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ASHRAE Observes High Performance Building Week, June 11-15

 

ATLANTA (June 11, 2018) – ASHRAE commends the important role the built environment plays in providing healthy, safe, productive, and efficient spaces for working and living during High Performance Building Week, June 11-15, 2018.

High Performance Building Week was created by a coalition comprised of approximately 200 organizations to inform policymakers of the impact high performance buildings have on communities.

A week-long series of scheduled events will support the development of innovative policies and legislation to improve resiliency, workforce development, energy and water efficiency. Success stories of organizations, industries and individuals committed to achieving high performance buildings will be highlighted during the week.

“The building industry clearly recognizes how energy availability, cost and environmental impact is driving change in the way we design, construct and operate buildings,” says 2017-18 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D. “The discussions taking place during High Performance Building Week will ultimately lead to the development of more sustainable infrastructures and innovations that will improve the quality of our lives and produce a more sustainable world for future generations.”

High Performance Building Week events in Washington, D.C. are as follows:

Congressional Briefing: Building the Industry of the Future - Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Noon - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building

High Performance Building Coalition Day on the Hill
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Coalition members are taking to Capitol Hill to meet with High Performance Building Congressional Caucus members and their staff.  

Congressional Reception
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building

Congressional Briefing: Standards - Tools for Innovative Infrastructure Solutions
Thursday, June 14, 2017
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building

Please visit the High Performance Building Week page on ashrae.org for more information, including a draft proclamation and video or contact govaffairs@ashrae.org.

Join the dialogue online: #HPBWeek2018

About ASHRAE
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.


Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH

The specialist in refrigeration compressors updates its BITZER software


BITZER enlarges its selection software

Sindelfingen, 13.06.2018. The latest update of the BITZER software allows customers to calculate the performance data for even more components within the compressor specialist’s product range. With this, BITZER offers a reliable tool for users to select the appropriate components for their systems.

 

Thanks to the update to version 6.8, the software now includes the newly introduced ORBIT+ and ORBIT FIT scroll compressors for the refrigerants R410A, R454B and R32 as well as the CSVW variable speed compact screw compressor series with permanent-magnet motor. Furthermore, users can now carry out the motor selection for BITZER OS.95 screw compressors. As for reciprocating compressors, BITZER has added the VARIPACK frequency inverter selection for its ECOLINE+ series as well as for the two-stage semi-hermetic reciprocating compressors.

Now, users have the possibility of customising the dimensions of BITZER liquid receivers and condensers. The necessary documents can be downloaded in the software via the ‘Dimensions’ button. What is more, BITZER has added new refrigerants for the receiver calculation. Also, the company’s largest horizontal oil separator OAHC100051A for ammonia applications has been made available with the update. 

 

The extended software can be accessed via the BITZER website (https://www.bitzer.de/websoftware/) and is available for download (https://www.bitzer.de/shared_media/files/BitzerWinSetup_6-8-0-1996.exe).

 

 

 

The BITZER Group is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors. With its distributors and production facilities for reciprocating, screw and scroll compressors, as well as heat exchangers and pressure vessels, BITZER is represented all over the globe. In 2017, 3,500 employees generated sales of €740 million.

 

Chemours

Chemours Expands Access to Market-leading Opteon™ XP40 in European Union
in Support of F-Gas Phasedown

 

Opteon™ XP40 (R-449A) refrigerant to be marketed by Arkema under a distribution agreement

 

Geneva/Switzerland., June, 2018 – The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, announced today that it has signed a distributor agreement with Arkema for the distribution of XP40 (R-449A) in the European Union to meet the growing demand for low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants under the F-Gas Regulation.

 

The 2018 F-Gas cap and phasedown reduction of 37% has generated significant demand for low GWP alternatives to replace legacy products such as R-404A/R-507A. XP40 is currently the refrigerant of choice among leading supermarkets, retailers, contractors, distributors and end-users in the EU for retrofit and new equipment, delivering improved performance with a more sustainable environmental footprint and over 65% reduction in GWP vs. existing products.

 

With this agreement, Chemours is bringing this key product to even more customers in the marketplace. “We are pleased to be able to expand the access of XP40 in the EU market via Arkema, another leading supplier of fluorochemical refrigerants,” said Diego Boeri, vice-president of Chemours Fluorochemicals. ”Since 2015, XP40 has played a critical role in allowing the market to comply with the F-Gas Regulation. We are committed to continuing to help the industry succeed under the F-Gas Regulation while enabling customers and the marketplace to ensure business continuity.”

 

Chemours is proud to offer a full portfolio of low and very low GWP solutions to enable customers to meet their F-Gas objectives. Along with XP40, Opteon™ XL products are very low GWP solutions offering up to 99% GWP reduction and improved performance for new equipment designs.

For more information visit opteon.com

 

About The Chemours Company

The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) helps create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.  Chemours is a global leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations.  Chemours ingredients are found in plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and general industrial manufacturing.  Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Teflon™, Ti-Pure™, Krytox™, Viton™, Opteon™, Freon™ and Nafion™.  Chemours has approximately 7,000 employees and 26 manufacturing sites serving approximately 4,000 customers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.  Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.  For more information please visit chemours.com.

 

 

Chemours™ and the Chemours Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Chemours

Güntner GmbH & Co. KG

thermowave: Dual leadership in new management board

Berga, April 2018

In the course of the future-oriented reorganisation towards a more diverse management in the Güntner Group, the management board of the thermowave GmbH was restructured, too: As of April 3, Klaus-Dieter Kleinsteiber is responsible for field of Operation, while Udo Brünjes manages the field of Sales.

        

                          

Experienced works manager with pronounced structures

Klaus-Dieter Kleinsteiber has been responsible for the general business management from 2015 onwards. His technical know-how stemming from more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions in the automotive supply industry enabled him to improve the production site’s performance considerably. With the new strategic orientation of thermowave, the focus on growth will be even stronger.

 

Sales professional with excellent technical know-how

With Udo Brünjes in the field of Sales, thermowave relies on an extremely versed sales professional from among the members of the sister company Güntner with more than 25 years of experience in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Within the Güntner Group, Mr Brünjes already held different leadership positions e. g. as Division Manager for basetec as well as Area Sales Manager for Güntner. With his international experience as Key Account Manager in the wholesale business, Mr Brünjes will direct the future focus of the company as a competent and customer-oriented partner.

 

Well prepared for the future

This dual leadership comprising the extensive experience of two experts will allow thermowave to follow through with their medium-term goal of consolidating and expanding their market share in the booming plate heat exchanger segment of the refrigeration and air conditioning market.

About thermowave

 

thermowave GmbH is a leading manufacturer of plate heat exchangers configured according to customer specifications in a wide range of materials, frame designs and sizes. Its head office is in Berga halfway between Göttingen and Leipzig. The product portfolio covers everything from standard heat exchangers for HVAC applications to highly specialised apparatuses for industrial refrigeration, the food and beverages industry, the chemical and process industry, and the energy sector. All products are “Made in Germany” and are tested at an in-house test facility. This procedure was certified by the independent German Technical Inspection Authority TÜV. Over 25 years’ experience and continuous development ensure the high-quality standard.

 

Like Güntner GmbH & Co KG, worldwide leading manufacturer of components for refrigeration and air condition, JAEGGI Hybridtechnologie AG and basetec products & solutions, thermowave also belongs to Güntner Group. As subsidiaries of A-HEAT Allied Heat Technology AG which is located in Vienna, these companies benefit from information and know-how transfer which give the group members the critical impulses from synergy effects.

 

www.thermowave.eu

Emerson Climate Technologies

Emerson to showcase future-proof solutions for

heat pump applications at Mostra Convegno 2018

 

 

MILAN (ITALY), March 13, 2018 – Emerson will present an unequalled range of solutions for reversible cooling and heating applications at Mostra Convegno 2018 in Milan. The new offerings are ready to meet the toughest environmental challenges in the residential comfort market and, at the same time, to improve manufacturers’ system performances and business results.

 

The upcoming regulatory changes which are affecting the HVACR industry, like the transition towards low GWP refrigerants for reducing the carbon footprint, as well as the EcoDesign Directive requirements for energy efficiency are driving the market towards more sustainable options. Emerson keeps abreast of these challenges and provides solutions that not only increase system reliability and efficiency, but also help manufacturers reduce development time and cost, by combining know-how in compressor technology and refrigerant circuit management.

 

During the exhibition, Emerson will show the optimized line-up of variable speed Copeland Scroll™ compressors, qualified for low GWP alternative refrigerants - R452B and R454B, as a replacement of R410A. The new YHV*P series ensures the same high performances, thanks to the brushless permanent magnet motor, matched with an efficient inverter drive. Moreover, Emerson integrates its EXV expansion valves and sensors into this solution, for a smart refrigerant circuit management. This solution covers a heating capacity range from 3 to 20 kW with an extended operating envelope for models without vapor injection and a widened modulated speed variation from 15 to 120Hz. Its low superheat capability as well as being equipped with Variable Volume Ratio (VVR) technology and the high volumetric efficiency valve - boosting both cooling and heating efficiency - provide a high seasonal efficiency.

 

Besides the efficiency benefits, the new range of YHV*P variable speed compressors, developed for warm, average to cold climates, represents the ideal choice in the transition towards low GWP refrigerants. The new package allows system manufacturers to accelerate their time to market while increasing the return on investment.

 

Emerson is aware of its customers’ needs, and continuously invests in the development of future-proof solutions that meet the industry challenges of today and tomorrow. At Mostra, Emerson will present its expanded line-up of propane scroll fixed and variable speed compressors with inverter drives, designed for heat pump applications. Due to the refrigerant’s excellent thermodynamic properties and its very low compressor discharge temperature, YHV*U models offer a high level of performance, efficiency and a wide operating envelope compared to R407C and R410A.

These propane variable speed models offer a capacity range from 1 to 10 kW and coupled with Emerson qualified inverter drives allow for a modulation range with speed variation from 15 to 120 Hz. Dedicated Emerson R290 controls complete the offering to an efficient propane solution which supports manufacturers in being compliant with the F-Gas Regulation as well as the EcoDesign Directive.

 

Visit Emerson’s booth March 13 - 16 at Mostra Convegno in hall 24, booth R29/S30, to find out more about these and other residential comfort solutions.


New Emerson solutions for commercial and industrial cooling applications at Mostra Convegno 2018

 

 

MILAN (ITALY), March 13, 2018 – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is presenting a range of new solutions for commercial and industrial cooling applications at Mostra Convegno 2018. This new offering will help manufacturers build more performant cooling systems that are suitable for upcoming challenges in the commercial comfort market.

 

Increasingly stringent regulations, like the shift towards low GWP refrigerants in conjunction with the requirements for maximizing the energy efficiency are driving the HVACR market towards more sustainable choices. On one hand, OEMs need to review their equipment to meet minimum seasonal performance levels and on the other hand, they have to choose the best refrigerant option for mid as well as for long-term. At the same time, end-users insist on lowering energy consumption and operating costs.

To support the new market needs of customers, Emerson is investing in the development of a complete range of variable and fixed speed scrolls with high efficiency at part load condition, both equipped with new low GWP refrigerants.  

 

For commercial comfort applications, OEMs are converging to using R32 as the main refrigerant to replace R410A, but for industrial cooling applications there is a demand for medium and low-pressure refrigerants, and so far, there is not a clear preference towards one candidate. However, among all the alternatives, there is an increasing interest around R513A, due to its non-flammability.

 

During Mostra, Emerson will showcase the new series of R32 optimized fixed speed Copeland™ compressors designed for chillers, heat pumps, rooftops and all the other air conditioning applications. With a cooling capacity up to 150 kW for a single scroll, this new complete range is developed to meet the demands for high-performing compressors, designed for low GWP refrigerants. To assure the best interchangeability, and minimize engineering efforts during system re-design, Emerson will limit modifications of the fittings location, foot mounting and dimensions, compared to today’s ranges.  All the new compressors will be equipped with VVR technology, to increase the performance at part load, and consequently, to improve SEER by 5%. Furthermore, these compressors are fitted with a new Emerson electronic protection module, which provides compressor diagnostic via RS485 Modbus communication. Featuring these electronics, the compressors enable the system controller to define an advanced compressor protection strategy without compromises between down time and system reliability.

 

In the future, a further evolution of these embedded electronics will bring additional advantages to system manufacturers: the system controller will be able to optimize system performance even more, by getting access to real time compressor data that enables smart compressor management. As a result, system reliability will be improved, leading to reduced warranty costs. 

 

Emerson is also releasing new variable speed models with brushless permanent magnet motors, designed for R32. This new line-up with a capacity range up to 60 kW can also be used in tandem configurations with fixed speed compressors, for larger system capacities and optimized applied costs, without compromise on efficiency. Along with close-coupled Emerson inverter drives, the variable speed compressors deliver a widened modulated speed variation from 15 to 120 Hz. The new compressors are set up with VVR (variable volume ratio) technology, allowing for an enhanced part load efficiency. A wide operating map to address reversible as well as modern data center applications, together with superior performances are extra features which characterize the new ranges. The scroll capability can be extended and the superheat optimized when a complete Emerson integrated solution is used: the addition of Emerson valves and controllers with proprietary algorithms increases seasonal efficiency and provides a wider map for heating applications.

 

Visit Emerson’s booth March 13 to 16 at Mostra Convegno in hall 24, booth R29/S30, to find out more about these and other commercial and industrial comfort solutions.

                                     

 

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit www.Emerson.com

HITEMA

Efficient solutions

Hitema® International is a global advanced technology and strong customization oriented, aimed at full Customer satisfaction.

The current
Hitema® family consists of nine product categories, managed by careful configurator and a dedicated calculation software that allow you to easily identify solutions adjustable to the specific needs of the Customer.

Each category has been designed and manufactured in accordance with production capacity and technological acquired.

Hitema®, unlike many of our competitors, it is an industrial reality complete of a flexible machining center of robotic sheet metal, machining the copper tubes, carbon steel or stainless steel up to the construction of heat exchangers of coaxial type called "self-cleaning".

In reality a mixed system, made up of men and machines with very different skills and knowledge, but always interconnected, able to quickly change the production and to increase the customization of semi-finished products used onboard the
Hitema® machines.

The high quality achieved allows us to mainly export to the USA and Canada. We export particularly efficient fluid coolers, installed mainly in the field of climate control of important data center or industrial processes.

In the last 6 years we have been exported to North America over 500 "big chillers" currently monitored by
Hitema® technicians careful to capture and process sensitive technical data. The continuous rapid monitoring is a significant added value and joins the excellent after-sales service to our partners.

The refrigeration units for these applications, differ in the ability to respond to the continuous operation, 24 hours on 24, 7 days out of 7 and whose reliability and energy containment must differentiate itself from ordinary solutions used, thus avoiding to be a source of further problems and system malfunctions.

Dynamic development and quick answer

The main activity, consists in proposing "Customized" solutions; over 90% of our turnover has prompted us to particularly complex sectors. In these areas of "niche"
Hitema® has realized systems characterized by excellent energy results, thus allowing the company to acquire new sensitive markets.

The same philosophy applies to the field of process refrigeration, ENRF series, in which we have developed a version with optimized free-cooling joined to "Self-cleaning" coaxial evaporator entirely produced and optimized by Hitema®.

The goal is to propose package solutions of easy plant integration, however able to add an additional value to the project.

We offer configuration and selection algorithms, able to integrate the Customer's request to the correct technical solution to be adopted. During this phase come into play Hitema® technicians able to ponder the choices of the Customer, thus becoming proactive in providing services and giving way to the development of new projects, in synergy with acquired know-how.

The pre-sale activity consists primarily in following the Customer since the earliest stages of the machine settings, in order to jointly assess the most suitable solution to meet the technical–economic requirements of the application and perform the appropriate checks of calculation.

Air cooled chillers with optimized free-cooling ISVF series

Hitema® ranges include air cooled chillers with semi-hermetic compressors at variable speed, managed by a particularly advanced software, able  to achieve maximum energy efficiency values, especially at partial loads.

Intelligent optimization of the free - cooling is able to meet the entire cooling demand with only the outside air. New ISVF series offers advanced sustainable solutions.

Hitema®’s catalogue has an exhaustive and well-equipped range of products that provides to the Market combined with their own skills and experience to support Customers in the objective of improving their production capacity, giving way to the development of new ideas.

The careful analysis of the flow of information allowed us to modify production rapidly, to improve the approach to the Customer and to increase the customization of products. The change is momentous.

The new approaches to the design and production have been rethought and an enormous flexibility of production facilities was acquired, that it will permit to take a level of product’s customization that the product itself is tailor-made on Customer needs.

www.hitema.com

CABERO Wärmetauscher GmbH & Co. KG

NEW HYBRID GENERATION DUO       

 

The showpiece for implementing synergies. Optimises and simplifies processes, provides more leeway and multiplies the currently available options.

The new and revolutionary system of hybrid cooling. 

A completely new hybrid system, which offers decisive advantages for plant construction and operators.

While the commercial hybrid systems currently available on the market are capable of achieving cooling limit temperatures of 3-5K with a high outlay on use of materials, the DUO achieves 1-2K, by means of an intelligent patented cross-counter current interconnection. This means that cooling temperatures of 23-24° C at 21-22° C wet bulb temperature are possible from now on.

 

The positive effect on the EER value of the refrigerating machine at such temperatures is already widely known. However, there is another decisive advantage:

 

Additional water consumption is reduced to a minimum.

 

Water treatment is far more efficient than in previous hybrid systems. This saves even more resources than was previously the case.

Without doubt, this system shows the way for future design, and in addition to absorption and compression chilling machines, opens up completely new fields of application.

 

Our sales engineers are about to start realising the first projects. The first systems will be delivered in Spring 2017.

 

Contact:

 

Martin Ugi


Senior product manger

 

CABERO Wärmetauscher GmbH & Co. KG


CABERO Headquarter
Jesenwanger Str. 50
D-82284 Grafrath 

Germany

P. +49 7243 7669 212

F. +49 7243 7669 220

M. +49 173 2855252

E.
ugi@cabero.de 


I.
www.cabero.de

Danfoss GmbH

Danfoss Turbocor® Compressor TG Series extended with several new models for use with HFO-1234ze

 

The recent international exhibitions demonstrate a large acceptance of R1234ze as a standard refrigerant in large chillers. Following the success of the TG310 compressor - pioneer centrifugal compressor for use with ultra-low GWP refrigerant in 2012, Danfoss releases four new TG series compressors.

 

Danfoss’ Turbocor TG series for low-GWP (Global Warming Potential) refrigerants enables chiller manufacturers to build climate friendly and sustainable solutions which are also supporting refrigerant regulations for reducing the direct and indirect CO2 emissions such as - the European F-Gas Regulation – and the US SNAP regulation.

 

Similar to the current TT series compressors, the TG series compressors are oil-free, variable-speed, magnetic bearing centrifugal compressors.  These products provide outstanding full and part load energy efficiency and feature a small footprint, light weight, low vibration, very low sound, intelligent controls, and soft starting characteristics. The cooling capacity is lowered by about 25% with an equivalent model using R134a, but the energy efficiency is slightly increased.

 

The new compressor models TG230, TG390, and TG520 are designed for standard temperature A/C applications

 

TG230 – Delivers a nominal capacity of 230kW (65 tons) at water-cooled conditions and 175kW (50 tons) at air-cooled conditions.  The TG230 compressor is available for nominal mains input voltages of 400V, 460V, and 575V.  

 

TG390 – Intended for water-cooled chillers and delivers a nominal capacity of 390kW (110 tons).  The TG390 is available for nominal mains input voltages of 380V, 400V, 460V, and 575V.   

 

TG520 Intended for water-cooled chillers and delivers a nominal capacity of 520kW (150 Tons).  The TG520 is available for nominal mains input voltages of 380V, 400V, and 460V.

 

A new compressor model for medium temperature applications is also available.  

 

TG230 MT – Available with the same range as the standard temperature version but with the capability to extend operation down to evaporating temperatures of -10 degrees C (+14 degrees F).

 

In addition to these models, the TG310 has been updated to include a new model for a nominal mains input voltage of 380V.  The TG310 was previously only available as 400V and 460V models.

 

 

Danfoss takes a proactive approach to further the development and use of low-GWP refrigerants to help abate global warming and to ensure the competitiveness of the industry.

 

Danfoss Turbocor TG compressors received AHR honorable mention in the green building category in 2017

 

Learn more at www.turbocor.danfoss.com



New AK-PC 782A for integrated and optimized pack control

New Danfoss AK-PC 782A for integrated pack control in transcritical CO2 booster packs is now available. Precise regulation, improved efficiency and enhanced user-friendliness are some of the highlights of the new controller. AK-PC 782A replaces AK-PC 781 in most transcritical CO2 applications.

The new AK-PC 782A offers fully integrated pack control in transcritical CO2 booster packs. Where previously multiple controllers were needed, AK-PC 782A performs all necessary control functions as one, integrated solution. The integrated control leads to precise regulation and high efficiency even in challenging operational conditions. AK-PC 782A handles up to eight MT and four LT compressors.

“The last couple of years have seen a fast growing interest in trans-critical packs as safe, efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions. With the new AK-PC 782A, we take the development of CO2 refrigeration to the next level and offer improved energy efficiency to all climate zones. At the same time, the new controller is easy to operate and takes up less space in the electrical panel”, says Kenneth B. Madsen, Head of the Danfoss Food Retail Applications Experts team

AK-PC 782A introduces floating receiver pressure control. This feature has been measured to return energy savings of up to four percent in warmer climates.

Easy to install, commission and use in daily operation

AK-PC 782A is easy to install and commission thanks to the wizard-like set-up tool. One visit to the site is all it takes, while fine-tuning to achieve optimum operating conditions can be performed remotely.

In addition to pack control, AK-PC 782A offers control of several other functions, including floor heating, space heating and pumps. The graphic interface has been greatly improved to support easy trouble-shooting and service during daily operation.

“AK-PC 782A marks an important step in electronically delivered services and data management. The new controller not only ensures high performance and efficiency, but also returns real-time and actionable data, allowing fast response to alarms and optimized operation at all times”, says Product Manager, Brian Skov.

AK-PC 782A is available now through all Danfoss sales channels.

 

Facts about AK-PC 782A

·      One controller for up to 12 compressors

o   8 MT/IT (IT = parallel compression) + 4 LT

·      Gas cooler and High Pressure system control

·      Floating Receiver Pressure control

·      Heat recovery control

·      Oil flow and oil pressure control

·      General purpose IO (25pcs)

·      General purpose PI controllers (3pcs)

o   By Quick Selection of the most common applications

·      Enhanced local and remote User Experience

 

For more information, please contact:

Brian Skov, Product Manager, Pack Controllers
E-mail:
brian.skov@danfoss.com

 

Related links:

 

http://food-retail.danfoss.com/products/electronic-controllers/compressor-and-condenser-controllers/#/

http://files.danfoss.com/technicalinfo/dila/01/DKRCE.PB.000.M1.22%20smart%20store-print-spreads.pdf

 


New Danfoss Pressure Sensor available for SIL 2 applications

Danfoss launches a new safety pressure sensor, DST P92S, approved for use in SIL 2 and PL d applications. The new sensor is designed to enhance safety, improve performance and reduce maintenance costs in material handling, construction, agriculture and forestry. DST P92S is TÜV approved as well as compliant with EN ISO 13849-1 and IEC 61508.

“Our ambition is to make development and certification of heavy-duty machines as easy and streamlined as possible and at the same time offer unquestionable safety for personnel operating on or close to the machines”, says product manager Lars Baunsgaard.

The sensor represents best in class functional safety with several built-in safety measures. Among others, the sensor performs start-up diagnosis at every machine start up. During operation, cyclic diagnosis is performed every 30-40ms.  If any failure is detected during start up or operation, the sensor switches to safe state.

The smart self-diagnosis of the sensor reduces the need for redundant, parallel circuits in the sensor itself reducing the size to one of the smallest in the market.

The new pressure sensor supports the functional safety of the entire machine.

“When our customers choose DST P92S, they are one step ahead in the safety approval process”, says segment manager Magnus Hansson.

DST P92S is available from the beginning of December 2016 through all Danfoss sales channels.

 

Facts about DST P92S

·      SIL 2 and PL d approved by TÜV

·      Complying with ISO13849-1 and IEC61508

·      E1 certified

·      Performs moisture and harness checks to detect moisture in the connector

·      Checks electrical interference on the signal line with 4-20mA/20-4mA dual output for the entire loop

·      Performs start-up and cyclic diagnosis every 30-40ms to detect possible failures, switching to safe state if a failure is detected.

·      Sealed transmitter and connecter to prevent moisture ingress even in harshest environments

·      Compact in design to fit all applications (Hex22)

·      Temperature range: 40-85°C

·      Pressure range: 10-2.000 bar


For more information, please contact:

Lars Baunsgaard, Product manager, baunsgaard@danfoss.com

 

 

 

About Danfoss

Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less. We meet the growing need for infrastructure, food supply, energy efficiency and climate-friendly solutions. Our products and services are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. We are also active in the field of renewable energy as well as district heating infrastructure for cities and urban communities. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a world-leader with 24,000 employees and serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are still privately held by the founding family. Read more about us at www.danfoss.com




 

Designing the future

40 years of experience. A firm basis for future plant automation.

 

Wiesbaden, 12/01/2017: Always keeping a close eye on the digital change and the range of topics dealing with IoT and industry 4.0, the Eckelmann AG can continue to build the future work of the automation technology drawing from a 40 years treasure of experience.

Founded 40 years ago, the manufacturer for one of the leading control technologies for refrigeration systems celebrates the continuation of the successful path towards an increasingly digitized world at the EuroShop 2017 (Hall 15, Booth G 42).

 

Since its very beginnings, the Eckelmann E*LDS control and remote monitoring system always set standards for energy efficient control technology of supermarket refrigeration systems or cold stores and the building automation. Having versatile know-how in automation technology together with digital pioneering spirit, Eckelmann perceives itself today as an initiator and proficient partner to drive the digital change for sustainable benefits to the retail food industry.

 

 

Information to company history and E*LDS control and remote monitoring system:

https://www.eckelmann.de/ueber-uns/firmengeschichte/

https://www.eckelmann.de/produkte-loesungen/kaeltetechnik/

 

 

EuroShop 2017

March 05-09, 2017 Düsseldorf

Hall 15, Booth G42

https://www.eckelmann.de/en/products-solutions/refrigeration/euroshop/


Contact:

Eckelmann AG

Berliner Straße 161

65205 Wiesbaden

Phone: +49 (0)611 7103-0

info@eckelmann.de  

www.eckelmann.de  

Georg Fischer Piping Systems

Schaffhausen, Switzerland

14 March 2017

 

 

COOL-FIT 2.0 - The revolution for efficient cooling

To meet modern society’s growing populations and their need for comfort and safety, GF Piping Systems introduces its new COOL-FIT 2.0 pre-insulated PE100 plastic piping system.

 

COOL-FIT 2.0 is the non-corroding, non-condensing solution for the transport of chilled water in climate control systems inside residential and commercial buildings as well as for data centers and industrial process cooling.

 

The system uses the tried and tested electrofusion jointing technique known from the ELGEF system, with industrial grade PE100 as the carrier pipe. All components are pre-insulated with GFHE* insulation (0.022 W/m.K), together with a load bearing, robust outer jacket in black HD-PE or stainless steel. This unique combination leads to highly competitive characteristics:

 

-       100% corrosion free

-       50% faster installation

-       30% higher energy efficiency

 

COOL-FIT 2.0 is a PN16 system suitable for fluid temperatures from 0°C to +60°C. The carrier pipe/jacket dimensions range from d32 mm/75mm to d140 mm/200 mm. Both pipe and fittings are pre-insulated with GFHE* to a thickness of 20 millimetres. GF valves, plastic to metal transitions, as well as hoses for easy connection to appliances are all also provided pre-insulated.

 

30 percent higher energy efficiency

The pre-insulated system is revolutionary efficient to reduce running costs and CO2 footprint. U-values (heat transfer) of COOL-FIT 2.0 pipes are between 1.0 and 3.8 W/m.K, up to 30 percent better than traditional steel pipes with foamed NBR rubber insulation.

 

Installation times reduced by at least 50 percent

COOL-FIT 2.0 combines three products – carrier pipe, insulation and jacket – into one revolutionary new product. The 3-in-1 concept ensures “on-site” time is reduced to an absolute minimum. No post insulation of the piping system and no time consuming and expensive pre-insulated pipe supports or blocks are required.

 

Application areas

+6°C / +12°C        Chilled water in air conditioning

+15°C to +45°C    Industrial cooling water

+5°C/ +8°C           Rack cooling water in data centres

+35°C                   Water and glycol solutions for outdoor cooling towers

 

*GFHE :  High efficiency closed cell, rigid insulation from GF

 

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For further information please contact

Market Segments

Mark Bulmer, Global Market Segment Manager Cooling

T +41 (0) 52 631 34 42

mark.bulmer@georgfischer.com


About GF Piping Systems

GF Piping Systems offers system solutions, high-quality components, jointing technologies and services for the safe transport of water, chemicals and gases. Besides GF Automotive and GF Machining Solutions the company is part of the Georg Fischer AG group, founded in 1802, with its headquarter in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. GF Piping Systems serves its customers in more than 100 countries and develops and produces products for the use in industry, utilities and building technology at more than 30 locations across Europe, Asia and the Americas. In 2016, GF Piping Systems has generated sales of 1.49 billion CHF and employed over 6,500 people worldwide.

 

For more information, visit www.gfps.com

 

Vulkan Lokring

EXTREME CONDITIONS IN ETERNALE ICE

LOKRING® Technology for the polar research station, Bharati

Temperatures reaching 45 degrees below freezing point, snow, ice and several stormy days in the year with wind speeds exceeding 250 km/hour - these are extreme conditions not only for the researchers who will be working at the Indian polar station, Bharati, but also for all of the equipment used and materials installed there. The LOKRING® tube connection technology withstands such extreme conditions and even provides additional benefits for the deployment in this special application.


With the Antarctic research station Bharati in the region of the Larsemann Hills (69°S, 76°O), the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research of the Indian Government is currently building the second active polar station for research on continental drift, climate change, weather development and environmental pollution. When the station goes into operation in spring next year, India will be one of the world's nine leading countries in the field of Antarctic research.

VULKAN Lokring is supplying innovative climatic technology for this innovative research project. "LOKRING® Rohrverbindungstechnik (tube connection technology) is used in the air-conditioning plants, which are related to the cooling of the entire electrical system, the power generators, the server rooms and the laboratory warehouse" explained Mr André Schlosser, the LOKRING Project Manager. "The building technology manufacturer and service provider YIT trusts and has confidence in our solder-free tube connection technology, particularly under these special conditions." Soldering or brazing the tubing would not have been any alternative for the design and construction of the air-conditioning plants since any damage to the existing installations resulting from fire would have meant an incredibly expensive and cumbersome logistics proposition: "You just cannot simply supply a few parts for replacing or repairing the damaged parts in Antarctica. With LOKRINGs as solder-free or braze-free tube connection technology, such risks are avoided right from the very outset" continued Mr Schlosser. In addition, the individual laboratory containers of the polar station have already been equipped before they are set up and constructed locally onsite. This is also why soldering or brazing were not considered as options for the connection technology.



The patented LOKRING® tube connections can be established without the need for large forces and using simple hand tools, and they ensure an absolutely secure, tight and purely mechanical tube connection with a permanent hermetic seal. This is confirmed by the special TÜV test and approval. The special challenge of air-conditioning in the polar station is that the tube connections must remain leak-tight even under the extreme minus temperatures that are prevalent there. "We guarantee reliable leak-tightness even with outdoor temperatures up to -45°C" stated Mr Schlosser. Apart from the various tube connections for the construction of the air-conditioning system, VULKAN Lokring also supplied the associated special tools as well as recovery and evacuation devices. "What was particularly important was that those in charge of the project took us on board right from the beginning. Consequently, we were able to provide comprehensive advice about the LOKRING® products to be used. This was particularly important since it is obviously not easy to make subsequent or additional deliveries to Antarctica."

www.vulkan.com

 

Rütgers Kälte Klima GmbH

Rütgers Kälte Klima GmbH, Mannheim

 

ist Preisträger im Wettbewerb von

„100 Orte für Industrie 4.0 in Baden

Württemberg"

Rütgers Kälte Klima GmbH, Mannheim

 

ist Preisträger im Wettbewerb von

„100 Orte für Industrie 4.0 in Baden 

Württemberg" 

 

Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg

 

20 Industrie 4.0-Leuchtturmprojekte ausgezeichnet 19. Februar 2016


Staatssekretär Peter Hofelich hat am Freitag (19. Februar 2016) die Preisträger der zweiten Runde des Wettbewerbs „100 Orte für Industrie 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg“ ausgezeichnet. Insgesamt wurden zwanzig Betriebe prämiert, die Industrie 4.0 erfolgreich im Unternehmensalltag umgesetzt haben.


Mit dem Wettbewerb sucht die „Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg“ nach innovativen Konzepten aus der Wirtschaft, die mit der intelligenten Vernetzung von Produktions- und Wertschöpfungsprozessen erfolgreich sind. Die Expertenjury bewertet neben dem Innovationsgrad auch die konkrete Praxisrelevanz für Industrie 4.0.


„Baden-Württemberg ist ein starker Innovations- und Wirtschaftsstandort. Gerade im Bereich der Industrie sind wir bei der Digitalisierung Vorreiter. Das zeigen auch die heute prämierten Unternehmen ganz deutlich. Mit der Preisverleihung wollen wir gute Ideen aus dem Land noch bekannter machen und auch andere Unternehmen und Institutionen motivieren, in der Industrie 4.0 aktiv zu werden“, sagte Staatssekretär Peter Hofelich. „Die heute vorgestellten Beispiele zeigen, wie durch den Einsatz von neuen Technologien die Unternehmen fit für die digitale Zukunft gemacht werden können.“


Die prämierten Projekte reichen von neuen Produkten, Komponenten, Maschinen und Anlagen über Software- und Vernetzungslösungen bis hin zu neuen Produktions- und Organisationsprozessen sowie neuen Leistungsangeboten für Industrie- und Privatkunden. Den ausgezeichneten Unternehmen und Organisationen bietet der Wettbewerb eine breite Bühne, um so ihre Industrie 4.0-Lösungen noch stärker zu bewerben.


„Der Wettbewerb zeigt, dass Industrie 4.0 für viele baden-württembergische Betriebe keine abstrakte Zukunftsvision ist, sondern gelebte Realität“, erklärte Dr. Dietrich Birk, Geschäftsführer des VDMA Landesverbandes Baden-Württemberg. „Die heute vorgestellten Lösungen illustrieren, wie eine pragmatische Umsetzung von Industrie 4.0 gelingen kann. Ganz besonders freut mich, dass vor allem der Mittelstand unter den Preisträgern stark vertreten ist.“


Die prämierten Unternehmen erhalten eine Ehrenurkunde zur Auszeichnung als einer der 100 Orte für Industrie 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg. Außerdem werden sie auf der Internetseite der Allianz (www.i40-bw.de) präsentiert und in den Kompetenzatlas des Landes Baden-Württemberg aufgenommen.

Rivacold

AIR UNIT COOLERS FOR CO2 INSTALLATIONS (RSIX – RCX – RCMX)


Rivacold is proud to present its new range of air unit coolers for CO2 installations (R744).

 

The new range includes the SLIM and CUBIC unit coolers with 250 and 350 fans suitable for small and medium cold rooms at high, medium and low temperatures.

 

The Rivacold range of air unit coolers for Co2 installations features a highly resistant battery dedicated for the application with a working pressure that can reach up to 75 bar. This value is a great advantage, both in the event of downtime (reduces CO2 evacuation needs) and the use of the same battery on negative temperature cold rooms (-40°C) and positive temperature cold rooms to the air conditioning limit (+15°C).  

 

The operation for subcritical and transcritical systems with natural CO2 gas ensures that the range has a minimum direct environmental impact. In addition to using a highly efficient blade, the range has electronic fan motors with high energy savings that provides high performance and indirect minimum GWP.

 

The RSIX, RCX and RCMX models come with 1 to 4 fans that go from 260 to 19100 Watt.

 

The new unit coolers for cold rooms are part of the ECO2 LOGICALPOWER line that was developed for environmentally friendly, non-toxic, non-flammable installations with low energy consumption.

 

This range complements the existing CO2 (R744) line of products, designed and manufactured at the customer's request: subcritical and transcritical multi-compressor packs and  gas coolers .

 

The use of CO2 as a single coolant gas for the various applications ensures a reduction in installation costs and makes the product future-proof.

 

 

RIVACOLD : sustaining your future

 

 

www.rivacold.com

ASHRAE

Registration Opens for 2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild

 

ATLANTA (June 5, 2018) – Registration is now open to attend the 2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, to be held Sept. 26-28, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago. This is the third co-organized conference between ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA.

 

“The goal of this conference is to present the new techniques and workflows that will help researchers and practitioners make better decisions during the simulation and modeling process of an entire building life cycle,” says Krishnan Gowri, conference chair. “Our presenters will address the practices of building performance analysis, energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development and future simulation research and applications.”

 

The conference will feature more than 60 presentations and approximately 120 papers by leading industry practitioners and academic researchers. Some of the selected presentations include: Application of Virtual Reality for Daylighting Design; Designing for Thermal Nirvana; Metrics and Methods for Carbon-Neutral and Net-Zero Building Design; and Automated Calibration Techniques and Modeling Standards. Paper presentations include: Buildings and Information, Technology Nexus; Modeling Advances; Early Design, Multiple Systems Modeling, Big Data; Health, Wellness and Comfort; Energy Performance and System Simulation Codes; and Standards and Compliance.

 

The 4th Annual ASHRAE LowDown Showdown modeling competition will be held in conjunction with the conference. This year’s competition challenges teams to move beyond only achieving an energy efficient building and use their ingenuity to include elements of conference themes into their design and analysis. A record breaking 15 teams (88 participants) are registered to participate in the competition.

 

IBPSA-USA will host a competition in conjunction with the conference to catalyze crowd-sourced submissions to Project StaSIO (STandard Simulation Inputs and Outputs), an online repository of crowd-sourced simulation graphics and case studies organized around the recently released ASHRAE Standard 209 framework. 

 

Pre-conference workshops will be hosted by software companies and educators on Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25. Separate registration is required.

 

Apply by Sept. 7 to sit for an ASHRAE Certification exam in Building Energy Modeling (BEMP) on Friday, Sept. 28 at 12:30 p.m. to take place at the headquarters hotel, the Hilton Chicago.

 

Learn more and register for the 2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild at www.ashrae.org/BuildPerform2018.

 

About ASHRAE
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.

Armacell

Damp insulation doesn’t insulate!

 

Armaflex insulation materials very well protected against moisture absorption; Sustained high energy efficiency

 

Münster, 19 March 2018. – Damp insulation is as useless as a wet woollen coat in winter. It does not protect the equipment against either energy losses or corrosion. A study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics has now confirmed that Armaflex insulation materials are very well protected against moisture absorption. The closed-cell elastomeric insulation material also achieves a sustained increase in the energy efficiency of technical systems. However, using mineral fibre materials on refrigeration pipes means taking an incalculable risk that can lead to significant follow-up costs.

 

Condensation – the deadly enemy of any insulation

For technical insulation, condensation is enemy number 1: if moisture forms on the surface of pipes or water vapour penetrates the insulation material from the outside, the insulation system has failed. The insidious thing about moisture penetration and condensation is that the processes are not visible. Condensation occurs under the insulation on the surface of the pipe. It often only becomes apparent that the insulation material has failed when the material is so wet that water drips from the suspended ceiling or ice forms on the pipe.

 

If moisture penetrates the insulation material:

-       energy losses increase,

-       corrosion can occur under the insulation,

-       mould can grow and

-       high repair and follow-up costs are incurred.

 

The insulation effect declines rapidly and the material eventually loses its function. So when selecting an insulation material, the key question is how well it is protected against moisture absorption. 

 

Insulation materials in an independent test

 

To study the moisture and condensation behaviour of various insulation materials, Armacell commissioned the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Stuttgart, Germany) to carry out a scientific test. The materials investigated were mineral fibre, PUR and FEF (flexible elastomeric foam). While the closed-cell elastomeric material has an “integrated” vapour barrier and the resistance to water vapour transmission is built up cell by cell throughout the insulation thickness, in mineral-fibre and PUR products the vapour barrier is restricted to a thin aluminium or PVC foil. In practice, it is almost impossible to apply this foil in such a way that adequate water-vapour tightness is achieved. Pipe brackets, elbows, T-pieces, valves, fittings etc. are hardly ever completely vapour tight. To simulate damage to the insulation system, which is the rule rather than the exception on the building site, two small holes (Ø 5 mm) were drilled 5 mm deep into the surface of three of the six specimens. The test conditions in the climate chamber were deliberately chosen to be moderate: the pipes were run at an operating temperature of 20 °C. The ambient temperature was defined as 35 °C and the relative humidity as 55 %. The test was conducted under these conditions for 33 days. 

 

Condensation on the pipes

 

During this relatively short test period, a significant amount of moisture had already gathered under both the PUR and mineral-fibre insulation. Even in these moderate conditions, the vapour barrier could not prevent the absorption of water vapour. In contrast, no moisture had diffused into the elastomeric insulation material and the surface of the pipe was dry. While the pipe insulated with FEF showed no sign of condensation after 33 days, the mineral-fibre insulation failed right at the beginning of the test, both with and without damage.

 

Long-term consequences of moisture penetration

 

To investigate the long-term effects of moisture absorption, the Fraunhofer Institute carried out calculations on the basis of these results and simulated how the insulation materials behave over an assumed period of ten years. While the thermal conductivity (λ) of the FEF has only risen by around 15 % after ten years, the λ-value of the mineral wool is 77 % higher and that of the PUR insulation 150 %. The thermal conductivity increases with every vol.-% of moisture content and the insulation effect deteriorates rapidly. The consequences are not only steadily rising energy losses over the service life, but also a fall in the surface temperature. If this drops below the dew-point temperature, condensation occurs and the risk of corrosion rises.

 

Elastomeric insulation protects against condensation

 

To prevent condensation on the pipe surface and an increase in the thermal conductivity over the service life, it is essential that the insulation material is protected against moisture absorption. The thermal conductivity stated must be understood as being the initial thermal conductivity or “dry λ-value”. Only in combination with the resistance to water vapour transmission may it decide which material is selected. In other words: an insulation material with an excellent “dry λ-value” but low resistance to water vapour transmission is a bad choice.

 

If the insulation material is completely soaked, the increase in energy consumption is often the least of the problems. Mould, structural damage, e.g. to suspended ceilings, or disruption to industrial processes due to maintenance work and down-time can result in huge costs.

 

Don’t take an incalculable risk

 

By using open-cell insulation materials in cold applications specifiers and installers are taking an incalculable risk, which can cost them dearly. Manufacturers of mineral-fibre products currently promote their insulation materials as being suitable for use in cold applications. Even if these systems are explicitly marketed as cold insulation materials, they are open-cell mineral-fibre products with an aluminium foil. The manufacturer’s 15-year guarantee does not alter the fact that in the event of a complaint the user is required to prove that the product was installed correctly.

 

In some European countries, the use of mineral wool on refrigeration pipes is severely restricted. In Germany, DIN 4140 stipulates that it is only allowed if a double jacket is installed. In Belgium, according to Typebestek/105, mineral wool may only be used on pipes with a minimum temperature of 13 °C.

 

Cold insulation materials should have a closed-cell structure, high resistance to water-vapour transmission and low thermal conductivity. Only then is it possible to ensure that diffusion processes are kept to a minimum permanently.

 

 

Tip: The risk of moisture absorption in insulating materials is also the subject of a current information campaign by Armacell. The company uses videos, infographics, brochures and a special feature on its website to provide information about the consequences of damp insulation. See www.armacell.eu for more details.

 

About Armacell

As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered foams, Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for its customers. Armacell's products significantly contribute to global energy efficiency making a difference around the world every day. With 3,000 employees and 25 production plants in 16 countries, the company operates two main businesses, Advanced Insulation and Engineered Foams, and generated net sales of EUR 603 million and adjusted EBITDA of EUR 102 million in 2017. Armacell focuses on insulation materials for technical equipment, high-performance foams for high-tech and lightweight applications and next generation aerogel blanket technology. For more information, please visit: www.armacell.com

 

For product information, please visit: www.armacell.eu

Climalife

F-Gas Solutions: The mobile App for everyone!

  

Refrigeration, air-conditioning, heating and renewable energy professionals-be sure to choose the right refrigerant according to F-Gas regulation 517/2014

In 2014, our industry is once again facing the challenge of new developments, such as the end of reclaimed HCFCs and new F-Gas regulations. The experience acquired by Climalife from within the Dehon Group and its 140 years' experience, is here to help you to choose the solutions for tomorrow with its comprehensive product range and the launch of "F-Gas Solutions".

 

"F-Gas Solutions" is a smartphone application developed by Climalife for professionals in the fields of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and renewable energy. It offers simple and user-friendly assistance in dealing with the new European regulation 517/2014 or "F-Gas II", that comes into force on 1 January 2015.

 

This mobile application provides a useful calculator that will tell you the GWP of the refrigerant used in an installation, as defined by the F-Gas Regulation. By entering the refrigerant charge in kg into the ‘App' it will also tell you the CO2 equivalent Tonnes for that refrigerant and charge. These are two essential criteria under the new F-Gas regulation.

 

The "Climalife approved F-Gas solutions" module offers professionals information on the range of refrigerants available on the market and the solutions recommended by Climalife regarding F-Gas regulations for new and existing equipment.

 

Professionals will find a solution to suit their needs regardless of the type of application (air conditioning, heat pumps, domestic cooling, non-commercial refrigeration, transport/automotive), or the equipment chosen (Mono Split, hermetically sealed systems, centralised systems, etc.); be it new or existing.

 

The refrigerants covered by this application include all commonly used fluids (HFC, HFO, hydrocarbons and others) with an ASHRAE number.  New products and blends under development will be added as they are released on the market.

 

The "F-Gas solutions" application is available for a preview on our stand 210, Hall 5, and will soon be available on Google Play and the Apple Store for i-phone and i-pad in several languages: English, French, Dutch and German.

 

Regular updates will be made to the application, as and when new information is available.


Climalife, a key partner for energy performance

 

Developing innovative, sustainable solutions for climate control systems

 

For more than a century, Climalife has been Europe's specialist in cooling fluids for refrigeration and air conditioning.

 

Its dynamism and commitment to quality and protecting the environment has also enabled it to gain cutting-edge expertise in the heating and renewable energy markets.

 

More than 250 employees are available to share their knowledge on diverse sectors such as: industrial markets, commercial markets (large outlets, local stores, etc.), housing and apartments, and the service sector (offices, hospitals, airports ...).

 

They can meet your needs with a range of products and services suitable for any climate control system: refrigerants, secondary refrigerants/heat transfer fluids, lubricants, equipment, cleaning, brazing alloys, analysis, services.

 

Climalife benefits from the structure of the Dehon Group, a key player in performance chemistry, developing innovative solutions and building special partnerships with professionals, particularly producers, manufacturers, industrial firms, and distributors.

 

Innovative services developed for safety and the environment, regular technical and regulatory information, and high-performance tools complete this comprehensive plan.

 

Climalife offer their products and services worldwide, thanks to a global distribution network made up of 13 subsidiaries (Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Hungary, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Italy, Russia, Panama, and Romania), and local representatives (India, China, Singapore and Malaysia) and an export subsidiary, Galco-Climalife, for the rest of the world.


Climalife - Launching Greenway® Neo range 

Climalife, a leading specialist in the formulation of heat transfer fluids for more than 30 years, is strongly committed to solutions from plant resources.

Greenway® Neo : a technological and environmentally friendly alternative!

 

The Climalife R&D department has developed and patented this new formula Greenway® Neo for use across a range of applications inclu­ding refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pumps, central heating, thermal solar energy and sprin­klers. Climalife's objective is to offer a reliable and effective technical alternative to traditional based fluids.The Greenway® Neo secondary refrigerants / heat transfer fluids are formulated based on 1,3-Propanediol (Bio-PDOTM), the raw material used and produced by fermen­tation of natural 99.7% purified glucose syrup, and long-lasting organic corrosion inhibitors. The Greenway® Neo formula continues to be borax-free in compliance with European Direc­tive 2005/58/EC dated 15/09/2008.

 

In compliance with the ISO 11930 international standard, Greenway® Neo is bacteriostatic. This anti-microbial protection prevents bacteria proliferation in thermal facilities. The new range of Greenway® Neo is approved on the A list from the French General Health Department for heat treatment by simple water exchange intended for human consumption as defined by ANSES and also approved by Belgaqua, the Belgian Professional Federation for the water sector, according to the standard NBN-EN 1717 as a fluid category 3.

 

The new range of Greenway® Neo is the re­sult of a technical collaboration between Clima­life and Dupont Tate & Lyle, manufacturer of the raw material Bio-PDOTM (Susterra®).

The contribution by DuPont Tate & Lyle of the technical characteristics of this new plant-based raw material has allowed Climalife to add its expertise to its application and to deve­lop a specific formula that meets the needs of each business sector. (refrigeration, air condi­tioning, heating, renewable energy).

 

Our partner:

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is proud to offer Susterra® 1,3-propanediol to the market because our company's mission is to provide customers a competitive advantage by offering a glycol with superior performance from a petro leum-free, sustainable and renewable resource.

The unique thermal stability of Susterra® offers differentiated protection from acid buildup at high temperatures seen in applications such as solar thermal. A decrease in acid buildup re­sults in a more efficient system with a longer lifespan, which means a better return on a cus­tomer's investment in equipment.

Susterra® offers excellent freeze protection and has better viscosity than propylene glycol at low temperatures, so it can help increase the efficiency of pumping equipment. Susterra® 1,3 propanediol is also readily biodegradable, ma­king it a good choice for customers looking for a safe glycol with low toxicity. It is less irritating to the skin than propylene glycol, and is safe for incidental food contact.

Now, materials like Susterra® 1,3 propane­diol can be derived from renewable sources, making the promise of carbon neutrality and independence from petroleum a possibility. Susterra® is certified 100% biobased by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, making it at­tractive for business owners seeking renewable content in their products.

A peer reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA) demonstrates that the production of biobased propanediol offers significant environmental benefits including up to 40 percent less green­house gas emissions and 40 percent less non-renewable energy used in production ver­sus petroleum-based glycols.

At DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, we be­lieve products such as Susterra® can offer our customers differentiated performance while still protecting the environment and reducing the world's dependence on petroleum.

 

Visit http://www.duponttateandlyle.com/ for more information.

 


Climalife, a key partner for energy performance

 

Developing innovative, sustainable solutions for climate control systems

 

For more than a century, Climalife has been Europe's specialist in cooling fluids for refrigeration and air conditioning.

 

Its dynamism and commitment to quality and protecting the environment has also enabled it to gain cutting-edge expertise in the heating and renewable energy markets.

 

More than 250 employees are available to share their knowledge on diverse sectors such as: industrial markets, commercial markets (large outlets, local stores, etc.), housing and apartments, and the service sector (offices, hospitals, airports ...).

 

They can meet your needs with a range of products and services suitable for any climate control system: refrigerants, secondary refrigerants/heat transfer fluids, lubricants, equipment, cleaning, brazing alloys, analysis, services.

 

Climalife benefits from the structure of the Dehon Group, a key player in performance chemistry, developing innovative solutions and building special partnerships with professionals, particularly producers, manufacturers, industrial firms, and distributors.

 

Innovative services developed for safety and the environment, regular technical and regulatory information, and high-performance tools complete this comprehensive plan.

 

Climalife offer their products and services worldwide, thanks to a global distribution network made up of 13 subsidiaries (Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Hungary, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Italy, Russia, Panama, and Romania), and local representatives (India, China, Singapore and Malaysia) and an export subsidiary, Galco-Climalife, for the rest of the world.


CLIMALIFE - Launching HFO Refrigerants to market

Climalife remains at the forefront offering new lower GWP refrigerants to its customers to help them meet the requirements of the new F-Gas regulations.

 

Climalife were one of the first to offer Performax® LT (R-407F) which has established itself as the prime lower GWP alternative to R-404A and is already in widespread use in both commercial and non commercial installations. With a GWP of 1825 it is more than 50% lower than that of R-404A at 3922.

Climalife are working closely with a number of customers to develop the use of the very low GWP refrigerants such as R-1234ze, which has the potential to offer some real energy saving benefits in chiller, heat pump and medium temperature applications for new equipment as alternative to R-134a. The GWP is just 7 (IPCC 4th assessment) and already good results are being reported by those who are leading the way in its use.

 

The very low GWP HFOs can also be used in blends with other refrigerants to try and closely match the desired properties of much higher GWP refrigerants.

Climalife   in conjunction, with producers are bringing new solutions to their customers so they can trial these new refrigerants in both existing and new technologies that they are developing.  One of the first of these is Solstice® N13 (R-450A) a non flammable replacement for R-134a with a GWP of 605 (IPCC 4th assessment). The product is launched at Chillventa and Climalife will be in a position to distribute commercial quantities, as required. Initially it is being used in supermarkets medium temperature systems, but it can also be used in other applications where R-134a has traditionally been used.

The latest Climalife Contact 7 magazine, which will be available at Chillventa will features some new case studies from Climalife operations across Europe where low GWP refrigerants have been successfully used.

These include the use of R-450A in a cascade refrigeration system at French supermarket chain, Auchan, the use of R-407F in a refrigerated transport application in Switzerland by Heller AG and the use of R-1234ze and HFO Blend Solstice® N40 (R-448A) in the UK by Precision Refrigeration in new refrigerator and freezer counter models for food service applications.

 

The new F-Gas regulations bring many challenges, not least the move to lower GWP refrigerants over the next few years and Climalife are excited to be at the forefront of bringing new refrigerants to their customers to achieve the demands that are placed upon them. Climalife are well versed in change having helped their refrigeration and air conditioning customers successfully move from CFCs and then HCFCs in the past.

 

More refrigerants are under development, some, such as Solstice® N40 (R-448A) are expected to be available early next year and Climalife are well placed to help their customers trial, share technical expertise and help them decide which are best suited for their requirements in their specific applications.

 

Manifold product enhancements - for use with new refrigerants

TITAN R-134a / R-404A / R-407F Manifold

Climalife announce a new arrival to complement their range of equipment for refrigeration professionals. The 4 valve manifold has been designed to use with new refrigerants such as

R-407F as well as R-134a and R-404A.

It can be useful for all Performax® LT installations, but also during R-404A / R-407F retrofits.

This 4 valve manifold is offered with class 1 80mm diameter pressure gauges for comfort and optimal reading accuracy.


TITAN R-32 / R-410A Manifold

With the development of R-32 now available on the market, there is demand from air conditioning technicians for new manifolds. In order to support its customers and their daily needs, Climalife now offers an R-32 / R-410A manifold specifically for air-conditioning installations.
This 4 valve manifold is equipped with class 1 pressure gauges for optimum accuracy.

 

To find out more please visit: http://www.climalife.dehon.fr/manifolds/product/list/cat_id/40

 

Climalife

The choice of the oil/refrigerant combination is crucial for the proper operation of installations

 

A compression refrigerator produces cooling at constant pressure by evaporation of a refrigerant in the liquid state, followed by compression and condensation of the fluid to transform it from vapour to the liquid state. It uses a compressor which in most cases must be lubricated. Proper operation and optimum performance are ensured by choosing fluids and oils that are compatible with the machines, types of evaporators (direct or embedded expansion system) and the desired operating conditions.

The refrigerating circuit is subject to pressure, temperature and expansion phenomena which requires perfect compatibility between oil and refrigerant.

 

Role of the lubricant in a refrigerating circuit, 3 main functions:


- Lubrication of moving parts,

- Leak tightness,

- Motor fluid for some control and cooling devices in the case of screw compressors for example.

Though the lubricant is essential for the compressor to reduce friction, wear and improve the seal during compression, conversely, oil in the refrigerating circuit must be kept to a minimum to prevent heat transfer loss.
 

Essential properties:

- Lubricity: related to the thickness of the oil film.
- Solubility with the refrigerant in the gaseous state.
- Miscibility with the refrigerant in the liquid state.
- Viscosity: resistance to temperature variations.
- Flocculation point: important, particularly in the context of installation conversion.

E.g. in an installation converted with R-134a + POE ISO 22, the flocculation temperature of POE will increase from -53°C without residual mineral oil to +16°C with 5% residual mineral oil.


Oil has many other properties such as pour point, stiffness, dielectric, moisture content, chemical stability, thermal stability, hydrolysis resistance and acid value.

 

Installation conversion: oil as a flush solution

 

When converting an installation in good condition to hydrofluorocarbons , POE oil can be used as a flush solution for the oils in service. Climalife, on the strength of its many experiments with this type of operation, recommends using POE oils with an appropriate viscosity grade for machines to remove mineral oils or alkylbenzenes from circuits by successive draining and operating with HCFC, as well as the in-service compressor.


The compatibility of all system components should be checked beforehand and will be combined with a number of implementation measures and precautions. When the residual minimum has been reached (checked by DPH analysis), after recovering the HCFC fluid and changing all incompatible components, the HFC replacement fluid can be loaded with a new POE oil.

 

The installation will then be restarted and optimised by the appropriate settings. When the use of a solvent is not necessary, this solution is much easier and faster to implement.

 

Checking the state of the oil:

The oil plays a key role in the proper operation and useful life of the installation. There are several ways to check its in-service state

Acidity test: Climalife offers
Acitest Unipro in a single bottle to instantly check the acidity of the in-service oil on site (regardless of its type MN/AB/POE, etc.).


DPH
analyses: for larger installations or those with a maintenance contract.

The DPH, performed in the laboratory, determines the health of your oil and therefore your installation with as much precision as a medical analysis. The oil's values are compared to standard values and recommendations are made by our experts.

Article written by Pierre-Emmanuel Danet
Climalife Technical Support Manager

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Schiessl

Schiessl exhibits at Chillventa 2014

Frequency controlled compressor unit E-FU-DO

  

The Robert Schiessl GmbH increased the product range of frequency controlled compressor units.

In the new product line the HI-compressors from manufacturer Dorin are used, which are especially Designed for the operation by a frequency converter.

This compressors stand out through their extraordinary smooth running performance in the whole Frequency range from 20 to 90 Hz.

This is achieved by using the internal patented ‚kinetic accumulator‘.

Further new components are the Power Electronic Yaskawa frequency converter, which operates with the new TCC control concept. Compressor units which two compressors start with one compressor frequency controlled at low refrigeration load, at increased load demand both compressors are operated parallel by the frequency converter.

The result is a wide capacity range with an excellent control performance of the units.

There five different sizes offered with one compressor and five different sizes with two compressors.

The frame concept originates from the well known E-FU-BO compressor unit series.

The units are designed primary for the use with refrigerant R134a at medium temperature conditions.

Photo 1 (Schiessl) for download as a PDF at the end of the text.


ECO Rack Cascade Modul for Refrigerant R134a/ CO2

The compressor rack series ECO Rack which was shown at the Chillventa 2012 will be enlarged with cascade moduls and racks for the creation of a subcritical cascade System for medium temperature/low temperature which operates with R744/ CO2 in the low stage.

This concept allows with the three parts ECO Rack for MT/cascade modul/ Eco Rack for LT a flexibel creation of cascade systems.

The common frame concept allows the positioning side by side and create an optical unity.

Having three parts gives advantages for transport, insertion on site and certain flexibility for placement.

The three components have to be connected only at the refrigeration lines.

The cascade moduls are available in 13 different sizes and will be expanded. For start there are 13 corresponding COECO Racks with three compressors available. Also the product line of this CO2 compressor racks will be widened for the future.

Photo 2 and 3 (Schiessl) for download as a PDF at the end of the text.

Armacell

Armacell Financial Highlights 2017

-       Revenues up by 8% to EUR 603 million

-       Adj. EBITDA increased to EUR 102 million

-       Integration of acquired businesses on track

 

Luxembourg, 7 March 2018 – Armacell, a global leader in flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and a leading provider of engineered foams, today reported its unaudited financial results for the year ending 31 December 2017.

 

In 2017, Armacell increased its revenues by 8.0% to EUR 603.2 million (2016: EUR 558.6 million). EBITDA excluding non-recurring items was EUR 102.1 million (2016: EUR 100.4 million).

 

Commenting on the company’s financial performance, Patrick Mathieu, President & CEO of the Armacell Group, said: “We continued to deliver on our international growth strategy and expanded the Group’s market position across all our regions. Today, Armacell offers a complete portfolio of thermal and acoustic equipment insulation solutions. Our M&A activity in

combination with our internal operational efficiency programs will drive significant synergies in 2018 and beyond.”

 

With 25 production plants in 16 countries Armacell has a strong market position in the growing flexible equipment insulation market segments across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific.

 

Advanced Insulation EMEA: Armacell acquired Danmat Iso Systems, a leading provider of integrated cladding solutions in Scandinavia and launched construction of a greenfield production site in the Kingdom of Bahrain to service the growing domestic demand in the GCC states and to reinforce its commitment to the Gulf Region where the Group has been operating

since 2008. Starting production in H2 2018, Armacell will manufacture a comprehensive range of products, including high-density materials and elastomeric insulation for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.

 

Advanced Insulation AMERICAS: Armacell significantly expanded its North American production capacity with the integration of Nomaco’s PE insulation business and the expansion of crosslinked polyethylene (XPE) manufacturing in the USA. In Latin America, sales were supported by the consolidation of the PoliPex insulation business in Brazil. In 2017, Armacell further expanded its LATAM business across the continent and is today present in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Uruguay.

 

Advanced Insulation APAC: Armacell started producing a new suite of state-of-the-art silica aerogel blankets for high-temperature applications from the company’s existing manufacturing facility in Cheonan, close to Seoul. Covering 21,200 square meters, the Cheonan facility is set to become an important hub for industry-leading aerogel manufacturing solutions. In addition, a new certificate granting Armacell access to public projects in South Korea contributed to strengthening growth across the region.

 

Engineered Foams: The PET manufacturing footprint was expanded with a new production line in Brampton, Canada. Based on the strong demand in Asia, Armacell decided to expand ist PET foam production to China, making Armacell the only manufacturer globally to offer PET foam cores made from 100% recycled PET. In parallel, the company put its Component Foams business under new leadership and launched a major investment project to reposition itself in the US component foams market.

 

Over the last twelve months, Armacell further strengthened its free cash flow and significantly improved the financial strength of the company. As of 31 December 2017, the company had cash on hand of EUR 50 million and a principally undrawn revolving credit facility of EUR 100 million. Armacell is rated B (stable) by Standard & Poor’s and B3 (positive) by Moody’s.

 

About Armacell

As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered foams, Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for its customers. Armacell's products significantly contribute to global energy efficiency making a difference around the world every day. With 3,000 employees and 25 production plants in 16 countries, the company operates two main businesses, Advanced Insulation and Engineered Foams, and generated net sales of EUR 603 million and adjusted EBITDA of EUR 102 million in 2017. Armacell focuses on insulation materials for technical equipment, high-performance foams for high-tech and lightweight

applications and next generation aerogel blanket technology. For more information, please visit: www.armacell.com

 


Beck GmbH Druckkontrolltechnik

May 2014:

New differential pressure transmitter model 982R for original equipment manufacturers

 

At the Mostra Convegno Expocomfort exhibition held in Milan in March 2014, we presented a new differential pressure transmitter model 982R for monitoring low air pressures. This differential pressure transmitter has primarily been developed for OEM customers, with the focus on ventilation equipment manufacturers.

 

The 982R is a differential pressure transmitter that has been reduced to essential functions in order to sell it at a lowest possible price.

 

Ventilation equipment manufacturers know very well the technical specifications of the components to be used in the products they make and are aware of what measuring range and what output signal are necessary for this purpose.

Beck manufactures and supplies the 982R differential pressure transmitter exactly in conformity with these requirements concerning both the measuring range and the output signal. Just the signal attenuation can be subsequently adjusted locally. Complex selection functions on the product have been omitted so that the pressure transmitter will be ready for instant installation at the customer's production line.

 

The 982R comes exclusively in OEM packages containing 100 items per carton. This is similar to the 930.8x Climair® OEM differential pressure transmitters that are supplied in lots of 45 pieces per carton.

 

First samples for certain measuring ranges are already available, while series production for any other measuring ranges will be started by late May 2014.

 

 Thus, we hope we again can provide you with another product that will emphasize your and our competence in differential pressure measuring.

www.beck-sensors.com

 

HKT Huber-Kältetechnik-GmbH

Product information for Chillventa 2014

Chillventa 2014 Hall 4A, Stand 321

HKT
Goeldner-Compressors

Natural refrigerants, low GWP and special applications with Goeldner-Compressors

 

On 2014 HKT Huber-Kälte GmbH, manufacturer of Goeldner-Compressors, will emphasise on the natural- and low  GWP refrigerants, as well as efficient special applications.

Within this context a high temperature heat pump for domestic hot water preparation, which has Goeldner-Motion-Compressor on board, will be presented. Through this unit it is shown how efficient a heat pump working at 80°C can be, if it is built of high quality components and a sophisticated concept.

Secondly a R723 (mixture of ammonia and dimethylether) out of the range "TwinEco" will be on HKT booth. This device uses the electrical drive capacity in both directions.
With it 5,2kW thermal and 4,3kW cooling energy are produced from 1kW electrical energy. In a hotel for example you can make warm water or heat the spa/swimming pool on the warm side and run the air condition/cold room on the other side.

The Goeldner-Motion-Range HS/HT 12 to HS/HT 34 will be equipped with the new on board inverters (IP65). In co-operation with the manufacturer of the inverters it was possible to program the motec 8400 with the same characteristics like the predecessor types with 15 years experience. The new devices can be adopted to the existing system without big changes. At this the system not only gets profit from the new design (smaller and less weight) it also has a much higher starting torque (200% for 60sec compared to 160%). If an inverter of the range 8400 has to be changed it is equipped with a storage module which can be plugged into the new one and no more programming is necessary. The machine is in operation again without delay.

As well the whole Goeldner-Compressor-Range, with its unique features like the bearing of the eccentric shaft by ball bearings and the pipette lubrication system, will be shown. This design makes the compressors operating very well and absolutely reliable also with the extremely oil soluble hydrocarbon refrigerants in a wide speed range from 20 to 75Hz (600...2200rpm).

All open-type Goeldner-Compressors made by HKT Huber-Kälte-Technik GmbH are given free for NH3 (R717) as well ammonia/dimethyl-ether (R723). The direct coupled motor-compressor unit, type O 12 1DK100, will be there. It is the smallest available unit on market, only having a stroke volume of 6m3/h.

Additionally different compressor units, parallel units and condensing units built of the HKT construction set with Goeldner-Motion-Compressors on board will be shown. With these units HKT is in the position to supply tailor made and energy efficient solutions for nearly every demand.

Further the delivery extent and configuration of the compressors and units are pushed. At which the Goeldner-Motion-Condensing-Units are equipped with EC external impeller motors in addition with the relevant controls. But also the big 4 cylinder compressors, type HS/HT 54, are by standard equipped with the latest diagnosis motor protection device, combined with the AMS mini triple PTC-Thermistors placed inside the wiring.


HKT Huber-Kälte-Technik GmbH
D-83128 Halfing
Tel.: 08055/9187
E-Mail: info@hkt-goeldner.de
Internet: http://www.hkt-goeldner.de/
Chillventa 2014 Hall 4A, Stand 321

Hauser

Linz, 28th January 2013

HAUSER unveils MERANIS IMM-XL deep-freezing cabinet

 

New refrigerated cabinet from HAUSER helps to save energy and reduce carbon emissions

  

With the new MERANIS IMM-XL deep-freezing cabinet, HAUSER has set new standards in goods presentation. In keeping with its slogan 'so cool. so beautiful.', HAUSER has combined energy-efficient technology with attractive design in its latest refrigerated cabinet. Direct integration of the shop-around end in the long island not only ensures a visually coherent design but also simplifies installation of the shop-around end considerably. For the first time, energy-saving LED lighting is directly incorporated into the handrail, producing highly even illumination. The new deep-freezing cabinet has already been installed at Burkl in Dachsbach, one of the first carbon-neutral supermarkets in Germany. Thanks to HAUSER's energy efficient technology, the supermarket is now saving around 50 percent in energy, 62 percent in operating costs and 46 percent in carbon emissions (compared to a conventional supermarket of similar size). "The MERANIS IMM-XL deep-freezing cabinet combines elegant design and improved goods presentation with a cost-efficient refrigeration concept. The unit therefore represents a secure long-term investment for the customer", explains Gerold Knapitsch, Managing Director of HAUSER.

  

HAUSER's MERANIS IMM-XL deep-freezing cabinet is notable for its homogeneous design, which makes installation easier and allows the shop-around end to be regulated separately from the long section. The transparent design eliminates the central support between the glass panels and promises 30 percent greater product visibility thanks to a glass height of 415 millimetres. Meanwhile the integrated shop-around end conceals any cabinet joint and facilitates a full view of the goods. HAUSER has also enhanced handling for the MERANIS IMM-XL thanks to its lower profile, removable and easy-to-clean floor compartments, removable base tub, large components and fewer plastic parts. At the same time, the goods presentation surface is 16 percent larger than that of the predecessor model.

 

Clear view for greater merchandise density

As for the glass cover, customers have several options. Curved and flat versions are available: the Clear Ice Push opens by pushing up while the Clear Ice Slide opens by sliding sideways. The new Clear Ice Push3 version (a three-part, curved glass cover that slides within itself and has no central support) makes access to products particularly easy.

The illumination of goods has also been optimised: efficient LED lighting available in two colours consumes nearly 70 percent less electricity than conventional neon tube lighting.

 

Improved refrigeration concept, simple assembly

For the MERANIS IMM-XL, HAUSER has also optimised thermal management and refrigeration technology for the long term. The result is a 7 percent reduction in overall energy consumption per square metre and a 26 percent reduction in the electrical rating compared to the predecessor model.

 

Saving energy and cutting carbon emissions

At the highly energy efficient supermarket in the German town of Dachsbach, HAUSER designed the entire refrigeration system in line with the H-POLE energy optimisation concept. At the heart of the system is the new MERANIS IMM-XL deep-freezing cabinet, combined with a CO2 hybrid system and HAUSER's Eco ES Geo compound cooling and heating system. The system utilises waste heat from freezing and normal refrigeration as a heat source, along with geothermal energy via ground probes. In this way, the supermarket is able to achieve significant energy and cost savings. Compared to a standard R404A system or a conventional heating system, the supermarket with the HAUSER refrigeration system realises annual savings of around 237,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and €20,365 in operating expenses as well as 193 tons of carbon dioxide. The saving on carbon emissions alone is equivalent to the annual output from 103 cars. The HAUSER refrigeration system also facilitates a reduction of around one third in the TEWI value (total equivalent warming impact). HAUSER is already working hard on its next innovation: an energy upgrade that will also raise the evaporating temperature significantly.

        

About HAUSER

HAUSER is the one-stop supplier of refrigeration technology for the food retail sector and industry. The company was established in Linz in 1946 as a servicing and installation business for refrigeration systems. Today, HAUSER production sites in Linz, St. Martin im Mühlkreis and Kaplice in the Czech Republic manufacture turnkey refrigeration systems for supermarkets, discount stores and service station shops as well as commercial and industrial enterprises. The company, which has around 540 employees, generated turnover of €125 million in 2011. HAUSER exports to more than 28 European countries; the export ratio stands at 76 percent.

Hansen

Auto-Purger ® Plus Technology Package

INTRODUCTION

Hansen Technologies introduces the APPT Auto-Purger®

Plus Technology Package for APP purger models. APPT

package components include a six inch monochrome

touch screen display panel with multi-lingual language

support and ethernet connectivity for remote monitoring

and programming.

The APPT offers enhanced information display screens

to provide added insight into the purger operational state

and aid in troubleshooting.

The Hansen APPT is available as a purchase option with

APP purger models or as an easily installed field upgrade kit.



Easy connection and setup

The APPT Technology Package software, included on

cd-rom, is easily installed on your computer or laptop (for

remote monitoring). Access is secure, with two available

levels of password protection for "View Only" and "View

with Control" security options.

Networking

  • Monitor and control the APPT from anywhere in theworld where there is an internet connection
  • Standard ethernet; RJ45 connector
  • Setup for static or dynamic IP addresses

Availability

The APPT package is available with the following purger

models or as an easily installed field upgrade kit to

APP purgers built after August 2012.

Models: APPTC, APPTC-2

APPT08, APPT08-2

APPT16, APPT16-2

APPT24, APPT24-2

Kit: APP Upgrade Kit; consult factory.

Features

  • 6" monochrome touch screen display panel withintuitive interface and screen saver
  • Ethernet connectivity for remote monitoring, troubleshooting and programming
  • Alarm history log
  • Diagnostic/status screens
  • User selectable multi-lingual support for English, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish and Portuguese

Hansen

Multi-Valve Platform Valve Station



INTRODUCTION

Hansen Technologies introduces the MVP13 valve station

to the MVP Multi-Valve Platform product line. The MVP13

offers the enhanced control functionality of a solenoid or

pulse width expansion valve in a minimized, lightweight

valve body. Ships pre-tested and assembled for quick and

easy installation, requiring only two welds to complete most

valve station applications. No disassembly is required.

The rugged, compact MVP13 has a 1⁄2" (13mm) port size

and is configured using standard Hansen parts and parts

kits-saving you time and money on installation and training.

APPLICATIONS
The MVP13 with solenoid valve option is well suited for

applications including liquid make-up feed to vessel, liquid

overfeed to evaporators, hot gas defrost to evaporators,

and purge points.

The MVP13 with Pulse Width Expansion (PXV) option

is for modulating liquid feed to an evaporator or chiller,

liquid make-up to small surge vessels, liquid injection to

compressors, and wherever a thermal expansion valve

would be used.

Up to six separate functions are possible: shut-off valve,

strainer, control valve (solenoid/pulse width), check, hand

expansion, and shut-off valve.

FEATURES
Suitable for all Hansen approved refrigerants including

ammonia, R134a, R404, R507 and CO2

  • Parts and parts kits same as Hansen individual valves-saves on stocking spare parts and training
  • Four to six control functions in one
  • PXV adjustable capacity stem (5 to 60 nominal tons of ammonia)
  • Manual opening function standard on solenoid and pulse width valves
  • Full size standard 100 mesh strainer
  • All stop valve stems are in vertical up position
  • Simple, identifiable configuration
  • Eliminates flange gasket leak potential

ADVANTAGES

Installed cost savings is a huge advantage of the MVP13;

faster installation and less pipe cutting, welding, assembly

time, insulation and freight equals reduced cost. In

addition, the compact valve body saves installation space.

The MVP13 includes one 1/4" NPT pressure tap to measure

pressure at the inlet of the control position, as well as a

1/2" NPT side connection.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Safe Working Pressure: 600 psig (41 bar g)

Operating Temperature: -60° to 240°F (-51o to 115oC)

Materials:

Body: Forged steel, ASTM A105

Bonnet: Ductile iron, ASTM A536



PORT SIZE

1⁄2" (13mm)

CONNECTION STYLES

Threaded: 1⁄2" and 3⁄4" (13mm and 20mm)

Socket Weld: 1⁄2" and 3⁄4" (13mm and 20mm)

Butt Weld: 1⁄2" to 1" (13mm to 25mm)

ODS: 5⁄8" to 11⁄8" (16mm to 28mm)

ASHRAE

ASHRAE Seeks Second Round of Public Comments for Proposed Revision to Standard on Residential Building Energy Design

 -- Those interested in commenting on the standard may do so until June 18 --


ATLANTA (May 4, 2018)
– ASHRAE seeks a second round of public comments on proposed revisions to BSR/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.2-2007R – Energy-Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The standard is open for a 45 day public review until June 18. Those interested in reviewing and commenting can do so at www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/standards-and-guidelines/standards-actions. 
  

The purpose of Standard 90.2-2007R is to provide minimum energy-efficiency requirements for the design and construction of residential buildings. The proposed revision of ASHRAE Standard 90.2 presents a completely new approach to delivered residential building energy performance than the 2007 edition of the Standard. This revision to the standard seeks to deliver residential building energy performance that is at least 50% more efficient than the energy efficiency defined by the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), which serves as the industry benchmark. 

 

“The key to accomplishing residential building energy performance is in the delivery of an accurate, flexible, performance-based standard to enable user creativity in meeting the performance objectives,” says Theresa Weston, Ph.D., chair of the Standard 90.2 committee. “More importantly, this Standard provides a mechanism by which any residential building design can be easily evaluated against these performance objectives. By establishing a clearlydefined rules set for energy performance modeling, users such as home builders, can easily assess various designs, material options, orientations and other variables to evaluate predicted energy performance.”

 

This second round of public review presents proposed independent substantive changes to the previous public review draft completed in December 2016. The standard focuses on “performance” as the primary objective and also includes some system level minimum prescriptive provisions of performance. These minimum provisions are provided to ensure compliance and to protect against analytical gaming. 

 

The Standard 90.2 committee will begin reviewing comments at the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Houston on Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26. Interested parties are welcome to observe.

 

To make a comment or learn more, please visit www.ashrae.org/publicreviews.

 


About ASHRAE

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.

HITEMA

The complete HITEMA range of products

High technology and tailor-made products as per Customer needs

 

PROCESS COOLING APPLICATION series (R410A):


- ENR series, air-cooled liquid chillers with 
axial fans. Cooling range 1,6÷440kW


- ENRF series, free-cooling liquid chillers with 
axial fans. Cooling range 23÷355kW


- CSE series, air-cooled liquid chillers with 
centrifugal fans. Cooling range 30÷377kW


ENW or enrC series, water-cooled liquid chiller or condenserless. Cooling range 
3,8÷476kW 


AIR CONDITIONING COOLING APPLICATION series (R410A):


- CFT series, air-cooled liquid chillers with 
axial fans. Cooling range 7,9÷440kW 



COOLING APPLICATION series (R410A):


- SBS series, air-cooled liquid chillers with axial fans. Cooling range 98÷1.349kW


- SBSF series, free-cooling liquid chillers with axial fans. Cooling range 94÷1.033kW 


- SBSF-OPT series, optimized free-cooling liquid chillers with axial fans. Cooling range 100÷811kW 


COOLING APPLICATION series (R290):

- PRP series, air-cooled liquid chillers with axial fans. modularunitsof101kWand117kWeach

COOLING BIG EVOLUTION series (R134a or R1234ze):


- EET series, air-cooled liquid chillers with 
axial fans. Cooling range 233÷1.498kW


- EEF series, free-cooling liquid chillers with 
axial fans. Cooling range 242÷1.330kW.

 

- EET-HA45/HA50 series, air-cooled liquid chillers with axial fans. Designed for max amb. temp. +45°C and +50°C. Cooling 
range 216kW÷1.248kW.


 

The complete Hitema range of products

Our focus is keeping Customers’ business running 100% efficiently

COOLING BIG EVOLUTION series (R134a):

- ISV series, air-cooled liquid chillers with ax- ial fans and inverter driven screw compres- sors. Cooling range 265÷1.140kW


- ISVF series, free-cooling liquid chillers with axial fans and inverter driven screw com- pressors. Cooling range 262÷912kW 


- ISVF-OPT, optimized free-cooling liq- uid chillers with axial fans. Cooling range 300÷676kW 


COOLING BIG EVOLUTION series 
(R134a or R1234ze):


- EWb series, water-cooled liquid chillers. 
Cooling range 291÷2.240kW


- EWbH series, water-cooled liquid heat 
pumps not reversible. Heating range 
330÷2.490kW


- CWB series, condenser less liquid chillers. 
Cooling range 270÷2.004kW 


TURBOCOR series (R134a or R1234ze):

- AHA series, air-cooled liquid chillers with eC axial fans and Danfoss TurboCor oil free compressors. Cooling range 245÷1.400kW 


- AHF series, free-cooling liquid chill- ers with eC axial fans and Dan- foss TurboCor oil free compressors. Cooling range 245÷1.100kW 


TURBOCOR series (R134a or R1234ze):

- AHW series, water-cooled liquid chillers and Danfoss TurboCor oil free compressors. Cooling range 260÷3.500kW

Special Applications

HITEMA is specialized to supply chillers international for special applications.

* 226kW low water temperature chiller
water inlet/outlet temperature: -20° C / -25° C screw compressors, r407F.

23kW low water temperature chiller * water inlet/outlet temperature: -18° C / -21° C reciprocating compressors, r404A

 

About HITEMA international

HITEMA is a specialist manufacturer of sustainable solutions for process cooling and comfort applications. Since its inception over 25 years ago, HITEMA has grown, selling worldwide, becoming a leading specialists in temperature equipment. We supply high quality products as well as tailor made versions at the request of our Customer.

45 employees and 10 ranges of products with 3 production plants with a total of 15.000 m2 of indoor space.

 

The sales HITEMA network has a presence in over 45 Countries throughout the World.

 

www.hitema.com

WEH

Small - Compact - Handy: the WEH® TW111 for refrigerant filling

 

The WEH® TW111 Refrigerant Filling Connectors, with their distinctive blue and red colouring, have been a longstanding proven tool for servicing refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

 

The TW111 is now available as a smaller and more compact version and therefore easier to handle in tight spaces with difficult accessibilities. The new versions of WEH® TW111 have an outer diameter of only 25 mm. In addition to the existing model with a central media inlet, WEH has developed two further models with a 90° media inlet.

By cutting the loss of refrigerant on disconnection by more than 99 %, the WEH® TW111 connectors are truly environmentally friendly. Compared to traditional hand tightened connectors, the WEH solution enables remarkable time and money savings. The TW111 just needs to be placed onto the receptacle, the grip sleeve pushed forward and filling starts - it doesn't get any easier!

 

The new TW111 models retain the same outstanding properties as before: integrated shut-off valve, standard 1/4" SAE connection, red or blue coloured grip sleeve for high or low pressure. The integrated shut-off valve prevents the escape of refrigerant and keeps it in the filling tube.   

 

WEH offers a complete range of products for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, including a large variety of quick connectors for testing cooling and refrigerant systems as well as for filling and evacuation of air conditioning units and heating systems. All products are certified to ISO 9001 standards and subjected to extensive tests in WEH‘s own test laboratory. 

WEH GmbH Precision Connectors

Josef-Henle-Str. 1

89257 Illertissen

Germany

http://www.weh.com/

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General information about the WEH Company:

Since 1973 WEH® has offered an innovative range of test connectors, which enables pressure- and function-tight connections in seconds. WEH® offers a complete product range for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, including a large variety of quick connectors for filling and evacuation of refrigerants as well as for function testing, pressure testing and leak testing.

WEH® products are suited for filling and evacuation of air conditioning components and heating systems as well as testing of cooling and refrigerant systems, heat exchangers and automotive systems. Swivel joints, check valves and purpose designed connectors for specific applications complete the range of WEH® products.

As a long-standing partner to the international automobile, hydraulic, ACR and manufacturing industries, our experts have developed advanced solutions for many applications. These advanced solutions are evidence of the long tradition of excellence engineered into every WEH® component.

In addition to being ISO 9001 certified, the latest manufacturing facilities and continuous improvement processes guarantee that the highest standards of quality are met.

WEH® is a global thinking and acting group of companies with more than 140 employees. It has an international sales network and is represented in more than 40 countries worldwide - with products in use all over the world.

Eckelmann

Automate refrigeration - integrate heating - save energy

 

Wiesbaden (Germany), 21.10.2014: At this year's Chillventa the E*LDS team from Eckelmann presented, amongst other things, innovative solutions for combined refrigeration and heating. The focus was on CO2 transcritical booster systems with multi-stage heat recovery via a continuously regulated gas cooler bypass. Installed in large supermarkets it can often completely replace conventional heating, quickly paying off the somewhat higher investment in the refrigeration system. The heat recovered is used to heat drinking and heating water. Regulation concepts for CO2 hybrid systems (R744 subcritical and R134a) with cascade heat exchanger will also be presented.

In numerous projects of all sizes Eckelmann as system partner has gained unparalleled expertise in the intelligent regulation of refrigeration system with heat recovery, from discounters to food wholesalers. Even special solutions such as the integration of geothermal energy and air heat pumps into combined refrigeration and heating systems can be simply realised with the highly flexible E*LDS control system.

Eckelmann not only offers a comprehensive, application-optimised range of refrigeration electronics - from case controllers and pack controllers to the E*LDS system control centre. The competent E*LDS team of specialists for control technology and experienced refrigeration technicians also provides customer support during planning and commissioning, as well as realising individual special functions at short notice. "Our customers' ideas enrich our innovation process", stated E*LDS product manager Michael Suhre. "This is also reflected in our trade fair motto ‘Powering Your Performance'."

The high end pack controller VS 3010 CT, specially developed for CO2 transcritical applications, combines all the regulation functions required for transcritical operation in one component. Thus the VS 3010 CT ensures extremely stable plant operation in all operating modes. The heat recovery is integrated into E*LDS via configurable function modules on the basis of programmable controllers (DDC) from Eckelmann. This enables e.g. the setpoint for the heat recovery to be seamlessly adjusted to the demands of the building control technology. This ensures that the refrigeration system always provides precisely the right amount of heat required at any time, intelligently and efficiently coupling refrigeration and heating.

 

Caption: E*LDS controlled CO2 transcritical booster system with heat recovery (Graphic: Eckelmann AG)

Lindner Group

New technology for heating and cooling with Lindner Plafotherm® Heated and Chilled Metal Ceilings
Excellent sound absorption by perforated heat conducting profile

The latest product range "Acoustics" expands the range of versions of the product line Plafotherm® Heated and Chilled Metal Ceilings.

The new, perforated heat conducting profile enables an excellent sound absorption. The product name "Plafotherm® B 100 Acoustics" shows the application of the new heating and cooling technology unlike the "Plafotherm® B 100" which contains a non-perforated heat conducting profile.

The sound absorption coefficients of the perforated heat conducting profile are nearly comparable with inactive metal ceiling systems. Both with and without mineral wool inlay the new technology provides excellent results. Thus, e.g. a sound absorption coefficient aw of 0.70 without mineral wool and even 0.80 with mineral wool will be achieved with a perforation of 20 % open area and complete distribution with heat conducting profiles. The cooling loss of 15 %, when using the perforated heat conducting profile, is almost negligible compared with the 60 % higher sound absorption of the new technology.

The high vertical range of manufacture of Lindner and the flexible production enable both customised ceiling panel formats with or without cut-out and the perfect realisation of your individual project demands. Every heating and cooling coil is manufactured object-related and customised. Cut-outs - e.g. for luminaires, beamer lifts or other fixtures - are individually observed at the coil manufacturing. Thus, the maximum distribution of the area resp. the maximum heating and cooling capacity can be carried into the room.

The manufacturing of our heat conducting profiles shows that Lindner Group pays special attention to an environmentally friendly production. There is little wasted material due to the order-related and customised production of the cold-rolled heat conducting profiles in our plant in Arnstorf. Furthermore, Lindner Heated and Chilled Metal Ceiling elements with powder coating, acoustic tissue and thermally conductive heating and cooling coils are classified as toxicological harmless. Tests proved that the content of VOC - volatile organic compounds - is far below the evaluation limit. Using the new heating and cooling technology, you are improving the acoustics in your room while supporting us with the environmental protection.

For more information regarding Lindner Heated and Chilled Metal Ceilings please visit our homepage http://www.lindner-group.com/

Danfoss GmbH

EuroShop 2017:

Shop operational and energy efficiency in Danfoss Smart Store

 

With smart and integrated solutions from pack to HVAC, Danfoss Smart Store opens its doors to operational and energy efficiency. Visit our Smart Store at EuroShop 2017 and get the latest updates on CO2 refrigeration, smart grid integration, and experience how intelligent control optimizes operation 24/7.  

 

Düsseldorf – At EuroShop 2017, Danfoss invites visitors to enter a supermarket of systems and components for next generation food retail solutions. A wide range of technologies all tied together by a genuine intent to create sustainable supermarkets based on innovative concepts for improved operational and energy efficiency.

 

- Explore compressor racks with heat recovery, variable speed drives and new ejector technology

- Discover how the supermarket is transformed from energy consumer to energy producer with a new heat recovery unit and connection to local smart grids

- And how digitalization and electronic controllers open new opportunities for one-view store management and predictive maintenance

- See and experience the new controller tray that handles up to 300 different control variants

- And discuss with Danfoss experts whether remote, semi plug-in or plug-in is the right solution

 

“With smart and integrated solutions for compressors, refrigerated display cases, cold rooms, HVAC, lighting and connections to external grids we can prove energy savings of up to 50 percent. With our Smart Store concepts we demonstrate that connected and sustainable stores are not a future dream, but highly feasible and profitable solutions today,” says Henrik Schurmann, VP Danfoss Food Retail.

Focus on CO2 refrigeration with ejector

One of the special highlights presented by Danfoss at EuroShop 2017 is the mobile training unit for CO2 refrigeration. Here, visitors can get hands on experience with CO2 systems and simulations of refrigeration systems optimized for CO2; notably the brand new Ejector technology that brings profitable CO2 solutions with high energy efficiency to warmer climates.

 

On show is also the next generation cold chain management system, Cool.it that offers seamless, cloud-based monitoring of the entire value chain. 

 

Facts about Danfoss Smart Store

Danfoss Smart Store has been developed based on more than 30 years of close cooperation with the global community of food retailers and more than 80 years in the HVAC/R industry. The solution is running in more than 8,000 stores worldwide and the proven savings are up to 50 % per store.

Danfoss Smart Store is located in Hall 16 booth C73at EuroShop. The Danfoss CO2 training unit is located in the outside area close to hall 16.

For more information, please contact:

Anne-Julie Andersen, Danfoss Marketing Communications Manager, Food Retail

 

Related links:

http://food-retail.danfoss.com/applications/smartstore/#/

 

 

About Danfoss

Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less. We meet the growing need for infrastructure, food supply, energy efficiency and climate-friendly solutions. Our products and services are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. We are also active in the field of renewable energy as well as district heating infrastructure for cities and urban communities. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a world-leader with 24,000 employees and serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are still privately held by the founding family. Read more about us at www.danfoss.com

Emerson Climate Technologies

Meet Emerson at Mostra Convegno 2018

AACHEN (GERMANY), February 27, 2018 – From March 13 to 16, Emerson (NYSE: EMR) will showcase its latest innovations at Mostra Convegno, in Milan. Committed to drive progress through business excellence and environmental stewardship, Emerson’s smart solutions, integrating brands like Copeland™, Alco Controls™ and Dixell™, enrich equipment manufacturers’ efficiency and reliability, while accelerating the time to market and improving business performance.

 

Future-proof solutions for enhanced comfort

During the exhibition, Emerson will present an exclusive range of ingenious solutions for comfort and refrigeration applications that readily combine its unique know-how in compression and controls technology while meeting the legislative requirements, such as 
F-Gas Regulation and EcoDesign Directive. 


Emerson’s offerings for comfort and refrigeration applications, using natural refrigerants, like R290 and R744, and alternative refrigerants with a lower impact on the environment, give customers the opportunity to choose the refrigerant option that suits their needs best, while being compliant to F-Gas Regulation. At the same time, to achieve the high efficiency standards required by the EcoDesign Directive, Emerson addresses its customers’ needs with a whole line-up of modulation technology solutions, for heating and cooling applications. Moreover, intelligent electronics for a smart and reliable circuit management help systems to run efficiently and to generate important energy savings, while reducing investment costs.


For commercial comfort applications, Emerson will focus on the new optimized series of Copeland Scroll™ Variable Speed compressors with qualified inverter drives. Equipped with the latest variable speed technology, for an enhanced cooling and heating efficiency, they allow system manufacturers and building owners to achieve superior performance when designing reversible chillers, heat pumps, precision cooling, air handling units and rooftops. This new generation of compressors is released for R32, a lower GWP refrigerant, which offers manufacturers the advantage of being compliant, while maintaining the same outstanding performances, at no additional costs. 

For residential comfort applications, Emerson will exhibit the new range of scroll compressors qualified for both HFO blends and propane. The line-up of propane fixed and variable speed Copeland Scroll™ compressors, designed for chillers and heat pump applications proves once again Emerson’s high reliability standards. Equipped with smart electronics, Emerson’s integrated solutions for comfort applications guarantee excellent performances.


Furthermore, Emerson will highlight its offering for the commercial refrigeration market, presenting innovative concepts for all store formats, that ensure food safety and operational efficiency. 

 

Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, at a glance

Dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives around the world, by keeping the food fresh throughout the cold chain, bringing comfort and convenience to homes and enabling high performance buildings, the Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business provides a highly focused portfolio organized around a solution-centric business model, to accelerate growth and value creation, in order to best serve its customers.


Find out more about our solutions from March 13 to 16, at Mostra Convegno, in Milan, by visiting Emerson’s booth, R29/S30, in hall 24. Come and experience with us the next level of comfort solutions.

 

 Emerson Booth At Mostra Convegno 2018

 

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About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit www.Emerson.com

Chemours

Chemours Announces Price Increase on Freon™ Refrigerants in EU

 

Geneva, Switzerland, April 3, 2017 – The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, today announced the following price increases on Freon™ Refrigerants sold in the European Union, effective May 1, 2017, or as contracts and law allow.

        

 

GWP

% increase

Freon™ 404A

3922

30%

Freon™ 507A

3985

30%

Freon™ 407A

2107

10%

Freon™ 410A

2088

10%

Freon™ 407C

1774

10%

Freon™ 134a

1430

10%

 

Transition from high-GWP products like R-404A to low-GWP technologies like the Opteon™ range of refrigerant solutions will help drive the EU market to achieve the goals outlined in the F-Gas Regulation.

Chemours is well-positioned to help the market achieve this transition with products like Opteon™ XP40, Opteon™ XP44 and Opteon™ XP10 which are commercially available and successfully used in thousands of systems today.

 

About The Chemours Company

The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) helps create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.  Chemours is a global leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations.  Chemours ingredients are found in plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and oil refining operations and general industrial manufacturing.  Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Teflon™, Ti-Pure™, Krytox™, Viton™, Opteon™, Freon™, and Nafion™.  Chemours has approximately 8,000 employees across 35 manufacturing sites serving more than 5,000 customers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.  Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.  For more information please visit chemours.com or follow Chemours on Twitter at @chemours.

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Climalife

Feedback on the series of Climalife technical meetings: more than 1,200 informed professionals!

 

In the light of regulatory changes and technological innovations, the Climalife experts presented their solutions at technical information meetings.

 

In the course of these meetings, the main thrusts of the project to revise F-Gas were developed. Solutions of the future: HFO (4th generation refrigerants) and the alternatives to fluids with high GWP were also highlighted. This message was strengthened by the presence of certain manufacturers (Honeywell, DuPont) and the compressor manufacturer GEA Bock.

The latter promoted in particular the environmental benefits of Performax LT as a substitute solution for R-404A.

For refrigeration facilities, heating and renewable energies, the new Greenway secondary refrigerant / heat transfer fluid was explained and aroused keen interest.

 

All in all, more than 1,200 participants were informed directly in Europe (France, Belgium, England, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and Spain) and were able to obtain concrete answers to their questions about present and future developments at the technical discussions.

 

If you would like to receive the presentations of these technical information meetings, please contact your sales representative.

Eckelmann AG of the Chillventa 2012 hall 5/5-304

E*LDS systems conveniently operated by touch

 

Wiesbaden, 10/09/2012: Eckelmann demonstrates its new, intuitive touch operated E*LDS control center CI 4000 at Chillventa 2012 (Halle 5/5-304). This central control unit sets the standard for connectivity of refrigeration control systems and meets the growing demand for integrated refrigeration facilities in building automation and IT infrastructure. Of particular importance is the TCP/IP based Ethernet communication: the CI 4000 becomes a direct, fast interface between CAN-bus and LAN. The central processor offers many new ways to access the E*LDS system: through the intranet, over internet services like LDSWeb, smart grid infrastructures and in the future also mobile applications. This also applies, of course, to the standardized exchange of process data with automation systems or components from other manufacturers, as the CI 4000 supports the widespread de facto standards Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU. In addition, the CI 4000 also uses the universal, platform-independent data exchange format XML. This makes it straight-forward to integrate E*LDS data with any Internet service or database application.

Also available in a full install are 4 serial RS232/485 interfaces, 2 CAN buses as well as 1 USB master and 1 USB slave. The USB slave is convenient for connection to a PC or notebook. The USB master allows easy connection to a mass storage device, printer or keyboard.



 

Simply touch for rapid implementation

Refrigeration control systems are becoming ever more complex, but the opposite should apply to their operation. The touch operation concept of the CI 4000 means operation and monitoring of an E*LDS system can be both fast and safe. All functions are accessible on the 800x480 pixel display. Clear icons make navigation easy.

"With the touch display we have introduced a whole new user interface philosophy but thanks to the familiar structure, experienced E*LDS users will quickly grow to like the new interface. We hope it will make installation and maintenance of the equipment faster and more efficient", says development leader Matthias Wolf. "And E*LDS beginners will find learning our control system intuitive."

There is an on-screen keyboard for text input. The ethernet interface also adds some interesting possibilities for remote monitoring of E*LDS systems: the desktop of the CI 4000 can also be controlled through the Remote Desktop Connection on a PC.

 

Yes, you CAN: more resources for larger systems

The system resources have been dramatically increased compared to the previous model. The CI 4000 can natively serve 2 independent CAN segments, each with 99 refrigeration controllers. This allows the construction of bus topologies with double the segment length. Without using repeaters it is now possible to supervise much larger facilities with a single E*LDS control system. For two separated segments, each segment can be operated with the full number of bus users. This means that there is no problem combining separate TK and NK controllers in a single machine.

With a greater memory capacity of 1 GB, the CI 4000 can archive temperature and operating data for a significantly longer period of time. It is possible to provide HACCP temperature documentation as well as extended system analysis of service and energy management, using the greater volume of data. The integrated webserver can present this date in HTML, XML or PDF format.

 

Totally backwards-compatible

In order that existing facilities can be easily upgraded with the new CI 4000, it has been designed with full backwards compatibility with the CI 3000. The housing is also fully compatible and there is no need to alter the cabinet door slot to accommodate the display.

 

Caption:  1. E*LDS control center CI 4000 (Photo: Eckelmann AG)

ASHRAE

ASHRAE Awards More Than $113,000 to Fund 25 Undergraduate Projects

ATLANTA (May 10, 2018)

 

 – ASHRAE announced today its 2018 Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants, encompassing a group of 25 undergraduate projects led by students from around the world. The awarded grants total more than $113,000 and will help the winning students to complete undergraduate projects.

 

The Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants is an ASHRAE program that provides grants to engineering, technical and architectural schools worldwide. Its goal is to increase student knowledge, learning and awareness of the HVAC&R industry through the design and construction of senior projects. Grants are used to fund equipment and supplies for senior projects and two-year technical school projects that focus on ASHRAE-related topics.

 

“Participating in the ASHRAE Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants gives students the opportunity to be challenged through hands-on experience working on a real-world professional project,” says Bill Simpson, chair of the ASHRAE Student Activities Committee. “Not only do these grants provide a greater depth of industry knowledge to undergraduate engineering, technical and architectural students, they demonstrate ASHRAE’s commitment to investing in future generations of building professionals.”

 

Winning projects are chosen based upon guidelines including: relevance as an ASHRAE-related topic; long-term student impact of the project; amount of funding requested; and the participating students’ involvement with ASHRAE.

This year’s winning projects are:

 

       “Atmospheric Water Harvesting,” California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

       ”Supply of Equipment to the Laboratory of Thermotechnology,” National University of Asunción

       “Indoor Air Quality Based Economizer Trainer Construction,” New York City College of Technology

       “Development of Split AC Test Rig Working on Inverter Technology and Charged with Environment Friendly Refrigerant R-32  – As a Laboratory Equipment for Engineering Students,” Nirma University

       “Integration of Smart Building Control into Existing Building Automation System (BAS) Using the Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Technology,” North Carolina A&T State University

       “A Heating and Cooling Learning Environment to Test Thermoelectric Panel Performance Which Includes Natural Convection Flow Visualization Using PLIF and PIV,” Oklahoma State University

       “An Organic Rankine Cycle Learning Environment Using HVAC&R Components,” Oklahoma State University

       “A Dual-Use High Efficiency Variable Speed Dehumidifier,” Oklahoma State University

       “A Variable Speed Dedicated Outdoor Air System For Low Energy Homes,” Oklahoma State University

       “Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Ice-Plant System Under One Condensing Unit As a Demonstrator-on-Wheels for Engineering Students,” Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

       “Visualizing the Invisible: a Hands-on Teaching Laboratory for Indoor Air Quality Principles,” Portland State University

       “Net Zero Water (NZW) and Desiccant-Assisted Evaporative Cooling (EC) for Data Center Air Conditioning,” University of Texas of the Permian Basin

       “Design and Prototyping of a Cloud-Based Smart Dual Fuel Switching System (SDFSS) for Residential Hybrid HVAC System for the Ryerson Engineering Program,” Ryerson University

       “Investigation and Design to Improve Comfort Needs and Energy Efficiency in a Historical University Building,” St. Ambrose University

       “Training Unit for Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Air Conditioning Systems,” Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

       “Build Hydronic System,” Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

       “Project and Development of a HVAC Confluent Jets Systems Installed in Corner Walls of an Experimental Chamber,” Universidade do Algarve

       “Optimization and Construction of the Standing Wave Thermoacoustic Refrigerator,” Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

       “Design and Construction of a Guarded Hot Box for Thermal Performance Evaluations of Building Envelope,” University of Alabama

       “A Web-Based Dashboard System for Real-Time Monitoring of Environmental Conditions and Electricity Generation/Consumption in Louisiana Solar Decathlon Home,” University of Louisiana at Lafayette

       “Pump/Turbine Generator Workbench,” University of North Texas

       “Design of Energy Recovery Heat Exchanger Coupled with Phase Change Materials for Building Temperature Control,” University of North Texas

       “A Closed-Loop Test Bed for Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment,” University of Oklahoma

       “Tiny Test Facility for Building Energy Modeling,” University of Utah

       “Calorimeter Test Apparatus for Refrigerant Compressors,” University of Wisconsin—Madison

 

The top two projects will be presented during the Student Program at ASHRAE’s 2019 Winter Conference, taking place Jan. 12-16, 2019 in Atlanta. Top projects are “A Dual-Use High Efficiency Variable Speed Dehumidifier,” Oklahoma State University and “Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Ice-Plant system under one condensing unit as a demonstrator-on-wheels for Engineering Students,” Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. For more information about the program, please visit www.ashrae.org/grants.

 

About ASHRAE
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.

Chemours

Chemours Chillventa 2016 Press Conference –
Opteon Refrigerants

Global Perspectives and Chemours Strategies
for Sustainable Refrigerants

Speech by Diego Boeri
Vice President – Chemours Fluorochemicals

 

Welcome, and thank you for taking time to join us today during a busy show. It’s an interesting and challenging time in the HVAC industry – in fact, it has been both interesting and challenging for about a quarter of a century now.

 

In the last 25 years, our industry has been through multiple transitions in refrigerant technology. Each time one new solution was in place, it was soon time to start working to develop and adopt another one. Constant transition is incredibly difficult, particularly when it isn’t certain when it will end. Today, I’m pleased to announce that the future is finally clear with our expanded portfolio of Opteon™ HFO refrigerant technologies. This week at Chillventa we are announcing that we are expanding our Opteon™ portfolio with the latest innovations in sustainable refrigerant technology. I am confident that our Opteon™ HFO refrigerant technologies will be the industry choice as a long-term solution for a wide variety of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating applications in Europe, as well as globally.

 

I’ll talk more about these new products in a few minutes. First, I want to make a few comments about Chemours, and its history in refrigeration, and the environmental and regulatory factors that are driving change today.

 

As you may be aware, Chemours is the former $5.7B DuPont Performance Chemicals business, which was spun off from DuPont in mid-2015, becoming a separate, publicly traded stand-alone corporation. The DuPont Refrigerants business came along with this spin, and while the name may have changed, the same high quality people, experience and products remain.

The Chemours refrigerants business has a long-standing commitment to the HVACR industry. Chemours has been the leader in refrigerant innovation for over 85 years, and in fact, we pioneered much of the science that makes air conditioning and refrigeration possible. We have demonstrated this leadership by continually delivering more sustainable, high-efficiency refrigerants to enable the industry to meet changing requirements while still meeting performance needs.

 

Each time this industry has been required to make a transition, the goal of Chemours has been to offer our customers the best and the broadest options. At Chemours we have continuously used our expertise in refrigeration science to develop new cooling solutions that to help meet these transition challenges. Today we offer the broadest range of refrigerant solutions for new and existing equipment.

And although we all thought we had arrived at an end point with HFCs, we are now faced with the challenge of moving to new solutions with low global warming potential. With this challenge facing the industry, the first priority of Chemours was to offer a range of effective solutions that our customers and their customers will be able to utilize for the long term. Today I can tell you that we are already helping the industry with this challenge.

 

To date, Chemours has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to bring to market the most sustainable refrigerants with no ozone depletion potential and low global warming potential.

We are leading the way in innovation and commercialization. We were the first manufacturer to invest in capacity for HFO-1234yf, and have the largest supply capacity today. We currently have commercial manufacturing facilities operating in Japan and China producing Opteon™ YF, and in May of this year we announced that Chemours will invest hundreds of millions of dollars over the next three years to construct a new facility at the Chemours Corpus Christi site in Ingleside, Texas, with start-up expected in the second half of 2018. This investment will triple capacity of Opteon™ products. Also, we previously announced our plans for the world’s first commercial facility of HFO-1336mzzZ – a zero ozone depleting, low global warming potential product that improves energy efficiency in a wide range of refrigeration and foam additive applications. Start-up is expected middle of 2017.

 

Today we are introducing an expansion of our Opteon™ HFO refrigerant portfolio, with four new low GWP, high performance refrigerants. These new products complement the refrigerants we announced here at Chillventa two years ago. These products, and all the scientific expertise and investments that have made them possible, are a clear signal of our commitment to your industry for the long-term.

 

Nobody knows better than the people in this room how much the HVACR industry has done to adopt new and more sustainable technologies over the years. Now, a growing concern about climate change is driving an entirely new set of regulatory demands.

HFCs in particular have been singled out for future control to limit their contribution to CO2 levels in the environment. Moving away from HFCs and their high GWP will be another incredible challenge, considering how extensively they are used in today’s HVACR industry. Currently, the total global supply of HFCs is on the order of 700,000 metric tonnes. The European Union uses over 80,000 metric tonnes of HFCs annually for all applications, which represents more than 180 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. And, the HVACR industry in the EU comprises about 75 percent of the EU total.

 

This pervasive use of HFCs illustrates the magnitude of the challenge facing the HVACR industry to transition away from HFCs. Still, there isn’t any doubt that a transition will be required, both by regulations now in place and regulations under development.

 

With the F-gas regulation that is now in place, the European Union has stepped out to take a leadership position in reducing the CO2 contribution of the HVACR industry. This regulation uses an effective combination of HFC cap and reduction, and GWP limits for various applications. We project that the new regulation will achieve a reduction of about 1300 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent between 2015 and 2030, which is similar to the reduction that would be achieved by having power plants burning roughly 600 million fewer tonnes of coal.

 

The new F-Gas regulation recognizes that the commercial refrigeration market has the largest CO2 footprint in relation to the other segments. This is largely because its mainstay HFC is R-404A, which has one of the highest GWPs of the common HFCs. In fact, the EU commercial refrigeration market has the largest R-404A demand in the world – even larger than that of the U.S. Many of the new and developing regulations are focused on drastically reducing the R-404A footprint over time. However, other HFCs such as R-134a and R-410A, used in chiller, air conditioning and heat pump applications, will need to transition as well to lower GWP replacements to achieve the F-Gas CO2 reduction goals.

 

In addition to the European F-gas regulations, we’re seeing other countries, especially the U.S. and Japan, proposing similar regulatory programs to restrict certain HFCs.

In addition to the efforts of the European Union and other countries, there is growing support for an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to create a framework for global action to phase down HFCs. All of these developments will magnify the need for long-term solutions that offer lower GWP and improved environmental sustainability.

 

To help the industry meet these regulatory challenges, Chemours has developed a full portfolio of low GWP, high performance refrigerants for a wide variety of applications. Our new family of products is being sold under the Opteon™ brand.

 

The Opteon™ brand stands for the optimal balance of properties required to meet market needs. In addition to meeting regulatory targets, our family of Opteon™ refrigerants also deliver the optimal balance of environmental sustainability, efficient performance, total cost of ownership and safety in use. The Opteon™ portfolio can enable the industry to readily meet its regulatory challenges and also ensure efficient and sustainable refrigeration and air conditioning into the future.

 

Opteon™ products from Chemours are based on hydrofluoro-olefin technology – or HFO technology. We have more than a dozen products at various stages of development, from those at the early stages of laboratory testing to those that are already commercialized. The first Opteon™ product commercialized was Opteon™ YF, or HFO-1234yf, for automotive air conditioning. This refrigerant was developed to enable automakers around the world to meet EU requirements, and it has a GWP of less than one. On 1 January 2017, all new car models in the EU must use a refrigerant less than 150 GWP and 1234yf is the refrigerant being used to meet that goal. It is estimated that by the end of 2016 there will be over 24 million cars on the road globally using 1234yf.

 

 

This week at Chillventa we are featuring several newly commercialized Opteon™ products for stationary refrigeration, chiller, air conditioning and heat pumps applications. At Chillventa in 2014 we led the industry with the introduction of the Opteon™ XP Series of low GWP non-flammable solutions for new equipment and retrofit of existing equipment for refrigeration and chiller applications. These products have been met with great success not only in the EU but around the world, and demand has grown exponentially since 2014. Now we are further expanding our Opteon™ portfolio with the addition of the Opteon™ XL Series, which are low GWP, mildly flammable refrigerants for new equipment designs.

 

In a moment, my colleague Eric Youngdale will share details about these new products.

We have still more Opteon™ refrigerants in our pipeline, and, as you would expect from Chemours, we are also developing other low GWP, high-performance fluids for additional applications, including foam insulation, high temperature heat pumps and organic Rankine cycles.

 

These solutions from Chemours are certainly not the only low GWP offerings on the market. A variety of reduced GWP technologies are being made available. These include non-F-Gas options such as CO2 and hydrocarbons. However, these non-F-Gas options do not have the optimal balance of properties for all applications. In fact, for some applications they are not at all viable from a safety, cost or efficiency perspective. Therefore, Chemours will make available options that offer properties closer to the incumbent HFCs with similar, if not improved performance, to allow a smooth and efficient transition to very low GWP products.

 

We anticipate that our new family of products will reduce greenhouse gas content of refrigerants by some 325 million tons CO2 equivalent in total worldwide by 2025.

We know the industry needs refrigerant solutions that have the optimal balance of properties for a variety of applications. This is what the Opteon™ family of HFO refrigerant technologies is all about. They will enable the industry to meet the EU regulatory commitments, and they will deliver efficient, safe and cost-effective refrigeration and air conditioning for the long-term. The future is clear. The future is here. The future is Opteon™.


Chemours Chillventa 2016 Press Conference –
Opteon™ Refrigerants

New Chemours Low GWP Innovations for Refrigeration,
Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

Speech by Eric P. Youngdale
Global Market Manager – Opteon™ Stationary Refrigerants

 

Good afternoon. As Diego noted, at the last Chillventa conference we announced our Opteon™ XP Series, and this year we are announcing our new Opteon™ XL Series. I’d like to give you a brief progress report on the XP Series since their launch, and then share with you details about our new XL products.

 

As Diego mentioned, the current F-Gas regulation (EG) 517/ 2014 poses a great challenge to the EU refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump market. The industry must achieve two objectives in parallel – first, it must meet the objective of maintaining and operating the growing installed base of equipment, which currently requires over 50,000mt of refrigerants, and second, at the same time reduce the average GWP of the total refrigerant mix to meet the declining HFC CO2 cap over time.

 

Many new refrigerant and equipment technologies are being developed and introduced to the EU market, and because of the wide variety of current refrigerants and equipment technologies, these will all be required to enable the EU market to meet these parallel objectives. These new technologies include many traditional and new fluorochemical refrigerant based approaches, but there are also now many variations, including hybrid CO2/HFC cascade systems, HC, NH3 and CO2 systems.

 

We and others have evaluated several scenarios of what mix of technologies will be required to achieve the CO2 cap reductions. One key conclusion of this analysis is that because of the very large installed base of higher GWP HFCs, the cap reductions cannot be met solely through the use of new equipment designed for lower GWP refrigerants. The reality is that a large portion of the installed base will need to be retrofitted to lower GWP refrigerants to meet the 2018 required reductions, as well as the later reductions in 2021, 2024, etc. This means that the market will have a very large and critical need for lower GWP refrigerant solutions that offer fast, easy and cost-effective retrofits or remodel.

 

This need for a large retrofit wave was highlighted in the heralded “Gapometer” report, sponsored by EPEE. The Gapometer modelled the EU refrigerants market and the necessary application transitions necessary to achieve the F-Gas cap reduction goals, and it became immediately apparent that a large % of the 404A installed base needed to be quickly transitioned to lower GWP refrigerant, through retrofits, in order to meet the 2018 steep cap reduction of 37% or 68 Million tons of CO2e.

 

This market reality was largely the motivation for the launch of the non-flammable Opteon™ XP Series in 2014, which were specifically designed to enable an easy and quick low GWP transition for not only retrofits but for new systems as well. In many cases these produces even delivered immediate energy savings over the incumbent refrigerant, allowing for both better performance for the environment and the business utilizing them. Such lower GWP, easy-to-use non-flammable refrigerants are critical to address the large retrofit need because the lower GWP non-fluorinated refrigerant solutions, often referred to as “Industrial Gases,” cannot meet these requirements.

 

At Chillventa in 2014, we launched three Opteon™ low GWP HFO-blend refrigerants – Opteon™ XP10, XP44 and XP40. These three refrigerants have been met with great success and have become the preferred low GWP choice for many customers throughout the EU and around the world – both for retrofit, remodel and new equipment designs.

 

Since the 2014 launch, we have experienced exponential sales growth of the XP Series.

Opteon™ XP10, which has an ASHRAE number of R-513A, is our leading low GWP, non-flammable replacement for R-134a. It has a GWP 56% lower than R-134a and is an azeotropic HFO-based blend with very close match in properties and performance to R-134a. Since its launch in 2014, several major global chiller OEMs, notably JCI and Trane, have made public announcements about their plans for XP10 as a low GWP replacement for R-134a in some of their products. XP10 has also been selected by many retailers and refrigeration equipment manufacturers to replace R-134a in supermarket and other refrigeration systems.

 

Opteon™ XP44, which has the ASHRAE number of R-452A, has a GWP about 50% lower than R-404A. XP44 was specifically designed for equipment needing the closest discharge temperature match to R-404A, which makes it an ideal replacement for applications such as transport refrigeration and hermetic compressor systems, especially in low temperature conditions. Since its commercialization, a number of leading global manufacturers, including ThermoKing, Carrier Transicold, and Tecumseh, have made public announcements regarding their plans for XP44 (R-452A) as a low GWP replacement for R-404A in some of their equipment.

And last but not least, Opteon ™ XP40, with an ASHRAE number of R-449A, has been met with great success since its launch in 2014. XP40 has become our flagship low GWP, non-flammable replacement for R-404A and R-507A in new and existing stationary commercial refrigeration systems. XP40 delivers a GWP 65% lower than R-404A, is a very close match in properties and performance to R-404A, and also versatile enough to replace other HFCs such as R-507A, R-407A and R-407F. A unique and extremely valuable feature of XP40 is that it has consistently demonstrated lower energy consumption compared to R-404A after a retrofit. So in addition to providing a 65% reduction in direct GWP, XP40 can deliver up to 12% lower energy use.

We announced earlier this year that XP40 is on pace to be used in over 1000 supermarket & commercial refrigeration systems globally by the end of 2016. Market projections suggest that XP40 could be used in over 10,000 systems by 2020. XP40 has been selected by leading supermarkets across the EU, including Spain, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and many others. Some of these case histories have been made available to you in your press kit. As further evidence of XP40 gaining position as the preferred R-404A replacement, several of the leading refrigeration contractor companies here in Germany, such as Epta and Dresdner Kuehlanlagenbau (DKA), have endorsed Opteon™ XP40 as their refrigerant of choice for replacing R-404A.

This year at Chillventa we are announcing the expansion of our Opteon™ portfolio with the addition of the Opteon™ XL Series, which is a family of very low GWP, mildly flammable refrigerants for new equipment designs. A fair question to pose is the following – can the F-Gas goals be met solely with a combination of non-flammable low GWP HFO-blend options such as the XP Series, for new and retrofit, and non-fluorine solutions for new equipment such as CO2 and hydrocarbons? There is a growing industry consensus that the answer is no – and there 2 key reasons for this conclusion:

 

First, market modelling indicates that in order to meet the long-term CO2 reduction goals, a large % of the smaller refrigeration new equipment market, as well as other growing applications such as heat pumps, must transition to GWP levels below that of the current non-flammable solutions – for example 500 and below - and in many of these cases, CO2 and hydrocarbons are not viable options due to safety, efficiency and cost reasons.

 

The second reason is that the F-gas regulation requires refrigerants with less than 150 GWP for several refrigeration applications starting in 2022, and again, in many of these cases, CO2 and hydrocarbons are not viable options due to safety, efficiency or cost reasons.

 

To meet this market need for even lower GWP options that are safe and effective for a broad range of applications, the Opteon™ XL Series was developed. Just as the Opteon™ XP Series were designed to enable an efficient and cost-effective transition by virtue of their close match to the HFCs they were designed to replace, many of the XL Series refrigerants offer the same benefits. However, because these much lower GWP solutions are all class 2L mildly flammable according to ASHRAE and ISO standards, they can only be used in equipment designs where mildly flammable refrigerants can be used safely. This suggests that the non-flammable XP Series refrigerants will also be required as long-term solutions for larger equipment that cannot accept flammable refrigerants.

 

One key advantage of the class 2L mildly flammable XL Series over other very low GWP options such as hydrocarbons is that the allowable charges size, according to the applicable standards, can be up to 10X that of ASHRAE/ISO class 3 extremely flammable hydrocarbons. This enables these very low GWP solutions to be safely applied over an even wider range of equipment type and designs.

The Opteon™ XL Series includes a portfolio of options to enable equipment manufacturers to choose the optimal solution for their specific equipment. Today we are introducing 4 products within the XL Series – two for refrigeration applications and two as HFC-410A replacements for air conditioning, chiller and heat pump applications.

 

Opteon™ XL20, or R-454C, and Opteon™ XL40, or R-454A, are both very low GWP replacements for use in refrigeration applications that currently use R-404A, 507, and the 407s. XL20 has a GWP below 150 which makes it perfectly suited to meet the F-Gas 150 GWP limits, and XL40, with a GWP just under 250, offers a much closer match to R-404A, so as to be an excellent transition option for smaller equipment designed for
R-404A today, where less than 150 is not required.

 

Opteon™ XL41, or R-454B, and Opteon™ XL55, or R-452B, are both very low GWP replacements for
R-410A, and can be used in air conditioning, chiller and heat pump applications that currently use R-410A. XL41, with a GWP of under 500, is the lowest GWP match to R-410A, and offers excellent performance and efficiency. XL55 has a higher GWP of 676, however relaxing the GWP to this slightly higher level allows for the optimization of properties, including the closest match to R-410A, the best efficiency for many equipment types, and the lowest flammability characteristics of the leading R-410A replacements within the 2L classification.

 

All four of these refrigerants are now available for purchase from Chemours in the European market.

A common question we receive is whether the European market is prepared to use 2L mildly flammable refrigerants safely in such a wide variety of applications. As I indicated previously, these new refrigerants are not recommended for retrofit, and should only be used in new equipment designed specifically for 2L flammable refrigerants. Codes and standards that address safe equipment design and refrigerant handling, such as EN378, have been amended to address 2L refrigerants and have been accepted by Member States. The new version of EN378 is expected to be published this year.

 

We at Chemours are continuously creating tools and information to support OEMs developing equipment for the XL Series, including an Opteon™ XL Series safety bulletin. Also, many industry organizations such as AREA, the pan-European contractor association, have developed guidelines and training on the safe use of these new 2L mildly-flammable refrigerants.

 

There is no doubt that the F-Gas regulation is creating a high level of uncertainty and interest as the industry develops strategies to meet these new requirements while continuing to meet the EU’s needs for refrigeration and air conditioning. We are pleased to reassure the industry that with our Opteon™ family of low GWP refrigerants, the future is no longer uncertain – indeed the future is now clear – and the future is already here. Opteon™ is the long-term choice to meet these challenges for today and tomorrow.

You can also visit our website at www.opteon.com.

 

Armacell at the FeuerTrutz 2018 (hall/stand 10.1-607)

 

Highly flexible products for preventive fire protection

Münster, 7 February 2018. – Armacell is presenting its product portfolio for preventive fire protection at the FeuerTrutz. This year, the company’s focus is on the low-smoke elastomeric product Armaflex Ultima, the Armaflex Protect fire penetration seal and the new Armacell BIM Plug-in.

 

Simple, safe and energy-efficient way to seal penetrations

With the Armaflex Protect fire protection barrier, penetrations for almost every type of building service pipe can be sealed without any additional measures. At the same time the product ensures effective thermal insulation and reliable condensation control. Applications in shipbuilding are now also possible: the highly flexible fire protection seal is approved for use in A-60 classified deck and bulkhead constructions.

 

New safety standard in technical insulation

Armaflex Ultima is the first highly flexible technical insulation material with extremely low smoke density (B/BL-s1, d0). The product exhibits 10 times less smoke development compared to standard elastomeric products and makes a significant contribution to the fire safety level of buildings.

 

Armacell goes BIM

For planning technical insula­tion materials for building service equipment digitally Armacell now provides a BIM Plug-in. The plug-in is seamlessly integrated in the AutoDesk Revit program and makes it much easier to plan the technical insulation in BIM. The direct export from the Armacell product database allows the entire product configuration to be auto­mated. As a result, the planning and design process is simpler and faster for the user and errors are reduced.

 

Live presentation

An Armacell application specialist will demonstrate live at the stand how quickly, easily and neatly the highly flexible Armacell products can be installed. Visitors will benefit from the expert tips and are also invited to ask specific questions about the installation of Armacell products.

 

About Armacell

As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered systems, Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for its customers. Armacell’s products significantly contribute to global energy efficiency making a difference around the world every day. With 3,000 employees and 25 production plants in 16 countries, the company operates two main businesses and generated net sales of approx. EUR 560 million and adjusted EBITDA of approx. EUR 100 million in 2016. The Advanced Insulation business focuses on insulation materials for technical equipment. The Engineered Foams business develops high-performance foams that are used in high-tech and lightweight applications. For more information please visit: www.armacell.com. For product information please visit: www.armacell.eu.

Güntner GmbH & Co. KG

Güntner: Laurence Roy from now on Regional Manager France

 

Fürstenfeldbruck, March 2018

As of 1 February, 2018, the previous Güntner Sales Manager Distributors responsible for the Western European wholesale sector, Laurence Roy has taken over the position of Regional Manager for France.

 

Years of international sales experience

 

Ms Roy was employed in different sales positions and established successful wholesale structures, particularly in France. With her years of sales experience, she supported Güntner from March 2015 to May 2016 with the establishment of sustainable wholesale structures in the Asia-Pacific sales region with its headquarters in Bangkok.

 

Expansion of wholesale operations in Western Europe

 

Since 1 May 2016, Laurence Roy has supported the business developments in the Western European region from the Güntner headquarters in Fürstenfeldbruck. Her main tasks included the support for existing wholesale customers and the acquisition of new customers in this business line.

 

In her new position, Laurence Roy will strengthen the company presence on the French market and in addition to the wholesale customers move into further market segments.

 

 

About Güntner

 

Based in Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich, Germany, Güntner GmbH & Co. KG is a world leader in the manufacture of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment components. With approx. 3,000 employees worldwide and production sites in Germany, Hungary, Romania, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil and Russia, the company shows a strong presence for their partners in all markets. Decades of experience in the industry and the consistent integration of the latest technologies and research findings ensure the high-quality standard of Güntner solutions. The international areas of application comprise energy & process cooling projects, industrial and commercial applications in the field of food production and storage as well as HVAC applications for buildings and specific applications such as server room cooling.

 

About A-HEAT

 

Based in Vienna, Austria, A-HEAT Allied Heat Exchange Technology AG is an internationally active leading technology group with a strong focus on refrigeration and air conditioning technology as well as process engineering. The group serves as holding company for the Güntner GmbH & Co. KG, JAEGGI Hybridtechnologie AG, thermowave GmbH and basetec products + solutions GmbH.

 

www.guentner.com

Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH

BITZER, the specialist in refrigeration compressors, was the main sponsor and namesake of the international U17 football tournament in Rottenburg-Ergenzingen again this year

 

Another victory for FC Red Bull Salzburg at the 2018 BITZER Cup

 

·      One team from South America and seven from Europe competed for the tournament win

·      Many of the participants were already playing for the junior national teams of their countries

·      After the victory in 2017, FC Red Bull Salzburg also wins the BITZER Cup 2018

 

Rottenburg am Neckar/Sindelfingen, 28.05.2018.
The international U17 junior tournament was held for the 47th time over the past Pentecost weekend. From 19 to 21 May, seven teams from Europe and one from South America gathered to compete in thrilling matches. Turn- und Sportverein (TuS) Ergenzingen, organiser of the annual football event, was able to fire up some strong teams for the BITZER Cup 2018. In the final, FC Red Bull Salzburg ultimately beat Hertha BSC Berlin with a score of 5 to 3 on penalties.

 

Eight talented teams from Europe and South America – once again, the high-quality players delivered some gripping football matches. Teams from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Brazil and Germany competed against each other for the international U17 junior tournament in the district of Ergenzingen in Rottenburg over the past Pentecost weekend. The local Turn- und Sportverein (TuS) Ergenzingen club organised the traditional sporting event for the 47th time, with the B-juniors (U17) in the limelight for the second time. As in previous years, BITZER, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors, supported the BITZER Cup tournament as the main sponsor and namesake. With its headquarters in Sindelfingen and production facilities in the Rottenburg districts of Ergenzingen and Hailfingen, the Swabian driver of innovation promotes sports in the region as well as youth development.

 

Thrilling matches in mixed weather

 

It only took a few minutes for the spectators to realise that they were in for some high-quality football played by future stars. In mixed weather, the many spectators experienced some thrilling duels and plenty of passion. The audience welcomed with great excitement the team from the Grêmio Porto Alegre club from Brazil and last year’s winner FC Red Bull Salzburg. The team from Porto Alegre is the current champion of the Copa Libertadores competition, South America’s counterpart to the European Champions League, and is considered to be one of South America’s best clubs. Its work with young players in particular has been of great interest internationally: the club has already launched football greats such as Ronaldinho, Zé Roberto and Marcelinho. The team went up against the Austrian club, which in recent years has frequently caused quite a stir in Rottenburg-Ergenzingen with its exceptional performance. Also this year: on the third day of the competition, the U17 team of FC Red Bull Salzburg came out on top with 5 to 3 goals on penalties in the final.

 

The BITZER Group is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors. With its distributors and production facilities for reciprocating, screw and scroll compressors, as well as heat exchangers and pressure vessels, BITZER is represented all over the globe. In 2017, 3,500 employees generated sales of €740 million.

Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH

Food retailer ALDI SÜD receives the 100,000th BITZER CO2 compressor

 

ALDI SÜD places its trust in BITZER sustainability

 

Mülheim an der Ruhr/Sindelfingen, 27/04/2018. 70 per cent of all stores have already been switched over, with the rest to follow: food retailer ALDI SÜD has long believed in environmental protection and sustainability, which is why the company is installing refrigeration systems featuring BITZER reciprocating compressors for transcritical CO2 applications in its stores.

 

There’s a good reason why CO2 is the refrigerant of choice for supermarket applications: it’s future-proof whilst offering high energy efficiency and low global warming potential. ALDI SÜD came to this conclusion back in 2006 and thus began consistently switching its refrigeration systems at its stores to the environmentally friendly refrigerant. 1,350 stores have since been equipped with reciprocating compressors for transcritical CO2 applications. Erik Bucher, Director of Refrigeration Sales at BITZER in Sindelfingen, was recently able to present the 100,000th CO2 compressor produced by BITZER in Schkeuditz near Leipzig to ALDI SÜD. ‘We’ve maintained a long-standing partnership based on trust with ALDI SÜD,’ says Bucher. ‘I can confidently call our customer a pioneer, as they are also partly responsible for the fact that installations with CO2 as a refrigerant are now one of the most common standards in the EU.’

 

Jens Strassburg, Director Store Operations Management at ALDI SÜD, says: ‘We’re always on the lookout for solutions that will allow us to operate our display cabinets and refrigeration systems more efficiently, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using the right refrigerant, and minimise our impact on the environment.’ ALDI SÜD’s activities are shaped by long-term, sustainable thinking. ‘We’ve dedicated ourselves to operating with a focus on the future,’ Strassburg adds. ‘Even if that means we have to invest more for a certain period of time. However, energy savings ultimately serve as proof of a short amortisation period and high investment security.’

 

The high energy efficiency of BITZER reciprocating compressors for transcritical CO2 applications makes it possible. Designed for operation with frequency inverter, they offer flexible, efficient and stepless capacity control. This is particularly important when it comes to the capacity characteristic of CO2 systems: stepless capacity control can minimise suction pressure fluctuations and cycling rates, which in turn reduces energy costs and increases the life cycle. It can also boost the quality of the products requiring cooling and the cooling process.

 

‘We’re looking forward to continuing to work closely with ALDI SÜD in the years to come,’ says Erik Bucher. And Jens Strassburg adds: ‘We highly value BITZER as a partner – particularly in this day and age, when there are so many changes and so much is going on in refrigeration. We need a partner we can rely on with decades of experience, to ensure our operations are more sustainable in the future.

 

 

The BITZER Group is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors. BITZER is represented across the globe through distribution companies and production facilities for reciprocating, screw and scroll compressors, heat exchangers and pressure vessels. In 2017, 3,500 employees generated sales of €740 million.

Beck GmbH

Pressure monitoring for safety in buildings, air conditioning and clean-room technology

Eight-range universal-type differential pressure transmitter

Wherever gases are being conveyed under low pressure, differential pressure sensors can be used to derive some conclusions on the condition of the system. They find out, for example, whether butterfly valves are open or closed, filters are tight or fans are defective. In this connection, pressure variations are reliable indications of any changes in parameters. Thus, the most significant operating data will be permanently available in fields such as building automation, air conditioning and clean-room technology. To fit the various designs of such systems and to meet their requirements a new differential pressure sensor now offers eight different measuring ranges that can be selected. This will always allow you to choose your suitable measuring range without taking any expensive logistic and storekeeping efforts.

Being capable of covering all measuring points within a system by one and the same device will practically make your work a lot easier. This is what a type differential pressure transmitter having a wide, adjustable measuring range is ideal for. Even after subsequent modifications such as replacing a filter, you can quickly select the proper measuring range without any cumbersome sensor replacement. That is why the new sensor from Beck Druckkontrolltechnik even offers you eight different pressure ranges you can choose from with the aid of a rotary selector switch. To guarantee clear, linear response for each range the designers allowed the 984Q sensor to have automatic zero-point calibration. This is to reliably compensate any drifting as caused by ageing, temperature or by system-inherent influences.

This new piezo-resistive sensor can measure differential pressures from +/- 0.5 to +/- 5.0 mbar within four different ranges. Another four measuring ranges from 0 to 10 mbar are also available for choice. The three-wire output can be configured by means of a jumper to obtain a signal of 0...10 V or of 4...20 mA (with a load of 20...500 Ohms). Also with the aid of a jumper, the user can choose between a linear or a square-rooted signal. The latter is, for example, useful for measuring volume flows. At a supply voltage of 24 VAC/VDC, the maximum current consumption, including an LED display, is 210 mA. The sensor's IP54 enclosure has a diameter of 85 mm with an installation height of 58 mm. Two 6 mm tube ports for the pressure connection as well as M 16x1.5 or M 20x1.5 cable unions for cables and stranded wires of up to 1.5 mm² in size ensure easy fitting at the place of installation. The transmitters are in conformity with EN 60770 and EN 61326 as well as with RoHS according to 2002/95/EEC.

Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH

Enhanced portfolio: BITZER strategically expands its range of shell-and-tube heat exchangers

 

BITZER acquires Alfa Laval’s product group shell-and-tube heat exchanger

 

Vicenza/Alonte/Sindelfingen, 04.04.2018. BITZER is expanding its product portfolio and acquires the shell-and-tube heat exchanger segment of Alfa Laval SpA based in Alonte, Northern Italy.

 

From the beginning of May, BITZER will be the largest independent manufacturer in the shell-and-tube heat exchanger market worldwide. The contract between BITZER Italia and Alfa Laval SpA was signed in Milan yesterday. ‘I am delighted to be able to welcome Alfa Laval’s shell-and-tube heat exchangers to the BITZER family,’ says Gianni Parlanti, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. The products taken over from Alfa Laval are designed for air-conditioning and refrigeration applications and will thus enlarge BITZER’s product portfolio. BITZER has been producing condensers for fresh- and seawater applications since the 1950s. ‘With this acquisition, we are expanding our portfolio, as the evaporator technology manufactured in Alonte complements our existing product range. With this operation, BITZER is becoming the largest independent manufacturer in the shell-and-tube heat exchanger market worldwide. Our aim is to become the technology leader in this segment offering the market the latest solutions. To do this, we are building up a state-of-the-art laboratory with highly skilled personnel.’

 

Perfect addition to the product range

‘This is an important step for BITZER in its efforts to develop its heat exchanger and pressure vessel segment effectively,’ emphasises Parlanti. With the acquisition of Alfa Laval’s shell-and-tube heat exchangers, BITZER is gaining more than 40 years of experience in the development of these components and is, at the same time, strategically complementing its own product lines. Alfa Laval’s key strengths include decades of experience in dry expansion evaporators, flooded evaporators and condensers for fresh- and seawater applications with a capacity of up to 2,000 kW. With this acquisition, BITZER is able to offer its customers highly efficient, future-proof solutions.

 

BITZER is the world’s biggest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors. Based in Sindelfingen near Stuttgart, Germany, the company has also very successfully manufactured heat exchangers and pressure vessels for decades in its factories in Germany, the US and Australia. Based in Lund, Sweden, the Swedish Alfa Laval company manufactures products for material separation and heat transfer. The company operates in some 100 countries with around 16,400 employees.

 

Get more information about BITZER condensers here:

www.BITZER.de/Film/water-cooled-condenser

 

 

The BITZER Group is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors. With its distributors and production facilities for reciprocating, screw and scroll compressors, as well as heat exchangers and pressure vessels, BITZER is represented all over the globe. In 2017, 3,500 employees generated sales of €740 million.


Armacell

Armacell BIM plug-in for planning technical insulation

 

Integrated planning across the trades; information is always up-to-date

 

Münster, 22 August 2017. – The future of construction is digital. Even though many architects and specifiers are still scep­tical about this development, the digitization of the construction industry is making great strides. Because buildings can be planned completely digitally from design to commissioning, maintenance and demolition, ‘Building 4.0’ allows greater planning security, process optimiza­tion, efficiency and sustainability. In the field of technical insulation Armacell is a BIM pioneer and now offers a plug-in allowing technical insulation materials for building service equip­ment to be planned digitally.

 

Faster, more efficient and always up-to-date

 

As early as 2011, Armacell introduced a BIM module for the Autodesk Revit® program in the USA. In 2015, the company was the first manufacturer of flexible insulation materials in the UK to provide BIM objects, which can be downloaded from the NBS National BIM Library free of charge. Now the company has gone a step further with the Europe-wide launch of an Autodesk Revit® plug-in for planning technical insula­tion materials for building service equipment. The plug-in is seamlessly integrated in the AutoDesk Revit program and provides key product infor­mation for planning technical insulation. It was developed as an add-on module for Revit versions 2015, 2016 and 2017.

 

Greater reliability in the planning process

 

The new Armacell plug-in greatly simplifies the planning of technical insulation with BIM: unlike sanitary objects, for example, insulation has to be designed for equipment which has already been planned. The insulation material depends on defined param­eters (such as the pipe diameter) and therefore has to be selected actively by the user. Selecting and manually entering data from the catalogue not only requires extra effort, there is also a great risk of error. In contrast, the new Armacell BIM plug-in accesses the data required directly in the model and supports the user in select­ing and configuring products. The direct export from the Armacell product database allows the entire product planning to be auto­mated. This makes the planning and design process simpler and faster for the user and also reduces errors.

 

Lean data set for complex models

 

 ‘Less is more’ is Armacell’s motto when developing tools for BIM. The company endeavours to keep the file size as small as possible, to avoid further ‘inflating’ models which are already very large. In addition, many attributes are not rele­vant for planning and the more the process can be automated, the more practi­cal the instruments are for the specifier. Developing and enhancing the plug-in requires considerable effort on Armacell’s part as it has to be updated regularly for all the markets. But this tool not only makes it significantly easier for specifi­ers to embed technical insulation in the BIM model, it also provides greater planning reliability. The next step will be to collect experiences and feedback from users in order to further develop the plug-in.

 

BIM in the building services sector

 

While BIM is rapidly becoming the standard in architects’ offices, the building services sector is still lagging behind. So far only a few, mainly larger, consult­ant engineering offices work with 3D models. Yet BIM would be of particular benefit for planning building services where a high calculation effort is involved and the individual trades are interdependent. For building operators the advantages extend far beyond the design and construction phase, because all the information on the building can also be provided for its operation. This allows considerable cost savings in terms of both maintenance and energy consumption. But it is only possible to make full use of the potential if all steps in the value chain – i.e. also the planning and installation of the building services – are included. With BIM the building services can be integrated in the planning at an earlier stage than usual and all the relevant trades can be coor­dinated with each other in the model. BIM also enables improved clash detec­tion in the design phase and contributes to achieving greater efficiency in the construction phase, reducing construction costs and shortening the construction time. So building service consulting engineers are well-advised to rise to the new challenge.

 

Tip: The Armacell BIM Plug-in can be downloaded free of charge from www.armacell.eu. An introduction to the tool is given in a video tutorial which can also be found here.

 

 

About Armacell

 

Armacell is a global leader in flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and a leading provider of engineered foams. With 3,000 employees and 25 production plants in 16 countries, the company generated net sales of approx. EUR 560 million and EBITDA (before unusual items) of approx. EUR 100 million in 2016.

 

In addition to ARMAFLEX, the world’s leading brand for flexible technical insula­tion, Armacell offers thermoplastic insulation materi­als, covering sys­tems, fire protection and noise control solu­tions as well as special foams for a multi­tude of industrial applications. In recent years, Armacell has devel­oped new insulation systems for the oil and gas market, core foams for com­posite materi­als, and low-smoke products that have set new standards in the industry.

 

Armacell’s products make a significant contribution to global energy efficiency.

Further information on Armacell can be found at www.armacell.com or www.armacell.eu.

 

Güntner GmbH & Co. KG

Güntner: New Management Board

FÜRSTENFELDBRUCK, March 2018

Güntner GmbH & Co. KG establishes a new management structure: The previous Managing Director, Robert Gerle, joins the Executive Board of the parent company, A-HEAT AG, and hands over the management to Andrea Holzbaur (Finance), Michael Freiherr (Engineering) and Marco Baumann (Marketing and Sales). By restructuring its management at the headquarters while establishing new teams of managing directors also in other regions, the Güntner Group is best prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

 

 

New Management Team of Güntner GmbH & Co. KG

 

With the new management of Güntner GmbH & Co. KG, we continue the dynamic development of the past years and we pursue the commitment to continuous progress in our activities, to direct and personal contact with the customer and to our corporate culture with passion. The three managers have all been long-term employees of the Group.

 

Andrea Holzbaur has worked for the company since 2013: After graduating in Technical Business Studies from the University of Stuttgart and several management positions in Finance and Controlling Departments, Ms Holzbaur assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer Europe for the Güntner Group Europe GmbH in 2013.

 

Marco Baumann is a mechanical engineer (Master of Science in Engineering) and joined the sister company JAEGGI already in 2011; he started working as a technical project manager before becoming active in international sales and responsible for the entire product portfolio of JAEGGI in 2013. Mr Baumann also takes over the management of Güntner's sister company JAEGGI Hybridtechnologie AG.

 

Michael Freiherr occupied various positions in refrigeration plant engineering after his training as a refrigeration engineer and further qualification as a Master Craftsman for Refrigeration Plant Constructions before joining Güntner in 2008. During his engineering course, he had worked in several departments within Güntner GmbH & Co. KG and went to the University of Maryland. At Güntner, he was Head of Product Management before taking over the position of Chief Technical Officer for the Güntner Group in 2017.

 

 

About Güntner

Based in Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich, Germany, Güntner GmbH & Co. KG is a world leader in the manufacture of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment components. With approx. 3,000 employees worldwide and production sites in Germany, Hungary, Romania, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil and Russia, the company shows a strong presence for their partners in all markets. Decades of experience in the industry and the consistent integration of the latest technologies and research findings ensure the high-quality standard of Güntner solutions. The international areas of application comprise energy & process cooling projects, industrial and commercial applications in the field of food production and storage as well as HVAC applications for buildings and specific applications such as server room cooling.

 

 

About A-HEAT

A-HEAT Allied Heat Exchange Technology AG with headquarters in Vienna is a leading international technology group specialising in refrigeration, air conditioning and process technology. The group serves as holding company for the Güntner GmbH & Co. KG, JAEGGI Hybridtechnologie AG, thermowave GmbH and basetec products + solutions GmbH.

 

www.guentner.eu

Carrier Kältetechnik Europe

Carrier Commercial Refrigeration to Present Sustainable Refrigeration

Solutions for All Store Formats at EuroShop 2017

 

Stand A04/B04, Hall 16, EuroShop, Dusseldorf, Germany, 5 - 9 March 2017

 

COLOGNE, Germany, Feb. 20, 2017 — Carrier Commercial Refrigeration will promote innovative and sustainable new products and technologies including tailor-made solutions for a wide range of retail and industrial refrigeration applications at EuroShop 2017 in Düsseldorf. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

 

Among the new products it will highlight, Carrier will introduce its advanced CO2OLtec Evo™ transcritical CO2 systems, featuring the newly developed adjustable modulating ejector technology. This new technology increases system energy efficiency making the CO2 systems a viable alternative in warmer climates as well as providing heat reclaim advantages in cold and mild climates. CO2 systems use the natural refrigerant CO2, which is a safe and non-ozone depleting gas with a global warming potential (GWP) of one, making it the baseline against which the GWP of all other refrigerants are measured. The GWP of CO2 is also lower than the GWP of other natural refrigerants, such as hydrocarbons. As such, there is no global warming impact resulting from any potential refrigerant leaks.

 

“As a leading refrigeration equipment and solutions provider, Carrier is committed to innovating and elevating our product performance to set new industry standards and meet the expectations of our valued customers,” says Bertrand Gueguen, president, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration. “Participation at the EuroShop exhibition gives us a great opportunity to showcase our latest developments.”

 

Carrier’s stand will encompass more than 1,700 square meters and feature a wide range of sustainable and complete solutions for commercial and industrial refrigeration applications. The environmentally sustainable solutions are designed to maximize product display, enhance the retail environment and increase shopper comfort, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. Carrier will also present a complete range of new medium-temperature multi-deck and semi-vertical cabinets, a range of plug-in cabinets and a fully operational refrigerated locker solution for e-commerce applications.

 

In addition, the stand will feature a wide range of serve-over and self-service counters and plug-in solutions, a semi plug-in range and after-sales services.

 

“Visitors to our stand will have an opportunity to learn about our latest products and services in a comfortable environment featuring good food and refreshments,” says James Nutting, marketing director, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration. “We look forward to seeing our customers and meeting new ones.”

 

For more information on Carrier’s participation at EuroShop 2017, together with the full range of products and services, visit carrier.com/euroshop2017. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.

 

About Carrier

 

Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @SmartColdChain on Twitter.

Armacell

Saving time and money with pre-covered insulation systems

 

Arma-Chek application manuals in practical A5 format

 

Münster, 19 September 2017. – Pre-covered insulation systems allow significant time and cost savings. In its new application guides the insulation manufacturer now shows just how easy it is to install the Arma-Chek products made by Armacell. Using the flexible 2-in-1 products instead of cladding the insulation with metal jackets or PVC foils greatly reduces the fabrication and assembly effort. The free brochures in a handy format give clear step-by-step instructions for preparing and applying the pre-covered insulation systems.

 

Quick and easy to install

Unlike traditional insulation materials and coverings, Arma-Chek Silver and Arma-Chek D can be applied in one work step. An additional benefit of the flexible materials is that they can be installed easily, directly on site without the need for special tools. Even more time can be saved if the self-adhesive products are used. In general, Arma-Chek Silver and Arma-Chek D are just as easy to apply as the Armaflex tubes and sheets. But there are some differences which need to be heeded: when Arma-Chek D is installed on equipment located outdoors, the seams must always be additionally sealed with the Arma-Chek Mastic. In indoor applications, the seam is secured with a self-adhesive tape, as is also the case for Arma-Chek Silver applications. For insulating bends and T-pieces Armacell’s range includes pre-fabricated fitting covers made of Armaflex and the Arma-Chek Silver foil.

 

Coverings protect insulation against stress

Unlike open-cell insulation materials, Armaflex does not need a vapour barrier, i.e. it does not usually need to be covered. However, the insulation should be covered if it will be subject to high mechanical impact or if e.g. industrial equipment will be exposed to dirt, oil or chemicals or if it must be easy to clean. On outdoor installations coverings also protect the insulation against UV-radiation, weathering and the increased risk of corrosion. Traditionally, sheet metal or, in indoor applications, stucco aluminium foils or rigid plastics, such as PVC, are used. Flexible coverings offer high mechanical stability whilst still retaining a certain degree of flexibility and they are rot-resistant. Furthermore, when the lightweight products are used, it is not neces­sary to provide mounting structures, which are needed when larger objects are clad with metal jackets. Because these products have a higher coefficient of heat transfer than metals and no Parker screws penetrate the insulation during installation, they generally allow the use of thinner insulation thicknesses than metal jackets.

 

Tip: The free brochures can be requested from the Armacell Customer Service Centre or by email (info@armacell.com) or downloaded at www.armacell.eu.

 

 

About Armacell

Armacell is a global leader in flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and a leading provider of engineered foams. With 3,000 employees and 25 production plants in 16 countries, the company generated net sales of approx. EUR 560 million and EBITDA (before unusual items) of approx. EUR 100 million in 2016.

 

In addition to ARMAFLEX, the world’s leading brand for flexible technical insula­tion, Armacell offers thermoplastic insulation materi­als, covering sys­tems, fire protection and noise control solu­tions as well as special foams for a multi­tude of industrial applications. In recent years, Armacell has devel­oped new insulation systems for the oil and gas market, core foams for com­posite materi­als, and low-smoke products that have set new standards in the industry.

 

Armacell’s products make a significant contribution to global energy efficiency.

 

Further information on Armacell can be found at www.armacell.com or www.armacell.eu

Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH

At Mostra Convegno 2018, compressor specialist BITZER will be showcasing its proven reciprocating compressor for CO2 applications

 

The energy-efficient solution for natural refrigerants

 

Milan/Sindelfingen, 13.03.2018. Compressor specialist BITZER will be presenting innovative compressor solutions at Mostra Convegno 2018. On stand H29 K30 in hall 24, visitors will be shown reciprocating compressors from the CKH2 series, amongst others. These CO2 compressors are especially suitable for applications in supermarket refrigeration.

 

There is a good reason why CO2 is the refrigerant of choice for supermarket applications. It is future-proof while offering high energy efficiency and low global warming potential. A real star of the show at Mostra Convegno will be the 2-cylinder reciprocating compressor for transcritical CO2 applications from the CKH2 family. The exhibited 2KTE-7K belongs to a family of compressors extended by two further displacements, providing BITZER with a well-matched and broadly spread spectrum of displacement volumes from 3.3 m³ to 38.2 m³/h (50 Hz). As for all models in the series, it can be controlled to run at speeds between 30 and 70 Hz and has been designed for the special requirements of the natural refrigerant CO2. Thanks to their innovative cylinder heads, the entire series works with low pressure pulsation.

 

By using CO2 as a