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  • US research projects to cut AC energy consumption

    The 15 projects selected by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) – within the Building Energy Efficiency Through Innovative Thermodevices (BEETIT) are developing new approaches and technologies for building cooling equipment and air...

    • Publication date : 2012/09/19
  • Alternative Cooling Technologies conference, London, 1st February 2005

    This conference, which was co-sponsored by the UK Institute of Refrigeration and organised commercially by RAC magazine, was well attended with about 140 people present. It was arranged in five sessions. In the first session, speakers from UK...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Briefs: Dehumidification and cooling system cuts energy consumption by 43% in meat processing plant

    Cooling and dehumidification costs in a meat plant in Germany have been reduced by a system using hot and cold water from other processes. According to DuCool, TönniesFleisch plant in Rheda-Wiedenbrück is saving annually 165 000 € in electricity...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • 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
  • US: EPA proposes new alternative automobile AC refrigerants

    EPA is proposing to list two refrigerants, HFC-152a and CO2, as acceptable alternatives for motor vehicle air-conditioning systems, provided that the automotive industry complies with the necessary conditions to deploy them in a safe manner. These...

    • Publication date : 2007/01/24
  • Briefs: New recycling scheme for air-conditioning equipment

    The WEE European directive, due to come into force within 2-3 years is already triggering responses from manufacturers. In this sense, Daikin is even going beyond the requirements of the directive for recycling electrical and electronic goods and...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Briefs: USA

    - The US Department of Energy (DOE) has published on August 31 the first energy efficiency standards for refrigerated vending machines. The new standards take effect in 2012 and over the following 30 years, DOE estimates it will save about 47 TWh...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • ASHRAE Technology Awards: winning project features green design

    The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy conservation. The designs incorporate ASHRAE...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • HFO-1234yf news

    HFO-1234yf, developed by DuPont and Honeywell as a substitute for HFC-134a in mobile air-conditioning applications in response to EU 2006/40 Directive which bans the use of refrigerants with a GWP higher than 150 in new types of vehicles by...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Mine cooling

    Cooling the world's deepest single-shaft mine: cooling Anglogold Mponeng gold mine in Gauteng, South Africa, is a challenge - the mine is 3.68 km deep and without cooling, temperatures can reach 60°C at the mine face. Six 3.5 MW Eco-Vim...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Intense competition for the next-generation MAC refrigerant

    Less than 3 years before the January 1, 2011 deadline for using fluorinated gases (F-gases) with a GWP higher than 150 in the new models of cars according to the European Directive 2006/40 on emissions from mobile air-conditioning (MAC) systems,...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Ozone depletion and global warming

    As an intergovernmental organization, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is invited to attend the annual conferences on the ozone layer (and the Montreal Protocol), on climate change (and the Kyoto Protocol), and to present a...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • The first air-conditioned stadium in Qatar

    Qatar recently completed the installation of air conditioning in the Khalifa International Stadium, in preparation for FIFA World Cup 2022.

    • Publication date : 2017/07/10
  • Are hydrocarbons in room air conditioners risky?

    A team from GIZ Proklima used quantitative risk assessment tools to estimate the severity and frequency of ignition HC-600a (iso-butane) and HC-290 split air conditioners and domestic refrigerators.

    • Publication date : 2015/02/12
  • A reviving global air-conditioning market

    According to BSRIA figures, in 2011, the world air-conditioning market increased by 13% compared with 2010.

    • Publication date : 2012/05/21
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction
  • 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