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  • Heat exhangers: what's new?

    Nanotechnology: the future of heat exchangers? The US Department of Energy has awarded contracts to improve energy efficiency. One such contract, awarded to TIAX, a technology development company, through the Small Business Innovation...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Micro-refrigeration

    Future computer chips will probablly generate 10 times more heat than today's microprocessors and will require new types of cooling systems. Currently, computers are usually cooled thanks to fans and small finned devices called heat sinks, but the...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Micro-Innovation

    Mechanical engineers at Purdue University have created a miniature device that aims to replace conventional evaporators. Cited as a "long-term solution" in technological advances, the use of existing technical know-how for the refrigeration loop...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • UK: Transcritical CO2 for Harrods

    The world-famous London luxury store Harrods has installed an innovative parallel CO2 compression refrigeration system in its food department in order to replace its ageing R22 and R404A systems.

    • Publication date : 2012/03/01
  • Performance comparison of R1234yf and R134a

    A study published in Applied Thermal Engineering compares the performance of HFC-134a and HFO-1234yf as drop-in alternative in automotive air conditioning systems.

    • Publication date : 2017/05/24
  • New low GWP replacement for R404A in hermetically-sealed systems

    A new lower GWP replacement for R404A, which blends an HFO and an HFC with a “natural” refrigerant is to be made commercially available next year.

    • Publication date : 2015/12/06
  • Honeywell tests new R404A replacement

    Honeywell has been testing a new low-GWP refrigerant as a potential replacement for R404A in hermetically-sealed refrigeration systems

    • Publication date : 2014/09/24
  • Innovative system to cool spacecraft on long missions

    An innovative cooling system developed by a team of mechanical engineers has proven successful in testing aboard the International Space Station.

    • Publication date : 2018/05/17
  • 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
  • Earth-to-air heat exchanger for air conditioning in a Colombian tropical weather

    In a recent theoretical study, a passive cooling system using an earth-to-air heat exchanger (EAHE) was modelled for the Colombian tropical weather.

    • Publication date : 2021/08/02
    • Subjects: Technology, Developing country
  • World compressor market trends

    The global compressor market is still dominated by the rotary compressor segment, which has benefited from the rapid growth of the residential air-conditioning market for more than 20 years.

    • Publication date : 2019/04/30
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Smart Community Project to transform energy usage in the UK

    A Japanese consortium is going to commence the demonstration phase of a project to help to transform the energy usage in the UK.

    • Publication date : 2014/04/15
  • World refrigeration compressor market

    In 2019, the world refrigeration compressor market recorded a significant increase but the growth rate has noticeably decreased, mainly due to the decline in the Chinese air conditioning market.Inevitably, the...

    • Publication date : 2020/06/26
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • 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)