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Industry outlines early reactions to R404A service ban impacts

24 February 2020

This month’s RAC Magazine finds uncertainty over the likely longer-term impacts of the recently introduced first service ban on higher GWP refrigerant as part of F-Gas legislation

A first service and new equipment ban that came into effect on 1 January will limit … It is now illegal to service larger cooling systems with a gas that has a GWP of 2500 or more under the amendments introduced to the EU’s F-Gas … Gregory Pelling, chief executive of HVACR contractor Miramar Engineering, has expressed disappointment over the scope of the service ban. He …

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Smart Commercial Building Market Size, Share, Development by 2024

24 February 2020

Market Overview The global Smart Commercial Building market size is expected to gain market growth in …     Building Management System (BMS)

    Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

    Lighting Control

    Security and Access Control

    Emergency Alarm and Evacuation System …

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Pipe Dredging Machines Market Size, Share, Development by 2024

24 February 2020

Market Overview The global Pipe Dredging Machines market size is expected to gain market growth in …     Pipeline

    Boiler

    Tank Container

    Heating System

    Others

Regions and Countries Level Analysis

Regional analysis is another highly …

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Japanese show cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

24 February 2020

JAPAN: The HVAC&R Japan 2020 exhibition, scheduled to be held from March 3-6, has been cancelled as a result of the … The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association announced the cancellation of the biennial show on Friday. It was due to be …

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Thermosyphon cooler saves over 2,5000,000l of water in 6 months

23 February 2020

USA: A Johnson Controls BlueStream thermosyphon cooler is said to have saved 554,000 gallons (2,518, … The dramatic decrease in water use from the cooling unit installed on the roof of the Sandia National Laboratories’ facility in Albuquerque is seen as …

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Daikin CO2 Conveni-Pack uses new swing compressor

23 February 2020

GERMANY: Daikin used last week’s Euroshop exhibition to present its recently announced Conveni-Pack … in Europe in 2006, Conveni-Pack combines freezing, refrigeration and energy efficient heat pump air conditioning technology for forecourts and convenience stores.

Originally developed using R410A, the CO2 version … The work is being part-funded under the EU’s Natural HVACR 4 LIFE research project.

The new unit adopts a new Daikin swing compressor, specially designed …  

Thanks to the combination of cooling, air conditioning, heating and ventilation functions in one system, the Conveni-Pack requires 40% less floor space. Related stories:

Daikin …

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Daikin set to launch R1233zd chillers

23 February 2020

USA: Daikin Applied is set to introduce its first chillers based on the low GWP HFO refrigerant R1233zd. … , are said to feature the smallest footprints in the industry compared to equipment with the same cooling capacity.  

Chillers employing R1233zd refrigerant are not new. Trane, Carrier, Johnson Controls …

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Govt to axe coal and wet wood for domestic heat

22 February 2020

UK authorities pledge to phase out use of the fuels for heating between 2021 and 2023

The government has announced plans to stop sales of coal and wet wood for …

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Conference explores future technologies

21 February 2020

GERMANY: Bitzer’s new headquarters  in Sindelfingen will be the venue for the sixth Art of Compression … Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, will cover such topics as future developments in heat pump, air conditioning and compressor technology, cybersecurity and future compressor-bearing technologies. 

The event …

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2020 RAC Cooling Industry Awards seeks industry-wide excellence

21 February 2020

New prizes for manufacturing excellence and innovative smaller companies are among the categories that … Two new categories will be contested at this year’s RAC Cooling Industry Awards with the aim of identifying both the Cooling Manufacturer of the Year and Small …

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Renewables top 20%

21 February 2020

EUROPE: Renewable energy accounted for 21.1% of total energy use for heating and cooling in the EU in 2018, a new report reveals.

While this represents a less than 1% increase on 2017, …

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Advanced has new look and new cleaning gels

21 February 2020

UK: Air conditioning and refrigeration cleaning chemicals specialist, Advanced Engineering, has new branding and a new …

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Hoshizaki adopts CO2 on Gram fridges

20 February 2020

UK: Hoshizaki is now integrating CO2 refrigerant technology into its Gram range of refrigerators.

“ … alternative to HFC models and ensures they are perfectly placed to be compliant with the latest EU F-gas regulations.”

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Carrier chillers cool MRI scanner facility

20 February 2020

Three Carrier AquaSnap 30 RBP air-cooled liquid chillers have been installed by mechanical and electrical … The chillers deliver a combined cooling capacity of 900kW, and provide the stable, reliable cooling required to maintain the high-tech …

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Rising stars in refrigeration

20 February 2020

A key reason that Williams supports and encourages apprenticeships is because they form a vital part … apprentices Daniel Walker, Ben Saman and Sam Corlett are all currently undertaking the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning: Refrigeration Level 2 course, whilst Ben Watts is completing the Safety, Health and Environment …

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Tewis compact CO2 transcritical booster system

20 February 2020

SPAIN: Tewis has introduced the Mini NS 21, a compact transcritical booster CO2 refrigeration system for cooling and deep-freezing.

Available in capacities from 25kW to 44kW, the Mini NS21 can have up to two MT …

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MCE 2020 “will run as scheduled”

19 February 2020

ITALY: The organiser of next month’s Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE 2020) exhibition in Milan has … Earlier this month, China Refrigeration Expo 2020, one of the world’s major refrigeration and air conditioning shows was postponed due to the coronavirus. Other shows have been hit by exhibitor cancellations … cancellations, the situation is constantly changing,” a spokesperson for the organiser told the Cooling Post.

“We know that some Chinese companies (we have 256 Chinese out of 2322 stands), will attend …

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Special promotion on Testo's top cameras

19 February 2020

Whether you work in heating or building inspection, the use of a thermal imaging camera can enable you to work faster and more …

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Stiebel Eltron launches R454C heat pump

19 February 2020

GERMANY: Stiebel Eltron has announced the introduction of its first heat pump using lower GWP refrigerant …  

Designed for heating and cooling as well as the production of hot water, the new model is said to be able to provide flow temperatures …

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New England state governors back HFC refrigerant limits

19 February 2020

USA: The New England states of Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have submitted bipartisan … California votes to restrict HFC use  – 31 August 2018 USA: California has voted to pass the California Cooling Act which will restrict the use of high GWP HFC refrigerants and other HFC compounds.  Read more…

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HSE warns on welding safety

18 February 2020

UK: The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reminding employers that they must protect their workers’ … “Employers should be using local exhaust ventilation where effective and provide suitable respiratory protective equipment where necessary to protect …

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EFCTC welcomes action on illegal F-gas trade

18 February 2020

BELGIUM: The fluorocarbon refrigerant manufacturers’ group, EFCTC, has welcomed the European Commission decision to escalate the case against Romania for failing to introduce penalties for breaches of the F-gas regulation.

After Romania failed to act on a letter of formal notice sent last year, the European …

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Airborne water droplets are a big issue, if you catch my drift

18 February 2020

Drift from a cooling tower can be a huge problem. Drift is the aerosol emission of process water from a cooling tower. … airstream, resulting in the drift eliminator being overloaded and water droplets being ejected from the Cooling Tower.

Are your drift eliminators damaged?

Drift Eliminators work by having an available surface …

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Cliff Gills to head up industrial refrigeration sales at Bitzer UK

18 February 2020

Among his responsibilities, Mr Gills will spearhead the roll-out of ?Bitzer UK's ammonia compressor … Mr Gills has many years’ experience in senior management and national sales in the industrial cooling sector, including service with Integral, Johnson Controls and Star Refrigeration.

He said: “?Bitzer …

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Millboard decking, the natural choice for biophilic design

18 February 2020

If you are involved in architecture or landscaping, it’s almost certain that you will have heard the … Natural light, ventilation and plants are staples of biophilic designs, as are unbleached fabrics, images of nature, naturalistic …

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