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, 19 Apr 2014 16:44:59 +0200 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:44:59 +0200 OzonAction Webinar: Refrigerants Naturally! says no to HFOs http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5149 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5149 2014-04-17 18:50:40 article On Monday, 14 April, OzonAction hosted a webinar titled &ldquo;Refrigerants, Naturally! Cool Partnership&rdquo;. hydrocarbons21 reporters tuned in to get the inside scoop on the Refrigerants, Naturally! partnership experience to date. Speakers from members The Coca Cola Company, PepsiCo, Redbull, and Unilever, as well as Claudia Becker of Refrigerants, Naturally! addressed their experience and strategies in &ldquo;clever cooling&rdquo;, highlighting their success in adopting natural refrigerants. Dua Refrigeration Training http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/dua_refrigeration_training http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/dua_refrigeration_training 2014-04-17 00:00:00 company Phasing out of R410A - Awareness of flammable refrigerants RAC Cooling Industry Awards 14 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/644 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/644 2014-04-17 00:00:00 event <div>Now in its Tenth Anniversary Year, the industry's biggest and most-respected Awards event, the RAC Cooling Industry Awards, champions the leading innovations and environmental successes in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.</div> Bitzer wins "Refrigeration Product of the Year" Award http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5145 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5145 2014-04-16 11:06:25 article The BITZER ECOLINE reciprocating compressor was selected as the winner in its category by an independent panel of industry experts. It was recognised for its energy efficiency and for being an environmental solution in refrigeration applications, which is compatible with numerous refrigerants such as R134a, R404A, R407A, R407C, R407F, R507A, R290 and R1270 Rivacold http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/Rivacold_Italy http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/Rivacold_Italy 2014-04-15 00:00:00 company <div>Rivacold was established in 1966, primarily as a supplier of condensing &nbsp;units and hermetic systems to manufacturers of refrigerated counters and cabinets. As a result, through the years, it has reached an important position as a manufacturer and distributor of components and products to the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in general.<br /> <br /> The experience gained and continuous technical research, have culminated in us manufacturing and supplying products which conform with international quality standards. This has resulted in Rivacold becoming a leading company in the manufacture of refrigeration equipment including: condensing units and hermetic systems for commercial applications; packaged and split refrigerating systems; housed condensing units and multi-compressor packs for commercial &nbsp;and &nbsp;industrial applications; production of copper-aluminium heat exchangers and unit coolers.</div> Council adopts regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5140 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5140 2014-04-14 17:52:38 article The Council today adopted a regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases). The new regulation will allow to reduce F-gas emissions in the EU by two-thirds of today's levels by 2030. The use of F-gases in some new equipment, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, will be banned where viable and more climate-friendly alternatives are readily available. The new regulation will not only contribute to the achievement of the EU climate and environmental objectives, but it will also create business opportunities for EU companies on the market for alternative technologies UPDATED: hydrocarbons21.com exclusive Video Booth Tours from AHR Expo and SMTS 2014 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5038 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5038 2014-04-14 17:05:21 article In the first few months of 2014, hydrocarbons21.com reported from many of the leading HVAC&amp;R trade fairs organised around the world, including the 2014 AHR Expo in New York, and the Supermarket Trade Show 2014 in Tokyo. During these events our reporters shot a number of exclusive videos with leading natural refrigerant technologies providers, including AHT Cooling Systems and Emerson Climate Technologies, who below present their hydrocarbon expertise and solutions. <font color="#ff0000">UPDATE:&nbsp;Reinhold Resch talks about AHT Cooling Systems hydrocarbon products presented at&nbsp;EuroShop 2014</font> UPDATED:&nbsp;EuroShop 2014: Hydrocarbons a viable solution for supermarkets http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/4984 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/4984 2014-04-14 15:02:14 article <i>Reporting from EuroShop 2014, one of the world&rsquo;s leading retail trade fairs, hydrocarbons21.com found that hydrocarbons have become a proven solution in the realm of natural refrigeration, not just for smaller stores, but also for supermarkets. In part one of our EuroShop reporting, hydrocarbons21.com will focus on the larger hydrocarbon solutions on show. </i><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><i>+ VIDEO</i></span> Multi-blend HC refrigerants R441A and R443A http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5135 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5135 2014-04-14 10:03:20 article Developed by A.S. Trust &amp; Holdings and manufactured in Texas by ComStar International, multi-blend hydrocarbon refrigerants R441A and R443A are designed as energy saving, climate friendly alternatives to synthetic refrigerants such as R134A and R22. Advantages of the products include reduced charge, lower flammability and flexible operational properties. Australian Refrigeration Association http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/_ara http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/_ara 2014-04-14 00:00:00 company The Australian Refrigeration Association (ARA) is a non-profit association comprised of people and organisations that support the Association's objectives particularly from a design, engineering and operating point of view. ARA aims to build a significant membership in all RAC functions and delivers solutions and assistance relevant to all participants in the RAC supply chain including design&amp; assessment, training, commercialisation, installation, operation &amp; maintenance, and disposal.<br /> <br /> <div>The association works with other RAC industry peak bodies, RAC user groups and government (all levels) and education &amp; training bodies to achieve these objectives by focusing on the following drivers:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Awareness</b> &ndash; make the industry, governments and RAC users aware of the need for a comprehensive strategy for sustainability.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Planning</b> &ndash; develop a plan that recognizes the need for industry collaboration and the need for an integrated strategy addressing the following functional dimensions.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Funding</b> &ndash; identify ways to fund the significant activities required and the resources and programs required to deliver safe, efficient and sustainable practices.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Documentation</b> &ndash; compile and make available the many sources of information required to address each RAC sector including standards, codes of practice, training materials, legislation requirements, and research and development requirements.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Training</b> &ndash; develop training systems and resources that address the tens of thousands of people and organisations that will need educational assistance to achieve these outcomes.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Legislation</b> &ndash; identify the legislative tools required and the associated enforcement mechanisms. Recommend and gain the support of the Federal, State and Local Governments recognising the need for nationally consistent policies and practices.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>R&amp;D</b> &ndash; identify the priorities for R&amp;D by sector and programs to address these research needs by accessing both international achievements and domestic research capability.</div> TEKO http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/teko-kaeltetechnik http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/teko-kaeltetechnik 2014-04-14 00:00:00 company Created in 1982, TEKO provides industrial and commercial heating and cooling solutions, including those using natural refriegrants CO<sub>2</sub>, hdyrocarbons and ammonia. The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) launched http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5123 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5123 2014-04-10 10:00:17 article <div>A new and innovative Government scheme launched today will pay people for the green heat they generate for their homes.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world&rsquo;s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The scheme is open to everyone &ndash; home owners, social and private landlords, and people who build their own homes. It is available to households both on and off the gas grid.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Minister for Energy Greg Barker said:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This is the first scheme of its kind in the world &ndash; showing yet again that the UK is leading the way in the clean energy sector.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Not only will people have warmer homes and cheaper fuel bills, they will reduce their carbon emissions, and will also get cash payments for installing these new technologies.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It opens up a market for the supply chain, engineers and installers &ndash; generating growth and supporting jobs as part of our long-term economic plan.</div> Japanese Energy-Savings Consulting Company Forms Asian Distributor Network for Climate-Friendly R441A and R443A Refrigerants http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5120 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5120 2014-04-09 14:53:34 article <div>Global Eco Innovations Co. Ltd. Japan (GEIJ), an energy-savings sales and consulting company in Tokyo, Japan, has agreed to represent A.S. Trust &amp; Holdings, developer of the climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants R441A and R443A, in creating a network of distributors in Asia. GEI Japan, along with its subsidiaries GEI Thailand and GEI Korea, offers total sustainable energy solutions that provide ways to make, store and use energy. The company sells photo-voltaic- and wind-generation systems along with back-up power-storage systems and energy-efficient LED lighting systems.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>GEI Japan will be expanding its product line with energy-saving air conditioning systems based on R441A, a substitute for R134A, and R443A, a substitute for R22 and R410 refrigerants, as well as identifying and recommending to A.S. Trust &amp; Holdings candidate companies for Asia-based distribution of these products. In addition, GEI Japan will have the exclusive right throughout Asia to manufacture and sell an A.S. Trust-developed safety valve that works in conjunction with all types of refrigerants.</div> Randolph Community College http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/randolph_community_college http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/randolph_community_college 2014-04-09 00:00:00 company Randolph Community College, located in Asheboro (NC) USA, offers courses for&nbsp;Air Conditioning &amp; Refrigeration maintenence.&nbsp;Topics include electric/electronic control systems, pneumatic control systems, DDC temperature sensors, humidity sensors, pressure sensors, wiring, controllers, actuators, and controlled devices. Upon completion, students should be able to verify or correct the performance of common control systems with regard to sequence of operation and safety.<br /> <br /> RCC is currently exploring&nbsp;alternative and green R-22 replacement refrigerants.&nbsp;RCC supports the green initiative and has a LEED gold certified building that was completed in late 2012.<br /> 7th European Heat Pump Forum http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/643 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/643 2014-04-09 00:00:00 event <div>The 7th edition of the EHPA European Heat Pump Forum will take place in Berlin (at Ellington Hotel) on the 20th of May 2014. This year the focus of the Forum will be heat pump technology in light of the German &quot;Energiewende&quot; and the current EU policy framework. Over the course of three sessions, topics such as:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>Energy markets in transition (Denmark, France, Germany, UK)</li> <li>How to achieve the energy transition with heat pumps (district heating, industrial applications and heat pump solutions for cities)&nbsp;</li> <li>Latest European heat pump market statistics</li> </ul> <div>Taking place in Germany, one of the most important heat pump markets, the EHPA Forum will welcome representatives of manufacturers, universities, industry experts and decision makers at European and national level. For more information please visit the Forum website.&nbsp;</div> A system for many applications: LWD from Alpha-InnoTec http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5118 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5118 2014-04-08 17:47:12 article Outdoor and indoor air/water heat pumps, such as the dual systems from Alpha-Innotec, enjoy high efficiency and flexibility very popular among homeowners and architects.<br /> <br /> The dual heat pumps from Alpha-InnoTec bring an additional advantage: they work with a closed refrigeration circuit, which requires no installer certification, and they use environmentally friendly refrigerant propane. (Article in German) Embraco&rsquo;s new WISEMOTION to revolutionise domestic refrigeration http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5116 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5116 2014-04-08 15:53:35 article On the 19<sup>th</sup> of March, Embraco launched its WISEMOTION technology, a brand new concept designed to revolutionise domestic refrigeration. Coming to the market after 10 years of development and with more than 80 patents, WISEMOTION is the world&rsquo;s first oil-free compressor for residential applications <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); ">+ VIDEO</span> Recent and future trends in synthetic greenhouse gas radiative forcing http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1583 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/knowledge/view/1583 2014-04-08 00:00:00 paper The total warming impact of 25 major synthetic greenhouse gases has been examined by an international team, led by researchers from the University of Bristol. The study estimates that, without additional limits on synthetic greenhouse gas use, the resulting increase in warming could outweigh the climate benefits gained thus far from phasing down chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). EU-Africa Ministerial Statement on Climate Change http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5110 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5110 2014-04-07 10:39:15 article On the occasion of the EU-Africa Summit, EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, the President of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) Binilith Mahenge, and the African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Rhoda Tumusiime hosted a ministerial climate seminar in Brussels on 1 April 2014. ISA Italy S.r.l http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/ISA_Italy http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/ISA_Italy 2014-04-07 00:00:00 company <div>ISA was established in 1963 in Bastia Umbra (PG - Italy) and has since become a worldwide leader in the shop furnishings and professional refrigeration sectors.<br /> <br /> The Group has 3 brand names (ISA, COF and TASSELLI) and operates 5 production facilities, for a total of 100,000 covered square meters, 4,400 of which are dedicated to the research and development centre (the Isa Research and Development Department) and a large showroom. The company&rsquo;s production capacity exceeds one hundred thousand pieces per year, and it currently employs nearly one thousand workers.<br /> &nbsp;</div>