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News Archive - March 2010

Coolstore fire appeals rejected 31 March 2010
TWO companies fined thousands of dollars after a fatal coolstore fire in New Zealand, have had appeals against their sentences dismissed.

Ineos completes fluorochemicals sale 31 March 2010
THE Ineos group has completed the sale of its fluorochemicals business to latin american chemical producer Mexichem Fluor S.A. de C.V.

Long serving director dies 31 March 2010
SPACE Airconditioning has announced the tragic news of the passing of operations and IT director Roger Taylor.

Nominate before SkillFRIDGE 2010 deadline 30 March 2010
March 31 is the deadline for entries to SkillFRIDGE 2010, the national air conditioning and refrigeration practical skills competition.

Fridge recycler found guilty after site leaks 29 March 2010
THE former director of fridge recycler Bromfield Industrial Services (BIS) has been found guilty of five out of six charges relating to breaching waste management licence conditions, after discarded units leaked refrigerant.

Primo Products stops trading 26 March 2010
FRIDGE cabinet distributor, Primo Products is no longer trading after its parent company Project First closed up the business.

UK plays host to cold chain event from March 29 23 March 2010
THE 1st IIR conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain (March 29-31) is fast approaching.

Low Cost Digital Manifold for Tough Applications on Refrigeration Systems and Heat Pumps 23 March 2010
Saves time in servicing, maintenance and the commissioning of systems.

Staff evacuate Foster Refrigerator factory 23 March 2010
TEN staff members had to be evacuated from Foster Refrigerator's factory, after a fire broke out at the King's Lynn site.

UAE and Saudia Arabia sign up to US standards 22 March 2010
America's Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has signed agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Saudia Arabia to adopt AHRI's standards as national standards.

Making the most of Mostra Convegno 22 March 2010
Organisers of the 37th Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) which takes place in Milan between March 23-27, is bringing Welding Days to the HVACR show.

MP makes fresh bid for HFC bill 16 March 2010
CLIVE Efford, the MP who has called for new legislation to phase out HFCs in supermarket refrigeration, has praised M&S on a recent visit to one of its stores.

Aermec moves to London 16 March 2010
AIR-CONDITIONING firm Aermec has moved from its offices in Swanley, Kent to the capital.

Daikin Altherma heat pump gets self-build award 16 March 2010
THE Daikin Altherma high temperature air source heat pump has won the ‘Heating, Plumbing, Ventilation and Building Services’ category of the 2010 Self-Build Product Innovation Awards 2010.

Transforming Technologies gets thumbs up 16 March 2010
THE Transforming Techniologies conference in London earlier this month has prompted praise from attending delegates and a new online video.

Toshiba-Carrier brand launches in North America 09 March 2010
THE Toshiba-Carrier brand is to be marketed for the first time in North America.

It's a fair COP for China's air-conditioners 08 March 2010
CHINA is to implement a new energy efficiency standard for air conditioners, which will see COP levels raised by an average of 23%.

Retail refrigeration gets green action plan 08 March 2010
THE Institute of Refrigeration, the British Refrigeration Association and the Carbon Trust have put together a plan of action to help cut carbon emissions in retail refrigeration applications.

Scotland invests £200k on fridges to cut obesity 01 March 2010
THE Scottish government will invest more than £200,000 a year on providing shops with refrigerators and shelves to display healthy food.

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