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News Archive - September 2010

DuPont develops low GWP blend for commercial refrigeration 30 September 2010
A NEW low GWP refrigerant blend for commercial refrigeration systems, based on HFO1234yf, is to be featured by DuPont at the forthcoming Chillventa exhibition in Germany.

Refrigerant differences may not be significant, long term 29 September 2010
A COMPARISON study of HFC and CO2 refrigeration systems has shown that each need time to reach their best level of performance and minimise climate impact. The report suggests that the financial and environmental gap between the different refrigerant solutions can be closed and the choice of refrigerant will then make no significant difference any longer.

G&L Beijer signs refrigeration supply deal with GDF Suez 29 September 2010
G&L BEIJER AB, parent company of UK wholesaler Dean & Wood, has signed a global agreement with the French energy company GDF Suez. Under the agreement Beijer Ref becomes a preferred supplier of refrigeration systems and comfort cooling equipment to GDF Suez in all markets.

IoR adds more Real Zero training days 28 September 2010
DUE to the high demand for the Real Zero training days run by the Institute of Refrigeration and the Carbon Trust, further regional workshops have been added. These will be held in Manchester (19 November) and Tewkesbury (1 February 2011).

Carrier's parent to receive $10m energy efficiency funding 28 September 2010
UNITED Technologies, Carrier Air Conditioning's parent company, is to receive around $10m for its role in new research and development of technologies to improve energy efficiency in buildings.

Hugh Cole leaves WR Refrigeration 27 September 2010
HUGH Cole, md of WR Refrigeration, is reported to have left the Leicestershire-based company after three years in the role. The company is currently being headed by Hannu Saastamoinen, ceo of parent company Huurre Group, with day-to-day responsibility for the business in the hands of WR Refrigeration's existing senior management team.

Two confirmed dead in LD outbreak 21 September 2010
TWO people are now confirmed to have died in the legionnaires' disease outbreak that has hit South Wales.

Daikin sales hit £7.7bn 21 September 2010
JAPANESE air conditioning manufacturer Daikin achieved net sales of £7.7bn in the last financial year. Operating income and net income were £330m and £145m, respectively.

Embraco claims oil-less compressor breakthrough 21 September 2010
EMBRACO has announced the development of a new oil-less linear compressor design - compatible with both R134a and R600a - for domestic refrigeration which it says will be more efficient and more compact than current units.

Countdown to HEVAR 14 September 2010
THERE is just a week left to register for London HEVAR, the essential event for buyers and specifiers in the UK's heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

Two cooling towers shut as LD search continues 13 September 2010
TWO cooling towers in South Wales have now been closed down as the search for the source of a legionnaires disease outbreak clustered around the Heads of the Valleys corridor continues.

Welsh LD outbreak claims another possible victim 10 September 2010
THE search for the source of the legionnaires' disease outbreak in South Wales continues with the death of a further suspected victim.

Report proves the viability of heat pumps 09 September 2010
MITSUBISHI Electric has welcomed the Energy Saving Trust's report into the performance of domestic heat pumps in the UK, saying that it clearly demonstrates that the technology does work in UK homes.

Industry welcomes heat pump report 08 September 2010
THE Energy Saving Trust report into the performance of heat pumps in the UK has been welcomed by industry groups.

Search continues for source of Welsh legionnaire's disease outbreak 08 September 2010
HEALTH officials are searching for the source of a legionnaire's disease outbreak following a number of confirmed cases centred around the Heads of the Valleys corridor in South Wales.

Daikin to manufacture large chillers in Japan, says Nikkei 08 September 2010
REPORTS in Japan suggest that air conditioning manufacturer Daikin is to start production of McQuay chillers at its plant in Osaka by the end of this year. £3m pounds is to be invested in the new venture which will cover the installation of production and inspection equipment.

Heat pumps have "real potential" says report 08 September 2010
A GROUND-BREAKING study of 83 heat pump installations across the UK has revealed a wide variation in performance but concluded that well-designed and well-installed heat pump systems can perform well in the UK.

HEVAR gives visitors a lift 07 September 2010
VISITORS to the London HEVAR Show this month stand the chance of winning a helicopter flight.

Tecumseh moves to ditch indirect purchasers suit 03 September 2010
TECUMSEH Products Co has moved to reject a price-fixing suit brought by indirect purchasers of its refrigerant compressors, says the website Law 360. Tecumseh claims the purchasers are too far removed from the alleged conspiracy to claim it harmed them.

Honours accrue for Fred Jamieson 03 September 2010
FRED Jamieson, the chairman of Ryan Jayberg who passed away earlier this year, has been added to the BRA Roll of Honour by unanimous decison of the British Refrigeration Association Council. His life and contribution to the industry is also to be celebrated at a special memorial lunch this December.

Caution urged over "leaked" heat pump report 03 September 2010
HEAT pump manufacturer Stiebel Eltron has described speculation on the findings of an unreleased study into the effectiveness of heat pump performances in the UK as "reckless and irresponsible."

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