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Is HVAC/R something for the boys?

When I was a child, my mother always waited for me after school. She was a housewife, just like many of my classmates’ mothers. In the eighties, in a provincial town in northern Italy, there were few full-time schools and almost no summer camps. Today, thirty years later, things have changed radically, and when I go to pick up my son from school, in the mid-afternoon, I meet many grandparents...
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A change in perception to trigger change - Andrea Voigt about women in the HVAC/R

In our first post about gender gap in the HVAC/R, we highlighted how in the USA women in HVAC account for a meagre 1% of the total. To help understand why this industry is unable to attract female talents, we interviewed Andrea Voigt, since 2009 Director General of the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE).    What did you graduate in? Why did...
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Celebrate excellence, regardless of gender - Ilana Koegelenberg on women in HVAC/R

Only very few women work in the HVAC/R business . Why does such a prospering and sustainable sector find it so hard to attract female talent? After having hosted Andrea Voigt , this time we speak to Ilana Koegelenberg, Editor for Cold Link Africa and the Refrigeration and AC Africa (RACA) Journal.    How did you come to work in the HVAC/R sector? When you were a...
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Do men still predominate in HVAC/R? Andreina Figuera’s experience in this field

What is the situation like for women in HVAC/R? What professional positions do they hold? After having found out more about the experience of Andrea Voigt and heard some advice from Ilana Koegelenberg , this time we go to the field and talk to Andreina Figuera, Business Development Manager for CAREL Ibérica . When Paola asked me to tell her about my experience working in...
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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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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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Pros and Cons of Hydrocarbons as Refrigerants

Brief history of CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, HFOs and natural refrigerants The damage caused by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) to the ozone layer led to the establishment of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Enforced on 26 August 1989 and ratified by 197 countries, it replaced CFCs and HCFCs with other substances that have no...
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From 150 to 500 g of propane: higher charge, same risk?

2018 may be the year when the charge limit of 150 g for flammable refrigerants in commercial refrigerators will be increased to 500. This may be a very important step towards the use of natural refrigerants , while on the other hand it entails a huge responsibility in terms of safety. Indeed, the working group that is defining the additional requirements has the scope of ensuring that the...
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Natural refrigerants “to avoid a new problem”

Since 1994, every two years, researchers on compression refrigeration circuits around the world meet in a different city to share their work and experiences on natural refrigerants, in honour to Gustav Lorentzen , the Norwegian scientist who rediscovered CO2 as a refrigerant in heating and cooling applications. This rediscovery happened in the late 1980s, crucial days for refrigerants, as...
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The mobile app revolution also involves the HVAC/R market

Today it seems perfectly normal to get out our smartphone and with a simple touch of an icon, check our email, check the weather forecast, find a good restaurant for dinner tonight and invite our friends in a chat group. Our daily tasks are constantly facilitated by what those simple coloured icons let us do. Yet the technology behind them is relatively young: indeed, most of us will...
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