The huge price increases in HFC refrigerants appear to have ended, at least in the short term, with some refrigerants even dropping in price.
Hussmann Corporation has unveiled a new line of low- and medium-temperature merchandisers running on propane.
Tecumseh has launched a new air-cooled mini-chiller with R290 refrigerant and full inverter control.
While the F-gas phase down seeks a reduction in HFCs of over two-thirds by 2030, current standards are still seen as a barrier to the take up of low GWP hydrocarbons.
Güntner, the German manufacturer of heat transfer technologies, will showcase its wide range of natural refrigerant products at Chillventa, the world’s biggest HVAC&R show, from 16-18 October 2018 at Nuremberg Messe, Germany.
Indicating the growing number of innovative cooling solutions using natural refrigerants, the „first fully solar-powered, off-the-grid ice block machine using R290 refrigerant“ debuted this morning on day two of the Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia 2018 Expo, currently taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 26-28 September.
Keen to trial new technologies as it searches for the most effective means of meeting its sustainability targets, Swiss retailer Migros is installing propane-based water-loop HVAC&R systems in small supermarkets.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute claim to have developed a viable propane heat pump using low volume heat exchangers and a special compressor.
Brandels, a UK manufacturer of cooling products for dispensing alcoholic beverages, launched a new line of beer, cider and wine dispensers using hydrocarbon refrigeration technology.
The board of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) has given its approval for the trade group to work with ASHRAE on writing a safety standard for hydrocarbon systems used in commercial and industrial applications.
At the beginning of 2018, large Indonesian pharmaceutical company PT Phapros installed and commissioned two propane (R290) chillers, replacing two existing R134a units at its production facility in Semarang, Central Java.
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.