The Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) has just provided its first training workshop for entrepreneurs and technicians on refrigeration and air conditioning using natural refrigerants.
Carel has reported an intense period of activity in northern Europe as end users move away from R404A.
CO2 is increasingly making inroads in industrial applications, according to industry experts attending ATMOsphere Australia 2017, held last week in Sydney, Australia.
Panasonic has supplied its first CO2 refrigerant-based condensing unit to a Malaysian supermarket.
Transcritical CO2 systems are set to proliferate in the Australian commercial sector, according to food retailers, system suppliers and leading overseas manufacturers who attended ATMOsphere Australia last week.
With an increasing number of air conditioning units using R32, one of the leading manufacturers has stressed the importance of specialist training before using this “mildly flammable” refrigerant.
Venturing beyond traditional ammonia systems, group is targeting CO2, low-charge ammonia and commercial applications.
Stefan Jensen, managing director of low-charge ammonia system manufacturer Scantec, told ATMO Australia 2017 about his hopes for more compact ammonia systems that can work in air conditioning, supermarkets and commercial refrigeration.
Compressor manufacturer Bitzer has warned of counterfeit refrigeration oils which can lead to compressor breakdowns.
At Seafood Expo, held on 25-27 April 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, SRS Frigadon was confident that demand for the company’s propane (R290) and propylene (R1270) chillers would grow in the fish processing industry as end users become more comfortable with these systems.
Daikin is set to introduce three new models running on lower GWP refrigerant R32 to its Sky Air range of small to medium commercial air conditioners.
Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority has asked Daimler to recall 134,000 cars filled with R134a-based air-conditioning systems. The Federal Environment Agency is urging the manufacturer to turn to CO2 as an alternative.
Norwegian manufacturer FrioNordica is tapping into the aquaculture industry by introducing the company’s low-charge ammonia system in Norway and Chile.
Daikin, the pioneer of the switch to lower GWP refrigerant R32 in air conditioners, claims to have sold a landmark 10 million units in 52 countries since its introduction.
The German government’s Federal Motor Transport Authority has called on Daimler to recall cars filled with refrigerant R134a in contravention of the MAC directive.
In Kristianstad, Sweden, Advansor is teaming up with an installation company to put CO2 racks in a huge warehouse.
The ATMOsphere America conference in San Diego will see Danfoss bring its mobile training unit for CO2 applications to the western United States for the first time.
Mexican cold-storage operator Frialsa is leading its country’s adoption of NH3 /CO2 systems that are safer and 15%-20% more energy efficient than conventional ammonia equipment.
Chinese air conditioning manufacturer Midea is to use R452B, a lower GWP alternative to R410A, in its unitary air conditioning units designed for the North American market.
A variety of CO2-based HVAC&R solutions including heat pumps, compressors and condensing units, from both domestic and international suppliers, were on display at China Refrigeration 2017.