Brussels, Belgium, July 31, 2019 – A new international standard that allows up to 500 g (17.6 oz) of flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants like propane to be used in supermarket display cases is expected to boost the adoption of this equipment globally, according to the cover story of the July-August issue of shecco’s Accelerate Magazine, published online this week.
Debuting in June, Accelerate Magazine is the first news publication written for and about the most progressive business leaders working with climate-friendly natural refrigerants throughout the world. It incorporates shecco’s previously published regional magazines, Accelerate America, Accelerate Europe and Accelerate Australia & New Zealand.
The July-August issue of Accelerate Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 102) is viewable at no charge at accelerate24.news. In addition, print copies are distributed at major North American trade shows serving the HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) and refrigeration industries, including ATMOsphere conferences.
The cover story of the new issue looks at the impact of the new 500 g charge limit (previously 150 g) for hydrocarbon refrigerants in commercial self-contained display cases, which was approved in May by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The July-August issue also features: In the U.S, food retailer Weis Markets’ energy-saving CO2 refrigeration system; in Switzerland, food retailer Migros’s innovative CO2 system encompassing refrigeration, air conditioning and heating; in Australia, an ammonia chiller used for air conditioning at the a Logan City administration building; and in Japan, Kokubu Group’s choice of ammonia/CO2 and
CO2 refrigeration for its distribution centers. Global trend articles include a look at World Refrigeration Day and a call for new hydrocarbon charge standards for air conditioners.
For the last 17 years, market accelerator shecco has been active in helping bring climate-friendly technologies faster to market. shecco supports over 100 partners worldwide in the HVAC&R sector, where the focus is on sustainable refrigeration, heating & cooling technologies using natural refrigerants. shecco offers a variety of services in three areas: 1) media, including online industry platforms, magazines and a catalog of dedicated research reports; 2) market development, including market research, consultancy and public affairs services, as well as special international projects; and 3) events, including international conferences and national workshops.
Editor in Chief, Accelerate Magazine