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 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:57:02 +0200 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:57:02 +0200 ACR Show 2016 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/754 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/754 2014-09-19 00:00:00 event The ACR Show, the UK&rsquo;s only dedicated event for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry returns to the NEC, Birmingham in 2016 on February 16-18 with the aim to&nbsp;connect manufacturers, suppliers &amp; distributors of AC&amp;R &nbsp;products with a targeted audience who are looking to make enquiries and purchases. Attendees come from a wide range of organisations from both the core industry sectors as well as the end user markets.<br /> <br /> The exhibition will combine showcasing the latest technologies, an inspiring and informative seminar programme and hours of networking opportunities. Latest R290 heat pump research presented at Gustav Lorentzen 2014 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5698 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5698 2014-09-18 17:46:09 article Propane heat pumps, waste heat recovery, refrigerant charge and energy optimisation were some of the most talked about research topics at the 11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants. Several research papers presented working hypotheses on optimising system performance and results from an European FP7 project called Next Heat Pump Generation Working With Natural Fluids (NxtHPG), which aims to develop 5 high efficiency heat pump prototypes working with natural fluids.&nbsp; Europe Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Market is estimated to reach $62.43 million by 2019 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5694 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5694 2014-09-18 14:50:50 article Europe&rsquo;s hydrocarbon refrigerants market was valued at $46.03 million in 2013 and is estimated to reach $62.43 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2014 to 2019. Hydrocarbon refrigerants are gaining popularity due to their low global warming potential. Thus, they will have great potential in the future. China: Household appliance industry should upgrade products to meet EU F-gas Regulation&nbsp; http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5692 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5692 2014-09-18 11:04:59 article Chinese HVAC&amp;R industry warns manufactures to pay attention to EU F-gas Regulation in 2014, to meet the export standards. The new regulation will start from 2015. It requires manufactures with pre-refrigerant charged products to keep f-gasses under the regulated amount from 2017. The EU produced a timeline to prohibit certain products with f-gasses to enter the market. (Article continues in Chinese) &nbsp; Yangzi invests 3.5million RMB on R290 production line http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5691 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5691 2014-09-18 11:02:01 article As one of the manufactures that received the Chinese government&rsquo;s subsidy for R290 air conditioning production, Yangzi started a R290 production line-reform in February of this year. In total, Yangzi invests &yen;3.5million (&euro;440,000) to develop its own R&amp;D process, in collaboration with universities and research institutions. Yangzi plans to produce 450,000 units of R290 air conditioners per year in the future. (Article continues in Chinese)&nbsp; Saint Lucia reaffirms commitment to reducing greenhouse gases http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5684 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5684 2014-09-17 10:06:33 article <div>The Saint Lucia Government is aiming to significantly reduce HCFCs by Jan. 2015 through coordinated education and training programs. It successfully phased out ozone depleting CFCs in 2008, two years ahead of schedule.</div> <div><br /> <div>Minister for Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Hon. Dr. James Fletcher, on Monday reaffirmed government&rsquo;s commitment to reduce the country&rsquo;s use of ozone-depleting HCFCs.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Dr. Fletcher released the statement on the eve of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, when countries worldwide observe the importance of the earth&rsquo;s atmosphere and what measures can be taken to protect it.</div> </div> Fast growing HFC levels risk undermining climate benefits of HCFC phase out http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5682 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5682 2014-09-16 17:35:52 article A scientific report published by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) evaluating the ozone layer depletion status has found that it is well on track to recovery. Nevertheless the emissions of HFCs currently increasing at an annual rate of 7% could offset the climate benefits of phasing out ozone depleting substances, if the opportunity to replace them with low-GWP alternatives such as natural refrigerants is missed. The Global Summit 2015 of the Consumer Goods Forum http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/753 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/753 2014-09-16 00:00:00 event The Global Summit 2015 of the Consumer Goods Forum will be held in New York City, NY, United States in June 24-26, 2015.<br /> <br /> The Global Summit 2015 of the Consumer Goods Forum covers topics such as:<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>Winning companies and winning ideas who have succeeded despite a world economy</li> <li>The Future of Retail and the Consumer Goods Business Model</li> <li>Perspectives on Growth - the role of changing consumers, retail and technology</li> <li>The Consumer Goods Forum key strategic pillars - latest news and progress</li> <li>The Chief Executive Consumer</li> <li>Successful Retail Models</li> </ul> <br /> The Global Summit 2015 of the Consumer Goods Forum brings together CEOs and other top level executives from retailers, manufacturers and their suppliers from the consumer goods sector. APAS 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/752 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/752 2014-09-16 00:00:00 event APAS 2015 is biggest event in the retail and supermarket industry held in Brazil. More than 340 companies have already confirmed their participation in the exhibition area. In 2014 more than&nbsp;602 exhibitors and 69,554 visitors from 17 international countries, participated in the event. &Eacute;nergies Froid http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/751 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/751 2014-09-16 00:00:00 event &Eacute;nergies froid is the exhibition of professional refrigeration, air conditioning and renewable energy.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &Eacute;nergies froid is a two day show dedicated to answer the questions and challenges of the industry. Workshop discussions on Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:00 and on Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 will discuss CO<sub>2</sub>.<br /> <br /> This event promotes the business in the sectors of industrial refrigeration and thermodynamics, functioning as a showcase for new products and technologies.<br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" /> Chillventa set to surpass IKK http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5677 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5677 2014-09-15 14:31:15 article The organiser of Nuremberg&rsquo;s Chillventa exhibition is expecting to reach close to 1,000 exhibitors. If achieved, this would be a record for the show since its launch in 2008 and could surpass the achievements of the original IKK show which it replaced.<br /> <br /> The show, which takes place at from 14 to 16 October at its traditional Nuremberg venue, will also play host to a full technical conference programme the day before the trade fair opens.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;There are yet more exciting challenges and opportunities in store for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump technology sector,&rdquo; commented Dr Rainer Jakobs, coordinator of Chillventa Congressing. &ldquo;The latest F-gas regulation is having a significant impact on the market. Whereas in Germany the sector is focusing on the shift to renewable energies, internationally the key issues continue to be the environment and climate protection.&rdquo; says Dr Jakobs.<br /> HVAC Contractors Adapting to Changes http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5675 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5675 2014-09-15 12:43:12 article Refrigeration contractors face a daunting task when it comes to food service-related equipment &mdash; both in terms of changing refrigerants and technologies.<br /> <br /> They have gone from the traditional pulling of ice from rivers and lakes toward new developments, including natural gases like hydrocarbons (HCs) and CO2. Along the way, they&rsquo;ve worked with chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and are still working with hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). And, throughout nearly the entire timeline, ammonia has remained a constant.<br /> <br /> For this focus on supermarkets and restaurants, The NEWS asked a number of contractors where they are in the mix and where they see the refrigeration sector heading. Welcome to the GUIDE Chillventa 2014 &ndash; find everything natural refrigerant at the event http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5634 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5634 2014-09-15 11:00:00 article Exhibiting companies at Chillventa 2014, the world's largest international trade fair for refrigeration, air-conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps, will present a variety of products suitable for the industry&rsquo;s broad-based spectrum. For the natural refrigerant sector, market development company shecco is launching a GUIDE to Chillventa 2014, to enable trade show visitors to best plan their attendance, and to guide traffic to the booths of natural refrigerant product and service providers. NGA Show 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/750 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/750 2014-09-15 00:00:00 event The NGA Show brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers and service providers for unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage, share, network, and innovate. NGA is the only industry association devoted exclu&shy;sively to the needs of independent grocers. Due to today&rsquo;s ever-changing marketplace and evolving advancements in innovation occurring in the food retail industry, the NGA Show is a must-attend event. <br /> <br /> Over the course of four days, attendees have the opportunity to take part in more than 30 education workshops and visit an EXPO floor designed to optimize business relationships between retailers and manufacturers and service suppliers. View the video below to learn more about the NGA Show! BuildPoint 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/748 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/748 2014-09-12 00:00:00 event BuildPoint brings together Retail and Supplier executives to discuss innovation for the architectural design, construction, renovation and facilities of Retail. Suppliers&rsquo; management teams will connect with Retail executives&rsquo; intent on finding innovations and best practices in a variety of settings designed to improve their business and to expand their business partnerships.<br /> Deepfreeze Refrigerants Inc. http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/deepfreeze_refrigerants_inc http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/deepfreeze_refrigerants_inc 2014-09-11 00:00:00 company Deepfreeze Refrigerants Inc. offers Duracool Premium Hydrocarbon Refrigerants as a replacement to&nbsp;R134a in AC systems. The company distributes nationally within Canada.&nbsp; R290 in air conditioning in China and India - Part I&nbsp; http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5667 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5667 2014-09-10 15:48:11 article At the 2014 Gustav Lorentzen conference in Hangzhou, China, the use of R290 in room air conditioners was one of the main topics discussed, with a number of papers presented on the subject. Significant progress on R290 AC technology development in China and India was demonstrated, with 80,000 R290 ACs already operating in India, and R290's high levels of energy efficiency validated for scroll compressors in China. GTS S.p.A. Partners with hydrocarbons21.com bringing 99.5% HC refrigerants to market http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5665 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5665 2014-09-10 10:50:41 article GTS S.p.A, an Autogas Nord Group company, specialises in the production and distribution of high purity hydrocarbon gases for use in domestic and commercial applications including refrigerators and freezers, as well as air conditioning. With the aim of offering energy efficient and cost effective solutions to its customers in Europe, Asia and South America, GTS is bringing its high-quality POLARPURE GAS product line to hydrocarbons21.com. Shining Hot to Get It Cold: Unilever Tests Solar-Powered Freezers http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5664 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5664 2014-09-10 10:22:37 article Yes, now you can grab an ice cold Popsicle on a hot sunny day while strolling through New York City&rsquo;s Central Park &mdash; from a vendor using a solar-powered ice cream freezer.<br /> <br /> The freezers being tested in Central Park operate free of electricity &mdash; vendors can even charge their own mobile devices by plugging them into outlets attached to the freezer units.<br /> <br /> It seems fitting that Unilever, the world&rsquo;s largest producer of ice cream, is rolling out the world&rsquo;s first solar freezers in Central Park to keep those Popsicles, Good Humor or Magnum-brand bars cold while at the same time putting no strain on the environment.<br /> <br /> The solar freezers follow Unilever&rsquo;s efforts to remove the last remaining hydrofluorocarbons-reliant freezers from use. Unilever has been used a climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerant alternative since 2004. More recently it has been driving an industry commitment to phase out damaging HFC&rsquo;s by 2015 through participation in the Consumer Goods Forum.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We have committed to using refrigerants which have a GWP (global warming potential) of less than three, such as hydrocarbons (HC), CO2, ammonia, water and air, which can all be used as cooling agents in refrigerators and freezers,&rdquo; Unilever says. &ldquo;Almost all our production facilities and cold stores already use ammonia in their refrigeration systems. Ammonia has the added benefit of being very energy-efficient for large-scale use.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Any news that advances the cause of guilt-free ice cream consumption is good news. There&rsquo;s a kind of natural and spiritual unity in using the sun to freeze your ice cream treat. Comfortech 2014 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/747 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/747 2014-09-10 00:00:00 event Whether you are a COMFORTECH &quot;First Timer&quot; or a seasoned veteran, the information below will prove useful.<br /> <br /> Benefits of attending:<br /> <ul> <li>Leading edge-education that will sharpen your skills and re-energize your business</li> <li>The great Product Showcase with all the latest products &amp; services from top manufacturers</li> <li>In-depth information on the latest industry trends and developments</li> <li>Unmatched networking opportunities with industry peers</li> </ul> <br /> COMFORTECH is your destination if you work in any of the following industry areas:<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>Forced Air Heating</li> <li>Air Conditioning/Ventilation</li> <li>Air Handling</li> <li>Building Systems Controls</li> <li>Service</li> <li>Refrigeration</li> <li>Sheet Metal Fabrication</li> <li>Energy Management</li> <li>Plumbing</li> <li>Piping</li> <li>Radiant Floor Heating</li> <li>Hydronic Heating</li> <li>Private Water Systems</li> <li>Fire/Sprinkler Protection Systems</li> <li>Solar Thermal/Photovoltaic</li> <li>Bath/Kitchen Remodeling</li> </ul>