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 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:44:10 +0200 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:44:10 +0200 An international HFC phasedown is coming http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6601 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6601 2015-09-02 11:04:49 article Since at least 2009, the international refrigeration community has been discussing a global phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Today, it&rsquo;s gaining greater attention, because, even though the transition from chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and then to HFCs has resulted in gases with lower climate change impacts, the growing use of air conditioning and refrigeration around the world has resulted in more refrigerant use and the need to use even lower-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants.<br /> <br /> Not waiting for a global agreement, the U.S. is already moving in that direction. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program, has announced the phaseout of some high-GWP refrigerants for supermarkets, stand-alone refrigeration units, and vending machines.<br /> <br /> Europe put into force its F-gas regulation at the beginning of 2015. The regulation contains specific dates for sectorial refrigerant phaseout. There may be some important lessons learned and global implications from Europe&rsquo;s actions. In a region where there is much more need for refrigeration than air conditioning, Europe is focusing on low-GWP solutions for supermarkets and other refrigeration applications &mdash; beginning with phasing out R-134a in autos, domestic refrigerators, and freezers.<br type="_moz" /> Carter Synergy http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/carter_synergy_uk http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/carter_synergy_uk 2015-09-02 00:00:00 company Carter Synergy is a provider of refrigeration, mechanical, electrical and other core building services in the U.K.. From design, project management, plant manufacture, through to installation, commissioning and service and maintenance, Carter provides an all-encompassing, turnkey package, to meet with our clients requirements.<br /> <br /> Operating from three regional centres, Birmingham (Head Office), Liverpool and London, and working in conjunction with our Scottish Based sister company, KB Refrigeration, Carter offers its experience and expertise throughout the United Kingdom.&nbsp;With focus on innovation, environmental concerns, and strategic client partnerships, Carter Synergy continues to be the market leaders of our field. Shenzhen University signals increased support for climate friendly refrigerants in China with new R290 air conditioners http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6600 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6600 2015-09-01 15:16:37 article After an official purchase agreement at the end of June, 243 new air conditioners using refrigerant R290 settled in their new home at Shenzhen University. With the help of the Chinese government, the Shenzhen municipality is the first city in China to acquire climate friendly air conditioners. Temprite http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/temprite_refrigeration_components http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/temprite_refrigeration_components 2015-09-01 00:00:00 company Temprite specialises in innovative, energy-efficient coalescent and conventional oil separators and refrigerant oil management products, including oil level controls and oil reservoirs.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <b>Company History</b><br /> <br /> Founded in 1924, Temprite was a pioneer&nbsp;in the refrigeration industry and one&nbsp;of the first companies to specialise in&nbsp;refrigeration components in the U.S.. Early Temprite&nbsp;products included beer coolers and&nbsp;dispensing valves for soda fountains and&nbsp;water coolers.&nbsp;The Temprite reputation for innovation&nbsp;arose when the company originated some&nbsp;of the earliest refrigeration components&nbsp;including the conventional oil separator in&nbsp;its current configuration: Every conventional&nbsp;oil separator is a copy of a Temprite oil&nbsp;separator.<br /> <br /> In 1988, Temprite was the first company&nbsp;to design and manufacture coalescent&nbsp;oil separators and oil reservoirs with the&nbsp;introduction of the high-efficiency 900&nbsp;Series. The 920 &amp; 920R Series were&nbsp;developed in 1990-1991 to meet customer&nbsp;needs for energy savings, lower carbon&nbsp;emissions and increased system life.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Today, Temprite is a premier brand name&nbsp;in the industry. Building on decades of&nbsp;experience in manufacturing components&nbsp;for the refrigeration industry, the Temprite&nbsp;tradition of innovation continues with&nbsp;energy-efficient coalescent and conventional&nbsp;oil separators for every type of refrigerant,&nbsp;such as the 130 Series for CO<sub>2</sub>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;ammonia-compatible 920 &amp; 920R Series.<br /> <br /> 2015 marks the launch of hydrocarbons refrigerant-based components.&nbsp;<br /> <b><br /> International Distribution</b><br /> <br /> The Temprite plant is located in West Chicago, Illinois, USA, with distribution facilities in Tokyo, Japan; Glasgow, UK; Stuttgart, Germany; Ankara, Turkey; Bangalore, India; and Sydney, Australia. Temprite has worldwide distribution through wholesalers and direct sales to original equipment manufacturers, retailers and medical organizations, and through strategic partners in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Turkey, India and Australia. China&rsquo;s Ministry of Environmental Protection outlines hard-line stance on HFCs and the benefits for natural refrigerants http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6599 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6599 2015-08-31 16:56:47 article In June 2015, China&rsquo;s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) published &lsquo;The First Catalogue of Recommended Substitutes for HCFCs&rdquo; with the list of natural substitutes &ndash; including CO<sub>2</sub>, ammonia, hydrocarbons and water &ndash; indicating a significant shift in mindset towards a sustainable HVAC&amp;R industry in China.&nbsp; ATMOsphere Europe 2016 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/900 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/900 2015-08-28 00:00:00 event The market for natural refrigerants is growing and evolving with companies turning their focus towards solutions for warmer climates. ATMOsphere Europe 2016 reflects this trend in it's move South to Barcelona, Spain for the 7<sup>th</sup> annual conference. The event will highlight the progress that has been made with natural refrigerant technologies thus far, as well as discuss untapped business opportunities and next steps in the HVAC&amp;R industry. <br /> <br /> Serving as THE meeting place for HVAC&amp;R industry stakeholders worldwide, the conference will cover everything you need to know about natural refrigerant based technologies with market trends and regulatory sessions, end user and supplier panels, technology case study presentations, workshops and more. ATMOsphere Europe 2016 also offers the perfect setting to meet and network with 300+ HVAC&amp;R industry experts expected to attend.<br /> ATMOsphere Asia 2016 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/899 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/899 2015-08-28 00:00:00 event Returning for it's 3<sup>rd</sup> edition, ATMOsphere Asia 2016 will cover the latest natural refrigerant technology innovations, market trends and regulatory issues, looking at both the Japanese scope as well as the international dimension. Programme highlights include updates on national subsidies given by the Japanese Ministry of Environment and information about F-Gas policies and their implementation in Europe and North &amp; South America. This year, the two day conference will be split with the first day focusing on commercial refrigeration and the second day covering industrial refrigeration and other applications.<br /> Hoshizaki shines bright with its new gems &ndash; the Emerald Class ice makers http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6596 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6596 2015-08-27 14:24:21 article Hoshizaki&rsquo;s Emerald Class product line is a range of new ice making machines using the latest R290 natural refrigerant technology, marking the next important step for the company as it supports the sustainable future of ice making equipment and design. Chilled water anyone? Blupura obtains UL Certification in U.S. http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6593 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6593 2015-08-27 12:31:53 article The Italian water cooler specialist, which recently expanded its operations into the U.S., has obtained UL Certification. Ghanaian EPA sensitises students to Ozone layer depletion, HFC management http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6592 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6592 2015-08-27 12:27:56 article <div>Ghana's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sensitised students in second cycle institutions in the Upper East Region on the depletion of the ozone layer and how best to prevent the phenomenon.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The beneficiary students from the Bolgatanga Girls Senior High, Navrongo Senior High, Bolgatanga Senior High, Bolgatanga Technical Institute, Notre Dame Seminary, and the Gowrie Senior High Technical schools&nbsp;are expected to act as ambassadors in their respective schools and communities by educating other people on preventing human-driven activities that deplete the ozone layer.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Mr Emmanuel Osae Quansah, Head of the Ozone Department, EPA, told the students that the ozone layer absorbed most of the harmful ultra violet radiation from the sun and indicated that any damage to the ozone layer could affect the health of human beings.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>He pointed out that human activities such as the use of chemicals like Chlorofluorocarbons carbons (CFCs) in refrigerators, blowing of agents in the foam industry as well as propellers in sprays, were some of the major causes that deplete the Ozone layer.&nbsp;</div> Emerson webinar labels R744, R290 and R717 as likely alternatives to delisted HFCs http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6591 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6591 2015-08-25 14:39:02 article Emerson&rsquo;s 14<sup>th</sup> webinar in its E360 series focused on the recent EPA rulings regarding high-GWP HFC delistings and their likely impact on the industry. Have you ever heard about the Blupura public water fountains? http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6589 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6589 2015-08-24 12:35:30 article Blupura public water fountains are&nbsp;innovative water coolers able to supply huge quantities of fresh and filtered, still and sparkling water, which provide a real service to a community through the incentive to the use of local drinking water.<br /> <br /> The good taste and quality of the water supplied is due to a microfiltration system which is able to eliminate all heavy metals and parts under 0,5 micron, without affecting the organolepctic properties of the water.The quality of the water provided by our coolers has been constantly demonstrated by the numerous and frequent analysis, done by biologists and specialised companies. If you want to be sure about that, you can download them from the website: <a href="http://www.acquacity.it/" target="_blank">www.acquacity.it.</a><br /> <br /> Installing a Blupura water fountain is a clear message of commitment to the respect of nature and actively promotes environmental awareness: think about the fact that, thanks to the use of them, is possible to save till 367 kg of plastic in one day.&nbsp;But each Blupura outdoor fountain isn&rsquo;t just a way to save money and respect the environment; they represent a meeting-place, as well as a good way to communicate between citizens and local administration, thanks to the monitor installed on each fountain.<br /> Japan's quest to lead the world in sustainable HVAC&amp;R featured in first edition of Accelerate Japan http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6587 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6587 2015-08-20 11:03:16 article Can Japan lead the world in climate-friendly cooling and heating? Apathetic Australian government urged to action on HFCs, climate change http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6586 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6586 2015-08-20 10:32:46 article Described as the worst-performing industrial nation on climate change at the UN talks in Lima last year, Australia has finally awoken from its slumber announcing plans to reduce HFCs by 85% by 2036 and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. Embraco webinar reveals the substitution value of hydrocarbons as more HFCs get phased-out http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6585 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6585 2015-08-19 14:27:36 article In a webinar hosted by RSES held on 14 August, a beginners guide to refrigeration was given as well as a discussion on the role that natural refrigerants &ndash; particularly hydrocarbons - will play in the coming five years. Jim Knudsen: U.S. HVAC&amp;R users must think long term http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6583 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6583 2015-08-14 15:12:32 article In his guest column for the July-August edition of Accelerate America, experienced refrigeration executive Jim Knudsen laments users of HVAC&amp;R equipment continuing to use chemical refrigerants with known environmental hazards, urging them to instead make the investment in a long-term natural refrigerant solutions that are known, viable and safe.