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) 2014 hydrocarbons21.com RSS2Writer Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:51:23 +0200 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:51:23 +0200 FMI Connect http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/734 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/734 2014-07-23 00:00:00 event FMI Connect: If It's Out There, It's In Here. FMI Connect is the new FMI show, redesigned to connect the industry and inspire the future of food retail like never before.<br /> <br /> This June in Chicago, FMI Connect will bring together 15,000 participants and 900 exhibitors from every channel of food retail to uncover solutions for the entire store and every aspect of the business. <br /> <br /> SRS and Frigadon demonstrate benefits of secondary refrigeration and hydrocarbons http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5505 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5505 2014-07-22 11:04:12 article Use of hydrocarbons and secondary refrigeration offer dual benefit of lower emissions and energy saving, says Anglo-Swedish group<br /> <br /> Secondary refrigeration specialist the Frigadon Group has welcomed visitors to a three-day event, demonstrating the group&rsquo;s products to customers. The group embraces both Frigadon AB, Sweden and SRS Frigadon UK<br /> <br /> Bjorn Skattberg, md of Frigadon AB said: &ldquo;We had current and prospective customers from Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA through the doors and have since received extremely positive feedback about the Frigadon open week and the equipment that we produce.&rdquo;<br /> Engas hydrocarbon refrigerants for residential, commercial and industrial applications http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5503 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5503 2014-07-22 10:47:32 article Based in Australia, Engas offers a variety of hydrocarbon refrigerants designed to achieve higher efficiency and reduce energy consumption. The M10, M20, M30, M40, M50 and M60 are low to medium temperature refrigerants for domestic refrigerators, freezers, light commercial cabinets, air conditioning, cold rooms, industrial fluid chillers and more. Each Engas Hydrocarbon Refrigerant is blended or formulated to replace most of the synthetic refrigerants currently in use throughout the world today. INDUSTRY REACTIONS: to US EPA proposed approval of 4 HCs in 6 AC&amp;R applications http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5498 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5498 2014-07-18 15:39:33 article Following the June 2014 US EPA proposal to approve hydrocarbon refrigerants in six additional refrigeration and air conditioning applications, hydrocarbons21.com has talked to leading industry equipment manufacturers to understand what this development could mean for hydrocarbon technologies in the US market. Exkal http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/exkal http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/exkal 2014-07-18 00:00:00 company Exkal is an independent company, with easily recognizable people, with a high will of improvement and development headquartered in Navarra, Spain with offices in Brussels, Spain, Mexico, Chile, France and China.<br /> <br /> Exkal offers a great range of refrigerated cabinets that contribute to Sustainability, designed and produced thinking on the optimum food conservation and exposition, focused on customer necessities, with innovative solutions and oriented to Low Cycle Cost.<br /> <ul> <li>First class cabinets, high energetic efficiency and reliable components that minimize breakdown risks.</li> <li>Produced with ecological materials, easily recoverable and recyclable.</li> <li>CO<sub>2</sub> cascade system installations.</li> </ul> <br type="_moz" /> interclima +elec 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/729 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/729 2014-07-18 00:00:00 event &quot;interclima + elec&quot; is a comprehensive array of high performance solutions for saving energy in buildings. At &quot;interclima + elec&quot; installers, contractors, architects, engineers, distributors can take the opportunity to discover the most innovative solutions combining energy efficiency, use of renewables and comfort in the home and buildings. It is a platform to exchange, learn, and find concrete answers for projects. interclima + elec is staged in conjunction with &quot;id&eacute;obain&quot; (bathroom exhibition). <br /> Bangkok Rhvac 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/727 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/727 2014-07-18 00:00:00 event Bangkok RHVAC is regarded as one of the top-five Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning trade events of its kind in the world and the second largest in the Asia Pacific region and the undisputed leader in target-specific trade events in Southeast Asia. <br /> Febrava 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/726 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/726 2014-07-18 00:00:00 event FEBRAVA is the sector&rsquo;s most important trade fair, and enjoys a high level of international recognition. It&rsquo;s a great place to swap experiences, analyse trends and above all to close major deals. The 18<sup>th</sup> edition of this trade fair will offer all the tools that you need to boost your sales. All the main players in the Brazilian and International HVAC&amp;R market will be there, on the lookout for partnerships that can generate excellent results. You can&rsquo;t miss this unique opportunity<br type="_moz" /> Saudi Energi 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/725 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/725 2014-07-18 00:00:00 event Saudi Energi is one of the largest energy exhibitions in the region. Visit the show and discover the latest technologies in the power, alternative energy, lighting and water industries.<br type="_moz" /> 124th IARW-WFLO Convention &amp; Expo http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/724 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/724 2014-07-18 00:00:00 event Join over 700 of the world&rsquo;s leading public refrigerated warehousing and logistics professionals for educational sessions, a world-class expo, and networking. The124th IARW-WFLO Convention &amp; Expo, will explore the relationship between profit and sustainability in today&rsquo;s temperature-controlled logistics industry. Learn ways in which you can implement changes that positively affect not only the environment, but your bottom line and the future of your company. Climatechno http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/723 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/723 2014-07-18 00:00:00 event Climatechno is the biennial trade show for the HVACR sector. Products and services will be presented by some eighty leading companies active in various areas in the HVACR sector, spread over a floor area of 3,500 m<sup>2</sup>. There is an attractive range of exhibitors of interest to installers, consulting firms and industrial end customers. Food Chain http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/722 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/722 2014-07-18 00:00:00 event Encouraged by the rousing reception to Food Chain in Doha in October 2013, CPI Industry is delighted to announce the next conference &ndash; the 7th Edition &ndash; in September.<br /> <br /> The previous conference in the peninsula saw substantial progress made on the topics of discussion, and key participation from the Government. The 7th Edition will look to:<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>Build on the food safety-related discussions</li> <li>Revisit the insights and recommendations that emerged and the action taken on them, and</li> <li>Bring to the fore several more critical topics</li> </ul> <br /> The broad objective of the agenda is to further the cause of cold chain infrastructure in the country and its impact on health and well-being. The objective is in line with the development ideals of Qatar National Vision 2030. Registeration of new GTS brands http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5497 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5497 2014-07-17 15:56:04 article In March of 2014, new GTS brands were recorded, presented below:<br /> <br /> GTS Spray is the aerosol propellant line which includes both cosmetic sprays and technical sprays<br /> <br /> GTS Polarpure Gas is our new refrigerants brand<br /> <br /> GTS Multi-App is the new brand which groups our pure propylene and blowing agents.<br /> <br /> GTS Purepropylene is the brand of our propylene &quot;polymer grade&quot;<br /> <br /> Contact:<br /> <br /> +39 010 5955981<br /> gts@autogasnord.it<br /> <br type="_moz" /> <br /> Leapfrogging policies discussed in UN workshop http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5496 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5496 2014-07-17 12:33:52 article <span style="color: rgb(204, 51, 51);"><b>hydrocarbons21.com</b></span> reports on legislated and proposed policies supporting natural refrigerants by Seychelles, Mauritius and Mexico, as well as a novel approach to phasing-down HFCs internationally, as discussed during the HFC management workshop organised by UNEP on 11-12 July 2014 in Paris. GTS S.p.A. http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/gts_spa_it http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/gts_spa_it 2014-07-17 00:00:00 company GTS spa, an Autogas Nord Group company, is engaged in the production and distribution of specialty and pure gases. The company offers a hydrocarbon refrigerant product line, POLARPURE, as well as tailor-made solutions. <br /> <br /> GTS&rsquo; refrigerant product line includes: <br /> <ul> <li>R600a (isobutane) for domestic refrigerator and freezer applications</li> <li>R290 (propane) for commercial refrigerators, freezers, supermarket and convenience store systems, as well as air conditioning</li> <li>R600 (pure n-butane) ideal for blending</li> <li>R1270 (propylene polymer grade 99.5%+) for special applications</li> </ul> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.gtsspa.com/en/int/polarpure"><br /> More here about POLARPURE Gas</a><br /> <br /> For decades, GTS has operated two factories in Italy and one in Romania since 2010, allowing the company to cover a wide range of territories for distribution in Europe, Asia and South America. <br /> <br /> Other sectors in which GTS operates are: the aerosol industry, construction and the food industry. GTS is headquartered in Genova, Italy. IARP SRL http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/iarp_srl http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/iarp_srl 2014-07-17 00:00:00 company IARP specialises in commercial refrigeration units using green gases to ensure a dramatically low environmental impact. IARP is a pioneer in the use of R290 (propane) for Unilever. The company has manufacturing sites in Italy and in Thailand. Hotelex shanghai http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/721 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/721 2014-07-17 00:00:00 event As one of the largest, most effective and highest level exhibitions in the hospitality industry, HOTELEX Shanghai is consistently concerned about the practice of innovative elements and green concepts. As the main part of HDD (Hotelex, Deco &amp; Design), it contains ten differently themed sectors including Catering Equipment &amp; Supply, Bakery &amp; Ice Cream, Tableware, Textile, Appliance &amp; Amenities and IT &amp; Security, Fitness &amp; Leisure, Food &amp; Beverage, Coffee &amp; Tea and Wine &amp; Spirits. HOTELEX has led the hospitality industry trends for 22 years and will continue to provide one-stop purchasing and information platform for the hospitality professionals.<br /> Harfko 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/720 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/720 2014-07-17 00:00:00 event Harfko is an international exhibition for heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation and is held annually at the KINTEX Korea International Exhibition Center. HARFKO offers a good opportunity to obtain detailed information about the latest developments as well as products, systems and services in HVAC&amp;R industry in Korea. Almost all manufacturers of HVAC&amp;R equipment in Korea and some from China will exhibit their newest products and services.<br /> <br /> Successful participation of Huayi Compressor Barcelona in China Refrigeration 2014 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5487 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5487 2014-07-16 11:23:11 article For the first time, Huayi Compressor Barcelona successfully participated in China Refrigeration 2014. With a big affluence of visitors worldwide, CR2014 consolidates as an important meeting point for refrigeration professionals for the Asian market and for international level.<br /> Tussle over phasing out ozone-depleting gases http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5486 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5486 2014-07-16 11:08:36 article In India, Godrej has pioneered hydrocarbon technology in refrigerators and later air-conditioners and the company made a presentation to the Ministry. Dilip Rajadhyaksha, senior general manager of Godrej, told The Hindu that hydrocarbons were flammable but safeguards can be put in and the company has expertise since 15 years in this field. It opted for hydrocarbons under a pilot project funded by the GIZ, a German government agency, which funded and helped with the technology under which it carried out pilot manufacturing of air-conditioners using hydrocarbons (propane) from 2010. Before that, since 1999 it has made refrigerators using a blend of propane and isobutane.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We have sold ten million fridges so far and over 60,000 air-conditioners, including ones with 1.5 ton capacity, and not a single incident of explosion has taken place,&rdquo; he said.<br /> <br /> Some other companies are also going in for hydrocarbon technology spurred by the tightened emission norms this year. Transitioning from HCFCs to HFCs is meaningless in the long run since HFCs have a high global warming index whereas hydrocarbons like propane are very low on the index.<br /> <br /> While HFC technology has patent issues, which are not resolved, for instance only one company has the patent for HFC 32, hydrocarbon technology does not have patents and it can be developed commercially, Mr. Rajadhyaksha pointed out.<br /> <br /> <b>Resistance to hydrocarbons<br /> </b><br /> According to Jitendra Bhambure, Executive Vice-President, R&amp;D and Technology, Blue Star limited, representing the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Manufacturers Association (RAMA), HFCs were adopted by the developing countries and these refrigerants have higher global warming potential.<br /> <br /> The Indian industry has started adopting HFCs as a part of phasing out HCFCs as per the Montreal Protocol, he added. However, he said while RAMA understands the need to address the issue of global warming, with no clear alternatives available it is difficult to work out a plan. Alternatives like HFO for air-conditioning application are under development but the timelines are not known, and they are classified as flammable. The technology is yet to be proven and commercial viability in not known. There will be intellectual property rights issues.<br /> <br /> Mr. Bhambure said that hydrocarbons are classified as explosive and have a limitation on charge quantity, which makes them adaptable up to one ton. They cannot be adopted for higher tonnage systems. In India, 75 per cent of systems are 1.5 ton and above and thus hydrocarbons have limited scope. Flammability will be a big issue across the value chain from R&amp;D to manufacturing, transportation, storage and in installation and service as the split systems are not sealed systems.<br /> <br /> The most difficult will be the handling of flammable refrigerants by inadequately trained technicians across the country both in urban and rural areas.<br /> <br /> He added that RAMA feels that it is not possible for the Indian air-conditioning and refrigeration industry to have any mandatory regulations unless there are alternatives available, which are technically proven, commercially viable, safe to use and matured as a technology.<br /> <br /> <b>Environmental groups oppose India&rsquo;s stand<br /> </b><br /> Mr. Bhushan says, &ldquo;Our policy seems to be dictated by the US and the industry, which holds the patents.&rdquo; He said why can&rsquo;t the Indian industry make a one-time move from HCFC directly to hydrocarbons, which is economically sound and 20 per cent more energy efficient and does not have a high global warming potential. It is in India&rsquo;s advantage to have its own technology. He said the industry says hydrocarbons are flammable but there is proof that companies are capable of overcoming this with safeguards.&nbsp;