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BITZER: Refrigerant report 19

Stratospheric ozone depletion as well as atmospheric greenhouse effect due to refrigerant emissions have led to drastic changes in the refrigeration and air conditioning technology since the beginning of the 1990s.

Propane system meets Eco standards

Following the introduction of energy labelling for professional refrigeration, Precision redesigned its cabinets to conform to the European EcoDesign Energy Labelling Standard. The cabinets can now claim some of the best energy ratings and ultra low running costs on the market. For example, the MPT601 only uses 1.25kWh/24hr under EcoDesign test conditions, giving running costs of just £50.19 a year. (Based on energy price of £0.11/kW).

Carrier installs Austria’s first CO2 system for distribution centres

SPAR expects the system to improve energy efficiency and reduce the distribution centre’s carbon footprint. The new facility in Ebergassing is one of the most innovative and sustainable in the world, according to Gerald Geiger, director (building/energy/technology) at SPAR Austria. “Carrier’s CO2 system meets our need for a long-term, cost-effective solution,” he said.

Natural refrigerants: the Indian perspective

Stationary air-conditioning, commercial refrigeration and domestic refrigeration make up 80 percent of India’s installed cooling capacity. Currently 90 percent of India’s cooling capacity and annual refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) is based on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) refrigerants, about 10 percent is based on naturals.