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  • Briefs: LG Electronics

    LG Electronics announced recently that the company continued its run as the top air conditioners manufacturer for the 7th consecutive year. According to Fuji-Keizai Co. Ltd, LG sold 12.3 million air-conditioning units worldwide in 2006,...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • LG Electronics leads AC world sales

    LG Electronics, a Korean company, sold more than 10 million air-conditioning units in 2004, making it the largest company in the world in terms of AC market share. This marks the fifth successive year LG has held the top spot in air conditioner...

    • Publication date : 2005/03/15
  • New magnetic nanocooling technology decreases the environmental impact of cooling and avoids side effects of magnetic fields on electronics

    Researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK, and CICnanoGUNE in Spain have developed new cooling technology for the thermal management of computer chips and other miniaturized devices. It utilizes materials that change temperature when...

    • Publication date : 2013/08/19
  • A new track for efficient cooling of electronics.

    Cooling is imperative to prolonging electronic lifespan and to allow a reduction in energy use.

    • Publication date : 2015/10/08
  • Briefs: Electronic air conditioning

    David Sattler, from Sattler Consulting, a Melbourne-based firm (Australia) was awarded an AUD 80000 federal government grant to further his work on a new type of air conditioner, allowing for large cooling effects (and a heating potential) with...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

    According to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive Annex II, "Equipment containing gases that are ozone depleting or have a global warming potential (GWP) above 15, such as those contained in foams and refrigeration...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • China: expanding electronic expansion valve market

    Electronic expansion valves are mainly used in inverter air conditioners to automatically adjust refrigerant flow to achieve better energy-saving performance. This technology is one of the 30 key energy-saving technologies promoted by the Chinese...

    • Publication date : 2011/06/08
  • World's smallest electronic expansion valve

    Danfoss recently presented a small electronic expansion valve, especially used for air conditioners with variable refrigerant flow.

    • Publication date : 2020/07/01
  • A nanoelectronic chip cooled to the world record temperature of 2.8 mK

    A group of researchers of the University of Basel succeeded in cooling a nanoelectronic chip to a temperature very close to absolute zero thanks to magnetic cooling.

    • Publication date : 2018/03/22
  • Prototype wine cooler using magnetic refrigeration

    A prototype wine cooler using magnetocaloric technology was presented at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2015.

    • Publication date : 2015/01/29
  • LG unveils world's largest home refrigerator

    LG Electronics claims to have launched the world's largest home refrigerator. It has 4 doors and an internal storage capacity of 910 litres, this being 40 litres more than the largest previously existing models.

    • Publication date : 2012/12/17
  • News from Korea

    The Korean refrigeration and air-conditioning industry is the 4th largest in the world after the United States, China and Japan with USD 14.5 billion annual production in 2006, a figure equivalent to 10.7% of global production. The refrigeration...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • IIR Member news: Air Liquide

    Air Liquide, a corporate member of the IIR, has signed a contract with LGETA (LG Electronics Tianjin Appliances Co. Ltd.), for the supply of a wide range of gases to LGETA's expansion project in Tianjin. Tianjin is the 4th largest city in China,...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/10
  • French heat pump market situation

    The total market showed an increase of sales in 2014 with a little over 192 967 units sold. This is a rise of 27% compared to 2013.

    • Publication date : 2016/02/12
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Briefs: KRAIA

    Following the retirement of Wan-Keun Lee, former Chairman of Shinsung Holdings, as Chairman of the Korea Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association (KRAIA), Hwan-Yong Nho was appointed KRAIA Chairman on May 31, 2010....

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • News from IIR members: Solar hybrid air conditioner launched by LG

    LG Electronics (LG) recently announced Korea's first eco-friendly residential hybrid air conditioner that utilizes solar energy as part of its power supply. By combining power generated through the solar cell module attached to the top of the...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Call for abstracts: IIR Compressors Conference 2020

    Set to celebrate its 10th anniversary edition in the series, the IIR next Conference on Compressors and Refrigerants has launched a call for abstracts. Don't miss the deadline!

    • Publication date : 2019/11/04
  • Cryogenics and Low-Temperature Physics: New Horizons and Challenges

    This Focus written by Ralf Herzog*, President of the IIR’s Cryophysics, Cryoengineering commission (Commission A1) for the Newsletter of the IIR is the third in a series of presentations of the activities and hot research topics handled by the...

    • Publication date : 2012/09/21
  • Corporate members: news

    - During the IIAR's 2008 Ammonia Refrigeration and Conference, the first fundraising event, a golf tournament, was held in order to launch Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation actions. The recently formed foundation will promote charitable,...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • The IIR launches a brand new website

    With a fresh and modern design that will adapt to any electronic device for comfortable viewing, the new website of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) will provide user-friendly access to the most relevant information in...

    • Publication date : 2020/03/31
  • Cooling data centres: A major economic challenge

    Larger data centres can use a staggering amount of energy just to ensure the day-to-day running of electronic equipment. As a result, these data centres can produce a great deal of heat, which require large-scale cooling systems in order to...

    • Publication date : 2017/03/29
  • Newsletter survey: outcome

    Many thanks to those of you - over 300 - who devoted a little time to answering the "Newsletter of the IIR …What do you think of it?" survey issued in Newsletter No. 19. A striking feature of this survey was the high level of satisfaction it...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • The new e-Bulletin

    Many of you are already aware that the Bulletin of the IIR is now being provided in electronic form. The new e-Bulletin, available via Internet, contains all the information provided in the paper version of the Bulletin: abstracts of articles and...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • IIR committee meetings

    The Management Committee (MC) of the IIR met in Paris on November 29, 2005. On November 28, two other meetings took place: the Publications Sub-Committee (PSC) meeting and the meeting of the representatives of the Science and Technology Council to...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • IIR committee meetings in Beijing

    The Management Committee of the IIR met in Beijing on March 25, 2006. Two other meetings took place the same week: the Publications Sub-Committee (PSC) meeting and the meeting of the representatives of the Science and Technology Council to the...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • IIR Committee meetings

    - The Management Committee (MC) of the IIR, chaired by H. van der Ree, met at the head office of the IIR on November 6, 2004. The MC held a large strategic debate on the future, the position of the IIR and communication to be developed,...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Editorial by François Billiard

    I am moved as I write these lines: I left the IIR on October 1, 2004, following a 5-year mandate as Director; the Executive Committee elected me on June 13, 1998. Thanks to the IIR's members, the members of its statutory committees, and the staff...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/10
  • IIR committees meetings in Cambridge

    The Management Committee of the IIR met in Cambridge (UK) on March 19, 2005. It was invited by the UK Institute of Refrigeration and Cambridge Refrigeration Technology (CRT), thanks to Robert Heap. The main points discussed during were: - the...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers