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  • Briefs: Japan: refrigerant leakage larger than expected

    According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan, leakage of fluorinated refrigerants used in air-conditioning equipment in the country is on the average 10 times greater than estimated. METI collected...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Propane air conditioners: improving leakage safety

    The latest research and developments in leakage safety of R290 air conditioners are presented in several articles recently published in the IJR. 

    • Publication date : 2023/02/20
    • Subjects: Technology, HFCs alternatives
  • Heat pump refrigerant leakage investigation by the UK DECC

    The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change in collaboration with Eunomia Research and Consulting Ltd and London South Bank University recently published data on refrigerant leakage from heat pump systems.

    • Publication date : 2014/08/27
  • An investigation of refrigerant leakage in commercial refrigeration.

    A summary referring on an article recently published in the International Journal of Refrigeration (IJR).

    • Publication date : 2017/03/16
  • UK supermarkets commit to 80% refrigerant emission cut

    At the beginning of 2014, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) set new targets on reducing emissions from refrigerant leakage by 80% - expressed in tones of CO2 equivalent - by 2020, relative to floor space.

    • Publication date : 2014/05/19
  • China evaluates the real risks of hydrocarbons

    According to JARN, China intends to switch half its production of split air conditioners to propane in order to meet the objectives of the HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan by 2015.This involved identifying potential leakage points and using...

    • Publication date : 2012/09/30
  • ICR2011 highlights: cooling particle detectors

    Cooling systems for particle detectors attracted interest at the IIR’s Congress in Prague in August 2011. These highly specific applications have very strict requirements compared with standard cooling systems: refrigerants should be resistant to...

    • Publication date : 2012/02/21
  • Refrigerant leaks in supermarkets

    Reminder of some figures on refrigerant leaks in supermarkets. Focus on the situation in the United States. 

    • Publication date : 2021/03/29
  • 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
  • Europe: F-gases

    A Common Position was formally adopted by the European Council on June 21 and published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 26, 2005. The formal process for the 2nd Reading has begun. The Rapporteur, Avril Doyle, has produced her...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • New F-gases Regulation

    Regulation (EC) No. 842/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 17, 2006 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) entered into force on July 4, 2006. It shall apply with effect from July 4, 2007 in the 25 European Member...

    • Publication date : 2006/10/25
  • New F-gases Regulation: an ambitious

    Regulation (EC) No. 842/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 17, 2006 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) entered into force on July 4, 2006. It shall apply with effect from July 4, 2007 in the 25 European Member...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/14
  • Brief: ARI call for HFC regulations

    The vice-president of engineering and research at the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), Mark Menzer, (also the US delegate to the IIR), stated during the ARI Spring meeting that ARI would like the US Environmental Protection...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Briefs: CO2 heat pumps for train AC

    A paper presented at the 9th Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants by A. Haffner, O. Christensen and P. Nekså1 envisaged the opportunity to use R744 (CO2) as a refrigerant in air-conditioning (AC) systems in trains. They claimed that...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Mobile Air Conditioning: R&D is intensifying

    The Mobile Air-Conditioning sector (MAC) is currently in the news. On January 31, 2006, the European Parliament and the Council reached agreement on a Directive (to be transposed at national level) "relating to emissions from air-conditioning...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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