Refrigeration sector monitoring
Positive impact of recent MEPS on the air conditioner market in China
In June 2023, CLASP published a report highlighting how a recent, more stringent MEPS precipitated the rise of more efficient air conditioners in just two years.
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New freedom for diabetics
A portable refrigerator is designed for storing insulin has been developed and won second prize in the Emhart "create the future" contest. It fits in a jacket pocket and is powered by a rechargeable battery. It uses a Peltier device (heat pump)...
New cryogenic refrigerator to deep-freeze chips
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a compact, solid-state refrigerator capable of reaching very low temperatures (as low as 100 milliKelvin). The refrigerator works using a "sandwich" of normal-...
Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) equipped with CO2 air-conditioning systems
In most automotive air-conditioning systems, fluid, heated by the engine, is circulated through the heater to warm the passenger compartment. However, in FCVs and electric vehicles, a heat source is lacking, as they do not have an internal...
Joint Irish fridge and freezer recycling scheme
Before the implementation, summer 2005, of the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive), Northern Ireland's and Ireland's Environment departments are working together on a scheme to collect, treat and recycle...
2004 Climate Protection Award
Since 1998, the Climate Protection Award is awarded by the US Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of achievements in protecting the Earth's climate. On April 13, 2004, this award was presented to 12 international individuals and...
Sound waves to chill ice cream
On April 15, 2004: "Earth Day", Ben & Jerry's ice-cream producers announced the development of an environmentally friendly thermoacoustic chilling prototype. Following a company-wide audit of Ben & Jerry's refrigeration uses and its impact...
The Air conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) issued a white paper on Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV).
The white paper, entitled "Characterizing the efficiency of energy recovery ventilation and informing the design of HVAC systems", supplements the ARI guideline V: "Calculating the Efficiency of Energy Recovery Ventilation and its Effect on...
The 15th annual Earth Technologies Forum and Mobile Air Conditioning Summit took place on April 13-15, 2004 in Washington DC.
The annual Earth Technologies Forum conference evolved from the International Conference on Ozone Protection Technologies and the International Climate Change Conference & Technologies Exhibition. It provides a comprehensive programme and...
Two outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease are in the news: - Thirteen deaths have occurred among 85 patients who contracted Legionnaires' disease in the northern French prefecture of Pas-de-Calais. The main cause of the outbreak is a cooling tower at...
Directories: European Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Yearbook
This directory enables refrigeration and air-conditioning practitioners to contact manufacturers, contractors, logistics specialists, trade organizations and training centres. email@example.com
Directories: The European and Logistics Association (ECSLA)
The European and Logistics Association (ECSLA) has published its 2003/2004 Atlas. It is a comprehensive directory of European cold-storage enterprises and includes the addresses, contact names and descriptions of over 800 public cold stores...
AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating) has an on-line Industry Directory: search it to find companies, product and service suppliers and companies supplying particular brands.
Briefs: International Congress of Cryosurgery in Beijing in 2005
International Congress of Cryosurgery in Beijing in 2005 On September 12, 2003 the International Society of Cryosurgery (ISC) and the European Society of Cryosurgery (ESC) decided to merge into one society called the International Society of...
Briefs: Automobile air conditioning in China
Germany-based Behr GmbH & Co., Shanghai Automotive Co. Ltd. in China and Sanden Corporation in Japan have set up a joint venture (called Shanghai Sanden Behr) to develop, manufacture and market refrigerant compressors for cars and trucks....
Danfoss has won the 2004 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the refrigeration category for its TN hermetic compressor for CO2. The Innovation Awards, jointly sponsored by ASHRAE and ARI, are designed to encourage innovation and recognise significant...
Briefs: China, Fiji, Jamaica and Senegal
China, Fiji, Jamaica and Senegal have won 2003 Outstanding National Ozone Unit Awards in recognition of their achievements in terms of compliance with their Montreal-Protocol commitments. A panel comprising representatives of the Multilateral...
Briefs: Mr Wankeun Lee
Mr Wankeun Lee has been appointed new Chairman of KRAIA, the Korea Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association.
Briefs: Dr Guy Hundy
Dr Guy Hundy took over from John Ellis as President of the Institute of Refrigeration (UK) as of April 2004. The IIR wishes him a very successful term and congratulates John Ellis on his fine achievements.
Prof. Boris Adolfovitch Minkus died on February 12, 2004. Aged almost 100, Prof. Minkus was a founder of and taught at the Odessa State Academy of Refrigeration (Ukraine). He was a renowned specialist in the field of absorption refrigeration. He...
IIR Member news: Stef-TFE
Stef-TFE, one of Europe's largest providers of logistics to the chilled, frozen and temperate goods sectors and a corporate member of the IIR, has 12 000 employees, an annual turnover of over 1200 billion €, 48 cold-storage installations with a...
IIR Member news: Nordic news
Leif Amdahl has been appointed Secretary General of the Norwegian Society of Heating, Air Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers (a corporate member of the IIR). The First Norwegian HVAC Education Award was presented to Johnny N. Holst for his work...
IIR Member news: Picard is 30
Picard Surgelés, a corporate member of the IIR, is celebrating its 30th anniversary and is offering customers a 30% discount on a range of delectable foods, including a creative festive pack of 30 macaroons in a variety of flavours. With over 500...
IIR Member news: Coolthinking
Download a free copy of Coolthinking, a newsletter produced by Dehon Service, a corporate member of the IIR. Coolthinking provides news on Dehon's products and certain regulations.
IIR Member news: Cool drinks in Mexico
SIG Simonazzi, a corporate member of the IIR, has opened a state-of-the-art installation in the Guadalajara Technology Park in Mexico. The plant is not only used to produce beverages, it also houses offices, training premises and warehouses. SIG...
- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is found in many parts of the world (e.g. Algeria, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar and Trinidad and Tobago), with the largest reserves in the Middle East. Worldwide, there are...