As the world’s second-largest transport company and Europe’s largest railway operator and infrastructure owner – running two billion passenger journeys per year – Deutsche Bahn (DB) AG is acutely aware of its power to contribute to improving environmental sustainability.
The IEC working group revising the recommended hydrocarbon charge limit in commercial refrigeration within the IEC 60335-2-89 standard has decided to move to the next stage in the process
During a meeting on 7 October in Vladivostok, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Working Group SC61C – formed to update the international standard for commercial refrigeration, IEC 60335-2-89 – agreed to finalize its work and advance the draft amendment (committee draft for vote; CDV) for public comments.
Competition is increasing between natural refrigerants, with NH3-CO2 cascade systems also gaining acceptance, said speakers at ATMOsphere Europe.
At ATMOsphere Europe 2017, rail giant Deutsche Bahn called on manufacturers to help it achieves its goal of using natural refrigerants for air conditioning in new trains by 2020.
A-Gas’ Rapid Recovery service came into its own recently when asked to recover around 3 tonnes of refrigerant from a cruise ship while the vessel was still at sea.
Dorin is drawing inspiration from the automotive sector in seeking to improve the performance of its CO2 compressors, Giacomo Pisano, the Italian manufacturer’s technical sales manager, said.
Maersk Line, the world’s largest shipping container company, is testing 100 refrigerated shipping containers fitted with Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE CO2 refrigeration system at the port of Santa Marta in Colombia.
Italy-based CO2 system supplier SCM Frigo has announced it will install a CO2 transcritical system in a METRO Wholesale store in Beijing, China, by the end of this year. The system will be the first in China for both METRO AG and SCM Frigo.
Germany company Eberspaecher Suetrak will be presenting its system using CO2 refrigerant for bus air-conditioning systems.
The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA) revealed their five-year push for CO2 deregulation in a sign of growing adoption of CO2 in the Japanese market.
Henningsen Cold Storage Company, a family-owned cold storage firm, has opened its second low-charge ammonia facility in Salem, Oregon.
The European directive on mobile air-conditioning (MAC) entered into force in 2006. It introduces a gradual ban on greenhouse gases in passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Since January 1, 2011, new vehicles‘ air conditioning systems must be filled with a refrigerant with a lower GWP. R134a has been banned totally since January 2017. All cars must be equipped with a system with a GWP below 150.
Aldi is to convert all its UK stores to use CO2 refrigeration, the German discount supermarket chain has announced.
The existing R404A refrigeration system of a Waitrose supermarket located in Holsworthy (UK) has been retrofitted with R449A refrigerant (HFO/HFC blend of R32, R125, R134a and R1234yf). R449A has a rather high GWP (1397) but significantly lower than R404A’s GWP (3922) and complies with EU F-gas Regulation requirements.
EPA rule had limited potent greenhouse gases, boosted market for HFO substitutes.
Daikin UK’s latest round of Future Thinking seminars will cover new BREEAM construction standards and the F-gas regulations.
Four municipal ice rinks in Anchorage are the first to use transcritical direct CO2 refrigeration in the U.S.
In Rabat, Morocco, a gigantic cultural project began in 2010 in the Bouregreg valley. Four facilities are being constructed and should open in 2018. Among them, the futuristic Grand Théâtre de Rabat, designed by Zaha Hadid, will accomodate 1800 spectators.
The retail trade fair EuroShop 2017 took place in Düsseldorf (Germany) in early March. A transcritical CO2 refrigeration system was presented: entitled “Full Transcritical Efficiency” (FTE), it was launched by Epta.
Daikin America has announced the availability of test samples of new refrigerant blend R407H for OEMs and R404A and R22 retrofits in the United States.