Danfoss’ annual Refrigerant Week will return for the third time September 16-20. The global event will prepare contractors and installers — along with retailers, wholesalers, operators and OEM engineers — to handle the refrigerant transition’s accelerating pace through a program of webinars, podcasts and local training.
The line of DSH scroll compressors from Danfoss has been qualified for use with R454B and R452B refrigerants, providing OEMs an alternative to R410A. The option to use lower-GWP refrigerants was prompted by the European Union’s ongoing phase-down of high GWP refrigerants, limiting availability and increasing the price of R410A.
A technique that substituted a reusable liquid refrigerant in place of evaporative-water cooling towers when outside temperatures are low enough to make that feasible earned Sandia National Laboratories engineers and others a Department of Energy environmental award.
Opteon XL41 (R-454B) refrigerant, a low global warming potential (GWP) replacement for R-410A, was selected by Johnson Controls for its York YLAA scroll chiller platform in Europe. Reasons cited for the selection include Opteon XL41’s capacity ranging of 190 to 530 kW.
With 80 cranberry bogs, Canneberges Bécancour is one of the most productive cranberry farms in North America. The farm, which was established in 1996, processes about a half-million pounds of cranberries per day during a typical harvest, which lasts four to six weeks in late fall.
The National Hockey League (NHL) and The Chemours Company announced a multi-year partnership focused on providing Opteon sustainable refrigerant solutions to ice rinks across North America. Opteon refrigerants are non-ozone depleting and have a low global warming potential (GWP). Many community rinks currently use HCFC-22, which is being phased out pursuant to the Montreal Protocol, or HFCs, which are being phased down through the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
Daikin America Inc. retrofit its new refrigerant, Creard R-407H, in the refrigeration system of a cold storage warehouse in upstate New York. Used to replace the system’s existing R22, the refrigerant has a low global warming potential of 1,380 GWP, Daikan notes.
Chemours Co. received the Cold Chain Project Award at the 2017 RAC Cooling Industry Awards for its support of Dawsonrentals’ transition of its refrigeration system to Opteon XL40 (R-454A), a low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant solution.