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Mentoring scheme wins international award

25 April 2017

UK: Stephen Gill Associates has won an international award for a mentoring scheme dedicated to the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry. First launched in 2015 and relaunched last year, Thermentor.Org – Cool …

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Daikin aims to reduce workers’ stress

23 April 2017

JAPAN: Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin is participating in a project looking at the relationship between occupation, … From the result of this project, Daikin aims to develop an automatic control technology for air conditioning taking into account the degree of stress of workers to create a more comfortable and productive …

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ORNL engineer becomes ASHRAE director

22 April 2017

USA: Van D Baxter, a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), … He works in the Building Equipment Research group focusing on heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration technology and water heating systems.

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Toshiba 3-pipe wins H&V News Award

21 April 2017

Toshiba Air Conditioning director and general manager David Dunn with the latest trophy

UK: Toshiba’s new SHRM-e 3-pipe heat recovery VRF air conditioning system was named Commercial HVAC Product of the Year at last night’s H&V News Awards. Launched in February, the SHRM-e looks set to … In winning the Cooling/Ventilation category, Toshiba’s SHRM-e fought off competition from nine other shortlisted products including …

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How Does The Digital EGT Gauge Actually Works?

21 April 2017

An exhaust gas temperature gauge (EGT gauge) is a meter used to screen the fumes gas temperature of … amid the fumes stroke and this warmth is the thing that we read with our EGT test mounted in the ventilation system. The fumes warm temperature that we read on our EGT Gauge will hypothetically dependably be …

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Aermec buys German distributor Novatherm

21 April 2017

Aermec chairman Giordano Riello: “The German market has always been one of our major areas of interest”

ITALY/GERMANY: Italian air conditioning manufacturer Aermec has acquired its German distributor Novatherm. Novatherm was formed in 1978 and …

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Swift response saves the day

20 April 2017

UK: A swiftly-delivered temporary solution to a refrigeration failure is said to have saved hundreds … Aggreko provided two VLTC chillers for approximately 150KW of cooling at -33°C, and two heat rejection air-cooled chillers, a special low temperature heat exchanger which …

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Tight timescales and even tighter site accessibility pose unique conditions for shredder installation

20 April 2017

MPS Betriebsführungs GmbH is no stranger to mechanical-physical stabilisation – an environmentally … We delivered the shredder part-assembled, to enable fast commissioning, with the water cooling system and control cabinet integrated into one pre-fabricated auxiliary unit that simply needed to …

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Johnson Controls hits new heights in Shanghai

20 April 2017

CHINA: China’s tallest building, the Shanghai Tower, employs Johnson Controls York chillers and BMS … (BMS) and a Johnson Controls central performance management system (CPMS) in the building’s central heating and cooling plant. The customised CPMS controls the tower’s cooling and heating system, which accounts for 30% … Shanghai Tower project, where we have successfully combined our proven strengths in CPMS, BMS and HVAC building solutions,” “Johnson Controls has a long history of providing energy-saving solutions to …

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Optimised energy use could save €67bn

20 April 2017

DENMARK: Optimising energy use in European buildings could unlock €67bn in energy savings and deliver … Most of the vast amounts of energy is used to maintain the right temperature and air quality in heating, cooling and ventilation systems. “When these systems are not working optimally, energy goes to waste, they cost money and …

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Rupp joins Henry as VP sales and marketing

19 April 2017

USA: Henry Technologies USA has appointed Jason Rupp to the position of vice president, sales and … of packaged chiller systems, focused on the agriculture, bakery, craft beverage, dairy, and process cooling industries.

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US team to begin caloric material tests

19 April 2017

USA: A consortium researching possible caloric materials for use in next-generation refrigeration … has already made progress in exploring the field of possible caloric materials, which can generate cooling when cyclically acted upon by either magnetic, electric, or mechanical forces, for use in next- …

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Angela Merkel opens Viessmann R&D centre

19 April 2017

Angela Merkel at the inauguration with Viessmann CEO Martin Viessmann (far right)

GERMANY: Viessmann’ … , the 11,000m2 facility will be the technological research and development centre for the company’s heating and refrigeration systems. During the inauguration ceremony, Angela Merkel paid tribute to the …

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DiversiTech changes owners

18 April 2017

USA: Ownership of acr component manufacturer and supplier DiversiTech is set to transfer to private … Founded in 1971, DiversiTech is a leading manufacturer and distributor of HVACR equipment pads, condensate management equipment, maintenance chemicals and electrical accessories.  …

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Embraco sees R513A as R134a transitional

18 April 2017

BRAZIL: Compressor manufacturer Embraco has named R513A as the only HFC blend approved as a transitional … require system changes such as, system condensing temperature reduction (larger condenser, improved ventilation) or return gas temperature reduction in order to achieve a similar thermal profile as with refrigerant …

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Haier debuts 4200RT oil-less chiller

17 April 2017

CHINA: Haier has developed a magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller with what it claims is the world’s largest cooling capacity. Debuted at last week’s China Refrigeration Expo in Shanghai, the 4200RT unit is said to …

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Heronhill offers wireless monitoring system

17 April 2017

UK: Somerset-based air conditioning distributor Heronhill has taken on the UK distribution of Sensorist wireless monitoring systems. …

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Six legionnaires cases in Melbourne

15 April 2017

AUSTRALIA: Ninety-two building cooling systems in Melbourne business district are reported to have been disinfected following the confirmation …

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Seminar discusses trends to 2030

15 April 2017

BELGIUM: Leading sector representatives from across Europe will meet in Europe next month to discuss developments in industrial and commercial refrigeration, process cooling and the cold chain. The Eurovent Association and French HVACR association Uniclima are behind Refrigeration2030, which is going to take place on Wednesday, 17 …

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Tesco trials hydro-electric refrigeration

15 April 2017

multi-temperature refrigeration units that run entirely on hydro-electric power generated by the trucks’ … This configuration – coupled to two economisers and a wide surface condenser – provides a cooling capacity of up to 18.4kW. The refrigeration systems are mounted to Mercedes-Benz Antos rigid trucks …

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Bitzer debuts new compact screw in China

14 April 2017

CHINA/GERMANY: Bitzer is debuting a new range of compact screw compressors for R134a, HFO/HFC blends … Cooling capacities have also been increased. According to Bitzer, the largest model, with a displacement of … /h in conjunction with R134a (at an operating point of 5°C/38°C and 50 Hz operation), can achieve a cooling capacity of 1.4MW. This corresponds to double the capacity of the largest compressor model at the … They can be used in liquid chillers for cooling and heating as well as for low temperature heat pumps. The CSW105 also uses Bitzer’s infinitely adjustable …

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Carrier in the home of the Braves

14 April 2017

USA: Carrier chiller and air handling units will be working hard behind the scenes when SunTrust Park, … scenes at today’s sell-out first game versus the San Diego Padres is a powerful line-up of Carrier cooling and air handling systems ensure comfort throughout the ballpark’s facilities. Three Carrier AquaEdge …

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High ambient project moves to China

12 April 2017

CHINA: Two United Nations agencies have held a series of meetings in China this week to promote low global warming potential refrigerants for air conditioning. The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the United Nations Environment … PRAHA (Promoting Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants in the Air Conditioning Industry for High-Ambient Conditions) project which was developed in 2013 by the United Nations …

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Nanocoating claims triple benefits

12 April 2017

GERMANY: A new nanocoating developed for heat exchangers with anti-adhesive, anti-corrosive and anti-microbial properties could find ready acceptance in the air conditioning industry. The Saarbrücken-based Leibniz Institute for New Materials is demonstrating the possibilities …

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Gamko glass frosters - add the theatre you need to attract customers to your bar

12 April 2017

The brand new range of Gamko glass frosters are guaranteed to create the theatrical display you need, … General characteristics

Plug and go! No need for a separate cooling unit Extremely efficient cooling system Electronic thermostat with digital display Automatic defrost …

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