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ASHRAE Announces Student Design Competition Winners

 

ATLANTA (Aug. 2, 2018) – ASHRAE announced the winners of its 2018 ASHRAE Student Design Competition and Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge. The competitions recognize outstanding student design projects and encourages students to become involved in the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems. A total of 63 teams participated and 35 teams were judged at Society level.

 

The guidelines of the Student Design Competition provided background information enabling teams to participate in up to three categories:

 

HVAC Design Calculations

HVAC System Selection

Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD)

This year’s competition focused on a new 70,000 square foot (6,500 square meter), four story mixed use complex north of Istanbul, Turkey near Arnavutkoy which is just south of the new international airport. The facility featured retail and office spaces, a restaurant, and a hotel in support of the upcoming rapid growth in the area when the airport is completed in 2019. 

 

First place in the HVAC Design Calculations category was awarded to Jack Buckley, Madeline Sampsel, Austin Seagren and Christopher Wozney of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Faculty advisors are Joe Hazel, Dan Karnes and David Yuill.

 

The team selected a heat recovery chiller in conjunction with a geothermal loop field as the primary system for the building. The geothermal loop is a sustainable approach for cooling and heating that can easily be hidden from occupant view under a parking lot. The geothermal heat recovery chiller provides efficient, flexible means of producing heating or chilled due to three operating modes available through the virtual endcap.

 

Placing first in the HVAC System Selection category were Kevin Clark, Madison Hopfinger, Evan Reese, Whitney Luck and Andres Saldivar from Kansas State University. Faculty advisors are Julia Keen and Fred Hasler.

 

The team selected water-to-air heat pumps, water-to-water heat pumps, active chilled beams, and a hybrid ground loop/cooling tower. The system proposal allows for the integration of sustainable solutions that encompass energy efficiency, human comfort and productivity, indoor environmental quality, and architectural aesthetic.

 

Receiving first place in Integrated Sustainable Building Design category was an international collaborative team from The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

 

The PSU team members are William McCann, Salvador Ordorica, Ashutosh Ojha, Marie Rottschaefer, Siddharth Swaminathan and Gbadebo Tobi. Their faculty advisor is William P. Bahnfleth.

 

The DTU team members are Vasileios Filis, Myrto Ananida and Alexandre Hugo Matthieu. Their faculty advisor is Eleftherios Bourdakis.

 

The collaborative team provided insight into the sensitive environmental crisis of the decreasing water supply Istanbul faces due to an expanding population. The team focused on integrating the building into the natural slope of the landscape to decreases the excavation footprint and blend the facility into the natural landscape.

 

In the 2018 Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge, Iik Wahyu Anggara, Katon Vembriarto Widayaswara, Yoga Hutomo Putra, Mohammad Ilham Akbar and Fahmi Rizaldi from Bandung Institute of Technology received first place. Their faulty advisors are Pandji Prawisudha, and Adrian Rizqi Irhamna.

 

The team was required to design a temporary shelter for use by governments, municipalities, and humanitarian agencies that will provide housing and essential domestic systems for displaced families. Bandung Institute of Technology placed second for the previous three years before this year’s first place finish.

 

The projects will be shared during the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference, Jan. 12-16 in Atlanta. The Winter Conference is held in conjunction with the ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo, which will be Jan. 14-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

 

For a full list of Student Design Competition winners (First, Second, Third and Rising Star), please visit the Design Competition Winnerspage on ashrae.org.

 

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.

Güntner GmbH & Co. KG

Güntner and BITZER: Long-term agreement for Australia and New Zealand

The two German global market leaders will combine their strengths to offer the Australian and New Zealand markets the latest technology and market leading service. Güntner, renowned manufacturer of heat exchangers for refrigerating and air conditioning applications, and compressor specialist BITZER signed an exclusive long-term distribution contract. Both companies’ customers will benefit from the close cooperation between Güntner and BITZER, who look back on a long-standing business relationship.

 

Güntner manufactures, BITZER distributes

The agreement covers the commercial and industrial refrigeration business lines in Australia and New Zealand. Güntner manufactures the heat exchangers while BITZER ensures the distribution. In the products, both brands will be represented: Heat exchanger units from the commercial refrigeration segment will be marketed under BITZER’s Buffalo Trident brand; those from the industrial refrigeration segment under the Güntner brand. Units from the EPC business line (Energy & Process Cooling) are not covered under this agreement and will continue to be marketed by the Güntner Asia organization.

 

Improved distribution channels for customers

Customers will benefit by having a broader product range at their disposal, with the combined know-how and expertise of both companies in the background. The units will be manufactured at Güntner’s production site in Surabaya, Indonesia, and delivered to a new warehouse; Buffalo Trident’s manufacturing operations at Sunshine Victoria will be shut down by the end of 2018. Both partners are looking forward to demonstrate their enhanced competitive powers based on their technological synergies. 

 

 

 

 

 

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 BITZER

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. 

Emerson Climate Technologies

Emerson Announces New Website Launch
for Europe

 

 

 

AACHEN (GERMANY), July 9, 2018 – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced the launch of newly revamped websites for numerous businesses within the Commercial and Residential Solutions’ business in Europe. The newly designed websites offer quick and easy access to essential information and features that give a more comprehensive understanding of the company’s products and services. The global brands included in the extensive website launch include Copeland, Alco Controls, Dixell, ProAct, Therm-O-Disc, Fusite, Vilter, White-Rodgers and InSinkErator.

 

The new website has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced rich content focused on the organization’s mission to provide industry-leading products, systems and services that meet the toughest standards for productivity, efficiency, and compliance. The new websites go live today, 9th July 2018, and are located at:

 

Climate.emerson.com/en-gb (and six additional locales for Europe)

 

Insinkerator.emerson.com/en-gb

 

"We are excited about our new website launch and the robust information it provides for customers, investors, partners and media to better understand our products and services," said Thomas Tomski, Vice President Marketing, Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions Europe. "We believe that this new site is an enlightening and informative experience to visitors as we continue to grow and increase our market presence."

 

The new websites will be updated on a regular basis with news of product launches, business activity, brand milestones, events, and other information.

 

 

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

Dawsongroup expands use of Opteon™ XL40 in their fleet of portable cold rooms after success at Park Cakes Bakery, UK

Opteon™ XL40 by Chemours chosen over CO2, Ammonia and Hydrocarbons

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 is proud to announce that Opteon™ XL40 (R-454A) low global warming potential (GWP) HFO-based refrigerant has been selected by Dawsongroup for their range of cold storage solutions for the European market.  Their decision is based on the successful implementation of XL40 at Park Cakes Ltd., a leading supplier of premium private label cakes and desserts, in its new logistics and storage facility in Oldham, UK.  Since installation in September 2017, the system has been performing reliably and, as a result, Dawsongroup intends to expand the use of Opteon™ XL40 in their fleet, choosing the innovative low GWP solution over other options such as industrial chemicals like CO2, ammonia, and hydrocarbons which, although having a low GWP, are not suitable for the application.

 

The selection of XL40 for Park Cakes is the result of close collaboration between Chemours and Dawsongroup Temperature Control Solutions, a UK-based supplier of cold storage solutions for temperature-critical products and service contractor of Park Cakes. As Park Cakes is a very environmentally conscious company, they were looking for a low GWP refrigerant for their new 1,805 m3 low temperature cold store that met both their sustainability goals and operational needs.

 

Looking at an alternative solution to replace R-404A, Dawsongroup conducted some tests with Opteon™ XL40 at its site in Sutton-in-Ashfield. As the results demonstrated that Opteon™ XL40 was the ideal replacement for new equipment, Dawsongroup recommended the new refrigerant from Chemours over CO2, hydrocarbons, or ammonia. As Kevin Smith, Technical Manager at Dawsongroup, explained: “Selection of the correct refrigerant for the specific application and meeting the needs of the end user was critically important. Alternative refrigerants such as CO2, hydrocarbons or ammonia have proven unsuitable for this project because of equipment unavailability and complexity, high flammability or toxicity risks. This led to the ultimate choice of Opteon™ XL40 with properties close to that of R-404A, allowing the existing equipment design to be used. The mild flammability of this refrigerant can be handled by regular service engineers after simple training, and its very low GWP secures its long-term viability.”

 

The GWP of Opteon™ XL40 of 239 is 94 percent lower than that of R-404A (3922), making it a sustainable solution with respect to the F-Gas phase down. It provides an optimal balance of properties and is perfectly suited to positive displacement, direct expansion low- and medium temperature commercial and industrial applications. Opteon™ XL40 offers improved energy efficiency and higher cooling capacities which makes it easy and cost-effective to apply in new equipment without major modifications. Although classified as mildly flammable (ISO/ASHRAE Class 2L), Opteon™ XL40 can be safely used if applicable codes and standards are observed. Installation of the system was similar to installing a system operating with R-404A or R-407F. The innovative use of Opteon™ XL40 proved a winning choice, from installation to overall performance.

 

For more information on this project, please download the Case Study from:
http://pages.chemours.com/opteon-xl40-park-cake-bakery-case-study.html or visit www.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, or follow us on Twitter @Chemours, or LinkedIn.

 

 

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

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

Armacell

Armacell acquires Guarto – a manufacturer of acoustic insulation solutions

Serving growing global demand for acoustic insulation solutions

 

Consolidation of South European manufacturing footprint

 

Expansion of Advanced Insulation and Engineered Foams product portfolio

Luxembourg / Turin, 1 August 2018 – Armacell, a global leader in flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and a leading provider of engineered foams, acquires Guarto SRL, an Italian manufacturer of acoustic insulation solutions.

 

Founded in 1966, Guarto is engaged in the design, manufacture and trade of non-flammable thermoplastic products (high quality heavy layers) used mainly for soundproofing purposes. The company's products are principally used in the marine and rail markets, and to a lesser extent in the automotive and construction industry.

 

Commenting on the transaction, Guillerme Huguen, Vice President of Armacell Advanced Insulation EMEA, said: “The acquisition of Guarto extends Armacell’s footprint in Italy, enabling us to reinforce our leadership in the fast growing acoustic insulation industry. Furthermore, we are adding new production capacities to our product portfolio and improved customer service in Italy.”

 

Bart Janssen, Armacell’s Vice President of Engineered Foams, added: “Acoustic solutions are a key pillar of our product portfolio and global megatrends such as acoustic comfort are driving the demand for customised insulation solutions. Together, we can offer additional state-of-the-art product solutions to our customers.”

 

Carlo Cavezzale, the CEO and majority owner of Guarto, commented: “After more than half a century of experience in the Italian insulation industry, we are delighted to join forces with Armacell, allowing us to take our organisation to the next level.”

 

The transaction includes two production lines in Guarto’s manufacturing facility near Turin and consolidates Armacell’s presence in Italy, where the group is already present through Armacell Italia SRL.

The parties have agreed to keep the purchase price of the transaction confidential. 

 

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 27 production plants in 17 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

ASHRAE

ASHRAE Announces Call for Paper for 2019 Annual Conference in Kansas City

 

ATLANTA (July 25, 2018) – ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference to be held in Kansas City, Mo., June 22-26 at the Kansas City Marriott and Kansas City Convention Center.

 

The conference includes a technical program comprised of eight tracks and one mini-track representing areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership.

 

“With the global movement towards sustainable energy, the HVAC&R industry is ever-changing,” said Carrie Anne Monsplair, chair of the 2019 Annual Conference. “We continue to face new challenges as we adapt our designs, codes, and technology to fit this constantly changing criteria. The 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference aims to address these challenges, and offer best practices, lessons learned, and innovative design strategies to be applied in a wide range of topics."

 

The “HVAC&R Systems and Equipment in the Built Environment” track focuses on selection, which is paramount to HVAC&R design. Papers in this track will assist designers, engineers, and operators in the design, selection, and operation of HVAC&R systems and equipment.

 

The “Fundamentals and Applications” track lays the foundation for understanding applications in engineering. Key components include thermodynamics, psychrometrics, fluid and mass flow. This track provides opportunities for papers of varying levels across a large topic base. Concepts, design elements and shared experiences for theoretical and applied concepts of HVAC&R design are included.

 

The application of systematic optimization techniques is gaining ground in the field of HVAC&R, resulting in significant cost and performance benefits. The “Optimization in HVAC&R” track seeks papers focused on using models to inform decision-making for design and operation of HVAC&R and High Performance Buildings.

 

The “Commissioning New & Existing Buildings” track will address an array of topics including lessons learned, improvement of process and team communications and effort to improve the installation, startup, O&M and commissioning of HVAC systems.

 

The “Occupant Health & Safety” track includes topics such as filtration, change-overs, best practices for maintainability, fire ratings/dampers, detection and ventilation for toxic gases, operator safety in equipment rooms, OSHA requirements, industrial and hazardous spaces.

 

Papers are solicited for the “Modeling Throughout the Building Life Cycle” track on all aspects of building modeling, with a particular interest in successful applications that have extended modeling into operational phases of the building life cycle. 

 

The “Professional Development” track will cover all aspects of business outside of engineering/technical applications and lends itself to interactive session types such as workshops and forums.

 

In addition, a “Radiant Heating & Cooling” mini-track will explore the fundamental concepts of how different radiant systems work (high mass vs. low mass), how they are designed, constructed and optimally controlled, and where they have been used in the past, with lessons learned and documented performance data.

 

Abstracts submissionsfor conference papers are due Aug. 21, 2018. If accepted, final papers will be due Nov. 30, 2018. 

 

In addition, technical papers (complete 30-page maximum papers, published in “ASHRAE Transactions”) are due Aug. 21, 2018.

 

For the first time, ASHRAE is offering an extended abstract option for the 2019 Annual Research Summit track.

 

“Extended abstracts accepted for the Research Summit could lead to publication in Science and Technology for the Built Environment, ASHRAE’s research journal,” said Carrie Anne Monplaisir, conference chair. “Authors may receive an invitation to submit a full-length paper for the journal.”

 

The extended abstracts option is available for the Research Summit track only and are due Feb. 9, 2019.

 

For more information on the call for paper and the 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference, visit ashrae.org/kansascity.

 

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.

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

 

Best in test: ArmaFlex insulation materials reduce the risk of 
corrosion under insulation (CUI)

•       Independent test by renowned corrosion specialists InnCoa 

•       5 insulation systems tested 

•       ArmaFlex was the only material without any signs of corrosion 

 

Münster, 19 July 2018. – ArmaFlex is the only insulation system to achieve the top rating in a demanding CUI test and emerges as the clear winner of the independent investigation. The renowned corrosion institute InnCoa examined the capacity of five commonly used insulation systems to mitigate corrosion under insulation. The results are further confirmation of the excellent experiences which have been made with Armacell’s elastomeric insulation materials around the world for decades. 

 

The two-trillion-dollar problem 

Corrosion costs the world economy around 3.4 % of the annual global gross domestic product. That is 2.5 trillion US dollars. Some 40 % of world steel production is used to replace parts destroyed by corrosion. In Germany alone, corrosion destroys technology and infrastructure to the value of 75 billion euros annually. Not only the oil and gas industry is effected, billions of euros worth of damage also occurs in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food sectors every year.  

 

Insulation systems can reduce the risk of corrosion

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is particularly insidious: if the corrosion processes take place hidden beneath the insula¬tion, they are often only discovered when extensive damage has already taken place. Insulation alone cannot safeguard plant components against corrosion, but appropriate insulation systems can support corrosion protection effectively. The choice of material decides whether the insulation mitigates the risk of condensation and corrosion or is likely to favour corrosion processes.  

 

Independent test by renowned corrosion specialists InnCoa

To what extent can insulation systems reduce the risk of corrosion? This was the question investigated by InnCoa, an institute based in Neustadt/Donau (Germany) which is specialized in corrosion testing. In the test, five commonly used insulation systems were installed on pipes and subjected to high humidity and a high ambient temperature for 65 days. Because the risk of corrosion is particularly high on equipment operated at dual temperatures, the circulating water flow was adjusted in a 24-hour cycle between 5 C and 80 C. InnCoa tested flexible elastomeric foams (FEFs) as well as insulation systems made of glass fibre, polyurethane and stone wool. At the end of the test, the insulation materials were dismantled and the surfaces of the specimens examined and classified according to EN ISO 10289. The corrosion protection ability is assessed with the degree of protection, RP, on a scale of 0 to 10. An RP rating of 10 means 0 % of surface shows corrosion or other defects (best rating). 

 

Corrosion protection ratings of the various insulation systems 

The two FEF insulation systems performed best in the test: the elastomeric foam with all-over adhesion even attained the top rating, RP 10. No signs of corrosion were found anywhere on the surface of the pipe. All-over adhesion of the insulation materials further increased the already high corrosion protection of FEFs. The glass-fibre insulation system, on the other hand, only had an RP of 4 to 5 and the polyurethane system achieved an RP of 5. The greatest corrosion damage was observed on the stone wool specimen. The surface area of defects was between 5 and 10 % of the total pipe surface, resulting in an RP of 3.

 

Long service life of elastomeric insulation systems 

The test demonstrated impressively that closed-cell flexible elastomeric foams which have an ‘integrated vapour barrier’ can reduce the risk of corrosion. The results confirm the excellent experiences that have been made with ArmaFlex insulation materials throughout the world for decades. As is often noticed during maintenance work, equipment insulated with ArmaFlex displays no sign of corrosion even decades after its installation. To ensure that the insulation system works reliably for many years, it is not only essential that the insulation thickness is calculated correctly and system-compatible accessories are used, but also that the materials are installed professionally following the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

Tip:The risk of corrosion under insulation is also the subject of a current information campaign by Armacell. The company uses tools such as videos, infographics and a special feature on the website to explain the importance of the insulation systems for preventing corrosion. See www.armacell.eu

 

 

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 26 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

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

New Primer Available to Help Buildings Professionals Navigate Energy Industry

 

ATLANTA (July 23, 2018) – A new publication is now available to offer buildings professionals a practical look at the future of the energy sector and the role of buildings. 

 

The resource, Building Our New Energy Future, is a primer tailored to prepare buildings professionals for the challenges and opportunities of designing efficient and grid-responsive buildings within the changing energy sector. The primer was developed for ASHRAE, in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

 

ASHRAE’s 2018-2019 president Sheila J. Hayter, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, announced the publication at the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Houston, where she shared her 2018-19 Society theme of the same title.

 

“This primer was developed by a team of buildings experts across industries to provide a common language understanding of key topics that will affect our energy future,” said Hayter. “Our new energy future has many exciting opportunities and challenges and this document provides guidance to help buildings professionals not only become more aware of the steps needed to move our energy future forward, but also shows them how they can become involved to ensure our new energy future serves all humanity and promotes a sustainable world.”      

 

The primer explores resources on topics such as distributed energy resources (DERs), electric vehicles and buildings, the Internet of Things (IoT), smart grids and buildings, the future of utilities, and high-performance building design. 

 

Strategies to communicate about prioritizing loads, storing versus using energy, and advances in renewable energy are provided throughout the primer. It also shares how new practice areas and business opportunities for building professionals will emerge in this drive toward a more sustainable built environment.

 

“It is vital that decision makers understand how the nation’s electrical grid works when they are taking steps to reduce energy usage—whether it’s at the building or community level—or they could unknowingly cause the reverse result,” said NIBS President Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA. “Building Our New Energy Future clearly explains this complicated topic so people recognize the impacts their energy choices have on the power grid, occupant comfort level and their bottom line.”

 

Building Our New Energy Future offers a variety of resources and practical advice to help building professionals dissect the intricacies of the evolving energy future, including:

 

Facts behind the changes in grid infrastructure, utility business models, and building load management

Practical advice for owners, designers and construction professionals on smart-grid integration

A look at how to control loads and manage them in a way that will impact the electrical system infrastructure’s performance

Information on how the technology sector is already engaged in building automation and controls, and renewable generation and energy storage

Project examples of renewable electricity generation of renewable energy sources with customer-sited energy storage, rooftop solar PV, Solar Integration Systems (SIS), and off-grid solar plus storage microgrid systems

“With the publication of Building Our New Energy Future, ASHRAE has articulated a vision for the future of the electrical grid, providing architects with essential information that defines the symbiotic relationship between high-performance building design, on-site renewable energy and energy management systems, and off-site energy solutions,” said Carl Elefante, AIA President.

 

Electronic versions of Building Our New Energy Future can be downloaded at https://www.ashrae.org/about/leadership/ashrae-president.

 

 

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/

Enclosure:

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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

Small food retailers not prepared for refrigeration regulations, Emerson warns

 

Despite dwindling supply of environmentally harmful refrigerants, less than half of SME retailers in Europe have started to transition to more sustainable systems, survey finds

 

·      UN commitments and European regulation require the phase-down of environmentally harmful HFC refrigerants

·      HFC supply is due to drop 40% this year, which is driving up prices and causing a refrigeration shortage for food retailers

·      Refrigeration is one of the highest investments stores make, according to the Association of Convenience Stores

 

AACHEN, GERMANY, June 27, 2018 – Less than half of SME food retailers in France, Germany and the UK have started the transition from harmful HFC-based refrigerants to cleaner refrigeration alternatives required by EU regulations, according to survey data released today by global technology company Emerson.

 

Commitments set by the UN, along with EU regulation, means that food retailers need to shift away from refrigeration systems that run on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – an environmentally damaging refrigerant – and replace them with more environmentally friendly options. The phase-down is a progressive reduction of the refrigerant which started in 2015 and runs through 2030.

 

The biggest cut to the HFC supply happens this year, with a reduction to almost 40% from 2015 levels, which is already driving up prices and causing a refrigeration shortage for retailers. Yet, a ComRes* survey commissioned by Emerson reveals that food retailers – small food retailers with fewer than 200 employees in particular – are still learning how to navigate the change.

 

The data, which has been shared to coincide with UN Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day [#MSMEDAY18] – set up in part to celebrate the vital contribution these businesses make to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – found that just under half (49%) of SME retailers across the European countries have started the transition, compared to two-thirds (66%) of large retailers with over 200 employees. Only two in five (40%) of SME retailers reported they were aware of the regulatory changes, compared to an awareness level of three in five (60%) by large retailers.

 

When asked about the biggest challenges in navigating the regulatory change, cost was unsurprisingly a significant factor. Forty-four percent of SME food retailers cited operational expenditure as one of their biggest concerns when thinking about refrigeration, followed by safety (39%).

 

Where SME retailers have started to phase-down HFCs, they are opting for different natural refrigerants as compared to their larger counterparts. The majority of SME retailers (58%) have transitioned to low GWP HFCs or Hydrofluro-Olefins (HFOs), compared to only 37% of larger retailers – HFOs are a compound similar to HFCs but with a lower global warming potential (GWP). Larger retailers are most likely to have transitioned to more sustainable natural refrigerants, such as CO2 (47%). A minority of SMEs and larger retailers have opted for hydrocarbons such as propane (15-16%, across SMEs and larger businesses respectively).

 

Despite being the most popular choice amongst SME retailers so far, HFOs are expensive and may be vulnerable to further tightening of regulations in the future.

 

This has significant implications as there are 5.5 million small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe’s retail and wholesale sector.

 

“While the HFC phase-down is a positive change for the environment, there is a risk the regulatory pressure is causing retailers to rush into stop-gap solutions that may not be best for the environment or for business,” said Eric Winandy, Director of Integrated Solutions, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions. “The research showed very few SME retailers have explored natural refrigerants like propane, which can reduce emissions and operational cost. There needs to be more education and support to help retailers select a clean and cost-effective refrigeration system that will serve the business best in the long-term.”

 

According to reports from the Association of Convenience Stores, refrigeration is consistently one of the highest investments that stores make, especially as chilled foods remain a fast-growing category in the convenience sector.

 

A spokesperson for the ACS commented: “The convenience sector continues to outgrow the rest of the grocery market as changing shopping habits drive more customers toward little and often purchases and top up shopping instead of a big weekly or fortnightly shop at a supermarket. Convenience stores have invested heavily in refrigeration over the last few years as food to go and chilled goods become more popular in small format retail. It’s important that retailers ensure that future investments are made with upcoming regulations in mind so that any new equipment is compliant.”

 

A research paper from Toby Peters, Professor of Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham, similarly recommended that the EU and national governments need to match regulation around refrigeration with support, as it does for other sectors. It called for:

 

·      Incentives for retailers to accelerate transition to low-impact refrigeration solutions;

·      Support for R&D into deeper integration of store refrigeration into electricity grids and district thermal networks;

·      Mandated certification and training in natural refrigerants, and the provision of enough funding to develop the skilled workforce required to support an accelerated transition; and

·      Increased investment into low-impact and sustainable cooling technologies and applications.

 

“Small businesses are the backbone of most European economies and have a significant role to play in combatting climate change, yet limited resources means they often bear the greatest burden when it comes to addressing regulatory changes. The industry and government needs to work with small retailers on the HFC phase-down, by providing incentives and education about the refrigeration options available,” added Emerson’s Winandy.

 

 

Notes to editors:

 

*The ComRes survey findings are based on an online poll of 140 professionals with decision-making responsibility for purchasing in the food/beverages retail sector. This included 41 participants in France, 50 in Germany, and 50 in the UK. Eighty-two participants were from SMEs with less than 200 employees, and 58 participants were from businesses with 200 employees, or more. Fieldwork was conducted by ComRes between the 11th and 23rd of August, 2017. A full set of data tables can be access on comresglobal.com.

 

More information on natural refrigerants, including system options, articles and webinars can also be found at www.emersonclimate.eu.  

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 or www.emersonclimate.eu.

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

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 Wraps Up 2018 Annual Conference

ATLANTA (June 28, 2018) – HVAC&R professionals engaged in a meaningful exchange of knowledge and experience at the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Houston. The conference took place June 23-27 at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center, with 1,675 people in attendance. 

 

The Annual Conference offered an extensive technical program with eight tracks and one mini-track, including numerous presentations, tours and social events. The five-day event also featured meetings of technical, standards and standing committees, developing guidance for the future of the industry and ASHRAE.

 

Shelia J. Hayter, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, took office as the 2018-2019 ASHRAE President. Her theme for the Society year, “Building Our New Energy Future,” focuses on the important role buildings will play as the traditional electrical grid continues to evolve toward a smart grid with advances in renewable energy.

 

“ASHRAE will play a key role in accelerating the use of innovative technologies as we move toward greater energy efficiency and healthier buildings,” says President Hayter. “This conference is a perfect example of how we’re taking the lead through the sharing of knowledge and resources to be the bridge between industries to our new energy future.” 

The plenary session featured a presentation of awards and honors recognizing the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the industry. Keynote speaker Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, research scientist and author, closed the session with an empowering presentation on “Inspiring the Next Generation.

 

During his State of the Society address, outgoing 2017-2108 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen spoke on the Society’s expanding partnership with the UN Environment, which includes training courses and resources to support the phase-out activities of ozone-depleting substances around the world. In addition to highlighting the recent opening of new offices in Washington, D.C. and Dubai, Olesen emphasized ASHRAE’s engagement in Europe by stationing staff in Brussels, Belgium beginning in July.

 

The conference’s technical program addressed trends in integrated building design, HVAC&R analytics, best practices in standards authoring, impacts of extreme and future weather scenarios on buildings, along with other current topics. A seminar highlighting the proposed ASHRAE Hot Climate Design Guide provided an opportunity for attendees to contribute ideas to improve the design, construction and operation of buildings in hot climates.

 

The Houston Chapter partnered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to perform energy audits and equipment upgrades, as ASHRAE’s 2018 Annual Conference sustainable footprint project. The project is intended to leave a lasting legacy representing ASHRAE’s commitment to sustainability.

 

The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) offered four new half-day short courses, two full-day seminars and four additional half-day courses providing technical information to industry professionals. The top attended courses were Advanced Designs for Net Zero Buildings; Designing and Operating High-Performing Healthcare HVAC Systems; Humidity Control II: Real-World Problems and Solutions; and The Commissioning Process in New & Existing Buildings.

 

The 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place Jan. 12-16, 2019 in Atlanta, Ga. The AHR Expo will be held in conjunction with the Winter Conference, Jan. 14-16.

 

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 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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Eckelmann AG

 

Combi Gateway

Comfortable interface to E*LDS: CAN-Bus to LAN, XML or optional Modbus-TCP

 

Wiesbaden, October 9, 2013: Eckelmann AG has extended its E*LDS product range with a Combi Gateway. It combines the CAN bus with LAN and is equipped with an integrated XML interface for the standardised and platform-independent data exchange. It facilitates a rapid CAN bus connection (ca. 250 kbit) with the CI 3000 store computer (version 5.07 and higher). The gateway serves as an interface for accessing and configuring the E*LDS system. The integrated web frontend, which can be called up via a web browser, also facilitates comfortable remote access (without hyperterminal), providing an overview of all the field devices in the E*LDS system, displaying their current measured values.

The IP configuration of the Combi Gateway can be simply transferred using a USB stick, i.e. installers without any network expertise can easily put it into operation with a pre-prepared configuration. The Combi Gateway can also be used as an optional Modbus TCP gateway. This requires a licence key.

The E*LDS Combi Gateway replaces the previous LAN Gateway with a device with more functions and greater operating comfort.

Caption: Combi Gateway. (Photo: Eckelmann AG)

Eckelmann

E°EDP - clever online documentation for E*LDS

 

Wiesbaden (Germany), 21.10.2014: At Chillventa Eckelmann launched E°EDP, their new online documentation platform for E*LDS. E°EDP stands for Electronic Documentation Platform and now offers E*LDS users simple and continually updated access to all data sheets, operating manuals and software updates. E°EDP replaces the previous documentation CD.

The modern web application can be opened in all standard browsers, and even on tablets and smartphones. E°EDP can also be used offline, in case there is no on-site Internet access during commissioning or servicing.

Thanks to its clear structure and the intelligent search function with a drop-down suggestion list you can quickly find the desired information. In the integrated viewer the documents can be read directly or downloaded as a PDF file. Thanks to the intuitive interface you will quickly find your way around.

Hardly anyone needs all the documentation all the time. Instead, why not compile collections of your most frequently used documents. This function is especially useful for commissioning: On a project-by-project basis you can collate all the required documents, storing them under e.g. "My Supermarket". An additional feature is the comfortable integration and organisation of your own documents, such as R&I flow diagrams, parameter lists etc.

 

Register now: https://edp.eckelmann.de/edp/lds/start

 

Caption: E°EDP, clever online documentation for E*LDS (Picture: Eckelmann AG)

Armacell

Plus X Award: Armacell is the Best Brand of 2018

-
Armacell wins prestigious innovation award

-
Armaflex Ultima honoured in four categories

-
New safety standard in technical insulation

 

Münster, 11 July 2018. – The Plus X Award confirms Armacell’s great innovative power: the company has now been honoured as the ‘Best Brand of 2018’. The coveted prize is awarded by an independent and international panel of judges and is world’s largest innovation award for technology, sport and lifestyle.

 

A plus in terms of innovation, quality, ease of use and functionality: the low-smoke Armaflex Ultima insulation material was honoured in four categories and Armacell named as the best brand of the year. Armaflex Ultima is the world’s first flexible technical insulation with fire class BL-s1,d0  and thus offers unsurpassed safety in a fire. The foam based on the patented Armaprene technology develops 10 times less smoke in a fire than conventional products. In the event of a fire, it is not usually the flames that kill, but the smoke. 95 % of fire fatalities are smoke fatalities. For those trapped, low smoke density can make the difference between life and death.

 

‘With Armaflex Ultima we have set a new safety standard in technical insulation. The material makes a decisive contribution to people’s safety in buildings. We are delighted that this ground-breaking innovation has now been honoured by an independent panel of experts,’ says Antony Carter, Armacell General Manager Marketing EMEA.

 

Bernd van Husen, Armacell General Manager Europe Central, adds: ‘This award is wonderful recognition for our brand and for the whole Armacell team. It is thanks to our customers throughout the world that we have been shaping the market for technical insulation for decades. Again and again they confront us with new challenges which lead to innovations and the further development of our products and services.’

 

About the Plus X Award

With an international and independent panel of judges from 25 industries, 23 strategic partners and more than 600 participating international brands the Plus X Award is the world’s largest innovation award for technology, sport and lifestyle. Plus X Award Seals of Approval are conferred upon products judged to possess at least one ‘Plus X’ factor The innovation award was initiated to strengthen brands, trade and commerce and support consumers in their purchasing decisions. In 2018, Plus X Award is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary.

 

 

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 

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

Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH

Trading group and compressor specialist continue their strong partnership

 

Beijer Ref and BITZER: a close cooperation

 

Malmö/Sindelfingen, 11.07.2018. Wholesaler Beijer Ref AB and compressor specialist BITZER have renewed their partnership agreement for the upcoming three years. Their long-term cooperation ensures the worldwide growth and presence of both companies.

 

Beijer Ref and BITZER have been working together for many years. On 3 July 2018, both companies signed a contract renewal confirming this long-term cooperation. Gianni Parlanti, Board Member and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at BITZER, states: ‘We are looking forward to the next three successful years together with Beijer Ref. High-quality BITZER products are in demand around the world, and this cooperation is beneficial for both companies due to the Beijer Ref distribution network in Europe, Asia, Africa and New Zealand. Our partnership improves the availability and choice of BITZER products for Beijer Ref customers beyond European borders.’

 

The new contract covers 44 associated Beijer Ref companies, six of which are located outside Europe. At Beijer Ref, experienced refrigeration engineers work together as specialists for consultancy, sales, storage and dispatch in order to ensure smooth distribution of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment and their associated components. In the future, Beijer Ref will also continue to offer the complete range of BITZER products and will present them through a variety of media channels as well as at trade fairs. As part of the contract, BITZER will continue to support its partner with a number of measures.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Image: Beijer Ref and BITZER signed a three-year agreement. Pictured (from left to right): Erik Bucher (BITZER Director Sales Refrigeration), Gianni Parlanti (BITZER Board Member and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer), Per Bertland (CEO and President at Beijer Ref AB) and Simon Karlin (COO and Executive Vice President at Beijer Ref AB) 

Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH

Customers will benefit from the long-term distribution agreement

 

BITZER Australia will exclusively distribute Güntner heat exchangers in Australia and New Zealand

Sydney/Sindelfingen, 16.07.2018. The long-standing German companies Güntner, producer of refrigeration and air-conditioning heat exchangers, and BITZER have decided to bring their strengths in the Pacific region together. Both companies have signed an exclusive long-term distribution contract.

 

The compressor specialist BITZER will exclusively market all commercial and industrial Güntner heat exchanger products in Australia and New Zealand. Products from the commercial refrigeration segment will continue to be marketed under BITZER’s Buffalo Trident brand; those from the industrial refrigeration segment under the Güntner brand. The agreement specifies that Güntner manufactures the goods and BITZER distributes them. However, this does not change anything for customers. In order to supply the Australian market, BITZER will be opening a warehouse in Sydney.

 

Simon Wood, Managing Director of BITZER Australia Pty. Ltd., emphasises: ‘Both companies and their customers will benefit from the close cooperation between Güntner and BITZER. The fact that an expanded product range is now available means we can offer the right solution for every heat exchanger, refrigeration and air-conditioning application.’ And Güntner Group Asia Director Glen Wiles adds: ‘The cooperation of Güntner and BITZER will combine the advantages of high-quality global manufacturers and offer customers the latest technologies for refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.’ The name and service of Buffalo Trident will continue through the technology synergies between Güntner and BITZER. Buffalo Trident`s manufacturing operations at Sunshine Victoria will be shut down by the end of 2018. Güntner and BITZER are convinced that this cooperation will serve the market in a competitive and responsive way.

 

 

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.

 

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.

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

The Art of Compression Colloquium 2018: THE SCHAUFLER FOUNDATION invited refrigeration and air-conditioning experts from all over the world to the museum SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen in Germany

 

Experts get together at the Art of Compression Colloquium 2018

·      Scientists discussed the latest and future topics in the field of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump technology

·      Arranged by THE SCHAUFLER FOUNDATION, in cooperation with TU Dresden and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

 

Sindelfingen, 27.06.2018. For the fifth time, THE SCHAUFLER FOUNDATION has organised the international Art of Compression Colloquium. On 16 May, at the jointly organised event by TU Dresden and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, researchers came to the museum SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen in Germany, to discuss the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump technology of the future.

 

The Art of Compression Colloquium 2018 was held under the motto of ‘Moving Boundaries in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps (RACHP) – Outlook into the Future’. The international colloquium offered the numerous scientists and other professionals of the industry an ideal platform to discuss the questions which are currently dominating the sector and to exchange ideas about their future development. One exciting subject was, for example, the consequences of the European Union’s F-gas Regulation for refrigerants in special applications such as when used at ultra-low temperatures.

The speakers at the Art of Compression Colloquium included Professor Ullrich Hesse and Professor Christoph Haberstroh, both from TU Dresden, Professor Michael Kauffeld, from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, as well as Barbara Bergmann, the Director of SCHAUWERK in Sindelfingen. For the art lovers amongst the participants, the conference began with a tour through the ‘Pinc kommt! Rupprecht Geiger’ exhibition in the SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen.


Developing new ideas together
Ingo Smit, Chairman of THE SCHAUFLER FOUNDATION management board emphasised: ‘We’re very happy that so many first-rate scientists and speakers joined us in Sindelfingen again this year. Many of the speakers and visitors have been attending the Art of Compression range of events for a long time. Here we have the opportunity to revive old friendships, make new contacts and discuss the latest challenges in the industry. The Art of Compression Colloquium 2018 was a complete success.’ Rainer Große-Kracht, Member of the Board and Chief Technology Officer at BITZER, added: ‘In times of change, it becomes clear just how important dialogue is. With low-GWP refrigerants, the Ecodesign Directive and increasing digitalization in refrigeration and air-conditioning, brand-new challenges await us. The dialogue with experts during the Art of Compression Colloquium makes a valuable contribution to preparing us for the future, as the best ideas are developed together.’

Senator h. c. Peter Schaufler founded THE SCHAUFLER FOUNDATION in 2005. As an entrepreneur, he considered it as his life’s work to support science, research and teaching in the field of refrigeration and air-conditioning and to promote the modern arts. And so does the foundation, carrying on his name: it is a shareholder of BITZER SE and also the museum SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen is placed under its guidance.

 

 

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.

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

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

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

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

 


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.

 

Danfoss

Danfoss is driving transformation in the cooling industry forward

 

Nürnberg – Automotive engineering is widely acclaimed for its innovation power and for pioneering cutting-edge technologies. At Chillventa 2016, Danfoss sets out to demonstrate the equally strong innovation drive of the refrigeration and HVAC industry in the effort to meet current challenges of climate change and scarcity of resources.

Under the heading ‘Transformation starts here’ – Danfoss shows the importance of continuous transformation in the cooling industry. In particular, it will be highlighting aspects of digitalization and changes in refrigerants, as well as the development of products and professional skills within the industry. Products are getting easier and easier to install, yet ongoing training and staying up to date have never been as important as today.

 

Five stand areas

 

Danfoss’s stand is split into four product areas (commercial refrigeration, food retail, industrial refrigeration, and air conditioning) with one dedicated area for refrigeration contractors. This proven structure should help visitors quickly familiarise themselves with the various product/business areas.

 

The area specially designed for refrigeration contractors – Transformation of competencies and regulatory landscape in the cooling industry

 

Danfoss has dedicated an area of its stand for refrigeration contractors at Chillventa 2016. Contractors can visit this area to learn more about the latest technologies and findings related to the Ecodesign Directive and the use of refrigerants with lower global warming potential; they can also come here to discover a variety of training programmes to enhance their knowledge and skills. For example, this stand area will present updated apps that inform system contractors about the migration to environmentally friendly systems with lower global warming potential, and which train and support them in dealing with these systems.

 

The focus of this area will be on the new condensing unit Optyma™ Plus INVERTER with speed control, which is authorised for use in refrigeration applications with moderate temperatures and for the lower GWP environmentally friendly refrigerant R407A/F. The Optyma™ Plus INVERTER currently boasts the best SEPR  value on the market. It can be used to lower operating costs by 20% to 30% compared to alternative technologies. It is perfect for cold rooms, display cabinets and fermentation rooms, and is suitable for refrigeration applications where accurate temperature and humidity control matter. The condensing unit is also designed for systems having more than one evaporator.

 

Another highlight is Danfoss’s calculation and selection software Coolselector®2. This software programme facilitates selection, the graphical display of pressure drops and now also shows the performance data of compressors and condensing units. All these features make it a complete selection and calculation tool for experts in the cooling industry. One unique feature offered by Coolselector®2 is that users can save projects and return to them to make adjustments and additional calculations

Commercial refrigeration area – Transformation of cold rooms and food service systems

 

Sustainability, efficiency, food safety, reliability and connectivity are the drivers behind all Danfoss components for cold rooms, glass door merchandisers, display cabinets and other food applications.

Special highlights in the commercial refrigeration area include the latest solutions for compressors, condensers, controllers and valves that are approved for use with the refrigerants R448A, R449A ,R452A and R290.

 

The latest version of the intelligent, multifunctional ERC 21x refrigeration controller will also be presented at Chillventa. It can be used in combination with many different sensors, and offers predefined programmes for most typical applications, such as refrigerated counters, cold rooms, cases and other freestanding refrigeration systems, and its on-demand defrost function and integrated, intelligent evaporator fan control make for a high degree of energy efficiency.

 

Food retail area – Transformation of supermarkets

 

At Chillventa 2016, Danfoss will be showcasing the potential of its Smart Store solution: better food safety, lower energy consumption, integrated refrigeration control, HVAC, lighting, and smart grid integration. A special highlight is the complete Danfoss product range for CO2 refrigeration, including its brand-new ejector technology, which paves the way to high-efficiency transcritical refrigeration technology in warmer climates.

The VLT® Refrigeration Drive will also be presented. It is being brought to market with improved features that can be used to lower the energy consumption of refrigeration applications by up to 25%.

 

Industrial refrigeration area – Transformation of  industrial refrigeration systems

 

Danfoss is developing solid platforms for valves and controllers for industrial refrigeration worldwide, and is taking the next step by supporting the design and construction of complete industrial refrigeration systems. The brand-new valve stations are optimised for natural refrigerants, especially ammonia and CO2, and offer unparalleled energy efficiency.

Visitors to the Danfoss stand can discover the industry’s largest product portfolio of valve stations (ICF). They are available in nominal sizes ranging from DN 15 to DN 80 and with three, four or six modules made of carbon or stainless steel.

Danfoss will also be presenting a new series of pilot valves that are suitable for ammonia and CO2, and for a large range of pressures and temperatures.

 

Air conditioning area – Transformation towards more environmentally friendly solutions with high overall energy performance

 

Danfoss will be presenting its extended range of products and solutions for the HVAC industry here. The next generation of air-conditioning appliances are designed for new systems and system upgrades, and comply with the new requirements regarding overall energy performance. Special components for air conditioning systems include the new generation Danfoss scroll compressors with built-in IDVs DSH and DCJ, Inverter Scroll VZH and the oil-free Turbocor compressors, which deliver improved performance with low-GWP refrigerants.

The ETS Colibri® will also be presented. The innovative ETS Colibri® has the shortest response time of any electric valve on the market, and is designed for precise liquid injection for evaporator applications.

With four new models, the expanded range of Micro Plate™ heat exchangers (MPHE) rounds out Danfoss’s air conditioning range at Chillventa 2016.

 

Danfoss offers a complete lecture programme

 

Danfoss will be giving a total of 14 presentations as part of the Chillventa Congress programme. Danfoss will be covering subjects like the application benefits of condensing units with variable speed compressors, supermarkets in a new energy perspective, and the basics of temperature glides.



From 11 to 13 October you will find Danfoss at Chillventa in Nuremberg in Hall 7, Stand 126.

For more information please visit www.danfoss.com/chillventa

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

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

Emerson Climate Technologies

European retailers could save millions with the right choice of refrigeration system

 

Analysis conducted by technology company Emerson, in conjunction with HVACR research institute ILK Dresden has shown that European retailers could save hundreds of millions by making the right choice of refrigeration system as they transition away from HFCs to sustainable alternatives.

 

European retailers are being forced to re-evaluate their refrigeration systems as a result of EU regulations and global targets for HFC phase down

Compared to ‘remote rack CO2’ systems, the analysis has found that a store using integral display cases could achieve savings of over €50,000 over a 10 year period

 

Across a European fleet of 10,000 stores, the savings could equate to almost one-half € billion in a decade

 

The benefits of integral display cases include reduced capital investment, lower maintenance costs, simpler installation and decommissioning and reduced energy consumption.

 

AACHEN (GERMANY), January 16, 2018 –  Emerson has worked with the independent institute of air handling and refrigeration ILK Dresden to analyse the long-term cost implications of different refrigeration systems using low GWP refrigerants. The study was conducted as European F-Gas regulation and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol are forcing retailers to re-evaluate their refrigeration systems and transition to more environmentally sustainable technologies.

The analysis compared the two leading low GWP refrigeration technologies: remote rack CO2 systems and integral display cases, which utilise propane refrigerant (R290). It concluded that, due to the simplicity of integral display cases, compared to larger and more complex remote rack systems, store operators could achieve significant savings of over €50,000 per system. Any operator with 10,000 stores could therefore achieve potential savings of more than €500,000,000 over a ten year lifespan of their refrigeration systems.

The study focused on a typical European discounter store with 10 display cases per store and approximately 1,000m2 vending area. It found that retailers could make the following savings in each of their stores through a range of factors:


Cost benefit

Savin per store

Reduced capital investment*

€ 29,204

Lower energy consumption*

€ 9,093

Lower service, maintenance and insurance costs *

€ 6,429

Simpler decommissioning*

€ 2,014

Reduced store closure time during installation

€ 1,800

Reduced cost of store shutdown during refurbishment

€ 1,800

Loss of performance due to leaks

€ 715

Total Savings over 10 Year Lifespan

51,055

* ILK Dresden study results



Refrigeration is integral to the European food retail sector, which is undergoing a fundamental transformation as global and European targets to phase-down the use of high GWP HFC refrigerants come into force. As the industry makes the transition, it faces a choice of technology which could have significant operational and cost implications.

Eric Winandy, Director of Integrated Solutions, Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions, said: “The environmental impact of refrigeration is significant, and recent international agreements are forcing operators to rethink the systems they use. As the retail sector makes this once in a generation transition, it’s presented with a major challenge but also an opportunity to select the right technologies which can maximise long term environmental, operational and cost benefits.”

He added, “Our analysis shows that the choice of a refrigeration system entails far more than just a need to move to a low GWP refrigerant. It has major implications for the operations of stores, for maintenance and upkeep and for the overall running costs of facilities. Integral display cases won’t be appropriate for every store, but the significant cost benefits they can deliver highlight the fact that retailers should consider every option and all of the implications of the choices.”

Background on Integral Refrigeration Systems
So far most supermarkets seeking to drastically phase-down HFC refrigerants have chosen CO2 systems, and only a handful have opted for water-cooled hydrocarbon integral systems, likely due to the fact that the architecture is less familiar.

‘Integral’ refrigeration describes stand-alone display cabinets and freezers that each contain their own cooling system – similar to a domestic fridge. They predominate in drinks vending machines and ice cream freezers found in corner shops worldwide. Most supermarkets have some integrals, even if their main system is remote. But integrals can also be used to provide refrigeration for entire stores provided the heat generated is removed to an external chiller or heat exchanger through a simple pipe containing water or brine. These are referred to as water cooled integral systems, and need no plant room.

Additional information about the comparative lifecycle analysis can also be found at www.emersonclimate.com/europe/en-eu/About_Us/News/Pages/Studies.aspx.

Emerson also recently partnered with the University of Birmingham to produce a research report on the implications of the transition from HFCs to low GWP alternatives for food retailers.

To access the full complimentary whitepaper, Retail Refrigeration: Making the Transition to Clean Cold, visit www.emersonclimate.com/europe/en-eu/About_Us/News/Pages/Studies.aspx.

 

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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 or ​www.emersonclimate.eu

 

Emerson Climate Technologies

Poll finds European retailers are optimistic about transition from HFCs but challenges remain

 

Survey of food retailers across France, Germany and the UK finds only 56% have started making the shift away from HFCs.

 

40% of respondents are not fully aware of upcoming regulatory changes related to the phase-down of HFC refrigerants.

 

Interestingly, cost didn’t rank as a top priority for selecting a new refrigeration system, although it is one of the most common identified challenges associated with making the shift

 

AACHEN, GERMANY, OCTOBER 30, 2017 – One year after the global Kigali amendment to phase-down HFCs, new survey findings from Emerson and international polling company ComRes examine how European retailers are navigating away from HFCs towards lower global warming alternatives. The survey asked professionals in the retail sector to comment on their preparedness for and awareness of more sustainable technologies, and the primary challenges associated with the shift away from HFCs.

 

Eighty-one percent of respondents said they viewed the shift away from HFCs as a positive change. However, the survey also showed the retail industry was lagging behind schedule due to a lack of clarity in regulatory changes and replacement technologies available. Surprisingly, 40 percent of respondents said they were unaware of upcoming regulatory changes related to the phase-down of HFCs as refrigerants. Nearly half (44 percent) said they either hadn’t started to make the shift, or were unsure.

 

Where retailers have started to phase-down HFCs, notable priorities for selecting replacement refrigeration systems included safety (57 percent of respondents), energy efficiency (53 percent) and environmental sustainability (48 percent).

 

Speaking about the survey findings, Eric Winandy, Director of Integrated Solutions, Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions said: “European retailers are enthusiastic about the transition to low GWP refrigerants, but it is concerning that there is still a lack of understanding of the upcoming regulatory changes. It was also surprising that capital and operational cost doesn’t rank as a key driver for retailers identifying replacement systems, as industry analysis shows there could be big maintenance liabilities associated.”

 

Among the three primary alternative options available, carbon dioxide (CO2) technology was most commonly ranked as the preferred choice for replacing HFC systems at 38 percent, followed by hydrocarbons such as propane, and hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs).

 

Despite being the most popular choice however, industry analysis shows CO2 systems could cost a medium-sized retailer as much as €51,000 more per store compared to hydrocarbon integral systems over a 10 year period. Furthermore while CO2 is a significant improvement over HFCs in terms of global warming potential (GWP), it is found to have lower energy efficiency performance and higher maintenance requirements than other alternatives.

 

“The EU F-gas regulation has placed a significant amount of pressure on food retailers to quickly transition away from HFCs,” Eric Winandy said. “The challenge for the industry will be to balance this pressure with the need to take the time to learn about all the options available, and what it means for businesses in the long-term. Choosing the right system to replace HFCs can be a win on multiple fronts. It can help retailers see cost, operational and environmental benefits.”

 

The survey also shed some light on the challenges and opportunities for making the transition away from HFCs.

 

Challenges identified included operational expenditure and installation disruption which drew significant scores of 43 percent and 33 percent respectively. Yet interestingly, cost alone was not identified as the main priority for selecting a new refrigeration system. The survey highlighted the desirability of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, with energy efficiency scoring 48 percent and environmental sustainability 39 percent.

 

When asked what would encourage respondents to accelerate the replacement of HFC refrigeration systems with lower global warming potential options, depreciation schemes or other tax rebates were the most popular (43 percent), followed by finding less expensive low GWP options (40 percent). This places an onus on regulatory bodies to provide more incentives to retailers looking to make the shift, and to invest more in the research and development of new technologies.

 

Survey findings are based on an online poll of 140 professionals with decision-making responsibility for purchasing in the retail sector. This included 40 participants in France, 50 in Germany, and 50 in the UK. Fieldwork was conducted by ComRes between the 15th and 31st of August, 2017.

 

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