A new report – Blowing It – by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals shocking evidence that the use of CFC11 in the polyurethane foam sector in China is the cause of the recently discovered increases in CFC11 in the atmosphere.
Signaling the growing market for ammonia-based refrigeration systems for industrial applications in Australia, U.S.-based Calibration Technologies Inc. (CTI) exhibited their ammonia gas sensors for the first time at ARBS 2018 this year.
The next HVAC & Refrigeration Show at ExCel in 2020 will run alongside a new building services show.
Honeywell’s announcement of a new non-flammable, lower GWP alternative to R410A is perhaps seen as the answer to an air conditioning contractor’s prayer. But does it also create problems for the industry? Neil Everitt poses a few questions.
Following more than two years in development, Isotherm, Arlington, Texas, has introduced a new version of its low-charge ammonia SX (shell-and-tube DX) evaporator, this time with an enhanced tube.
Last month, scientists disclosed a global pollution mystery: a surprise rise in emissions of an outlawed industrial gas that destroys the atmosphere’s protective ozone layer.
Improved reliability, efficiency and safety herald a bright future for ammonia as a refrigerant as the low-charge trend takes hold, Andy Pearson of Star Refrigeration said on conference last week.
Refrigerant manufacturers Chemours and Honeywell and green group NRDC have petitioned the US Supreme Court to review the DC Circuit Court of Appeals decision to block EPA bans on HFCs.
In a sign that an increasing number of industrial end users are recognising the benefits of moving to natural refrigerants, Australia-based freshly prepared chilled and frozen meal manufacturer Jewel Fine Foods opted to install an ammonia-based refrigeration system at its new factory in Sydney.
Carrier is supplying bespoke chillers for London’s Elizabeth Line underground project to meet the stringent fire safety materials standards required for use underground.
The latest refrigerated display cabinet from Polish manufacturer JBG-2 has achieved a listing on the UK’s Energy Technology List as the lowest energy multi-deck in its class.
Carrier’s new AquaForce Vision 30KAV chiller, with its facility to use low GWP refrigerant R1234ze, has been hailed as a “huge step” in the drive to phase down HFCs.
Survey of 1002 HVAC and plumbing representatives in Europe concludes that there is a “long way to go until” until wide-scale understanding of Building Information Modelling is realised.
Signaling the continued advancement of natural refrigerant technology by end users in Japan, leading Japanese refrigerated warehouse company and food sales company Yokohama Reito Co. Ltd. (Yokohama Reito) has installed and commissioned CO2 condensing units and NH3/CO2 cascade systems at its newest facility in Tokyo.
Initial results show that energy savings of 33% have been achieved by the new Trane CenTraVac chillers using the HFO 1233zd(E) to cool the Channel Tunnel link between the UK and France.
Chemours is to partner with the National Hockey League (NHL) to identify sustainable alternatives for North American ice rinks, many of which are still operating on R22.
An ozone depleting CFC refrigerant, thought to be virtually extinct following Montreal Protocol phase outs, has mysteriously reappeared in increasing amounts in the atmosphere.
Early bird registration is now open for the 2018 EuroventSummit, the Eurovent association’s major gathering for key decision-makers in HVAC, process cooling, and cold chain technologies.
New air conditioning efficiency standards are needed if the world is to avoid an energy “cold crunch” from the growth in cooling demand in coming decades.
Scientists at the US Caloric Materials Consortium, CaloriCool, claim to be closer to producing a caloric refrigeration system that is markedly more efficient than current gas compression systems.