Alfa Laval CB210 brings modern thinking to brazed heat exchangers

Alfa Laval CB210 brings modern thinking to brazed heat exchangers

Alfa Laval has now combined several of the latest technological features for brazed plate heat exchangers into one single design: the Alfa Laval CB210. The newly launched heat exchanger promises to boost performance for a wide range of heating and cooling applications, giving customers more opportunities to increase both capacity as well as thermal efficiency.

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GCHV Launched New Generation CHV Pro VRF

CHV Pro VRF is the new generation full DC inverter EVI VRF system of GCHV in 2019, single unit capacity from 8HP~32HP, Max. combination capacity up to 128HP, up to 100 indoor units can be connected in one system.

Carrier Transicold Selected as Sole Supplier for Riverside Truck Rental’s All New Refrigerated Fleet

Riverside Truck Rental – a member company of NRG Fleet Services – has entered into the refrigerated truck segment, specifying Carrier Transicold equipment for all 18 vehicles comprising its new rental fleet. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

DFDS Selects NaturaLINE® Refrigeration Units to Support its Short-Sea Service in a Sustainable Way

DFDS Logistics, Ltd. has enhanced its environmental profile by purchasing 50 Carrier Transicold NaturaLINE® units, which are the industry’s only natural refrigerant-based container refrigeration system. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning to relocate and expand factory in Wuhu, China

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, a leading global air conditioning manufacturer, today announced plans to invest $US135 million towards the relocation and expansion of its factory in Wuhu, Anhui Province, China.

Gree Launches World-leading Technology at Canton Fair

On Oct 16, at the 126th Canton Fair, Gree held a promotion activity with the theme of “Pioneering in the World, Leading in Compressor Technology” for the triple-cylinder two-stage rotary compressor of variable volume ratio.


On a like-for-like basis[1]  the invoiced products value at 30 September 2019 grew by 7.3% and the order book grew by 17.5%. These particularly positive results derive from the ever-increasing importance of the “green” component of LU-VE Group turnover and also the increasing diversification of turnover by application niche and geographic market destination, enabling the activity level of the Group to depend very little on the general economic cycle.

Presentation by ebm-papst at SPS in Nuremberg

The trend toward higher power densities in control cabinets, variable frequency drives and other industrial applications is further increasing cooling demand. That is also placing high demands on the fans used. David Krusemark, a sales engineer in the IVT-Industrial division of ebm-papst, will be making a presentation on the subject at the VDMA Forum as part of the SPS trade fair in Nuremberg.

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Chinese AC Manufacturers Accelerate Factory Construction in Southeast Asia

Recently, two well-known Chinese air conditioner manufacturers announced that they have built new production bases in Southeast Asia to speed up their development in overseas markets. TCL, a large air conditioner brand located in southern China, recently built a production base with its partner in Indonesia. The new factory will have an annual production capacity of 1.5 million air conditioners in Phase 1 and officially begin mass production at the end of September 2019. In addition, TCL plans to build production bases in other foreign countries in the near future. See page 18.

Sizzling Heat Wave Has Little Impact on Global AC Demand

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 2019 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. We ask our readers to kindly point out any errors.


JSRAE Values Global Network and Holds International Conferences

In this May, Kuniaki Kawamura was appointed as new president of Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (JSRAE). JARN interviewed Mr. Kawamura to hear about his views on JSRAE activities including conferences, a partnership with the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), and new refrigerants.

TICA Accelerates International Strategy with Oil-free Technology from Smardt

TICA Climate Solutions is a China-based specialist in the clean environment and thermal energy sectors. In October 2018, TICA set up a joint venture (JV) company with Smardt, a Canada-based global leading oil-free centrifugal chiller manufacturer. JARN interviewed Jiang Li, president of TICA, and Roger Richmond-Smith, founder of Smardt, to hear about their strengths and synergies.

Mitsubishi Electric Grabs Opportunities Created by Evolving Compressor Business Environments

JARN interviewed Taro Kato, managing director and president of Siam Compressor Industry (SCI), a Thai-based compressor specialist within the Mitsubishi Electric group, to hear about its highlights at Bangkok RHVAC 2019 and Mitsubishi Electric group’s compressor business strategy.


GCHV Attracts Global Attention at the 126th Canton Fair

On October 15th, the 126th Canton Fair has attracted buyers from more than 210 countries and regions to negotiate purchases. GCHV has exhibited a variety of quality products that combine cutting-edge technology with overseas regional needs. In front of the GCHV booth, there are global buyers of different languages, and feel the unique charm of high-quality HVAC products.

Gree Serves the World with Independent Innovation

On October 15, the 126th Canton Fair opened grandly in Guangzhou. This time, Gree presents its triple-cylinder two-stage rotary compressor of variable volume ratio, which is first developed in the world, and high-quality electric appliances, exhibiting its independent innovation and world-leading technologies as well as its determination to serve the world.

GE Appliances Decatur Plant Is Assembly Magazine’s Manufacturing Plant of the Year

GE Appliances, a Haier company, announced that its Decatur, AL refrigeration plant is the best manufacturing plant in the country. It’s not boasting. It’s a fact according to Assembly Magazine whose editors recently awarded the distinction to the 2019 Assembly Plant of the Year.


BITZER: A competence centre in a state of constant change

Sindelfingen/Schkeuditz, 15.10.2019. Schkeuditz, near Leipzig, is one of the largest sites of the independent specialist for refrigeration and air conditioning technology BITZER. And it is certainly also the one that has changed the most over its lifetime. BITZER Schkeuditz, the competence centre for reciprocating compressors, has proven exceptionally versatile, especially in recent years.

Ingersoll Rand expects to grow further in China

Ingersoll Rand, the leading diversified industrial manufacturer, expects to see its China business further grow, as the country has vowed to deepen opening-up, the company's executive said.

Arkema to increase Kynar® fluoropolymer capacities at its Changshu plant, China

Driven by continued strong growth in the lithium-ion battery market for electric vehicles, Arkema will increase the capacity of its high-performance polymer PVDF dedicated to this market at its Changshu plant by approximately 50 percent.

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Fooma Japan 2019 Showcases Japan’s Technology for Japanese Visitors and Visitors from Abroad

From July 9 to 12, 2019 the International Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition (Fooma Japan 2019) was held at the Tokyo Big Sight. In all, 688 companies exhibited, and the four-day event attracted 100,680 visitors. Fooma Japan is Asia’s largest class comprehensive food trade show covering all food manufacturing processes centering on food machinery, ranging from raw material processing to manufacture and distribution.

CRH Expo 2019 in Shanghai—Continued from May Issue

CAREL—received an Innovation Product Award in the Refrigeration category at CHR 2019 for Hecu CO2. Hecu sistema is the CAREL high-efficiency solution for condensing units with BLDC compressors and natural refrigerants. The use of Hecu CO2 is expected to expand in China.

Japan IT Week Showcases Cutting-edge Technologies in 11 Fields

From May 8 to 10, Japan IT Week Spring was held at the Tokyo Big Sight. Japan IT Week Spring is Japan’s largest IT exposition consisting of 11 special expositions such as Data Center Expo, Software & Apps Development Expo, Big Data Management Expo, Data Storage Expo, Information Security Expo, and Cloud Computing Expo.

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