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News Archive - August 2010

Tecumseh agrees to pay $7m in US class action 30 August 2010
TECUMSEH has agreed to to pay $7m and up to $250,000 in costs as settlement in the US class action launched against a number of refrigeration compressor manufacturers allegedly involved in a price fixing conspiracy.

Honeywell's LT refrigerant receives ASHRAE designation 30 August 2010
HONEYWELL'S R22 replacement for commercial supermarket refrigeration, Genetron Performax LT, has received the official ASHRAE designation of R407F.

Parker buys Carrier's refrigeration controls subsidiary 25 August 2010
PARKER Hannifin has acquired the Carrier-owned Canadian supermarket refrigeration controls manufacturer Micro Thermo Technologies.

ACR News Awards – entries invited 24 August 2010
ENTRIES are now invited for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry's premier awards event - the ACR News Awards.

Carrier and Daikin report summer successes 23 August 2010
THE world's top two air conditioning companies continue to battle it out for the number 1 spot with both reporting recent successes.

Bob Arthur is new BRA chairman 23 August 2010
BOB Arthur of Marks and Spencer is the new president of the British Refrigeration Association. He takes over from Eddie Gittoes of Arctic Circle.

Mitsubishi extends heat pump recall to Europe 20 August 2010
MITSUBISHI Electric divisions in France and Germany have joined the UK in issuing a recall of its Ecodan heat pumps after a faulty receiver unit burst its weld and caused considerable damage to a unit in Chard, Somerset, last month.

Mitsubishi to supply all-new Ecodans 17 August 2010
MITSUBISHI Electric UK is to replace all Ecodan heat pumps affected by its recently announced product recall with new models.

Chillventa 2010 larger than 2008 17 August 2010
CHILLVENTA 2010, the international trade fair for refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps will be bigger than the 2008 event, according to the organisers.

Heat pumps are a theme at HEVAR 12 August 2010
THE Heat Pump Association is to chair a special free seminar session at the London HEVAR exhibition next month.

A Star CO2 heat pump is born 10 August 2010
STAR Refrigeration has launched a CO2 heat pump for commercial applications that generates hot and chilled water simultaneously.

Advisory board to oversee F-gas best practice 09 August 2010
REFCOM has appointed an advisory committee of leading industry figures to oversee the activity of F-gas certification and best practice in handling refrigerants, Refcom has established an advisory committee comprising of leading industry figures to supervise both its mandatory and voluntary F-gas certification schemes.

Methyl chloride makes an illegal comeback in Korea 06 August 2010
METHYL chloride, the toxic and flammable chemical once used as a refrigerant until superseded by fluorocarbons in 1929, has made a reappearance in car air conditioning systems in Korea.

Refrigeration turnover up 25% at Capital Cooling 06 August 2010
EDINBURGH-based commercial refrigeration specialist Capital Cooling has announced a 25% increase in turnover for the first six months of 2010. The company's January-June 2010 figures show a total turnover of £9m, up from £7.2m in 2009.

Rivacold acquires transport refrigeration company 04 August 2010
RIVACOLD has acquired Frigiline, the Italian transport refrigeration systems manufacturer.

Check your refrigerant, NZ government tells coldstore owners 02 August 2010
THE New Zealand Department of Labour has recommended that coldstore owners and operators immediately determine what refrigerant their refrigeration systems are charged with after an engineer suffered burns while carrying out maintenance on an R22 coolstore evaporator that actually contained hydrocarbon refrigerant.

Companies fined £195,000 for air conditioning engineer's death 02 August 2010
AN ARCHITECT'S practice and a construction company have been fined a total of £195,000 following the death of an air-conditioning engineer in 2005.

Carphone Warehouse founder joins fight to save the Ice Factory 02 August 2010
BUSINESS tycoon David Ross, current chairman of marine safety specialist Cosalt and co-founder of Carphone Warehouse has vowed to help save Grimsby's Ice Factory.

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