Chillventa – the exhibition for energy efficiency, heat pumps and refrigeration
Innovation & trends from the energy efficiency – heat pumps – refrigeration sector in Nuremberg from 13 - 15 October 2020
Whether compressors, heat exchangers, fans or systems, the industry, wholesale trade, professional associations and research meet at Chillventa to discuss the most important questions on refrigeration, ac & ventilation and heat pumps.
Be there and meet the experts at this leading exhibition: Chillventa – the exhibition for the energy efficiency – heat pumps – refrigeration sector starts on 13th October 2020 in Nuremberg.
The latest news of the industry
One of my most visited articles this year was on the topic of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed phase down and eventual phase out of the HFC R-134a. When I wrote that article everyone was under the impression that this phase out would come to fruition and auto-makers would be forced to switch away from R-134a just as they had done in the 90’s with R-12. There was very little debate on it, it was just the next logical step. However, the winds of politics changed a few years after the EPA announced their new regulations.
Hydrogen is hailed as a game changer for the energy transition. However, handling hydrogen is not that easy. A team of researchers has now come up with a new system – Metha Cycle – to change that and a test run for the project has been launched.
ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.The MoU was signed by Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., 2019-20 ASHRAE President and Dr. Walter G. Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director. The agreement outlines how ASHRAE and NIST will work cooperatively to improve HVAC&R technologies and their applications.