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Beverage cooler technology to cool bottles efficiently

Ever since beverage coolers were patented in 1979 , hundreds of variations have been made to these cabinets that keep our bottles cold so we can enjoy a cool drink any time. Something that is especially pleasant these days, with maximum temperatures of 30°C in Padua, or even higher, 38°C in Madrid. So, before going into details about how efficient beverage coolers should be (also called ...
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Is your humidification system hospital-proof?

Hospital and health care facilities are often home to top of the range technologies as far as technical equipment is concerned. Everything must be able to operate without interruption in the most harsh conditions possible, guaranteeing flawless performance. The cost of failure in these applications is really too high not to take all the possible precautions. These quality requirements...
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12th IEA Heat Pump Conference: what challenges were discussed?

When the first warm weather arrived I left Italy, where people were starting to worry about how to cool their houses, heading to the Netherlands, where one of the main concerns is how to heat buildings in winter. The purpose of my trip was to attend the 12 th IEA heat pump conference and learn more about the technology that can heat, cool and provide domestic hot water with just one...
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Decarbonisation of Heating is possible with IoT Heat Pumps

Brussels, May 11. Despite the bad weather forecast, it was a sunny morning when more than 200 people arrived at the first DecarbHeat Conference organised by EHPA , the European Heat Pump Association. I was delighted to spend two days discussing the future of the heating and cooling sector in Europe with policy makers and industry representatives to understand the extent of...
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Five advantages of the water loop system for refrigeration in supermarkets

In the last few years, a new system has been gaining ground in the commercial refrigeration market , involving a water loop with variable speed compressors . This system represents a change in approach compared to traditional systems. Traditional systems are centralised , with compressor racks - generally installed in equipment rooms or on the roof of the building - that supply...
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Debunking the myths about humidity

Often the word humidity is associated with commonplaces that have negative connotations. In reality, many ideas we have about humidity are wrong, based on just superficial knowledge of what it really is.  The aim of this article is to list some of the most common "false myths" regarding humidity, to understand how it is more useful (and often essential) than is often thought...
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Walk-in coolers and freezers in USA: the deadline is getting nearer!

Whereas many media-friendly political decisions have been made during the first 100 days of the new US administration, people working in HVAC/R sector are wondering whether the refrigerant and energy efficiency rules previously published will be kept. Looking at the DOE (Department of Energy) website, it can be seen that at the end of December 2016 a large number of final rules were...
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Relative humidity: our first ally in the invisible war against bacteria

Every day, an invisible war is waged in hospitals and healthcare facilities whose outcome is crucial for people’s lives. On one side, the vast number of bacteria and viruses that are omnipresent in such places, being brought inside by sick patients, visitors and even the medical personnel, and that reproduce very quickly and are often able to resist the most common antibiotic...
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Which refrigerants are allowed worldwide on stand-alone units?

Undoubtedly, the phasing out of HFC refrigerants has already started. The prices of high GWP refrigerants are gradually rising while availability is decreasing. For instance, Honeywell announced a few days ago that they are going to stop selling R-404A and R-507 in Europe . At the same time, Chemours has recently announced consecutive monthly price rises of 25% and 30% for high GWP...
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New regulation on hospital humidification: cheap and clean, is it possible?

Air conditioning systems, including humidification, account for a major part of hospital daily running costs. Achieving energy and cost savings on these systems can bring considerable relief to hospital budgets, which often have to respond to public spending cuts and challenging energy consumption targets. The important question is therefore: can the need for humidification in...
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