Mitsubishi Electric’s UK has launched of R32 versions of its Mr Slim Power Inverter split air conditioning units at the same price as current R410A models.
In Africa, Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) recently held a training workshop for entrepreneurs and technicians on hydrocarbon and carbon dioxide management in the use of refrigerators and air conditioning. The training was funded under the UNIDO project, which aims to raise awareness on the commercial use of ozone depleting substances that could be harmful.
The video – for Refrigerants, Naturally! – shows the process of recycling drinks coolers filled with hydrocarbons.
Moves to revise US safety standards and allow the use of hydrocarbon refrigerants in US domestic refrigerators have been welcomed by white goods manufacturer Electrolux.
The Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) has just provided its first training workshop for entrepreneurs and technicians on refrigeration and air conditioning using natural refrigerants.
With an increasing number of air conditioning units using R32, one of the leading manufacturers has stressed the importance of specialist training before using this “mildly flammable” refrigerant.
Venturing beyond traditional ammonia systems, group is targeting CO2, low-charge ammonia and commercial applications.
Updated European standard EN 378 came into force in France on 1 April. The new standard clarifies the use of hydrocarbons and ammonia-based HVAC&R systems.
At Seafood Expo, held on 25-27 April 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, SRS Frigadon was confident that demand for the company’s propane (R290) and propylene (R1270) chillers would grow in the fish processing industry as end users become more comfortable with these systems.
Daikin is set to introduce three new models running on lower GWP refrigerant R32 to its Sky Air range of small to medium commercial air conditioners.
Daikin, the pioneer of the switch to lower GWP refrigerant R32 in air conditioners, claims to have sold a landmark 10 million units in 52 countries since its introduction.
The German government’s Federal Motor Transport Authority has called on Daimler to recall cars filled with refrigerant R134a in contravention of the MAC directive.
The two companies launched the product at China Refrigeration 2017 (12-14 April, Shanghai).
At an international workshop on R290 air-conditioning this month, the Chinese Household Electrical Appliances Association and the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP/FECO) outlined their experiences with propane to an audience from across China, the Middle East and Vietnam.
A new paper from the compressor manufacturer looks at future refrigerant use in the light commercial sector.
The German compressor maker is taking advantage of new efficiency requirements to market its propane units in the U.S.
Its high efficiency and low environmental impact have triggered a widespread resurgence for R290.
Myriad manufacturers of commercial refrigeration have made the move to propane and isobutane inorder to meet the DOE’s new efficiency standards– and prepare for the EPA’s refrigerant changes.
R290 kills two birds with one stone for the OEM – DOE efficiency requirements and EPA delisting of HFCs.
The IEC is considering raising the 150g limit for flammable A3 refrigerants to 500g.