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
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.
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.
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 IEC working group revising the recommended hydrocarbon charge limit in commercial refrigeration within the IEC 60335-2-89 standard has decided to move to the next stage in the process
During a meeting on 7 October in Vladivostok, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Working Group SC61C – formed to update the international standard for commercial refrigeration, IEC 60335-2-89 – agreed to finalize its work and advance the draft amendment (committee draft for vote; CDV) for public comments.
There is still time to submit your abstract for the inaugural IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants with an extended deadline to 30 October 2017.
After a brief respite, refrigerant prices in China are reported to be on the rise again.
India-based Godrej Appliances has launched a line of R290 air conditioners in the Maldives.
Mayekawa and Panasonic were among the companies reporting impressive growth in NatRef systems at ATMOsphere Asia 2017.
The Brazilian compressor manufacturer told the 9th International Conference on Compressors and Coolants that propane increases the efficiency of the compressor by 30% compared to HFCs.
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.
The global refrigerants market is estimated at USD 14.49 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 18.05 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2017 to 2022. In this report, 2016 is considered the base year and the forecast period is from 2017 to 2022.
The IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants is calling for papers. Submission is quick and easy. Click here to visit the conference website for full details. The deadline for abstracts is Monday 2nd October.
On 25 August, the small Caribbean island country of Grenada installed its first two air-conditioning (AC) units to use hydrocarbons. The installation of the R290-based (propane) units is part of a regional demonstration project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
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.