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.
Natural refrigerant systems are proliferating in Asian countries, offering environmentally friendly solutions while helping to reduce operating costs in a wide range of areas, from cold storage or ice rinks to ground freezing for construction work. Users of CO2/NH3 systems in Asia shared their experiences and plans for the future at ATMOsphere Asia 2016.
During a session on market trends at ATMOsphere Asia 2016, Mayekawa outlined its plans to adapt its NewTon system for use in a wider variety of applications, while Sanden continues to target the global convenience store market with its CO2 solutions. Meanwhile, shecco’s Nina Masson presented new research showing that the market gap between f-gases and natural refrigerants in Japan is constantly shrinking – partly driven by the surging popularity of naturals for vending mach
2015 has been an eventful year for natural refrigerants. Here at R744.com, with Christmas dinner in the oven and Santa Claus about to set off on his merry way, it’s time to take stock of the past year, and naturally (pun intended!) to look back at the highlights of R744 refrigerant news in 2015 – from promising new policy developments and exciting events to cutting-edge technology advancements. Pull up a chair by the fireside and relive the best bits of Everything R744 in 201
In June 2015 Frialsa opened a new facility. The company had a long history using ammonia since its inception in 1983, but in 2010 decided to work with CO2 as well.
At China Refrigeration 2015 in Shanghai, ammonia21.com interviewed Danfoss’ Carsten Dahlgaard, Industrial Refrigeration Global Marketing Director to find out more about the opportunities and challenges facing NH3/CO2 systems in the fast growing Chinese cold chain. China is the Danfoss’ second largest market after Europe, and is where the company manufactures 50% of their industrial refrigeration products.
In addition to featuring a number of low-charge ammonia products, the IARW-WFLO Convention & Expo, held in Orlando, Florida on 26 – 19 April, included several exhibitors promoting CO2-only and ammonia/CO2 refrigeration systems. While CO2 is still relatively new for the refrigerated warehouse operators attending the show, it is slowly gaining traction as an alternative to traditional high-charge ammonia systems.
Moving south to Spain, R744.com interviews the professors Nacho Fandos (IES Llombai) and Ramón Cabello (Jaume I University of Castellón), pioneers of CO2 training in the country. Thanks to collaboration with secondary schools, the Jaume I University of Castellón and companies such as Frost-Trol, training courses have been successfully run since 2011.