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News Archive - April 2010

United Technologies creates r&d centre in Ireland 29 April 2010
UNITED Technologies Corp is to open a new R&D centre in Ireland.

ASERCOM Energy Efficiency Award offers 10,000 Euro 29 April 2010
A €10.000 Euro award will be granted for the most innovative energy saving concept or system in air conditioning/ refrigeration and the Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers (ASERCOM) is once again sponsoring the award.

NEW - Sure-Foot Support System 28 April 2010
Supporting building services on flat roofs has never been easier.

RPW and NRW merge 28 April 2010
REFRIGERATION and air conditioning wholesalers RPW and NRW have merged to form a new operation to be branded as FSW. RPW was renamed FSW on March 1 and NRW Ltd becomes part of the new set-up today.

Support the sector's historic Ice Factory 27 April 2010
Readers with an interest in preserving rare refrigeration compressors housed in a historic former ice factory, are invited to join a group formed by the Grimsby, Cleethorpes & District Civic Society.

LG puts its partners in the picture 27 April 2010
INSTALLERS of LG air conditioning units have the chance to pick up a digital camera by sending in photographs of their happy customers.

Cool running with copper carrying fridge 26 April 2010
POLICEMAN Pete Digby kept a cool head when he ran the 2010 London Marathon with a 40lb fridge strapped to his back.

Air conditioning cartel firms pay £5.5 million 26 April 2010
A LONG-RUNNING cartel case which involved price fixing air conditioning projects has resulted in firms being ordered to pay a total of £5.5 million ($9.2 million AUD).

Sister publication launches HVR Awards 2010 21 April 2010
ACR NEWS' sister publication Heating and Ventilating Review has launched HVR Awards 2010, a brand new awards ceremony taking place in London on September 22.

Air conditioning compliance needs government action 20 April 2010
CIBSE has called for Trading Standards to be replaced as the body responsible for air conditioning inspection compliance, after new figures show compliance rates are running at less than 5%.

Summer brings Bitzer cooling courses 20 April 2010
DATES for Bitzer UK's refrigeration training courses have been announced at the firm's new Milton Keynes HQ which is equipped with lecture and seminar rooms as well as practical work areas.

ASHRAE standard is too prescriptive says Google 20 April 2010
GOOGLE and other data centre owners have objected to a proposed ASHRAE efficiency standard.

Simon Rowe heads up Samsung Euro team 19 April 2010
SIMON Rowe, for many years European sales manager at Hitachi and, more recently, Daikin, is now heading up a new European air conditioning sales team for Samsung.

Samsung UK opens ac technical centre 16 April 2010
SAMSUNG has opened an air-conditioning technical centre at its UK and European HQ in Chertsey.

Pentland takes Mafirol distribution from Primo 13 April 2010
BLACKBURN-based firm Pentland Wholesale has taken on the UK distribution of a refrigeration cabinet range from the Portuguese manufacturer Mafirol.

Daikin opens its first factory in India 12 April 2010
DAIKIN has started operations at its first manufacturing plant in India.

Climate Center seals reclaimed R22 supply deal 08 April 2010
CLIMATE Center now has reclaimed R22 available throughout its nationwide network after signing a supply deal with A-Gas.

Hospital's failing fridges cause a stink 07 April 2010
FAILING fridges are causing a stink at Eastbourne District General Hospital because the mortuary fridges storing bodies keep breaking down.

Carrier sells Europe's Sutrak bus ac business 01 April 2010
CARRIER has sold its Sutrak bus air conditioning business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as operatons in India and Mexico to German company J Eberspacher GmbH.

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