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Saudi Arabian Reverse Osmosis Plant Demonstrates Energy Efficiency

Saudi Arabia Sets Up Demo Plant To Boost Energy Efficiency In Reverse Osmosis Utilities-me.com, May 24, 2018 Saudi Arabia has commissioned Hitachi and Toray Industries to implement the ‘Demonstration Project for an Energy Saving Seawater Reverse Osmosis (RO) System’ in the Kingdom. The new system will be within the framework of “International Project for Increasing […]

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Australia Gets its Largest Low-Charge NH3 Plant

Australia firm installs its largest low-charge NH3 plant Written by Devin Yoshimoto, ammonia21.com, March 9, 2018 On 1 Feburary 2018, Australian industrial refrigeration system supplier Scantec Refrigeration Technologies commissioned its largest low-charge ammonia (NH3) system in the country. The system’s total NH3 inventory is 750-800 kg and it provides cooling for a total of 114,000 m³ of […]

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Refrigerated Air Dryers as an Efficiency Solution

Breaking Down the Basics of Refrigerated Air Dryers Written by Erik Arfalk, thecompressedairblog.com, January 11, 2018 Compressed air contains naturally occurring moisture, which can negatively affect applications that require moisture-free air. Dryers are a common solution for removing moisture content. One of the most popular options is the refrigerated air dryer because of its ability […]

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ASHRAE Research Identifies U.S. Refrigerant Safety Concerns

U.S. lags in flammable refrigerant safety Written by Mark Hamstra, hydrocarbons21.com, April 2, 2018 As the U.S. adopts the use of larger charges of flammable hydrocarbon refrigerant, it can learn from the safety standards and guidelines already in place in other regions, said Bill Goetzler, managing director, Navigant Consulting. Speaking at the AHR Expo in […]

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New Ultra-Efficient Motor System on the Market

Franklin Electric Offers MagForce Permanent Magnet Motor System nationaldriller.com, February 16, 2018 Franklin Electric now offers the 6-inch MagForce Permanent Magnet Motor System as an ultra-efficient, high-performance alternative to a standard induction motor and control. Users can benefit from electrical cost savings via a motor efficiency improvement of 10-12 percent. The MagForce Permanent Magnet Motor System features […]

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Italian Store Uses Propane to Power Cooling Systems

Propane air conditions METRO store in Italy Written by Charlotte McLaughlin and Dario Belluomini, hydrocarbons21.com, March 19, 2018 Two propane chillers provide both cooling power to the subcooling system after the CO2 transcritical gas cooler and air-conditioning during summer time in a METRO Italia Cash and Carry superstore in Padova, North-Eastern Italy. This installation is part […]

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Chinese AC System Awarded Blue Angel Ecolabel

Germany awards ecolabel to R290 split AC Written by Charlotte McGlaughlin, hydrocarbons21.com, March 12, 2018 The German government’s Blue Angel Ecolabel has been awarded to Chinese manufacturer Midea for its split air-conditioning (AC) system using propane (R290), according to the scheme’s website. The ‘Blue Angel’ initiative is an Ecolabel for certifying some 120 different product types, […]

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Larger CO2 Compressors Launched by Emerson

Emerson debuts larger CO2 compressors Written by Michael Gary, R744.com, February 21, 2018 Emerson has launched 35 and 40 HP semi-hermetic reciprocating Copeland CO2 compressors, with the 50 HP version slated for late fall. The compressors offer capacity ranging from 40,000 BTU/h to 320,000 BTU/h at 20°F SST. “There is a demand for larger CO2 compressors because CO2 is […]