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Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

Energy Consumption Cut in Half With Improved Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

Energy Consumption Cut in Half With Improved Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

Agricultural energy efficiency tour: Replacing inefficient irrigation systems Michigan State University Extension, August 9, 2017 After conducting a Michigan Farm Energy Audit, Grand Valley Farm, the host site for the Aug. 17 agricultural energy efficiency tour, found it could cut energy expenses by more than 50 percent by replacing two traveling guns with a more energy efficient

Transcritical CO2 Store

First Transcritical CO2 Store Opened in New South Wales

Woolworths’ first transcritical CO2 store r744.com, July 23, 2017 On 16 May retail giant Woolworths opened its first transcritical CO2 store, in Colebee, New South Wales. Designed for ambient temperatures of up to 45°C, fitting the robust system has helped to train local HVAC&R talent along the way, laying the foundations for future growth of natural refrigerant-based

electric motor measured effiiciency

World Record Set for Electric Motor Efficiency

Almost 100 per cent energy efficiency with synchronous motor Process & Control Engineering, July 9, 2017 Tests carried out on a 44 megawatt 6-pole synchronous ABB motor shortly before delivery showed an efficiency 0.25 percent greater than the 98.8 percent stipulated in the contract, resulting in the world record for electric motor efficiency. This efficiency improvement

Energy Efficiency

Solar Thermal System Has Been Reducing Farms Energy Consumption

Solar thermal system part of Michigan agriculture energy efficiency tour Michigan State University Extension, July 24, 2017 Heating water for sanitary use in the milking parlor can be a significant energy expense on a dairy farm. One energy reduction option dairies can choose is to use solar thermal water heating panels to preheat water before

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Ice Rink has Installed New CO2-Ammonium Hydroxide System

CO2-ammonia ice rink installed in Sweden Ammonia21, June 29, 2017 The T3 Center – an ice hockey arena that hosts Swedish 2nd division team Björklöven in Umeå, northern Sweden – has retrofitted its ammonia refrigeration system with a CO2-ammonium hydroxide system. The existing ammonia system was retrofitted with “ammonium hydroxide [as the secondary refrigerant, which]

disruptive-innovation

Researchers Develop Prototype MultiPack CO2 HVAC Unit

Prototype CO2 HVAC unit developed with ejectors r744.com, July 6, 2017 In a competitive residential air conditioning market traditionally dominated by HFCs, the researchers hope the MultiPACK will help CO2 to become a commercial reality in this field of application. “We are looking for partners interested in a demonstration site (in a hotel, spa, etc.,” said

Whole Foods Market energy

Building Control Systems Improve Business Operations

Facility Control Systems Add Energy Efficiency for Food Retail Businesses Facility control systems may be the answer for food retailers that want to maintain efficient — and profitable — operations. Facility controls allow food retail business owners the ability to monitor building and refrigeration systems such as walk-ins, coolers, heating, AC and HVAC units, as

grocery store

First Transcritical CO2 System with Ejector Technology in North America

Hillphoenix installs ‘the first ejector in North America’ R744, June 28, 2017 A Sprouts Farmers Market store – opening today in Woodstock, Ga. – is the first place in North America to feature a transcritical CO2 system with ejector technology, according to Sprouts and systems manufacturer Hillphoenix. The grocery store is estimated to save an average

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