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  • Use of all-aluminum coils increasing

    All-aluminum heat exchanger coils called microchannel coils have been used in the automotive industry for over 20 years, but the technology – which uses an all-aluminium brazed fin construction – has been applied to the HVAC&R industry only...

    • Publication date : 2014/10/08
  • Heat exhangers: what's new?

    Nanotechnology: the future of heat exchangers? The US Department of Energy has awarded contracts to improve energy efficiency. One such contract, awarded to TIAX, a technology development company, through the Small Business Innovation...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Out of the ordinary: Robots pack frozen food

    In continuation of its range of "Ready to Pack" modules and machines, Cermex has just developed a new version of a wrap-around case packer. Presented at Interpack 2008 the robots load cartons or flow-packed aluminium trays of frozen food either...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • Ice cube?

    A giant ice cube has appeared in Minneapolis and isn't going to melt. Described by its Swiss architect, Jacques Herzog, as "A big ice cube for Ice City," the cube is in fact an extension to the Walker Art Center. The icy appearance of the recently...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Briefs: AHR Exposition Award

    This year the winner of AHR Exposition Award was Delphi Corp.'s innovative micro channel evaporator, capable of performing both cooling and heating functions for residential or commercial settings. It is highly efficient as it uses a compact...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Trends and Figures: Increase in AC prices in Asia

    According to 2 articles in JARN, the prices of air conditioning are starting to show the effects of the rising raw materials prices, including those of copper, steel and aluminium. There are claims that the prices of these essential metals, in...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Pioneering CO2 road vehicles

    Aldi Süd, Germany's biggest supermarket chain, is investing in new road transportation for frozen food and beverages with a view to promoting CO2. The next-generation vehicles will go into serial production after being exhibited at the Frankfurt...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Radiative Cooling in the Sub-Saharan Desert

    A new way of lowering temperatures without using electricity has recently been developed. Iterrae, a French company, has discovered a way of using radiative cooling, a phenomenon that takes place at night, when the Earth is cooled by the 0 K...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Better air in planes - at last!

    A series of technical changes is making it possible to improve the quality of cabin air in airplanes which until now has been invariably dry and poor in oxygen. The reason: the air was derived from the jet engines. This so-called "bleed air" is...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Cryogenics 2021 highlights: applications of liquid nitrogen

    Cryopreservation of biological materials to favour biodiversity and cooling of superconducting cables to allow transmission of electrical energy with zero resistance are key applications of liquid...

    • Publication date : 2022/01/28
  • Radiative cooling: smart materials to switch from heating to cooling

    Researchers have developed a radiative thermal management device, composed of several layers of reflective/absorbent materials, capable of switching between heating and cooling...

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • IIR GL2020 conference: Range of CO2 applications

    Almost half of the presentations at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen conference in Kyoto focused on CO2, in commercial refrigeration systems but also in many other applications. Overview of these...

    • Publication date : 2021/01/26
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Refrigeration innovations for the avocado market

    The booming global avocado market calls for increasing standards of quality. Refrigeration technologies offer cutting-edge solutions for fruit ripening and seed preservation for future crops.

    • Publication date : 2020/10/22
  • Fake refrigerants cause havoc

    A series of reefer explosions could have been caused by impure refrigerants

    • Publication date : 2012/03/19
  • Incidents with fake refrigerants

    Incidents involving fake refrigerants have hit the headlines on various occasions recently. The incidents often involve R40 (methyl chloride), a hazardous chemical compound, or other substances.

    • Publication date : 2012/08/17
  • News from IIR members: Linde Gases

    Linde Gases recently signed an agreement with Stena Aluminium in Sweden for the installation of its low-temperature oxyfuel technology. Stena is a major aluminium producer and will boost productivity thanks to the Oxyfuel solution: the technology...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers
  • Additive manufacturing of regenerators for caloric cooling

    In many areas of engineering, additive manufacturing allows the production of complex and multifunctional products that could not be manufactured using traditional methods. In the...

    • Last update : 2022/09/16
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)