Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia exhibition regarded as hub for European companies

Jakarta, 19 February 2018. During an official ceremony in Jakarta, the Eurovent Association has signed a partnership agreement with Indonesia’s leading HVACR exhibition: Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia (26-28 September 2018, Jakarta International Expo). Through the continued partnership, Eurovent underlines its commitment to support and promote the use of energy efficient equipment in Southeast Asia’s largest country. The Association already supports the Indonesian government with the development of cold chain legislation and infrastructure.

Survey to collect data supporting advocacy to modify quota reporting

Pre-charged equipment exported outside the European Union is included in the quota system set up by F-Gas Regulation 2014/517. A consequence is that the quota available in Europe are reduced by those exported. Manufacturers of pre-charged equipment are looking for arguments to request a modification regarding quota reporting.

New report by European Environment Agency (EEA)

The report shows that the consumption of hydrocarbons (HFCs) was the lowest in terms of their global warming effect since reporting began in 2007. The pacing on the market of HFCs was 4% below the overall market quota limit for 2016 showing good compliance with the quotas.

Statistical pocketbook 2017 published

The European Commission has released the 2017 pocketbook with data up to 2015. The first pocketbooks concentrated on energy figures. Nowadays, socio-economic indicators and the impact of the energy sector on the environment are covered as well.

First part of a series of statements on commercial refrigeration published

The F-Gas Regulation is obliging market players to aim for low or the lowest GWP refrigerant solutions. In addition to considering natural refrigerants, ASERCOM has evaluated the currently known public test results of new proposes synthetic refrigerants alternatives.

Second edition of ‘HVACR Leadership Series’ in Dubai saw high-ranking experts sharing their knowledge in this sector

Dubai, 1 November 2017. Close to 100 people have attended Eurovent Middle East’s second ‘HVACR Leadership Workshop’ at the Le Meridien Dubai Airport hotel, which put a focus on Commercial Refrigeration. Together with the participants, leading experts from the UAE and Europe have elaborated on how to achieve a higher food safety and cost savings through state-of-the-art refrigeration technologies. 

Eurovent Middle East to continue its ‘HVACR Leadership Workshops’ with a seminar focussed on Commercial Refrigeration

Dubai, 18 October 2017. Eurovent Middle East has announced the next event within its ‘HVACR Leadership Workshops’ series, which is going to focus on Commercial Refrigeration and takes place at LeMeridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre on 30 October 2017 from 18-21h. The association’s non-commercial, free-of-charge seminar will see leading experts in this field outlining ways to achieve a higher food safety and cost savings through state-of-the-art refrigeration technologies. 

Danish Technological Institute (DTI) to host a high-ranking conference

The Danish Technological Institute (DTI) is organising a high-ranking, two-day conference on refrigeration in the supermarket sector. It will take place at Taastrup (Copenhagen) from 8-9 November 2017. This conference focusses on the energy challenges and on how all parties of the cooling chain may benefit from the ongoing and upcoming regulations and by having an up-to-date climate policy. The ongoing trends towards natural refrigerants, especially CO2, and the supermarkets’ shift from R404A to CO2 will be analysed and discussed by major European refrigeration experts. In the course of the event, two interesting sessions on the challenges for producers, suppliers, installers, and end-users will also take place. The Danish Energy Agency is contributing to the conference, which is supported by Eurovent Association.

The F-Gas ban on refrigerants with a GWP of 150 or more in multipack centralised refrigeration systems from 2022 has been assessed by the European Commission

The EU F-Gas Regulation (No 517/2014) bans the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases with GWPs greater than 150 in systems with a rated capacity of 40kW or more from 2022. The Regulation also included a promise to review this prohibition by considering the availability of cost-effective, technically feasible, energy-efficient and reliable alternatives. This has been assessed by the European Commission in its report of last 4 August 2017. In this article, the Eurovent Team has analysed the EC report (for members only).

The white paper details a total of five uncertainties that can occur during the measurement process. In addition to errors in measuring instruments, it looks at both uncertainties in the reproducibility of tests in different laboratories and in the manufacture of compressors. Moreover, the document also highlights the uncertainties in performance prognosis as well as the difference between nominal and test conditions.