Refrigeration/AC/Air Quality


Refrigerants with Low Global Warming Potential

Source: facilityexecutive.com Published: February 10, 2017 By Brian Fricke, Ken Schultz, and Xudong Wang With the ratification of the Montreal protocol in 1987, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants, such as R11, R12, R22, and R123,...

Chile Launches Demonstration of Alternative Refrigeration Technology

Source: ccacoalition.org Published: January 18, 2017 Jumbo supermarket in Valdivia, Chile installs transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration by CCAC secretariat A supermarket in Chile has become the first in the country to adopt new refrigeration technology in an...

Refrigeration That Won’t Heat Up the Planet

Source: greenpeace.org Published: July 1, 2016 A group of greenhouse gases you’ve probably never heard of contributes much more than its share to climate change. Known as F-gases, these chemicals are used to cool drinks, food, cars, supermarkets and office buildings....

How AB InBev Beat its Eco-Cooler Goal Two Years Early

Source: environmentalleader.com Published: May 13, 2016 By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle Anheuser-Busch InBev beat its 2017 eco-cooler goal two years early, according to the company’s most recent sustainability report. The achievement moved AB InBev from its 2012 baseline...

Climate-Friendly Freezers

Source: unilever.com Published: June 21, 2017 We are continuing our efforts to roll out energy-efficient cabinets that use climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants. Why are climate friendly freezers important? Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants are greenhouse gases...

Tips for Working with Eco-Friendly Refrigerants

Source: refrigerationschool.com Published: September 6, 2016 By Oanh Nguyen Since worries about the depletion of the ozone layer began in the 1980s, refrigerants with high ozone depletion potential (ODP) – chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons...

How New Generation Rotary Evaporators Work

Source: ecodyst.com Published: July 16, 2016 Problem: Rotary evaporators (“rotavaps”) have for decades been staples in labs and industries performing chemistry, including labs in the chemical, environmental, materials, life science, and forensics industries. Key...

Greening Your Refrigerants — Saving the Ozone Layer and Saving Money

Source: fmlink.com Published: June 7, 2017 Mike Opitz PE, LEED APCertification Manager, LEED for Existing BuildingsU.S. Green Building Council Chemical refrigerants are the heart of a large majority of building HVAC and refrigeration equipment. These manufactured...