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  • Solar panels and a "water battery" to provide chilled water for air conditioners in an Australian university

    The University of the Sunshine Coast, in Australia, has announced plans to install a giant "water battery" run by 5,800 solar panels to provide chilled water for air conditioning.

    • Publication date : 2018/07/09
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    Chilled water cooling pads to reduce heat stress in pigs

    A team of scientists at Purdue university in the USA has developed cooling pads to keep pigs cool and reduce the impact of heat stress on milk output and piglet...

    • Publication date : 2023/11/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Some advice for prolonging water chiller life.

    Brent Hall, a temperature control specialist, gives six water treatment tips for lasting chillers performances.

    • Publication date : 2017/03/07
  • The water chillers market within the EMEA (Europe Middle East & Africa) zone

    Like in 2013, the largest market is the Middle East (2.57 millions of kW ) followed by Germany (2.48 millions of kW ), France (2.36 millions of kW ) and Italy (2.29 millions of kW ).

    • Publication date : 2016/03/09
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Data centers: cooling technologies and trends

    Over the next five to ten years, the use of traditional computer room air-conditioning units is expected to drop dramatically as data centres opt for a combination of free cooling, liquid cooling and chilled-water cooling.

    • Publication date : 2015/11/26
  • Briefs: Cool job

    Cooling Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building is not without its challenges. The huge cooling plant designed by ETA M&E's district cooling division supplies chilled water for the Burj Dubai, Dubai Mall and two 5-star hotels. Inside the Burj...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Briefs: Chilled beams take off

    Several MIT buildings now boast what looks like slim, fin-tubed radiators in ceiling cavities. These cooling devices are chilled beams. They use water, not air, to remove heat from a room. The potential energy reduction of using chilled beams...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Briefs: Energy-efficient district cooling in Paris

    The chilled-water urban cooling network in Paris, run by Climespace is made up of 6 plants and chilled water storage systems, with a 250 MW total refrigerating capacity and distribution temperatures from 0.5°C-4°C. Two different technical...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Chillers: efficiency takes off

    Chillers are key refrigerating systems since, according to the Department of Energy, in the US, they account for about 13% of the power consumed by the nation's buildings and 9% of the overall demand for electric power. Examples below illustrate...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Out of the Ordinary: Pandas

    Funi and Wang Wang, a couple of giant pandas, are star attractions at Adelaide Zoo in Australia. To keep them cool during South Australia's hot summers, chilled glass-reinforced rocks, air conditioning and waterfalls have been installed. The...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • Out of ordinary: Skiing under a hot desert sun

    What has been referred to as one of the "biggest refrigerators in the world", Dubai's indoor winter sports centre, designed by Acer Snowmech Consultants, spans 170 000 m3, defying nature and a stifling hot desert sun. In order to create an ideal...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Out of the ordinary: Keeping clay soldiers (relatively) cool

    The largest group of terracotta figures ever lent by China was on display at the British Museum until April 6, 2008. The Chinese government required the 20 warriors to be kept at temperatures of 22°C + 2°C and at humidity levels of 45% RH + 8%, a...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Brief: Protrait of an optimal system

    With looming commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, energy efficiency in buildings, including in art galleries, is essential. Paintings not only require an aesthetic environment, but one in which the air temperature and humidity is controlled. The...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Paris district cooling is growing

    A presentation of the Paris district cooling system by François Dupoux, President-General Director of Climespace (operator of the district cooling system) during the IIR-AFF centenary conference in Paris attracted a lot of interest. Many...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Mine cooling

    Cooling the world's deepest single-shaft mine: cooling Anglogold Mponeng gold mine in Gauteng, South Africa, is a challenge - the mine is 3.68 km deep and without cooling, temperatures can reach 60°C at the mine face. Six 3.5 MW Eco-Vim...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Cryogenic nitrogen in the food and beverage industry

    The adoption of cryogenic processes in the food and beverage industry is predominantly driven by liquid nitrogen (LIN), and it is the preferred candidate for food chilling and...

    • Last update : 2023/11/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

    From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this...

    • Last update : 2023/06/30
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • Nanorefrigerants

    Nanorefrigerants are created by adding nanoparticles in suspension to a base refrigerant. They have a thermal conductivity that is 15% to 104% higher than that of the corresponding...

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Nanofluids