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USA:  Carrier Transicold has launched a new range of remote controls panels for refrigerated transport trailers, said to add convenience and efficiency to operations by placing trailer refrigeration controls in locations more easily accessible for operators. 

The remote panels have been designed for mounting inside the trailer near the rear doors or for use on trailer exteriors. The flush-mount panels are said to especially useful at distribution centers, where personnel can configure the refrigeration unit control from the loading dock. Surface-mount panels provide similar practicality and are typically mounted near the front of the trailer, providing curbside access for the operator when parked.

“Remote panels provide the ability to control the refrigeration system from secondary locations that are more convenient for drivers and distribution operations,” said Mark Fragnito, product manager, Carrier Transicold. “The new APX remote panels provide the same control functionality as the main APX control display common to Carrier Transicold’s current X4™ and Vector™ series trailer refrigeration units.”

Operators are able to view all the refrigeration unit data and settings on the remote panel display, and select preset configurations or perform other functions, such as manually changing temperature settings and toggling between continuous and stop/start modes. 

Easy to install, the new remote panels incorporate plug-and-play control architecture making installation much simpler and reliable since it requires only four wires. The APX remote panels can be specified as part of new equipment or retrofitted to existing units.

To learn more about the APX remote panels, click here to download the fact sheet. 

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CANADA:  After announcing in July it had received approval for beta testing of Smartcool's energy efficiency technology with a Florida-based food distribution firm. Smartcool has now released an update on the impact of the Smartcool technology and compressor optimization.

The Smartcool technology was installed on a refrigerated trailer, which is part of the fleet operated by the food distribution firm.  Data has been collected to determine the amount of savings in the run time of the compressor when controlled by the Smartcool system. Over the period it is reported that consistent savings of approximately 20% were achieved.

As the compressor of refrigerated transport is driven by an independent diesel engine with its own supply source, the next phase of testing will see a calibration flow meter installed to measure the supply and return flow rates of the diesel throughout the system. This measurement is required to determine fuel consumption with and without Smartcool technology optimizing compressor efficiency.  As data is collected, the gallon per hour savings will determine what the economic metrics for this new energy saving initiative within the industry.

The American Trucking Association statistics indicate that the industry as a whole consumes 52.3 billion gallons of fuel annually. With 70% of that being diesel or $142.7 billion in cost to operators.  Fuel is one of the largest expenses for the industry.  Using refrigerated transport as a subset representing 20% of the industry, the potential savings generated by Smartcool technology is substantial.

The goal of this phase of testing is to complete a report by mid-spetember which will verify the impact of the Smartcool technology on diesel consumption (gallons per hour saved) within the refrigerated food trailer segment.

About Smartcool: Smartcool Systems Inc. provides cutting edge energy efficient and energy cost reduction solutions for businesses around the world. The ECO3 and ESM are Smartcool's unique retrofit technologies that reduce the energy consumption of compressors in air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump systems by 15% to 20%, giving customers a return on investment in as little as 12 months.

To read more about Smartcool, click below. 

Smartcool | Enters new testing phase for Refrigerated Transportation

Smartcool technology delivers 18% energy savings in refrigerated reefer market

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Germany:  Cofely has launched a new chiller as part of the proven Quantum series. The Quantum-G uses sustainable refrigerant R1234ze which has GWP (Global Warming Potential) of less than 1, and provides an output of up to 1.1 megawatts.

The Quantum-G is based on a compressor concept with oil-free storage and characterised by energy efficiency,  low-noise operation and electromagnetic compatibility. Operators will also benefit from minimal operating and maintenance costs.

Quantum-G is scheduled for release in Autumn 2014.

About Cofely Refrigeration: As an integrated refrigeration partner Cofely Refrigeration specialises in economic and energy efficient refrigeration systems. The company has recently expanded its product portfolio to include chillers stint, Spectrum, Marenum and Amonum as well as several new cooling towers. 

 

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UK:  For over 20 years, Clivet has been providing industrialised heat pump systems that enhance comfort by saving energy and usingrenewable energy sources.

With ClivetApp Clivet's world is just a click away at any time wherever you are. It provides information on:

Clivet's innovative solutions based on Heat Pump Technology and specialised according to the various applications.  

Clivet's systems, which allow to increase compfort in the buildings we use to live in, work and spend our spare time, by saving energy and providing  the best value for the entire lifecycle of the system.

ClivetApp - a handy tool for everyone: agencies, distributors, investors, designers, architects and installers! It allows the various target partners to easily and quickly find the best suited document for their job.

ClivetAPP'S Content's

Each piece of content is presented with:

  • Short texts
  • Attractive images
  • Videos
  • Supporting documents

This all makes browsing a simple and pleasant experience.

ClivetAPP has 4 main buttons:

CLIVET'S COMPANY PROFILE

An area focusing on the description of the company, its structure and mission, along with the videos, photos and images that characterise Clivet.

APPLICATIONS, I.E. CLIVET'S TOP PROJECTS

An interactive area that shows Clivet's main projects divided by application and includes detailed information, photos and videos.

SYSTEM AND PRODUCT DOCUMENTS

ClivetApp allows everyone to view sales material related to its systems and products.

For those who have the password, ClivetAPP also allows to easily browse through its technical documents, ensuring users can quickly look for information and documents and view them, even offline.

WHERE TO FIND US

View of Clivet's sales and after-sales structure with the location and details to contact the Headquarters, Branches, Distributors and After-Sales Centres, as well as Installers and Retailers for residential applications.

You can download the Clivet App here

 

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UK:  West Control Solutions, the process and temperature control specialists have launched a new easy-to-use CAL EDT2423 thermostat which allows simple control of refrigeration for food and beverage manufacturers. 

The device supports different defrost cycles: compressor shutdown, electric defrost or heat generation defrost, offering flexibility and control for a wide variety of uses.

West Control Solutions’ CAL EDT2423 is an easy-to-use temperature thermostat that allows simple control of refrigeration for food and beverage manufacturers. The device supports different defrost cycles: compressor shutdown, electric defrost or heat generation defrost, offering flexibility and control for a wide variety of uses.

The CAL EDT2423 offers easy set-up via CAL key, a flash memory key that allows configuration settings to be copied from a master device to any further devices that share the same configuration, saving time and maximising precision measurement throughout the plant. An RS485 option is available for monitoring and reporting, while a real-time clock shows the cycle required via the large display of its simple, aesthetically-pleasing design. There’s also the capacity for an external digital input to trigger defrost, adding a further option for control of the refrigerator.

A simple panel clamp enables quick installation and release, while soft-start and the option to program relay output as alarm or control output all add to the flexibility and efficiency of the unit. With simple menus and compact, high ingress protection-rated casings, the CAL EDT2423 offers a powerful device to enable precision monitoring of temperatures within refrigerators that serve the food and beverage industry.

About West Control Solutions: West Control Solutions a global specialist in process and temperature control, West Control Solutions’ product portfolio comprises four leading brands, CAL, Partlow, PMA and West Instruments. WCS are also a member of the Danaher Corporation.

For more information about West Control Solutions visit: www.West-CS.co.uk

 

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UK:  BITZER has optimised its proven CR capacity control system by adding blocked suction and with the new CRII system, BITZER offers a whole new level of flexibility with the option to adjust the operation of ECOLINE compressors in line with operating conditions. 

Depending on these conditions and refrigerant, a special control algorithm allows compressors to be infinitely adjusted.  With the CRII, BITZER has achieved an exceptionally wide range of control between 10 and 100% for four and six-cylinder compressors.  The increased switching frequency ensures smaller fluctuations in controlled value, temperature and pressure. In combination with the expanded range of control, this optimises system efficiency.

Compressors are available with the CRII cylinder heads pre-installed.  The CRII system is also backwards compatible and available for retrofitting to the ECOLINE four to eight cylinders models including 4FES-3(Y) to 6FE-50(Y) as well as the two external cylinder banks in the 8GE-50(Y) to 8FE-70(Y) compressors.

For further information visit:  www.BITZERuk.com

To read more about Bitzer, click the links below: 

Versitility of Bitzers New Ecoline Underlined

Bitzer Extends CO2 Refrigeration Compressor Range

 

 

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The software has been updated to the latest Apple system IOS 7 and for Android tablets, the programming has been optimised to achieve a better presentation and simpler handling of the functions. 

Various languages

As well as German and English, now French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi and Indonesian languages are also available on the app.

Unique material recommendations

After numerous tests and laboratory analyses, Güntner have published recommendations for material combinations for components depending on the planned application. This unique information overview, much sought-after for years, is now an implemented app function. It lets you check the ambient conditions for a suitable unit design at any time.

Refrigerant slide

The app function "Slide" displays the pressure-temperature correlation for more than a dozen of the most commonly used refrigerants. These include refrigerants that are relevant today such as 245fa. Users enter a specific temperature as required and the refrigerant slide shows the corresponding gauge pressure in bar.

The refrigerant-specific ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) and GWP (Global Warming Potential) values are also shown.

"Converter" for easy conversion

A total of 18 refrigerating variables such as pressure, temperature, volume and mass flow density, can be converted into every unit globally used and then displayed. As a result, users will always find a common basis for measurements – regardless of where in the world a construction site happens to be.

"Service Documents" – a complete collection of documents

The "Service Documents" function provides you with documents for all the Güntner lines of business and units. Documents are first sorted regionally. This is done automatically depending on the basic mobile phone or location settings. Users can then select the required documents according to the sorted languages and units. From info brochures to operating instructions, information is just a click away. This is particularly useful for service technicians and others who might want to take a glance at the unit’s operating instructions on site.

Contact information immediately available

The "Contacts" function offers an overview of all the Güntner field representatives. All stated contact data are active, meaning users can plan their route from their current location on the basis of the address, they can call/e-mail a contact directly, share information with others or add the details to their own list of contacts.

The contact information also includes details for the Service and Spare Parts departments. As a result, you will always reach the right contact person.

Communication in both directions

A feedback function allows you to directly contact the app contact person at Güntner in case you have questions or suggestions in terms of other or improved functions.

You can download the Gunter App for your device here. 

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UK:  With such a large focus on high GWP refrigerants the big brand Air Conditioning manufacturers have all moved forward with the use of HFC-32, a viable lower GWP refrigerant replacement for R410A.

The technology has been available for just over 2 years now and companies such as Daikin, Panasonic, Fujitsu General, Hitachi and Toshiba are all now using HFC-32.

With more manufacturers releasing R32 systems and the inevitability of larger R32 systems hitting the market in the future, it is imperative that technicians are fully trained on the new tools and equipment needed to service this market as well as understanding the safety of what is still considered a flammable refrigerant.

Many service technicians may not be aware that specialist tools are needed to service R32 systems. R32 is mildly flammable and has higher operating pressures and not using R32 compliant equipment can compromise safety which could result in injury. 

While some technicians may not have yet started working on R32 air conditioning systems, it is highly likely they will in the future, so when buying new equipment, they should make sure it is R32 compliant as this will ensure safe work practice and save equipment upgrade costs in the future.

View or download our R32 Fact Sheet here

 

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UK:  The number of smaller leisure boats being fitted with Air Conditioning is significantly growing paving the way for companies like Espar to bring new portable air conditioning units to the market.

With normal air conditioing systems being an expensive option Espar has developed a stand alone portable cube for use on small leisure boats.

Available in 12 and 24V, the Cube is a portable unit and with no installation needed, can easily be moved or taken on and off vessels as required.

Warm exhaust air can be vented through an open window and the fan is also powerful enough to keep air circulating inside a cabin.

The cube not only keeps the boat cool it also contributes towards dehumidifying the interior in cooler conditions.

“Portable air conditioning works very well in many applications,” said Espar’s Tim Fleckney. “It’s very suitable for use in vessels which may have for example a glass wheelhouse and no proper provision for keeping the area cool.

“It can be easily put in a convenient space and connected to the boat’s power supply.”

About Espar: Espar is part of the Eberspächer Group. Espar Heater Systems has the most comprehensive range of independent and compact fuel operated air and coolant heater products available in today's marketplace. Offering close attention to detail and technical design, Espar leads the industry in Excellence in Supporting Product Applications and Reliability. Espar supplies these auxiliary gas/diesel-fired heaters to the truck, bus, marine, automotive/pick-ups, off-highway, cargo and military markets.

 

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USA:  Danfoss has added higher maximum opening pressure differential (MOPD), UL approved BJ and BX coils to its existing product line. These higher MOPD coils are ideal for use with Danfoss AKVH electronic expansion valves to meet the rigorous demands of high pressure CO2 systems.

As part of a continuous effort to improve the North American CO2 product portfolio, Danfoss introduces six higher MOPD, UL approved BJ and BX coils. These new coils have larger pulling force which enables larger AKVH valves to operate in CO2 systems. Similar to the current BJ and BX coils on the market, these higher MOPD BJ and BX coils feature a redesigned frame and robust encapsulation, for extended lifetime and durability, as well as a clip-on fastening system with an audible latch click to minimize installation time and ensure proper installation of the coil.

The following specifications are based on the requirements of North American food retail systems.

Basic specifications:

  • Design in accordance with UL 429
  • Tested in harsh operating conditions from -40 – 122 °F
  • O-ring between coil and valve removed, for easy installation
  • Clip on function for secure connection
  • Redesigned frame, robust encapsulation
  • Covering standard voltage and frequency; two electrical connection versions

Advantages include:

  • Faster installation, without the use of tools, with clip-on function
  • More accurate installation with audible latch click
  • More reliable operation with durable frame and robust encapsulation
  • Widely available making logistics easier for the customer
  • Complete product portfolio of valve and coil combinations for a range of standard and alternative refrigerant needs

To View the Danfoss features video, Click here. 

About Danfoss: The Danfoss Group operates globally as one of the leaders in the manufacturing of components for the HVAC &R industry, power electronics, and mobile hydraulics. Their key competencies are cooling of food, air conditioning, control of electrical motors and heating in buildings – as well as solutions for renewable energy such as solar power. Danfoss employs 23,500 employees globally and has 110 sales companies around the world.

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