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?
Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration has launched the Kirby CO2 evaporator suitable for low temperature freezer applications and direct expansion systems. The evaporator fares well in terms of heat exchange efficiency, capacity, reliability and compressor displacement.
The FMI Energy & Store Development Conference in St. Louis gave retailers the opportunity to discuss their experiences with installed CO2 systems. Harrison Horning from Delhaize America / Hannaford, Jamie J. Meyers from Walgreens, and Rob Olden from GI Energy, discussed pilot transcritical CO2 stores in Maine and Illinois, whilst Benny Smith from Price Chopper talked about the first CO2 system in North America, installed in 2008.
Attended by over 600 people, the FMI Energy & Store Development Conference focuses on energy-efficiency and conservation in the food retail industry, as well as the latest innovations in store design and merchandising. Kicking off the event as in previous years was the EPA’s GreenChill Awards ceremony, a program that recognises individual stores for investments…
Three new CAREL controllers providing complete CO2 system management were presented at FMI Energy & Store Development Conference from September 7-9, 2014 in St. Louis (MO). The rack controller pRack pR100T for transcritical CO2 condensing units, pRack pR300 for subcritical CO2 systems, and the pRack pR300T for transcritical CO2 applications are part of CAREL’s range of retail solutions to fully integrate and energy optimise refrigeration.
In a move destined to shake up the North American CO2 refrigeration market, Canadian company Systemes LMP has announced an alliance with Hussmann Corporation, expanding the reach of one of the most adaptable transcritical refrigeration solutions on the market.