HVAC&R industry experts from Australia and around the world will descend upon Melbourne this month to discuss the business case for natural refrigerants in Australia & New Zealand at the first ever ATMOsphere Australia.
CO2 refrigeration systems for warmer southern European climates were on the radar at the ATMOsphere Europe conference in Barcelona last week, with manufacturers showcasing high-efficiency solutions capable of transcending the so-called ‘CO2 equator’.
At the IIAR Conference and Exhibition, the manifold industrial refrigeration components on display addressed low-charge, safety, efficiency, space saving and more.
Food processing, cold storage and residential air conditioning are among the applications with the greatest potential to grow the market for natural refrigerants in China, according to manufacturers exhibiting their technology at China Refrigeration in Beijing last week.
Natural refrigerants were in the spotlight last week at Mostra Convegno Expoconfort, which saw manufacturers unveil new technologies for a range of CO2 and hydrocarbon refrigeration applications.
Mayekawa (MYCOM) turned heads at HVAC&R Japan 2016 in Tokyo with a prototype of a 30kW NH3/CO2 system for smaller industrial applications and potentially even commercial applications, while Danfoss showcased its broadest array of natural refrigerant solutions yet at the event.
With CO2 quickly establishing a global reputation as one the safest, cleanest and most efficient refrigerants for food retail applications, Denmark’s Danfoss foresees that the rapid uptake of new technologies and an increase in the number of CO2 systems installed worldwide will make this climate-friendly refrigerant an even more attractive solution in 2016.
Danfoss’ CO2 technology for warm ambient climates is heralding the end of the so-called ‘CO2 equator’. But the company’s segment strategy manager Anders Juul doesn’t want to keep this technology a secret.
A number of component suppliers showcased their newest CO2 compatible products at the 2015 FMI Energy and Store Development Conference in San Diego.
Target, Whole Foods, Sobeys and Ahold USA will be among those offering insights on sustainable refrigeration and store energy savings amid a period of rapid transition in North America.