Replacement for high GWP refrigerants in supermarket applications
November 2, 2015
Honeywell’s Solstice®N40 (R-448A) refrigerant for supermarket refrigeration has been named a finalist for the R&D 100 Awards. The R&D 100 Awards, sponsored by R&D Magazine, honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year.
Industry spent more than $255 million in 2015 toward its 10-year, $5 billion pledge
October 15, 2015
At a White House Industry Leader Roundtable today, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) provided a progress report on its 2014 pledge to invest $5 billion in research over the next 10 years for new refrigerants and HVACR equipment to support energy efficiency.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final rule, announced July 2 and published in the Federal Register on July 20 (Federal Register Vol. 80 No. 138, July 20, 2015, 42870-42959), will — among other things — change the listing for certain refrigerants used for retail food refrigeration.
Company cites desire to encourage development of sustainable technologies
October 5, 2015
Daikin Industries Ltd. has announced that it is offering companies worldwide free access to 93 patents to encourage the development and commercialization of air conditioning, cooling, and heat pump equipment that uses HFC-32 as a single-component refrigerant.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced it will present test results of the second phase of its Low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP) during a one-day conference on Jan. 21, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, the day before the start of the ASHRAE Winter Conference.
Will replace refrigerants deemed by EPA as no longer acceptable in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning
August 26, 2015
Chemours announced that two new Opteon™ refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP) are now commercially available in the United States. The company said these are the first in a portfolio of low-GWP stationary refrigerants that it will introduce to the U.S. in the next few years.
Demonstration unit is being showcased until Aug. 22, 2015
August 17, 2015
Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is presenting an air-cooled demonstration chiller using the new next-generation, low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant DR-55 at the International Institute of Refrigeration’s (IIR’s) International Congress of Refrigeration.
Use of next generation refrigerant reduces GWP by around half compared to current refrigerants
August 4, 2015
Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport refrigeration systems and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced that it will begin to offer North American customers new options for trailer and self-powered truck products using lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.
Company suggests suitable replacements for R-404A and R-134a
August 3, 2015
In follow-up to a document that Tecumseh issued in October 2014 regarding recommended refrigerants, the company said it has continued to test various low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants with the objective of determining suitable replacements for R-404A (globally) and R-134a (primarily for North America).