Environmental Regulators Should Consider Refrigerant Performance as well as Global Warming Potential
June 3, 2013
Now that the battle regarding ozone depleting potential (ODP) refrigerants has ended with the phaseout of CFCs and HCFCs, the fighting has shifted to issues related to the global warming potential (GWP) of the remaining and newly developing refrigerants.
April 2, 2012
From a global perspective, there is a lot of interest in the wider use of R-744 (CO2), especially in supermarket refrigeration. Recently, a number of international studies and seminars have reported some of the latest developments regarding R-744.Read More
March 26, 2012
The CO2 recorder TR-76Ui three-channel data logger simultaneously measures and records CO2 concentration, temperature, and humidity. The unit has a CO2 range up to 5,000 ppm and a capacity to store up to 8,000 data sets. The supplied software enables the user to download the data recorded.
February 6, 2012
No technology has been generating more attention in recent months than the use of R-744 (CO2) as a refrigerant. Here are some of the latest announcements from a variety of sources.Read More
December 31, 2011
Bitzer CO2 Octagon Reciprocating Compressors feature an extended operating envelope for low-temperature applications, with up to 20 percent improvements in energy efficiency over other CO2 compressors, says the company.Read More
December 12, 2011
Efforts to make CO2 work in transcritical applications got a boost with the announcement the CSC, The Canadian manufacturer of refrigeration systems, will be making a major push in that regard.Read More
December 5, 2011
No technology has stirred up more attention in recent years than use of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a refrigerant in both stationary and mobile HVACR applications. And yet the technology has more people head scratching over it in terms of dealing with the pressures, efficiencies, installation costs, and servicing skills.Read More
November 21, 2011
In the move to new refrigerants, while the seals, compression ratios, efficiency ratings, and other considerations were painstakingly engineered, other system components were taken for granted. So the refrigerants changed, but what about the standards governing products that transport and contain those refrigerants?
November 11, 2011
Hill Phoenix Inc., a Dover Company, has announced the acquisition of Denmark-based Advansor A/S. The Danish company specializes in the design and manufacture of CO2 transcritical refrigeration and heat pump systems for supermarkets and light industrial applications.
November 7, 2011
In late 2010, Sprouts Farmers Market set out to meet the EPA’s most stringent GreenChill standards with construction of its Thousand Oaks, Calif., store. Sprouts tapped Hill Phoenix to design a refrigeration system that not only would be environmentally friendly, but also energy efficient and cost effective to install and maintain.