Canadian OEM has done six transcritical installations this year, two last year, at cold storage/food processing facilities.
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.
Italian manufacturer LU-VE hailed the potential of its Emeritus technology to improve the efficiency of CO2 refrigeration systems.
India-based Godrej Appliances has launched a line of R290 air conditioners in the Maldives.
Commercial and industrial refrigeration manufacturer Hillphoenix has added the NXTCold ultra-low-charge ammonia systems to its portfolio.
An upgraded commercial HVAC&R CO2 system from Italian designer and producer of refrigeration systems enEX allows for summer cooling and winter heating in a supermarket, using the energy from the compressors in a refrigeration system.
Danfoss is the only industrial company on the new panel, which aims to increase access to sustainable and affordable cooling solutions worldwide.
As HFCs in Southeast Asia are phased down, interest in low-charge, secondary and cascade ammonia systems is increasing among industrial end users.
Mayekawa and Panasonic were among the companies reporting impressive growth in NatRef systems at ATMOsphere Asia 2017.
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.
The Brazilian compressor manufacturer told the 9th International Conference on Compressors and Coolants that propane increases the efficiency of the compressor by 30% compared to HFCs.
Representatives from local governments in Southeast Asia detailed the current state of HFC phase-down plans and highlighted the natural refrigerant projects currently underway in the region.
Registration is now open for the HVAC & Refrigeration Show the UK’s only national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors taking place at ExCeL, London from 23-25 January 2018.
On 25 August, the small Caribbean island country of Grenada installed its first two air-conditioning (AC) units to use hydrocarbons. The installation of the R290-based (propane) units is part of a regional demonstration project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
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.
Henningsen Cold Storage Company, a family-owned cold storage firm, has opened its second low-charge ammonia facility in Salem, Oregon.
On 4 August, the European Commission decided to maintain a ban on HFCs in multipack centralised commercial refrigeration as originally adopted in the 2014 European F-Gas Regulation.