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 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:11:32 +0200 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:11:32 +0200 Hydrocarbons more applicable than ever in North America http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6527 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6527 2015-07-07 11:44:56 article Hydrocarbons aren&rsquo;t just for light commercial refrigeration, anymore! Presentations at ATMOsphere America highlighted new and emerging applications for hydrocarbon refrigerants in the North American refrigeration industry. ATMOsphere America 2015: Training and educating HVAC professionals in light of regulatory changes http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6524 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6524 2015-07-03 12:18:42 article ATMOsphere America 2015 outlined the acute need for expanded training programs for natural refrigerants in the U.S., with the evolution of online training packages, upgraded curriculums pertaining to low charge ammonia, the expansion of allowable hydrocarbon applications following the 2015 EPA SNAP updates, as well as the increasing emergence of CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical and subcritical systems in commercial and industrial refrigeration, driving the market and increasing demand. EPA announces final dates for delisting of HFCs http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6523 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6523 2015-07-03 11:00:16 article In an eagerly anticipated move, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced the final rule for the delisting of several high-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants, giving the HVAC&amp;R industry more time to transition from the delisted refrigerants than originally proposed. SNAP Status Change Rule -&nbsp;Prohibition on the use of certain high-GWP HFCs as alternatives&nbsp; http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1785 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1785 2015-07-03 00:00:00 paper In support of President Obama&rsquo;s Climate Action, under this final rule, various hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and HFC-containing blends that were previously listed as acceptable alternatives under the SNAP program are now listed as unacceptable for specific uses.&nbsp; Starbucks, McDonald&rsquo;s and Red Bull say hydrocarbons set to displace HFCs in food service http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6518 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6518 2015-07-02 15:51:39 article ATMOsphere America 2015, organised in Atlanta on 25-26 June saw a rising trend toward the use of hydrocarbon-based refrigeration in the food service industry. Industry giants McDonalds, Starbucks and Red Bull, together with system supplier True Manufacturing came together to flesh out what&rsquo;s driving the market. U.S.-Brazil joint statement on climate change includes management of HFCs http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6517 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6517 2015-07-02 14:46:31 article Recognising the need to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy to help power our economies, the United States and Brazil each intend to increase the share of renewables &ndash; beyond hydropower &ndash; in their respective electricity generation mixes to the level of 20% by 2030.<br /> <br /> The Presidents, recognising the importance of managing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), agreed to work multilaterally in the Montreal Protocol to consider promptly amendment proposals to phase down HFCs. Engas discuss how natural energy can reduce footprint http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6516 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6516 2015-07-02 14:43:06 article Neerabup&rsquo;s Engas Australasia is the manufacturer and supply chain for the natural and non-toxic hydrocarbon refrigerants.<br /> <br /> Executive director Selwyn Wallace said the company, located in the Neerabup Industrial Area, had been working with the Federal Government to provide a better understanding about all natural refrigerants including hydrocarbons, ammonia and carbon dioxide.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Hydrocarbon refrigerants have zero ozone depleting properties and negligible global warming potential; by using hydrocarbon refrigerants we are reducing our carbon footprint on this planet,&rdquo; Mr Wallace said.<br /> <br /> He said they emphasised to the Government natural refrigerants were a technically viable, safe, and efficient option for refrigeration, heating and cooling applications. ATMOsphere America 2015: Market trends show that a portfolio of solutions is becoming the norm for a growing industry http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6514 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6514 2015-07-01 16:53:44 article The state of the natural refrigerant industry and emerging trends were addressed at this year&rsquo;s ATMOsphere America, organised in Atlanta from 25-26 June, with two separate sessions gathering stakeholder evaluations of the current market for CO<sub>2</sub>, ammonia and hydrocarbons in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Who knew Ben &amp; Jerry&rsquo;s could save the world through ice cream? http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6510 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6510 2015-06-30 11:12:14 article <div>Ben &amp; Jerry&rsquo;s believes that making ice cream and saving the world go together like its tasty flavors and your taste buds. Earlier this year, it asked: 'How can we reduce our emissions?' It turned to CoClear, a New York consultancy that conducts lifecycle analyses (LCAs) on products.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>CoClear found that 54% of Ben &amp; Jerry's carbon emissions came from producing ingredients (aka cows), 14% from transporting ingredients and 10% freezing products at the store.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As part of the company's plan to save 10,000 metric tons of GHGs (green house gases) Ben &amp; Jerry's lobbied to the EPA and handed them legislation to legalise hydrocarbon refrigeration (aka, &ldquo;cleaner greener freezers&rdquo;).&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It said, &ldquo;Sign on the dotted line and carbon emissions will be reduced.&rdquo; It was a no-brainer, so the EPA signed.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>These freezers are energy-efficient and use a natural refrigerant with less global warming impact than hydroflurocarbon refrigerants commonly used in the U.S. These new freezers also save money: a cool solution.&nbsp;</div> Raft of recommended natural substitutes signals death knell for HFCs in China http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6509 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6509 2015-06-29 16:41:56 article China has underlined its intention to facilitate a comprehensive market shift towards natural refrigerant technology in a draft list of recommended substitutes for HCFCs, which are likely to be followed swiftly by substantial policy evolution, subsidies and incentive schemes to further promote natural refrigerants in the region. UPDATE: Secop teams up with VULKAN Lokring, expert in solder-free tube connections http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6298 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6298 2015-06-29 11:39:16 article Secop is now working with VULKAN Lokring, a manufacturer of solder-free tube connections for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Together the duo has delivered revised and improved version of the compressor service video providing a step-by-step example on how to service R600a and R290 Secop compressors used in domestic refrigerators. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">+ New VIDEOS released in&nbsp;Spanish, Russian and Chinese</span> Natural refrigerants dominate China's HCFC replacement list http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6500 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6500 2015-06-25 10:52:48 article <div>Just one HFC is included in a draft list of refrigerants recommended by the Chinese government for the replacement of HCFCs.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div>The list of 12 gases, produced by China&rsquo;s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection, come in response to China&rsquo;s obligations under the Montreal Protocol. It is said to be designed to raise public awareness and promote alternative technologies in the phase-out of R22 and the foam-blowing and solvents R141b and R142b.</div> <div><br /> R32, deemed suitable for use in unitary air conditioners, heat pumps and condensing units, is the only HFC refrigerant in the list. The other alternatives in the list are the &ldquo;naturals&rdquo; &ndash; propane, isobutane, CO2 and ammonia for a range of applications from room air conditioners to industrial refrigeration.<br /> &nbsp;</div> The draft list is out for public comment until June 30.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://publication.shecco.com/publications/view/2015-guide-china-natural-refrigerants">Download the GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in China &ndash; State of the Industry 2015</a><br type="_moz" /> Tecumseh sticking with hydrocarbons in light of HFO-caused compressor damage http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6494 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6494 2015-06-23 16:35:49 article <div>Following the document Tecumseh issued in October 2014 regarding recommended refrigerants, the company has continued to test various low GWP refrigerants with the objective of determining suitable replacements for R404A (globally) and R134a (primarily for North America).</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The effect that HFO refrigerants have on compressor reliability is of extreme importance to Tecumseh. As previously reported, some HFO blends have been ruled out due to the higher discharge temperatures and negative impact on compressor reliability and life.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> For self-contained commercial refrigeration equipment with capacities less than &frac12; HP, Tecumseh continues to support HC refrigerant R290 (propane) as the preferred choice. Based on our testing and experience, R290 delivers anywhere from a 10% to a 45% improvement in efficiency when compared to R134a.&nbsp;Typical applications for R290 include beverage coolers, reach-ins, vending equipment and, commercial refrigerators and freezers.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> Getting an Energy Rebate, the Whole Foods way http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6491 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6491 2015-06-22 15:40:21 article The natural/organic food retailer worked closely with Sacramento Municipal Utility District last year to earn a substantial incentive for a remodeled store that includes a CO<sub>2</sub> cascade system. The company&rsquo;s San Francisco-based global energy coordinator, Aaron Daly, sat down with Accelerate America to talk about all things natural refrigerants and what solutions &ldquo;make sense&rdquo; to them. Future of refrigeration favours naturals http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6490 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6490 2015-06-22 11:31:23 article Australian Refrigeration Association (ATA) president, Tim Edwards, explains why the future refrigerant landscape will favour natural refrigerants.<br /> <br /> <div>Passionate about reducing emissions and tackling climate change, Edwards isn't shy when it comes to assessing the future of synthetic refrigerants. He will tell anyone willing to listen exactly what he thinks.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;We all know that HCFCs are history and that HFCs are not too far behind.&quot;<br /> <br /> <div>Passionate about reducing emissions and tackling climate change, Edwards isn't shy when it comes to assessing the future of synthetic refrigerants. He will tell anyone willing to listen exactly what he thinks.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;We all know that HCFCs are history and that HFCs are not too far behind.&quot;</div> </div> Results of the XVI European Conference on the latest technologies in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6488 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6488 2015-06-22 11:10:58 article The conference was the largest event in the history of Centro Studi Galileo and the Italian Association of Refrigeration Technicians&nbsp;CSG has been able to celebrate its 40th anniversary with extreme satisfaction: 200 participants from 4 continents, more than 50 speakers and 26 Platinum, Gold and Silver Partners came together to support the Conference.<br /> <br /> Our industry will face huge challenges in the coming years and in response, the main theme of the conference was &quot;Do not Wait - Act now!&quot;. Our industry will suffer if we do not act now; however if immediate action is taken, there will be innumerable benefits both for the environment and future technological evolutions and innovations. <br /> <br /> The key concepts from the Conference are therefore: zero use of refrigerants with a high GWP environmental impact, energy efficiency, and correct labeling. All of these actions are to be undertaken urgently in the coming months, further innovations will help and support European Companies and expansion into new markets.<br /> <br /> Of course, a long-term solution is represented by the refrigerants naturally present in our atmosphere, but many stakeholders are still looking at short-term &ldquo;quick-fixes&rdquo;, in the form of synthetic refrigerants (as they are the solution with minimal help and fast changes in the system). We will not be able to develop a 5th generation of refrigerants - &quot;we have evaluated all the types of different synthetic refrigerants - we are at the fruit in our virtual dinner,&quot; said prof. Cavallini at the Conference - the only substances still available to be put in our plants are natural refrigerants and therefore we must focus on those.<br /> <br /> The technicians of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industry are ready for this change but still require a lot of training, especially on the topic of new alternative refrigerants because they have characteristics of toxicity, flammability and high pressures.<br /> <br /> <b>STRONG INCREASE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AND ITS MAIN AGENCIES TO DEVELOP TECHNOLOGIES IN REFRIGERATION</b><br /> <br /> Numerous alliances have been formed at the XVI European Conference. Firstly, the alliance between UNEP, the IIR and the Centro Studi Galileo strengthened with the promise of sustained cooperation for courses and conferences in all nations of the world and particularly in developing countries.<br /> <br /> Further alliances sanctioned involve all companies within the industry, which is the only way to progress in an increasingly globalized market.&nbsp;Europe is the global leader in the use of new technologies, motivated by technological innovation brought on by the recent changes in regulations. The European alliance can firmly open to new markets because in Europe we have experienced dynamism not seen in any other market of the world.<br /> <br /> Last but not least, the alliance with the FAO, will allow us to act even more effectively in developing countries in order to help fight hunger worldwide through refrigeration technologies.<br /> <br /> The only conference dedicated to the conservation and preservation of foods within EXPO 2015, the XVI European Conference has been able to present relevant solutions that FAO will provide and show to the all interested Nations.<br /> <br /> FAO has already committed to create a coalition for training sessions and further cooperation to achieve this common goal. This promise was made not only with regards to the cooperation with CSG, IIR and UNEP but to all participants who have presented and were able to propose methods to store food: for example the preservation of mangoes, which was presented as particularly good, by participants from The Gambia and confirmed by the UN representative Jim Curlin, or the apples of Trentino-Italy, preserved and conserved by a famous Italian manufacturer of cold storage. <br /> Precision home hydrocarbon technology for energy efficient bakery cabinets http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6482 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6482 2015-06-19 10:14:50 article <div>Precision has launched a new range of bakery cabinets designed to offer quality refrigeration and ultra-low running costs. Designed for patisserie tray formats, the cabinets are available in two and three-door counters as well as single and double-door upright cabinets, covering capacities from 390 to 1400 litres.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>All models are available in both -5 to +5&deg;C retarder and -18 to -22&deg;C freezer variants and all are capable of operating in ambient temperatures of up to 43&deg;C.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;These units have been engineered from the ground up to answer the needs of today&rsquo;s baker,&rdquo; said Nick Williams, managing director of Precision. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re a truly sustainable refrigeration solution, built to last and very energy efficient.&quot;</div> GUIDE China: odds stacked in favour of natural refrigerants in light commercial sector http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6481 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6481 2015-06-18 17:04:10 article shecco&rsquo;s recently published GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in China &ndash; State of the Industry 2015 outlined a clear business case for the use of natural refrigerants in China&rsquo;s present and future light commercial refrigeration sector. With large consumer brands already placing over 750,000 pieces of light commercial equipment in China, increasing the availability of training, there is a clear momentum driving the market forward. AVEX International 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/828 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/828 2015-06-18 00:00:00 event Conceived in 1969, AVEX is the vending and water industry&rsquo;s most important event, and the first exhibition of its kind. Since then, it has grown to become a highly respected and increasingly well attended event which attracts visitors and exhibitors from all around the world. From the industry&rsquo;s major manufacturers to leading operators and service companies, AVEX offers visitors the most up-to-date and complete range of products and services available to the sector. <br /> <br /> Owned by the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) and partnered by the European Drinking Water Cooler Association (EDWCA) since 2009, AVEX is the must-attend event of the year for any business or individual operating in the sector.