METUS Launches New SUZ Universal Outdoor Unit

METUS Launches New SUZ Universal Outdoor Unit

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) introduced the new single- zone SUZ model universal outdoor unit. The single zone outdoor unit is part of the M-Series product line from METUS, which includes indoor unit, outdoor unit and control options for residential and light commercial applications. The unit is unique in its ability to match with a variety of indoor units with differing sizes and designs.

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Danfoss: Coolselector®2: We did complex. You do awesome.

Coolselector®2 is essential software for engineers, consultants, and system designers who work in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Using Coolselector®2, you can easily optimize energy consumption and increase efficiency in your HVACR system — simply run calculations based on your operating conditions and then choose the best component setup for your design. We’ve removed the complexity from the equation so that you can focus on what you do best: being awesome.

Building Automation System Market worth $ 121.5 billion by 2024

According to the new research report "Building Automation System Market by Communication Technology, Offering (Facilities Management Systems, Security & Access Control Systems, Fire Protection Systems, and Building Energy Management Software), Application, Region - Global Forecast to 2024", the BAS market is expected to grow from USD 75.0 billion in 2019 to USD 121.5 billion by 2024 growing at a CAGR of 10.12%.

Houston-Area HVAC Leader Inducted into Carrier Hall of Fame

In recognition of his contribution and service to the HVAC industry, his customers, and his community, Sonny Roncancio has been selected as a member of the Carrier Dealer Hall of Fame.

O’Connor Co. Recognized as a Runner-up for American Standard’s Pinnacle Award

O’Connor Company, a Lenexa, Kansas-based HVAC distributor, was recently named runner up for the 2018 American Standard Pinnacle Award. This prestigious designation recognizes performance vs. plan in the following business-critical areas: residential, commercial, parts and supply, new dealer business, residential new construction, multifamily, and non-owner occupied.

LG welcomes flammables guidance

LG Electronics has welcomed recent news of guidance from the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) relating to worker safety when handling flammable refrigerants.

R-290 Propane Refrigerant Pressure Temperature Chart

One of the very first steps when it comes to diagnosing your home air conditioner, refrigerator, or even your vehicle’s air conditioner is understanding the temperature and the current pressure that your system is operating at.

Arkema announces a price increase for its Oleris® range

Effective April 1st 2019, or as contract terms permit, Arkema will raise prices for its Oleris® heptanoic acid as following:       Europe:+125€ per metric ton.     North America: +$0.07/lbs Asia: +145$ per metric ton.

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Ductless ACs Boom in Atlanta — Report on the 2019 AHR Expo

During an action-packed three days spanning January 14 to 16, the 2019 AHR Expo, the world’s largest heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) event, was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Under unusually cold weather conditions in Atlanta, 1,824 exhibitors showcased their hot products to 45,078 visitors.

Next-generation Refrigerant Initiatives

The International Symposium on New Refrigerants and Environmental Technology 2018 (Kobe Symposium) was held at the Kobe International Conference Center and organized by the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Indus- try Association (JRAIA). The 13th edition of the symposium started on December 6 and ended with success on December 7.


AHRI Contributing to Healthy Growth of U.S. HVAC&R Industry

JARN interviewed Stephen Yurek, president and chief executive officer (CEO), the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). He talked about recent trends in U.S. air conditioning demand, standards and regulations, the move to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, and AHRI’s recent activities.

Nidec Extends Competency by Drawing on Synergy with Secop Compressors

During Chillventa 2018, JARN interviewed Ricardo Maciel, president of Cold (compressor) Business Unit, Nidec Global Appliance Division, to hear about the focus on the acquisition of Secop and the synergy created.

Embraco New R290 Compressors Contributing to Enhanced Product Efficiency

During Chillventa 2018 held in Germany in October, JARN interviewed Luis Felipe Dau, president of Embraco, to hear about the company’s new products and business performance in the global market.


Inert gas production joins applications at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre

An Alfa Laval Smit Combustion system (FU type) is now installed at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark. The system, which adds inert gas production to the centre’s already comprehensive range of full-scale vessel applications, will ensure that Alfa Laval remains at the forefront of developing and optimizing inert gas systems.

Agrana invests 22m euros to open new fruit preparation site

Fruit, starch and sugar producer Agrana has invested €22 million to open a new fruit preparation facility in Changzhou, China, its third production facility in the country.

LG presents Therma V Monobloc

Since the approval of the climate agreement in Paris, the demand for sustainable and energy-saving solutions has increased rapidly. The energy transition is also in full swing in all European countries.


Danfoss: A new way for HVACR technicians to boost their skills

HVACR service technicians don't have it easy. Long hours, challenging repairs, and ever-shifting regulations are just a few of the factors that make working in air conditioning and refrigeration a complex affair. Nobody understands that better than Jamie Kitchen. After all, he's been training service techs for over twenty years — in the classroom and out in the field. According to Jamie, the best technicians are the ones who don't lean on their existing knowledge and skill set.

Daikin: Quality air for better healthcare outcomes

Healthcare facilities focus on creating comfortable healing environments for their patients. With indoor air quality (IAQ) top of mind in these facilities, investing in HVAC equipment that can remove pathogens and create healthier air is a must.

LU-VE: The Ambassador of Italy visits Lipetsk plant

On March 15, the Italian Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Pasquale Terracciano visited the LU-VE Group plant in Lipetsk. The trip was organized by the Italian Honorary Consul Vittorio Torrembini, in agreement with the Governors of the Lipetsk and Voronez Regions, in collaboration with ITA/ICE and the Italian Entrepreneurial Council in Russia.

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Sifa 2018 in Lyon — A Great Success

Lyon is known as France’s ‘capital of refrigeration’, and lived up to its reputation. For the first time, Sifa, a leading exhibition dedicated to refrigeration and air conditioning technologies and encompassing commercial refrigeration, industrial refrigeration, air conditioning, and the cold chain, was held in Lyon on November 28–29, 2018, and attracted a record number of visitors.

Ductless ACs Boom in Atlanta — Report on the 2019 AHR Expo--Photo Report

Johnson Controls—gathered JCI, YORK, and Hitachi brands products at its booth. JCI exhibited the Metasys 10.0 building automation system, Nexus Premier 25 to 50-ton commercial rooftop units, and the Enterprise Management open, comprehensive analytical platform, etc.

Refcold India Makes Impressive Debut--Photo Report

Kirloskar Pneumatic—is one of the leading Indian companies in refrigeration, air, and gas compression.