Danfoss: A new way for HVACR technicians to boost their skills

Danfoss: A new way for HVACR technicians to boost their skills

HVACR service technicians don't have it easy. Long hours, challenging repairs, and ever-shifting regulations are just a few of the factors that make working in air conditioning and refrigeration a complex affair. Nobody understands that better than Jamie Kitchen. After all, he's been training service techs for over twenty years — in the classroom and out in the field. According to Jamie, the best technicians are the ones who don't lean on their existing knowledge and skill set.

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Inert gas production joins applications at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre

An Alfa Laval Smit Combustion system (FU type) is now installed at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark. The system, which adds inert gas production to the centre’s already comprehensive range of full-scale vessel applications, will ensure that Alfa Laval remains at the forefront of developing and optimizing inert gas systems.

Danfoss and Gefran to partner in the mobile hydraulic market

Danfoss and Gefran SPA, a global leader in automation components and industrial process control systems, have signed an exclusive framework agreement to collaborate around sensors for mobile hydraulic applications.

CE Hosts Northeast HVAC Tradeshow at Iconic Venues in Albany and NYC

HVAC contractors from both Upstate NY and the NY Tri-State area can get ready for the spring cooling season at the 2019 Northeast HVAC TRADE SHOW.

At AWE 2019 Panasonic Offers Customers Fantastic Experiences of the Senses and a New Life

China Appliance and Electronics World Expo (AWE) - one of the three major global appliances and electronics exhibitions - kicked off on March 14, 2019. This time, Panasonic exhibited its appliances under the theme of "A Better Life, A Better World", focusing on home life solutions that would be provided by products and designs customized according to the needs of each consumer.

LG presents Therma V Monobloc

Since the approval of the climate agreement in Paris, the demand for sustainable and energy-saving solutions has increased rapidly. The energy transition is also in full swing in all European countries.

Daikin: Quality air for better healthcare outcomes

Healthcare facilities focus on creating comfortable healing environments for their patients. With indoor air quality (IAQ) top of mind in these facilities, investing in HVAC equipment that can remove pathogens and create healthier air is a must.

​TF Solutions opens South West branch

The 11,000 sq ft premises in the centre of Bristol features a new-look trade counter and adds to existing branches in the North, Yorkshire, Midlands and South.

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Ductless ACs Boom in Atlanta — Report on the 2019 AHR Expo

During an action-packed three days spanning January 14 to 16, the 2019 AHR Expo, the world’s largest heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) event, was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Under unusually cold weather conditions in Atlanta, 1,824 exhibitors showcased their hot products to 45,078 visitors.

Next-generation Refrigerant Initiatives

The International Symposium on New Refrigerants and Environmental Technology 2018 (Kobe Symposium) was held at the Kobe International Conference Center and organized by the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Indus- try Association (JRAIA). The 13th edition of the symposium started on December 6 and ended with success on December 7.


AHRI Contributing to Healthy Growth of U.S. HVAC&R Industry

JARN interviewed Stephen Yurek, president and chief executive officer (CEO), the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). He talked about recent trends in U.S. air conditioning demand, standards and regulations, the move to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, and AHRI’s recent activities.

Nidec Extends Competency by Drawing on Synergy with Secop Compressors

During Chillventa 2018, JARN interviewed Ricardo Maciel, president of Cold (compressor) Business Unit, Nidec Global Appliance Division, to hear about the focus on the acquisition of Secop and the synergy created.

Embraco New R290 Compressors Contributing to Enhanced Product Efficiency

During Chillventa 2018 held in Germany in October, JARN interviewed Luis Felipe Dau, president of Embraco, to hear about the company’s new products and business performance in the global market.


New-Generation Truck Refrigeration Unit from Carrier Transicold Boasts “Supra” Powers

The Supra® S6 new-generation truck refrigeration unit from Carrier Transicold combines improved performance, efficiency and reliability with a contemporary new design, making it a welcome addition to fleets that deliver food, pharmaceuticals, flowers and other refrigerated goods.

Toshiba heat recovery for Mercedes-Benz

The 10.5-acre retail centre site near Stockport will include Europe's largest Mercedes-Benz showroom, 32 workshop bays and a body and paint repair facility.

BSRIA Instrument Solutions now supplies the Testo 300 flue gas analyser range

Now available to Hire or Buy from BSRIA Instrument Solutions is the Testo 300 flue gas analyser range, which is available in several different kit configurations, including the capability to have an NO sensor fitted for calculating NOx in compliance with the Energy Related Products Directive (ErP).


API of NH / Delta T Distributors is Proud to Announce the Manufacturer of the Year Award

This year’s winner is LG Air Conditioning Technologies. Bob Engel Jr., President of API noted “we truly appreciate the many hours that Ken Kastl, Senior Regional Sales Manager and Doug Viger, Regional Sales Manager for LG Air Conditioning Technologies have given to API of NH / Delta T Distributors and to our customers, helping all of us to grow our businesses. They have been a great partner!!”

The IIR and the ASHRAE establish new definitions of five keywords in the refrigeration sector

For over a year, a group of experts from the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have been working together to establish common definitions of five essential words characterising the refrigeration sector.

Shannon Reusable Insulation Nets Energy Savings for Sturdy Memorial Hospital

Shannon Enterprises of W.N.Y., Inc., the world-leading designer, and maker of reusable thermal and acoustic insulation, in partnership with Thomaston, Conn., Shannon Energy Resources, has completed a capital project to save energy for Attleboro, Mass.-based Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Shannon Energy installed reusable, custom-engineered thermal insulation throughout the hospital’s mechanical rooms and steam distribution system.

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Sifa 2018 in Lyon — A Great Success

Lyon is known as France’s ‘capital of refrigeration’, and lived up to its reputation. For the first time, Sifa, a leading exhibition dedicated to refrigeration and air conditioning technologies and encompassing commercial refrigeration, industrial refrigeration, air conditioning, and the cold chain, was held in Lyon on November 28–29, 2018, and attracted a record number of visitors.

Ductless ACs Boom in Atlanta — Report on the 2019 AHR Expo--Photo Report

Johnson Controls—gathered JCI, YORK, and Hitachi brands products at its booth. JCI exhibited the Metasys 10.0 building automation system, Nexus Premier 25 to 50-ton commercial rooftop units, and the Enterprise Management open, comprehensive analytical platform, etc.

Refcold India Makes Impressive Debut--Photo Report

Kirloskar Pneumatic—is one of the leading Indian companies in refrigeration, air, and gas compression.