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  • Main figures for the Australian heat pump market

    Sales of heat pumps are increasing in Australia, especially for domestic water heating, in replacement of gas appliances in both existing and new buildings. 

    • Publication date : 2023/11/28
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Germany: Blue Angel ecolabel now includes heat pumps and liquid coolers

    The 2023 edition of the German “Blue Angel” ecolabel now includes domestic heat pumps and “liquid coolers”.

    • Publication date : 2023/09/11
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Spanish heat pump market situation

    The ratio of heat pumps versus mere air conditioning units sold is bigger than 95% in the residential/domestic sector. In the commercial sector, this ratio is 90% approximately.

    • Publication date : 2016/02/15
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • PCM thermal energy storage for indoor environments

    During the IIR PCM 2018 conference which took place on May 21-23 in Orford, Canada, numerous applications of phase-change materials (PCMs) and slurries were presented, including in commercial refrigeration (refrigerated display cabinets), domestic...

    • Publication date : 2018/06/22
  • Japanese households don’t make the most of reversible heat pumps

    Despite a high market penetration, less than half of Japanese households use their reversible heat pumps for heating.

    • Publication date : 2024/02/23
    • Subjects: General information
  • A propane heat pump with compact bionic heat exchangers

    In Germany, Fraunhofer has developed a propane heat pump using compact finned heat exchangers with distribution boxes whose structure is inspired by nature.

    • Publication date : 2018/09/27
  • Markets: Heat Pumps

    - Heat pumps hot in Europe According to the Swedish Heat Pump Association, SVEP, the Swedish market for domestic heat pumps has developed greatly over the last ten years, with over 100 000 heat pumps being sold in 2004. Exhaust air heat...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Alternative Cooling Technologies conference, London, 1st February 2005

    This conference, which was co-sponsored by the UK Institute of Refrigeration and organised commercially by RAC magazine, was well attended with about 140 people present. It was arranged in five sessions. In the first session, speakers from UK...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • CHEs in heat pumps

    In its Annex 33, "Compact Heat Exchangers in Heat Pumping Equipment" issued in September 2010, the Heat Pump Programme details the benefits of using compact heat exchangers (CHEs): . Improved heat exchanger thermal effectiveness: thermal...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Residential CO2 heat pump system for combined space heating and hot water heating

    This paper was presented at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference in Glasgow (Sep. 2004). A theoretical and experimental study was carried out for a residential brine-to-water CO2 heat pump system for combined space heating and hot water heating - a...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/24
  • Heat Pump Programme success

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) launched a Heat Pump Programme in January 2003, which ended in May earlier this year. Ten countries participated in the programme: Austria, Canada, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden, UK and USA. They joined...

    • Publication date : 2005/11/23
  • News from Korea

    The Korean refrigeration and air-conditioning industry is the 4th largest in the world after the United States, China and Japan with USD 14.5 billion annual production in 2006, a figure equivalent to 10.7% of global production. The refrigeration...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Growing uptake of natural refrigerants in commercial refrigeration

    A recent report estimates the number of commercial refrigeration systems using R744 (CO2) or hydrocarbons in Europe and worldwide. 

    • Publication date : 2022/10/17
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Korea: GHP market success

    Korea's first gas engine driven heat pump (GHP) has been successfully commercialized since October 2005 by LS Cable using its own technology. Given the heavy use of air conditioners during the summer months and peak high energy consumption, the...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Magnetic refrigeration: future applications

    The magnetocaloric effect was discovered in 1881 and has been used in cryophysics since the 1930s, but thanks to recent developments in material science, this technology can now be used at room temperature. Several projects involving this...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Ice creams