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Fujitsu General to Run a Booth at AHR Expo 2023, an International Trade Show on Air Conditioning

Fujitsu General to Run a Booth at AHR Expo 2023, an International Trade Show on Air Conditioning

Fujitsu General is set to run a booth at AHR Expo 2023, the world's leading trade show on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, from February 6 to 8 (local time). Starting with this trade show, Fujitsu General will further accelerate the roll-out of its AIRSTAGE brand of air conditioners to international markets, to promote coexistence with the earth through innovative technologies.

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BESA president calls for ‘crisis engineering’

The UK should look to its engineering community for solutions to many of the serious social and economic challenges it is facing, according to the President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).   In his presidential address to association members and guests, Rab Fletcher said the building services sector had a pivotal role to play in tackling the energy, climate change, cost of living, and building safety crises confronting the country.


Howden to supply energy recovery technology for paper mill in Turkey

Howden has been awarded a contract to supply Parteks paper industry Inc with its steam turbine technology to recover and convert steam to electricity.   Exporting fluting, test liner papers, corrugates cardboard and tissue paper to more than 50 countries around the world, Parteks Paper Industry Inc. need reliable equipment as part of their process, including the right steam pressure for constant operations of their paper mill. Howden’s Kuhnle, Kopp & Kausch TWIN steam turbine series will optimise the steam supply to the process and produce electricity to bring cost and energy efficiencies into their critical process. The TWIN steam turbine will operate with saturated steam at the turbine inlet and outlet and will drive a generator for electrical power supply. Additionally, the turbine provides two different back pressures to regulate the steam pressure for constant operations of the paper mill.


Supermarket Chain Food City First To Install Honeywell Solstice® N71 Refrigerant

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., February 6, 2023 – Honeywell today announced that Food City has installed Honeywell’s Solstice® N71 (R-471A) refrigerant in its Kodak, Tennessee, store. The solution is being used to cool the store’s beverage line-up while helping increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact.


LU-VE GROUP: 25 MILLION FROM BANCO BPM FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Uboldo (VA), 6 February 2023 – Banco BPM continues to support the sustainable investments of LU-VE Group, with a 25 million euro loan. The Group is a multinational based in Varese, listed on the Euronext STAR Milan segment, and one of the major operators in the world in the air heat exchangers sector.

Apprentices need to see industry's 'BEST side'

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is marking National Apprenticeship Week 2023 (NAW2023) by encouraging employers to pledge to take on at least one new apprentice this year and promote the exciting career opportunities available in the industry.

Towards a sustainable seafood cold chain

Fisheries and aquaculture harvests are highly perishable. They must be handled properly throughout the supply chain (handling, processing, preservation, packaging and storage) to extend shelf-life, ensure food safety, maintain quality and nutritional attributes and avoid losses and wastage. Furthermore, an improved supply chain can help reduce pressure on aquatic resources and foster the sustainability of the sector.

Providing cooling a solution for an office building in the UAE

Daikin has recently supplied four chillers for a big office building in the UAE. The building is home to the Haedquarters of a emirates police force. The units will be used to provide cooling through Air Handling Units in the building and ensure the maximum level of comfort to occupants.

Cover Story

Fujitsu General Starts ATW Heat Pump Production in Europe

In Europe, the heat pump era has arrived. Aiming for carbon neutrality in 2050, demand for electric heat pumps has been increasing rapidly, thanks to their energy-efficient and clean features that use renewable energy. In order to respond to this dynamic movement, Japanese manufacturers have accelerated their investments in their heat pump business in recent years, and have successively expanded their local production of air-to-water (ATW) heat pump systems in Europe.

Panasonic to Expand European Hydronic Systems Business through Acquisition of Systemair AC Business

Panasonic Heating & Ventilation A/ C Company has been focusing on business in Europe, which is positioned as its key market, since its split‑up in April 2022, along with Panasonic’s transition to a new structure under a holding company system. On November 17, 2022, it was announced that Panasonic Heating & Ventilation A/C Company intends to acquire the air conditioning business of Systemair AB, a Sweden‑based leading manufacturer in the ventilation and commercial air conditioning business, at an enterprise value of €100 million (about US$ 105 million), showing the company’s determination to accelerate business expansion by strengthening value provision in the European market for hydronic systems such as chillers as well as heating and hot water supply systems.

Interview

Area Has Solutions to Reduce Energy Costs & Carbon Footprints

Established in Barcelona, Spain, in 1986, Area Cooling Solutions has been supplying HVAC&Rsolutions such as condensingunits and compressors across Europe. At Chillventa 2022 held in Germany last October, it attracted many visitors. After witnessing Area’s success at the exhibition, JARN interviewed Josep Ventura, chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, to hear about its business performances with its latest solutions including those exhibited at Chillventa.

JRAIA Aims to Realize a Carbon-Neutral and Safe Society

At the end of the year 2022, JARN interviewed Tetsuji Okada, president of the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA), to hear about JRAIA’s efforts to realize a carbon-neutral society and grow a healthy and safe market as Japan’s air conditioning and refrigeration (AC&R) industry association.

LU-VE Grows with Its Excellent Talents as Driver

During Chillventa 2022, JARN visited the booth of LU-VE, an Italy-based global heat exchange specialist, and directly discovered its latest innovations. Then, JARN interviewed Fabio Liberali, member of the Board – chief communications officer at LU-VE, to hear about secrets of its success.

Market

ASHRAE Expands Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Releasing Building Performance Standards Guide and Redesigned Decarbonization Webpage

ATLANTA (February 3, 2023) – ASHRAE announced its unwavering commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the launch of its redesigned building decarbonization webpage and the release of a new Building Performance Standards Technical Resource Guide. The ASHRAE Task Force For Building Decarbonization (TFBD) webpage includes technical resources, information, videos and publications to expedite the adoption of climate change mitigation policies and reaffirms the Society’s goals stated in the ASHRAE Vision 2020 report, approved by ASHRAE’s board of directors, as well as the ASHRAE Position Document on Building Decarbonization, to achieve net zero GHG emissions in operation for all new buildings by 2030.

Howden awarded hydrogen compressor contract for Atura Power’s Niagara Hydrogen Centre

Howden has signed a contract to provide five hydrogen diaphragm compressors for Atura Power’s Niagara Hydrogen Centre in Ontario, Canada.
 
The state-of-the-art facility, powered by renewable hydroelectricity, will produce 20MW of green hydrogen in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where the energy will be used to power electrolyzers to produce hydrogen. Howden’s hydrogen compressors will take hydrogen from the electrolyzers and compress for on-site, short-term mobile storage.

Diehl: all-inclusive service optimizes IoT network implementation

Through its IoT Network Implementation Service, Diehl Metering provides utilities and cities with everything they need to make their IoT project a reality. This all-inclusive service covers the entire implementation process, from obtaining the right government authorizations to on-the-ground engineering and integrating use cases. Working closely with you, our experts will take care of all the details, making the whole process much faster and allowing you to capitalize on the vast potential of IoT with complete peace of mind.

Product

Midea Jinzhou Industrial Park Completed and Put into Operation

At the end of November, with the 20,000th Midea ceiling air conditioner rolling off the production line, the construction of Midea Building Technologies (MBT) Jinzhou Industrial Park was completed and the facility was put into operation.

EPA Proposes Rule Banning R410A and Other Refrigerants in 2025

On December 9, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act that authorizes the EPA to limit or prohibit use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in line with the Kigali Amendment. The proposed rule applies to HFC refrigerants used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pumps as well as in certain foams and aerosol products. The HFC phasedown pursued by the U.S. government targets a 40% reduction in 2024 and an 85% reduction in 2036.

Global Energy Crisis Driving a Surge in Heat Pumps

Worldwide sales of heat pumps are set to soar to record levels in the coming years as the global energy crisis accelerates their adoption, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in its new report titled ‘The Future of Heat Pumps’ released on November 30, 2022.

Photo Report

HARFKO 2022 Responds to Changes in Post-pandemic Era

HARFKO 2022, the 16th Heating, Air‑Conditioning, Refrigeration and Fluid Exhibition held at KINTEX in Goyang City, Gyeonggi‑do, Korea, closed on October 21 after four days of spectacular exhibits. The exhibition, hosted by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and overseen by the Korea Refrigeration and Air‑conditioning Industry Association (KRAIA), had been held every odd year in the past, but this edition was held during an even year due to the pandemic.

Chillventa 2022 Photo Report — Part II

Chillventa 2022 was held on October 11 to 13, in Nuremberg, Germany. Here is the Part II of the photo report. Part I was published in the November regular issue.

Global HVAC&R Manufacturers Ready for 2023 AHR Expo

The 2023 AHR Expo, International Air‑Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, will be held on February 6 to 8, at Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, the United States. The AHR Expo is co‑sponsored by American Society of Heating and Air‑Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and Air‑Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.
At this year’s venue, more than 1,500 exhibitors are expected to gather to showcase their latest innovations.

 
 
 
 
 
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