DASOL has New President

DASOL - National Department of Thermal Solar Energy ABRAVA - presents its new president, Amaurício Gomes Lúcio. On his third time in the chair (he has been ahead of Dasol in 2000-2002 and in 2012), Lúcio sees management as an opportunity to overcome challenges. "The energy considered alternative, every day becomes more competitive. If it weren’t for the crisis 2015 would have been a year of growth, but we still await the final tabulation of data from our annual survey. We are always willing to face the challenges and we will work for the sector’s interests to achieve our goals," he says. Lucio is a mechanical engineer, graduated from UFMG with emphasis on Thermal Engineering. It is commercial director and shareholder of Industrial Tuma and technician responsible for the design and installation of more than half a million square meters of solar heaters in residential, commercial and industrial segments in Brazil and abroad.

23rd Highlights of the Year 2015 Awards Smacna Brazil opens for registrations

Registrations for the 23rd Highlights of the Year 2015 Awards are opened for the participation of thermal systems installation and air treatment companies based anywhere in the Brazilian territory and associated to Smacna Brazil and / or ABRAVA. The main target of the award is to honor the work entrepreneur that directly or indirectly hired the installer and that extends to participating partners such as suppliers of products and services in their various categories defined by technical evaluation. Companies interested in running for the award can enter the ABRAVA site: Opens external link in new windowwww.ABRAVA.com.br or should contact the Secretariat of Smacna Brazil: Av. Rio Branco, 1492 – Campos Eliseos - São Paulo (SP) - and e-mail: Opens window for sending emailsmacna(at)ABRAVA.com.br

Phones: (11) 3361-7266 - Extension 133/145 Selma or Alex

Commission approves Project that fosters solar heating

The Senate Bill 5733/09 that becomes mandatory the priority use of alternative energy in water heating systems in buildings constructed with funds from the Housing Financial System (SFH), was approved on last January 6 by the Committee of Urban Development of the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia DF. The project, which is being processed in conclusive nature has been approved by the Commission of Energy and Mines and will be analyzed by the Commission of Finance and Taxation, of Constitution and Justice and Citizenship. The proposal of Senator Marcelo Crivella (PRB-RJ) includes the adoption of standards that promote the use of clean energy sources - such as solar water heaters – in the water heating process of public and private buildings, among the general guidelines for urban policy of municipalities.

The text amends the Law 4.380 / 64 and the City Statute (Law 10.257 / 01). The proposal was approved as substitute presented by rapporteur Deputy Silvio Torres (PSDB-SP) and also provides tax incentives for the use of water heating systems with solar energy, or clean and equally autonomous and independent source of the National Interconnected System, in public or private buildings, in urban and rural areas of use intended for residential, agricultural, industrial, commercial and services, including in case of buildings of social interest. For Dasol - National Department of Thermal Solar Energy ABRAVA - Brazilian Association of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating, the measure represents a major step forward for the industry and for the country "We have committed in the past few years to demonstrate that solar heating presents a very economical and immediate alternative to help in this national energy crisis period and things seem to be moving. We were happy with this news which is the result of hard work and contribute to the awareness of all the society. The people deserve it," says Amaurício Lucio Gomes, president of Dasol.

Participation of Brazilian companies in AHR Orlando in 2016 is a success

Expectation of generating business of US $ 10 million and 900 business meetings was the result of the participation of 12 Brazilian companies carried through ABRAVA Export Program and APEX-Brazil, for the largest international fair of HVAC-R sector.

Between January 25 and 27, the Abrava Export Program, partnership project between Abrava - Brazilian Association of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating and Apex-Brazil - Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, took twelve companies to the largest fair of the HVAC-R sector in the United States, the AHR Expo Orlando 2016 - fair held by ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers. 

With the purpose of increasing companies exports in the refrigeration air conditioning, ventilation and heating sectors, the participation of Capmetal, Deltafrio, Frigoking, Globus, Joape, Multivac, Novus, Paranapanema, Polar, Powermatic, Termodin and Trox at AHR Expo 2016 resulted in more than 900 business meetings and a generating business expectation for the next 12 months of US$ 10 million. 

According to the manager of the ABRAVA Exports Program, Leila Vasconcelos: "We are pleased with the result, the growth of about 40% in volume of business expectations in relation to the last participation of companies in fairs abroad significantly contributes to the increase in exports, and the possibility to find new trading partners in other markets."

About ABRAVA Export Program
Running since 2004, the objective of the program is to stimulate the export business of HVAC-R sector through trade promotion activities that support their inclusion in the international market and the supply of commercial and competitive intelligence.
More information about the Program ABRAVA Export may be obtained with
Leila Vasconcellos through email: Opens window for sending emailabravaexporta(at)abrava.com.br the portal Opens external link in new windowwww.abravaexporta.com.br or phone (11) 3361.7266

Tecumsehhasnew organizational structure

Tecumseh Products Company announces changes in its organizational structure, naming José Celso Lunardelli Furchi for the post of managing director of Tecumseh Brazil.
Furchi integrates the company since 1994 working in various areas such as Application Engineering, Sales and Marketing, having extensive experience in the company's business both locally and globally.

"The aforementioned organizational changes aim to achieve greater dynamism in the company's business management in Latin America as well as in all other areas where it operates, bringing positive results for shareholders, customers and employees," said Furchi. He will be responsible for all operations of Tecumseh in Brazil and will report directly to Harold Karp, CEO of Tecumseh Products Company, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA).

MideaCarrierAnnounces NewCEOforLatin America

Jean-Claude Guetter is the new CEO of Midea Carrier for Latin America. Guetter comes from Electrolux Group where he directed operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, and took office last January 1 in the place of Carlos Renck, which becomes part of the Council of Midea Carrier ABC-JV. Ahead of the company's operations in Brazil, remains the CEO Luiz Felipe Costa. "Our segment is increasingly demanding and we created a structure that will better meet the needs of our customers, offering innovative products and expanding the Midea brand also in the appliance industry," explains Guetter. He also reaffirms the interest of shareholders to invest in the country. "Aligned with the headquarters we will make the Midea Carrier one of the largest players of the market in which it operates," says the new CEO for Latin America. Jean-Claude Guetter graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Paraná, a graduate degree in Economics and an MBA from ISAD / Catholic University of Paraná. Throughout his career, he led teams in sales, Marketing, Supply and Operations, both in Latin America as in the United States.

Danfoss expands family of valve blocks

Danfoss presents new ICF valves in sizes DN 50 to DN 65 for industrial cooling systems. The Flexline ™ ICF valve blocks family combines freedom of configuration and minimum number of welds in a compact and strong box. The block valves ICF has only a specification, but with multiple configurations. The common valve body can receive various interchangeable function modules, all with treatment against corrosion. Thus, the application of replacement valve blocks substituting the conventional options provides flexibility in installation, and reduces the risk of leakage, maintenance costs and downtime. So far, FlexlineTM ICF line covered dimensions between DN 15 and DN 25, valid for most cooling systems. With the expansion of the ICF family, Danfoss expands in scale and capabilities to handle applications that are needed larger components.

Fujitsu General of Brazil receives award Top of Mind

Fujitsu General of Brazil received last January the Top of Mind 2015 Award in air conditioning. The Top of Mind Home & Market awarded major brands of architecture and urbanism sector, based on research conducted by Datafolha institute with segment’s professionals.

To elect the winners of this edition Datafolha institute interviewed 300 professionals, mostly architects, decorators, interior designers, urban planners, landscape architects, entrepreneurs and engineers from various regions of Brazil. Fujitsu receives the award in 2015 in the category acclimatization.

Training at Heatcraft Brazil 

Heatcraft Brazil, company of Lennox International Inc. group, included in the 2016 agenda is five courses for training of sectors professionals. Three editions of ATT (Advanced Technical Training) are planned for March, June and September, focused on mechanics, technicians and maintenance professionals involved directly with refrigerating area. Two IT issues (Industrial Training) are planned for May and October, aimed at professionals already working in the refrigeration market and seeking expertise in large installations. The course takes place in the Heatcraft headquarters in São José dos Campos, SP.

The course was restructured with theoretical and practical classes. In the program the first four days of training take place at the factory, and the fifth day at the SENAI lab in the city of Pindamonhangaba, where practical classes and the final evaluation will take place. At the end of training, participants who reach the average score of 7, receive the certificate with the benefit of being   included in the list of qualified and credentialed professionals.

The program content is developed by Heatcraft and distributed among the five days of training. Classes are taught by André Lago, an expert in refrigeration SENAI Oscar Rodrigues Alves and Alexandre Andrade, technical / commercial responsible for export segment of Heatcraft.

Finco presents line of grills and air diffusers

Finco, a company of components for processing and distribution of air, presents its wide range of grilles, diffusers and regulation dampers. The company has wide range of nationalized equipment manufactured in Brazil, as well as the air handling units - AHU. According to Emilio Guido Fusero, director of Finco - Fusero Industry and Commerce, "the experience and the constant exchange of information with similar companies in Europe, Asia and North America, made me know the state of the art in the production of these items. In addition, the continuous interaction with customers brought the essential knowledge of their requirements for quality, reliability and punctuality of attendance.  At Finco we have an agile and efficient structure, which enables us to manufacture high quality products at fair prices and reduced delivery times."

Chemours receives award "Environmental Project 2016"

The Chemours Company along with Climalife from UK, recently received the Environmental Project Award of the Year from ACR News, held in Birmingham, England. The project was a joint effort between Chemours, Climalife UK, Ultra Refrigeration and Lincoln Co-Op and involved the installation of a new cooling system using Opteon ™ XP40 refrigerant in a newly built Lincoln Co-Op convenience store. Located in Newark, England, the store is the first of its kind in the UK to use Opteon ™ XP40. The move to Opteon ™ was made in April 2015, and the expectation is to have about 5% energy savings, as well as significantly reducing the potential impact on global warming. "We are honored to receive this recognition and would like to greet our partners Climalife UK, Ultra Refrigeration and Lincoln Co-Op" said Diego Boeri, global business director of Chemours Fluorquímicos.

Condor opens first store in 2016
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With an investment of R$ 40 million reais, the new Condor Bairro Costeira, in Araucaria, inaugurated last February 25th with installed system for energy saving and according to the company must achieve a 30% reduction in consumption. The project, which has 13 thousand square meters of built area and 4 thousand square meters of sales area, is a retail adaption to the current Brazilian economy, which drives entrepreneurs to seek more efficient management and less costs. One of the measures taken to reduce energy consumption is to use doors on display freezers and refrigerators, which besides keeping products better preserved also reduces by 60% the thermal load and the CO2 (refrigerant) in the frozen sector. The glycol is used in the refrigerated sector, in addition to rainwater collection system to be used for gardens irrigation, floors cleaning and toilets flush.

Emerson Network Power announces saving system
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Emerson Network Power announced that the adoption of the saving system pumped refrigerant Liebert® SDRs in several data centers located in North America saved 5.3 billion liters of water in the last 36 months. According to the company it is a gain compared to traditional data center cooling with cold water systems. With the Emerson Network Power technology you can save more than 3.7 billion liters of water in 2016.

Design award for ebm-papst fan
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The Unit Cooler, ebm-papst energy-saving fan for evaporators was awarded the "German Design Award 2016" in the Energy category for its design. "A highly functional product and intelligently designed. His strong points are the high efficiency, high reliability and a long service life," said Gunter Streng, Head of Development at ebm-papst. The Unit Cooler fan for evaporator has a holistic approach to achieve greater efficiency rather than a solution composed of individual components. The use of less material in the production saves energy and is designed as one piece. This reduces by 50% the amount of used steel and copper. The reason behind this improvement in efficiency is GreenTech EC motor and the propeller HyBlade® technology produced in one piece.

Heatcraft part of the expansion in the Industrial Park Ceratti

The Heatcraft Brazil and Advanced Thermal Systems in Brazil (ATS Brazil) are the companies responsible for the cooling design, supply and installation of equipment in the expansion of the industrial park of Ceratti, located in Vinhedo (SP). The project had an investment of R $ 4.3 million for an area of about 13,000 m². Heatcraft Brazil was responsible for the refrigeration equipment, as multicompressors, remote condensers, condensing units, evaporators and control and supervision system, and ATS Brazil responsible for the provision of preventive maintenance services and technical assistance of equipment from the start of operations of each phase.

There were in total 04 (four) expansion phases in the existing installation, all performed by ATS Brazil, and in operation since 2003. With refrigerated space of about 13,000 square meters, the project is expected to produce 60 tons of chilled products per day, corresponding to a value of R $ 1.6 million products daily turnover. According to the company, the variety of processes and Ceratti products required a design of multiple temperatures, because the development of a highly efficient design with various operating regimes allowed to adopt different solutions for each environment, including cooling (0ºC ), air conditioning (+ 10 ° C) and frozen (-20 ° C).

Carrier launches new ceiling floor

Carrier launches in the Brazilian market the ceiling floor Space Eco Saver, which has Procel Seal in all capacities, 36,000, 48,000 and 57,000 BTU / h and operates with refrigerant R-410a. The treatment system has up to three optional stages of impurities filtering, providing purer air to the environment. The Eco function has intelligent operation of the indoor unit which provides the most energy efficient of the market. With performance for large environments air conditioning, the Space Eco Saver has compact external units, and among its functions highlight for "Timer" which enables programming the device on and off; "Sleep" to ensure ideal temperature all night and "Swing" to acclimate uniformly the environment. The device also cools, dehumidifies and fans and can be used four speed options for fan: low, medium, high and automatic.

Embraco announces new president

Embraco announces that from March 1, Luis Felipe Dau assumes the presidency of the company, as the successor of Roberto Holthausen Campos, who was promoted to senior vice president at Whirlpool Corporation. 10 years in the company, Dau led the vice-presidencies of Business & Global Marketing area and Embraco plant in Asia. The executive has also held various management positions in various areas and regions, as Director of Operations in Brazil and China. "I am very proud to announce Luis Felipe Dau as my successor. This decision ensures that our commitment of providing the best products and to be the preferred partner of our customers will stay for years to come. This organizational change will allow Embraco to continue as reference in the market, serving customers, employees and partners in the best way,"emphasizes Roberto Campos.

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