With next week’s Chillventa tradeshow approaching fast, hydrocarbons21.com spoke to Euroklimat about their plans for the show and where they think the market is going for hydrocarbons.
The Italian cooling technology manufacturer will be showing their new R290 chillers for process cooling and refrigeration.
“The chillers are air-cooled and water-cooled with R290 and use the latest technology available on the market with the experience that the company has gained in the last five years,” Euroklimat’s Marketing Manager Matteo Gaggianese told hydrocarbons21.com.
Future looks bright for hydrocarbon systems
“We think that hydrocarbons initially were underestimated but we believe that they now have a clear space in the market,” Gaggianese said. Euroklimat has installed 300 R290 chillers in Europe.
“We are focusing a lot on the northern countries of Europe, which historically have always been focusing more on natural refrigerants. Though we are not losing sight of emerging markets, such as Italy and France,” he said.
“Hydrocarbons represent a valid alternative for heat pump applications, thanks to the particular efficiency savings that you can get even in critical operating conditions such as those for heating".
- Marketing Manager Matteo Gaggianese said.
Euroklimat has also been developing hydrocarbon heat pumps. “Hydrocarbons represent a valid alternative for heat pump applications, thanks to the particular efficiency savings that you can get even in critical operating conditions such as those for heating,” Gaggianese said.
Regulation: An opportunity?
Asked about how the EU’s f-gas and energy efficiency legislation has impacted his business, he replied, “EU directives have given us further incentives to research for increasingly efficient solutions. Euroklimat has always been devoted to research in this area as it has increasingly grown in the last three years”.
Nevertheless, he says “psychological barriers” still need to be overcome.