Showcasing natural refrigerants: ATMOsphere Europe selects first ammonia-based case studies

By team, Mar 03, 2016, 12:00 3 minute reading

As we close the doors of ATMOsphere Asia in Tokyo, the second in our annual series of ATMOsphere events is ATMOsphere Europe 2016. This year, the conference is leaving its usual home of Brussels and heading to Barcelona. With just over two months to go, our programme is being updated daily, and the first round of case studies has been selected, covering a wide variety of applications.

With ATMOsphere Europe making its debut outside of Brussels, its home for the past seven conferences, the Crowne Plaza Barcelona will play host to industry leaders and expert speakers on 19-20 April. Joining an already impressive line-up of expert speakers in policy, market-trend and end-user sessions are presenters of technology case studies.

The presentations will cover a range of different technologies with a focus on natural refrigerants used in a variety of applications. The following ammonia-based case study will be presented over both days of the conference:

Johnson Controls designs and develops biggest -80°C coldstore in Europe, Alexander Pachai, Johnson Controls Industries

The case study will present an analysis of the design and installation phases of a -80°C coldstore, the first and largest in Europe, using both R717 and R170. Odense University Hospital (OUH) used to store their samples in 262 different -80° chest freezers across different departments of the hospital. This led to relatively high energy consumption and made it more difficult for researchers to find the samples they needed. OUH turned to Johnson Controls for the design and development of a new and unique cold store installation. Currently, a great amount of frozen tissue samples from OUH and other hospitals in the Southern Denmark region are centrally stored and kept in a database. The new solution reduces energy consumption by approximately four million Danish Krone or €618,660 per year when the coldstore is fully booked. A second 5°C anteroom was installed for the exchange of tissue samples.

Other Selected Case Studies

The following case studies will be presented covering a wide range of applications:

High efficiency CO2 transcritical systems for all formats in warm climates, Diego Malimpensa, CAREL Industries

Colruyt Group store cooling with propane compact chillers, Collin Bootsveld and Julien Meert, Colruyt Group

Low energy consumption in a R290 bottle cooler with variable speed compressor, Vicente Guilabert, Cubigel Compressors

A centrifugal compressor cooling system using water as working fluid, Jürgen Süß, Efficient Energy

Experience with CO2 refrigeration systems for southern climates, Jonas Schönenberger, Frigo Consulting

Use of innovative heat exchangers for natural fluid heat pumps - Project NxtHPG, Stefano Filippini and Umberto Merlo, LU-VE Group

A heat pump for space applications, Henk Jan van Gerner, NLR

Development of climate friendlier truck refrigeration systems with R290, Presenter tbc, Proklima

Natural 4 Neutral in Convenience, Paul Arrowsmith, Sainsbury’s

About ATMOsphere Europe 2016

The 7th annual ATMOsphere Europe will be held in sunny Barcelona, Spain on 19-20 April. Besides focusing on the latest trends and achievements in the field of natural refrigerants technologies, the two-day event will explore untapped business opportunities and reveal future perspectives in the HVAC&R industry.

ATMOsphere Europe 2016 offers participants a comprehensive programme of end user and supplier panels and policy, market trends and technology case study sessions, without forgetting the popular workshops and unparalleled networking opportunities. The event is expected to attract over 300 industry experts, making ATMOsphere Europe 2016 a unique opportunity to meet and create partnerships with leading end users, contractors, suppliers and government representatives.

To register for the event, click here.

View the preliminary programme.

For more information about ATMOsphere Europe 2016, please visit

By team (@ammonia21)

Mar 03, 2016, 12:00

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