Continuing its commitment to natural refrigerants, Swiss multinational Nestlé has joined forces with transport and logistics company XPO Logistics to open a new UK distribution centre at the East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire.
In a new study of the geothermal heat pumps, systems using ammonia (R717) or n-butane (R600) were found to be more efficient than those employing R22 or R134, as well as more economical.
New US rules allowing greater charge sizes of hydrocarbon refrigerants in new domestic refrigerators and freezers will enter into force on September 7.
Contractors group ACCA is leading US moves to embrace flammable refrigerants with technical advice and training.
Technology based on natural refrigerant ammonia (NH3) can provide efficient heating and cooling in various heat pump configurations, according to a paper presented by experts from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory at last month’s Gustav Lorentzen conference (held on 18-20 June in Valencia, Spain).
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) says it has received nearly 1000 abstracts for its forthcoming 25th International Congress of Refrigeration.
All Delfield-brand refrigeration products will use hydrocarbon refrigerants by the end of this year, said Sara Sunderman-Kirby, product manager at Delfield, a division of Mount Pleasant, Mich.-based Welbilt.
Danfoss gas detectors are based on a digital platform that delivers multiple communication and integration options for improved operational reliability, easy calibration and maintenance efficiency, cost effectiveness, and regulatory compliance.
Cold store rental company Dawsongroup says it has selected Chemours’ Opteon XL40 (R454A) as the alternative to R404A in its range of cold storage solutions for the European market.
Registration is now open for the 2019 AHR Expo, which returns to Atlanta in January for the first time since 2001.
The latest refrigerated display cabinet from Polish manufacturer JBG-2 has achieved a listing on the UK’s Energy Technology List as the lowest energy multi-deck in its class.
Signaling the continued advancement of natural refrigerant technology by end users in Japan, leading Japanese refrigerated warehouse company and food sales company Yokohama Reito Co. Ltd. (Yokohama Reito) has installed and commissioned CO2 condensing units and NH3/CO2 cascade systems at its newest facility in Tokyo.
In both technical and non-technical literature, fluorine-containing (HFC) refrigerants are increasingly referred to as ‘chemical’ or ‘synthetic’ refrigerants in contrast to the so-called ‘natural’ refrigerants. Generally ‘chemical’ is now seen by some as being ‘bad’ and is contrasted with ‘natural’, which implies ‘good’.
The Caribbean island of Grenada, the 37th country to ratify the Kigali Amendment, is to implement an air conditioning project using propane refrigerant.
Epta’s FTE transcritical CO2 refrigeration system has won the innovation award at the German Refrigeration Prize 2018.
Blackpool-based Green Cooling is now the exclusive UK & Ireland partner/distributor for a range of hydrocarbon water/glycol chillers.
Japan’s association of air conditioning and refrigeration manufacturers has added its voice to calls for the EU to remove barriers to the use of low GWP flammable refrigerants.
Leading refrigerant manufacturer Chemours has acquired ICOR International, a privately-owned US supplier of branded refrigerants.
A “natural” refrigerants support group has launched a petition calling for a faster revision of codes and standards to allow for greater use of low-GWP refrigerants in commercial refrigeration.
On 16 March, the council of ministers of the Italian government on the initiative of the Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and the Minister of Environment Gian Luca Galletti, approved a much-awaited preliminary measure to implement the EU F-Gas regulation in Italy (No. 517/2014).