The 49th Supermarket Tradeshow (SMTS), which took place from 10-12 February 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, brought together some of the most innovative companies, institutions and products in supermarket refrigeration. R744.com reporters were on the scene to bring you exclusive interviews from Panasonic, Bitzer Japan and its partner, Shibata Welding Construction, Co.
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
Beijing Topnew Info & Tech Co., Ltd has introduced Carrier’s DataCO2MPLETE™ distributed cooling systems, using CO2 as refrigerant, in two large data centres in Beijing. With customised design for heat dissipation in the high-heat and high-density data centres, the system achieves energy savings of approximately 25 percent compared to conventional systems and reduces the cost of initial investment and maintenance with higher equipment reliability.
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?