Tag: SightGlass News Issue 22

Honeywell has announced that industrial enclosure and air conditioning specialist Philip Doyle Manufacturing (PDM) will use its Solstice N15 refrigerant. Based in Ontario, Canada, PDM will employ the N15 refrigerant in industrial air-conditioning systems designed for applications such as overhead cranes. N15 is designed as a replacement for R134a, R227ea and R124 and an HFC/HFO Continue reading Cranes cooled by N15

European report prompts propane puzzlement

The European Commission (EC) has reputedly caused some confusion following the publication of a report that explores the adoption of hydrocarbon refrigerants in split air-conditioning systems as part of the European Union’s (EU) efforts to become climate-neutral by 2050.  The EC concludes that, in sub-7kW split air conditioning systems, refrigerant-grade propane (R290) could be employed Continue reading European report prompts propane puzzlement

Chemours secures Chinese R1234yf supply deal

Chemours has struck a deal to supply its Opteon-branded R1234yf refrigerant to the Chinese Delian Group. Delian, which specialises in automotive chemicals and lubricants, will use the new strategic agreement to capitalise on the increasingly widespread use of R1234yf in the Chinese automotive market.  The refrigerant, which was introduced by DuPont and Honeywell in 2007, Continue reading Chemours secures Chinese R1234yf supply deal

Latest Cold Hard Facts report shows slowly increasing OEM uptake of R1234yf in Australia THE latest Cold Hard Facts report into Australia’s air-conditioning and refrigeration industry reveals that R1234yf is finally gaining a foothold in the local automotive market. In other industry sectors, lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants including those based on or blended Continue reading HFO still on the go-slow in Australia

Technology will help stem illegal sales, reduce influx of illicit refrigerants EFFORTS to counter the extensive illegal refrigerant trade in Europe are about to be bolstered by a new advanced software system from the United Kingdom.  The system, which will be developed by online trading specialist Vistalworks, will be designed to automatically find and identify Continue reading Refrigerant robocop

Californian heavy electric vehicle manufacturer Proterra has unveiled a new electric bus called the ZX5 that is claimed to be capable of a substantial 529km battery range between charges. The company says its fifth-generation electric bus has been specifically engineered to meet the increasingly demanding requirements of customers, with a design that maximises the amount Continue reading Electric bus fleets continue to grow, spurred on by new models and ever-advancing tech

Carrier Transicold has unveiled a new all-electric system, called the Vector eCool, for powering engineless trailer refrigeration units. The refrigerated shipping specialist’s latest technology is not, however, just a vast array of heavy and load-reducing batteries slung under a trailer. Instead, the Vector eCool features a sensibly sized battery and an axle-based energy generation and Continue reading Carrier’s zero-emissions refrigeration tech for trailers

The quest to drive down local emissions, particularly in urban areas, is leading many businesses to adopt electric vehicles. Electric panel vans, for example, are ideal for last-mile delivery applications – and their all-electric nature often exempts them from increasingly common emissions-based charges and restrictions. Some companies have added refrigeration units to such vans, allowing Continue reading Hello Fresh rolls out refrigerated electric vans

MULTINATIONAL online shopping giant Amazon has unveiled a new all-electric delivery van that will contribute to the company’s zero-carbon efforts. The smartly styled van, designed and built in collaboration with electric vehicle specialist Rivian, will be deployed in considerable numbers. Amazon states that up to 10,000 could be on the road as early as 2022, Continue reading Electric vans to deliver emissions reductions for Amazon

USING electric vehicles for last-mile delivery makes perfect sense. For starters, they’re quiet and clean so their operation in urban areas is less antisocial and increasingly essential, given the rise in emissions-restricted zones and potential related charges. Such low- and ultra-low emissions zones may eventually arise in other cities and areas, meaning more transport businesses Continue reading New electrified options paving way for sustainable commercial vehicles