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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) 2014 R744.com RSS2Writer Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:40:42 +0200 http://www.r744.com/rss en-gb Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:40:42 +0200 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; The buzz about CO2 compressors at Chillventa 2014 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5802 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5802 2014-10-21 19:15:05 article With a record breaking 30,000+ visitors, Chillventa 2014 proved to be a key meeting place for refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump industry players. Leading manufacturers such as GEA Refrigeration Technologies, Dorin, Bitzer, Emerson Climate Technologies, Frascold and Howden were on site to present their latest CO<sub>2</sub> compressor innovations. Record-breaking chill with CO2 systems http://www.r744.com/news/view/5800 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5800 2014-10-21 18:57:32 article The Chillventa 2014 event broke a number of records in Nuremburg this year, including gathering a remarkable number of exhibitors active in natural refrigeration, and in particular using climate friendly CO<sub>2</sub>. In part one of our Chillventa reporting R744.com looks at the CO<sub>2</sub> systems on show. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); ">+ PHOTOS</span> Future CO2 research should focus on system development for big industrial and very small size applications http://www.r744.com/news/view/5791 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5791 2014-10-17 12:14:53 article <div>Christian Heerup from the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) presented two papers related to CO<sub>2</sub> refrigeration at the last Gustav Lorentzen Conference in Hangzhou, China: &ldquo;Vortex flow sensor in CO<sub>2</sub> refrigeration system&rdquo; and &ldquo;Load shifting by ice storage in retail CO<sub>2</sub> systems.&rdquo; R744.com sat down with Heerup to discuss the CO<sub>2</sub> systems&rsquo; new areas of application and the remaining challenges for CO<sub>2</sub> refrigeration technologies.</div> UNFI Opens Hudson Valley Distribution Center - Designed to Achieve LEED&reg; Gold Certification http://www.r744.com/news/view/5789 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5789 2014-10-17 11:41:15 article UNFI has opened a 500,000 square foot distribution center in Montgomery, New York that will serve its growing Metro New York, Long Island and New York customers. The facility was designed and constructed using sustainable practices, and is expected to achieve LEED&reg; (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification.<br /> <br /> The distribution center will be the second largest in UNFI's East Region, and will allow the company to enhance efficiencies, improve productivity through best-in-class warehousing and inventory control systems, lower operating costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Features include CO<sub>2</sub> refrigeration systems, robust refrigerated cooler and freezer capacity, and increased cold chain integrity.<br /> <br /> Highlights of the sustainable design elements include:<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>Water use reduction of 45% compared to typical comparable building</li> <li>Energy use reduction of 26% compared to typical comparable building</li> <li>75% of construction waste diverted from landfill</li> <li>Building materials contain 30% recycled content</li> <li>30% of building materials from regional sources</li> </ul> Exclusive video interview with Brent Bullard of Raley's Supermarkets http://www.r744.com/news/view/5785 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5785 2014-10-16 17:51:44 article At ATMOsphere America 2014, R744.com reporters had the opportunity to chat with Brent Bullard, refrigeration engineer at Raley&rsquo;s Supermarket, about his thoughts on the future of natural refrigerants in the North American food retail sector. enEX appoints Green Cooling as UK distribution partner http://www.r744.com/news/view/5783 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5783 2014-10-16 11:32:17 article The Italian manufacturer enEX, which is recognised as one of the leaders in the design and manufacture of packaged CO<sub>2</sub> refrigeration equipment, has appointed Green Cooling as their UK distribution partner.<br /> <br /> Green Cooling&rsquo;s management team has extensive experience within both the CO<sub>2</sub> and Hydrocarbon refrigeration sectors from both design and installation perspectives. This experience is driving the impressive growth of Green Cooling within the specialist area of natural and low global warming refrigeration. Viessmann launches new CO2 evaporator http://www.r744.com/news/view/5782 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5782 2014-10-16 11:27:36 article The high tech refrigeration and cold storage manufacturer Viessmann increases its product offering by launching the EWAP- CO<sub>2</sub> evaporator, which is fast to assemble and easy to maintain. The company has launched a new evaporator, which uses CO<sub>2</sub> as refrigerant, making it compliant with the latest F gas regulations, as well as energy efficient and environmentally friendly, fast to assemble and easy to maintain. Excellent operation in CO2 applications with new Danfoss pressure transmitter http://www.r744.com/news/view/5779 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5779 2014-10-15 12:13:01 article At Chillventa 2014 in Nuremburg, Germany, Danfoss Industrial Automation will introduce a new high-pressure sensor, the MBS 8250, specially designed for use in food retail applications to ensure excellent operation of refrigeration systems using natural refrigerant CO<sub>2</sub> and even lower the total cost of ownership.