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News Archive - June 2010

LG gives share of ac revenue to charity 29 June 2010
LG AIR CONDITIONING has decided to donate 2% of revenue from ac sales from hotels, restaurants and other British Hospitality Association (BHA) members to the Hospitality Action charity.

Carrier launches new fan coil lab 29 June 2010
CARRIER has launched a new UK service which enables customers to test fan coil equipment prior to installation by building an exact replica in its laboratory.

HFC phase down talks to continue in November 25 June 2010
DESPITE opposition from several developing countries including China, South Africa, India and Brazil, proposals to add a phase-down of HFC refrigerants to the Montreal Protocol will now be discussed at the next meeting in Uganda this November.

Ammonia leak at refrigeration plant 25 June 2010
AN ammonia leak in the refrigeration plant at the Brakes Chilled Food Distribution centre in Tamworth has injured 28.

Daikin to develop zero energy office 24 June 2010
DAIKIN Europe is to construct a zero energy office, utilizing heat pumps, heat recovery ventilation and solar cells as part of its contribution to a major cross-border project to develop zero energy building concepts. Daikin and the Zeller Group, a German contractor, will construct the house and install the various technologies and monitoring equipment in the building at Herten, Germany.

ACR man sees ancestor's ice factory demolished 22 June 2010
THE REMAINS of a 112 year-old ice factory in Lowestoft that became the third largest in the UK, is being torn down this week, but the founder's great-grandson (who served his apprenticeship there) is keeping the bricks.

Reward for resident who found dumped refrigerant 22 June 2010
REFRIGERANT supplier A-Gas is to offer a finders fee to the member of the public who found a refrigerant gas cylinder reportedly dumped in a residential street last week. The story of how Mitcham, Surrey, resident Neil Malcolm discovered the cylinder appeared in the online edition of the Wimbledon Guardian on Monday. The incident is said to have sparked an investigation by Merton Council's environmental health department.

Daikin gets new md and a Corporate Clients division 21 June 2010
DAIKIN UK has hired new senior executives including a new md and has created a Corporate Clients division.

F-Gas takes centre stage at London HEVAR 2010 18 June 2010
THE F-Gas regulations, its effectiveness and the options available to engineers who have not yet applied for certification is a key subject for debate in London HEVAR 2010's seminar programme.

Scrapped LCBP grant scheme 'short-changes' industry 18 June 2010
THE scrapping of the Low Carbon Building Programme has left many installers who had invested in the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) feeling "seriously short-changed", according to Neil Afram, md of Daikin distributors Space Airconditioning.

M&S cuts fridge emissions by 18% in 3 years 15 June 2010
MARKS & Spencer reports that it has made a 18% reduction in refrigeration emissions when compared to 2006/07.

Global ac market to hit 78.8 million units by 2015 15 June 2010
THE global market for air conditioning systems is expected recover from the recession and a fall in growth and reach 78.8 million units in volume sales by 2015.

Get workshop advice before an AC inspector calls 15 June 2010
AIR conditioning inspectors, manufacturers, designers and accreditation bodies are being invited to a workshop to learn about getting value for money from ac inspections.

University's nanotech coating scores highly with patent 14 June 2010
ACADEMICS at Oregon State University are said to have discovered a way of dramatically increasing heat transfer efficiency using nanotechnology.

Book now for June's SIRAC talks 08 June 2010
REFRIGERATION-related work at BSRIA as well as trigeneration and its integration with CO2 supermarket refrigeration systems are two of the talks taking place at this month's SIRAC event.

Recycler prosecuted for burning fridges 08 June 2010
THE boss of a recycling firm has been convicted of illegally dumping and burning waste fridges and air-conditioners, according to the website. It reports that an undercover surveillance operation by Newcastle City Council discovered Ian Chapman, director of Fast Track Recycling Services in Cramlington, Northumberland, had been burning the waste instead of recycling it.

Samsung adds two more distributors 04 June 2010
SAMSUNG has added Derbyshire-based Logicool and Surrey-based Ultimate Air to its expanding UK distribution network.

Legionnaires death in OZ linked to cooling towers 03 June 2010
A MAN died and two others were hospitalised, after they contracted legionnaires' disease from two contaminated cooling towers in Australia.

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