The North America seafood industry had its annual get together this week at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with two co-located shows: Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America. While ammonia and nitrogen are often employed in the freezer systems displayed at the show, some exhibitors showcased systems using carbon dioxide.
During the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Greenpeace challenged Coca-Cola to stop using hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gas as a refrigerant in its millions of vending machines and beverage coolers worldwide. The campaign worked, probably well beyond Greenpeace’s wildest dreams. Coca-Cola’s Tomas Ambrosetti and Steven Cousins explain how the Company’s number of HFC-free units installed worldwide has grown to 1.4 million in the feature interview of the 4th edition of Acceler
R744.com interviewed Andreas Hinkler, Group OEM Sales Director at IBP GmbH, revealing how the company anticipates CO2 to gain ground in the US and new requirements for copper in Europe. IBP recently showcased at the AHR Expo held in Chicago, its high-pressure K65 copper alloy fittings for up to 1740 PSI, which connect with Wieland’s K65 tubing. +VIDEO
Trends and experiences with climate-friendly natural refrigeration technology outside the United States
On Thursday 19 February 2015, Green Chill organised a webinar on natural refrigerants led by Nina Masson, Deputy Managing Director of market development company shecco. In addition to providing information on select companies’ use of certain refrigeration system types, Masson provided an update on refrigeration technology trends in different countries and regions, saying that there could be up to 64,000 CO2 transcritical stores in Europe by 2025, and over 750 in Japan.&nbs
Bringing you “everything natural refrigerants”, R744.com journalists were on site at the AHR Expo 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, from 26-28 January and had the chance to interview some key market players manufacturing CO2 solutions for heating and cooling applications.
At the 2015 AHR Expo, one of the world’s largest HVAC&R trade fairs, component manufacturers showcased small footprint transcritical CO2 technology; will North American convenience stores opt for these systems?