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AHRI Releases May 2020 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data Residential Storage Water Heaters

AHRI Releases May 2020 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data Residential Storage Water Heaters

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for May 2020 decreased 7.1 percent, to 332,297 units, down from 357,513 units shipped in May 2019. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 6.1 percent in May 2020 to 322,303 units, down from 343,390 units shipped in May 2019.

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Florens Asset Management Company Ltd Expands Refrigerated Shipping Capabilities with 5,000 PrimeLINE units

In response to increasing global demand for refrigerated shipping, Florens Asset Management Company Ltd has expanded its refrigerated intermodal container offerings with an order of 5,000 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® units, citing industry-leading energy efficiency and reliability of the model. The leasing company, which services the world’s top 20 shipping companies, has selected Carrier Transicold as its preferred partner for refrigerated container units. Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.


Panasonic Announces Development of Real Time Observation Technique to Reveal Lithium-Ion Dynamics During Charge and Discharge in All-Solid-State Batteries

On July 9, 2020, Panasonic Corporation announced development of technique to visualize lithium-ion dynamics in all-solid-state batteries on a nanometer scale in real time, in collaboration with Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC) and Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability, Nagoya University. The technique, which makes use of scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and machine learning, was applied to both bulk-type and thin-film-type all-solid-state lithium ion batteries.


Johnson Controls Introduces Open-Source Energy Analysis Software For Targeting Building Efficiency Retrofits

Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) announced the release of the Building Efficiency Targeting Tool for Energy Retrofits (BETTER) to the public today. The easy-to-use, open source BETTER tool allows building owners and managers to rapidly convert readily available monthly building energy consumption data into specific, recommendations for improvement. In this unprecedented time of a global pandemic, creating a safe environment in schools, commercial and government buildings is more important than ever. This analysis can be performed without the need for on-site audits or inspections, allowing many currently unemployed energy efficiency workers to continue to plan and develop building retrofit and commissioning projects.


Oman Air announces increase in cargo charters

Oman Air operated 69 chartered cargo-only flights from April to June, including the highest-ever cargo load the airline has carried. The airline said that 27 of the flights were operated in coordination with Ministry of Health, using wide-body aircraft, with a total volume of over 386,000 kgs carried.

Carrier Launches Higher-Capacity OptiClean Air Scrubber for Healthy Indoor Air Quality in K-12 Schools

As schools make plans and take precautions for reopening in the fall, Carrier today announced the launch of its OptiCleanTM 1500-cfm Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machine, ideal for helping to maintain clean and healthy indoor air quality in classrooms, cafeterias, libraries, gymnasiums, restrooms and more.

AAF Flanders Filters Prove Effective at Reducing Airborne Coronaviruses

Previous testing undertaken by a University of Minnesota research team, later replicated by AAF Flanders in our biological research laboratory at the Clean AIR Center, demonstrated that air filtration reduced not only airborne particles within the 0.5-1.0 micron size range that viruses tend to travel on, but also the virus particles themselves. For this study, the university researchers used the Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Virus as the test organism for the bioaerosol tests. Because the PRRS virus studied previously is much smaller and behaves differently than the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, AAF Flanders researchers sought answers to the question:

Johnson Controls and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Introduce the BETTER Energy Analysis Tool

The easy-to-use, open source BETTER tool allows building owners and managers to rapidly convert readily available monthly building energy consumption data into specific, recommendations for improvement.   Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) announced the release of the Building Efficiency Targeting Tool for Energy Retrofits (BETTER) to the public today

Cover Story

Air Purifiers Riding a Wave on Global Stage

In Japan, domestic shipments of air purifiers increased sharply this April. According to data from the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (JEMA), shipments of air purifiers increased by 64.3% on a volume basis and by 71% on a value basis in April 2020, compared with the same month last year. In contrast, room air conditioner (RAC) shipments decreased by 8.2% on a volume basis and by 143% on a value basis in April 2020, compared with the same month last year, according to data from the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA).

Europe Innovates to Stay Afloat

This year in Europe, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spread rapidly, with Italy as an epicenter, from late February. In March, most European Union (EU) member states had locked down their countries and banned public contact, leading to a gradual decline in the numbers of new infections. Then in May, more and more countries began releasing the lockdowns in a stepwise manner. Under these circumstances, how did the European air conditioner market fare during the first quarter of this year?

Interview

Goldensea Develops Filter to Combat the Novel Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected countries and people worldwide, and is the most severe crisis faced by human society since World War II. Strategy designed to reduce the risk of infection is a big issue. In response to market demand, Zhejiang Goldensea Environment Technology has developed the latest anti-virus filter, which has been recognized by the industry and the market, and is widely used in the central air conditioning, transportation, and other air filtration fields. JARN interviewed Ding Hongguang, president of Goldensea, to hear about this filter.
 

Systemair Provides Total Solutions from System Selection to Aftermarket Support

JARN interviewed Roland Kasper, chief executive officer (CEO) of Systemair, to hear about the group’s profile, products, and business strategies.
 

Hisensehitachi Talks about the Keys to Success of Its VRF Business

In 2019, Qingdao Hisense Hitachi Air-Conditioning Systems (Hisensehitachi) achieved significant sales growth and gained a leading position in China’s variable refrigerant flow (VRF) market.  JARN interviewed the company’s president Fei Licheng to hear about the keys to such success. First of all, we are committed to the business philosophy of integrity, which is the foundation of long-term development and win-win cooperation.

Market

Frascold – Summer Closure

Being close to Customers for us is a mission and a fundamental requirement. To meet the needs of all our Customers and ensure a continuous supply, we decided to extend the opening weeks during the summer time.

Mottainai: Mehits’ Approach to The Environment

MEHITS has always been committed to the development of sustainable and energy efficient products and is continually strengthening its commitment to the design and production of environmentally friendly solutions through the widespread use of low GWP green refrigerants. Therefore, MEHTIS has developed its own environmental campaign in line with that of Group.

Melco: “2020 Environment Month Message from the President”

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of the companies and their employees in the Group who are working diligently every day to continue our business activities in spite of the anxieties resulting from the unprecedented spread of the COVID-19 virus. Although this difficult situation may likely continue for some time, I believe that we, the 150,000-member strong Mitsubishi Electric Group together with the rest of the world, will overcome the pandemic and return to a level of normalcy.

Product

Shop parts easier with Coolselector®2 product store integration

Whether you are a seasoned user of Coolselector®2 or new to our free calculation and selection tool, you’ll enjoy our latest upgrade. Now, you can quickly and easily transfer your selection results to a shopping cart in the Danfoss Product Store.

One App for affordable temperature monitoring, alarms and HACCP

Monitor your refrigeration assets at any time, from anywhere with the ProsaLink mobile app- simple IoT connectivity for the small stores which have no central management control.
 

Danfoss: T2/TE2 expansion valves complete qualification for R454C, R455A and R1234yf

Two of the HVACR industry’s most trusted components, the Danfoss T2 and TE2 thermostatic expansion valves, have completed the rigorous qualification process for three A2L-ultra-low GWP refrigerants: R454C, R455A and R1234yf.

Photo Report

Climate World 2020 Ends on a High Note

The 16th International Specialized Exhibition Climate World, the main Russian event in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R), was organized by APIC, the Russian association of climate industry professionals, and Euroexpo from March 10 to 13, 2020 in Moscow.

EuroShop 2020 Showcases Sustainable Refrigeration Equipment

EuroShop, the world’s No. 1 retail trade fair, was held on February 16 to 20, 2020 at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. On the exhibition floor, 2,300 exhibitors from 57 nations exhibited their latest innovations addressing market trends. We present here our photo report introducing the exhibitors’ highlighted products and technologies.

Supermarket Trade Show 2020 Leaps Toward Automation

From February 12 to 14, the Supermarket Trade Show (SMTS) 2020 was held at Makuhari Messe. It attracted 2,331 exhibitors including various companies and groups. Occupying 3,599 booths, the current show was visited by more than 80,000 persons over the three-day event. SMTS is an exhibition that dispatches the latest information to the food distribution industry centering on supermarkets, while serving as a place for business talks/negotiations.

 
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