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  • Nestlé Japan’s Himeji factory’s natural gas cogeneration system

    Nestlé Japan's Himeji factory's natural gas cogeneration system has won the 9th New Energy Award in recognition of its high degree of innovation. The Himeji plant is used to produce soluble coffee cryogenically and has high energy efficiency (92%,...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Plans for a floating LNG factory

    This new type of floating factory could give access to off-shore reserves, without the use of long and expensive ocean-bed pipelines

    • Publication date : 2012/04/23
  • Plans to save Grimsby Ice Factory

    An irreplaceable piece of industrial refrigeration history is endangered

    • Publication date : 2011/11/17
  • Grimsby ice factory preservation plans

    Some of the historic ice-making equipment in the derelict Grimsby Ice Factory is to be removed in planned remedial work to prevent further damage to the crumbling building.

    • Publication date : 2022/01/13
  • Grimsby Ice Factory on Europe's "most at risk" list

    The Grimsby Ice Factory in England has been marked as one of the seven most threatened heritage sites in Europe for 2018.

    • Publication date : 2018/04/19
  • Chill factorE

    Chill factorE, the UK's longest and the world's widest indoor ski slope (180 m long and 100 m wide), also featuring a separate luge slope, has opened in Manchester. In the GBP 31 million facility, snow is produced at night: the air is lowered to...

    • Publication date : 2008/01/23
  • Irregularities found in Chinese factories using ammonia

    Thirteen factories have been penalized for failing liquid ammonia safety checks following the leak at Weng’s cold storage plant that killed 15 people last August.

    • Publication date : 2013/12/18
  • A ship sinks due to refrigeration failure

    Three years ago, in April 2001, a factory freezer trawler, the Fame, sank off the coast of Labrador, Canada. According to a recent report by a provincial Transportation Safety Board, the ship sank due to a chain of events, eventually flooding the...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/25
  • Secondary refrigerants strike back

    With the F-gas Regulation's stringent demands on fluorinated refrigerant leakage control, the use of secondary refrigerants such as ethylene glycol is coming into vogue. Recently, when opening a new Mexican food factory, Discovery Foods, a British...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Legionnaires’ disease

    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...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Trends: air conditioning: US

    According to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), there was a sharp rise of 73% in US factory shipments of central air-conditioners and air-source heat pumps, totalling 7 387 173 units shipped between October 2004 and the same...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Bradbury in split condition

    Australian Winter Olympic gold medallist speed skater Steven Bradbury is trying his hand at HVAC. Retired from the sporting arena as the first Australian to take home gold in the Winter Olympics, he set up ASG AIR 18 months ago with two friends to...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/24
  • Brief: CFC- and HFC-free refrigerators now in Brazil

    At the beginning of December 2004, Brazil 's first CFC and HFC-free refrigerator rolled off the BSH Bosh und Siemens Hausegeräte GmbH production line. Following implementation for several years in Europe , then in Australia , China , India and...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • 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
  • Briefs: TimeTemp

    The Norwegian manufacturer TimeTemp has developed an innovative, small self-adhesive label attached to food products. The company says its innovative shelf life indicator is able to precisely measure the freshness of food items as they pass...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Environmental impact of the ice cream industry

    This summary document describes the environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing, which is mainly due to the energy consumption and refrigerants used.

    • Last update : 2022/11/17
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
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    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 : 2022/10/12
    • 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
  • 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 : French, English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction
  • 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 : French, English
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)