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.
A busy hospital’s need to create a new service building meant relocating seven roof mounted condensing units cooling the hospital’s mortuary and provided the ideal opportunity to comply with current and future refrigerant regulations.
Daikin UK’s latest round of Future Thinking seminars will cover new BREEAM construction standards and the F-gas regulations.
In Rabat, Morocco, a gigantic cultural project began in 2010 in the Bouregreg valley. Four facilities are being constructed and should open in 2018. Among them, the futuristic Grand Théâtre de Rabat, designed by Zaha Hadid, will accomodate 1800 spectators.
The German manufacturer extends its energy-optimized propane compressor program with new SCE compressors.
Geoclima’s new range of air cooled chillers is said to achieve even higher efficiencies thanks to the incorporation of special cylindrical condensers and cascade flooded evaporators.
Financed by the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action, the REAL Alternatives for LIFE consortium met in June for the project kick-off meeting.
As the UK’s leading refrigeration wholesalers announce another round of HFC price increases, a major supplier implores the industry to stop using R404A in new equipment.
NASRC will hold a free seminar on natural refrigerants at DC Engineering’s offices in Boise, Idaho on 17 July.
REAL Alternatives, an online training programme, will be holding new ‘train the trainer’ events and study days across Europe thanks to new funding from the European Commission.
The Climate & Clean Air Coalition’s HFC Initiative still has over US $200,000 left to fund capacity-building activities.
The VIP ECO, launched by Panasonic Healthcare Corporation of North America, can achieve temperatures as low as -86°C (-122.8°F) using hydrocarbons propane and ethane.
True Manufacturing, Novum and AHT Cooling Systems are adopting 100% hydrocarbons across their product lines.
The drive for energy efficiency will trigger increased uptake of natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R systems in the United States despite today’s challenging regulatory environment, heard participants in ATMOsphere America 2017.
CARB outlines HFC reduction plans at ATMOsphere America in session on regulations and standards, joined by other standards and regulatory organizations.
In the light commercial compressor manufacturer’s latest report they mention four innovation aspects they consider when developing new technologies among them is natural refrigerants.
Daikin UK has released dates and details for its next round of R32 training courses.
Lennox EMEA has introduced a range of condensing units with dual compressors that can be used with a number of existing and lower GWP refrigerants.
The expanded line of propane refrigerated cabinets use up to 60% less energy than the DOE’s mandated level.
Daikin is set to introduce its new R32-based A-Series Sky Air commercial air conditioners to UK customers at this week’s Daikin D1 Dealer conference in London.