Retailers have called on the cooling supply chain for solutions to help them meet a triple challenge of tight margins; smaller store footprints and new refrigerant choices.
A prototype wine cooler using magneto caloric technology is being presented at a consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.
A leading maritime equipment supplier has warned that the shipping industry is ill-prepared for the new F-gas regulations.
A petition calling for a ban on the use of “dangerous substance” R1234yf in vehicle air conditioning systems has been rejected by the European parliament.
DuPont has created an updated version of its DuPrex 4.0 refrigerant comparison software to mark the sales launch of its new Opteon product range.
A new report calls for a wholesale change in the way engineering is promoted in UK schools. The report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers “Five Tribes: Personalizing Engineering Education” is calling on government, teachers, industry and science technology engineering and maths (STEM) organizations to take into account young people’s diverse values and attitudes to try and inspire them about engineering.
Engineers at Stanford University, California, claim to have invented a new mirror-like material which could reduce the air conditioning load of buildings.
Air conditioning manufacturers using alternative refrigerants like propane and R32 will have a marked competitive edge in India, according to a new report.
A team of chemistry researchers at the University of Houston claim to have developed a molecule that could capture fluorinated refrigerants.
Around 90% of HCFCs and high-GWP HFCs could be replaced in developing countries by substances with low or moderate GWP, says a new report for the European Commission.
NEWTON, Ala. — Ray McKenzie and Mac Chaney of Dothan and Madison, Alabama, have developed a new compressor that they claim has the potential to revolutionize the HVAC and refrigeration industries.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) president and CEO Stephen Yurek announces that American HVACR industry will invest $5 bn in research and development funds over the next decade for new-generation refrigerants and equipment. The announcement took place at an event, sponsored by the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
The EU is turning its energy spotlight on European airports in a bid to reduce their HVAC energy needs and carbon emissions.
Refrigerant manufacturer DuPont expects to see the low GWP R1234yf replacement in 7 million car air conditioning systems by the end of next year.
The EFCTC refrigerant logbook, which was updated in order to comply with the new F-gas regulations, now is available for downloading.
According to the German Federal Bureau of Statistics, the share of heat pumps used as primary heating device for newly constructed residential buildings was 32,2% in 2013 — a gain of 2% compared to 2012.
New research from Parks Associates shows young consumers, those with children, and those in a home for three to four years are leading the adoption of Internet-connected smart home energy management devices.
The world heat pump market increased 7.2% by volume in 2013 to almost 2 million units. The growth was driven by the strong progression of sales of heat pump water heater in the USA especially on the one hand, and the recovery of the European market on the other hand.
By January 1, 2017 all new car models Acs must be charged with a low GWP refrigerant. The main contenders in this category at the moment are working substances CO2 and R1234yf.
Poland is “the real challenge” to a European agreement on carbon cutting targets for 2030, the UK energy secretary has warned.