Hydrocarbon refrigerants

Solar R290 ice machine debuts at R&HVAC Indonesia 2018

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.

NH3-cooled heat pumps ‘outperform’ HFCs

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).

JBG-2 plug-in leads ETL list

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.

Japanese refrigerated warehouse adopts CO2 condensing units

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.