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LU-VE: “green” refrigeration for the biggest food logistics center in Russia

LU-VE: “green” refrigeration for the biggest food logistics center in Russia

LU-VE Group has supplied the machines for the refrigeration of the biggest food storage warehouse in Russia, cooled by CO2. The Italian multinational, listed on the MTA of the Milan Stock Exchange and one of the world's largest manufacturers of air-cooled heat exchangers, has been awarded the order by Maersk, the most important merchant ship owner in the world, for the design and installation of the CO2 cooling system.

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Panasonic announces raft of new strategies, placing customer service at the heart of operations

Panasonic has embraced next generation technology, in a new approach designed to provide a consistent customer service experience for Heating & Cooling Solutions across Europe. This new initiative harnesses the power of merged reality and reinvigorates the company’s focus on delivering excellent customer service.


Leadership Changes Position Wrench Group, National Home Services Company, for Growth in the Southwestern US

Wrench Group LLC (“Wrench”), a national leader in home repair, replacement and maintenance services specializing in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, water and electrical services announced today that Paul Kelly, Parker and Sons CEO, has been named Regional CEO for Wrench Group Southwest Region.  Daryl Bingham, Parker and Sons Chief Operating Officer, will be replacing Paul Kelly. Bingham will be leading Parker and Sons as President of the organization.


Can Personalized Nutrition Overcome Its Massive Obstacles to Play an Integral Role in Health?

The global healthcare industry is under pressure to reduce rising costs and the prevalence of chronic diseases, with personalized nutrition in focus. In its latest report, “Finding Business Success in Personalized Nutrition”, Lux Research outlines its “four P” framework for constructing a winning strategy: price, product, people, and partnerships. The report details why multiple high-profile companies have failed in the personalized nutrition space, and what is necessary for businesses to succeed.


Jared joins Invertek Drives USA as Technical Support Engineer

Invertek Drives USA has appointed Jared Murphy as Technical Support Engineer at its headquarters in Illinois.   Having worked in automation and control design after leaving university in 2016, Jared was involved in the commissioning of Invertek’s Optidrive variable frequency drives as part of a conveyor control product for a previous employer and became hooked on the product.

Chillventa eSpecial goes virtual from 13 to 15 October 2020!

The refrigeration, AC, ventilation and heat pump community can look forward to three days packed with professional expertise, dialogue and innovations when the Chillventa eSpecial is launched as a virtual event from 13 to 15 October. Participants will have the opportunity to make contacts, cultivate their networks, share knowledge and discuss new products, projects and developments in the sector. Prospective exhibitors can register for the event now.

Sales Volume of Gree Live Streaming Exceeds 10 Billion Yuan

On August 1, the second station of "Gree • Made in China" national live streaming tour opened grandly at Yingtianmen, a historic site in Luoyang. On the day of the live streaming, Henan's online and offline "Gree Dong Mingzhu Store" opened simultaneously. Finally, sales volume of 10.12 billion yuan was achieved. During the live show, Gree's full range of home appliances appeared, showing the charm of Chinese manufacturing.

Panasonic Announces New CO2 Refrigeration Training Sessions

Further to renewed interest in CO2 as a natural refrigerant for the Commercial Refrigeration sector, Panasonic is pleased to announce the first of its new ‘free’ online training sessions in the use of CO2. The first, 90-minute session takes place on Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 9.30am via Microsoft Teams.

Cover Story

Daikin & Rotex Merge to Expand European Heating Business

Following the brand change of Rotex products to Daikin brand on January 1, 2020, the sales, marketing, and service activities of Daikin Airconditioning Germany (DAG) and Rotex Heating Systems (ROG) were merged as of July 1, 2020. The production site in Güglingen, Germany, was renamed Daikin Manufacturing Germany GmbH (DMGG) and will become an important pillar in the Daikin Group’s European production network in the next few years.

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).

Interview

Outes to Build a New Space for Human Green Life with Its Heat Pump Technology

Outes, a brand of Zhejiang Zhongguang Electrical, is a leading heat pump manufacturer in China. JARN interviewed Zhu Jianjun, chairman of Outes, to gain an insight into the company’s business focusing on heat pumps. Outes is a leading Chinese air-to-water (ATW) heat pump manufacturer with a rich variety of projects and a good marketing reputation. We have world-class production lines and our laboratory got accredited by China National Accreditation Service (CNAS), Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (TÜV), and Bureau Veritas (BV). We supply Comfort Home systems for the residential market as well as cooling/heating and hot water integrated solutions for the commercial market.

AFPAC Helps Upgrade the Flourishing French Heat Pump Industry

JARN interviewed Eric Bataille, president of Association Française pour la Pompe à Chaleur (AFPAC), to hear about the French heat pump market. AFPAC is the French heat pump association, and was created in 2002. AFPAC brings together all stakeholders from the heat pump sector: manufacturers, engineering companies, wholesalers, installers, and maintenance companies. AFPAC is recognized by French policymakers as an indispensable interlocutor and is frequently consulted.

EHPA Believes Heat Pumps Play a Critical Role in Decarbonizing Society

Heat pumps provide unique benefits for the current and future energy system. EHPA’s vision is a sustainable, integrated, smart energy system with heat pumps being the dominant solution for the heating and cooling sector. For this, at least 51% of buildings will have to be equipped with heat pumps. However, this may not be enough, considering the challenge and from a technology perspective, a larger share is possible. Heating and cooling are responsible for 50% of Europe’s energy demand.

Market

Call for papers - 12th International Compressor Conference 2021

Authors are invited to submit their abstract for the 12th Conference on Compressors and their System.
 
This 12th series will provide a forum to discuss developments in air, gas and refrigeration compressors, vacuum pumps, expanders, related systems and components. The programme will be more cohesive, by the inclusion of industry sessions on high-importance topics in addition to the traditional keynote addresses, research and technical papers, podium papers and discussions.

IOR membership expansion

With public meetings and work place attendance stilllimited at the moment and yet so many people still needing to access technical information, on line training and networking, the IOR is making some temporary changes to our membership processes to make it easier and quicker for people to join.

Clivet: CSNX-XHE2

New series CSNX-XHE2 rooftop for high attendance halls is increased with two new sizes: 12.3-15.3 replacing current ones 12.2-15.2. The new units have a double refrigerant circuit, the first one with single Scroll compressore and second one with two Scroll tandem compressors, assuring higher degrees of load partialization than previous models.

Product

Taxonomizing Smart City Mobility

The public and private sectors are increasingly targeting smart city technology use cases to effectively facilitate rapid urbanization. We previously defined smart cities as including elements of high technology, environmental sustainability, economic prosperity, and livable space. At a deeper level, we point to resource use and efficiency, digitization, governance, and mobility as key components of a dynamic smart city landscape.

Thermo King Truck Hybrid Refrigeration Units Hit the Roads

Thermo King®, a leader in transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Trane Technologies, today announced that its new hybrid refrigeration systems for trucks and high-loaders are being delivered to customers across Europe. The new T- and UT-Series Hybrid refrigeration systems seamlessly switch between diesel and electric mode allowing transporters to operate in inner cities, residential areas and low emission zones with the unit’s diesel engine turned off.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids wins major HVDC order linking Shetland islands to the UK grid

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has won a major order from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Transmission, part of the UK energy giant SSE plc, to enable Europe's first multi-terminal high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) interconnection. The link, which will connect Shetland to the UK transmission system for the first time, will enhance security of power supply and help transmit wind power generated on the islands, contributing to the UK's decarbonization target of bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

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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