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  • CO2 heat pump with variable-displacement compressor/expander in the pipeline

    This CO2 heat pump will use oil-free variable-load compressor and variable expander technology, currently tested at Purdue University’s Herrick Laboratories.

    • Publication date : 2014/01/09
  • Geothermal heat-pump under supermarket car park

    Walmart’s new 12,540 m² prototype store in Burlington, ON, Canada is equipped with a geo-heat exchange heating and cooling system using 15 km of pipes under the store’s parking lot.

    • Publication date : 2014/04/16
  • Underground river to cool the London tube

    The "Cooling the Tube" competition in 2003, promising GBP 100 000 to those finding a workable solution to cool the Tube, received 3400 entries. Modern systems with large tunnels and surface lines can be cooled using air-cooling systems. However,...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Briefs: Chip cooling innovations

    IBM researchers demonstrated a prototype that integrates a computer chip cooling system into 3-dimensional stacks by piping water directly between each layer in a chip stack. These so-called 3D chip stacks, which take chips and memory devices that...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Heating and cooling ceilings

    The upcoming translation of European Directive 2002/91/EC on improving energy efficiency in buildings into EU national legislation in January 2006 calls for a clear improvement in the energy efficiency of cooling and heating systems. In view of...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Cheers to that!

    An innovative brewery refrigeration system that uses natural CO2 gas has been conceived by engineers from the Ziemann Group in collaboration with Axima. This system, which will be of particular interest to large plants with extensive pipe networks...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Cool IT: a new use for CO2

    Carbon dioxide offers a new optimum cooling medium for IT facilities. Electrically benign, and therefore non-hazardous to servers and cabling, it is seven times more efficient at cooling than water: CO2 permits reduced volume flows and smaller...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Out of the ordinary: The world’s first refrigerated beach!

    Versace, the renowned fashion house, is to create the world's first cooled beach so that hotel guests can walk comfortably across the sand on scorching days. The beach will be next to the new Palazzo Versace Hotel which is being built in Dubai,...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Overview of data center cooling technologies

    The very huge growth in Internet traffic requires the continued development of new energy-efficient data center cooling technologies, based primarily on liquid...

    • Publication date : 2022/12/15
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Solar cooling: Low-cost solar vaccine refrigerator

    About 2 million people around the world die each year of diseases preventable by widely used vaccines. In Africa and parts of Asia, over half of all vaccines that require refrigeration spoil before they can be administered. Millions of lives and...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • A free guide for copper pipework support and routing

    The IoR published a bulletin providing guidance on pipework support methods for copper pipework designed to contain refrigerant.

    • Publication date : 2017/05/22
  • Cooling solutions for hybrid electric aircraft

    The electrification of aircraft propulsive systems requires specific cooling technologies as part of the decarbonation of the aviation industry. A recent review article presents...

    • Publication date : 2023/08/25
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Green buildings

    Moscow City Tower is to be Europe's tallest and the world's second tallest building. The 600-m naturally ventilated tower designed by Norman Foster will accommodate 25 000 people - a city unto itself - and the designer is aiming for LEED gold...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Marine refrigeration

    The use of natural refrigerants is gradually spreading. Here are two examples of their use in the marine sector: - Environmentally-friendly fish transport American Freedom is one of the world's largest refrigerated ships and can hold up to...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • A review of current status of free cooling in data centres

    A study published in Applied Thermal Engineering reviews current status of the free cooling technologies in data centres

    • Publication date : 2017/09/19
  • 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 : French, English
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2023/06/23
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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