Lower GWP refrigerants are important in reducing the contribution of refrigeration and air conditioning on climate change, but operators should not neglect improving system efficiency or reducing leaks.
A-Gas continues to play a key role during the coronavirus crisis, its Rapid Recovery service recently removing high GWP refrigerants from a hospital maternity unit during the current lockdown.
In one of its largest and tightest air conditioning projects, LG has seen 350 fan coil units and 28 condensers installed in 10 weeks at a London office block.
Tanpopo Japanese Food, a UK-based food wholesaler, has opted to use Panasonic CO2 condensing units for its new frozen and chilled warehouse in Feltham, West London.p>.
Mitsubishi Electric’s Hybrid VRF air conditioning systems are being included in a modernisation of the Strand Palace Hotel, one of London’s most famous hotels.
Danish logistics company Maersk has opened a new 23,700m2 refrigerated warehouse in St Petersburg – the largest commercial cold store in Russia using CO2 refrigeration.
A centrifugal chiller using the little-known HCFO refrigerant R1224yd(Z) has been deployed in Japan’s new National Stadium in Tokyo.
Daikin used last week’s Euroshop exhibition to present its recently announced Conveni-Pack commercial refrigeration system using CO2 refrigerant.
A Trane chiller using R134a has been converted to lower GWP refrigerant R513A at the Pepsi Center, home of Denver ice hockey team Colorado Avalanche.
Bitzer’s largest CO2 compressor has been employed in a transcritical refrigeration system at a cold store in Holland.
GEA has had further marine success with its CO2 refrigeration systems onboard an Alaskan fishing trawler.
Honeywell’s lower GWP refrigerant Solstice N40 (R448A) is said to have been employed for the first time in a refrigerated distribution centre in Japan.
A US-designed solid-state bladeless fan, which is said to deliver sustainable, compressor-free active cooling, has been deployed at a number of outdoor locations in Singapore.
Danish refrigeration systems manufacturer Advansor has supplied a transcritical CO2 system with eight Bitzer EcoLine+ reciprocating compressors at a new distribution centre for REMA 1000 supermarkets.
Airedale International Air Conditioning has reported a 7% increase in ESEER for its recently launched Azure DeltaChill using lower GWP refrigerant R32.
Simulation tests comparing alternative refrigeration technologies are said to show that low GWP HFO/HFC blends provide the best emissions reductions and lowest life cycle costs for stores below 2,000m2.
A refrigeration system using Honeywell’s lower GWP HFC refrigerant R448A has been adopted by Japan’s largest supermarket brand to replace an R22 system.
Panasonic’s CO2 condensing unit is contributing to an innovative mobile refrigeration test trailer for a pioneering UK contractor.
Hamburger giant Burger King has chosen Green & Cool natural refrigerant COY systems as its preferred condensing units for its outlets in Spain.
A scroll chiller using R452B, the A2L lower GWP alternative to R410A, has been employed at a new university building for education and research in electronic engineering.