GEA Grasso V HP – New reciprocating compressor models for NH3 heat pump solutions

GEA Grasso V HP – New reciprocating compressor models for NH3 heat pump solutions

Continuing the success story of the GEA Grasso V series on a higher level, GEA developed the high-pressure version for heat pump applications. With a maximum design pressure of 39 bar, the V HP models are the right choice for hot water applications up to 70 °C. This solution covers most of all heat pump applications in the food industry for processing and cleaning and already won this year’s RAC Cooling Industry Award in the category Building Energy Project.

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2019 AHR Expo Education Program Offers First Look at What’s Ahead for HVACR in the Coming Year

The 2019 AHR Expo today announced its full lineup for the 2019 Education Program, including more than 120 sessions of free seminars, professional certifications and continuing education courses. The Education Program continues to grow each year and is the most comprehensive, all-inclusive opportunity to hear directly from industry leaders about trends and best practices in HVACR.

York Mission Critical AHUs Enhance Efficiency, Reliability in Data Centers

he York® Mission Critical Direct Evaporative Cooling (DEC) Air Handling Units (AHUs) from Johnson Controls Inc. are designed to meet data centers’ specific needs. The units are offered in two sizes (250 kW and 500 kW) and in perimeter and rooftop configurations.

Stelrad acquires Hudevad brand

With the strategic intention of increasing its presence in the European designer radiator market, Stelrad Radiator Group has acquired the intellectual property, manufacturing assets and Hudevad brand from the administrators of Ribe Jernindustri A/S.

AirChiller – Compact Refrigeration Technology with the Safety Refrigerant Water (R718) and Glycol-Free Cooling.

AirChiller – Compact Refrigeration Technology with the Safety Refrigerant Water (R718) and Glycol-Free Cooling. The AirChiller combines the benefits of the Michelbach group’s glycol- and chemical-free LUMI dry cooler with those of Efficient Energy GmbH’s eChiller model series that operate exclusively with the safety refrigerant Water (R718).

Tools Talk: Seal of approval

When moisture enters a system, the refrigerant can degrade and turn into acid, meaning damage is inevitable. Poorly maintained systems where leaks are not repaired or damage is not rectified can lose energy efficiency and cooling capacity, resulting in costly repairs.

A/C Supply Has Mitsubishi Once Again

Kirk McGovern, General Manager of A/C Supply recently announced “We’re BACK! After over five years, A/C Supply, Inc has obtained the brand that we all know and love, Mitsubishi Electric. With many years of experience and knowledge on our side, we are ready to take this partnership to a whole new level.

Strategic alliance between Midea and Clivet

Midea Group Co., Ltd (SZSE: 000333, “Midea”) has entered into a Definitive Agreement on 21 June 2016 for the acquisition of 80% of Clivet S.p.A., Clivet Espana S.A. and related real estate assets. The current shareholders of Clivet S.p.A., the Bellò family, will retain a 20% stake.

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AC Markets in Japan and Europe Heat Up as Temperatures Soar

Heat waves have turned up the temperature on room air conditioner (RAC) demand in Japan and Europe this summer. The summer RAC sales competition in 2018 has also seen the heat turned up with special demand. Japan posted solid growth in RAC demand in 2016 and 2017, and domestic RAC shipments in the first half of 2018 grew by 4.8% over the same period of the previous year. Then a heat wave visited Japan in July, which turned up the heat on the sales competition.

AC Market Struggles to Record Positive Growth

As in previous years, JARN recently interviewed major air conditioner manufacturers and related associations around the world. Based on these interviews, we prepared this report on the global air conditioner market in the first half of 2018 and are proud to share it with our global readers. First of all, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the professional stakeholders who have given great support and selfless dedication.


Mayekawa Leads AC&R Industry with Natural Five Refrigerants

Mayekawa is a world-leading industrial refrigeration manufacturer. JARN interviewed Shin Maekawa, president of Mayekawa, to hear about the company’s global operations and highlights at Chillventa 2018 that will be held in October in Germany.

Panasonic to Harvest the Benefits of Cross Value Innovation

This July, JARN went to Panasonic’s factory in Gunma Prefecture to meet Atsuki Tsutsumi, director, Panasonic – Cold Chain Business Division, Appliances Company, to hear about the global development of Panasonic’s cold chain business and recent organizational changes.


Rural poverty reduction expert meeting held in China

A United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) project being implemented in one of China’s remaining poverty-stricken counties reached a new milestone today with the organization of an inception meeting and consultation workshops bringing together national technical experts and local industrial sector representatives.

Solar Sighting in LaPlace

Mark Landry and Danny Millet at the Solar Supply store in LaPlace are seeing a change in the HVACR industry that is surprising to them. Mark explains, “our customers typically don’t like change, especially when it comes to something as basic as their charging gauges.

Packaged Plant Solutions launches HIU utility cupboard range

Packaged Plant Solutions (PPS), the prefabricated plant specialist, has launched its range of Heat Interface Unit (HIU) utility cupboards, efficiently providing hot water and heating on demand for large residential multi-occupancy properties.


SELACACI: Building Science for the HVAC Contractor – Take 2

On October 23 (the Fourth Tuesday), SELACACI will continue its series on building science issues for a/c field professionals. Last year, Bobby Parks travelled Louisiana to educate builders andSELA-CACI logo others on behalf of the La. Dept. of Natural Resources (LDNR), and he’s returning to the New Orleans area this year to educate Code Officials & Fire Marshalls. Here’s your chance to hear him & ask questions!

Mid-South Hosts Daikin VRV Class

Mid-South Equipment Sales and Service hosted their first Daikin VRV Install and Commissioning class on September 11,12 and 13th in their new state of the art training facility in Harahan. The three-day class was instructed by Mid-South’s Daikin technical trainer Joe Johnston.

Vericool Inc to Unveil Revolutionary Reusable Sustainable Consumer Cooler at 2018 Pack Expo in Chicago

Vericool Inc., creators of Vericoolers®, the premier recyclable and compostable coolers on the market, will unveil new sustainable product lines at the 2018 Pack Expo in Chicago from October 14-17. The company will showcase the new Ohana CoolerTM, a reusable and recyclable cooler for consumers, and the new Vericooler Plus®, a cooler with compostable thermal insulation.

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TCL Global Distributor Conference held in Hainan

In October 12, 2018, TCL AC held a global Partners conference in Sanya, Hainan Province, China. The theme of the events was 'Smart Air We Enjoy’. JARN reporter participated in the event and the report will be published in the next coming up issue.

Fooma Japan 2018

Fooma Japan 2018 was held from June 12 to 15 at the Tokyo Big Sight. Sponsored by the Japan Food Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, and held under the theme of ‘Food Technology Unlimited,’ Fooma Japan 2018 is Asia’s largest class and comprehensive trade show showcasing food technologies and proposed an ‘affluent future being explored by food technology’ through state-of-the-art food processing machinery, products and services.

Frigair 2018 Showcases Products for African Market

Frigair Expo 2018 took place at the Gallagher Estate in in Johannesburg, South Africa, from June 6 to 8. Frigair Expo is the African continent’s only dedicated heating, energy, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HEVAC&R) exhibition. This expo showcases the crucial role played by the HEVAC&R industry and the rapidly developing technology in eco-friendly efficiency.