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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 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:42:47 +0200 http://www.r744.com/rss en-gb Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:42:47 +0200 FMI Energy: Changing requirements seeing greater favour for hydrocarbons and NH3/CO2 cascade http://www.r744.com/news/view/6676 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6676 2015-10-06 10:32:22 article The recent FMI Energy &amp; Store Development Conference in San Diego saw refrigeration executives dissect the current culture for consumption and how this is affecting stores and their subsequent choice of refrigeration equipment and refrigerants, with the flexibility and efficiency of hydrocarbon plug in units leading the charge. compact K&auml;ltetechnik: tailor-made CO2 transcritical booster systems http://www.r744.com/news/view/6675 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6675 2015-10-06 10:01:15 article compact K&auml;ltetechnik has made its name manufacturing tailor-made refrigeration units; included in the company&rsquo;s product portfolio are environmentally friendly CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical booster systems. Torben Hansen to leave role at Advansor&nbsp; http://www.r744.com/news/view/6673 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6673 2015-10-05 17:33:32 article After nearly 10 years as Advansor A/S&rsquo;s Commercial Product Director, Torben Hansen will leave the company at the end of 2015. Grocery store using Emerson compressors, controls proving effective in &lsquo;Hotlanta&rsquo; http://www.r744.com/news/view/6672 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6672 2015-10-05 16:16:59 article A Sprouts Farmers Market in the U.S. state of Georgia is proving that using a CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical refrigeration system in warm climates, even the &lsquo;deep south&rsquo;, can be both effective and energy efficient. DSI manufactures its 4000th vertical freezer http://www.r744.com/news/view/6671 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6671 2015-10-05 14:43:38 article DSI has now manufactured vertical freezer No. 4000 since the company started production 34 years ago; a unit which is destined for a Russian customer. DSI's customer can look forward to decades of quality freezing with No. 4000 because freezer No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 - manufactured back in 1981 - are still in use at the feed production company <i>Fodercentralen Limfjorden</i> in Denmark. <br /> <b><br /> Onshore and offshore</b><br /> <br /> Since DSI began, it has manufactured more than 6000 vertical and horizontal plate freezers for use on board vessels and for land installations all over the world. Since 1981 DSI has developed and improved the design and quality of the freezers and their efficiency, with the automatic loading and unloading systems from Erlinord Machinery. And in the year 2000, DSI introduced the very first CO<sub>2</sub> plate freezers. The company's latest development is a specially designed freezing plate that requires 25-50% less refrigerant without changes in freezing time. G&uuml;ntner opens new plant for commercial units in Romania http://www.r744.com/news/view/6670 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6670 2015-10-05 13:14:27 article The G&uuml;ntner Group is expanding: due to the constantly high workload at the Tata plant in Hungary and the fact that G&uuml;ntner intends to create further market potential specifically in the range of commercial refrigeration, the company has established another manufacturing facility.<br /> <br /> Robert Gerle, Managing Director at G&uuml;ntner, states:<br /> <br /> <blockquote> <div>The new Sibiu/Hermannstadt plant in Romania, specifically designed for manufacturing commercial units, allows us not only to satisfy the steadily increasing demand for energy-efficient and low-noise units but also to achieve the required capacities for the production of industrial units at the Tata plant in Hungary.&quot;</div> </blockquote><br /> <b>State-of-the-art technology, high degree of automation</b><br /> <br /> A covered area of 18,000 m<sup>2</sup> in total ensures sufficient production capacities also at the new location in Sibiu/Hermannstadt. The high quality and efficiency requirements can be met using state-of-the-art production lines and applying a high degree of automation. The test production will start in September already; following a successful test stage, the relocation of production for commercial units from Tata to Sibiu/Hermannstadt will take place in spring 2016.<br /> <br /> <b>Focus on the long term situation including expansion capacities</b><br /> <br /> The Manufacturing Department completed so far comprises three assembly lines for manufacturing commercial units, a powder coating installation and a separate Quality Assurance Department. The capacity utilisation is to be increased step by step; this increase in production goes hand in hand with a further manufacturing relief at the Tata site and with an adjustment to rising sales figures in the Group. The Tata site will focus on manufacturing industrial units in the future. Considering current trends, the area in Sibiu with its 40,000 m<sup>2</sup> is designed in such a way that the plant still has capacities for expansion. This means everything is ready for further positive development.<br /> <br /> <b>Favourable strategic location and good infrastructure</b><br /> <br /> Sibiu/Hermannstadt is one of the most important economic centres of the country and, accordingly, offers a good infrastructure. The new plant is located in the vicinity of the Sibiu International Airport providing excellent connections to Munich, Vienna and other European destinations. <br /> <br type="_moz" /> Commission allocates 2016 quotas to companies selling fluorinated gases http://www.r744.com/news/view/6669 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6669 2015-10-02 10:56:21 article The European Commission has allocated quotas to companies selling hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the EU in 2016. This is the latest step in a gradual reduction in the amount of the climate-warming gases that can be sold in the EU.<br /> <br /> It follows the adoption of the new EU Regulation on fluorinated gases (F-gases) in 2014, which aims to reduce emissions of the gases by two-thirds by 2030 compared to today's levels.<br /> <br /> HFCs, the most common F-gases, are thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>). Companies can see their quotas in the HFC Registry, under the F-gas Portal. Sainsbury's wins 'Retailer of the Year' at the Cooling Awards http://www.r744.com/news/view/6668 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6668 2015-10-02 10:44:48 article Sainsbury's have scooped the prestigious &ldquo;Retailer of the Year&rdquo; award at the Cooling Awards &ndash; the Oscars of the refrigeration and retail industry.<br /> <br /> Judges were impressed with Sainsbury's wide ranging and innovative environmental initiatives, but particularly with its Graphite Programme, which is focused on reducing carbon emissions by 30% by 2020. <br /> <br /> Investing in natural refrigerants, installation of ground source heat pumps and biomass boilers were just some of initiatives that Sainsbury's were commended. California&rsquo;s Air Resources Board releases draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy http://www.r744.com/news/view/6666 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6666 2015-10-01 17:21:13 article The draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy, published 30 September, is now open for the public assessment. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) invites all relevant stakeholders, experts and other interested parties to submit their comments. University patents CO2/HC blend http://www.r744.com/news/view/6665 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6665 2015-10-01 14:19:55 article An Australian university has filed a patent for a CO<sub>2</sub>/hydrocarbon refrigerant blend which lowers CO<sub>2</sub>&rsquo;s freezing point to -78.5&deg;C.&nbsp;Curtin University in Western Australia has found that by adding what has been described as &ldquo;a small amount&rdquo; of &ldquo;a light hydrocarbon agent&rdquo;, CO<sub>2</sub>&rsquo;s triple point could be lowered to -78.5&deg;C at atmospheric pressure.<br /> <br /> The patent holder sees the CO<sub>2</sub> blend&rsquo;s lower triple point making it a useful addition to the list of currently available refrigerants for specialist industrial applications. These currently include the flammable hydrocarbons ethane, which has a boiling point of -89&deg;C and propylene, which has a boiling point of -47.6&deg;C. Hillphoenix receives highest honours at GreenChill awards ceremony http://www.r744.com/news/view/6664 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6664 2015-10-01 13:01:18 article Hillphoenix has earned its fifth EPA GreenChill award, and is the only non-grocery store to receive a GreenChill Store Certification Excellence award for a third straight year. Next level efficiency: Enex&rsquo;s renewed range of CO2 heat pumps http://www.r744.com/news/view/6662 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6662 2015-10-01 10:26:42 article CO<sub>2</sub> heat pumps are now performing more efficiently than ever with Enex&rsquo;s latest technology. Chief Executive Sergio Girotto explains what makes these heat pumps stand out from the competition. New Bronze Partner, TEGA, offers wide range of natural refrigerants http://www.r744.com/news/view/6656 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6656 2015-09-30 16:31:09 article R744.com.com welcomes its newest Bronze Partner, TEGA &ndash; Technische Gase und Gasetechnik GmbH, a prominent refrigerant supplier and service provider based in Germany. Market map shows over 6,500 CO2 transcritical stores worldwide http://www.r744.com/news/view/6657 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6657 2015-09-30 16:29:06 article New research reveals that CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical stores are on the rise in the United States and Canada, while Europe and Japan remain the leading markets for adoption. GreenCooling wins national excellence award http://www.r744.com/news/view/6652 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6652 2015-09-29 14:39:14 article Lancashire based commercial and industrial cooling and refrigeration specialist GreenCooling has scooped the prestigious Excellence in Food Service Award at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards ceremony held at the London Hilton, Park Lane on Wednesday 23<sup>rd</sup> of September.<br /> <br /> The award was won following the submission of detailed technical information and a case studied around the innovative, practical &amp; proven Twin Energy CO<sub>2</sub> unit.&nbsp;The technology is a cutting-system to capture the heat produced by demanding refrigeration systems and use this heat energy to provide heating and hot water elsewhere in the business thus substantially reducing the overall energy demands and carbon emissions in the process.<br /> <br /> The Twin Energy system based around a highly efficient CO<sub>2</sub> system that has the potential to operate across a wide temperature range from 5&deg;C to -20&deg;C in cooling mode and 20&deg;C to 80&deg;C in heating mode with 100% heat recycling. However despite being completely self-contained the Twin Energy unit requires a complete integrated system in order to deliver benefits to the food service sector where the delivery of cooling to highly demanding cold rooms, kitchen and display refrigeration is the main priority along with integrating the high temperature recycled heat in order to achieve the maximum level of cost and carbon savings.<br /> <br /> Gary Broadbent Director at GreenCooling said &ldquo;we are delighted to have won this prestigious award in such a competitive category and we are equally delighted the food service industry is recognising the commercial benefits of effective heat recovery. With energy costs only going one way, this technology is going to become key if businesses want to stay competitive&rdquo;.<br type="_moz" /> <br /> California announces cuts to short-lived climate pollutants at UNEP and CCAC-hosted meeting in New York http://www.r744.com/news/view/6651 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6651 2015-09-29 12:55:32 article Speaking at a meeting hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), California Governor, Edmund G. Brown Jr, today announced sweeping and ambitious cuts to short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), committing to reducing emissions of methane and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 40 per cent and black carbon by 50 per cent over the next fifteen years.<br /> <br /> &quot;To make real change it takes commitment over time, knowledge, cooperation and political will,&quot; Governor Brown said. &quot;It is important for us to have environmental protections that protect Californians, the environment that they love and the environment that helps our economy grow. We will also continue to work with countries like Mexico, India and China to help them deal with air pollution issues.&rdquo;&nbsp; Sobeys tests a new efficiency-measuring tool http://www.r744.com/news/view/6650 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6650 2015-09-28 16:15:33 article In a comparison of two transcritical CO<sub>2</sub>&nbsp;booster systems, the Canadian retailer is using System Efficiency Index (SEI) rather than COP or EER. Technicians gearing up to work with natural refrigerants R717, R744 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6649 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6649 2015-09-28 15:46:30 article GCAP offers training courses for ammonia and CO<sub>2 </sub>based systems following the company&rsquo;s mission statement to &ldquo;Enhance the technology, efficiency, safety and educate the industrial technician through commitment.&rdquo; Senators unveil climate bill ahead of pope's speech http://www.r744.com/news/view/6648 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6648 2015-09-28 15:03:52 article Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) unveiled the upper chamber's first bipartisan climate bill of the year on Wednesday, ahead of the pope's address to Congress.<br /> <br /> The Super Pollutants Act of 2015 comes a day before Pope Francis is expected to discuss climate change in his historic speech to a joint session.<br /> <br /> The bill is intended to encourage federal agencies to work with businesses and nonprofits to adopt new technologies to limit the presence of so-called &quot;super pollutants&quot; in the atmosphere.<br /> <br /> The legislation targets non-carbon dioxide greenhouse contaminants, which include refrigerants from refrigerators, soot from diesel engines and methane leaked by landfills. Intermodal Asia 2016 http://www.r744.com/events/view/904 http://www.r744.com/events/view/904 2015-09-28 00:00:00 event The exhibition will once again welcome the global container and logistics industry's leading names ensuring that an even wider range of products and services will be on show.t-attend event, bringing the Asian intermodal and container industry together. Since its launch in 2014, Intermodal Asia has established itself as the annual meeting place for the industry in Asia.<br /> <br /> The exhibition will once again welcome the global container and logistics industry's leading names ensuring that an even wider range of products and services will be on show.<br /> <br /> Visitors across the 2015 show represented a total of 50+ countries; a truly global audience. <br />