We at GEA have been increasing our use of videos in recent months for a growing number of new and different needs. Want to see World Class factories and even take a close up tour? Check out the great videos from Goodman and Trane as well as China's H'Stars in the list below. Want to see and understand some of the newer technologies? Check out the Copeland Scroll compressor video showing different types of capacity modulation, or the manufacture and application of microchannel coils by Gunter. Familiar with the new rooftop ice storage systems developed by Ice Energy?...look at their informative video, or quickly show some of the newer manufacturing equipment for HVAC products. All these excellent videos meet my criteria of “a thousand words…”
BEST HVAC Videos
Precision Coils Fly-through
Great overview (literally) of Precision Coil factory near Memphis, TN. Great closeups of the full range of equipment, processes and materials that go into the manufacture of a refrigerant evaporator. Uses a real drone to give nice overhead view of factory and birds eye view of brazing, punching, uncoiling, fin fabrication, testing and assmbly.
Mitsubishi Ductless Heating and Cooling Technologies
Residential heating and cooling units. Up to 8 indoor units with one outdoor unit. How they work. Variable speed compressor control provides close control of indoor temperature. Heating performance down to -13F.
Danfoss Turbocor Informational Video
One of the most technologically advanced compressors. This oil free design uses R-134a with magnetically levitated bearings and sophisticated control systems to provide high reliability and efficiency.
Amory Lovins: A 50-year plan for energy
Talk filmed at TED's offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world's dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening -- like lighter-weight cars, integrated building design and smarter trucks. Posted May 2012 at TED.com.
Time Lapse Video of Building a Custom Air Handler
Time lapse of manufacturing a large Innovent custom air handler unit which compresses three weeks into 3 minutes.
Reviews and compares different characteristics and requirements for R-410A vs. R-22 (higher pressure, oil type and hygroscopicity, no soft solder use, etc)
Breakthrough Video: Desiccant Enhanced Evaporative Air Conditioning (DEVAP)
Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) invented a breakthrough technology that improves air conditioning in a novel way—with heat. NREL combined desiccant materials, which remove moisture from the air using heat, and advanced evaporative technologies to develop a cooling unit that uses 90% less electricity and up to 80% less total energy than traditional air conditioning (AC).
Life in 2050
In 2050, the number of people living in cities will be greater than the entire population of the Earth today. That's why researchers, inventors, and engineers need to be more creative today than ever before. Computers as medical assistants, robots as household servants, sensory organs for electric cars, buildings as energy providers, farms in skyscrapers, power plants in the desert and on the high seas, supercomputers the size of a pea - these are not visions but almost tangible realities in laboratories all over the globe.This Ulrich Eberl book and video is subtitled How We Invent the Future Today. Great perspectives and video representations.
Tour of the Goodman Manufacturing Plant
State of the art factory producing heat pumps and condensing units; Dare to Compare Tour
Incredible Scientific and Engineering Advances (3/12)
Regina Dugan, then director of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this breathtaking TED.com talk she describes some of the extraordinary projects -- a robotic hummingbird, a prosthetic arm controlled by thought, and, well, the internet.
Tour Trane’s Clarksville Factory
Manufacture of rooftops including Telepak and Voyager II; NC punch presses, shear, robotics, JIT assy line, run test of units, prepainted units, 73’ long rooftops
HVAC Chillers, Industrial, Water Cooled, Air Cooled, Heat Pump; Automated manufacturing equipment, products; corporate overview
Ice Energy Rooftop Ice Storage System
Hybrid air conditioning system; rooftop system; clean energy, new ice freezing technology
Copeland Scroll Compressor Modulation Technologies
Compressor modulation technologies; Ultratech 2-stage; Digital (10 to 100% modulation); manifolding compressors
Microchannel aluminum heat exchanger production - Güntner microox
Features and benefits; how it is manufactured
VW Factory of the Future
An important element in maintaining a World Class Manufacturing facility is a commitment to continuous change and improvement along with a willingness to embrace the new and make radical changes periodically. Take a look at this video and imagine the possibilities for your HVAC factory.
Achieving Net-Zero-Energy Buildings - ASHRAE
Demonstrates the various technologies, strategies and products enabling buildings to achieve net zero energy buildings.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling - What is it?
An informative and factual video from Water Furnace explaining the different types of systems, the advantages of each, unique factors and key components. In true video format (i.e. easy visual dipictions), not a glorified (text based) slide show.
Global Warming 101
Primer on Global Warming nicely done by National Geographic.
Trane Residential Air Conditioner - How It's Made
State of the art manufacturing processes and design features; includes manufacture of spine fin coil and reliability testing.
SKM Air Conditioning (Saudi)
Coil manufacturing, fin presses, punch presses, powder painting, testing, machining, welding, chiller assembly, control box, air flow measurement, HQ/admin, sales, products.
Low Ambient Heat Pump
New two stage compression cycle provides improved performance in ambient temperatures down to -25C. Daikin video.
Amada Punch Press