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Looking for alternative refrigerants to R-410A @ Heat Pump Summit in Nuremberg

Late 2017. “What is the replacement refrigerant for R-410A” is the question that perhaps more than any other is being asked in the HVAC industry. This is a consequence of other factors, such as: how much will R410A cost in the next semester ? Will it continue to be so difficult to source as has been the case for the last few months? Personally, I tried to find a response by participating...
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ATMOsphere Ibérica: how to cool when it’s really hot?

With an outdoor temperature of 26°C on 24 October, it could be said that the weather in Madrid was in line with the main focus of the first ATMOsphere Ibérica event: the challenges of natural refrigerants in warm climates. “Climatic conditions in Spain, Portugal and Latin American make the transition to natural refrigerants, in particular CO 2 , more difficult”, stated Alvaro de Oña, the...
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How will commercial refrigeration develop in the future?

Undoubtedly, the expansion of commercial refrigeration is likely to continue due to the growing importance of food preservation . The food chain from “ field to fork ” must be able to guarantee food quality and safety , and above all for fresh products with a short shelf-life this can only be ensured by low temperature transport and storage, so as to prevent bacterial growth: indeed, ...
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New accepted refrigerants and energy standards in the United States

Good news from the United States. Both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are back after several months’ adaptation to the new administration. This summer, two regulations affecting HVAC/R market have been approved , which are in line with the old ones. On one hand, the EPA has listed 11 refrigerants with medium GWP values as acceptable in some...
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Refrigerant prices: what is happening?

Everything is happening at lightning speed! Just one and a half years ago, when I began going into detail on HFC refrigerant regulations, it all seemed to be about a change that would happen gradually and be really noticed in around 5 years’ time. Indeed, except for home refrigerators, the F-gas regulation establishes banning dates from 2020 to 2025. Yet HFC refrigerant prices and...
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News from the ASHRAE in Long Beach

The 2017 ASHRAE Summer Conference was held in the westernmost part of the USA, specifically at the legendary Long Beach, in California, on June 23-28. What brought a few thousand people to the ASHRAE Conference? Well, apart from the beach, good fish, and nice weather, there were a few topics that really aroused the interest of professionals down there. The hot topic was above...
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XVII European conference “The latest technology in refrigeration and air conditioning”

Politecnico di Milano, 9-10 June 2017   Lively: this is the adjective I would use to describe the conference held at the Politecnico di Milano , which also saw Carel’s contribution. Amongst the topics presented by the speakers and discussed between participants, two in particular garnered the most attention: the future of refrigerants, and the contribution that the HVAC/R...
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Chillers: what are the trends in refrigerants?

Most wine, beer and milk are made by a process that uses a chiller. It is essential to take away the heat produced by mixing, cooking and pasteurisation. Chilling systems are also indispensable in the medical industry. In particular, magnetic resonance imaging uses chillers to take away the heat generated by the equipment. The air-conditioning in most shopping centres and offices is also...
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Which refrigerants are allowed worldwide on stand-alone units?

Undoubtedly, the phasing out of HFC refrigerants has already started. The prices of high GWP refrigerants are gradually rising while availability is decreasing. For instance, Honeywell announced a few days ago that they are going to stop selling R-404A and R-507 in Europe . At the same time, Chemours has recently announced consecutive monthly price rises of 25% and 30% for high GWP...
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EuroShop 2017, the challenge of natural refrigerants

The fiftieth Euroshop held last March in Düsseldorf was the biggest in the event’s history. The organisers have announced record numbers: more than 113,000 visitors, a total of 2,368 companies exhibiting, 18 halls occupied and a net exhibition area of 127,000 m 2.   As regards commercial refrigeration, the sector I know best and have been dealing with for many years now, the...
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