Big Y Improves Refrigerated Grocery Distribution with Carrier Transicold Trailer Units and eSolutions Platform

Big Y Improves Refrigerated Grocery Distribution with Carrier Transicold Trailer Units and eSolutions Platform

One of New England’s largest independently owned supermarket chains, Big Y, is improving its fleet logistics with new trailers equipped with Carrier Transicold X4™ 7300 refrigeration units and the eSolutions™ platform for remote monitoring and control. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.

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REHVA at the KGH 52nd International HVAC Congress and Exhibition

We are happy to announce that REHVA will take part on the KGH 52nd International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition  hybrid event that will be held on 1-3 December 2021, confirming the longstanding collaboration with KGH.

Frigoblock wins European Transport Award for Sustainability 2022 for its Electric FK25i Refrigeration Unit

Frigoblock, one of the leading manufacturers of transport refrigeration units in Europe and a brand of Thermo King®, was awarded the European Transport Award for Sustainability 20221 for its electric FK25i refrigeration unit. Frigoblock allelectric technology took the honours in the competition’s cooling and heating category for its innovative design accommodating the requirements of battery-powered, electric trucks.

The expansion of refrigeration applications of Thermal Energy Storage and PCMs

Based on a selection of papers from two recent IIR conferences, overview of thermal energy storage and PCM applications in the fields of refrigerated transport, display cabinets, fishing vessels, food processing and air conditioning.   Numerous papers presented during these conferences show that phase change materials (PCMs) and more generally thermal energy storage (TES) systems have significant benefits in a wide range of refrigeration applications.

University of Glasgow hosts Net-Zero workshop series

The University of Glasgow is hosting a series of Net-Zero workshops organised by the James Watt School of Engineering and The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP). The workshops aim to provide an insight into the key issues identified in the decarbonisation of our energy systems as the transition to a low carbon future continues to gather pace.

'Bye-bye, gas: why a heat pump should be your next boiler'

Heat pumps are the cheapest way to decarbonize heat for consumers; they are typically 12% cheaper than Hybrid heat pumps and 95% cheaper than hydrogen boilers, according to a new study released by BEUC.  

Independent Innovation and Diversified Development——GMV6 HR

Gree GMV6 HR integrates multiple functions of cooling, heating, water heating, floor heating and heat supply, featuring powerful functions and convenient operation.

Alfa Laval Capital Markets Day 2021

Today, November 30, Alfa Laval hosted its 2021 Capital Markets Day as a streamed digital event. The focus was on the company’s ongoing transformation journey, driven by its extended offering within sustainability and digitalization to support further organic growth. 

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Japan to Raise RAC Energy Efficiency Standard Values in April 2022

The new Japanese energy-saving performance standard for room air conditioners (RACs) is expected to come into effect in April 2022. This is the first revision since 2006. With this revised version, the Japanese government will further improve the energy-saving performance of RACs, and will oblige manufacturers to reduce the power consumption of split-type RACs by up to around 30% from the current level, aiming at the overarching realization of carbon neutrality in 2050.

ISK-SODEX Boosts Turkish HVAC&R Export Potential

The Turkish air conditioning market is showing signs of recovery despite the pandemic. In the variable refrigerant flow (VRF) segment in particular, there are bright spots thanks to the government’s subsidy system. In fact, İSKİD, the Turkish Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Manufacturers Association, reported that expanded use of mini-VRFs exerted a positive effect on overall VRF sales, which resulted in striking market growth of 9% year on year in the period spanning January to August 2021.


AHRI Tackles Current Challenges to Create a Better World

JARN interviewed Stephen Yurek, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), to hear about its role, accomplishments, and future challenges, as well as highlights of the 2022 AHR Expo.

Daikin Applied Changing to Deliver More Comprehensive Solutions

JARN interviewed Michael Schwartz, chief executive officer (CEO), Daikin Applied Americas, to hear about the Daikin’s develop ment and production system as well as product and refrigerant strategies in the United States and also on the global stage.

Michael Schwartz (S): The chairman is nominated to serve for a year, and help align and codify positions that the association and its members have on critical issues. This currently includes issues such as improving indoor air quality (IAQ), a need greatly amplified by the pandemic, and following mandates to adopt lowerglobal warming potential (GWP) refrigerants to reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), support environmental sustainability and decarbonization, and boost energy efficiency.

ebm-papst Solves Customers’ Problems

Thomas Nürnberger, managing director of Sales and Marketing at the ebm-papst Group since April 2021 and president of ebm-papst China for five years, talks about internationality, what he has learned from China and what customers can expect from him.


Compact Trucks Round off UniCarriers MX Series

With the MXS3 and MXS4, Cold Chain Federation Members UniCarriers are expanding their successful MX series of electric counterbalanced trucks with new models that set benchmarks in agility, performance and intelligence. All the new models are characterised by their compact and robust design, excellent manoeuvrability and intelligent control systems. This makes them ideal for dynamic handling tasks in demanding, confined environments.

Bitzer Promotes CSVH Series, Unrivaled among Air-cooled Chillers

Bitzer’s intelligent, speed-controlled CSVH series is a unique innovation in the field of compact screw compressors. The particularly powerful inverter-driven compressors have a displacement of up to 1,206 m3/h (50/60 Hz) and are optimized for air-cooled chillers and heat pumps.

The Kigali Amendment Celebrates Five Years of Accelerating Progress

Five years ago, on October 16, 2016, the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer agreed to the Kigali Amendment. The Kigali Amendment will phase down ozone-safe hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) greenhouse gases (GHGs). These GHGs were once necessary to rapidly protect stratospheric ozone against tipping points but are no longer necessary because environmentally superior technology is available or soon to be available.


Systemair Geniox Go AHU Debut New Renovation-friendly Features

Systemair has released new size-optimized models of Geniox Go air handling units (AHUs) to provide customers with the best possible solution for all types of project requirements.

Embraco Presents Its New Compressors for Residential Refrigeration

Embraco is putting into mass production during 2021 a pair of compressors for residential refrigeration that are designed to reshape the future in this segment. With a remarkable combination of innovation, energy efficiency, environmental sustainability and a unique correlation of cooling capacity and size, these launches just reinforce the brand reputation of Embraco, which has a track record of more than 1,500 valid patents at the moment.

JCI Celebrates 50th Anniversary of HVAC Manufacturing Facility

Johnson Controls (JCI) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the company’s commercial HVAC manufacturing plant in Norman, Oklahoma, the United States. The 900,000ft2 (83,600-m2) facility, known as Johnson Controls Rooftop Center of Excellence, serves as the company’s flagship location for industry research, manufacturing and testing of commercial rooftop units.

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AHR Expo Returns to Las Vegas as an In-person Event

The 2022 AHR Expo will be held at Las Vegas Convention Center in the United States, from January 31 to February 2, 2022.

The AHR Expo is the world’s premier heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) event, attracting the most comprehensive gathering of industry professionals from around the globe each year. The show provides a unique forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties, whether a major industry brand or innovative start-up, can come together to share ideas and showcase the future of HVAC&R technology under one roof. The AHR Expo will be held in conjunction with the ASHRAE Winter Conference.

Food Technologies Gather at Fooma Japan 2021

From June 1 to 4, 2021 International Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition (Fooma Japan 2021), Asia’s largest comprehensive trade show in the food technology sector, sponsored by the Japan Food Machinery Manufacturer’s Association (FOOMA), was held at Aichi Sky Expo in Aichi Prefecture. The 44th edition of Fooma Japan 2021 was held under the theme of ‘Creativity will change the future of food.’ A total of 661 companies exhibited in all 19 fields, such as the food manufacturing and processing fields, engineering robots and the Internet of Things (IoT) field, the cutting-edge automation segment that solves labor shortages and is labor saving, as well as hygiene measures and the management field that are useful for introducing hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP). The total number of visitors over the four- day period was 22,420.

CR Expo 2021, Shanghai

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Heat Pump Area—acted at CR 2021 as an interactive and centralized display platform for residential AC&R manufacturers. In the area, leading Chinese manufacturers such as Midea, Gree, Haier, and New Energy displayed their heat pumps, and CRAA promoted its certification program for heat pumps. Conferences on heat pumps were also held in the conference area.

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