What are the cutting-edge innovations that have made an impact in the industrial world this year? What was the major news not to be missed? This winter, we offer you the opportunity to relive the year 2022 from an industrial perspective. In this article, we focus on the heat wave that raged around the world last summer and how technology was employed to help countries face it and prepare for future ones.
During summer 2022, the world broke heat records. In Europe, temperatures exceeded 40°C and fires broke out in many places.
01/ The Solutions to Keep Industrial Buildings Cool
July 21, 2022
Industrial buildings were overheating and manufacturers were looking for ways to cool them down without increasing their energy bills or worsening global warming.
French company SOLAR PAINT has developed SOLARCOAT®, a reflective paint that is able to cool the interior of buildings. The process consists of coating the roofs with this white and reflective paint. This paint has a solar reflection rate of over 92%, which reduces the temperature inside buildings by an average of 5°C and thus, limits the need for air conditioning in the summer.
02/ An A400 Becomes a Water Bomber to Counter Fires
July 26, 2022
The A400M is traditionally used for transporting goods, troops, paratroopers, and even helicopters. But Airbus successfully carried out tests in Spain to transform an A400M into a water bomber. The military plane was able to drop three times more water than a Canadair. This innovation will be of great help in fighting future fires in Europe and elsewhere.