The first point to understand about refrigeration theory is that heat is energy, and it can be made to move. If enough heat is removed from a glass of water, the water will freeze to ice. When that heat is allowed to move back into the ice, the ice will melt.
Make way for the new class of refrigerants that await its entry in the global commercial markets. These are not the generic class of compounds that have been haunting the dreams and discussions of active environmental activists and forums respectively. When the world is out on the hunt for fresh additions to the list of already known refrigerants in the market, their approach is fixated to a singular point of product development — aim at coolants with low-global warming potential (GWP).
Report projects growth rate of nearly 10 percent annually
January 27, 2017
The global refrigerants market was valued at $9.5 billion in 2015, and is projected to reach $18.5 billion by 2022, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.9 percent from 2016 to 2022, according to a new report published by Allied Market Research.
Increasing energy efficiency for company products is a major milestone
January 23, 2017
In the second year of its global Climate Commitment, Ingersoll Rand continues to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its products and operations while also convening industry leaders to develop long-term solutions aimed at solving global climate challenges.
Stephen Yurek, president and CEO of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), recently discussed the Kigali Agreement and some of the effects it may have on the HVACR industry with The NEWS.
"ASHRAE-Classified Refrigerants to Meet Society’s Changing Needs” takes place Jan. 29
January 16, 2017
More than 160 refrigerants are maintained under ASHRAE’s refrigerant classification standard, and that list continues to grow as the industry’s need for new refrigerants increases. A review of the new classes of lower global-warming potential (GWP) refrigerants within the context of legacy refrigerants and the forces that drive the development of new refrigerants is the focus of a new educational course from ASHRAE Learning Institute.