Competitions reward energy efficiency and innovative designs
March 5, 2019
Danfoss’s EnVisioneer of the Year competition seeks to recognize actions that reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and oil consumption. ASHRAE and UN Environment's Lower-GWP Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Innovation Award recognizes people who have developed or implemented innovative technological concepts applied in developing countries that minimize GWP through refrigerant management.
The new release provides users a streamlined regulation workflow, enabling clear compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 608 requirements for 2019 as well as California Air Resources Board (CARB) and F-Gas regulations.
As applications for CO₂ refrigeration systems expand, the industry must increase its competences regarding its use. To help address this growing need, Danfoss developed the Mobile CO₂ Training Unit in 2016.
While many of those R-22 systems have been replaced with R-410A units, a large installed base still remains, meaning that technicians will have to know how to troubleshoot and service both types of equipment for many years to come.
An estimated three quarters of currently operating National Hockey League (NHL) ice arenas were built in the mid-1990s. In addition to these larger arenas, there are thousands more private, community, and locally owned rinks across North America. Many of these rinks are much older and are nearing, if not well past, the expected usable lifetime of the refrigeration systems that enable ice making.
If fully supported by governments, the private sector, and citizens, the Kigali Amendment will avoid up to 0.4°C of global warming this century while continuing to protect the ozone layer. The amendment will substantively contribute to the goals of the Paris Agreement.
California has now signaled that it, too, intends to follow Germany down the renewable energy path. In September, the governor signed a bill requiring that 100 percent of the state’s electricity be generated by renewable energy sources such as solar or wind by 2045. This is an expensive proposition and will significantly boost California’s already high residential electricity costs, which are currently about $.20/kWh.
On Demand Refrigerant Safety Classes A2L and A3 have a very low GWP, making them a strong, long-term solution for many HVACR applications. However, these refrigerants are classified as mildly flammable and highly flammable respectively. This flammability class raises safety and compliance concerns. This webinar will help you understand these classes, along with the opportunities these refrigerants can offer.