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  • First propane split air conditioners in India: field results

    With a fault rate under 0.5%, the general safety and reliability levels of the systems remain quite high and risk assessments showed negligible risk.

    • Publication date : 2014/12/02
  • 50% of data center cooling systems soon upgraded in North America

    According to Emerson Network Power, half of all data center cooling systems in North America will be upgraded before the end of 2016 in a drive for greater reliability, efficiency and additional capacity.

    • Publication date : 2016/02/15
  • Benefits of thermal energy storage

    The use of thermal storage, coupled to a refrigeration unit, allows the user to reduce the cooling capacity of installed units, to lower operating costs and electric bills, to increase plant reliability and to provide an effective solution for...

    • Publication date : 2013/03/29
  • Mac news: the first service vehicle with a CO2 air-conditioning system

    During the IAA Exhibition for commercial vehicles in Hanover on September 24, 2008, the German Environment Agency (UBA) presented the first service vehicle - a standard Volkswagen Touran -equipped with a CO2 air-conditioning system. According to...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • BOC’s refrigerants team

    According to BOC's refrigerants team, one in three plants runs on contaminatedrefrigerant. BOC's team tested over 50 industrial installations and found that 36% of refrigerant blends tested did not meet specifications and required complete...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Natural refrigerants in emerging countries: GTZ

    Within the International Climate Initiative, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) is implementing a project aiming to introduce R290 (propane) room air-conditioning systems in China in order to replace HCFC-22. Endowed...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Certification for cold logistics: Cool Chain Quality Indicators

    Cool Chain Quality Indicators (CCQI) is the name of the recently developed international standard for certification of the reliability, quality and proficiency of companies active in the cold logistics industry. This standard is aimed at...

    • Publication date : 2004/12/22
  • 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
  • Briefs: Ionic Wind to Cool PCs

    Kronos Advanced Technologies are developing a cooling process for personal computers based on an ionic wind pump. Ionic air propulsion is based on a principle called the corona discharge, an electrical discharge characterized by a corona, i.e. a...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Trends and Figures: Chiller market grows and diversifies

    According to reports published during the 2008 AHR Expo held on January 22-24, 2008 in New York, the chiller market in 2006 was USD 2 billion in Asia-Pacific, USD 1.5 billion in Europe and USD 1 billion in the US. The growth (as compared to 2005)...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Cryogenics: Energy Saving for Cryogenic Systems

    The Cryogenics Group in the Accelerator Engineering Department of the Accelerator Division of Thomas Jefferson's National Accelerator Facilities has discovered a way of cutting the energy consumption of the compressors involved in cryocooling. The...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • High efficiency, low carbon supermarket refrigeration

    This paper was presented at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference in Glasgow (Sep. 2004). A new but simple high efficiency refrigeration system design suitable for use in supermarkets has been developed based on standard components so that...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/24
  • U.S. Department of Energy funds 15 projects for more efficient cooling of data centres

    As part of the country’s goal to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050, over 40 million USD funding to support the development of high-performance, energy efficient cooling solutions for...

    • Publication date : 2023/05/30
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Solar energy improves medical healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa

    UNDP develops the Solar for Health project in Zambia and Zimbabwe. More than 400 healthcare centres are now equipped with solar panels and the health products' cold chain is preserved.

    • Publication date : 2019/02/28
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • 2005 AHR Expo Innovation award winners

    The winners of the third annual AHR (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration) Expo Innovation awards will be honoured during a ceremony during the 2005 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, on February 8, 2005. The product entries were judged for...

    • Publication date : 2004/12/22
  • 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