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News Archive - May 2010

Daikin UK signs heat pump deal with Vent-Axia 31 May 2010
DAIKIN'S Altherma heat pump range is to be made available through ventilation specialist Vent-Axia.

German car makers back 1234yf 28 May 2010
GERMAN car manufacturers are reported to have given their backing to the new refrigerant HFO1234yf thus paving the way for the worldwide acceptance of this gas as a replacement for R134a in car air conditioning systems.

Scotsman launches CO2 ice flaker 28 May 2010
SCOTSMAN is said to have successfully completed trials of a CO2 ice flaker. Based on its MF 58 Split model, the ice flaker was trialled in Toulouse, south of France in conjunction with the Carrefour supermaket group.

AC compliance charter gathers support 27 May 2010
INDUSTRY bodies BRE Global, the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association and the British Institute of Facilities Management have all signed up to the non-compliance costs campaign.

Organiser confirms RAC Show move 26 May 2010
THE organiser of the RAC show has confirmed that the UK acr industry's only dedicated event has been moved to October, to coincide with EMAP's Interbuild Onsite and BEST (Built Environment Solutions & Technologies) events.

BSRIA publishes mechanical cooling guide 21 May 2010
A MECHANICAL cooling guide describing the main refrigeration systems and the ways renewable forms of cooling energy can be used, has been published by BSRIA.

Honeywell and DuPont to co-produce HFO1234yf 21 May 2010
HONEYWELL and DuPont are to combine forces in the race to produce HFO1234yf ahead of the European ban on R134a for automotive air conditioning systems.

Norref apprentice is Skillbuild's NI winner 21 May 2010
AN APPRENTICE from acr firm Norref has won first place at Skillbuild 2010's Northern Ireland finals.

Cold store study wants industry views 18 May 2010
THE EUROPEAN division of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is carrying out a benchmarking study for the European public refrigerated warehousing industry.

The RAC show - Where is it going? 18 May 2010
A QUESTION mark hangs over the timing of the next RAC Show, originally scheduled for the NEC in March 2011.

Climate Center's reports strong ac growth 18 May 2010
WOLSELEY's Climate Center reports a significant rise in sales of air conditioning equipment, bucking the trend in the market.

Carrier praises SEER for savings 18 May 2010
"IF MORE companies focused on a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) as opposed to the traditional Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER), significant savings could be made" says the engineering manager from Carrier Air Conditioning.

Call for papers for IIR's ICR 2011 11 May 2010
ACR professionals are being encouraged by the International Institute of Refrigeration to submit original papers for its 23rd International Congress of Refrigeration in 2011.

Get your entry in for September's HVR Awards 11 May 2010
HOSTED by ACR News' sister magazine Heating and Ventilating Review, the HVR Awards 2010 takes place on September 22 in London and entries for the awards are now welcome.

Fridge recycler convicted but spared jail 10 May 2010
THE sole director of a fridge recycling firm has been spared jail after being found guilty of five charges relating to breaching the conditions of his waste management licence.

AREA nominates Graeme Fox as president 10 May 2010
THE AREA general assembly has elected Graeme Fox to the post of president at its spring meeting in Krakow on May 8.

ENER-G launches heat pump division 10 May 2010
ENER-G has launched a new division specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of heat pumps.

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