equipment manufacturers and green groups have welcomed the US EPA’s usage bans on high GWP HFCs.
The EPA has announced that low GWP alternative refrigerants R450A, R448A, R513A and R449A are to be approved for use.
Europe’s aircon and refrigeration component makers have warned that only with a very focused approach will industry be able to achieve the phase down targets within the statutory time frame.
Air conditioning units are reported to pose a greater fire risk than any other common household appliance in Singapore.
A fridge explosion at Michigan State University (MSU) may have been due to the use of a domestic fridge in a laboratory environment.
The European Commission has opened a public consultation to evaluate the effectiveness of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.
The implications of the US EPA’s delisting of certain common refrigerants is to be the subject of the next Emerson webinar.
A soon-to-be-launched mentoring scheme promises a unique opportunity for knowledge exchange between industry professionals at different stages in their careers.
A recently completed project to improve refrigeration technologies throughout the European food cold chain has furthered our understanding of the viability of alternative technologies.
Annual meeting of the regional ozone network for Europe & Central Asia, Yerevan, Armenia, 26-28 May 2015
The annual meeting of the Regional Ozone Network for Europe & Central Asia (ECA network) was held in Yerevan, Armenia, 26-28 May 2015.
A Tegut store employing CO2 refrigeration, cabinet doors and LED lighting is the first supermarket to be recognised with an environmental Blue Angel award.
Compressor manufacturer Tecumseh is backing refrigerant R452A as a mid-term alternative to R404A in medium and low temperature commercial refrigeration.
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki Moon has backed efforts to reduce HFC emissions, describing action as being essential to combat climate change.
IT’S BACK! METHYL CHLORIDE FOUND IN FAKE R22
A leading Chinese manufacturer is offering a reward for help in stopping sales of counterfeit refrigerants, including dangerous methyl chloride cocktails.
Counterfeiting in China is not restricted to Western brands. Zhejiang Juhua Co, an established Chinese producer of Giant brand refrigerants and a supplier of blend component R125 to Honeywell, is also under attack from fakers. And those counterfeiters are said to be passing off potentially fatal cocktails of refrigerants containing methyl chloride as R22.
In 2011, cocktails of R12 and methyl chloride (R40), sold as R134a, were thought to be responsible for a number of explosions and deaths in the refrigerated container industry. The methyl chloride reacts with aluminum, corroding the internal components in the system and creating trimethylaluminium, a volatile by-product that burns on contact with air.
Now it appears the counterfeiters are turning their attention to producing fake versions of R22, a refrigerant which will become more scarce and costly as worldwide phase-outs of the ozone depleting refrigerant take hold …
Research and development of next generation air conditioning technology is to receive nearly $8m in funding from the US Department of Energy.
A new EU proposal to phase-down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol could have the potential to unlock negotiations, according to a leading green group.
A member of the powerful Committee on Energy and Commerce has written to the EPA expressing serious concern over plans to ban certain high GWP refrigerants.