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AHRI Releases July 2018 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

AHRI Releases July 2018 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for July 2018 increased .8 percent, to 313,782 units, up from 311,242 units shipped in July 2017. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 8 percent in July 2018 to 317,692 units, up from 294,070 units shipped in July 2017. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 7.2 percent, to 2,724,717, compared to 2,542,293 shipped during that same period in 2017.

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China Cold Chain (Meat and Seafood, Fruits and Vegetables, Bakery, Pharmaceutical and Others) Market Outlook to 2022

The China cold chain market is highly fragmented in nature and is at the nascent stage. The companies compete on various parameters including the warehouse capacity, number of pallets, fleet, temperature range, network coverage and locations.


PMI Expresses Disappointment with Decision to Impose Tariffs

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) today expressed disappointment on behalf of its members with the decision by the Trump Administration and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to impose tariffs of 10 percent on more than $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, including plumbing-related products and components.


Venstar Wi-Fi Thermostats Now Compatible with Google Assistant for Voice Control of Home Comfort

Venstar® recently announced that its ColorTouch®, Explorer® and Explorer Mini programmable Wi-Fi® thermostats are now compatible with Google Assistant, giving users voice control over their thermostat functions.  Voice commands include setting temperatures and turning on heat or air conditioning for one or multiple thermostats in their homes.


Optimum Energy Receives Patents for Technologies that Make Smart Buildings Even Smarter

Optimum Energy has been awarded two patents for technologies that allow building owners to harness the full benefits of HVAC optimization and boost cost, water and energy savings using cloud computing, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.

Global HVAC&R Leaders to Gather at Chillventa 2018

From October 16 to 18, 2018, Chillventa, the gathering place for the international refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, and heat pump community, will once again make the exhibition venue in Nuremberg. The Chillventa Congress will be held on October 15, the day before the exhibition.

Stefan Klebert set to become GEA’s new CEO

At today’s meeting, the Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Stefan Klebert (53) to the company’s Executive Board with effect from November 15, 2018. On February 18, 2019, he will succeed the long-serving CEO, Jürg Oleas (60), who is going to leave the company after completion of the fiscal year and after handing over the reins in February 2019

Asda chooses Aerofoil

Supermarket Asda is to install F1-inspired Aerofoils in 187 of its supermarkets, with the aim of reducing electricity consumption from refrigeration by an estimated 17% and cutting CO2 emissions.

Cover Story

AC Market Struggles to Record Positive Growth

As in previous years, JARN recently interviewed major air conditioner manufacturers and related associations around the world. Based on these interviews, we prepared this report on the global air conditioner market in the first half of 2018 and are proud to share it with our global readers. First of all, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the professional stakeholders who have given great support and selfless dedication.

Honeywell Unveils New Non-flammable Refrigerant with Lower GWP

The new refrigerant addresses a major concern for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, contractors, and end-users in light of new regulatory requirements and safety standards.

【PR】Kaori Heat Exchanger meet Ecodesign for Heating & Cooling experts

In order to contribute the innovation competency and strengthening of the competitiveness for the Heating and Cooling industries, Kaori enhance the development of innovative technologies on energy-efficient and highly cost effective Brazed Plate heat exchangers. Kaori has now extended its heat exchanger portfolio to include 3 new D071, Z400N and R216/ R216D designed for the specific requirements of low-GWP refrigerants.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> D071 new patented True Double Wall inherits not only visible crossover protection designs from the original D series, but also offers a pressure resistance up to 40 bar (580 psi). Kaori Claims it is the industry&rsquo;s first high pressure double wall Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger for who would like to broaden their range of heating and cooling applications.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Z400N nickel brazed aims for industrial heating or cooling process applications with high volume heat exchange needs. In addition, Kaori has successfully developed the enhanced (pressure resistance up to 30bar/435psi) nickel brazed heat exchanger for ammonia refrigeration systems. This solutions is optimized also for deionized water, sulphides and sulphates with better corrosive resistances.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The R216/R216D, is specifically designed for high performance dual compressor systems in chillers and heat pumps applications.<br /> <img alt="" src="http://150.60.177.225/upload_files/report/2018083116554765.jpg" style="width: 309px; height: 140px;" />

Interview

Chemours Showing Its Strength with Lower GWP Refrigerants

During China Refrigeration Expo (CRH) 2018 held in Beijing in April, JARN interviewed Diego Boeri, vice president of Chemours Fluorochemicals, to hear about the company’s refrigerant business strategy under more stringent environmental regulations in the global market.

JCI Emphasizes Comprehensive Evaluations at Alternative Refrigerants

JARN interviewed Dr. Paul de Larminat, senior expert and consultant of Johnson Controls, and he commented on alternative refrigerants from safety, reliability, cost optimization, thermodynamic properties, and other points of view.

Daikin Vietnam Armed with Just-in-time Production & Delivery

On May 18, Daikin held an opening ceremony at its factory in Vietnam. Prior to the ceremony on the same day, Daikin held a press conference attended by its representatives including Jiro Tomita, member of the board and senior executive officer, and Yoshihiro Mineno, senior executive officer.

Market

How smart venues make smarter cities

Traditionally just the home of sports and entertainment, stadiums and other spaces are now a hotbed of innovation in the urban environment. From national sporting events to sell-out pop tours, venues are of the few places that can still bring together thousands of people for one singular event.

ASERCOM and EPEE join forces for Chillventa

Chillventa is always a highlight on the HVACR calendar, and the Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers (ASERCOM) and the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) will join forces again this year.

Ad hoc GEA appoints new CEO

At today’s meeting, the Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Stefan Klebert (53) to the company’s Executive Board with effect from November 15, 2018. On February 18, 2019, he will succeed the long-serving CEO, Jürg Oleas (60), who is going to leave the company after completion of the fiscal year and after handing over the reins in February 2019.

Product

Milwaukee Tool Introduces Ergonomic Cutting System

Compact Cut Off Tool delivers multi-material cutting capability. Tool will come in handy for cutting refrigerant piping or PVC piping.

JAX Refrigeration Wins Three ABC Excellence in Construction Awards

JAX Refrigeration Inc., a provider of commercial and industrial refrigeration, HVAC, engineering, and mechanical system solutions, announced it has received three Excellence in Construction Awards from the Florida First Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The JAX Refrigeration leadership team was recognized along with other award winners on Aug. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville.

Bry-Air at Electric Vehicle India Summit 2018

Understanding the need of green technology for a sustainable and cleaner future, Bry-Air participated in Electric Vehicle India Summit 2018 at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi from 18 to 19 June’ 2018. Bry-Air Airgineers explained the importance of environmental control and various features of Bry-Air Dry Rooms, to all the domestic and international visitors.

Photo Report

Fooma Japan 2018

Fooma Japan 2018 was held from June 12 to 15 at the Tokyo Big Sight. Sponsored by the Japan Food Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, and held under the theme of ‘Food Technology Unlimited,’ Fooma Japan 2018 is Asia’s largest class and comprehensive trade show showcasing food technologies and proposed an ‘affluent future being explored by food technology’ through state-of-the-art food processing machinery, products and services.

Frigair 2018 Showcases Products for African Market

Frigair Expo 2018 took place at the Gallagher Estate in in Johannesburg, South Africa, from June 6 to 8. Frigair Expo is the African continent’s only dedicated heating, energy, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HEVAC&R) exhibition. This expo showcases the crucial role played by the HEVAC&R industry and the rapidly developing technology in eco-friendly efficiency.

Japan’s Only Data Center Expo Opens

From May 9 to 11, Japan IT Week was held at the Tokyo Big Sight. Japan IT Week is an exposition specializing in IT that is held three times a year. It consists of a total of 13 expositions including a Software & Apps Development Expo, an IoT/M2M Expo and an AI & Business Automation Expo.

Toshiba Chemours Danfoss

Exhibition & Event

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning New Shirokuma-kun RAC

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