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

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

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for October 2018 increased 11.5 percent, to 373,450 units, up from 334,854 units shipped in October 2017. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 2 percent in October 2018 to 341,572 units, up from 334,901 units shipped in October 2017.

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COP24 - Multi-effect solutions in the heating and cooling sector for a clean planet with clean air!

On the day of the event organised by the Polish government at COP24 on “Action, finance and technology for clean air”, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) and the Polish Heat Pump Association (PORT-PC) have issued the following joint declaration:

Karolina Barcewicz, Director Communication & Public Affairs, Danfoss, receives the Golden Clip. Credit: Michal Gmitruk

The international platform and series of conferences created by Danfoss aimed at inspiring innovative thinking and developing solutions on climate and energy issues called #ETtalks has received the Golden Clip in the Business-to-Business PR category - the communication Oscar in Poland.

LG releases capsule-based craft beer machine for easy brewing

LG Electronics will launch a new capsule-based craft beer making machine as it aims to remove the barriers to entry for homebrewing. Called HomeBrew, the device is said to make the brewing process “incredibly easy” thanks to its single-use capsules, optimised fermentation algorithm and self-cleaning feature.

Service Nation, UNT Unite for Unique Recruiting Initiative

In partnership with Service Nation, Coppell, Tex., the University of North Texas (UNT) is taking a revolutionary approach to the labor shortages in the plumbing and HVACR industries, by offering a training program for contractors and their employees. The goal of the program is to help students learn both a trade and a college degree.

R-32 Refrigerant Fact & Info Sheet

In an effort to build our refrigerant fact and information sheets further we have taken the time today to put together some details on the HFC R-32 refrigerant. Like in our previous fact sheets we will first go over all of the details about this refrigerant and then we will touch on some of the most notable points. Without further ado, let’s take a look:

A new way to provide cooling without power

MIT researchers have devised a new way of providing cooling on a hot sunny day, using inexpensive materials and requiring no fossil fuel-generated power. The passive system, which could be used to supplement other cooling systems to preserve food and medications in hot, off-grid locations, is essentially a high-tech version of a parasol.

Carrier Announces Price Increase

Carrier Corp., which manufactures products under the Carrier, Bryant, Payne, and ICP brand names, announced a price increase of up to 6 percent on commercial HVAC equipment. It will be implemented effective Jan. 14, 2019.

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Refrigerant Diversification to Reduce Environmental Impacts

Chillventa was held successfully from October 16 to 18 in Nuremberg, Germany. This biennial international exhibition of refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, and heat pump equipment attracted a recordhigh 35,490 trade visitors and 1,019 exhibitors.
 As a platform to publicize product information, Chillventa is positioned as an important networking venue for refrigeration, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (RHVAC) industry professionals. Exhibitors set up attention-getting booths with distinctive designs to attract visitors and showcase their products and services. JARN sent reporters to cover the three days of the trade show and interview exhibitors and other attendees.

Panasonic’s New Commercial AC Sales Company in China Launches Operations in September

Panasonic established Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning Equipment (China) Co., Ltd. (PAPAECN) on June 6, 2018, with the objective of strengthening its commercial air conditioner business in the Chinese market. The sales company, which exclusively sells commercial air conditioner systems, launched its sales operations this September.


Belimo Achieves Success through Customer-centered Strategy

Belimo reported dynamic sales growth of 12.7% in the first half of 2018. Recently, JARN interviewed Lars van der Haegen, chief executive officer (CEO), Belimo, to hear about the secrets governing the company’s success. Belimo Automation was founded in Switzerland in 1975. Thanks to these products, Belimo achieved market leadership in European local markets then expanded to the Americas, and Asia Pacific, and rapidly became a global company.

Danfoss Commercial Compressors Evolve to Meet Market Needs

JARN interviewed Noel Ryan, president of Danfoss Commercial Compressors, to hear about the company’s business strategy and new products focusing on oil-free technology and alternative refrigerants.

Mitsubishi Electric Sets to Establish Strong Sales Channels in the U.S. Commercial AC Market

JARN interviewed Masafumi Ando, the new senior general manager of Overseas, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Systems Division, Mitsubishi Electric, who was appointed on April 1, 2018. He talked about the division’s air conditioning business focusing on priority markets, alternative refrigerants, production bases, and sales cooperation with Ingersoll Rand.


GEA demonstrates excellence in food processing at IPPE 2019

GEA’s leading technology strives for perfection at each stage of product preparation and packaging. The technology company will be putting its inspiring new processing and packaging solutions center stage at IPPE (booth B5107/hall B) from February 12 to 14 in Atlanta, Georgia/USA.

Emerson Completes Acquisition of iSolutions Inc.

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has acquired iSolutions Inc., a Canadian-based consulting group with expertise designing and implementing data management solutions.

Hisense VRF brand conference in Malta

From 28th Nov. to 29th Nov. Hisense VRF holds the brand conference in Malta, which announces the long term cooperation with our dearest friend and strategic partner Panta Lesco and a new stage of Hisense business in east Europe.


Modine Unveils New BTP Gas-Fired Power Unit Heater

Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), a leader in technology in the HVAC industry, announced today the latest addition to their gas-fired power vented unit heater, the Model BTP.

Dean & Wood switches to MHI

Beijer Ref UK has now secured exclusive distribution rights with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for all its UK businesses, with the announcement that Dean & Wood will switch brands from Mitsubishi Electric in the New Year.

BAC to be Featured on Inside the Blueprint Airing on Fox Business Network

 Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) will be featured in an upcoming episode of Inside the Blueprint airing on Fox Business. The segment will review how BAC’s customer-fueled innovation processes produced a revolutionary new product – the NexusTM Modular Hybrid Cooler.

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CEATEC Japan 2018 — Presents the Future Society Realized with Society 5.0 —

For four days from October 16 to 19, the Cyber Physical System (CPS)/Internet of Things (IoT) exhibition, Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) Japan 2018 was, held at Makuhari Messe. In the wake of the previous exhibition, that in 2018 was positioned as the ‘exhibition of Society 5.0 that dispatches Japan’s growth strategy and future towards the world.

Refrigerant Diversification to Reduce Environmental Impacts--Photo Report

Daikin—showcased a broad range of products with R32 refrigerant including Stylish wall-mounted RACs, the Daikin Altherma 3 heat pump, and the SkyAir Alpha series. Additionally, R410A systems such as Daikin VRV systems, ZEAS air conditioners, and Conveni Pack refrigeration systems were also displayed.

Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia Expands by Adding Two More New Exhibitions

Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia and International Indonesian Sea-food and Meat (IISM) Expo were held simultaneously at Jakarta International Expo from September 26 to 28, 2018. From this year, two other exhibitions, Solar & Energy Storage Indonesia and International Farming Technology Expo, were added.