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, 21 Aug 2014 16:01:19 +0200 http://www.r744.com/rss en-gb Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:01:19 +0200 US EPA to meet stakeholders on proposed rule to limit use of certain HFCs http://www.r744.com/news/view/5607 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5607 2014-08-21 15:24:29 article On 27 August 2014, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is organising a public hearing to discuss the proposed rule that could prohibit the use of certain high-GWP HFCs in certain applications where safe and energy efficient low-GWP refrigerants, such as R744 already exist. In addition, HVAC&amp;R companies, associations and other relevant stakeholders are encouraged to provide comments to the EPA before 6 October 2014. Use CO2 To Cool Refrigerators http://www.r744.com/news/view/5600 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5600 2014-08-20 09:38:43 article Tomorrow's commercial refrigeration systems, such as those in supermarkets, could be cooled by carbon dioxide instead of hydrofluorocarbons.<br /> <br /> Hydrofluorocarbons are a greenhouse gas that is nearly 4,000 times more potent than CO<sub>2</sub> and a future with less of them could be important because millions of pounds of HFCs leak into the environment every year, said Brian Fricke, a researcher in Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Building Equipment Research Group. <br /> <br /> To address the problem, Fricke and colleagues are experimenting with CO<sub>2</sub> and other refrigerants, including a hydrofluoroolefin called R1234yf. <br /> <br /> While by definition CO2 has a global warming potential of 1, the hydrofluoroolefin's is 4, so both are far less harmful to the environment than HFCs with a rating of 3,900. Still, while CO2-based systems work well in cold climates, they aren't as efficient in warmer climates, so Fricke is experimenting with various approaches to address the limitation.&nbsp; UPDATE: ATMOsphere Asia returns in February 2015 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5596 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5596 2014-08-19 16:39:32 article After a successful first edition, ATMOsphere Asia will again bring together leading Asian and international HVAC&amp;R industry experts to discuss the latest natural refrigerant technology innovations, market trends and regulatory issues. The conference will take place from 3-5 February in Tokyo, Japan. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">+ Registration for ATMOsphere Asia 2015 is now open.</span> The first CO2 cold storage in northwestern China with 100,000 ton refrigerating capacity &nbsp; http://www.r744.com/news/view/5595 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5595 2014-08-19 16:20:29 article A contract to install the first CO<sub>2</sub> cold storage in northwestern China was signed in Lanzhou on 27 June. The cold storage, to be built in 2015, will have a 100,000-ton refrigeration capacity. The project demonstrates the fast growth of cold logistics in northwestern China.&nbsp; Seeking innovative technology case studies for the European market http://www.r744.com/news/view/5593 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5593 2014-08-18 12:07:41 article ATMOsphere Europe is back and looking for the most innovative technology case studies to exhibit at its 6th event. The conference, which will take place from 16-17 March 2015 in Brussels, Belgium, is now accepting case studies focused on commercial, light commercial, industrial and transport refrigeration, as well as air conditioning, heat pumps and new areas of applications, in particular applications in the warmer climates of Southern Europe. <b><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">The deadline for case study submissions is 15 December 2014</span></b><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><b>.</b></span> Lu-Ve opens Indian subsidiary http://www.r744.com/news/view/5591 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5591 2014-08-18 10:33:57 article Lu-Ve Group has created a new trading company in India to strengthen its operations in a booming market.&nbsp;The Italian heat exchanger manufacturer has had a representative office in India since February 2011 but now intends to strengthen its operations in the country with the establishment of Lu-Ve Corporation India Private Limited. Busy HVACR Professionals Can Now Access Emerson Climate Technologies Online Product Database from Mobile Phones http://www.r744.com/news/view/5589 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5589 2014-08-14 17:32:06 article On-the-go HVACR professionals now have access to the popular Online Product Information (OPI) database for Copeland&trade; compressors from Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR). The new Copeland&trade; Mobile application provides access to both air conditioning and refrigeration products used in a variety of HVACR applications. CO2&nbsp;supermarket snapshot: North American and Chinese markets http://www.r744.com/news/view/5587 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5587 2014-08-14 14:18:46 article Market development expert shecco is looking for input to create new, widely-requested CO<sub>2</sub> supermarket maps to include in its upcoming market research publications. shecco&rsquo;s GUIDE series has become a key source of data on the use of natural refrigerants for the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. shecco is currently drafting two new GUIDEs to evaluate and analyse the North American and Chinese markets for natural refrigerants.&nbsp; Zero Zone Introduces ColdLoop Subcritical Refrigeration System http://www.r744.com/news/view/5578 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5578 2014-08-13 14:49:37 article The Zero Zone ColdLoop CO<sub>2</sub> Subcritical System is now available for food retailers who want a reliable, efficient refrigeration system to cool their food display cases, but one that won&rsquo;t be harmful to the environment and the ozone layer, say Zero Zone officials. Retailers ColdLoop-Subcritical-CO<sub>2</sub>-System now have an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional refrigeration systems, which use large amounts of Freon in the process of cooling. The new ColdLoop CO<sub>2 </sub>Subcritical System minimizes the use of HFC refrigerants in favor of CO<sub>2</sub>, a readily available refrigerant that has a GWP (Global Warming Potential) of 1, the lowest GWP available, and is considered the baseline by which all other Green House Gases are measured, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.<br /> <br /> Carl Petersen, Marketing and Advertising Manager for Zero Zone, noted, &ldquo;we are pleased to introduce this advanced technology to Zero Zone customers throughout the Americas. We are also proud to announce that our very first installation of this innovative system, at a Whole Foods Market in Southern California (Castro), has received a major recognition from the EPA&rsquo;s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership. That particular Whole Foods Market has been awarded Platinum Certification, GreenChill&rsquo;s highest level of certification and one shared by only 4 other stores in the United States.&rdquo;<br /> Guangdong Province energy saving and environmental protection development goal: 600 billion RMB by 2015 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5577 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5577 2014-08-13 12:16:01 article <p class="p1">By 2015, the total energy saving and environmental protection industry development goal will reach a capacity of 600 billion RMB. As a step toward 12th Five-Year Plan in reducing carbon emissions, the province will nurture companies that are engaging in energy saving and environmental protection. In promoting high efficiency energy saving technologies, it aims to fasten the development of technologies such as natural refrigerant technology and high efficiency air conditioners. The goal is to make environmental protection industry as one of the province&rsquo;s new main industries, by having 10 companies with more than 5 billion RMB, and 50 companies with more than 1 billion RMB annual output. (Continue in Chinese).</p> Kaori Partners with R744.com offering Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers for CO2 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5574 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5574 2014-08-12 14:39:33 article Kaori Heat Treatment Co. Ltd., is a leading thermal management technologies company based in Taiwan. In-line with the company&rsquo;s mission to provide world markets with environmentally friendly and energy efficient solutions for HVAC, refrigeration, heat recovery, green energy, and other industries, the company has added a new CO<sub>2</sub> brazed plate heat exchanger to its product portfolio, to be launched soon on R744.com. Coca Cola Japan: 60,000 super saving CO2 vending machines installed; fleet to be completely HFC-free by 2020 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5571 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5571 2014-08-11 17:16:42 article Coca Cola Japan has announced it has already installed 60,000 units of its super saving CO<sub>2</sub> vending machines. The company aims to reach 83,000 units on the market by the end of the second year, doubling the rate of installations in the first year. By 2020, the company&rsquo;s vending machine fleet will be completely HFC-free and more than 50% of the fleet will consist of super saving CO<sub>2</sub> vending machines. Solutions for Asia &ndash; call for case studies ATMOsphere Asia 2015 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5570 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5570 2014-08-11 16:43:30 article After a successful first event, ATMOsphere Asia returns to Tokyo, Japan from 3-5 February 2015. The ATMOsphere Review Panel has officially issued a Call for Case Studies seeking innovative, natural refrigerant based case studies for a variety of applications including commercial, light commercial, industrial and transport refrigeration, heat pumps, air conditioning and new areas of application. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">The deadline for abstract submissions is 01 December 2014.</span> UK Government urged to support companies developing low-carbon products http://www.r744.com/news/view/5569 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5569 2014-08-11 14:49:29 article The Energy and Climate Change Committee scrutinised the Government&rsquo;s performance in creating greater incentives for firms to develop low carbons technologies and found that the resources allocated by the Government to support companies do not match its level of policy ambition in this area. VTech Process Equipment http://www.r744.com/companies/view/Vtech_Process http://www.r744.com/companies/view/Vtech_Process 2014-08-11 00:00:00 company VTech is a Process equipment manufacturer serving OEMs in the Refrigeration and A/C industry. VTech combines over 50 years of experience in equipment design, manufacture and process engineering of HVAC&amp;R assembly lines. The company's product range includes leak detection, pre-evacuation, refrigerant charging and supply, electrical and performance tests.<br /> Master http://www.r744.com/companies/view/grouper_Master http://www.r744.com/companies/view/grouper_Master 2014-08-11 00:00:00 company Master offers a large variety of air conditioning, heating, air quality and geothermal systems as well as the finest technological energy efficiency products offered throughout our network of about 350 independent dealers.<br type="_moz" /> Chinnok Refrigeration http://www.r744.com/companies/view/chinook_Refrigeration http://www.r744.com/companies/view/chinook_Refrigeration 2014-08-11 00:00:00 company Chinnok Refrigeration is a commercial refrigeration and air conditioning company.<br /> Their scope of work encompasses warehouse and supermarkets refrigeration, bulding heating and air conditioning, walk-in refrigeration system, enviromental control system and computerized monitoring services.<br type="_moz" /> UN releases Ban Ki-moon climate summit plan http://www.r744.com/news/view/5567 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5567 2014-08-08 10:43:12 article <div>Heads of state speeches are set to take up half of Ban Ki-moon&rsquo;s climate summit on September 23, with the remaining time focused on finance, cities, farming and energy.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A scenario document issued by Ban&rsquo;s office reveals around 200 leaders will make simultaneous announcements in three separate rooms from 1015-1315 on the day.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Secretary General wants governments to come armed with deliverable climate initiatives, either in the form of financial sweeteners or examples of domestic carbon cutting action.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This will be followed by a &lsquo;Private Sector Forum&rsquo; lunch lasting 1 hour 45 minutes, where business leaders will discuss climate initiatives with government officials.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The packed schedule highlights the immense challenge the UN faces in cramming in various themes and sectors into one day of talks.</div> Edeka Brinkmann starts brand new http://www.r744.com/news/view/5566 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5566 2014-08-08 10:23:07 article Three months ago, Axel Brinkmann and his sister Sigrid Petzold were in an awkward position. After a smouldering fire during the night of Good Friday, goods, walls and ceilings of their store were totally sooted. Brinkmann and Petzold were forced to close the store and extensively renovate. After successful refurbishment including refrigerated display cases using CO<sub>2</sub>, the supermarket re-opened on 5. August. CO2 heat pumps save 37-50% electricity in railway stations in China&rsquo;s cold regions &nbsp; http://www.r744.com/news/view/5565 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5565 2014-08-07 15:42:58 article Two demonstration projects of CO<sub>2</sub> heat pumps (HP) in Chinese railway stations in cold regions reveal that even under temperatures as low as -25&deg;C, CO<sub>2</sub> HP reached higher coefficient of performance (COP) than conventional electric boilers and heaters. The CO<sub>2</sub>-based systems achieved electricity savings of approximately 37-50% in the two cases as compared to conventional technologies, while providing additional functionalities such as space heating and air-conditioning.&nbsp;