Carrier Transicold Xarios 8 and Neos HE 100 S Electric Refrigeration Units Expand to Germany and Austria

Carrier Transicold Xarios 8 and Neos HE 100 S Electric Refrigeration Units Expand to Germany and Austria

Carrier Transicold today announced the launch of two new refrigeration units for light and medium-duty commercial vehicles in Germany and Austria. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.

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Fujitsu Strengthens Cyber-Security with AI Technology to Protect Against Deception Attacks

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a technology to make AI models more robust against deception attacks. The technology protects against attempts to use forged attack data to trick AI models into making a deliberate misjudgment when AI is used for sequential data consisting of multiple elements.

Samsung Electronics Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results

Samsung Electronics reported today KRW 66.96 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 12.35 trillion in operating profit for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.   Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the world, reopening of key economies led to significant increase in consumer demand. Samsung Electronics was able to respond aggressively through flexible global supply chain management (SCM), reporting its highest-ever quarterly revenue.

R290 Charge Limit Increase - What's Next?

Last year, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60336-2-89 standard was updated to increase the charge limit for hydrocarbons, including R290, to 500g at the international level. Since then, a CANENA technical harmonization committee has been working to adapt the IEC standard in the US, where the charge limit is still 150g.

"Training and re-training all along the value chain online seminar" - Material NOW Available

Find below the material used during the fourth episode of the Projects Online Talks, "Training and re-training all along the value chain". Thank to all the speakers for the interesting presentation and exchange, and to all the participants for attending.

Isuzu exhibits its prowess for dedicated museum work

With more than 4 million objects in its care, National Museums Liverpool operates a dedicated transshipment service that services all eight museums under its jurisdiction within the Merseyside area. The latest vehicle to join this service is the organisation’s first ever Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigid.

Rethinking Reusable Packaging

Reusable packaging is not new or novel: These solutions have existed for much longer than single-use packaging. However, digital tools are giving reusable packaging a new wave of life, potentially allowing for significant benefits and accommodating shifting consumer preferences around sustainability and brand interaction. Innovative reuse business models can help deliver a superior user experience, gather user insight, build brand loyalty, optimize operations, and help reduce single-use packaging waste. Reusable packaging could be a critical part of the solution to eliminate plastic pollution.

Munters appoints group vice president and head of commercial excellence

Stefan Aspman, currently Head of Business Control and Performance Management at Sandvik Coromant, Product Management and R&D, is appointed Head of Commercial Excellence as of February, 2021. He will report to CEO Klas Forsström and be a part of Munters Group Management Team. Stefan brings experience from several strategic key positions in Sandvik within Product Portfolio Management, Pricing and Profitability Management as well as business and product strategy.

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UK £2 Billion New Grant Is Designed to Boost Heat Pump Demand

In August 2020, the UK government announced a Green Homes Grant which will give homeowners in England vouchers worth up to £2 billion (US$ 2.6 billion) in total, to implement one or more green cooling and heating measures including air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) in existing properties during the planned period spanning September 30, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chillers Boosted by Rapidly Growing Data Center Sector

This year’s global economy has been hit hard by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this difficult context, the information technology (IT) industry is one of the few areas that remains strong. Investments in the fifth generation (5G) infrastructure around the globe combined with prolonged remote working as a measure implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19, investments in infrastructure by IT companies are gaining momentum. In particular, demand for data centers is growing in order to respond to the rapidly increasing amount of information handled. In Japan, for example, IDC Japan has predicted that domestic data center construction investment in 2020 will increase by 55.7% year on year to ¥183 billion (US$ 1.7 billion).


Haier Committed to Developing High-end Air Conditioners

Haier, founded in 1984, has been at the forefront of the technological revolution of the Chinese home appliance industry for 36 years. Entering the fifth-generation (5G) era, are there any changes in Haier products? JARN interviewed Ms. Wang Li, vice president of Haier Smart Home, to gain an insight into this question. JARN (J): How was your domestic sales performance in the first half of 2020?

Panasonic to Further Grow Its Business with Its Broad Range and Balanced Products

JARN interviewed Tsutomu Ishihara, director of the Commercial Air-Conditioning Business Unit, Heating and Cooling Solutions Business Division, Panasonic Appliances Company, to mainly hear about its gas heat pump (GHP), air handling units (AHUs), and absorption chiller businesses.

AHRI Certification Program Contributes to Healthy Global HVAC&R Industry Growth

JARN interviewed Stephen Yurek, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), to hear about recent AHRI activities. JARN (J): AHRI has opened an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to further the interests of its members and certification program participants. This is its second office outside North America after the China Office which was opened a few years ago. Could you please tell us how you plan to promote AHRI’s certification program in this region?


Cool Wars: Who won the battle for data centre cooling supremacy?

14th October is a red letter day for conflict. On this day in 1066 William the Conqueror defeated the English forces of Harold II in the Battle of Hastings. And on October 14th 1322 Robert the Bruce defeated King Edward II at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence.

University of North Dakota Celebrates Opening of Sustainable, Industry-Leading Natural Gas Plant

For the University of North Dakota (UND), providing a comfortable environment for students and staff during even the coldest winters is crucial. But after 65 years, its coal-powered steam plant was no longer up to the task, requiring specially-made new parts to remain functional. Even still, it suffered breakdowns that increased in frequency within the past few years. Because of this, UND was ready to innovate and invest in clean energy solutions.

iJ range among the finalists at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards

The iJ range of commercial refrigeration controllers is one of the finalists at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards in two different categories: ‘Refrigeration Innovation of the Year: Components and Peripherals’ and ‘Refrigeration Product of the Year: Components and Peripherals’. The RAC Cooling Awards is an HVAC/R industry event aimed at supporting key environmental innovations and achievements. Divided into sixteen categories, these prestigious awards span every aspect of the sector.


Webinar: measuring the environmental impact of your products

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) quantifies environmental impacts from cradle to grave of a product. Using LCA we can ask data-driven questions about which ways of producing, distributing, consuming and disposing of foods, have the lowest environmental impacts. For the frozen food industry LCA can be an incredibly useful tool in showing definitively the environmental benefits of transporting and stocking frozen goods as opposed to fresh.

Ventilation debate heats up at BESA Conference

The role of ventilation systems in tackling the Coronavirus epidemic inside buildings has hit the national headlines and raised temperatures in Parliament.
Advisors on the government’s SAGE advisory group stated last week: “Ventilation should be integral to the Covid-19 risk mitigation strategy for all multi-occupational buildings.”

Newest Golden Hour™ Products Add Ultra-Light Option to Golden Hour Family

Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, announces Golden Hour™ One, a line of two new versions of ultra-light, reusable thermal packaging containers each designed to carry one unit of whole blood to far-forward combat areas. The newest Golden Hour products are smaller and more nimble than other Golden Hour products, making it easier to equip each military member in a group with life-saving blood and platelets.

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CRH 2020 Seeks Innovative Development in Post-Pandemic Era -- Photo Report

McQuay—displayed its products with various technologies such as magnetic bearing, new refrigerants, air purification, composite evaporative cooling, fresh air, and building automation. McQuay had three products on the Innovation Product award list, namely the WMTC magnetic-bearing centrifugal chiller, the MAC150ER5LH air-cooled inverter heat pump chiller for floor heating and air conditioning of high-end villas, and a water-cooled heat pump modular chiller featuring composite evaporative cooling.

CRH 2020 Seeks Innovative Development in Post-Pandemic Era

With ‘Making steady progress, tiding over difficulties, leading by quality and seeking innovative development’ as theme this year, under the difficult global situation impacted by COVID-19, China Refrigeration Expo (CRH) was successfully held at Chongqing International Expo Center from August 19 to 21 in 2020. CRH, the 31st International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage, was jointly sponsored by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Beijing Sub-council (CCPIT), Chinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR), and China Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Industry Association (CRAA), organized by Beijing International Exhibition Center, and co-organized by Chongqing Association of Refrigeration and Hubei Association of Refrigeration.

Fooma Japan Becomes First Web Exhibition

Impacted by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Osaka International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition ( Fooma Japan), which was to be held from the end of June was cancelled, but  is being held online instead. Now, the Web Exhibition is taking place from June 23 until the end of August. Fooma Japan proposes an ‘affluent future explored through food technology’ through exhibition/ demonstrations of state-of-the-art food machinery technology, products and services.

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