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North America: Ice rinks and the phaseout of HCFC-22

According to the International Ice Hockey Federation (FIH), there are 1,800 indoor ice rinks depending on refrigeration for their ice in the USA, and 3 250 ice rinks in Canada. The most recent ones generally use ammonia as their refrigerant, but many older ice rink systems can still contain thousand of kilograms of R-22.

Reducing energy consumption of air-conditioners

During the twenty-second meeting of the Conference of Parties on Climate Change in Marrakesh (COP22) last November, Didier Coulomb, director-general of the International Institute of Refrigeration, put pressure on the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector to improve energy efficiency and reduce HFCs, to meet the pledges of Kigali Amendment and the Paris Agreement to significantly reduce global emissions and energy consumption.

Alternative low-GWP refrigerants for transport refrigeration

140 papers were presented during the successful 12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen conference on Natural refrigerants. CO2 was the most addressed refrigerant (74 papers), followed by hydrocarbons (34), ammonia (21) and water (4). We present below the summary of a paper along with the direct link where the paper can be downloaded in Fridoc database.

FSDF and BFFF Host Safe Management of Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Seminar

The Food Storage and Distribution Federation and the British Frozen Food Federation have come together along with industry experts to deliver a Safe Management of Ammonia Refrigeration Systems seminar on 16th May 2017. This seminal event will provide suppliers, users, consultants and engineering contractors of ammonia refrigeration systems with key guidance and clarify their legal responsibilities and will be held at the Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham.