LG Unveils Energy Efficient Heating Solutions Designed to Meet Diverse Customer Needs at ISH 2023

LG Unveils Energy Efficient Heating Solutions Designed to Meet Diverse Customer Needs at ISH 2023

SEOUL, March 14, 2023 — LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing the new Therma V™ R290 Monobloc and Therma V R32 Split 4 & 6 kilowatt (kW) air source heat pumps (ASHP) at ISH 2023, the world’s leading trade fair for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). The new Therma V R290 Monobloc employs R290 refrigerant, which has an exceptionally low-Global Warming Potential (GWP), while the energy- and space-efficient Therma V R32 Split 4 & 6kW models are an excellent fit for smaller spaces and newly-constructed homes.

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Chemours Appoints Denise Dignam President, Titanium Technologies & Chemical Solutions, Gerardo Familiar Named President, Advanced Performance Materials

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Chemours Company (“Chemours”) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials, announces the appointment of Denise Dignam as President, Chemours Titanium Technologies and Chemical Solutions, effective April 1, 2023. Chemours will promote Gerardo Familiar to succeed Ms. Dignam as President, Chemours Advanced Performance Materials.

MHI Thermal Systems to Launch 22 Models of Residential-use Room Air Conditioners for the Japanese Market in 2023 (Domestic sales only)

Tokyo, March 23, 2023 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, will launch 22 new models of residential-use air conditioners for the Japanese market for 2023. The new models in three series will be successively released starting April 1. The 2023 lineup comprises nine models in the Company's top-of-the-line S Series, featuring outstanding energy efficiency, functions for comfort and cleanliness, and a high Annual Performance Factor (APF), six models in the high-performance R Series incorporating an automatic filter cleaning function, and seven models in the standard T Series. Together these new models provide comfortable living spaces for diverse lifestyles.

Reflections from the world’s largest HVAC exhibition – ISH Frankfurt

The quest for energy savings has had a big impact on the industry. Compared to the last exhibition, when gas boilers were still in high demand, the focus within the heating sector has now shifted dramatically to heat pumps – which are omnipresent and in high demand with the visitors. There is also a lot of focus on the HVAC controls on a system level, once again with crowds at the exhibition trying to take in all the latest technological advances. It is increasingly clear that there are huge savings to be made by making all parts of the system work in a harmonised and seamless way, eliminating waste, but the question is how to do it.

Ceramics manufacturer reduces energy costs and increases product quality with Optidrive VFDs

Replacing an inefficient damper-based fan system with Optidrive variable frequency drives has helped a Brazilian ceramics producer reduce energy use in part of its process by 60% while increasing the quality of its products at the same time.

Danfoss: hospital sets a lighthouse example in energy efficiency

Thanks to new state-of-the-art technology from Danfoss Climate Solutions, the hospital “Sygehus Sønderjylland, Sønderborg” has found a way to address the energy crisis. Apart from saving energy costs and increasing comfort, the hospital also becomes an energy provider.

ebm‑papst: pressure-resistant axial fans for heat pumps

Air-water heat pumps now enjoy a high level of acceptance in heating technology and are becoming an important pillar of more sustainable heat generation. There is demand for efficient and, most importantly, quiet systems suitable for indoor, outdoor or hybrid use, which use natural refrigerants and whose output can be intelligently adapted to the actual conditions.

ASERCOM provides technical expertise to EU MEPs

Together with Eurovent and EPEE, the voice of the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump industry in Europe, ASERCOM, the European Association of Component Manufacturers for the HVAC&R Industry, has issued an agreed position on the phase down of F-gases in refrigerants. “ASERCOM is the technical authority of the refrigeration and air conditioning component manufacturers. We have analysed thousands of data sets and many findings around technical feasibility and technnological advancement in the HVAC&R industry,” says ASERCOM President Marco Masini. “Now we are counting on the EU Parliament to use this science-based foundation to make decisions that effectively advance the decarbonisation of Europe.”

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2023 AHR Expo – Largest Global HVAC&R Tech Display in Post-pandemic Era

The 2023 AHR Expo was successf ul ly held f rom February 6 to 8 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States. The three-day event attracted a total of almost 42,800 attendees.

Fujitsu General Starts ATW Heat Pump Production in Europe

In Europe, the heat pump era has arrived. Aiming for carbon neutrality in 2050, demand for electric heat pumps has been increasing rapidly, thanks to their energy-efficient and clean features that use renewable energy. In order to respond to this dynamic movement, Japanese manufacturers have accelerated their investments in their heat pump business in recent years, and have successively expanded their local production of air-to-water (ATW) heat pump systems in Europe.

Panasonic to Expand European Hydronic Systems Business through Acquisition of Systemair AC Business

Panasonic Heating & Ventilation A/ C Company has been focusing on business in Europe, which is positioned as its key market, since its split‑up in April 2022, along with Panasonic’s transition to a new structure under a holding company system. On November 17, 2022, it was announced that Panasonic Heating & Ventilation A/C Company intends to acquire the air conditioning business of Systemair AB, a Sweden‑based leading manufacturer in the ventilation and commercial air conditioning business, at an enterprise value of €100 million (about US$ 105 million), showing the company’s determination to accelerate business expansion by strengthening value provision in the European market for hydronic systems such as chillers as well as heating and hot water supply systems.


Aden — Master of Controller & Drive Development

Aden Technology is a master of integrated and smart control solutions for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in China, covering from research and development (R&D), manufacturing, sales, to services, with its variable frequency drives (VFDs), Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and more. JARN interviewed Bin Li, general manager of Aden Technology, to hear about the secrets of the company’s success.

Ziehl-Abegg – Technology Leader with Its Innovative Products

At Chillventa 2022 held in October in Germany, Ziehl-Abegg held a grand releasing ceremony for its new-generation ZAplus axial fan unit. After witnessing this grand event, JARN interviewed Dr. Sascha Klett, chief technology officer (CTO) of the company, to hear about the company’s technological leadership such as its innovative new fan unit.

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Petra Meets Global Demand with Its Wide Range of HVAC Systems

Petra Engineering Industries participated in Chillventa 2022 held in October in Germany. JARN visited the company’s booth and learned firsthand about its latest products. Samir Hamed, general manager of Petra Saudi Arabia, also gave us valuable information about Petra’s profile and strengths.


LG’s Inverter Direct Drive Motor Reaches Milestone With 100 Million Units Produced

SEOUL, March 10, 2023 — LG Electronics (LG) announces that the production of its Inverter Direct Drive™ (DD™) motor has exceeded 100 million units. The company’s differentiated motor technology is a major factor in the strong, reliable performance and continuing global popularity of LG’s industry-leading laundry solutions.

Spain and IEA to host international Climate and Energy Summit in October aimed at building grand coalition to keep 1.5 ºC within reach

Teresa Ribera, Vice-President of the Government of Spain, and Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), announced today that they will host an international climate and energy summit in Madrid on 2 October 2023 focused on the urgency of accelerating the global clean energy transition.

Daikin: needs HVAC systems are required to meet in hospitals

HVAC projects involving hospitals and medical facilities are typically complex ones. Thermal comfort is an important aspect, but hospitals also need to guarantee the well-being of both patience and personnel occupying the building, plus, cooling for equipment such as MRI machines or lasers.


Cold Stores Ensure Steady Temperature for Fermentation Vessels at a UK Brewery

ICS Cool Energy’s Cold Store containers allow a leading international brewery to keep their reactor vessels in reliable temperature-controlled environment and maintain consistency of the fermentation process.

The F-gas debate: Industry offers concrete proposals to the European Parliament

Industry holds out hope that the European Parliament will take a practical approach to the challenge of reducing climate warming F-gas emissions and support the view taken by its industry committee in the upcoming plenary vote

Johnson Controls and Rockingham County Schools Collaborate on Building Technology Improvement Initiative Funded by $12M in ESSER Resources

Milwaukee, WI – March 21, 2023 – Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has reunited with long-time partner Rockingham County Schools, NC to allocate $12M in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding towards addressing HVAC deferred maintenance. In a two-phased approach, Johnson Controls replaced and installed heat pumps at select schools as well as upgraded the district-wide Metasys® digital controls to deliver enhanced environmental outcomes by the end of summer 2023.

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2023 AHR Expo – Largest Global HVAC&R Tech Display in Post-pandemic Era – Photo Report

Daikin Group—teamed up to display its full lineups such as Daikin Fit invert er residential ducted unitary systems, Vision and PreciseLine AHUs, and heat pumps in a huge space. It also offered its VR experiences featuring Magnitude WMT chiller and Rebel Applied rooftop system. Another booth named Daikin Inverter Technology introduced its power consumption reduction effects.

HARFKO 2022 Responds to Changes in Post-pandemic Era

HARFKO 2022, the 16th Heating, Air‑Conditioning, Refrigeration and Fluid Exhibition held at KINTEX in Goyang City, Gyeonggi‑do, Korea, closed on October 21 after four days of spectacular exhibits. The exhibition, hosted by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and overseen by the Korea Refrigeration and Air‑conditioning Industry Association (KRAIA), had been held every odd year in the past, but this edition was held during an even year due to the pandemic.

Chillventa 2022 Photo Report — Part II

Chillventa 2022 was held on October 11 to 13, in Nuremberg, Germany. Here is the Part II of the photo report. Part I was published in the November regular issue.

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