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Trane Introduces New XStream™ RTHF G

Trane Introduces New XStream™ RTHF G

Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services, and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, introduces RTHF G, the newest addition in the XStream™ range of water-cooled screw chillers. The new design, now available in countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa, is part of the Ingersoll Rand EcoWise™ portfolio, designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and high-efficiency operation.

Latest headlines

IoT & Big Data -- Transforming green buildings into smart ones

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally and resource-efficient throughout a building’s lifecycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.”


Smart buildings: Wearing your heart on your HVAC

How long before your building “knows” more about you than you do yourself? Henry Lawson, Market Intelligence Analyst at BSRIA, expresses his thoughts in this article.


Klein Tools Announces 2018 Electrician of the Year Regional Winners

Klein Tools has selected six regional winners for its 5th annual Electrician of the Year award. The finalists, who represent the Northwest, Southwest, Central North, Central South, Southeast, and Northeast regions, were chosen for their commitment to the electrical industry.


Marketair, HydroKleen Form U.S. Marketing Alliance

Marketair, a provider of HVACR installation and service accessories for ductless mini-split (DMS) and unitary air conditioning systems, formed a marketing alliance with HydroKleen on June 1 to promote U.S. contractor licensing for the Queensland, Australia-based company’s globally-renowned HVACR branded DMS cleaning program.  

UTC Climate, Controls & Security Announces Price Increase

UTC Climate, Controls & Security, which manufactures products under the Carrier, Bryant, Payne, and ICP brand names, announced a price increase of up to 3 percent on residential and commercial heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning equipment. It will be implemented effective Sept. 10.

Daikin opens climatic testing centre

Daikin Applied Europe has announced the launch of a new Witness Testing service for clients, with a new climatic test chamber designed to accommodate all cooling-specific applications.  The new facility, based at Cecchina, near Rome, offers testing to recognised International Standards across a range of operational modes, in all climate conditions.

CEO of BESA to judge Panasonic PRO Awards

Panasonic has announced that David Frise, CEO of Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), will be the UK judge for the Panasonic PRO Awards 2018, which celebrates excellence in the design, specification, installation and commissioning of Panasonic heating and cooling systems.

Cover Story

Honeywell Unveils New Non-flammable Refrigerant with Lower GWP

The new refrigerant addresses a major concern for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, contractors, and end-users in light of new regulatory requirements and safety standards.

Vietnam, A New Star in the Southeast Asian Market

The air conditioner market in Southeast Asia has increased by 5.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), and this trend is attracting more and more attention in the global air conditioner industry. It is estimated that by 2020, the population of Southeast Asia will reach 700 million. Combined with the economic development, middle-class population has expanded rapidly, forming the basis for the promotion of the development of the air conditioner market in the region.

Interview

Carrier Contributing to Green Society with Its Innovative Technologies

Recently, JARN seized an opportunity to interview Gaurang Pandya, president, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, Asia Pacific. On that occasion, Mr. Pandya talked about his company’s environmental sustainable solutions such as chillers with low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and green building business in China.

New Chairman Talks about AHRI’s Activities & Prospects

During the 2018 AHR Expo held in January in Chicago, JARN interviewed Chris Peel, president and chief operating officer (COO) of Rheem and newly appointed AHRI chairman to hear about the activities and prospects of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) on alternative refrigerants, the U.S. air conditioning market, and other facets.

Daikin to Sweep European Market with R32 ACs

During Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) held in March in Italy, JARN interviewed Takayuki Kamekawa, president, Daikin Air Conditioning Italy (DACI), to hear about its featured exhibits and business strategies in Europe.
 

Market

Who wants to be a climate millionaire?

During the next edition of the Eurovent Summit, taking place from 25 to 28 September 2018 in Seville, Spain, participants will be challenged in an HVACR version of ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’.

Oakland sets out plans for last Brexit seminar

Oakland International is holding the last in a series of Brexit seminars in October.  The event, hosted jointly by Oakland International and Oakland Invicta, will take place at The Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 17th October 2018.

ECEX Air Intake Screen explained in video

ECEX has produced a three-minute video explaining how its Air Intake Screens can help reduce maintenance and increase energy efficiency of HVAC plant including air handling units, chillers, condensers and cooling towers.

Product

New sales director for Hamworthy

Hamworthy Heating has recently welcomed Jason Fretwell, who spent the last 13 years at A.O. Smith, to oversee the sales team as sales director. He joins with almost 30 years of experience in the sector.

Sanhua Acquires American Tubing International

Sanhua Holding Group has completed the purchase of American Tubing International, a Springdale, AR manufacturer of copper and aluminum assemblies for the HVACR industry. Sanhua will continue to operate the company as ATI, with plans to expand its North America HVACR business footprint. The ATI acquisition is like the 2013 Sanhua purchase of R-Squared Puckett Inc., a Mississippi-based manufacturer of precision aluminum heat exchange components.

DiversiTech Acquires hilmor from Stanley Black & Decker

DiversiTech Corp., a leading aftermarket manufacturer and supplier of highly-engineered components for residential and light commercial heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R), announced today that it has acquired hilmor® from Stanley Black & Decker. The acquisition was completed Aug. 10.

Photo Report

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.

Japan’s Only Data Center Expo Opens

From May 9 to 11, Japan IT Week was held at the Tokyo Big Sight. Japan IT Week is an exposition specializing in IT that is held three times a year. It consists of a total of 13 expositions including a Software & Apps Development Expo, an IoT/M2M Expo and an AI & Business Automation Expo.

Toshiba Chemours

Exhibition & Event

Fooma Japan 2018

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