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Nano-fluid claims 10% chiller efficiency boost

MALAYSIA: A trial of graphene-based nano-fluid in industrial chillers is said to have reduced energy consumption by up to 10%. 

According to the Business Today website, the trial with the energy-efficient heat transfer nano-fluid was conducted by Sunway University in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, its business-driven Sunway Innovation Labs, and Daikin Refrigeration Malaysia. 

The nano-fluid uses graphene nanoparticles that are highly stable in its suspended state. The nano-fluid is said to achieve better cooling performance and lower electricity consumption, while extending the life of HVAC equipment and keeping maintenance costs down.

Heat transfer is said to be almost 40% faster than traditional fluids, such as water or ethylene glycol. 

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22nd February 2024

Large capacity ULT chiller using neon refrigerant

SOUTH KOREA: Researchers claim to have developed a large capacity ultra-low temperature industrial chiller which, in tests, has achieved a 10kW cooling performance at -100℃.
21st February 2024

CCF publishes election manifesto

UK: In a new manifesto ahead of this year’s general election, the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) is calling for future government’s to take action to recognise the industry’s crucial contributions.
21st February 2024

Sanhua extends expansion valve applications

SPAIN: Sanhua’s SEC HD electric expansion valve controller is now compatible for a variety of applications with 29 commonly used refrigerants, including CO2, hydrocarbons and HFCs. 
20th February 2024

F-gas regulation published in Official Journal

EUROPE: The new F-gas regulation has now been published in the EU’s Official Journal, making it legally binding and entering into force in 20 days.
20th February 2024

Carrier Germany increases heat pump training

GERMANY: Carrier Germany is offering new hydraulics training courses  at its training centre on the IKKE campus in Duisburg to support the growing demand for heat pump expertise. 
20th February 2024

Oceanair acquired by builders’ merchant MKM

UK: Air conditioning and heat pump distributor Oceanair UK has been acquired by MKM, the independent builders’ merchant.