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Everything R744 http://www.r744.com/rss article company event paper R744.com RSS feed http://www.r744.com/rss http://www.r744.com/themes/r744/img/logo.png 140 70 (c) 2015 R744.com RSS2Writer Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:59:41 +0200 http://www.r744.com/rss en-gb Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:59:41 +0200 ATMOsphere America 2015: Training and educating HVAC professionals in light of regulatory changes http://www.r744.com/news/view/6524 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6524 2015-07-03 12:18:42 article ATMOsphere America 2015 outlined the acute need for expanded training programs for natural refrigerants in the U.S., with the evolution of online training packages, upgraded curriculums pertaining to low charge ammonia, the expansion of allowable hydrocarbon applications following the 2015 EPA SNAP updates, as well as the increasing emergence of CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical and subcritical systems in commercial and industrial refrigeration, driving the market and increasing demand. EPA announces final dates for delisting of HFCs http://www.r744.com/news/view/6523 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6523 2015-07-03 11:00:16 article In an eagerly anticipated move, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced the final rule for the delisting of several high-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants, giving the HVAC&amp;R industry more time to transition from the delisted refrigerants than originally proposed. ATMOsphere America 2015 article series - natural refrigerants breathing new life into HVAC&amp;R industry http://www.r744.com/news/view/6522 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6522 2015-07-03 10:25:16 article The state of the natural refrigerant industry and emerging trends were addressed at this year&rsquo;s ATMOsphere America, organised in Atlanta from 25-26 June, covering everything attendees needed to know about natural refrigerant market trends, regulatory issues and technology innovations emerging in North America. SNAP Status Change Rule -&nbsp;Prohibition on the use of certain high-GWP HFCs as alternatives&nbsp; http://www.r744.com/knowledge/view/1785 http://www.r744.com/knowledge/view/1785 2015-07-03 00:00:00 paper In support of President Obama&rsquo;s Climate Action, under this final rule, various hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and HFC-containing blends that were previously listed as acceptable alternatives under the SNAP program are now listed as unacceptable for specific uses.&nbsp; Natural refrigerants for a sustainable future: the CAREL experience http://www.r744.com/news/view/6520 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6520 2015-07-02 16:15:42 article The International Specialised Skills Institute of Australia has conducted research among the main professionals and manufacturers in the rapidly-growing European CO<sub>2</sub> industry.<br /> <br /> CAREL, together with other businesses, was among the international companies chosen for the study. The research carried out at CAREL was focused on understanding the perspective of one of the main suppliers of control solutions and expansion valves.<br /> <br /> This research highlighted the thermodynamic differences between synthetic refrigerants and CO<sub>2</sub>, investigating the range of applications in which CO<sub>2</sub> can be used, and establishing relationships across a network of experts that can provide support for the development of CO<sub>2</sub> technology in Australia and develop processes to speed up its adoption of CO<sub>2</sub> technology.<br /> Commercial Refrigeration Services Ltd: First African Partner on R744.com http://www.r744.com/news/view/6519 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6519 2015-07-02 16:08:21 article <div>R744.com is pleased to announce its first African Partner, Commercial Refrigeration Services Ltd. is based in Johannesburg and is currently the only manufacturer of CO<sub>2</sub> heat pumps and chillers in Africa.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> ATMOsphere America 2015: Market trends show that a portfolio of solutions is becoming the norm for a growing industry http://www.r744.com/news/view/6514 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6514 2015-07-01 16:53:44 article The state of the natural refrigerant industry and emerging trends were addressed at this year&rsquo;s ATMOsphere America, organised in Atlanta from 25-26 June, with two separate sessions gathering stakeholder evaluations of the current market for CO<sub>2</sub>, ammonia and hydrocarbons in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. CO2 cools fruit at Rotterdam port http://www.r744.com/news/view/6512 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6512 2015-07-01 10:27:08 article Usually, CO<sub>2</sub> contributes to global warming, but in the new stores at Opticool, part of Agro Merchants, in the port of Rotterdam, CO<sub>2</sub> actually contributes to cooling apples, pears and grapes. The new Opticool cooling installation uses CO<sub>2</sub> as a natural coolant (CO<sub>2</sub> is naturally present in the air, after all) instead of synthetic coolants like R404A, R134A, R407F, etc. The Data Center World National Harbor 2015 http://www.r744.com/events/view/829 http://www.r744.com/events/view/829 2015-07-01 00:00:00 event Data Center World brings together the best of the best&mdash;the best speakers, the best vendors, the best networking and social activities&mdash;all in a beautiful venue. Our goal? To provide you an educational experience facilitated by only the most respected minds in data center and facilities management so you can return to your office with a solid action plan and vaNeluable business contacts.&nbsp; ATMOsphere America 2015: Californian measures to reduce HFCs look to exceed those of the EU http://www.r744.com/news/view/6511 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6511 2015-06-30 18:25:55 article The regulations and standards session at this year&rsquo;s ATMOsphere America provided updates to three key organisations&rsquo; recent work, as well as an exploration of California&rsquo;s radical plans to reduce 80% of HFCs by 2030 and updates to the policies of the EU, Japan and China. Raft of recommended natural substitutes signals death knell for HFCs in China http://www.r744.com/news/view/6509 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6509 2015-06-29 16:41:56 article China has underlined its intention to facilitate a comprehensive market shift towards natural refrigerant technology in a draft list of recommended substitutes for HCFCs, which are likely to be followed swiftly by substantial policy evolution, subsidies and incentive schemes to further promote natural refrigerants in the region. GreenChill webinar: Target changes refrigeration prototype to hybrid CO2 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6507 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6507 2015-06-29 11:59:04 article In a webinar hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency&rsquo;s Tom Land of the GreenChill Partnership on June 9, special guest Erich Schwab of Target talked about the company&rsquo;s experiences with CO<sub>2</sub>, concluding that a hybrid CO<sub>2 </sub>cascade system is &ldquo;the optimal solution for Target&rdquo;.<br /> Ahold-Delhaize deal worth $29.5 billion (&euro;26.2 billion) would create U.S. grocery chain empire http://www.r744.com/news/view/6505 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6505 2015-06-26 10:52:30 article The merger agreement between Dutch supermarket operator Ahold and the Delhaize Group of Belgium on Wednesday reflected yet another sign of the malaise hanging over the grocery business in the United States. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>While the deal would, if approved, create one of the largest supermarket operators in the U.S., marrying Delhaize&rsquo;s Food Lion and Hannaford chains to Stop &amp; Shop and Giant stores owned by Ahold, the move followed a string of grocery store mergers and a burst of new competitors across the United States.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>With the companies generating roughly two-thirds of their sales in the United States, their merger is expected to help them compete better with Safeway and Albertson&rsquo;s, which recently merged, and with Walmart Stores, which has the largest grocery business in the country.</div> <br /> Ahold utilises CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical refrigeration systems as well as cascade units throughout Europe and is testing technology throughout the U.S.. The Delhaize Group, meanwhile, had&nbsp;28 CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical refrigeration systems and 71 CO<sub>2</sub> cascade systems in Belgium, Greece and the US as of March 2015.<br type="_moz" /> SANDEN launches website to promote CO2 technology in Europe http://www.r744.com/news/view/6504 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6504 2015-06-25 14:31:47 article Last October in Rennes, SANDEN Environmental Solutions was inaugurated, the European entity responsible for the development of activities around CO<sub>2</sub>&nbsp;technology, for which the SANDEN Group is expert.<br /> <br /> Today, SANDEN Environmental Solutions presents its new website <a href="http://www.sanden-es.com" target="_blank">www.sanden-es.com</a>. This tool both informs end users about the energy and environmental benefits of CO<sub>2</sub> refrigerant, and presents to industry players SANDEN's offer in the sectors of commercial cooling, thermal comfort, hot water for businesses and industrial cooling. <br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" /> Natural refrigerants dominate China's HCFC replacement list http://www.r744.com/news/view/6500 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6500 2015-06-25 10:52:48 article <div>Just one HFC is included in a draft list of refrigerants recommended by the Chinese government for the replacement of HCFCs.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div>The list of 12 gases, produced by China&rsquo;s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection, come in response to China&rsquo;s obligations under the Montreal Protocol. It is said to be designed to raise public awareness and promote alternative technologies in the phase-out of R22 and the foam-blowing and solvents R141b and R142b.</div> <div><br /> R32, deemed suitable for use in unitary air conditioners, heat pumps and condensing units, is the only HFC refrigerant in the list. The other alternatives in the list are the &ldquo;naturals&rdquo; &ndash; propane, isobutane, CO2 and ammonia for a range of applications from room air conditioners to industrial refrigeration.<br /> &nbsp;</div> The draft list is out for public comment until June 30.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://publication.shecco.com/publications/view/2015-guide-china-natural-refrigerants">Download the GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in China &ndash; State of the Industry 2015</a><br type="_moz" /> LU-VE director honoured at IIR conference in Ohrid http://www.r744.com/news/view/6496 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6496 2015-06-24 10:11:54 article Stefano Filippini, director of the R&amp;D Department of LU-VE Group, has been honored by the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) at the conclusion of the sixth Ammonia and CO<sub>2</sub> Refrigeration Technologies Conference held in Ohrid, Macedonia from April 16 to 18.<br /> <br /> Filippini received the recognition for his constant participation in and ongoing contribution to the conference. In Ohrid, Mr. Filippini presented the results of work undertaken together with Umberto Merlo, manager of the LU-VE Laboratory, entitled &lsquo;New generation of air-cooled heat exchangers for R744 applications&rsquo;. The R&amp;D laboratory of the Group is the largest in Europe in the sector and the only one capable of testing R744 equipment.&nbsp; House of Spices cumin up trumps with CO2 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6495 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6495 2015-06-23 16:54:37 article House of Spices (HOS) has ticked off a number of milestones in its 44-year history producing and distributing authentic Indian cuisine throughout the U.S. At its Chicago warehouse, the company recently achieved another rare feat, installing one of the few existing industrial CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical refrigerant systems in North America, with the help of Hillphoenix.&nbsp; Getting an Energy Rebate, the Whole Foods way http://www.r744.com/news/view/6491 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6491 2015-06-22 15:40:21 article The natural/organic food retailer worked closely with Sacramento Municipal Utility District last year to earn a substantial incentive for a remodeled store that includes a CO<sub>2</sub> cascade system. The company&rsquo;s San Francisco-based global energy coordinator, Aaron Daly, sat down with Accelerate America to talk about all things natural refrigerants and what solutions &ldquo;make sense&rdquo; to them. Future of refrigeration favours naturals http://www.r744.com/news/view/6490 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6490 2015-06-22 11:31:23 article Australian Refrigeration Association (ATA) president, Tim Edwards, explains why the future refrigerant landscape will favour natural refrigerants.<br /> <br /> <div>Passionate about reducing emissions and tackling climate change, Edwards isn't shy when it comes to assessing the future of synthetic refrigerants. He will tell anyone willing to listen exactly what he thinks.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;We all know that HCFCs are history and that HFCs are not too far behind.&quot;<br /> <br /> <div>Passionate about reducing emissions and tackling climate change, Edwards isn't shy when it comes to assessing the future of synthetic refrigerants. He will tell anyone willing to listen exactly what he thinks.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;We all know that HCFCs are history and that HFCs are not too far behind.&quot;</div> </div> Results of the XVI European Conference on the latest technologies in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning http://www.r744.com/news/view/6488 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6488 2015-06-22 11:10:58 article The conference was the largest event in the history of Centro Studi Galileo and the Italian Association of Refrigeration Technicians&nbsp;CSG has been able to celebrate its 40th anniversary with extreme satisfaction: 200 participants from 4 continents, more than 50 speakers and 26 Platinum, Gold and Silver Partners came together to support the Conference.<br /> <br /> Our industry will face huge challenges in the coming years and in response, the main theme of the conference was &quot;Do not Wait - Act now!&quot;. Our industry will suffer if we do not act now; however if immediate action is taken, there will be innumerable benefits both for the environment and future technological evolutions and innovations. <br /> <br /> The key concepts from the Conference are therefore: zero use of refrigerants with a high GWP environmental impact, energy efficiency, and correct labeling. All of these actions are to be undertaken urgently in the coming months, further innovations will help and support European Companies and expansion into new markets.<br /> <br /> Of course, a long-term solution is represented by the refrigerants naturally present in our atmosphere, but many stakeholders are still looking at short-term &ldquo;quick-fixes&rdquo;, in the form of synthetic refrigerants (as they are the solution with minimal help and fast changes in the system). We will not be able to develop a 5th generation of refrigerants - &quot;we have evaluated all the types of different synthetic refrigerants - we are at the fruit in our virtual dinner,&quot; said prof. Cavallini at the Conference - the only substances still available to be put in our plants are natural refrigerants and therefore we must focus on those.<br /> <br /> The technicians of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industry are ready for this change but still require a lot of training, especially on the topic of new alternative refrigerants because they have characteristics of toxicity, flammability and high pressures.<br /> <br /> <b>STRONG INCREASE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AND ITS MAIN AGENCIES TO DEVELOP TECHNOLOGIES IN REFRIGERATION</b><br /> <br /> Numerous alliances have been formed at the XVI European Conference. Firstly, the alliance between UNEP, the IIR and the Centro Studi Galileo strengthened with the promise of sustained cooperation for courses and conferences in all nations of the world and particularly in developing countries.<br /> <br /> Further alliances sanctioned involve all companies within the industry, which is the only way to progress in an increasingly globalized market.&nbsp;Europe is the global leader in the use of new technologies, motivated by technological innovation brought on by the recent changes in regulations. The European alliance can firmly open to new markets because in Europe we have experienced dynamism not seen in any other market of the world.<br /> <br /> Last but not least, the alliance with the FAO, will allow us to act even more effectively in developing countries in order to help fight hunger worldwide through refrigeration technologies.<br /> <br /> The only conference dedicated to the conservation and preservation of foods within EXPO 2015, the XVI European Conference has been able to present relevant solutions that FAO will provide and show to the all interested Nations.<br /> <br /> FAO has already committed to create a coalition for training sessions and further cooperation to achieve this common goal. This promise was made not only with regards to the cooperation with CSG, IIR and UNEP but to all participants who have presented and were able to propose methods to store food: for example the preservation of mangoes, which was presented as particularly good, by participants from The Gambia and confirmed by the UN representative Jim Curlin, or the apples of Trentino-Italy, preserved and conserved by a famous Italian manufacturer of cold storage. <br />