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An inspector call: ACR expert calls for more inspectors

INDUSTRY veteran Mike Nankivell will be wielding the mike at Manchester HEVAR to highlight the need for more inspectors to carry out air conditioning inspections.
Space Airconditioning's Mike Nankivell will speak at Manchester HEVAR 2009 (January 28-29) hosted at the Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford.

Nankivell, the chairman of ACRIB's F-Gas Implementation group, said 'Air conditioning inspections are a legal requirement under the EPBD (Energy Performance in Buildings Directive). And by January 2009 all air conditioning systems with a rated output greater than 250kW are supposed to have been inspected -little chance of this being practical. 'And by January 4, 2011 the first inspection of all air conditioning systems with a rated output of 12kW must have occurred -also a tall order!'

Mike Nankivell said ''The Directive represents an opportunity for engineers to become accredited inspectors - the more inspectors, the more likely the ambitious targets can be met. When business is tight, this is possibly another string to their bow. Engineers could be adding to their portfolio of business opportunities'.

Nankivell's seminar, scheduled for 12.45 on January 29, will outline the Directive, explain the objectives, detail the inspection process, identify the type of problems that an inspection could reveal, and explain how to become an inspector.

Mike Nankivell added 'As you may know I have presented seminars at Manchester Hevar for several years and have been happy to do so'.

As well as a full seminar programme, the latest HVAC technology from the industry's key players will be on show at Manchester HEVAR 2009. Attendance to the exhibition is free.

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