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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Natural Refrigerants: CO2 vs. Hydrocarbons in Supermarkets

8 Aug , 2018  

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How can retailers save money with natural refrigerants in the long run? As Europe’s food retail sector strives to improve its energy efficiency, Accelerate Europe compares how CO2 and hydrocarbons are helping to reduce energy consumption in supermarkets. Written by Charlotte McLaughlin, r744.com, July 17, 2018 Supermarkets are estimated to be responsible for around 3-4% of the total […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

UK Store Converting up to 100 Stores to CO2 Refrigerants

23 Aug , 2017  

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Aldi converts UK stores to CO2 refrigerants Gas World, August 16, 2017 By the end of 2018, up to 100 of Aldi’s stores are set to be converted at a cost of around £20m. The move will see a reduction in Aldi’s potential refrigerant gas carbon emissions by 99%, with an annual average decrease of […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

New Heat Pump Using Propane/Propene Mixture Refrigerant Wins IEA Award

23 May , 2017  

Triple Aqua snags IEA heat pump award With the development of innovative low-charge ammonia cooling systems heralding a renaissance of this natural refrigerant worldwide, charges could eventually reach as low as 18 grams per kilowatt (kW), leading expert Professor Hrnjak told participants in the 7th IIR Conference on Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies in Ohrid […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

The Transition from HCFCs to Ammonia Refrigerants

23 May , 2017  

Energy Efficiency ammonia refrigerants

Will the heat pump market move towards natural refrigerants? Last week at the DeCarb Heat conference in Brussels, Belgium, Eric Delforge of Mayekawa Europe told this website that the transition from HCFCs to ammonia that has already taken place in the European industrial sector is also possible in the rest of the heat pump sector. […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Natural Refrigerant Solutions are Booming in Japan

16 Feb , 2017  

Bryan Kilgore, ERS, for Zondits Natural refrigerant solutions are booming in Japan. The number of transcritical CO2 systems installed in convenience stores and supermarkets has grown to over 2,400 installations – up from 190 in 2014. Japanese companies such as Panasonic, Sanden, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have developed and installed CO2 systems with outdoor condensing […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Natural Refrigerants in Light Commercial Applications Is on the Rise

28 Sep , 2015  

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Growing use of CO2 and hydrocarbons in light commercial refrigeration continues to freeze out HFCs Hydrocarbons, September 22, 2015. Image credit: stokpic There are currently more than 291,000 natural refrigerant-based light commercial units in North America, with more than 181,000 units using hydrocarbons and 109,000 employing CO2. shecco’s previous market report on North America in 2013 […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Natural Refrigerants are Creating New Opportunities for Data Center Cooling

10 Sep , 2015  

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Betsy Ricker for Zondits, September 10, 2015. Image credit: Creative Commons CO2-based refrigeration has been implemented with success at ice rinks and in refrigeration applications, and it is now moving into the data center cooling sector. A new project was recently implemented at Bell Canada’s Ottawa data center that utilizes CO2 rather than the more […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

The Emergence of Natural Refrigerants

8 Jun , 2015  

Natural Refrigerants: ‘Unmistakable Trend’ ACHR News, June 1, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash According to Rule, three central trends are having an impact on the business environment in the natural refrigerants sector. They are: Carbon-dioxide technologies — Long considered something of an outlier from a technology perspective, CO2 is moving into the mainstream and opening the door in […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

New Packaged & Compact Ammonia Plant

22 Oct , 2014  

With a footprint of only 700 x 1800mm, the PAM package has a refrigeration capacity of 82kW at -20ºC and 40kW at -35ºC and 30ºC condensing. The package with an overall height of only 1600mm has a Bitzer…

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