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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Refrigeration Systems News

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Carrier Transicold Introduces Next-Gen EverFRESH

Building on the pioneering legacy of the refrigerated container shipping industry’s first controlled-atmosphere system 25 years ago, Carrier Transicold has developed the next-generation EverFRESH system. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.The new EverFRESH system was unveiled for attendees at Intermodal Europe 2019,…

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DFDS Selects NaturaLINE Refrigeration Units

Danish international shipping and logistics company DFDS Logistics said that it is purchasing 50 Carrier Transicold NaturaLINE units, which claimed to be the industry’s only natural refrigerant-based container refrigeration system.Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.The NaturaLINE units use carbon dioxide, also known as R-744, a non-ozone depleting refrigerant with an ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) of 1.

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GEA Equips Cruise Ships with Transcritical CO2

German manufacturer GEA has developed a new, transcritical CO2 technology especially for use on seagoing vessels.GEA signed a contract last year with P&O Cruises, part of Carnival Corporation & PLC, the world's largest commercial cruise ship operator, for its new transcritical CO2 refrigeration technology.The environmentally friendly refrigeration technology has already been installed on board the Arcadia, a 2,000-passenger ship from P&O Cruises, where it provides energy-efficient…

SWS is building two cruise ships in China. GEA supplies the energy-efficient cooling and freezing systems for all refrigeration systems for food and beverages. (Photo: SWS)

GEA's New Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration Technology

Due to national and international laws as well as voluntary environmental protection measures, more and more environmentally friendly refrigerants are being used in the marine business.Based on more than 100 years of experience in the refrigeration business, GEA has developed a new, transcritical CO2 technology especially for use on seagoing vessels. Interest in this technology is growing steadily. GEA signed a contract last year with P&O Cruises, part of Carnival Corporation & PLC, the world's largest commercial cruise ship operator, for its new transcritical CO2 refrigeration technology.

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Cruise Industry Embraces Transcritical CO2 Technology

International technology group GEA signed a contract for its new transcritical CO2 industrial refrigeration technology, with P&O Cruises, part of Carnival Corporation & PLC.The green refrigeration technology has already been installed on board P&O Cruises 2,000-passenger ship Arcadia, where it will deliver the energy-efficient cooling supply for all of the ship’s food and beverage refrigeration units. Discussions between GEA and P&O Cruises are ongoing with a view to rolling out the state-of-the-art transcritical CO2 refrigeration plants to additional cruise ships in the existing fleet…

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Maersk Invests in Refrigerant Container Units

Maersk Line has ordered the first 100 of a total of 200 refrigerated containers to be chilled by Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE natural refrigerant based system. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Carrier Transicold’s highly efficient NaturaLINE is the first container refrigeration system to use the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (CO2), which is a safe and nonozone depleting gas with a global warming potential (GWP) of one.

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MENA Renamed Mitsubishi Turbocharger & Engine America

Effective July 1, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will change the corporate name of its turbocharger and engine operations base in North America from Mitsubishi Engine North America, Inc. (MENA) to Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine America, Inc. The name change is being made in order to reflect the company's current business portfolio now that its business scale in turbochargers, locally produced by MENA since last year, has expanded rapidly. Going forward, the renamed base will accelerate business expansion not only in the North American market…

P&I Clubs Warns: Potentially Lethal Refrigeraton Gas Risks

The 175 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club has joined forces with the Shipowners’ Club to publish a technical loss prevention briefing on how to minimize potentially lethal gas risks arising from poor operation and maintenance of refrigeration systems on fishing vessels. Both North, particularly since its merger with Sunderland Marine in February 2014, and Shipowners’ are leading liability insurers to the global fishing industry. According to Craig McBurnie, underwriting manager at Sunderland Marine…

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MHI Debuts Non-ozone-depleting Refrigerant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has developed a new series of centrifugal chillers, dubbed the "ETI-Z Series," adopting a new refrigerant, HFO-1233zd(E), that offers outstanding environmental compatibility. The various models in the new series will be progressively launched starting this September. The ETI-Z series marks the world's first small-size centrifugal chillers to adopt the new refrigerant. The ETI-Z Series carries on the fundamental product concept of the ETI Series: high performance combined with compact size.

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WSS Warning to Ship Owners: Beware of New Refrigerant Regs

Ship owners are facing a number of regulatory gauntlet in coming years regarding emissions and ballast water treatment systems. But ship owners with EU-flagged vessels who incur unnecessary operating costs need to ensure that their onboard refrigeration units are leak-tight, said WSS’ Svenn Jacobsen, as new EU Regulations on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (F-Gas), look to fundamentally change the use of refrigeration gases onshore and at sea, with estimated cost increases at 5-10 times their current level.

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B COOL Acquires MEMAC

With the acquisition of MEMAC, B COOL A/S now offers customers one entry to multiple maritime systems – both refrigeration solutions and monitoring of the engine rooms and other technical plants of the ships. B COOL A/S said it has acquired MEMAC, which specializes in software solutions for monitoring systems that are typically used in the ship’s engine rooms. For the customers this means that B COOL A/S is able to offer sales, service and consulting for refrigeration solutions–as usual – and in addition offering MEMAC solutions to new and existing customers.

MHI Plan Corporate Makeover

MHI sets targets  on enhanced business sophistication and efficiency, stronger support of globalization drive. Effective April 1, 2013, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will implement a complete reorganization of its corporate sector. The move, which is aimed at taking current reforms that integrate all company business operation structures into a system of business divisions one step further, targets enhanced sophistication and efficiency in carrying out corporate affairs.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Revamp Singapore Businesses

MHI to launch new Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (MIES) in Singapore, integrating three local afiliated companies. Effective October 1st 2012 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will launch a new company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (MIES), to supersede the current MHI Industrial Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (also abbreviated as MIES) after taking over various business functions of two other MHI subsidiaries in Singapore.

Danfoss Sees Opportunities After COP15

Although the delegates to the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) Dec. 7 - 18 in Copenhagen failed to agree on a legally binding replacement of the Kyoto Protocol, many opportunities already exist to save energy and reduce carbon emissions through improved energy efficiency in homes, schools, offices and other commercial buildings. "While it's true that the removal of political and economic barriers would provide a significant boost to global energy efficiency…

Technicold Facility Expansion

Technicold by Northern Lights announced its expansion to a larger facility. In late 2009, Technicold will move into an expanded, better-equipped location in the greater Fort Lauderdale, Fla. area. Technicold’s steady growth and current market positioning require more space for manufacturing of air conditioning, refrigeration and electrical load management products. The new facility will house Technicold’s corporate headquarters as well as on-site sales, engineering and manufacturing operations. Technicold offers a line of chilled water air conditioning systems, from 24,000 to 180,000 BTU.

Wilhelmsen and R-22 Phase Out

Wilhelmsen Ships Service is taking up the initiative to highlight the mandatory requirement for the phase-out of virgin HCFC (hydro chlorofluorocarbon) refrigerants, the most commonly used being R-22.The EU phase-out means that it will be prohibited to top up refrigeration systems on board EU-flagged vessels using virgin HCFCs after 1st January 2010. On EU-flagged vessels it will still be legal to use reclaimed R-22 from an approved company within the EU to top up and service systems until 2015.