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  • High-efficiency inverter scroll compressors

    Summary of an interesting paper from the 2016 Purdue Conference on compressors.

    • Publication date : 2017/03/08
  • World air-conditioning market: figures and technical trends

    The global air conditioning market, which slowed down in 2018, was characterised by several trends: accelerated penetration of inverter technology, confirmation of R32 as alternative refrigerant, penetration of smart air conditioners.

    • Publication date : 2019/02/28
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • World air-conditioning market in 2019

    Despite a decline of -0.8% in sales globally, many markets performed well in 2019. Inverter technology and smart air conditioners are steadily gaining ground globally while sales of R32 systems are increasing...

    • Publication date : 2020/03/01
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Centrifugal chillers: new developments

    New developments regarding centrifugal chillers include the world’s first production-scale chiller using water as a refrigerant and the world’s first photovoltaic direct driven inverter centrifugal chiller.

    • Publication date : 2015/03/25
  • The global air-conditioning market in 2021: focus on Africa

    126 million room air conditioners were sold in 2021 worldwide (+3% compared to 2020). The African market has seen a similar increase, but many of the units sold still have low energy efficiency and use obsolete...

    • Publication date : 2022/02/28
  • China to enforce a more stringent energy efficiency standard for air conditioners

    A new standard, which will come into effect on July 1, 2020, increases the minimum energy efficiency values of room air conditioners, resulting in the elimination of the least efficient air conditioners, i.e....

    • Publication date : 2020/04/05
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • The French air-conditioning market is growing significantly

    According to Clim'info, in France, sales of individual air conditioners (with capacities below 17.5 kW) have undergone a very strong progression - about 40% - in 2003 compared with 2002. Sales of small mobile units, in particular, have benefited...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/15
  • 2004 Climate Protection Award

    Since 1998, the Climate Protection Award is awarded by the US Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of achievements in protecting the Earth's climate. On April 13, 2004, this award was presented to 12 international individuals and...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/25
  • Eco-friendly cooling for Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

    The new international terminal of Haneda Airport opened in October 2010. It uses a combination of geothermal energy, solar power and cogeneration systems to reduce energy consumption and is also the first airport to use sodium sulphur (NaS)...

    • Publication date : 2011/06/01
  • Development and evaluation of a reversible CO2 residential air conditioning system compared to a state-of-the art R410a unit

    This paper was presented at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference in Glasgow (Sep. 2004). A reversible CO2 prototype RAC split unit system was designed, built and installed in two calorimetric test chambers. The unit is based on the Lorentzen Cycle...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/24
  • The global refrigeration compressor market

    Bien que pénalisé par la pandémie de Covid-19 qui a fortement impacté le secteur du conditionnement d’air, le marché des compresseurs a progressé dans certains domaines tels que la chaîne du froid, l’industrie...

    • Publication date : 2021/04/29
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Commercial refrigeration figures and trends

    Growing steadily for several years, the global commercial refrigeration market is characterised by some key trends, including the  energy efficiency and smart stores 

    • Publication date : 2023/11/28
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Compressors: Electric MAC compressor

    BMW's recently launched ActiveHybrid7 will benefit from Visteon Corporation's new lightweight electric compressor that meets the demands of hybrid and electric vehicles. Unlike traditional compressors which are belt-driven by the engine and can...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • Briefs: Olympic Games

    Toshiba will be keeping 3000 journalists cool at the Athens Olympic Games: it will supply 200 compact, quiet multi-split inverter units running on R410-A. Toshiba will also be cooling the martial arts pavilions (81 000 m²) thanks to 7 multimodular...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Markets: Nordic heat-pump markets

    In Sweden, heat pump sales reached a record 48 806 in 2003. Until now, single-family homes were the main niche, but growth is expected to shift to apartment buildings. Source: Swedish Heat Pump Association, Martin Forsén, Tel: +46 8 762 75 Norway...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/27