Canadian OEM has done six transcritical installations this year, two last year, at cold storage/food processing facilities.
Competition is increasing between natural refrigerants, with NH3-CO2 cascade systems also gaining acceptance, said speakers at ATMOsphere Europe.
Italian manufacturer LU-VE hailed the potential of its Emeritus technology to improve the efficiency of CO2 refrigeration systems.
Commercial and industrial refrigeration manufacturer Hillphoenix has added the NXTCold ultra-low-charge ammonia systems to its portfolio.
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.
Henningsen Cold Storage Company, a family-owned cold storage firm, has opened its second low-charge ammonia facility in Salem, Oregon.
The F-gas ban on refrigerants with a GWP of 150 or more in multipack centralised refrigeration systems from 2022 will not need to be amended, the European Commission has decided.
Rhoss is the latest chiller manufacturer to offer low GWP refrigerant R1234ze in a new range of oil-free centrifugal chillers.
The Garden City Ammonia Program (GCAP), one of the leading technical schools for industrial ammonia training in North America, believes demand for cascade systems is increasing in the U.S.
The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is pushing for a ban on the new low GWP refrigerant R1233zd under a review of the European ODS Regulation.
Four municipal ice rinks in Anchorage are the first to use transcritical direct CO2 refrigeration in the U.S.
Güntner’s new V-Shape Compact family are available as lower capacity fluid coolers, condensers or gas coolers.
Geoclima’s new range of air cooled chillers is said to achieve even higher efficiencies thanks to the incorporation of special cylindrical condensers and cascade flooded evaporators.
The natural refrigerant association’s symposium in Schaffhausen, Switzerland focused on „Small Applications <200 kW with Natural Refrigerants“.
OEMs are tailoring Bitzer’s ACP for low-charge packages, and have installed them at end users.
The system, designed by Swedish firm EKA (Energi & Kylanalys), specialists in the field of ice arenas, replaced the previous ammonia-based system.
Güntner has completed a new test chamber capable of performing capacity and air volume measurements on CO2 and ammonia coolers, condensers and evaporators.
The VIP ECO, launched by Panasonic Healthcare Corporation of North America, can achieve temperatures as low as -86°C (-122.8°F) using hydrocarbons propane and ethane.
The effective date of the Obama administration’s amendments to the Risk Management Program is postponed to allow the EPA to consider industry objections.