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 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:27:19 +0100 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:27:19 +0100 Johnson Controls ties up global joint venture with Hitachi http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6046 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6046 2015-01-23 12:03:00 article Johnson Controls, Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement for their global joint venture while at the World Economic Forum in Davos.<br /><br />The new Johnson Controls-Hitachi joint venture will allow both companies to deliver a combined portfolio in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.<br /><br />Through the agreement, Johnson Controls will obtain a 60 per cent ownership stake in Hitachi Appliances&rsquo; more than &yen;300 billion sales (approximately &pound;1.7 billion) global air conditioning business, excluding sales and service operations in Japan. HVACR industry welcomes skills-based funding http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6036 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6036 2015-01-21 18:03:00 article Australian businesses can now apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce under the federal government's new $476 million Industry Skills Fund.<br />Assistant Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Fund, which will provide up to 200,000 training places and skills advice for businesses over the next four years, is a key element of the Abbott Government&rsquo;s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda.<br />For the HVACR industry, training needs to be a priority in 2015, according to Tim Edwards, president of the Australian Refrigeration Association (ARA).<br />Edwards said there is a great deal of change underway and training for the entire workforce is necessary if Australia is going to keep pace with the rest of the world.<br />"We need to update our skills base if we are going to be using low GWP refrigerants," he said adding that Australia also needs nationally consistent skills based licensing. Hydrocarbons set to play vital role in renovation of Vietnam&rsquo;s fisheries sector http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6034 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6034 2015-01-21 16:11:00 article Vietnam is looking to lessen the environmental impact of its industrial refrigeration sector. To help achieve this, a project has been initiated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the Government of Vietnam, the Vietnam Environmental Protection Fund and market development company shecco to reduce greenhouse gases and the use of ozone-depleting substances in Vietnam&rsquo;s fisheries sector through the use of R290 based equipment. Malaysia: UTM, KPRJ Petroleum and Isunsg Management forged an agreement to allow strategic collaboration http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6027 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6027 2015-01-19 12:23:00 article A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to allow strategic collaboration has been signed between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) with Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ) Petroleum Sdn. Bhd. and Isunsg Management Sdn Bhd respectively to further enhance the research efforts especially in the field of green technology.<br /><br />More in particular, they will be collaborating in the field of technology development, including the hydrocarbon refrigerant capacity and the safety of using hydrocarbon refrigerants in air conditioning systems. R290 RAC sales in India reach 100,000 units http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6023 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6023 2015-01-19 10:22:00 article In India, Godrej &amp; Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd RACs (room air conditioners) using R290 (propane) as a refrigerant have achieved market sales of 100,000 units. The development of the hydrocarbon technology was carried out in collaboration with German development agency GIZ and the Indian government, under international safety standards. With high energy savings and environmental benefits, R290 RACs will help India to meet its growing energy demands in an environmentally sustainable way. Thermo Fisher Scientific http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/thermo_fisher_scientific http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/thermo_fisher_scientific 2015-01-19 00:00:00 company Thermo Scientific (NYSE:TMO) develops equipment to help scientists meet the challenges they face in the lab or in the field every day. From routine analysis to new discoveries, Thermo Fisher Scientific's innovations help professionals do the science they need to do, through high-end analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Thermo Fisher offers solutions within the fields of:<br /> <ul> <li>Diagnostics and healthcare</li> <li>Environmental&nbsp;</li> <li>Food and Beverage</li> <li>Forensics Safety and Security</li> <li>Industrial Production</li> <li>Life Science Research&nbsp;</li> <li>Pharma and Biopharma</li> </ul> <br /> <br /> Energy Efficiency Gains with Lower Global Waming Impact&nbsp; http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1687 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1687 2015-01-19 00:00:00 paper <div>As living standards rise for tens of millions in&nbsp;India, use of room air conditioners (ACs) is&nbsp;rapidly growing, straining India&rsquo;s electric&nbsp;grid. One innovative approach that is rising to the&nbsp;challenge is using a commonly available&nbsp;hydrocarbon &ndash; propane (hydrocarbon 290,&nbsp;HC-290, or R-290) &ndash; as the refrigerant. The&nbsp;standard-bearer for this approach in India is&nbsp;Godrej &amp; Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd, the&nbsp;Indian appliance manufacturer which&nbsp;developed the R-290 AC for India.&nbsp;</div> <div><br /> The R-290&nbsp;AC makes the case that ACs in the Indian&nbsp;market can be built using climate friendly&nbsp;refrigerant alternatives that protect the ozone&nbsp;layer, and at the same time make air&nbsp;conditioning more energy efficient and less&nbsp;costly to operate.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> FREE Guide available with Issue 3 of Accelerate America ahead of 2015 AHR Expo http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6014 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6014 2015-01-15 10:34:00 article Anticipation is building with less than two weeks until what&rsquo;s expected to be the biggest ever AHR Expo, held in Chicago (January 26-28), and shecco publications has released its comprehensive guide with all you need to know about the North American HVACR industry&rsquo;s premier event. The Guide to the 2015 AHR Expo comes FREE with the third edition of <em>Accelerate America</em>, the first magazine of its kind, highlighting the feats of the most progressive business leaders bringing natural refrigerant solutions faster to market in North America. 2015 AHR Expo Already a Record-breaking Event http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6011 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6011 2015-01-14 00:38:00 article Even though the 2015 AHR Expo won&rsquo;t open its doors until January 26th, Show Management has announced that three new all-time records have already been established for the world&rsquo;s largest HVACR event. <br /><br />As of the first week in January, there were more than 2,100 exhibiting companies occupying over 480,000 net square feet of exhibit space &ndash; both new records for the 67th iconic event. The 2015 AHR Expo will be at least 10% larger than the previous largest Show and feature 8% more exhibitors than last year&rsquo;s event in New York City. Included in this record number of companies will be 380 that have never exhibited in the Show before. <br /><br />Another new all-time record is the number of international exhibitors showcasing their products and solutions. This year, 592 international companies from over 30 countries will be exhibiting in Chicago, representing a 16% increase over the previous record. Economical &amp; sustainable chilling with AHT&rsquo;s VENTO FLEX http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6008 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6008 2015-01-13 15:35:34 article AHT&rsquo;s plug-in, multideck VENTO FLEX 125 chiller, which uses R290, is compact, simple to use and has a sealed and self-sufficient refrigeration system, giving it a competitive advantage in supermarkets, convenience stores and filling stations. This &ldquo;plug and chill&rdquo; unit is both environmentally friendly and economical, with low energy consumption and investment costs. Supermarkets pairing emerging refrigerants with appropriate systems http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6006 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6006 2015-01-13 00:59:00 article No&nbsp;portion of the natural refrigeration market has been more cutting edge than supermarkets. Papers and presentations showcased at the most recent Food Marketing Institute Energy &amp; Store Development Conference demonstrated the sector&rsquo;s move away from high-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and toward more efficient equipment. 4th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/796 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/796 2015-01-13 00:00:00 event This prestigious biennial conference attracts international audiences of researchers and industrialists, providing an opportunity to showcase cutting edge developments in sustainability, retail refrigeration and the cold chain. The conference theme will be divided into 3 categories:<br /> <br /> 1. Cold chain refrigeration equipment<br /> 2. Monitoring, evaluating and responding to conditions<br /> 3 Developments in sustainability Naturals a clear choice in wake of changing standards and potential bans http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5997 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5997 2015-01-09 16:39:28 article On 17 December Embraco hosted a webinar led by John Prall, Technical Support Engineer, regarding the proposed DOE and EPA standards and bans&rsquo; potential effect on the commercial refrigeration industry. Switching to natural refrigerants such as CO<sub>2</sub> (R744) and hydrocarbons (R290 and R600a) is the clear choice, according to compressor manufacturer Embraco, to stay ahead of increasingly stringent regulations concerning energy efficiency and standards. MIAMI cooling and freezing by AHT http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5986 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5986 2015-01-06 11:14:46 article AHT&rsquo;s MIAMI Model integral freezers and chiller cabinets are ready-to-plug-in devices with maximum energy efficiency and environmental sustainability with the refrigerant propane. In addition, the MIAMI Model offers improved viewing of merchandise and optimised capacity. Commercial refrigeration: a step toward energy efficiency http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5990 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5990 2015-01-06 00:24:00 article Although replacing HFCs for more environmentally friendly solutions have been occurring for a few years now, the F-Gas Regulation, which was put into force 1 January 2015, has accelerated the process. Several supermarket chains such as Eroski, Dia, Dinosol, Bon Preu, Sabeco, Alcampo and Caprabo, have started new projects with the aim to increase efficiency and reduce costs whilst reducing their impacts on the environment. In order to achieve these goals, companies such as Carrier Refrigeration, Epta Iberia, Fros - Trol and Exkal are offering retailers CO<sub>2</sub> refrigerant-based solutions including CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical and subcritical systems. Regarding hydrocarbon refrigerants, Infrico, a company located in C&oacute;rdoba, Spain, is providing freezers designed for R290 and R600. Cool http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/cool http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/cool 2014-12-23 00:00:00 company Founded in 1981, Cool is a producer of CO2 transcritical rack systems and R290 liquid chillers. BrauBeviale 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/794 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/794 2014-12-23 00:00:00 event BrauBeviale has taken place in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg since 1978. BrauBeviale is one the most important international capital goods exhibition for the whole beverage production process chain: raw materials, technologies, logistics and marketing. Small and medium enterprises and global players from Europe and the rest of the world used the creative atmosphere at BrauBeviale to develop solutions. It has long been one of the leading European exhibitions for the production and marketing of beer and non-alcoholic drinks. Huayi redefines efficiency with new U range compressors http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5972 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5972 2014-12-22 10:58:00 article Minimising energy consumption while providing high cooling capacity was Huayi Compressor Barcelona&rsquo;s main goal in designing it&rsquo;s new U Range of R290 compressors. With its more compact and rounded shell, the U Range features exceptionally low noise levels. HVAC&amp;R events not to be missed in 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5967 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5967 2014-12-19 16:09:29 article 2015&rsquo;s international conferences and trade fairs will provide plenty of opportunities for HVAC&amp;R professionals to discover the latest R290, R600a and R1270 technology. <a href="http://hydrocarbons21.com" target="_blank">hydrocarbons21.com</a> will be reporting about several of these events to stay in tune with the latest global trends in hydrocarbon technology.<br /> <br /> Interested in attending some of these conferences and shows? Start networking from now and see who else will participate in the event by using the new &ldquo;are you attending?&rdquo; feature. <br /> Hoteres Japan 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/792 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/792 2014-12-19 00:00:00 event One of Asia's largest trade shows for hospitality, food service, &amp; catering - HCJ offers a platfrom to meet key buyers.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> With its history of over 40 years, HCJ is highly recognised in the food service industry. This is a &quot;must-visit&quot; show for the professionals, especially for those involved in newly opening hotels, restaurants and commercial facilities.