Panasonic looks set to move into the refrigeration market in Europe after launching a range of CO2 condensing units at last week’s Interclima exhibition in Paris.
Emerson announced it has launched propane-ready models for its Copeland M-Line condensing unit platform. The new models, which feature the latest Copeland reciprocating hermetic compressors, are designed to deliver up to 30% in energy savings.
European standardisation bodies CEN-CENELEC today began to act on the European Commission’s request to alleviate barriers posed by European standards that impede wider use of flammable refrigerants
Representatives from leading CO2 component and system suppliers spoke about upcoming projects in China and what is driving the market at ChinaShop 2017.
From 20-24 November 2017, policy representatives from approximately 200 countries and various UN agencies, as well as interested industry and non-governmental representatives, are meeting in Montreal, Canada to discuss alternatives to Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and high GWP HFCs.
Chinese retail chain Hong Fu Supermarkets has installed a CO2 subcritical system at its flagship store located in the city of Hefei, Anhui province, in eastern China.
The operator of a cold storage facility in Alaska has agreed a $10,008 penalty and $26,000 in improvements after an ammonia release in 2016 seriously injured one of its workers.
Aermec is introducing its new range of air-cooled and water-cooled R1234ze chillers at this week’s Interclima exhibition in Paris.
In a sign of growing interest in natural refrigerants in the Asia-Pacific, training organisations in Australia and New Zealand are seeing increased demand for natural refrigerant system training from owners, operators, and technicians in the region.
Yokohama Reito Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s leading food distribution and cold storage companies, has installed Mayekawa’s NewTon NH3/CO2 packaged refrigeration system at its most technologically advanced facility.
Bacharach has introduced a CO2 leak detection monitor, specifically designed for industrial and retail refrigeration applications.
A new document from Beijer Ref seeks to clarify what refrigeration equipment is currently approved as suitable for use with the new generation of lower GWP refrigerants.
Just two months before next year’s major cut in HFC refrigerants, a survey of European retailers has revealed that 40% are not fully aware of the regulatory changes.
The ship classification society DNV GL has certified the BITZER screw compressors in the OS.A95 series
Safety on board with ammonia as the refrigerant. The ship classification society DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd) now also certifies the BITZER screw compressors in the OS.A95 series. Models OSKA9593-K and OSKA95103-K are available, which amongst other features boast large displacement flow rates of up to 1,015 m3/h, with an integrated IQ Modul and infinite capacity control. Apart from a variety of reciprocating compressors, open and semi-hermetic screw compressors, with this, BITZER now also has the largest and newest series of screw compressors with the DNV GL certificate.
The attorney representing Mexichem in its successful legal challenge to EPA limits on the use of HFC refrigerants has denied that it will hamper ratification of the Kigali Amendment.
The European Commission has ended its antitrust investigation into cooperation between Honeywell and DuPont (now Chemours) on the production of refrigerant R1234yf.
Tbilisi meeting on implementation of HCFC phase-out management plans and HFC phase-down initiatives under the Kigali Amendment
National Ozone Officers, Climate Focal points and Refrigeration Experts from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova (Republic of), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, representatives of the Ozone Secretariat and the implementing agencies UN Environment and UNIDO participate in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) thematic meeting on HCFC phase-out management plans and HFCs phase-down initiatives in Tbilisi from 24-26 October 2017.
AMOLEA 1224yd, New Refrigerant with Lower Environmental Impact, Acquires International Certification
AGC Asahi Glass (AGC), a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, announces that it has obtained certification for AMOLEA 1224yd, a new refrigerant with a lower environmental impact. The certification was granted in October 2017 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), marking the first time for a Japanese company to obtain approval for a new chemical substance. AGC intends to begin commercial production of AMOLEA 1224yd in early 2018, and will continue to increase capacity in line with demand growth.
The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland and Engineers Ireland are presenting a one-day conference next month on Safe Ammonia Refrigeration.
Canadian OEM has done six transcritical installations this year, two last year, at cold storage/food processing facilities.