Electricity has become more important than ever as extreme heat took its toll on northern Vietnam. Despite recent improvements to the power supply system in Hanoi, power cuts remain a problem for local residents during periods of high demand. Statistics reveal that the total amount of power consumed in the Vietnamese capital has broken its own record on consecutive days. Citizens in Xuan Dinh Ward, Bac Tu Liem District, were informed of a scheduled blackout between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Monday evening, facilitating renovation to the local power supply line. Despite the reason, residents were upset by the prolonged power cut as they, and especially their children, could not bear the heat without the help of air conditioning. In Dich Vong Ward in Cau Giay District, locals have complained about a sudden power cut in the middle of the night for nearly an hour, disturbing their sleep. Citizens in … [Read more...] about Blackouts during heat wave a nightmare in northern Vietnam
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Maritime, air-conditioning expos start in HCMC Le Hoang HCMC – Two international exhibitions on the maritime and air-conditioning sectors were opened under the same roof at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in HCMC on March 29. The sixth International Maritime Exhibition (INMEX Vietnam 2017) features 300 brands of shipbuilding, shipping, marine services and engineering, marine equipment, offshore marine, port and logistics from Germany, Italy, South Korea, Norway, Russia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the UK and the U.S. Vietnam has a coastline of 3,200 kilometers, plus 1,900 kilometers of inland waterway and 127 ports, which all facilitate maritime development. Hendrik G. Lacet, director of the Maritime - Consult Lacet Company and INMEX consultant, noted that Vietnam has good conditions to develop the shipbuilding industry. He highly valued the sector development in the coming time. Meanwhile, the 11th Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and … [Read more...] about Maritime, air-conditioning expos start in HCMC
The Carrier Corporation has dominated the conventional system air conditioning market for a century since Willis Carrier invented his air conditioner in 1902. Recently in Central and South America, however, LG has emerged as a new, trusted partner for the region’s air conditioning needs. LG’s success certainly hasn’t happened overnight; rather, it’s the culmination of a decade of making headway in the region with a succession of energy efficient, eco-friendly solutions. Of late, LG’s variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technologies have drawn considerable attention. It is little surprise then that when construction began on Chile’s (then) tallest skyscraper in 2010, the Titanium La Portada in Santiago, LG’s air conditioners were chosen for the job. Likewise, LG was also brought in to design and build a water-cooled heating and cooling system for Santiago’s Santa Rosa project. The USD 7 million contract called for snowmelt from the Andes to … [Read more...] about LG’s system air conditioning solutions see significant growth in Central and South American markets.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory warning residents of the region that the elevated temperatures and high humidity could prove dangerous, particularly for young children and the elderly. "Excessive heat" advisories also were posted in New York City and Philadelphia, where authorities opened "cooling stations" -- air-conditioned buildings where residents can get out of the heat. The NWS warned residents to "drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors." Meteorologist said parts of the Middle Atlantic region, which already has had several bouts of uncomfortably hot weather this year, are experiencing the warmest spring on record. Forecasters said the heat wave was likely to spread down the east coast as the days wear on. "Southern locations will feel the inferno later in the week," said Alex Sosnowski, a meteorologist with Pennsylvania-based Accu-Weather, a private firm. … [Read more...] about Heat wave wilts US northeast
As the days become hotter with summer's approach, businesses in Hanoi have come up with imaginative solutions to attract customers. Delivering food on hot days Drinks and movies Despite a lack of air conditioning, business is still good at several cafes and tea stands around My Dinh National Stadium, Dong Da Mound and Tay Son Flower Garden. Their success comes from providing extra services such as home-made cinemas. Nguyen Huy Hoang, a student of Vietnam Trade Union University, said, “We're happy to meet here even though it's quite hot. Not only can we have a cool drink, but we can catch a free movie. Of course the quality isn't as good as it is in the theatre, but after all, it's free. We can also talk during the movies without being bothered." Vu Thi Hong, owner of a drink shop near My Dinh National Stadium, started providing free karaoke some years ago. “After the authorities asked us to stop because it was causing … [Read more...] about Summer heat prompts businesses to get creative