hydrocarbons21.com RSS feed news, products, community - hydrocarbons21.com is the industry platform for hydrocarboncooling and heating experts worldwide. http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss article company event paper hydrocarbons21.com RSS feed http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/themes/hydrocarbons21/img/logo.png 140 70 (c) 2015 hydrocarbons21.com RSS2Writer Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:44:14 +0100 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:44:14 +0100 Real Alternatives webinar launches another key training opportunity &ndash; and it&rsquo;s free http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6249 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6249 2015-03-26 17:23:18 article On the 19th March, Real Alternatives launched their new blended learning platform, which seeks to educate engineers and the general public on safety concerns and lessons regarding hydrocarbons and other natural refrigerants to ensure that the use of hydrocarbons can grow confidently and widely in the wake of new F-gas Regulations. Frascold opens SHANGHAI office http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6247 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6247 2015-03-26 16:42:27 article <div>The Frascold growth process doesn&rsquo;t stop and after the recent announcement of the opening of the Frascold USA subsidiary, we are delighted to announce the opening of a new company in the Chinese territory.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The international recession in recent years has not spared even the Asian economy; despite this, thanks to the quality and to the wide range products, Frascold did not experience a specific market downturn. Generally, the effects of the crisis on the refrigeration market has been rather marginal; China is experiencing a small revolution in the food storage sector with the introduction of modern facilities in a supply chain that it hasn&rsquo;t seen before. A trend also recorded in the industrial refrigeration and air conditioning sector.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div>Moreover there will be increased consumption of frozen foods from families in the wider urbanization of food retail leading to an increasing attention to environmental issues increasing the use of natural refrigerants such as CO2 and hydrocarbons.</div> <div><br /> It is expected in the near future and the coming years a significant market increase of 15-20% is envisaged and Frascold will be there to serve this growth thanks to its structure and to its new and updated product range.&nbsp;</div> ATMOsphere Europe 2015: end users ask technology providers to close &lsquo;gap&rsquo; in the natural refrigerant market http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6243 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6243 2015-03-25 09:58:29 article On the second day of ATMOsphere Europe 2015 the Consumer Goods Panel gathered several members of the Refrigerants Naturally! Initiative, who presented on their success in placing HFC-free equipment on the market. For example Red Bull has placed 543,000 hydrocarbon (HC) ECO Coolers, and in 2014 achieved 100% HC procurement, except in Japan. Presenting a global perspective on market trends in the food retail and service sector, Nina Masson of shecco predicted a &ldquo;growing appetite&rdquo; for natural refrigerants, specifically hydrocarbons, in North America. Supporting Refrigerants, Naturally! http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1738 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1738 2015-03-25 00:00:00 paper UNEP&rsquo;s Programme Officer Ezra Clark presented UNEP DTIE OzonAction Branch, which provides direct practical assistance to countries to help them to phase out HCFCs. Clark also pointed out the opportunity to influence the technology choice and move towards natural refrigerant solutions and explained its role in the Refrigerants, Naturally! partnership. Hydrocarbon bottle coolers in high ambient temperature conditions http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1737 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1737 2015-03-25 00:00:00 paper Active in 166 countries, Red Bull&rsquo;s cooler fleet is 1,000,000 units. More than 50% of those units are using R600a already. In his presentation, Red Bull&rsquo;s Global Purchasing Manager Juergen Brenneis compared the results obtained at three different temperatures ranges using R600a over R134a. He also highlighted the difficulties of getting HC compressors in Japan. F- Gases: Why are they they still an issue? http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1736 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1736 2015-03-25 00:00:00 paper Wolfgang Lohbeck presented Greenpeace&rsquo;s initiatives against F-gases since 1992 and its active contribution to Refrigerants, Naturally! Broadening hydrocarbon horizons:&nbsp;Commercial refrigeration technology and heat pumps http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6238 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6238 2015-03-24 12:17:37 article Hydrocarbon (HC) technology attracted more attention at ATMO Europe than ever before, with Emerson, Embraco, Huayi and Blupura showcasing their latest solutions. Heat pump and ultralow cascade systems were among the solutions presented, while suppliers continued to discuss EU charge limits. The bottom line: hydrocarbon technology can be found in more and more applications, from water fountains to heat pumps. Emerson plans commercial kitchen research http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6237 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6237 2015-03-24 09:48:29 article <div>Emerson Climate Technologies will include a fully operational commercial kitchen within its Helix innovation centre which is due to open towards the end of this year.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div>The kitchen is one of five modules currently under construction at the Helix innovation centre, a nearly 40,000ft<sup>2</sup> facility on the University of Dayton campus. Emerson&rsquo;s $35m total investment in the Helix will conduct research to create new hvacr technologies.</div> Jos&eacute; Miguel Corber&aacute;n: A propane water-to-water heat pump booster for sanitary hot water production http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1735 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1735 2015-03-24 00:00:00 paper Jose Miguel Coberan investigated propane as an alternative in a water-to-water heat pump booster for sanitary hot water production. In comparison to CO2, Corberan, on behalf of the Universitat Polit&egrave;cnica de Val&egrave;ncia, noted that at different condensation temperatures, propane had an optimal for each temperature. &nbsp; Venu Kandi: Hydrocarbons: A viable natural refrigerant solution for medium temperature commercial refrigeration applications&nbsp; http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1734 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1734 2015-03-24 00:00:00 paper In his presentation, Venugopal Kandi of Emerson Climate Technologies discussed the viability of hydrocarbons refrigerants in commercial refrigeration applications and the number of components available for such applications, such as the ATEX certified fully hermetic R290 scroll compressor. Kandi also highlighted barriers still to be overcome in order to realise the full potential of hydrocarbons in commercial refrigeration applications. Vicente Guilabert: The lowest energy consumption when using propane LBP fixed speed compressors in a light commercial refrigeration freezer &nbsp; http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1733 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1733 2015-03-24 00:00:00 paper Vincente Guilabert presented a case study on Huayi Compressor Barcelona&rsquo;s new U range R290 low back pressure compressor solution whereby the compressors were able to achieve maximum efficiency in a light commercial ice cream freezer. Marek Zgliczynski: Low global warming alternatives for ultralow cascade applications http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1732 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1732 2015-03-24 00:00:00 paper Embraco&rsquo;s Marek Zglizynski highlighted the company&rsquo;s use of hydrocarbons for ultralow temperature cascades applications. Used mainly in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, specifically for lab purposes, the systems must operate in temperatures of -70&deg;C to -90&deg;C. 35th&nbsp;IACSC Conference &amp; Expo http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/814 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/814 2015-03-24 00:00:00 event The IACSC Conference &amp; Expo attracts over 200 participants and is a supplier&rsquo;s best venue for reaching builders and other cold chain construction/engineering decision-makers. Participants come to the conference prepared to make important purchasing decisions. TripleAqua heat pump system, a new, CO2 neutral way of heating and cooling buildings http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6234 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6234 2015-03-23 17:11:09 article At a world premier organised at ATMOsphere Europe on 16 March 2015 in Brussels, Menno Van der Hoff unveiled for the first time the TripleAqua, a patented natural refrigerant heat pump system using prop&aelig;ne as the refrigerant. Designed for heating and cooling of medium and large size buildings, this cutting-edge technology allows for reductions in energy consumption up to 50% and can bring a building to energy label A+++, the highest attainable level in energy efficiency.<br /> China introduce low-GWP label for room air conditioning and heat pump water heaters &nbsp; http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6231 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6231 2015-03-23 12:27:05 article On 13th March 2015, China launched a new low-GWP label for room air conditioning and heat pump water heaters to accelerate the development of natural refrigerant-based solutions in China. The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection along with UNEP, UNIDO, GIZ and CHEAA introduced the label to promote products using natural refrigerants. The criteria for the product is that it should be an energy saving product with zero ODP and less than 150 GWP. Hydrocarbons training scheme launched in France http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6230 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6230 2015-03-23 10:00:27 article The Afpa (The French Association for Vocational Training), is together with the distributor Eberhardt Fr&egrave;res, now providing training to installers on hydrocarbons R600a (isobutane) and R290 (propane). &nbsp;Taking theory, safety measures and support for the general use of these refrigerants into account, the association sees it necessary to keep up to date with their increased use in the professional refrigeration sector, especially given the recent implementation of the EU F-Gas Regulation promoting the use of low-GWP refrigerants. The training schemes, which are organised together with the Eberhardt Fr&egrave;res, take place in Agen, but also Marseille, Lyon, Paris, Metz and Nantes. Red Bull charges toward sustainable cooling http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6229 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6229 2015-03-20 17:39:28 article Red Bull, producer of the best-selling energy drink in the world, is becoming known for its environmental leadership, particularly in the area of beverage refrigeration. Paige Dunn explains the company's commitment to sustainable cooling by working to achieve 100% procurement of beverage coolers using natural refrigerants.<br /> <br type="_moz" /> <div><a href="http://accelerate.shecco.com/" target="_blank" style="border:0 #fff solid;"> <img src="http://www.r744.com/web/assets/banner/image/61_read_on_acclerate_banner_2.png" width="616" height="150" border="0" alt="Read this article in Accelerate" /><br /> </a></div> Article continues on page 30 of Accelerate America Edition #4, March issue&nbsp; <br /> Interview with GTS &ndash; supplier of natural refrigerants http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6226 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6226 2015-03-20 10:29:55 article At last year&rsquo;s Chillventa trade show in Nuremburg, hydrocarbons21.com was on-hand to catch up with Frederic Godin, Business and Development Director at GTS S.p.A., Italian supplier of natural refrigerants. We used the opportunity to ask a few questions about the gases produced by GTS and where they can be applied. Lowe's Markets begin testing of hydrocarbons frozen-food cases http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6219 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6219 2015-03-18 14:23:18 article Lowe's Markets, a Texas supermarket chain with 146 stores has begun testing propane frozen-food cases in a remodelled 34,000-square-foot store located in Lubbock, Texas. The store has installed a lineup of frozen-food cases from Hussmann with 88 doors across them. Sitting atop this new installation are condensing units of two types: one with 4.3 ounces of propane serving a two-door case, and one with 5.1 ounces handling a three-door case. All together there are 35 condensing units containing a total of 170 ounces of propane.<br /> <br type="_moz" /> <div><a href="http://accelerate.shecco.com/" target="_blank" style="border:0 #fff solid;"> <img src="http://www.r744.com/web/assets/banner/image/61_read_on_acclerate_banner_2.png" width="616" height="150" border="0" alt="Read this article in Accelerate" /><br /> </a></div> Article continues on page 32 of Accelerate America Edition #4, March issue CCAC: Advancing Ozone &amp; Climate Protection Technologies: Food Cold Chain http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/813 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/813 2015-03-18 00:00:00 event The United Nations Environment Programme, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, the United States of America, and the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy are pleased to announce the Advancing Ozone &amp; Climate Protection Technologies: Food Cold Chain to be held July 18, 2015.<br /> <br /> This workshop will provide an opportunity to share information and expertise on technologies and policy measures with a focus on the food cold chain -- how we bring food from farm to market. There are climate-friendly alternatives to ozone-depleting substances and high-global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in each part of the cold food chain where refrigeration is necessary. The food cold chain represents about a fifth of all HFCs use today, and the use of HFCs is expanding. While there is no &quot;one-size fits all&quot; alternative, a growing range of solutions are becoming available that protect the ozone layer, are much less harmful to the climate system and enhance energy efficiency while minimizing food spoilage.<br /> <br /> This workshop will include technical presentations on non-fluorinated and fluorinated alternatives as well as the challenges being faced. Government and civil society policy measures will also be considered.<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>When: July 18th, 2015, the Saturday prior to the Montreal Protocol's 36th Open-Ended Working Group meeting.</li> <li>Where: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Fontenoy Building, 125 Avenue de Suffren, Paris 75007, France.</li> <li>Who: The event is open to all participants of the Open-ended Working Group, as well as any other interested industry, government, or NGO representatives. The event will be free, however there will be a pre-registration process.</li> <li>Language: The conference will be conducted in the English language (interpretation will not be available).</li> </ul>