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ATMOsphere America Attendees Discuss Refrigerants

Conference Focuses on Natural Refrigerant Trends, Issues, Regulations
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Danfoss recently sponsored and participated in ATMOsphere America 2013, a conference which discussed natural refrigerant trends, latest technologies, and regulatory issues in the U.S. and Canada.


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A Natural Shift to HCs

Global Acceptance of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants is on the Rise
By Peter Powell
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The attention being paid to so-called natural refrigerants is showing a shift toward hydrocarbon refrigerants, even as CO2 gains a stronger foothold and ammonia maintains a high profile. But, whether or not there will be a dominant natural choice remains unclear even in Europe, much less North America.


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Awaiting the Natural Refrigerant Revolution

By Peter Powell
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Inroads regarding natural refrigerants have been reported — and will continue to be reported — in The NEWS. I recently returned from the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Conference in Colorado Springs where ‘natural’ was — naturally — the topic.


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Spanning the Globe Naturally

By Peter Powell
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While natural refrigerants start to slowly — and cautiously — gain a foothold in North America, their impact is more forceful almost everywhere else. What do other countries have to say about this?


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CO2 Use in Supermarkets Grows

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One sector where CO2 is making the strongest inroads in the United States is in supermarkets as more stores and refrigeration manufacturers embrace its use. Where are two recent examples that make for good reading?


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Refrigerant Report: HFCs Regain Foothold

By Peter Powell
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Recently, there has been a lot of talk about natural refrigerants such as CO2 and hydrocarbons gaining a stronger foothold. Yet much of the talk is related to the possible phasedown of HFC production. And currently, while there may be some talk about a possible phasedown, no actual action seems to be taking place.


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Focusing on Natural Refrigerants

By Peter Powell
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The significance of a recent two-day conference was not only the extensive presentations regarding natural refrigerants such as CO2, HCs, and ammonia, but where the meeting was held — Washington, D.C.


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Old Breweries Are Brought Up to Date with a Not So New Refrigerant

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During the brewing process, certain temperatures have to be maintained. For the amber nectar to succeed, breweries need refrigeration solutions tailored to their processes and individual requirements.


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Water as a Refrigerant

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To the natural refrigerants of HCs, CO2, and ammonia, there has been added what is being called a fourth platform. Water is now being promoted in the international community with the launch of a website called www.R718.com.


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Multiple Choice in Refrigerants

By Peter Powell
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A hot topic in the world of refrigeration and air conditioning continues to swirl around refrigerants and what refrigerants will take hold and be used now, besides HFCs, and what will supplant HFCs in the future.


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