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.
At ATMOsphere Europe 2017, rail giant Deutsche Bahn called on manufacturers to help it achieves its goal of using natural refrigerants for air conditioning in new trains by 2020.
Italian manufacturer LU-VE hailed the potential of its Emeritus technology to improve the efficiency of CO2 refrigeration systems.
An upgraded commercial HVAC&R CO2 system from Italian designer and producer of refrigeration systems enEX allows for summer cooling and winter heating in a supermarket, using the energy from the compressors in a refrigeration system.
As HFCs in Southeast Asia are phased down, interest in low-charge, secondary and cascade ammonia systems is increasing among industrial end users.
Dorin is drawing inspiration from the automotive sector in seeking to improve the performance of its CO2 compressors, Giacomo Pisano, the Italian manufacturer’s technical sales manager, said.
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.
Representatives from local governments in Southeast Asia detailed the current state of HFC phase-down plans and highlighted the natural refrigerant projects currently underway in the region.
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Italy-based CO2 system supplier SCM Frigo has announced it will install a CO2 transcritical system in a METRO Wholesale store in Beijing, China, by the end of this year. The system will be the first in China for both METRO AG and SCM Frigo.
Germany company Eberspaecher Suetrak will be presenting its system using CO2 refrigerant for bus air-conditioning systems.
The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA) revealed their five-year push for CO2 deregulation in a sign of growing adoption of CO2 in the Japanese market.
On 4 August, the European Commission decided to maintain a ban on HFCs in multipack centralised commercial refrigeration as originally adopted in the 2014 European F-Gas Regulation.
From 17-18 September, at the Crystal Palace Hotel in Tianjin, China, the International Symposium on Natural Working Fluid CO2 Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology will be held to discuss how to enhance the market competitiveness of CO2 in China.
The European directive on mobile air-conditioning (MAC) entered into force in 2006. It introduces a gradual ban on greenhouse gases in passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Since January 1, 2011, new vehicles‘ air conditioning systems must be filled with a refrigerant with a lower GWP. R134a has been banned totally since January 2017. All cars must be equipped with a system with a GWP below 150.
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.
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.
Aldi is to convert all its UK stores to use CO2 refrigeration, the German discount supermarket chain has announced.