R744.com RSS feed news, products, community - R744.com is theindustry platform for CO2 cooling and heatingexperts worldwide. 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) 2014 R744.com RSS2Writer Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:41:37 +0100 http://www.r744.com/rss en-gb Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:41:37 +0100 China: Regulation on heat pump water heater energy efficiency label&nbsp; &nbsp; http://www.r744.com/news/view/5827 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5827 2014-10-30 14:16:16 article The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission released the &ldquo;Regulation on Heat Pump Water Heater Energy Efficiency Label&rdquo;. The Regulation only applies to air source heat pump water heater. It will be implemented beginning January 2015. The label is called the Chinese Energy Label; it has a blue and white background and is 80mm in length and 50mm in width. The label will include the information such as the manufacturer of the product, the product number, energy efficiency level, coefficient of performance (W/W), heating capacity (W), power consumption (W), as well as the number of the label. The government considers this regulation will improve energy label information sharing in China.<br /> To view the regulation in Chinese, please click here: <a href="http://www.sdpc.gov.cn/gzdt/201410/t20141028_631172.html">http://www.sdpc.gov.cn/gzdt/201410/t20141028_631172.html</a> Alfa Laval introduces two new members to its family of brazed plate heat exchangers for CO2 application&nbsp;and unveils the largest true dual-circuit unit http://www.r744.com/news/view/5826 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5826 2014-10-30 11:08:16 article The comprehensive range of brazed plate heat exchangers is designed to cover a wide variety of applications across different industries, delivering optimal efficiency while staying future-proof in terms of the latest international regulations on refrigerant use.<br /> <br /> <b>Alfa Laval CBXP112<br /> </b><br /> The compact and highly efficient Alfa Laval CBXP112 (Copper Brazed X-treme Pressure) has been developed to work with CO<sub>2</sub> and other refrigerant applications where pressure requirements are extremely high.<br /> India Cold Chain Show 2014 http://www.r744.com/events/view/763 http://www.r744.com/events/view/763 2014-10-30 00:00:00 event India Cold Chain Show (ICCS) is the leading exhibition and conference for cold chain, cold logistics, temperature controlling, refrigeration, storage, distribution and cold supply chain sectors. Running in its 3rd edition, the event is largely visited by high level decision-makers and buyers representing every aspect of the user industry. This is an event you can't afford to miss. Driers, sensors and valves&hellip; and more! at Chillventa 2014 &ndash; Part 1 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5825 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5825 2014-10-29 17:36:16 article Chillventa 2014 exhibited the largest collection of CO<sub>2</sub> subcritical and transcritical refrigeration components in Europe from 14-16 October in Nuremburg, bringing to light how well suppliers are preparing for the legislative changes ahead. In part one of this summary article, R744.com reports on the variety of CO<sub>2</sub> components on display at Chillventa by its non-Partner companies.<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); "> +PHOTOS</span> Natural refrigerants at the Kobe Symposium - exclusive interview with JRAIA president, Tetsuji Okada http://www.r744.com/news/view/5823 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5823 2014-10-29 10:50:51 article Ahead of the Kobe International Symposium on New Refrigerants and Environmental Technology 2014, R44.com took the opportunity to speak to Tetsuji Okada, the new president the Japan Refrigeration and Airconditioning Industries Association (JRAIA), the event organiser, about alternative refrigerants and his vision for the coming years. Golden State Foods: ammonia-CO2 cascade system in newly opened LEED-Certified Distribution Centre&nbsp; http://www.r744.com/news/view/5822 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5822 2014-10-29 09:58:26 article Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the world&rsquo;s largest fast food restaurant suppliers, has installed an ammonia-CO<sub>2 </sub>cascade refrigeration system in its newly opened LEED-certified distribution centre. The new facility marks a milestone in the company&rsquo;s goal to move towards greater environmental sustainability and will act as a benchmark for future and existing facilities.&nbsp; CO2 ice makers a hit at Chillventa 2014 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5816 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5816 2014-10-27 16:21:10 article Natural cooling solutions were abundant at the Chillventa trade fair in Nuremburg, Germany this month. Exhibitors from around the world showed off their innovative products, including CO<sub>2</sub>-cooled ice machines. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); ">+PHOTOS</span> Quality &ldquo;Made in Germany&rdquo; for 135 years http://www.r744.com/news/view/5815 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5815 2014-10-27 11:54:56 article At Chillventa 2014 from October 14 to 16 (hall 4A, stand 313), AWA will demonstrate the flexible utilization possibilities of its latest developments &ndash; for example, in large-scale industrial applications and transportation.<br /> <br /> The highlights from this company, which was founded in 1879, consist of compressor and system valves, FAS components and advanced accessories. Armaturenwerk Altenburg focuses on sustainability and provides solutions for the use of natural refrigerants. Today, the company provides a wide range of refrigeration and air conditioning products.<br /> <br /> Visitors can visit the booth and see the solutions for the use of natural refrigerants such as NH<sub>3</sub> (ammonia), CO<sub>2</sub> (carbon dioxide) and propane for themselves. For example, of special note are the stainless-steel valves with diameters of 6, 10 and 12 mm that can withstand pressures of up to 160 bar, as well as stainless-steel valves designed especially for applications involving ammonia and pressures of up to 63 bar.<br /> <br /> Additionally, AWA will present the FAS system valves that have been designed for a greater range of pressures of up to 60 bar. The brand has been complementing the range of Armaturenwerk Altenburg GmbH since 2002. The quality of AWA&rsquo;s entire production is ensured as it manufactures with cutting-edge systems technology. For example, advanced three-dimensional design and analysis software is used to measure flow behavior.<br /> <b><br /> Flexible valves</b><br /> <br /> The valves, which consist of several components, enable connection to a number of compressors and use with almost all conventional refrigerants &ndash; including ammonia, propane and CO<sub>2</sub>. The standards of all AWA valves are always clear: optimal flow behavior, even under the most difficult conditions.<br /> <br /> Armaturenwerk Altenburg also provides a wide range of accessories, including sight glasses. Using AWA fittings and adapters, different connections can be connected and all types of refrigeration system can be filled with ease.<br /> <br /> Armaturenwerk Altenburg is in an excellent position. This is reflected by our latest developments,&rdquo; says Kai Kowalewsky, Managing Director of AWA. &ldquo;We are therefore very happy to be presenting these to the public at Chillventa 2014.&rdquo;<br type="_moz" /> <br /> 2014 ECOCARE Award for Epta Sustainability Project http://www.r744.com/news/view/5813 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5813 2014-10-24 17:34:36 article Epta achieves the silver medal in the 2014 ECOCARE, an event promoted by the German magazine &ldquo;Lebensmittel Praxis&rdquo; to award the best sustainability concepts offered by retailers, food producers and suppliers of the supermarket business.<br /> <br /> Epta, the only refrigeration equipment supplier winner, was awarded the &lsquo;Project&rsquo; category second prize, for environmental friendly production of cabinets in the Limana production site (North of Italy).&nbsp;Specifically, through the installation of a cogeneration plant and photovoltaic technology Epta are able to support 37% of the entire facility&rsquo;s needs for thermal and electrical energy.<br /> <br /> Moreover, further reductions in consumption are also achieved as the hot air produced by the thermoelectric equipment is reused by the painting ovens.&nbsp;In addition the new painting line that has doubled productivity, allowing a substantial decrease in energy and water consumption.<br /> <br /> The jury also appreciated Epta&rsquo;s proactive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. The Group has set long-term sustainability goals reflected in its environmentally friendly manufacturing process, using natural refrigerants and in the ongoing development of sustainable technical solutions for food retailers. 168 additional CO2 stores by Japanese retailers to receive subsidy http://www.r744.com/news/view/5812 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5812 2014-10-24 17:18:10 article The number of CO<sub>2</sub> supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan is set to grow more than threefold next year. On the top of the 249 CO<sub>2</sub> stores receiving a subsidy from Japanese government in the first selection round announced in July, an additional 168 CO<sub>2</sub> stores operated by 8 retailers will receive the subsidy. The total number of CO<sub>2</sub> stores in Japan is expected to grow close to 700 in first quarter of 2015. Chillventa gas coolers and evaporators: a condensed summary http://www.r744.com/news/view/5811 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5811 2014-10-24 16:12:49 article Chillventa 2014 will go down in the natural refrigerant annals as a tremendous success. It was the perfect host to over 120 companies showcasing their innovative and exciting solutions for CO<sub>2</sub>, ammonia, hydrocarbons and water to over 30,000 engaged visitors. In this article, R744.com reporters let you know all about the gas coolers and evaporators as well as charging systems that were on display. AMT Refrigeration Engineering http://www.r744.com/companies/view/amt_refrigeration http://www.r744.com/companies/view/amt_refrigeration 2014-10-24 00:00:00 company AMT Refrigeration is an establishment with a team of professionals in industrial, commercial refrigeration and precision cooling using ammonia and CO<sub>2</sub>. The company designes&nbsp;cold rooms, freezer rooms and supermarket refrigeration systems, as well as performs refrigeration services and maintenence for supermarkets, meat, dairy and beverage production facilities, cold storage warehouses, hydro coolers, ripening facilities, fish production facilities and utilities.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> AMT also designs and builds industrial and commercial refrigeration plants (LPR, DX Systems, Pumped and Gravity Feed, Transcritical and Subcritical CO<sub>2 </sub>Systems) Regola Engineering http://www.r744.com/companies/view/regola_engineering_italy http://www.r744.com/companies/view/regola_engineering_italy 2014-10-24 00:00:00 company Regola Engineering designs new air conditioning systems as well as works on existing systems in order to improve their performances. The company's competence in the automation sector is the reason why Regola Engineering has been chosen to act as the authorised maintenance centre for leading companies such as Siemens Building Technologies and Carel.<br /> <br /> Though the company's seven sectors of competence it:<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>Designs and constructs units and equipment;</li> <li>Designs mechanical, electrical and automation systems;</li> <li>Researchs and develops new systems, units, equipment and specific elements;</li> <li>Develops software to manage systems, units and equipment, with the possibility of integrating them with remote controls via the Internet, GPS or other systems;</li> <li>Provides project-based consultancy services;</li> <li>Start up, verifies and carries out final testing on systems, units and equipment;</li> <li>Measures elements within a physical environment and run laboratory tests on units and equipment.</li> </ul> SIAD http://www.r744.com/companies/view/siad_italy http://www.r744.com/companies/view/siad_italy 2014-10-24 00:00:00 company SIAD has been involved in the business of industrial gases for more than 85 years and represents one of the most important Italian chemical companies.<br /> <br /> SIAD offers a wide range of refrigerating gases including CO<sub>2 </sub>and ammonia, which are used as fluids in cooling cycles in air conditioners and refrigeration appliances. Cold, efficiency, respect for the environment and variety of offer, are all key concepts which characterise SIAD refrigerating gases. They guarantee the correct functioning of plants whilst ensuring the maximum level of safety, as well as conserving energy. They help to protect the environment, providing they do not contain any substances harmful to the ozone layer (HCFC). They are distributed throughout Italy, thanks to the presence of SIAD sales branches, agents and autorised re-sellers.<br type="_moz" /> <br /> Chillventa 2014: over 40 companies showcase CO2 components for refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump applications &ndash; Part 2 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5808 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5808 2014-10-23 17:25:55 article In Part 2 of this article, R744.com journalists check-in with more of its GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE Partners to learn about new innovations for CO<sub>2</sub> valves, heat exchangers, sensors, tubes and fittings, oil management products and more.<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); "> +PHOTOS</span> Chillventa 2014: over 40 companies showcase CO2 components for refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump applications &ndash; Part 1 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5807 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5807 2014-10-22 15:34:39 article From 14-16 October the highly anticipated Chillventa trade fair saw over 120 companies exhibiting solutions for CO<sub>2</sub>, ammonia, hydrocarbons and water. Part one of R744.com's exclusive Chillventa reporting on CO2 components, summarises the plethora of CO<sub>2</sub> optimised controllers, valves, filter dirers, pressure transmitters and more, on display for refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump applications from R744.com GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE partners. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">+ PHOTOS</span> EPA Rule Limits Ozone-Depleting Refrigerants http://www.r744.com/news/view/5806 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5806 2014-10-22 15:27:53 article The EPA on Friday issued a rule that reduces the domestic production allowances for HCFC-22 to the lowest level ever and proposes a complete phase-out within five years.<br /> <br /> HCFCs, or hydrochlorofluorocarbons, are a class of refrigerants that are damaging to the ozone layer and contribute to climate change.<br /> <br /> The rule aims to reduce emissions from leakage and stockpiles of this gas and encourages state-of-the-art leak detection, maintenance, and recycling, recovery and reuse of HCFCs. Additionally, it creates incentive for commercial consumers to convert outdated equipment that still uses HCFCs to more energy-efficient equipment using low global warming potential alternatives. CO2 Refrigerant for Industrial Refrigeration publication released http://www.r744.com/news/view/5804 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5804 2014-10-22 15:17:19 article Danfoss have released a publication with information, facts and figures, as well as history of CO<sub>2</sub> refrigerants.<br /> <br /> CO2 Refrigerant for Industrial Refrigeration provides a history of CO<sub>2</sub> refrigerants, which go back as far as 1850 and details how CO<sub>2</sub> refrigerants were at their peak in the 1920s and early 1930s and that it was the preferred choice for use in the shipping industries due to not being flammable or toxic. However despite their popularity, CO<sub>2</sub> refrigerants disappeared from the market when Freon came on the scene and ammonia became the dominant refrigerant choice.<br /> ATMOsphere America 2015 http://www.r744.com/events/view/762 http://www.r744.com/events/view/762 2014-10-22 00:00:00 event Through its proven formula of end user and regulatory panels, market trends and technology case study presentations, workshops, networking opportunities and more, ATMOsphere America 2015 will again serve as the forum for discussions about the business case for natural refrigerants in North America, South America and Canada. The event will be even bigger, targeting between 300-350 industry stakeholders including leading retailers and consumer goods brands, suppliers, government representatives, associations, and more. Site visits and training sessions will take place on the days before and after the event. Chillventa 2014: largest collection of natural refrigerant products in one place http://www.r744.com/news/view/5803 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5803 2014-10-21 19:51:01 article Out of the 984 exhibiting companies at Chillventa 2014, one of the world&rsquo;s largest trade fairs for refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps, over 125 companies exhibited natural refrigerant products and solutions, one of the largest collections of solutions using ammonia, CO<sub>2</sub>, hydrocarbons and water as refrigerants. For CO<sub>2</sub>&nbsp;there was a wide range of systems, compressors, controls, valves, separators, sensors and more, on show, a clear indication of continued growth in the market for natural refrigerant solutions, and the ever growing demand for environmentally benign refrigerants such as R744.&nbsp;