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Ingersoll-Rand plc introduces its pure-play climate company, announcing the new company name, strategy and executive leadership team. The climate company will be named Trane Technologies plc, elevating its Trane® brand and celebrating the power of technological innovation. Trane Technologies will be a pioneer in climate control and is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker ‘TT.’ Through its strategic brands, Trane® and Thermo King®, and portfol...
AAON, Inc. a manufacturer of heating and cooling products, announces that it achieved Gold level in the 2019 Sustainable Tulsa Scor3card verification program. The company reported on cornerstone directives in the areas of Energy, Healthy Work Environment, Materials Management, Transportation, Water, Community Stewardship and Communications. AAON has focused on energy conservation and waste reduction. Advanced Lighting Control System One example of the company’s sustainability efforts is...
Resideo, Inc. is set to redefine the smart-home industry at an event that they are holding on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Austin, Texas, at the historic Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater. More than 750 of the company’s professionals, distributors, partners, local stakeholders and employees are slated to attend the event, where they will share their vision to simplify the smart home industry through a network of more than 110,000 plumbing, HVAC and electrical contractors, and professi...
Johnson Controls announces the YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller with R-1233zd (E) refrigerant was named a Top 10 Green Product for 2020 by BuildingGreen magazine. This marks one of numerous honors the YZ chiller has captured since its launch in 2018. Top 10 Green Products 2020 “It is a great honor for the YZ Chiller to be recognized for its contributions to help support a greener planet,” said Christine Detz, director, product management, centrifugal chillers, Building...
As outcome of the two-year Special Project ‘Evaporative Cooling 2030’, the Eurovent Association has published a set of documents including a new Eurovent Recommendation and a dedicated flyer, providing a clear overview of what the evaporative cooling industry saves in terms of CO2 emissions today and what it can save tomorrow. These documents are complemented by the first-ever European evaporative cooling industry monograph providing a clear indication on its size and scope. Euroven...
A key deadline for phasing out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) from residential air conditioning systems is less than a year away. Jan. 1, 2020, is the deadline after which there will be no U.S. production or import of HCFC-142b and HCFC-22 (also called R-22). The deadline is part of an incremental phazeout of HCFC consumption and production based on the U.S. commitment in the 1997 Montreal Protocol aimed at protecting stratospheric ozone. Section 605 of the Clean Air Act establishes phazeout...
Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. presents its Distinguished Service Award to three individuals—Rad Ganesh, PhD, PE, director, product applications, Twin City Fan Companies Ltd., Tim Mathson, principal engineer, AMCA, and Bob Valbracht, PE, vice president of engineering, Loren Cook Co. —during its 2019 Annual Meeting Oct. 5 in Maui, Hawaii. Fan-System Regulatory Compliance Rad Ganesh, PhD, PE, has over 32 years of experience in the air-movement industry Rad Ganesh, PhD, PE, has over 32 years of experience in the air-movement industry, the last 18 with Twin City Fan, for which he has had numerous responsibilities, including research and development, laboratory management, customer training, fan-system regulatory compliance, applications engineering, product development, customer testing, and assisting sales with order acquisition and manufacturing/service with order fulfillment. Prior to joining Twin City Fan, he spent 11 years in product development with Trane. He has four patents and seven pending patent applications to his credit. Ganesh has given presentations around the world and served on a number of committees for AMCA, including AMCA Fan Engineering Committee and the AMCA Publication 211 Certified Ratings Program Product Rating Manual for Fan Air Performance ANSI/AMCA Standard 205 Energy Efficiency Classification for Fans ANSI/AMCA Standard 207 Fan System Efficiency and Fan System Input Power Calculation ANSI/AMCA Standard 208 Calculation of the Fan Energy Index ANSI/AMCA Standard 210/ASHRAE Standard 51 Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance Rating ANSI/AMCA Standard 301 Methods for Calculating Fan Sound Ratings From Laboratory Test Data, committees. Ganesh holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Windsor, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy. Certified Aerodynamic Performance Rating Mathson holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin Tim Mathson, who joined the AMCA staff in late July after 31 years with AMCA member Greenheck, has been very active with the association, serving as chair of the Fan Committee, the U.S. technical advisory group to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 117, Fans, and, formerly, the committees for ANSI/AMCA Standard 210/ASHRAE Standard 51, Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance Rating, and ANSI/AMCA Standard 208, Calculation of the Fan Energy Index. He is the primary developer of fan energy index (FEI), AMCA’s new fan-efficiency metric. Mathson additionally serves on the AMCA Engineering Standards Committee and has presented several AMCA technical seminars. Mathson holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Developing And Testing Air-Distribution Products Bob Valbracht, PE, has been an active participant in AMCA since attending his first AMCA Annual Meeting in 1996. A member of 12 AMCA committees, he recently retired as chair of the AMCA Air Movement Division and previously served as chair of the ANSI/AMCA Standard 260, Laboratory Methods of Testing Induced Flow Fans for Rating, and AMCA Engineering Standards committees and as a presenter for the AMCA Engineering Conference and Technical Seminar. Valbracht entered the HVAC industry with Tempmaster Corp. in Kansas City, Mo., developing and testing new air-distribution products, in 1987. In 1991, he moved to Springfield, Mo., and joined Loren Cook Co., working as a product engineer. He has served as director of engineering or vice president of engineering for the last 24 years. Valbracht holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) hosted a roundtable discussion between officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ACCA members, to discuss the refrigerant reclamation industry. The roundtable discussion focused on educating policy makers about refrigerant reclamation issues and was not related to any pending regulations or rulemakings. ACCA has an excellent working relationship with officials from the EPA’s Stratospheric Protection Division and regularly meets with them to discuss issues impacting contractors. Safety Concerns Of Mixing Refrigerants ACCA members advocated for more government funding for consumer education programs During this discussion, ACCA members advocated for more government funding for consumer education programs. Lanny Huffman, ACCA Vice Chairman of the Board and President of Hickory Sheetmetal said, “consumers need to be responsible for which refrigerants are being used in their HVAC systems.” “The EPA should be funding education programs to warn consumers about the efficiency degradations, environmental hazards, and the safety concerns of mixing refrigerants. ACCA, HVAC contractors, and consumer need to share in the responsibility of how refrigerants are handled.” Holding Additional Educational Programs With Policy Makers “ACCA members are environmentally conscious and do not vent refrigerants,” said ACCA President and CEO Bart James. “It is becoming more and more of a financial burden to recover mixed gases because it costs so much to separate them.” “While it’s a financial burden today, it will be a safety issue in the near future as we transition to A2L mildly flammable refrigerants. We have to solve the issue of mixed gases or else consumers and contractors will be in danger from unscrupulous actors who do not make safety a priority.” ACCA plans to hold additional educational programs with policy makers to ensure they understand how contractors are impacted by regulatory and legislative issues.
Frank R. Cuaderno of Mars Air Systems was re-elected and Armin Hauer, Dipl.-Ing., of ebm-papst Inc. and Edmond Rizk, PE, of Ontario Specialty Architectural (OSA) Products were elected to the board of directors of Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International during the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Maui, Hawaii. Cuaderno, who is vice president of engineering for Gardena, Calif.-based Mars Air Systems, maker of air curtains, has nearly 25 years of industry experience. He is a member of the technical advisory groups for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 117, Fans, and NSF/ANSI 37, Air Curtain for Entranceways for Food and Food Service Establishments, in addition to serving on a number of ASHRAE committees. Low-Rise Residential Buildings Hauer, who is manager, regulatory and government affairs, for ebm-papst, maker of fans and motors, is chair of the review committee for ANSI/AMCA Standard 205, Energy Efficiency Classification for Fans; vice chair of the review committee for AMCA Publication 211, Certified Ratings Program Product Rating Manual for Fan Air Performance; and a member of the Americas Region Steering Committee. Additionally, Hauer chairs the fans working group of the mechanical subcommittee for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1 Additionally, he chairs the fans working group of the mechanical subcommittee for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings; ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 5.1, Fans; the project committee for ASHRAE Standard 222, Standard Method of Test for Electrical Power Drive Systems; the Handbook committee for ASHRAE TC 1.9, Electric Systems; the standards committee for ASHRAE TC 1.11, Electric Motors and Motor Control; and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute Blower, Fan, and Motor product section. High-Performance Louvers Edmond Rizk, PERizk, who is executive director of Dubai-based OSA Products, maker of high-performance louvers, entrance mats and grilles, district-cooling screens, shutters, expansion-joint covers, and wall protection, is chair of the AMCA Sand Louver Committee, developer of the wind-driven-sand-resistance test in ANSI/AMCA Standard 500-L, Laboratory Methods of Testing Louvers for Rating. He is active in promoting the AMCA Certified Ratings Program through the AMCA Middle East Steering Committee. The term for each seat on the AMCA board of directors is three years. The 2019 AMCA Annual Meeting sees the conclusion of the terms of two members of the AMCA board of directors: Chairman Doug Yamashita, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Acme Engineering & Manufacturing Corp., and Cuaderno. With the re-election of Cuaderno and the election of Hauer and Rizk, AMCA sought to fill the two vacancies and grow the board by one to 13 members.
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) released the following statement from Barton James, ACCA President and CEO, regarding the confirmation of the Honorable Eugene Scalia to serve as the Secretary of Labor: “ACCA is pleased that the Senate confirmed Mr. Scalia to serve as the new Secretary of Labor. The Department of Labor plays a pivotal role, helping address the workforce challenges that contractors are facing. ACCA is thankful for the Senate's swift action to confirm him and fill this vacancy.” Promoting Workplace Safety ACCA supported the nomination and confirmation of Secretary Scalia. On September 19, 2019, ACCA sent a letter of support to Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. “Through his service to our country, Secretary Scalia has served with distinction. He has a history of supporting workers, promoting workplace safety, and holding individuals accountable for misconduct. He also comes from a family that has emphasized the importance of public service.” “ACCA looks forward to his stewardship of the Department of Labor. We are confident that he will continue to support the Trump Administration’s focus on encouraging more men and women to consider careers in the skilled trades and to promote a regulatory agenda that takes into consideration the impact on small businesses. ACCA stands ready to work with the Department of Labor to help advance these issues.”
Filtration Group HVAC announces the launch of the FP Dual-Pak, a combination filter with particulate and airborne molecular contamination performance for all types of applications. The new AEROSTAR® FP Dual-Pak was engineered to improve indoor air quality by filtering at a MERV 15 particulate performance level and while containing significant amounts of activated and impregnated carbon to remove nuisance odors and gaseous pollutants alike. Industrial HVAC Filtration System The FP Dual-Pak has embedded chemistries to target VOCs, Diesel Exhaust, Aldehydes and Ketones" Introducing the FP Dual-Pak to any commercial and industrial HVAC filtration system will benefit the overall indoor air quality of a building as well as the health of its occupants. “The FP Dual-Pak has embedded chemistries to target VOCs, Diesel Exhaust, Aldehydes and Ketones, as well as Acid Gas,” Al Longton, director of sales, said. “These capabilities have practical benefits for restaurants and other hospitality applications with kitchens to remove the cooking smell, hospitals and airports to filter out the diesel exhaust from equipment, any applications with wildfires burning nearby, and electronics manufacturing to increase product yield by limiting contamination.” Broad Spectrum Of Filtration By developing a product with medias that are designed to work together, the FP Dual-Pak has energy consumption benefits as well. “The FP Dual-Pak performs a broad spectrum of filtration with a much lower pressure drop when compared to separate MERV 15 and gas-phase filters,” Michael Bruce, director of product management, said. The FP Dual-Pak particulate and chemical filter is manufactured in industry-standard V-bank sizes “This reduces Total Cost of Ownership for applications that need this level of filtration, while becoming affordable to applications that don’t need it, but could benefit from it. The mix of energy savings and air quality improvement aligns well with our overall mission of making the world safer, healthier and more productive.” The FP Dual-Pak particulate and chemical filter is manufactured in industry-standard V-bank sizes to fit all types of applications looking to make improvements in indoor air quality without sacrificing energy efficiency. Creating Innovative Solutions It is great for all types of applications where high IAQ is desired or producers of contamination exists: healthcare, restaurants and hospitality, airports, train stations, electronics manufacturing, data centers, shooting ranges, wildfire smoke abatement, and more. Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries, is making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value. With a passionate team, global footprint and leading technology, Filtration Group is driving innovation and developing unparalleled filtration solutions. Filtration Group serves a highly diverse set of customers with offerings that span life science, process technologies, fluid and indoor air quality applications. One of the fastest-growing companies in the industry, Filtration Group serves its customers from 107 facilities in over 28 countries.
The AHR Expo is the world’s premier HVACR event, attracting thousands of attendees from across the globe and with more than 500,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring everything that is new in the industry. AHR Expo 2020 The AHR Expo 2020, to be held from February 3 - 5, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, is the industry’s annual opportunity to network with professionals from all roles within HVACR and to view the latest innovations, products and technologies. To register, visit the AHR Expo registration website. “This is the event for HVACR professionals to meet together under one roof for networking, exchanging ideas and to preview what’s ahead in the industry,” said Mark Stevens, AHR Expo Show Manager. State-of-the-art HVACR solutions on display Attendees can expect to explore areas of industry growth such as building automation and control technologies Mark adds, “Professionals from all areas of HVACR have an exclusive opportunity to gain real insight into what’s coming in the next year and what’s being planned for the future of the industry. HVACR is at the center of big change on a global scale and is a topic of discussion in many external industries as well —it’s an exciting time for the industry and the Show floor is a great place to experience the inspiration.” Each year, exhibitors display new solutions serving every facet of HVACR, ranging from highly efficient equipment to sophisticated whole building management systems. Attendees can expect to explore areas of industry growth such as building automation and control technologies, as well as solutions and equipment relating to alternative heating and cooling methods, time-saving tools and instruments, and other innovations that support a more efficient job site. Previewing new-to-market products Attendees can anticipate previewing new-to-market products and a full range of solutions and are encouraged to take advantage of the unique opportunity to interact one-on-one with the professionals developing them. To maximize the show’s experience, visitors should search the directory of exhibitors to view product categories and more in-depth information on exhibiting companies. HVACR products and solutions to be featured on the show floor: A smart thermostat designed for ductless air conditioners that connects to Wi-Fi for a full range of on-device local controls Small footprint fluid pumps that maintain high-performance demands of 10 to 35 GPM AC, DC and EC fans and pumps used across multiple applications A copper press adapter, made from lead-free brass to meet local and national potable plumbing codes, that allows for efficient connection of PEX piping to copper piping systems A pre-packaged variable frequency drive solution for variable torque pump and fan applications in commercial buildings and facilities ideal for healthcare, education, retail, hospitality and manufacturing Packaged pump systems designed to remove dirt, sand, silt, precipitates and suspended solids from process fluids and increase overall system efficiencies while decreasing operating costs A self-contained portable commercial and industrial spot cooler/heat pump with remote monitoring connectivity for real-time status monitoring, setting control, machine run times and error reporting A vertical stack water source heat pump ideal for high-performance buildings to provide maximum comfort and performance to end-users as well as flexibility for engineers and architects A hybrid fluid cooler that adapts plug-and-play operation for optimization of both water and energy savings at 40% and 50% respectively A refrigerant designed as an R-22 replacement solution that not only maintains capacity in R-22 existing systems, but also increases efficiency by 15% on average A specialty coating that is UV stable, non-conductive and maintains flexibility allowing for expansion and contraction of metals designed to protect systems, coils, cabinets and PCB equipment in salt air environments Duct insulation designed without mineral fiber or fiberglass preventing mold, mildew and fungi growth and requires no protective equipment or specialty clothing for install A cloud-based system specifically designed as an energy saving solution for variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems that works by monitoring electricity consumption in real-time to provide analysis of collected data to create an operation sequence for energy and cost savings Specially designed small footprint, quiet and efficient electric motors that utilize printed circuit board (PCB) to replace conventional windings, are embedded with IoT circuitry and are ideal for a wide range of HVAC applications including fans, blowers, condensing units, pumps and compressors Inline flow sensors with automatic glycol compensation algorithms to select correct fluid properties for flow and energy calculation calibrated to achieve ±0.5% repeatability without drift A condensate neutralizer that neutralizes acidic fluid as a by-product of combustion to non-harmful levels, preventing corrosion of drains and sewer systems that can negatively impact the environment A BACnet or Modbus output designed gas detection instrument used to communicate with a BAS and pre-calibrated, plug-and-play smart sensor replacement at end of life A heat exchanger designed for the gas cooler, condenser, evaporator and economizer in R744 heat pump and refrigeration systems Data resources that provide an unbiased cross-reference and model number database designed to locate replacement HVACR parts A freeze control board that prevents evaporator coils from freezing as well as prevents problems caused by freezing such as mold, mildew, carbon dioxide, flooding and property damage associated with melting ice A condition-based monitoring software platform that uses variable frequency drives as a smart sensor to monitor motor and applications for early issue detection and solution recovery without the need for PLC hardware A specialty device designed to combine four critical functions including hydraulic separation, air separation, dirt separation and ferrous impurity separation to maintain the health of water-based solutions within hydronic systems Cloud-based service software that enables contractors to move to paperless business operation while controlling costs through inventory management and automated inventory replenishment Service management software that allows businesses to streamline operations and equip technicians with necessary tools to close deals on the job via automated service agreements, and to dispatch technicians, accept payments, and gain insight on performance A ductless heat pump with built-in air and surface purification technology A scale reduction system that protects water heaters from limescale build-up that works without the need for power supply, batteries, chemicals or filters HEPA filtration technology product integrations that satisfy IAQ requirements including hospital, medical and other sensitive environments A probe instrument that allows technicians to test a motor for induced currents caused by VFD to minimize costly downtime and extend the life of system motors Blower coil solutions for improved IAQ that allow for fast installation in both horizontal and vertical installations and HDY/VDY features and benefits such as energy efficiency and quieter operation
Carmarthenshire-based food wholesaler Castell Howell has become one of Carrier Transicold’s first UK customers to take delivery of the Vector® HE 19 (High Efficiency), the company’s new flagship trailer refrigeration unit. The new arrival forms part of a larger order of Carrier Transicold systems all aimed at lowering the carbon footprint of the company’s commercial vehicle fleet: Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Engineless Refrigeration Solution The new Vector HE 19 MT (multi-temperature) is mounted to a 13.6-metre double deck trailer – the company’s third – which are all manufactured by Gray & Adams and cooled by Carrier Transicold. It’s always very exciting to be at the forefront of new technology in our industry" As part of Castell Howell’s continuing sustainability drive, six new 15-tonne DAF LF rigid trucks, fitted with Solomon bodies and Carrier Transicold ICELAND TWINCOOL refrigeration systems, will enter service later in the year. The new vehicles represent Castell Howell’s first use of Carrier Transicold’s engineless refrigeration solution. “It’s always very exciting to be at the forefront of new technology in our industry,” said Martin Jones, director of transport operations, Castell Howell. Next-Generation Vector Unit “So getting the opportunity to be one of the first companies to use the next-generation Vector unit was obviously something we jumped at. We’ve been specifying Carrier Transicold equipment for close to 30 years, so we had absolutely no doubt the new Vector would match up to the high standards we have come to expect. Alongside the engineless options for the new rigids, it really was the next logical step for the fleet.” The new Vector HE 19’s ultra-modern re-design includes significantly redeveloped internal architecture that cuts fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent, alongside a 10 per cent saving in weight and a noise reduction of 3 dB(A) – which to the human ear equates to a 50 per cent reduction in noise – as well as up to 15 per cent savings on maintenance costs. Lower Running Costs Castell Howell’s six new rigid trucks will also be joined by two new 7.2-tonne Iveco Daily light commercial vehicles “Our trailers operate on intense trunking routes all year round, so the ability to lower running costs across the total life of the unit was a huge draw for us. The reduction in fuel, weight and maintenance costs will all add up to significant savings over time. On top of that, it’s so quiet we have to keep checking it’s not actually on standby!” added Jones. Castell Howell’s six new rigid trucks will also be joined by two new 7.2-tonne Iveco Daily light commercial vehicles, each mounted with Carrier Transicold’s light-weight Pulsor® 600 MT. The new vehicles comprise a mix of additions and replacements to Castell Howell’s 150-strong commercial vehicle fleet. The double deck trailer is expected to cover around 60,000 miles a year, with the new rigid trucks covering close to 40,000 miles on their intensive multi-drop routes. Castell Howell was founded in 1988 and has established itself as Wales’ largest independent wholesaler. Its fleet transports a range of ambient, chilled and frozen products across Wales and the south west of England.
Reynolds, one of the biggest fruit and vegetable suppliers in the UK, has taken delivery of two new specialist vehicles for operation inside London’s new Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ). Both vehicles feature Carrier Transicold refrigeration technology and have been supplied by SHB Hire. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a globally renowned provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Engineless refrigeration system 95% of our fleet is Carrier-cooled, so when we set out to explore new ways of cutting our emissions" The new additions include a 26-tonne IVECO Stralis, with a body from Paneltex, mounted with a Carrier Transicold ICELAND 18 TWINCOOL refrigeration unit. A former demonstrator vehicle, it becomes the company’s first engineless refrigeration system in its truck fleet. It is joined by an all-electric Renault Kangoo van, fitted with Carrier Transicold’s ultra-slim NEOS 100, which also runs on electrical power, and converted by CoolKit. Together, the two systems directly support Reynolds’ plans to lower its commercial vehicle fleet emissions. “95% of our fleet is Carrier-cooled, so when we set out to explore new ways of cutting our emissions, we naturally put our faith in Carrier’s latest technologies,” said Steve White, head of fleet support, Reynolds. ICELAND TWINCOOL unit The undermount ICELAND TWINCOOL unit joins a truck and trailer fleet cooled by a range of existing Carrier Transicold products, including the proven Vector, Supra and Xarios ranges. It becomes the first system in the fleet to be driven by Carrier Transicold’s ECO-DRIVETM power module, which runs on hydro-electric power generated by the trucks’ ultra-clean Euro VI engine. Because it runs on the hydro-electric power generated by the engine, there is no need for a separate diesel engine, helping to cut emissions and improve fuel efficiency. The ICELAND stands out for its ability to supply 100% refrigeration capacity even at the truck engine’s idle speed, while keeping sound levels below 60 dB(A) for PIEK-compliance – a combination which makes it ideally suited to the intensive, multi-drop delivery routes Reynolds operates in London. NEOS 100 system The all-electric Kangoo van features Carrier Transicold’s roof-mounted, 12-volt NEOS 100 system The all-electric Kangoo van features Carrier Transicold’s roof-mounted, 12-volt NEOS 100 system designed to run entirely on electric power from the vehicle’s alternator. However, because an electric Kangoo does not use an alternator, an autonomous power source was supplied by conversion specialist, CoolKit. “To power the NEOS we fitted our own refrigeration power system, developed especially for these types of fridge van conversions,” said Cameron Javed, fleet sales specialist, CoolKit. “We specified this system because it does not draw power from the vehicle’s battery, meaning the range it can travel is not reduced and the unit can maintain power for longer.” NEOS’ monoblock construction The NEOS’ monoblock construction makes it simple to maintain, coming pre-charged from the factory with less than 1kg of refrigerant R134a. Its design avoids the need for assembly in the field or the use of open road compressors, which can both increase the risk of gas leakage in operation. Operating out of Reynolds’ depot in Waltham Cross, both vehicles will deliver fresh fruit and vegetables on multi-drop routes across central London, in operation up to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reynolds was established in 1945 and is a family-owned business with a 250-strong commercial vehicle fleet which it uses to supply the UK food service and catering industry. Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. CoolKit is a renowned manufacturer of refrigerated vehicles and utilizes innovative materials and advanced techniques to deliver temperature-controlled vehicle solutions.
Carrier's award-winning high efficiency AquaForce Vision chiller has been chosen to provide high-quality air conditioning for the new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales). Carrier, a pioneer in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of Carrier, a global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Located at the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort, host of the Ryder Cup and recent NATO Summit, the ICC Wales project is an £83.7m joint venture between the resort’s owners and the Welsh Government. Energy Efficiency And Excellent Environmental Credentials The innovative technology recently won the Air Conditioning Product of the Year 2018 The new convention center, which opens in 2019, will accommodate 5,000 delegates and includes a 4,000 square meter pillar-free main hall, a 1,500 seated auditorium, 12 flexible meeting rooms, a double-height glass atrium and a 2,500 square meter plaza for outdoor events. Two Carrier AquaForce® Vision chillers equipped with Greenspeed® Intelligence inverter-driven screw compressors were selected to cool the new facility, each delivering 791kW of cooling. The innovative technology recently won the Air Conditioning Product of the Year 2018 in the UK's Cooling Industry Awards, due to its energy efficiency and excellent environmental credentials. The chillers are being deployed in a duty share configuration, with each chiller sized for 58 percent of the diversified load to provide outstanding resilience and continuity of cooling at all times. Integrated Refrigerant Leak Protection Systems Due to the coastal location, the units have been specified with Super Enviroshield® condenser coating that is factory-applied and provides an extra high level of corrosion protection for the high-efficiency all-aluminum heat exchangers. This extremely durable and flexible epoxy coating is uniformly applied over all coil surfaces, completely isolating the metal from the surrounding environment. The chillers are equipped with integrated refrigerant leak protection systems at the request of the client In addition, the chillers are equipped with integrated refrigerant leak protection systems at the request of the client. Peter Davies, director of contractor and installer CMB Engineering, said: "Carrier has a reputation for reliable, well-engineered systems, and the company's senior sales engineer Russ Tyrell provided helpful support throughout the project.” “The efficiency performance of the new 30KAV chiller range is excellent due to the use of inverters that precisely match cooling output to current load. This is highly attractive for end users, as it delivers high quality comfort conditions for occupants, while minimizing running costs and enhancing environmental credentials, all important considerations in the ICC Wales project." Integrated Leak Indication Control Algorithms The AquaForce® Vision chiller offers: Energy savings of 25-35 percent per year compared with conventional chillers, with smart energy monitoring enabling users to track real-time electrical consumption, cooling output and instantaneous efficiency ratios; New inverter-driven Carrier 06Z twin-rotor screw compressors for exceptional efficiency and reliability, and positive displacement compression with wide operating range and no possibility of surge, ensuring resilience and continuity of cooling; Use of Touch Pilot controls, a new generation of integrated controls, including wireless connectivity for ease of use and control; Step-less variable speed air-cooled inverter for increased reliability and efficiency, and low noise as a result of an integrated resonator; Inverter-driven motors ensure negligible start-up current and improved power factor, a major benefit in applications with restricted electrical supply; Third generation Novation micro-channel heat exchanger condenser coils in a new ‘W’ configuration, ensuring maximum condensing in a compact space; Integrated leak indication control algorithms for environmental protection and user assurance; Sixth generation Carrier Flying Bird fan with variable speed AC or EC fan motors for enhanced energy efficiency and low noise; Optional variable speed chilled water pumps with constant pressure differential or constant temperature differential control for enhanced efficiency.
Carrier China was selected to provide Sunyoung Group, an engineering group providing integrated design and construction management services, the second generation of AquaFlow Variable Water Volume (VWV) systems for its headquarters building in Shanghai. The first order since its launch last year, the inverter water-cooled multi-connected central air conditioning systems have been delivered to Sunyoung for its headquarters that spans more than 30,000 square meters. Carrier China was also selected to provide after-sales maintenance services. Carrier China is a part of Carrier, a global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Intelligent Centralized Controllers The second generation of AquaFlow VWV systems integrate a number of Carrier China’s cutting-edge technologies including high-efficiency variable frequency air-cooled heat pumps, remote connected indoor units, indoor temperature controllers and intelligent centralized controllers. The optimal customized comfort is offered with the right air temperature, humidity and air quality Evolved from the first-generation VWV systems, it allows for flexible and phased purchase and deployment to match the operational needs of customers. Additionally, the optimal customized comfort is offered with the right air temperature, humidity and air quality, making the second generation of AquaFlow VWV systems stand out from competition and very suitable for a variety of applications, especially for Sunyoung’s reception area. Innovative And Intelligent Air Conditioning Technologies “The Sunyoung project illustrates how Carrier China’s second generation AquaFlow VWV system was developed from the customer perspective, thinking about customers’ needs from the system’s lifecycle, from building investment, design, installation, management to commercial operation.” “By facilitating smart investment, improved efficiency and comfort, the new AquaFlow VWV system will help more customers to achieve and benefit from the innovative and intelligent air conditioning technologies," said Zhu Yinghua, sales director of Light Commercial, HVAC, Carrier China.
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, global provider of transportation and logistical solutions, is expanding its fleet with a record-setting order of 5,000 refrigerated containers equipped with Carrier Transicold’s XtendFRESH atmosphere control technology, as part of a larger order. This innovative system manages oxygen and carbon dioxide levels within refrigerated containers and removes ethylene, thus slowing the ripening of produce and helping to preserve its quality beyond what can be achieved by refrigeration alone. XtendFRESH-equipped containers The XtendFRESH-equipped containers are being leased through SeaCube Containers LLC The XtendFRESH-equipped containers are being leased through SeaCube Containers LLC. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. “By adding atmosphere control for selected perishable cargoes, we are enhancing the care we provide for the valuable commodities we ship for our customers,” said Giuseppe Prudente, chief logistics officer, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. “XtendFRESH technology enables MSC to transport fruit and other refrigerated cargo over longer distances, creating tremendous new opportunities for exporters and importers.” Controlled-atmosphere equipment MSC’s order is the largest for the XtendFRESH option since the system was introduced in 2013, and it represents a significant step in the growing trend among shipping lines to provide controlled-atmosphere technology for the benefit of their customers, according to Willy Yeo, Director of Marketing, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold. SeaCube CEO Robert Sappio agrees that factors such as slow steaming and new trade routes, resulting from shipping line alliances and consolidations, are creating opportunities for XtendFRESH technology. “MSC is just one example of the very strong demand we’ve seen for controlled-atmosphere equipment. As shipping lines fine-tune their operations and optimize their networks, controlled atmosphere is a way for them to assure their customers that they are carrying their products more safely.” Fresh-air ventilation In use, the XtendFRESH system’s patented, self-regenerating activated-carbon scrubber assembly captures carbon dioxide and ethylene, a hormone given off by ripening produce that can accelerate ripening if left unchecked. As perishable cargo consumes oxygen, on-demand fresh-air ventilation automatically maintains the optimum level inside the container. “The innovative XtendFRESH system allows shipping lines to optimize conditions for specific commodities,” Carrier Transicold’s Yeo said. “It is the only atmosphere control solution with an integrated ethylene removal capability.” PrimeLINE refrigeration units PrimeLINE units use digital scroll compressors to deliver greater cooling capacity using less energy The XtendFRESH system was selected by MSC as an option for Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE refrigeration units being installed on new 40-foot high-cube containers. In support of its environmental initiatives, MSC specified PrimeLINE units with a new provision that enables conversion from R-134a to R-513A, a refrigerant with a significantly lower global warming potential. PrimeLINE units use digital scroll compressors to deliver greater cooling capacity using less energy than prior models from Carrier Transicold. The PrimeLINE unit’s value proposition also includes rapid pull-down, tight temperature control, high air-flow performance and excellent cost of ownership. Global shipping company With global headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. is a privately owned global shipping company with vessels that sail on more than 200 trade routes, calling at over 500 ports, with access to an integrated network of road, rail and sea transport resources that stretches across the globe.
Southern California Edison recently presented a $1.85 million check – one of its largest incentive rebates to date – to leaders at the TowerJazz plant in Newport Beach, California. TowerJazz collaborated with Trane® to complete energy-saving upgrades at the facility, which reduced peak energy demand at the circuit-manufacturing plant by more than 1.3 megawatts, saving about 12.5 million kilowatt hours annually. This is equivalent to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from 2,000 cars. Manufacturing Integrated Circuits The project focused on modernizing TowerJazz’s chiller plant and replacing aging and outdated equipment The project focused on modernizing TowerJazz’s chiller plant and replacing aging and outdated equipment. The plant has more than 800 employees and fabricates 200-millimeter wafers (silicon material used in electronics for the manufacture of integrated circuits), in markets such as consumer, industrial, automotive, medical and aerospace and defense. Completed in November 2017, the upgrades reduced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) energy use by nearly 50 percent while improving the manufacturing and working environment. The plant, previously the organization’s second-to-worst energy user, is now the second most efficient energy user. Selecting Energy Conservation Measures Before selecting energy conservation measures, the Trane and TowerJazz project teams used energy modeling to identify the best solutions for the facility. The Trane team worked carefully with personnel from various groups at the plant including facilities management, corporate finance and HVAC shop personnel to align all the stakeholders’ goals. Trane developed a detailed implementation plan to minimize any impact on the manufacturing environment Since the facility operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Trane developed a detailed implementation plan to minimize any impact on the manufacturing environment. During the upgrade, the project team added four new chillers, updated chiller plant optimization controls and upgraded the condensing water pump motors to help ensure that the building runs at peak performance. Creating A Better Environment “Because so many stakeholders were engaged, it’s been exciting to see the positive impact these improvements contributed to the overall environment,” said Jerry Kelley, facilities director at TowerJazz. “This project proved a true ‘win-win’ for TowerJazz,” said Michael Day, utility markets leader for Trane. “They created a better environment for both employees and manufacturing – all while significantly cutting energy costs.”