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- December 2006

SHOP TALK 01 December 2006
A round-up of supermarket news and gossip

Alternative Refrigerants: Refrigerant conversion bears fruit 01 December 2006
ACTING on the advice of its refrigeration contractor Dresdner Kuhlanlagenbau and DuPont Refrigerants, German harbour logistics company, Hamburger Hafen Logistik (AG) (HHLA) is already addressing forthcoming refrigerant legislation by initiating a pilot project to convert several refrigerated warehouses to the non-ozone-depleting Isceon refrigerant. It is the first company at the harbour development in Hamburg to do so.

Alternative Refrigerants: The natural choice? 01 December 2006
THE European Union’s F-Gas Directive goes into effect in July 2007. Among other things, it stipulates that refrigeration and air conditioning facilities be regularly maintained and checked for leak tightness by qualified personnel. All service work must be continuously documented and traceable. The object of these regulations is to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

Alternative Refrigerants: A gas for all seasons 01 December 2006
WITH time running out for R22, many are considering turning to “drop-in” replacements as an immediate answer to their problem.

Product Developments: Big two go head-to-head with domestic heat pump systems 01 December 2006
Market leading air conditioning manufacturers Daikin and Mitsubishi Electric have both entered the domestic heating/cooling market with heat-pump-based systems supplying underfloor heating coils.

Refrigeration Controls and Instrumentation: Making good connections 01 December 2006
A new Sabroe compressor controller is soon to be released by Johnson Controls. Boasting “ultimate connectivity”, Anders Amdi Soerensen, product manager for the company’s Refrigeration Controls Division describes the development and functions of the Unisab III

Refrigeration Controls an Instrumentation; The system shrink 01 December 2006
Mike Creamer of Business Edge has discovered an electronic system analyser that also takes the sweat out of service and commissioning work

Editors Comment: Facts, or a prediction of the world in spin? 01 December 2006
THE publication of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change certainly caused a stir in the press last month, predicting, as it did, a very bleak future unless we can get to grips with global warming.

Alternative Refrigerants: The sweetest heat transfer medium? 01 December 2006
According to Peter Dinnage, business development manager of IDS Refrigeration, the search for more environmentally-acceptable heat transfer fluids for use in hvac systems is intensifying month by month

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