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HFCs Banned in Certain Applications in NY Under New Policy

12 Oct , 2020  

ammonia21.com, 10/12/2020. New York (U.S.) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on September 23 during Climate Week NYC 2020 that new regulations have been finalized to significantly reduce the use of HFCs in the state in the absence of federal regulations of the climate-warming gases. The New York regulations, originally proposed in 2018, will adopt 2015 and 2016 rules […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Cold-SNAP: the Newest and Coolest Technology in Refrigeration

5 Jun , 2020  

This article was originally published on coolingpost.com on May 10, 2020. USA: A Harvard University team has developed an indirect evaporative cooling system which can cool air without adding humidity at a fraction of the energy cost of traditional cooling units.  Evaporative cooling is a well established technology which works well in a number of […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Rotary Compressor Design Seeks Pathway into Refrigeration

1 Jun , 2020  

This article was published on coolingpost.com on April 26, 2020. UK: Buoyed by a further £720,000 of funding, an Edinburgh company has targeted the refrigeration industry as a potential market for its new design of rotary compressor. Vert Rotors is behind the development of a conical rotary compressor which is said to be capable of […]

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Emerging Technology, Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Study Verifies Savings for Viking Cold Thermal Energy Storage System

26 May , 2020  

Viking thermal energy storage system

Viking Thermal Energy Storage System Demonstrates Savings in Study ACHR News, December 5, 2017 Viking Cold Solutions, a supplier of thermal energy storage systems, announced that a Southern California utility, along with an independent third party energy management firm, ASWB Engineering, completed a field demonstration study of the Viking Cold thermal energy storage (TES) system. […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Ammonia Heat Pump Reduces Carbon Footprint for Irish Dairy

3 Apr , 2020  

This article was originally published on ammonia21.com on 3/24/20. An ammonia (NH3) heat pump installed last year by Aurivo, Ireland’s second largest milk producer, has increased processing capacity by 80% while cutting its CO2 emissions by 80% by improving efficiency and downgrading oil-burning boilers. The heat pump, from GEA, is installed at the company’s Killygordon site, […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Primer on Refrigeration Heat Rejection

21 Oct , 2019  

This article was written by Max Ma Refrigeration is about moving heat “uphill” from a cold place to a hot place. When the heat gets to the hot place, your refrigeration system rejects it like you reject bank fees – indignantly and as fast as possible. Heat rejection equipment comes in a variety of types. […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Australia Gets its Largest Low-Charge NH3 Plant

1 May , 2018  

Australia firm installs its largest low-charge NH3 plant Written by Devin Yoshimoto, ammonia21.com, March 9, 2018 On 1 Feburary 2018, Australian industrial refrigeration system supplier Scantec Refrigeration Technologies commissioned its largest low-charge ammonia (NH3) system in the country. The system’s total NH3 inventory is 750-800 kg and it provides cooling for a total of 114,000 m³ of […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

ASHRAE Research Identifies U.S. Refrigerant Safety Concerns

23 Apr , 2018  

Refrigeration System

U.S. lags in flammable refrigerant safety Written by Mark Hamstra, hydrocarbons21.com, April 2, 2018 As the U.S. adopts the use of larger charges of flammable hydrocarbon refrigerant, it can learn from the safety standards and guidelines already in place in other regions, said Bill Goetzler, managing director, Navigant Consulting. Speaking at the AHR Expo in […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Chinese AC System Awarded Blue Angel Ecolabel

23 Mar , 2018  

Germany awards ecolabel to R290 split AC Written by Charlotte McGlaughlin, hydrocarbons21.com, March 12, 2018 The German government’s Blue Angel Ecolabel has been awarded to Chinese manufacturer Midea for its split air-conditioning (AC) system using propane (R290), according to the scheme’s website. The ‘Blue Angel’ initiative is an Ecolabel for certifying some 120 different product types, […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

First Transcritical Co2 Supermarket in the Middle East is Inaugurated

9 Mar , 2018  

Middle East’s first CO2 supermarket opens in Jordan R744.com, March 5, 2018 The first transcritical CO2 supermarket in the Middle East was inaugurated today at the Al-Salam supermarket in Amman, the capital of Jordan. The CO2 transcritical system installed in Amman, a pioneer in the Middle East, is designed to cope with temperatures reaching up to 32°C between […]

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