by Neil Everitt
The editor of ACR News posts his own cold thoughts about the ACR industry and anything else he cares to air.
by Steve Gill
Steve Gill has worked in the ACR industry for over 30 years as a contractor and consultant. He is a Director of ACRIB and a member of the Institute of Refrigeration Executive Council. He was the winner of the 2011 ACR News Consultant of the Year Award
by Graeme Fox
Graeme Fox is an RAC contractor based in Dundee. He is a director at AREA (Air Conditioning & Refrigeration European Contractors' Association) and a member of the Institute of Refrigeration.
Gosling takes a gander
by Trevor Gosling
A pioneer of air conditioning in the UK, Trevor Gosling is an ASHRAE life member, who in 1962 founded DES the distributor bought by Carrier in 1983. He has trained more than 1500 mature students. He designed the Rollason Air Handling Units and was chairman of the Liebert & Stulz distributors.
A View from the Gas Tank
by Barry Lyons
Barry Lyons is business development manager for BOC. He is a refrigeration engineer with over four decades’ experience, a fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration, chairman of the ACRIB Technical Committee and a Board member of the BRA.
The latest entries
The ACR Industry needs a 'Fred' Award
It is around twenty years ago that Mark Sanborn, a professional speaker, trainer and author on leadership and customer services met Fred his postman. Mark had just moved into his new home in Denver when Fred knocked on his door, introduced himself and welcomed him to the neighbourhood. He also asked Mark about himself and how he wanted his mail handled while he was away.
To boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before
I was on my way back from the ACR News Awards last week an item on the radio caught my attention: the Herschel space telescope was soon to cease functioning due to losing its refrigerant.
Flammable gases - the contractor's dilemma
An excellent editorial in this month's magazine highlights the very real likelihood that in the very near future we contractors will be getting used to having to install, service, maintain and repair air conditioning and heat pump units containing flammable gases. OK they may be considered "mildly flammable" by some but, as I've said before, flammable is flammable as far as my insurance underwriters are concerned and my premiums will undoubtedly rise once they cotton to this fact.
Industry comes second in Olympic gagging event
SO THE gagging order which prevented suppliers to the last summer's Olympics and Paralympics in London from publicising their involvement has finally been lifted.
What goes down might have to come up
The potential loss of R404A under the new F-gas revision proposals is no surprise as its GWP of 3922 is at odds with the European Commission's drive towards low GWP refrigerants and its fixation with a GWP of 150.