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  • Shape memory alloys: cooling with metal muscles

    Researchers from the University of Saarland (Germany) are constructing an optimized prototype for an air-cooling system in which heat and cold are transferred using “muscles” made from a nickel-titanium alloy thanks to the elastocaloric effect.

    • Publication date : 2016/08/19
  • China

    China 's first self-made LNG carrier is being constructed in Shanghai after almost 8 years of research, training of building specialists and planning. An LNG ship is worth between USD 170 million and 200 million. The vessel which is due for...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • 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
  • 45°C temperature drop by using magnetic refrigeration technology

    Researchers working in General Electric labs claim to have been able to freeze water using magnetic refrigeration technology.

    • Publication date : 2014/03/25
  • 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
  • A low-GWP cooling system for the Eiffel Tower

    The ageing R407C cooling system in the tower’s west pillar has been replaced with an energy efficient system using low GWP R1234ze(E).

    • Publication date : 2022/04/04
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)