Experts on solar cooling gathered in Australia to give insight on the future of the technology
August 3, 2015
Held at the University of Wollongong, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating’s (AIRAH’s) Solar Heating and Cooling Workshop stoked the interest, ideas, and debate surrounding the emerging technology.
Event called for the right regulatory conditions and the creation of suitable consumer incentives
July 20, 2015
The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) hosted a debate on June 30 organized by PubAffairs entitled “Heating and cooling in the Energy Union project: the challenges ahead for implementing an efficiency-based energy approach.”
Must ask the right questions when formulating a strategy for the Internet of Things (IoT), says expert
July 6, 2015
Mark Lee, CCO of Intamac, an IoT enabler with over a decade of experience, said, “IoT is a relatively new sector, where best practices around things like security are constantly evolving and certainly not widely adopted across the industry. This means manufacturers have to be extremely careful when developing their IoT strategy.”
Those involved at the sharp end of refrigerants and testing have underlined warnings that F-gas quotas and the forthcoming bans are on course to create serious supply issues for end users and equipment manufacturers alike — if they don’t plan ahead.
A new report has found that the environmental challenge caused by booming global demand for refrigeration could be far greater than previously thought. Due to changing demographics, particularly in Asia, the number of refrigerated vehicles on the road could feasibly reach 15.5 million by 2025, up from less than 3 million in 2013.
A survey of over 100 ammonia refrigeration systems operating in food manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom found that less than 20 percent met legislation covering dangerous and explosive materials.
Better Environmental Option Than Either Sending Products to Landfill or Disassembling for Recycling
May 4, 2015
A United Kingdom report from an influential cross-party group of members of parliament (MPs) has highlighted the potential for remanufacturing as a way to reduce both costs and carbon, with refrigerated display cases selected as a key area for improvement.
Natural refrigeration technology is gaining traction with end users, yet, despite technological successes, there are still challenges to overcome in the form of regulatory obstacles and skill shortages.
British refrigeration manufacturer Precision has announced that, following extensive testing, it will phase out use of R-404A refrigerant in the next few weeks, and move to the HFO blend R-448A, Honeywell’s Solstice N40 for all its freezer and blast chiller products.