Europe

2016.05.22

Italian AC Market Reviewed

Following the setback in the construction sector in 2008 the air conditioning and refrigeration (ACR) industry in Italy has benefited from government tax incentives and other initiatives and in 2015 sales of ventilation and air conditioning equipment reached record highs. The estimate for 2014 was around ?1 billion (US$ 1.1 billion) of which split systems accounted for around half the value and tw...

2016.05.22

Retrofit Packaged Heat Pump

A new line in packaged air-source heat pumps has been launched by Star Renewable Energy, part of Star Refrigeration, in the United Kingdom. The unit was on display at the international 2016 Low Carbon Heat and Water Conference this year. It was designed to meet growing demand for low carbon solutions plant in retrofit projects. The unit displayed had an output of 700 kW and a maximum output temper...

2016.05.22

Propane for 1 MW Chiller

Two 500 kW screw compressor units from Geoclima designed to operate on propane as the refrigerant are supplying chilled water to a pharmaceuticals company in the United Kingdom. The units replace an existing R407C plant which was nearing the end of its life. Propane was chosen for its low global warming potential (GWP) and its lower electrical load. Source: ACR News, UK...

2016.05.22

Too Many Refrigerants?

Just when the industry thought the problem of future of refrigerants had been resolved, a new report from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reveals that around 80 fluids are still under review - most of them blends. One new molecule has been identified - trans-dichloroethene - which is being developed as a blend with one of the hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) as an alternative to R123. Future ...

2016.05.22

Daikin to Acquire Italian Commercial Refrigeration Manufactu

Daikin through its subsidiary Daikin Europe has decided to acquire Zanotti headquartered in Mantova, Lombardy, Italy, an Italian manufacturer of commercial-use refrigerators and freezers.   The acquisition price is ?98 million (US$ 112 million) for which Daikin will obtain all company shares from the asset management company owned by Zanotti executive officers. Finalization of the transaction...

2016.05.22

Bitzer New Varipack: Flexible Energy Savings with Frequency

Bitzer presented the Varipack product series for the first time at the Mostra Convegno. All Bitzer reciprocating compressors can be operated with this new generation of intelligent frequency inverters...

2016.05.22

Bitzer Offers a Variety of Choices for Low-GWP Refrigerants

During the Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE), JARN interviewed Mathias Layher, Director of Sales AC and Process, Dr. Armin Walz, Head of Application Engineering, and Patrick Koops, Head of Public Rela...

2016.05.22

DencoHappel Installs New AHUs at McDonalds’ Largest Restaura

Paris boasts the largest McDonald’s restaurant in the world in terms of sales. Located on the prestigious Champs-Elysees, the flagship restaurant has been extensively renovated. Closed during the work...

2016.05.22

Healthcare ColDays

Healthcare ColDays, an event dedicated to all aspects of the cold chain in the healthcare sector is to take place at the Double Mixte in Lyon, France, from November 22 to 23, 2016. Healthcare ColDays ...

2016.05.22

Panasonic R32 AC for French Market

Panasonic has announced its intention to become the leader in the French market for heat pumps operating on R32, and has launched two ranges of air-to-air (ATA) single-split systems operating on R32 i...

2016.05.22

New Hotel in Normandy Opts for Daikin Systems

The Nomad Hotel inaugurated in March 2016 is equipped with Daikin VRV systems providing energy recovery. The systems cool or heat the rooms of the hotel located in Le Havre according to customer requi...

 
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