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 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:49:57 +0100 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:49:57 +0100 New cooling innovations for the New Year http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6172 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6172 2015-02-27 17:40:47 article 2014 was a year marked by product momentum for Secop. Building upon the success of the compact XV compressor, Secop launched a series of new efficient solutions that attracted global attention throughout the year. There is no reason to believe that 2015 will be any different.&nbsp;Secop is one of the world&rsquo;s leading experts within hermetic compressor technology. With a mission to create innovative and highly efficient products, mindful of the environment, Secop continue to shape the future of the industry.<br /> <br /> The past year has revealed the importance of delivering new performance standards &ndash; not just standard practice. Much of the reason is the increasing global competition but also the fact that legislation and requirements play a bigger and bigger part in terms of energy efficiency and refrigerants with least environmental impact.<br /> <br /> Secop will offer a range of new and highly competitive solutions in 2015 within the application areas: <a href="http://www.secop.com/products/product-portfolio/light-commercial.html" target="_blank">Light Commercial</a>, <a href="http://www.secop.com/products/product-portfolio/dc-powered.html" target="_blank">DC-Powered</a> cooling and <a href="http://www.secop.com/products/product-portfolio/household.html" target="_blank">Household.</a><br /> <br /> <b>Creating Impact in the Light Commercial Market</b><br /> <br /> The aim of Secop in light commercial is to keep on combining compactness and low energy consumption with increased efficiency, capacity and environmental safety.&nbsp;As a result of this Secop will continue to convert R290 and R600a product portfolio to 115 Volt / 60 Hz. The commercial propane (R290) platforms DLE and NLE will also have new types with larger capacities and higher efficiency. Last but not least the market can look forward to a re-designed and upgraded edition of the already legendary SC platform.<br /> <br /> <b>Tailor-made Solutions for DC-Powered Cooling</b><br /> <br /> With respect to the market of DC-powered cooling Secop improves the product portfolio in sub segments in 2015. The goal is to ensure further reliability, even closer cooperation with customers and the very best in tailor-made solutions.&nbsp;The solutions come with a number of smart, optional functionalities, including inverters to reach the highest efficiency possible and with the capability of full integration and total control of the cabinet.<br /> <br /> <b>Making the XV Platform a Household Name</b><br /> <br /> 2015 will see Secop introduce new variants of the successful variable speed XV platform. Intelligently combining extreme small size with extreme high efficiency the XV is set to pioneer the global demands for innovation and flexibility in the competitive household market.<br /> <br /> The vast range of fixed speed platforms has simultaneously with the new XV variants been upgraded and optimized. It means they meet all new efficiency requirements around the world. A final but very important issue for Secop in household has been to create targeted solutions for the emerging markets. There is no doubt about the potential or the need for intelligent products that can cope with tropical environments and unstable power grids.<br /> <br /> All in all, Secop is looking forward to contribute with cooling solutions that continue to make a difference to the world.<br /> <br /> Companies Vary in U.S. Distribution of R290 Units http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6166 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6166 2015-02-27 09:57:46 article In this third and final installment from the NAFEM Show, hydrocarbons21.com reports on three companies - Beverage-Air and Blupura/ELKAY - at different stages of bringing propane refrigeration systems to the U.S. market. Beverage-Air is close to having propane systems in the U.S. market and Blupura is trying to get EPA approval to bring in its propane units from Europe, while its U.S. distributor ELKAY is still at the R&amp;D stage. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">+PHOTOS</span> REI-TECH&rsquo;s slice of Sydney at Tokyo&rsquo;s Supermarket Trade Show http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6148 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6148 2015-02-25 11:15:26 article At the 49th Supermarket Trade Show 2015 (SMTS) in Japan, 10-12 February 2015, REI-TECH Corporation displayed its latest model of AHT Cooling Systems, the &lsquo;Sydney&rsquo;, a highly efficient showcase designed for convenience store layouts, using natural refrigerant R290. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">+PHOTOS</span> Many NAFEM Show exhibitors on path to propane equipment http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6147 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6147 2015-02-25 10:11:33 article While not all the foodservice equipment exhibitors visited by hydrocarbons21.com journalists at the 2015 NAFEM Show in Anaheim were as far along with hydrocarbon conversions as True and Fogel, many showcased a sample unit or spoke about being committed to transitioning to propane equipment in the U.S. market in the near term to meet coming regulations. Here is part two of the hydrocarbon21.com&rsquo;s NAFEM coverage. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">+PHOTOS</span> Cutting-edge hydrocarbon technologies at ATMOsphere Europe 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6145 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6145 2015-02-24 17:37:56 article Carel, Emerson Climate Technologies, Huayi Compressor Barcelona, Embraco, the Universitat Polit&egrave;cnica de Val&egrave;ncia and the Universit&agrave; degli Studi di Napoli Federico II will share their latest hydrocarbon technology developments at ATMOsphere Europe 2015. They will discuss a range of topics including BLDC water loop systems, R290 self-contained display cases, propane LBP fixed speed compressors, ultralow cascade biomedical applications and propane water-to-water heat pump booster for sanitary hot water. New regulations inspire hydrocarbon displays at U.S. NAFEM Show http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6143 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6143 2015-02-24 15:28:36 article With the Department of Energy&rsquo;s 2017 energy requirements a done deal, and the Environmental Protection Agency&rsquo;s ruling on delisted HFCs (such as R134a) expected this summer, component makers, OEMs and end users in the U.S. can no longer get around the need for energy-efficient, low-GWP technology incorporating natural refrigerants. That message could be heard up and down the four exhibit halls at NAFEM, which featured 543 exhibitors and more than 18,500 attendees. Here is part one of hydrocarbon21.com&rsquo;s coverage. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">+PHOTOS</span> hydrocarbons21.com Partners with Thermo Fisher Scientific http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6142 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6142 2015-02-24 15:00:45 article hydrocarbons21.com is pleased to welcome Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a leader in the field of life science research equipment, as a Bronze Partner on the website, where it will showcase its state of the art technology for precision and efficiency in the laboratory. DEFRA open to F-gas certified companies database http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6139 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6139 2015-02-24 09:45:32 article DEFRA has indicated that it is still prepared to discuss the possibility of a centralised database of F-gas certified companies and individuals to make it easily accessible to check customer compliance.<br /> <br /> Hydrocarbons:&nbsp;The Quest For A Green Solution To The Changing Future Of Refrigeration And Air-Conditioning http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1714 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1714 2015-02-24 00:00:00 paper Around the world hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are powerful greenhouse gases, have started to come under increasing regulatory pressure and ultimately will be phased out altogether. As a result, the refrigerant industry should confront its use of HFCs now and plan to do without them in the near future.<br /> <br /> HFCs have been found to have a potential for global warming that can be much more destructive than carbon dioxide. At first, these compounds were hailed when they were introduced to replace hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which were used as a substitute for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). In the 1970s, CFCs had been found to be causing a huge hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica. As a result of that disturbing scientific finding, the Montreal Protocol was established by the United Nations to phase out CFCs&mdash;and its success in this regard has been noteworthy. But researchers have since learned that HCFCs are not the solution, and they should be totally phased out by 2030 under the Copenha- gen amendment to the Montreal Protocol. Recently some environ- mentalists and government officials have proposed expanding the Montreal Protocol&rsquo;s mandate to phase out HFCs as well.<br /> <br /> And so the search continues. The refrigeration business is on the front line of this shift from using gases with a high global warming potential to adopting substitutes that are better for the Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere.<br /> <br /> Finding a replacement remains a daunting challenge because the new material must meet ever tightening national and interna- tional environmental standards and prove both economical and safe to operate.<br /> <br /> Among the promising alternatives in cooling technologies,&nbsp;hydrocarbons are showing increasing prominence due to their green energy properties and their ability to out-perform other refrigerants. Hubbard Products Limited http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/hubbard_products http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/hubbard_products 2015-02-23 00:00:00 company Hubbard Products Ltd., is one of the UK&rsquo;s leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of commercial cooling equipment and has earned an enviable global reputation for innovation and design-led excellence. The company works within the Commercial Refrigeration, Vehicle Refrigeration and Cold Chain sectors.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Hubbard produces the HM Monoblock Cold Room Unit using R290 (propane) refrigerant.&nbsp; AHR exhibitors see considerable growth in hydrocarbons in North America in last 24 months http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6133 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6133 2015-02-19 14:35:54 article Companies showcasing hydrocarbons products and services at the Expo expressed optimism and excitement for the growing hydrocarbons market in North America. UPDATE: Exhibitors catch up with demand for hydrocarbons at AHR Expo http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6098 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6098 2015-02-17 15:30:45 article The AHR Expo confirmed hydrocarbons are gaining traction in North America as a number of exhibitors showed off their hydrocarbons-compatible wares. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">+VIDEO</span> hydrocarbons21.com partners expect leaps and bounds for naturals in 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6115 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6115 2015-02-13 12:19:15 article 2014 has proven to be an important year for natural refrigerants, according to industry leading hydrocarbon technology providers Dorin, Tecumseh, Secop, HyChill, EUROKLIMAT, Blupura and Priority Cool. hydrocarbons21.com asked its Partners to offer some insight into the past year and their expectations for what 2015 has in store for climate friendly solutions in HVAC&amp;R.<br /> UPDATE: Hydrocarbons a &ldquo;Necessity&rdquo; in U.S. http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6051 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6051 2015-02-12 11:40:46 article The doors have opened on another record-breaking AHR Expo, which takes place from 26 &ndash; 28 January at Chicago's McCormick Place. According to AHR Expo exhibitors, EPA and DOE regulations are driving adoption of propane and isobutane. <i><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); ">+PHOTOS +VIDEOS</span></i> Spain: new steps towards green economy http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6110 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6110 2015-02-11 17:11:32 article The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel Garc&iacute;a Tejerina, presided last Tuesday over the presentation of the Climate-Carbon Fund Projects in their call 2014 involved the launch of 42 new projects for gas reduction greenhouse in Spain. She stressed that &quot;Climate Projects have shown, in the space of just three years, to be an effective instrument for achieving the reduction of CO2 emissions in our country. With over 100 projects approved in three sessions, we have laid the foundations for achieving emissions reductions, and promote the creation of jobs in the context of sustainable growth and low carbon&rdquo;. Key Issues Define Residential Regulatory Landscape in 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6111 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6111 2015-02-10 17:17:11 article Last year, the HVACR industry saw an unprecedented amount of regulatory action from government entities, and, according to industry leaders, the regulatory action will continue through 2015. On the residential side, specifically, regulatory items like the regional standards enforcement rule and R-22 allocation changes will affect the supply chain from top to bottom.