Embraco launches new range of R290 condensing units for the European market

Embraco launches new range of R290 condensing units for the European market

August 2022 – Embraco, a global provider of refrigeration technology for the complete residential and commercial cold chain, and part of Nidec Global Appliance’s portfolio of brands, announced a new range of indoor R290 condensing units for Europe, especially for food service applications, such as under-counters, blast chillers, cold rooms and reach ins. The lineup will be one of the groups of products highlighted at Chillventa, the world’s leading exhibition for refrigeration technology that will be held in Germany, from 11 to 13th October 2022.

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SAVE THE DATE: REHVA Brussels Summit 2022

Monday 14 November     ·  Committee Meetings. Venue: MAI Building, Rue Washington 40, Brussels   Tuesday 15 November     ·  Policy conference about Building decarbonisation and phase out of fossil fuels in heating and cooling. Venue: Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Brussels


Emerson Announces Lineup for E360 Webinar Series on Lower-GWP Refrigerants

Emerson announced its E360 Webinar series, “The Journey to Lower-GWP Refrigerants” will include five webinars designed to prepare food retailers and other industry stakeholders for the U.S. phasedown of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. The series, which kicked off with the webinars “Regulatory Update: The Latest in Refrigerant Rulemaking and Safety Standards” and “The Role of Emerging Refrigerants Alternatives: CO2, A2Ls and R-290,” is designed to provide food retailers with strategies to achieve compliance of federal refrigerant mandates by exploring refrigerant and equipment options that align with their operational and sustainability goals.


Samsung Electronics Breaks Ground on New Semiconductor R&D Complex in Giheung, Korea

Samsung Electronics today broke ground for a new semiconductor research and development complex in Giheung, Korea, aiming to extend its leadership in state-of-the-art semiconductor technology.   Samsung Electronics plans to invest about KRW 20 trillion by 2028 for the complex in an area covering about 109,000 square meters within its Giheung campus. The new facility will lead advanced research on next-generation devices and processes for memory and system semiconductors, as well as development of innovative new technologies based on a long-term roadmap.


Strong growth of heat pump markets in different parts of the world

During the summer sales, statistics for heat pumps during 2021 have been presented for different markets in the world. In Europe, heat pump sales grew by 34% during 2021 – an all-time high!   On July 12, EHPA published figures for 21 countries in Europe. In total, 2.18 million heat pump units were sold in these countries – nearly 560,000 more than in 2020. This brings the total number of installed heat pumps in the EU to 16.98 million, covering around 14% of the heating market.

Marine Refrigeration Market 2022-2030

Refrigeration units designed specifically for use in sea transport are put to use for the purpose of ensuring that perishable cargo is kept at the correct temperature throughout travel. These are referred to as reefer units in the industry. Refrigeration systems designed for use in marine transport are utilised for transfer over greater distances and of greater quantities. The increasing volume of commodities going both in and out of the country has led to an increase in demand for refrigeration units in maritime transport. When it comes to the processing, preservation, and shipping of fresh and frozen food products, transport refrigeration is necessary in many different ways.

Updated REHVA Position Paper on EPBD

Following the amendments tabled in the ITRE committee of the European Parliament on 06 July 2022 and the progressing negotiations in the Council on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), REHVA has released an updated position paper on the Directive. While there are promising developments in the ongoing negotiations, REHVA is concerned that the definition and requirements for 'zero-emission buildings' (ZEBs) will lead to a fragmented implementation among Member States.

Thermosystems, Part of Daikin Group, Names Mike Murray as President

Thermosystems LLC, a commercial heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) manufacturers’ representative serving Chicago, northwest Indiana, and central and southern Illinois, today announced it has appointed Mike Murray as President. Murray, who has been with the firm for more than 10 years as a leading sales engineer, is replacing John Dolan, one of the company’s co-founders, who is retiring after 22 years of service.

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Daikin Releases Its Patents on R32 VRFs in Europe

The European air conditioner industry is at the forefront of the world in the carbon neutrality context. Over the last few years, Europe has rapidly shifted the refrigerant used in room air conditioners (RACs) and packaged air conditioners (PACs) from the traditional R410A with a higher global warming potential (GWP) to the mildly flammable (A2L) refrigerant R32 with a lower GWP. In 2021, R32 models accounted for about 60% of the European split-type RAC and PAC markets. The penetration of R32 models in 2021 is projected to have reached more than 80% and 70% in the major European RAC and PAC markets respectively, excluding Russia and the surrounding countries where R32 models are not yet popular.

Turkey — Keystone of Global AC Industry

Recently, contrasting phenomena have occurred on the north and south sides of the Black Sea. Ukraine on the north side has been hit by a devastating war, while Turkey on the south side has been experiencing an investment boom. In the Turkish air conditioning market, Daikin and Mitsubishi Electric, the two strong players in the global air conditioning industry, announced at the end of May that they will make further investments in order to expand their local production. For full details, please see the Daikin article on page 34 and the Mitsubishi Electric article on page 32.

Interview

CAREL Offers Product Packages for Heat Pump Industry

CAREL is a leading Italian manufacturer of electronic controllers for every type of application in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. In the past 25 years, we became a market leader with worldwide recognition of quality and reliability. Moreover, CAREL has always been a leading player in the market, offering products that are constantly at the forefront and setting benchmarks as regards the technological levels demanded by the market. Over the years, the company has maintained a key role among manufacturers of electronic controllers, expanding its offer with a range of products for the different applications in the HVAC business: sensors, energy meters, electronic expansion valves, touchscreen displays, drivers for direct current (DC) compressors, supervisory systems, connectivity, and apps.

AHRI Contributes to Carbon Neutrality through Its Activities

On May 27, 2022, JARN had the pleasure of welcoming Stephen Yurek, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), to its office in Tokyo. On this occasion, JARN interviewed him to hear about AHRI’s activities contributing to decarbonization, etc.

Daikin Europe Strengthens Its Heat Pump Business

Earlier this year, Daikin made a series of announcements regarding an increase in its production of heat pump products in Europe. JARN interviewed Takayuki Kamekawa, vice president of Daikin Europe (DENV), and asked about the company’s heat pump business strategy in Europe.

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Norwegian hospital upgrades to a CO2 natural refrigerant system with Optidrive controlled compressors

A Norwegian hospital has upgraded to an environmentally friendly R744 ( CO2 ) natural refrigerant-based HVAC-R system using Invertek Drives Optidrive variable frequency drive (VFD) technology.
 
St Olav Hospital in Trondheim has retrofitted the system to reduce its carbon footprint and impact on the environment, as well as creating significant energy savings.

MHI Thermal Systems Receives “Best Rated Brand” in Split System Air Conditioner Category from Australia’s Product Review Site

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has been voted the “Best Rated Brand” in Australia’s “2021/2022 Finder Customer Satisfaction Awards,” for its split system air conditioners(Note1) in the Retail Awards category. This is the second time, and the second year in a row, that MHI Thermal Systems has received this award from Finder, Australia’s leading consumer product comparison site. The award is presented to MHI Thermal Systems’ local subsidiary, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd. (MHIAA).

Industry must take circular route says BESA

The Circular Economy could play a crucial role in helping the building services sector develop more effective net zero strategies, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Product

Swegon: the many advantages of sorption technology

Air handling units equipped with rotary heat exchangers with a sorption coating bring significant opportunity for energy and carbon emission reductions, while also improving the indoor environment. But what exactly is it that make them so advantageous? Here is a step-by-step guide to understanding what makes sorption rotor technology work so well, with a special focus on cooling applications.

Danfoss: Loads of learnings are electric!

Danfoss Power Solutions develops proof-of-concept wheel loader with fully-electric drivetrain. Find out how our electrical solutions can benefit you – our distribution partners – your customers and end-users.

One-Third of Tenants Behind on Utility Bills, Highlighting Need for Energy Upgrades

Renter households that were behind on energy bills were also more likely to report being behind on rent when being surveyed, according to an analysis averaging experimental Census Bureau data collected since July 2021. Our analysis of that new data, from last month’s Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, reveals that 33% of roughly 44 million renter households across the United States were behind on their energy bills in the past year. Among those behind on energy bills nearly every month, almost half were also behind on rent.

Photo Report

Industry People Gather at FOOMA Japan 2022 under the Theme of ‘Restart FOOMA’

FOOMA Japan 2022 was held during four days from June 7 to 10 at the Tokyo Big Sight, which had been FOOMA’s exhibit venue for many years and to which FOOMA Japan 2022 returned for the first time in three years. With 874 exhibitors, the largest ever in its recorded history, displaying their products and technologies, the 45th FOOMA Japan attracted 92,717 visitors during the four-day event.

Bangkok RHVAC to Come Back in September 2022

The Bangkok Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (Bangkok RHVAC) will come back to Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Thailand, on September 7 to 10, 2022, for the first time in three years, jointly with the Bangkok Electric and Electronics (Bangkok E&E) exhibition.

The 131st Canton Fair Achieves Record-high Results

The 131st China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, was held from April 15 to 24, 2022 in Guangzhou City. During the 10day online event, a record-high over 25,000 exhibitors from China and abroad demonstrated more than 3 million products, with over 2.9 million exhibits displayed in 50 exhibition zones, covering 16 commodity categories including home appliances. Millions of visitors from nearly 230 countries were able to check out the products, which highlighted green and low-carbon efforts with over 480,000 exhibits.

 
 
 
 
 
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