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Everything R744 http://www.r744.com/rss article company event paper R744.com - Everything R744 RSS feed http://www.r744.com/rss http://www.r744.com/themes/r744/img/logo.png 140 70 (c) 2014 R744.com - Everything R744 RSS2Writer Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:38:35 +0200 http://www.r744.com/rss en-gb Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:38:35 +0200 Latest CO2 products &amp; projects take the stage in North America http://www.r744.com/news/view/5153 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5153 2014-04-22 18:27:50 article The benefits of mechanical sub cooling, optimised transcritcal CO<sub>2</sub> refrigeration installations and CO<sub>2</sub> efficiency in warm climates through adiabatic gas cooling are some of the commercial refrigeration topics that will be featured during the parallel Technology Case Study Sessions at the 3<sup>rd</sup> annual ATMOsphere America 2014 in San Francisco. Leading companies such as Systemes LMP, Danfoss, Parker, Emerson Climate Technologies, G&uuml;ntner US, DC Engineering, Whole Foods &amp; Zero Zone will present their latest projects and innovations utilising CO<sub>2</sub> refrigerant. GreenChill Webinar: Update on European Fluorinated Gases (F-Gases) Regulation http://www.r744.com/events/view/645 http://www.r744.com/events/view/645 2014-04-22 00:00:00 event <div>Topic: Update on European Fluorinated Gases (F-Gases) Regulation</div> <div>Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014</div> <div>Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Eastern time)</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Description:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Please join us on Tuesday May 6 at 2pm EST for a GreenChill webinar on the European fluorinated gases (F-gases) regulation, which is expected to come into effect in May. The the &quot;F-gas Regulation&quot; will reduce F-gas emissions in the European Union by two-thirds of today's levels by 2030 and ban the use of F-gases in some new equipment where viable climate-friendly alternatives are readily available. The regulation includes a phase-down measure which will limit the total amount of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) sold in the European Union and reduce their quantities in steps to one-fifth of today's sales by 2030.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The webinar presentation will be led by Philip Owen, Arno Kaschl, and Cornelius Rhein from the European Commission.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>-------------------------------------------------------</div> <div>To join the webinar:</div> <div>-------------------------------------------------------</div> <div>1. Go to &nbsp; https://epa.connectsolutions.com/f-gas_rule/&nbsp;</div> <div>2. Select &quot;Enter as a Guest&quot;. It is important that you select the option to enter as a guest.</div> <div>3. Enter your name.</div> <div>4. Click &quot;Enter Room&quot;.</div> <div>5. Click &quot;OK&quot;.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>-------------------------------------------------------</div> <div>For audio</div> <div>-------------------------------------------------------</div> <div>1. Call the toll free call-in number: 1-866-299-3188 (706-758-1822 from outside the U.S.)</div> <div>2. Use Conference Code: 202 343 9185#</div> US: AMO Requests Technical Topics Suitable for a Manufacturing Innovation Institute http://www.r744.com/news/view/5151 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5151 2014-04-18 12:12:29 article The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level (TRL) research and development (R&amp;D) needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges, and shared facility needs to address challenges associated with clean energy manufacturing. The Request for Information (RFI) announced today focuses on advanced manufacturing of pre-competitive technology, especially R&amp;D needs that may be overcome by forming a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Clean energy manufacturing can be broadly considered the making of products and product based value-added services with the potential to significantly enhance energy efficiency, reduce life-cycle energy consumption, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and/or reduce negative environmental impacts. Advanced manufacturing can broadly be considered the making of products and/or product based value-added services for which technology is either critically enabling or provides a relative competitive advantage relative to existing approaches. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders. M&M Refrigeration, Inc. http://www.r744.com/companies/view/M_and_M_Refrigeration http://www.r744.com/companies/view/M_and_M_Refrigeration 2014-04-17 00:00:00 company M&amp;M Refrigeration, Inc. is a provider of industrial refrigeration equipment and controls, offering a complete selection of screw compressor and reciprocating compressor packages, pressure vessels, chiller packages, skid mounted refrigeration packages, microprocessor equipment controllers, and system controls. We also supply forced and induced draft evaporative condensers, stainless steel and aluminum evaporator coils, rooftop critical process air systems, and open or closed circuit cooling towers. RAC Cooling Industry Awards 14 http://www.r744.com/events/view/644 http://www.r744.com/events/view/644 2014-04-17 00:00:00 event <div>Now in its Tenth Anniversary Year, the industry's biggest and most-respected Awards event, the RAC Cooling Industry Awards, champions the leading innovations and environmental successes in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.</div> Epta launches transcritcal and cascade refrigeration packs for supermarkets http://www.r744.com/news/view/5147 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5147 2014-04-16 16:10:16 article <div>Epta Refrigeration unveils CO2 transcritical systems and combined CO2 cascade and R134A refrigerant systems designed to be tailored to individual store requirements.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Also available in large, Eco2Small uses Transcritical CO2 technology and comes with numerous options and accessories, allowing retailers to create their own solution and configure the system for their store, according to Epta.</div> T&Uuml;V certified K65 brazing fittings for high-pressure CO2 systems by Conex | B&auml;nninger&nbsp; http://www.r744.com/news/view/5143 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5143 2014-04-15 17:38:22 article Climate-friendly refrigerant CO<sub>2</sub>, which is becoming increasingly popular in commercial refrigeration, requires components and fittings approved for operating pressures of up to 120 bar. Since 2011 the IBP Group has manufactured specially designed K65 fittings under the Conex | B&auml;nninger brand. Made of high-strength copper alloy, the product line includes bends, tees, reducing nipples, couplings and caps, ideal for use in high-pressure pipeline systems using K65 tubes. Together, the tubes and fittings are a complete certified system widely used in the EU, UK, and Scandinavia. Rivacold http://www.r744.com/companies/view/Rivacold_Italy http://www.r744.com/companies/view/Rivacold_Italy 2014-04-15 00:00:00 company <div>Rivacold was established in 1966, primarily as a supplier of condensing &nbsp;units and hermetic systems to manufacturers of refrigerated counters and cabinets. As a result, through the years, it has reached an important position as a manufacturer and distributor of components and products to the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in general.<br /> <br /> The experience gained and continuous technical research, have culminated in us manufacturing and supplying products which conform with international quality standards. This has resulted in Rivacold becoming a leading company in the manufacture of refrigeration equipment including: condensing units and hermetic systems for commercial applications; packaged and split refrigerating systems; housed condensing units and multi-compressor packs for commercial &nbsp;and &nbsp;industrial applications; production of copper-aluminium heat exchangers and unit coolers.</div> Carly http://www.r744.com/companies/view/carly-sa http://www.r744.com/companies/view/carly-sa 2014-04-15 00:00:00 company <div>Founded in 1923, CARLY has built a solid international reputation. All its products are manufactured in France (Europe), and CARLY can give you the benefit of the know-how it has developed over the years in areas as diverse as metalwork, mechanics, soldering, brazing, assembly, chemistry, etc.<br /> <br /> The CARLY catalogue contains over 1000 references distributed over 40 families, giving you a unique selection of components. These components cover, among others, the following functions: filtration, drying, decontamination, reduction of noise pollution and vibrations, oil regulation, circuit maintenance etc. The breadth and depth of the ranges offered allow you to find in the CARLY selection a very precise response to your application needs.</div> Cool War: Is R1234yf losing the battle of safety? http://www.r744.com/news/view/5141 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5141 2014-04-14 18:17:54 article That the combustion of cooling agent R1234yf releases toxic hydrogen fluoride is not news; however, new information from Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich reveals that in addition to hydrogen fluoride, a considerable amount of carbonyl fluoride is also released when this refrigerant combusts. COF<sub>2</sub> is more toxic and dangerous than HF, and unfortunately, the extent of potential effects are not yet known. Australian Refrigeration Association http://www.r744.com/companies/view/_ara http://www.r744.com/companies/view/_ara 2014-04-14 00:00:00 company The Australian Refrigeration Association (ARA) is a non-profit association comprised of people and organisations that support the Association's objectives particularly from a design, engineering and operating point of view. ARA aims to build a significant membership in all RAC functions and delivers solutions and assistance relevant to all participants in the RAC supply chain including design&amp; assessment, training, commercialisation, installation, operation &amp; maintenance, and disposal.<br /> <br /> <div>The association works with other RAC industry peak bodies, RAC user groups and government (all levels) and education &amp; training bodies to achieve these objectives by focusing on the following drivers:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Awareness</b> &ndash; make the industry, governments and RAC users aware of the need for a comprehensive strategy for sustainability.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Planning</b> &ndash; develop a plan that recognizes the need for industry collaboration and the need for an integrated strategy addressing the following functional dimensions.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Funding</b> &ndash; identify ways to fund the significant activities required and the resources and programs required to deliver safe, efficient and sustainable practices.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Documentation</b> &ndash; compile and make available the many sources of information required to address each RAC sector including standards, codes of practice, training materials, legislation requirements, and research and development requirements.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Training</b> &ndash; develop training systems and resources that address the tens of thousands of people and organisations that will need educational assistance to achieve these outcomes.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Legislation</b> &ndash; identify the legislative tools required and the associated enforcement mechanisms. Recommend and gain the support of the Federal, State and Local Governments recognising the need for nationally consistent policies and practices.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>R&amp;D</b> &ndash; identify the priorities for R&amp;D by sector and programs to address these research needs by accessing both international achievements and domestic research capability.</div> TEKO http://www.r744.com/companies/view/teko-kaeltetechnik http://www.r744.com/companies/view/teko-kaeltetechnik 2014-04-14 00:00:00 company Created in 1982, TEKO provides industrial and commercial heating and cooling solutions, including those using natural refriegrants CO<sub>2</sub>, hdyrocarbons and ammonia. &ldquo;Cool War&rdquo; continues: Standoff between EU and Germany on MAC refrigerant http://www.r744.com/news/view/5133 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5133 2014-04-11 15:41:07 article Lately, the automotive refrigerant rivalry has been heating up, especially in Europe. In January, the European Commission launched infringement proceedings against Germany for its refusal to enforce the MAC Directive, a refusal sparked by tests conducted by Daimler AG on refrigerant R1234yf. Germany has responded with a letter to the European Union. UK&rsquo;s Domestic Renewable Heat Incentives to boost the market for heat pumps http://www.r744.com/news/view/5132 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5132 2014-04-11 13:47:20 article On 9 April 2014, the long-awaited financial incentive for homeowners to switch to renewable heating, was launched in the UK. With guaranteed quarterly payments over a 7-year period for installation of low carbon heating technologies, such as heat pumps, the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is expected to boost the market for heat pumps in the UK. Countdown Ferrymead reopens http://www.r744.com/news/view/5130 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5130 2014-04-11 11:02:20 article 10 April 2014: Countdown Ferrymead will reopen its doors today after it sustained extensive damage in the 2011 earthquake, and had to be subsequently closed and demolished.<br /> <br /> The store, which will be officially opened by Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck, is providing 150 jobs for the community including 112 new faces to the Countdown team.<br /> <br /> New features of the store<br /> <br /> At 4,200 square metres, the new store returns with a larger, more modern shopping experience, providing a wider range of products and services,<br /> <br /> Behind the scenes, the store will also feature a range of environmental initiatives including a CO<sub>2</sub> refrigeration plant system that will give significant energy efficiency benefits. Night blinds on refrigerated cabinets, sliding covers on freezers and energy efficient lighting among other things will also help minimise the store&rsquo;s carbon footprint.&nbsp; India&rsquo;s first water source CO2 electric heat pump (EHP) system installation at milk plant http://www.r744.com/news/view/5124 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5124 2014-04-10 10:41:48 article The first Mayekawa unimo W/W water source electric heat pump (EHP) has been installed at India&rsquo;s second biggest milk, Verka Food Products. It is estimated that the pilot project, which uses CO<sub>2</sub> as the EHP refrigerant, will achieve a primary energy saving of 54% and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 47%.&nbsp; Copper Exhibit Highlights &ldquo;All-Copper&rdquo; Coils, MicroGroove Coils and Heat Pump Coils at the 2014 China Refrigeration Exposition, says International Copper Association http://www.r744.com/news/view/5122 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5122 2014-04-10 09:54:22 article <div>The International Copper Association returns this week to the China Refrigeration Expo to promote the use of MicroGroove technology in air-conditioners, refrigeration systems and heat pumps. In addition, the ICA will promote &ldquo;all copper&rdquo; coils as a means of improving the energy efficiency by inhibiting the grown of microorganisms on heat exchanger coils.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The ICA exhibit this year will be in Booth W1B45. It&rsquo;s the fourth consecutive year that ICA will promote MicroGroove technology at the China Refrigeration Expo. &nbsp;MicroGroove got its start in China when major Chinese OEMs began using smaller-diameter tubes for residential air conditioning applications, including window air-conditioners. These products are now widely available in the global marketplace. OEMS continue to advance the technology, employing MicroGroove tubes in heat pumps as well as refrigeration equipment; and using eco-friendly refrigerants in these systems.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The ICA exhibit will be divided into two sections, highlighting the following technologies: 1) MicroGroove in refrigeration equipment and residential AC products, and 2) the superior long-term performance of antimicrobial &ldquo;all copper&rdquo; coils. &nbsp;Each of these application areas will be promoted under the ICA banner at the China Refrigeration Exposition this year in Beijing, emphasizing the many areas of market penetration for copper tubes.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Antimicrobial Properties</b></div> <div><br /> Coils made with copper fins and copper tubes offer extraordinary antimicrobial properties. These &ldquo;all copper&rdquo; coils prevent various bacteria and fungi from multiplying on coils, thereby inhibiting the buildup of biofilms. Coils stay cleaner for longer periods of time and consequently high levels of heat-transfer efficiency can be maintained for longer periods of time.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>The MicroGroove Advantage</b><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div>ICA continues to sponsor research on refrigeration equipment and air-conditioners at leading universities in China through an industry consortium. Technical papers coauthored by ICA technical staff will be presented at several international conferences this year. These researchers will be on hand at the ICA Booth W1B45 of the China Refrigeration Expo to answer any questions you may have about MicroGroove technology or antimicrobial copper coils. Additionally, new software developed for simulating the performance of coils in refrigeration equipment is now available from suppliers of MicroGroove tubes.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;China continues to pave the way in advancing the use of copper in HVACR applications,&rdquo; said Nigel Cotton, MicroGroove Team Leader for ICA. &quot;These advances are driven by fundamentals, including the capability of making smaller-diameter tubes from copper and copper&rsquo;s inherent antimicrobial properties.&quot;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;Manufacturers want to use less material and MicroGroove allows them to do so,&rdquo; says Wenson Zheng, Deputy Director of Technology for ICA. &nbsp;&ldquo;The consumer benefits from lighter, smaller products that often exceed the performance of comparable products made from larger-diameter tubes. In turn, manufacturers benefit from the reduced material costs and increased performance, while utilizing familiar manufacturing production lines and equipment for copper.&rdquo;</div> Wieland K65 tube system for high-pressure applications http://www.r744.com/news/view/5121 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5121 2014-04-09 17:30:27 article The new K65 tube system from Wieland, made of the high-strength copper alloy, is ideal for high-pressure pipeline systems in CO<sub>2</sub> refrigeration applications. Now available in an additional size, 53,97 x 3,55 mm, the lightweight K65 can reduce the cost of refrigeration systems with operating pressures up to 120 bar. The tubes are also 40% lighter than copper tubes. The K65 system is the only T&Uuml;V certified copper based tube and fitting system available on the market. 7th European Heat Pump Forum http://www.r744.com/events/view/643 http://www.r744.com/events/view/643 2014-04-09 00:00:00 event <div>The 7th edition of the EHPA European Heat Pump Forum will take place in Berlin (at Ellington Hotel) on the 20th of May 2014. This year the focus of the Forum will be heat pump technology in light of the German &quot;Energiewende&quot; and the current EU policy framework. Over the course of three sessions, topics such as:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>Energy markets in transition (Denmark, France, Germany, UK)</li> <li>How to achieve the energy transition with heat pumps (district heating, industrial applications and heat pump solutions for cities)&nbsp;</li> <li>Latest European heat pump market statistics</li> </ul> <div>Taking place in Germany, one of the most important heat pump markets, the EHPA Forum will welcome representatives of manufacturers, universities, industry experts and decision makers at European and national level. For more information please visit the Forum website.&nbsp;</div> CAREL introduces new products for Japanese market at ATMOsphere network Tokyo http://www.r744.com/news/view/5115 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5115 2014-04-08 15:00:51 article <div>Alongside presentations on market trends and policy developments, the third ATMOsphere network Tokyo, organised by shecco Japan in Marunouchi, Tokyo on 2 April, provided participants with the opportunity to learn about CAREL&rsquo;s cutting edge technologies for CO<sub>2</sub> commercial refrigeration. More than 50 delegates attended the CAREL sponsored event, part of a series of informal business networking meetings to promote and accelerate the uptake of natural refrigerant solutions in Japan.</div>