Johnson Controls maximizes data center cooling efficiency with new YORK® YVAM Magnetic Bearing Chiller

Johnson Controls maximizes data center cooling efficiency with new YORK® YVAM Magnetic Bearing Chiller

MILWAUKEE — (May 18, 2023) — Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today announced the launch of the YORK® YVAM air-cooled magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller operating with the ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, R-1234ze, for hyperscale and colocation data center cooling.

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Toshiba Carrier to Expand Heatcle Air Total Heat Exchanger Series in Japan

Toshiba Carrier will expand its Heatcle Air total heat exchanger lineup for light commercial use in Japan with nine new models, which will be launched in September in response to growing consumer demand. These basic ceiling-type models that feature a micro control unit help enhance indoor air quality (IAQ) and provide high-quality ventilation solutions with higher energy efficiency and design flexibility.

ebm-papst Completes New Chinese Headquarters

ebm-papst had commissioned the construction of a new local headquarters in China under the name ‘ONE Shanghai’ by the end of 2021. After completion of the 33,000 m² building complex in March, operations will now be gradually relocated there. Until now, ebm-papst China has been working at four locations in Shanghai. In addition to a headquarters with administrative departments, there is a separate production plant and two external warehouses. In the new local headquarters ONE Shanghai, all locations will be combined under one roof.

Ferroli plan to reduce CO2 emissions with a reduction of emissions by 30% as early as 2024.

It’s good news for the environment that Ferroli, as a company, are focused on emission reductions. The product categories on which the business is focused are mainly made up of: Residential boilers, high power professional boilers, electric water heaters, gas water heaters, aerothermal heat pumps and biomass appliances for which emissions have been calculated.

Cooling on gas – cool operator cuts carbon and cost with Ecogen

Ferytrans has returned to Cold Chain Federation member Hultsteins for a repeat order of Ecogen systems which, connected to 6 new Scania CNG tractors, will power its current trailer refrigeration units and cut carbon emissions.  

Hisense Japan Unveils H Series RACs with Improved Energy Savings

In early May 2023, Hisense Japan began selling its H series room air conditioners (RACs) comprising four models that feature improved energy savings and cooling/heating capacity.

Panasonic Expands Solutions Business and Strengthens AI and Cloud Development

On April 28, 2023, Panasonic Heating & Ventilation A/C Company held a press conference and announced its strategy to strengthen the development of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. In addition, the new Solutions Gate Osaka Umeda base, which is specializing in AI and cloud development, was unveiled.

AHRI Awards Haier Intelligent Buildings on June 2nd 2023

AHRI, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute of the United States, is a product quality certification system for the HVAC industry which was established in North America, and is one of the most authoritative certification bodies in the world. AHRI Product Performance Certification has become a prestigious brand in North America and even internationally for its commitment to integrity and customer service.

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U.S. Poised to Embrace Heat Pump Heating on a Large Scale

The United States has mainly used gas-and oil-fired equipment for space heating and hot water supply for many years, but it is now making a decisive shift to electric heat pump heating and hot water supply, to counteract soaring energy prices and achieve carbon neutrality. The Biden-Harris Administration is making both demand-side investments to spur heat pump manufacturing capacity and workforce development, and supply-side investments to help consumers reap the benefits of a clean energy economy, through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Defense Production Act, and other aligned programs.

Europe Accelerates HFC Phase-out and Adds More Bans

The European Parliament has decided to accelerate the phase-down of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) and to achieve total phaseout by 2050. This position amounts to a ban on equipment containing F-gases, in some cases as early as 2026.
On March 30, 2023, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) adopted their position on the revision of the European Union’s (EU’s) legislative framework on F-gas emissions with 426 votes in favor, 109 against, and 52 abstentions.


ebm-papst Better Serves Its Customers with ‘Local for Local’ Production

During ISH 2023 held in Germany in March, JARN interviewed Dr. Klaus Geißdörfer, chairman of the board at ebm-papst, to hear about the company’s highlights at the show, and also its global sales and production strategy.

Trane Develops New Refrigerant Products in a Well-balanced Manner

JARN interviewed Steve Kujak, director of Next-Generation Refrigerant Research of Trane Technologies, to hear about its products mainly from the refrigerant aspect.

Emerson’s Innovative Compressors Withstand Extreme Environments

JARN interviewed Sandeep Nair, president of Emerson’s Climate Technologies business for Asia, Middle East, and Africa, to hear about the company’s wide range of businesses covering the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) sectors, with a focus on Asia, such as its products highlighted at China Refrigeration (CR) Expo held in April.


Midea Builds New Factory in Brazil

On April 12, 2023, Midea held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new plant in Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
The initiative is an important part of Midea Group’s global expansion, which foresees high investments in strategic markets such as Brazil considered one of the world’s largest white goods markets and the largest in Latin America.

RMB 1.13 B Invested in Yangtze River Delta Cold Chain Logistics Center

On March 6, Huzhou Supply and Marketing Group and Daixi County Government held a signing ceremony establishing the location of the Yangtze River Delta Cold Chain Logistics Center project.

GMCC & Welling Attends Compilation of the AC&R White Paper in China

On March 30, the ‘White Paper on the Development of China’s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry in 2022’, which was compiled by the China Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (CRAA), was officially released.


Phnix Wins Two National Awards, Aims to Achieve RMB 10 Billion Revenue

Phnix won two awards from the national manufacturing individual champion demonstration enterprise and the national enterprise technology center. In the future, Phnix will continue to work hard and achieve its target of RMB 10 billion (about US$ 1.45 billion) revenue.

Panasonic Opens Vacuum Insulation Panel Base in China

On April 3, the opening ceremony for Panasonic’s vacuum energy-saving new material research and development (R&D) and manufacturing base was held in Chongqing Yubei District Frontier Science and Technology City. At the beginning of the ceremony, Panasonic representatives expressed their sincere congratulations and ardent expectations for the opening of Panasonic’s new base.

Invotech Headquarters Inauguration Ceremony and Product Launch

On April 9, Suzhou Invotech Scroll Technologies celebrated the inauguration ceremony for its new factory headquarters and held a new product launch conference. The new factory headquarters boasts an annual production volume of 500,000 units of scroll compressors.

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ISH 2023 Photo Report — Part II

ISH 2023, the world’s leading trade fair for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning plus Water, was held on March 13 to 17, in Frankfurt, Germany.
JARN introduces here global leading manufacturers’ highlighted exhibits as a photo report continued from the April regular issue.

CR 2023 Attracts Record Number of Visitors

China Refrigeration (CR) Expo, the 34th International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage, was held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center from April 7 to 9, 2023.

Engineering towards Net Zero — Report on ACREX India 2023

The Indian heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry is currently doing much better than most countries in the world. It is expected to reach a market scale of US$ 30 billion by 2030. While meeting the growing needs of the Indian economy, it will severely stress the country’s energy consumption requirement for cooling purposes. As the world is struggling to tailor its energy profile to address the call made at the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, India’s own commitment to achieving net zero status by 2070 calls for redoubled efforts on the part of its HVAC&R industry to reduce its carbon footprint.

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