Provides an option to mitigate HFC emissions while transitioning to lower GWP alternatives
May 13, 2016
EOS Climate announced it has completed its first project to generate Verified Emission Reductions (VERs), also known as carbon credits, from the reclamation and reuse of hyrdofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.
The first of three natural refrigerant trailer prototypes enter service in the UK
May 12, 2016
UK retailer Sainsbury’s has become the first customer to take delivery of Carrier Transicold’s prototype natural refrigerant trailer unit — a new generation of transport refrigeration system for trailers that operates exclusively with CO2 refrigerant.
It will create the world’s largest facility for manufacturing HFOs
May 11, 2016
The Chemours Co. announced it is investing in large-scale manufacturing to expand supply of its Opteon™ family of refrigerants. Chemours will invest $230 million over three years to construct a new facility at its Corpus Christi site in Ingleside, Texas, with start-up expected in the third quarter of 2018.
Combination of solar and energy storage provides multiple advantages
May 9, 2016
Viking Cold Solutions™ announced the launch of Solar Energy Storage™, bundling its thermal energy storage solution with rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to deliver around-the-clock, cost-effective green energy for cold storage facilities, supermarkets, and utilities.
Helium Pulse brings smart sensing as a service to the enterprise
May 9, 2016
Helium, an Internet of Things (IoT) company, has announced the launch of its Helium Pulse™ monitoring and alerting application. Available for both web and mobile clients, Helium Pulse enables online monitoring and alerting of critical equipment such as refrigeration units.
An undercharge of refrigerant will cause low head and suction pressures, but that is not the only thing that will cause both pressures to be low. An undercharge will have low condenser liquid subcooling readings on the high side, where a dirty air filter for the evaporator will not produce low condenser liquid subcooling readings.
The supermarket industry realized a long time ago that it is impossible to solve environmental problems related to refrigerant leaks using a repair-based approach (i.e., with policies that focus on leak repair and record-keeping). Yet, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) main regulatory program to address harmful refrigerant emissions reflects a repair-based policy.