Developers have scaled down plans for Dubai’s proposed Mall of the World, dubbed the world’s first temperature controlled city.
Dearman has begun on-vehicle testing of a second generation liquid nitrogen transport refrigeration engine.
With the advancing worldwide phase out of HCFCs, UNEP’s OzonAction Division of Technology has produced a factsheet (in English and Russian languages) on the safe use of the new alternatives.
Counterfeit Bitzer refrigeration oil has been discovered for sale in Russia.
Chemours is predicting that R449A, the lower GWP alternative refrigerant for R404A, will be adopted in more than 1,000 supermarket systems by the end of next year.
With the US facing restrictions on higher GWP refrigerants, ASHRAE is looking to modify its safety standard to incorporate “mildly flammable” A2L gases.
The European Commission is to refer Germany to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to apply the MAC Directive.
New proposals by the US EPA will see a tightening of HFC refrigerant emission, venting and sales laws.
Although HFCs are promoted as being zero ODP refrigerants, they do have a small but measurable effect on ozone depletion, according to a new study by NASA.
Environmental groups have petitioned the US EPA to strengthen its bans on HFCs, delist R410A and R407C and halt the use of mid-range GWP blends.
New initiatives on reducing the consumption of HFC refrigerants are expected to save the emission of more than 1 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2025.
Although global availability is still limited, as of March this year sales of air conditioners using the “mildly flammable” refrigerant R32 had already passed 3 million.
The standards of training and knowledge set by the European F-gas regulations are proving attractive to non-EU-member states.
Daikin has approved the use of “alternative materials for jointing and piping” on its air conditioning and heating systems.
A team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is working with new materials in an effort to produce a viable energy efficient 3D-printed heat exchanger.
In a move to encourage the adoption of R32 refrigerant, Daikin is to offer rival manufacturers worldwide free access to its patents.
Green Point, Bitzer’s compressor remanufacturing operation, is expanding its service in the UK to include other makers of compressor.
The cooling demands of large hyper data centres are set dramatically change the market for precision cooling over the next five to 10 years.
The air conditioning and refrigeration industry has been saddened by the news of the passing of Bitzer CEO and owner Peter Schaufler.
First it went tiny with the mini-VRV, now Daikin has launched an “invisible” VRV air conditioning system.