Williams launches new Gem Multideck range

Williams launches new Gem Multideck range

Designed to minimise energy consumption while maximising display.   Our new Gem Multidecks have been designed to minimise energy consumption while maximising the eye-catching display that has made them such a big seller.   The new models, our most energy efficient Multidecks to date, are TUV certified, fully EcoDesign and MEPS-compliant, and use a combination of re-engineered airflow features, heat exchangers and green refrigerant. The upgrades apply to the full range of chilled Gem Multidecks, from the space-saving R Series, with the R70 model having a slimline footprint of 710mm wide by 695mm deep and a 201 litres capacity, to the high volume M Series, with the largest model, the M180, offering a maximum capacity of 918 litres on a footprint 1856mm wide by 795mm deep.

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New Year’s Resolutions from Global Association Leaders - ABRAVA

For more than two years, the world has been fighting the pandemic. In the face of such difficulties, the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry has helped provide a safer environment for human beings. Besides fulfilling that role, the industry faces many challenges. These challenges include the shift to lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, measures designed to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050, and means of addressing shortages and rising costs of labor, raw materials, parts and components, and shipping containers. This year kicked off in a rather gloomy context due to the pandemic, but we hope to transform it into a year that will lead to a bright future by steadily overcoming the challenges one by one.

Munters Acquires Edpac, a Manufacturer of Data Center Equipment, and Strengthens its Presence in Europe

Munters has acquired EDPAC, an Ireland-based manufacturer of data center cooling equipment and air handling systems for a purchase price of MEUR 29. The acquisition is part of Munters strategy to grow in the prioritized data center segment. Munters is a leader of energy efficient data center cooling solutions in North America and strengthens its presence in Europe through the acquisition.

Rinnai - Infinity A Series Range Of Continuous Flow Hot Water Systems For All UK Domestic And Residential Sites

Rinnai’s Infinity A Series range includes ErP A-rated continuous flow gas-fired hot water heating systems specifically targeted at the UK domestic market. The units guarantee high efficiencies and low running costs combined with on-demand, consistent water temperatures, seven days a week.

Electric Top of Agenda as Arctic Fleet Business Doubles for Oakland International

With sustainability being top of the agenda, Oakland International’s distribution business doubled in 2021 with further investment planned in sustainable technologies and electric vehicles over the coming 12-months set to bring their fleet to over 100 prime movers.

SWEP to introduce multiple NEW products at AHR Vegas!

Meet the companies, engineers, and innovators who are inventing the future of HVACR. The 2022 AHR Expo being held on Jan. 31st - Feb. 2nd will provide a unique forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties come together to share ideas and showcase the future of HVAC/R technology.

A R-32 chiller solution with free cooling for an office building

Daikin has recently supplied a chiller from the Bluevolution range for an office building in Warsaw, in Poland. Most specifically an air-cooled scroll chiller with R-32 from the EWAT-B- Series, so the clients’ needs in terms of energy efficiency and environmentally friendliness could be met.

Epta, the future of work is hybrid

The world of work is continuously evolving: in 2019, Epta had already launched a first pilot phase of its hybrid working project Smart W-in, subsequently extended to all the Italian offices of the Group. A cultural evolution which transcends the change of physical workspace, producing a relevant impact on the organisational model and layout of the offices. 

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U.S. Split Market to Take up Carbon Neutral Challenge

With a view to the realization of carbon neutrality in 2050, specific efforts are underway in various countries around the world.

The air conditioning industry is accelerating the shift to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.
In the United States, due to stricter local safety standards and building codes, it seems that the shift to next-generation refrigerants is lagging behind that underway in other parts of the world. However, as CO2 emissions reduction targets become stricter worldwide, steps towards a shift to low-GWP refrigerants have emerged in the United States recently.

Revolution in U.S. Heating Market — Heat Pumps to Be a Game Changer Like EVs

The United States is one of the world’s largest heating markets. Currently, the U.S. heating market is benefitting from a tailwind for heat pumps, thanks to environmental policies implemented by the Biden administration, subsidies from state governments and electric power companies, and soaring gas prices. Across the globe, green recovery from the pandemic is becoming a trend toward carbon neutrality in 2050. Just as the shift from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) is progressing in the automotive industry, it is hoped that a shift from fossil fuel heating to heat pump heating will make gradual but sure progress in the United States as well.


Daikin’s Global Strategy in Fusion 25

In June 2021, Daikin formulated Fusion 25, its strategic management plan for fiscal year (FY) 2021 to 2025 (ending March 2026). JARN interviewed Yoshihiro Mineno, member of the Board and senior executive officer of Daikin, to gain an insight into the company’s global strategies based on Fusion 25.

Bitzer Adds Rotary Compressors to Its Lineup for China

JARN interviewed Rainer Große-Kracht, new vice chairman of the Executive Board and chief technology officer, and Martin Büchsel, chief sales and marketing officer, Bitzer, to hear about the company’s new plant for rotary compressors in China and other strategies on the global stage.



The summer in 2021 saw unprecedented cool weather in some parts of Europe. Overall, the temperature in Europe was cool until May.

Starting in July, the high pressure in the north was extreme, and cold air gathered in the northern parts of Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France, where it remained stagnant. The warm and humid summer air from the Mediterranean met the cold air from the north, causing intense thunderstorms. Floods occurred in Germany and Belgium, and tornadoes swept across the Czech Republic, damaging many houses.

Mitsubishi Electric Releases New VRF Rotary Compressor for 16 hp Zone

The applications of rotary compressors in VRF systems are attracting attention. Mitsubishi Electric (Guangzhou) Compressor (MGC) launched a new inverter rotary compressor, LNB80F (80 cc), for 16 hp VRF systems, including top-flow. It uses Mitsubishi Electric’s original scrum M plate and high-rigidity crankshaft with larger capacity and a broader operating range.

Outes Introduces Low-ambient Air Conditioner

Outes’ low-ambient air conditioner adopts Enhanced Vapor Injection (EVI) technology and can operate at ultra-low temperatures down to –20°C with normal operation and no loss of heating, even at ultralow temperatures down to –35°C. It also maintains its cooling capacity even high temperatures of up to 55°C.


Panasonic (Dalian) Announces Launch of New Series for PAC Application

Panasonic Appliances Compressor (Dalian) is a key scroll compressor manufacturer in the global PAC market.

Panasonic (Dalian) recently announced the launch of a new E series scroll compressor from 3 to 6 hp with a compact design based on a new frame platform, scroll plates for higher efficiency and stronger resistance, a high-efficiency copperclad aluminum winding motor, and also lower noise and low vibration as in the past.

Daikin Expands Its Premium Wall-mounted Series for Worldwide Markets

Daikin will expand exports of its new wall-mounted series to Asian, Oceanian, and North American markets to improve the diversified living environments and increased demand related to staying at home needs during the pandemic.

Gree Painting Era AC Brings Different Lifestyle with Smart AI

Gree Painting Era air conditioner is the first AI air conditioner in the industry. It features integrated air conditioning and entertainment functions, an art screen as well as smart voice control. Painting Era is the visual voice control center of Gree’s smart home.

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Refrigera 2021 Special Report

Jacques Gandini participated in Refrigera 2021 and presented the following report based on his interviews with representatives of world leading players in the refrigeration industry at the exhibition.

Sifa Invigorates HVAC&R Sector in Paris

Reported by Susan Phalippou, JARN’s European correspondent

Sifa, Interprofessional Exhibition of Refrigeration and its Applications, was successfully held as a face-toface event in Paris, France, from November 16 to 18, 2021. The expo venue was bustling with about 120 exhibitors, and more than 3,700 visitors flocked to the three-day event. Susan Phalippou, JARN’s European correspondent, is providing our readers with a photo report of Sifa.

C&R Brings Together Novelties Aligned with Future Challenges

Climatización y Refrigeración (C&R) 2021 was held from November 16 to 19 at Ifema Madrid, Spain, as a face-to-face event, and attracted more than 34,000 professional visitors and more than 300 exhibitors. C&R also launched its virtual platform LiveConnect that gave the opportunity to stay connected from November 2 to December 3, 2021.

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