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  • Toshiba offers rugby tickets for R22 survey.

    Toshiba conducts market research on R22 systems within the UK and Ireland.

    • Publication date : 2015/02/02
  • Markets: Frozen Foods - China

    China has a clearly positive foreign trade balance. According to UbiFrance it represented 1.2 billion € in 2004. Imports are mainly centred on sea foods because of foreign companies, in particular from the USA, outsourcing their activity to China...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Briefs: Superchilling keeps fish fresh longer

    Scientists at the Norwegian Institute of Technology SINTEF have found that the superchilling of fish or meat between -1 to -3°C combines the extended life of freezing while retaining the fresh taste that chilling provides; it also reduces storage...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Brief: 12th c-dig meeting

    Uusikaupunki in Finland was the setting for the 12 th c-dig meeting in April 2005 attended by 55 delegates. Roughly half the presentations were by Finnish companies, reflecting the tremendous focus on carbon dioxide in the region in recent years....

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Welcome to the automated warehouse of the future

    When fully up and running, Ocado’s warehouse in Andover, UK, will process 3.5 million items or around 65,000 orders every week thanks to a thousand robots.

    • Publication date : 2018/11/22
  • Vegan ice cream soon to be launched

    Known for its dairy filled pints of ice cream, Ben and Jerry’s will soon try vegan ice cream.

    • Publication date : 2015/12/08
  • Refrigerant contamination

    In its "White Paper: Reports of R134a Contaminated with R40 and Other Refrigerants”, AHRI suggests that in addition to R40 and R22, R142b, R152a, and R12 have also been found mixed with R134a in newly filled refrigerant cylinders marked as...

    • Publication date : 2013/06/18
  • Hydrogen highways

    Stuart Energy Systems Corporation, a Canadian company, has exported over 1100 hydrogen systems to over 100 countries. Stuart recently won a major contract with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) in the US. Stuart will supply...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Briefs: Fill ’er up with hydrogen!

    The Linde Group, a corporate member of the IIR, recently inaugurated its Hydrogen Centre in Loohhof, near Munich. The 3-million € centre brings the hydrogen highway system a step closer to an economic reality and will serve as a filling station...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • New developments in cryogenic storage

    An innovating solution for cryogenic storage of products has been patented and marketed. This system makes it possible to store products at -190°C in a totally dry environment without using liquid nitrogen in the storage space. The risks inherent...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/14
  • Briefs: Thermoacoustics for air conditioning

    The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), is developing a new form of refrigeration for cooling at room temperature, based on thermoacoustics, which was previously used only for cryogenic temperatures. The technology PARC developed is claimed to...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • US HVACR sector news

    - According to the US Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics, heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers held about 249 000 jobs in 2002 in the US. This sector has the fastest expected growth rate in the...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/10
  • Briefs: Accessible and free evaporative solution

    A simple and ingenious utensil, the zeer pot, makes it possible to extend the shelf life of produce for several days and is becoming very popular in Africa. The system was invented by Mohammad Bah Abba, a Nigerian teacher and consultant to the...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • 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
  • Ice storage

    The Paris Palais des Congrès, a vast building comprising a Congress centre, a hotel and a shopping mall is equipped with an ice storage system allowing it to optimize its power-bill management in winter, but also to shave summer peaks and to...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • 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