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  • Canada: Government intends to prohibit R134a in commercial refrigeration

    A Notice of Intent was published by the Canadian Ministry of Environment indicating that the government is considering prohibition of the manufacture and import of high GWP refrigerants, including R134a, R507 series and R404A in certain commercial...

    • Publication date : 2015/04/09
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Energy saving initiatives for cooling in data centres

    In January 2021, Europe’s leading cloud and data centre operators signed the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, a self-regulatory initiative to become climate neutral by 2030. According to recent studies, free...

    • Publication date : 2021/02/25
    • Subjects: Technology, Environment
  • Nanoe ™ X technology could inhibit COVID19 in air conditioners

    Panasonic has developed an ionizer that inhibits certain pathogenic microorganisms (including viruses). Recent tests seem to demonstrate its effectiveness on COVID-19. 

    • Publication date : 2020/11/26
  • Cold chain market in Brazil

    Brazil has one of the lowest levels of market penetration for refrigerated warehouses at .09 cubic meters per urban resident.

    • Publication date : 2016/06/23
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Honeywell CFC destruction plan

    Honeywell has begun destroying its inventories of CFCs and CFC blends: the company says it has already destroyed over 12 000 kg of R11.

    • Publication date : 2012/06/21
  • Underground storage of liquid CO2

    Dispensing of CO2 by storing it underground usually implies placing it in aquifer rocks deep enough (-800 m) to achieve sufficient pressure to maintain the CO2 in a supercritical (fluid) phase. This approach has many shortcomings as in this form,...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Valuable publications: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

    A new edition of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, fully revised and updated by Guy Hundy was published in July 2008. This 392-page book is an introductory text and ideal for new entrants to the industry, particularly suited to students and...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • 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