Briefs: Embraco's new miniature compressor

In Newsletter No. 35, we reported on research, especially at Purdue University, on the design of miniature evaporators and compressors. Still in the testing phase, but already considered a technological innovation, Embraco's new miniature compressor (one model fits in the palm of the hand) can be used in a range of applications, such as information technology, telecommunications, equipment for the medical and military areas, among others. It uses R-600a or R-134a as a refrigerant. The product is forecast to be available on the market in March 2010.