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  • A new software to track and analyze cold chain performance

    ShockWatch, a provider of supply chain monitoring, introduced the web-hosted TrekView Data Management System (DMS) to make monitoring temperature-sensitive products easier.

    • Publication date : 2013/12/03
  • Real-time savings in buildings HVAC consumption

    HVAC energy costs reductions by 25% are possible thanks to a software that automatically makes real-time adjustments to buildings control.

    • Publication date : 2014/04/22
  • ICCC2013 highlights: FRISBEE input: a quality, energy and environmental assessment tool for the European cold chain

    In the framework of the EU-FP7 FRISBEE project – in which the IIR is involved –, QEEAT, a software tool was developed to assess food quality and safety evolution, energy usage and CO2 emission of different refrigeration technologies along the...

    • Publication date : 2013/07/05
  • Out of the ordinary: tasting robot

    A state-of-the-art tasting robot may transform quality and safety checks. Papero, a 60-com robot developed by NEC, is fitted with infrared spectroscopic technology and a processor and software. It can identify foods, list their ingredients and...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • 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
  • Brief: e-fruitrace project

    The European Commission decided in 2001 to fund the e-fruitrace project, aimed at achieving food security in the EU through an integrated traceability system based on Internet technologies. The 200 000 € project has successfully tested a...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Briefs: Energy-saving Maersk reefers

    Thanks to QUEST (Quality and Energy efficiency in Storage and Transport) software providing a new temperature-control regime based on commodity instead of air temperature, Maersk estimates that the energy consumption used to cool its reefers will...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Institute of Refrigeration UK (IOR) publications

    On sale: proceedings of papers presented to the IOR, including discussions. The latest CD-ROM includes 2003 and 2004 presentations on: risk assessment model for hydrocarbon refrigerants; temperature prediction software for refrigerated container...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Briefs: Cool logistics

    Carrier Transicold has launched NaturaLINE, a range of refrigerated-container technology using natural refrigerants claimed to be the first in the world. Working with Hapag-Lloyd, a Hamburg-based shipping company, Carrier has been testing the...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • Intelligent fridges

    - It is estimated that networked fridges will be widely used by 2015. How do consumers feel about such fridges that monitor product use, create shopping lists and arrange deliveries online? A recent survey involving 4600 shoppers in 8 countries...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • An integrated traceability system: the e-fruit system

    In preparation for the General Food Law, the European Commission decided in 2001 to fund the e-fruitrace project, aimed at achieving food security in the EU through an efficient traceability system based on Internet technologies. With 200,000 euro...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Vending machine dispenses fresh foods via RFID

    The startup PantryLabs has created refrigerated kiosks which can identify sandwiches and other perishable products stored within, and can track sales and inventory levels.

    • Publication date : 2014/09/24
  • Geothermal heat-pump under supermarket car park

    Walmart’s new 12,540 m² prototype store in Burlington, ON, Canada is equipped with a geo-heat exchange heating and cooling system using 15 km of pipes under the store’s parking lot.

    • Publication date : 2014/04/16
  • Tracking drugs and life-sciences goods thanks to RFID temperature tag

    DHL Global Forwarding has commercialized DHL Thermonet, an RFID-based air-freight service allowing customers to track the temperatures of their goods throughout the shipping process.

    • Publication date : 2013/09/08
  • EU project for airports HVAC system

    The European Union is launching a project to reduce airport HVAC energy needs and carbon emissions.

    • Publication date : 2014/09/29
  • 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