Bacharach Inc. adds R-514A to its gas library of detectable refrigerants as chiller applications within the refrigeration industry demand refrigerants with low-global warming potential (GWP). Bacharach’s proprietary non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) technology allows its instrumentation to measure levels as low as 1 ppm of refrigerant, while maintaining high accuracy and enabling the early detection of refrigerant leaks.
Receives J&E Hall Gold Medal Award for work with chillers, heat pumps
April 4, 2017
Thomas Watson, a former ASHRAE president and retired chief engineer at Daikin Applied, recently received the Institute of Refrigeration’s (IOR) J&E Hall Gold Medal Award for his ground-breaking work to improve the efficiency of chillers and industrial heat pumps.
The new facility will triple the company’s capacity
February 15, 2017
The Chemours Co., a global chemistry company in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts, and chemical solutions, announced that it has broken ground on a new HFO-1234yf production facility. The new facility, located at the Chemours Corpus Christi plant in Ingleside, Texas, will triple the company’s capacity for its HFO-1234yf-based-products, which are low-global warming potential (GWP) and better for the environment.
Technical program will also focus on water-energy nexus, energy efficiency and IAQ in industrial spaces, and more
November 17, 2016
In light of recent action to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs globally, industry experts will share guidance on how to incorporate low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants at the ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference.
Donation will help fund research of 2L mildly flammable refrigerants
August 1, 2016
Johnson Controls has donated $100,000 to ASHRAE Research. The donation will help fund research that supports the development of safety standards regarding the use of mildly flammable, low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.
Next step is to move the technology out of the lab and into the hands of development partners
July 13, 2016
Torad Engineering LLC presented test results at the Purdue Conferences for its 40-ton spool compressor prototype designed specifically for next-generation, ultra-low global warming potential (GWP), medium-pressure refrigerants.
As hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs), hydrocarbons (HCs), and natural refrigerants are set to replace HFCs, their often-overlooked partners — lubricants — are rarely mentioned. As the industry prepares to adhere to mandated refrigerant transitions, a common question is: “Can I use my old lubricants with new refrigerants?”
Honored for Thermo King truck and trailer refrigeration units, two Trane chillers
July 1, 2016
Ingersoll Rand announced that it received three Product and Project of the Year awards from Environmental Leader at the fifth annual Environmental Leader Conference in Denver. The honored products are part of Ingersoll Rand’s EcoWise™ portfolio.