The refrigeration game is changing in Africa. After launching the first CO2 transcritical system in Africa in 2010, trailblazers CRS are releasing their new range of CO2 chillers, heat pumps and condensing units in 2015, and hope to cut the red tape on the first CO2 training facility in Africa, at their new Johannesburg base before year’s end.
Konvekta is trialing its CO2 MAC units in high ambient temperatures for the first time this year with French transport provider RTM. The ongoing trial will be key to the company’s, and the industry’s, adoption of CO2 MAC throughout Europe – a hot topic at Busworld 2015, held 16-21 October, in Kortrijk.
A number of component suppliers showcased their newest CO2 compatible products at the 2015 FMI Energy and Store Development Conference in San Diego.
The industrial refrigeration sector in North America is changing rapidly as the regulatory environment evolves, driving adoption of natural refrigerants such as ammonia, R744, and even hydrocarbons.
The use of natural refrigerants in light commercial refrigeration applications is on the rise in North America.
After a decade-long test of secondary and cascade CO2 equipment, Food Lion is ready to run its first transcritical refrigeration system – in a warm climate, no less. In the cover story of the latest edition of Accelerate America, the company’s Susan Sollenberger and Wayne Rosa explain Food Lion’s journey.
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.
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.
Natural refrigerants are creating new opportunities for data centre cooling as hyperscale data centres change the market for precision cooling.