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News Archive - November 2011

No agreement on HFC "phase-down" 29 November 2011
WHILE support for the initiative grows, plans to curb the use of HFC refrigerants were again baulked at the latest Montreal Protocol meeting in Bali last week.

ACR News Awards deadline is just three weeks away... 29 November 2011
ACT now to get your submissions in for the 2012 ACR News Awards by the 3rd January 2012 deadline.

Systemair buys Airwell's Italian factory 28 November 2011
SWEDISH ventilation company Systemair has agreed to acquire the Italian factory operated by French air conditioning company Airwell.

Honeywell extends fight against fake refrigerants 24 November 2011
HONEYWELL today announced today that it has expanded its ongoing campaign against counterfeit refrigerants being fraudulently sold under the Honeywell Genetron brand name in the Middle East.

DuPont issues statement over reefer incidents 23 November 2011
REFRIGERANT manufacturer DuPont has issued a statement to customers following the recent reefer explosions and revelations by ACR News that methyl chloride was one of the constituents in the contaminated refrigerant thought to have been responsible.

ACR Show confirms Skills Centre programme 22 November 2011
THE Skills Centre at the ACR Show 2012 sponsored by HRP, will include Summitskills, City & Guilds and Building Engineering Services Training (BEST) representatives.

Supermarket-style Coolstation opens in Somerset 22 November 2011
A NEW 'one-stop' shop supermarket-style wholesale operation has opened in the south west.

City Refrigeration starts joint ventures in the US 22 November 2011
CITY Refrigeration Holdings is opening a US office early next year to manage two new joint ventures.

Brunnock promises new approach for Fujitsu 22 November 2011
THE new sales and marketing director at FG Eurofred, Julian Brunnock, has promised changes to the business and a new emphasis on the way the company promotes and sells Fujitsu air conditioning in the UK.

Foster Refrigerator joins the ACR Show 22 November 2011
FOSTER Refrigerator, the UK market leader and manufacture of a range of commercial fridges and freezers has joined the growing list of exhibitors for the ACR Show.

HFCs must be curbed to protect climate urges the UN 21 November 2011
THE United Nations has urged that HFCs, which are increasing in the atmosphere at a rate of 8% per year, could cancel the climate benefits won by the phase-out of CFCs and other ozone-depleting substances.

Panasonic launches heat pump open day 17 November 2011
PANASONIC is running a series of Aquarea open days at its PRO Academy Training Centre in Bracknell to help contractors, installers and end-users get to grips with the latest heat pump technology.

Have your say on the f-gas regulations 17 November 2011
ACRIB is seeking feedback from the industry as part of the f-gas review, to make the most of the UK's experience of the implimentation of the regulations from organising training courses to applying for company certificates.

Waitrose trials world-first HFO chiller 16 November 2011
THE first chillers using the new HFO refrigerants are being trialled by Waitrose at its supermarket in Bromley, Kent.

Fake refrigerants becoming a 'serious problem' 15 November 2011
COMPANIES have been warned to only purchase refrigerants from authorised and reputable suppliers as evidence mounts that highly dangerous fake refrigerants are a far greater problem and more widespread than many realise.

The EIA urges EU to phase out f-gases by 2020 14 November 2011
THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on the European Union to phase out HFC refrigerants by 2020.

China threatens climate ransom over HFC-23 08 November 2011
CHINA has responded to efforts to ban the trading of HFC-23 offsets by threatening to release huge amounts of the chemical into the atmosphere unless other nations pay what amounts to a climate ransom.

HFCs represent 0.6% of greenhouse gas emissions 07 November 2011
THE 2010 AGGI (Annual Greenhouse Gas Index) reveals that in 2010, despite a continuous growth, HFCs represented only 0.605% of the atmospheric level of greenhouse gases, as communicated by the US NOAA global observing networks. In 2009, their share was 0.58%, and in 2008, 0.55%.

Now Bock warns of methyl chloride in fake refrigerants 07 November 2011
INDICATIONS that methyl chloride is the rogue refrigerant responsible for three deaths and the grounding of hundreds of reefer containers coincides with a recent warning about fake refrigerants by compressor manufacturer GEA Bock.

Calls for controls on methyl chloride 07 November 2011
THERE have been calls for controls on the use of methyl chloride as a refrigerant following the discovery of its use, with deadly consequences, in fake refrigerants.

Methyl chloride to blame for reefer explosions? 06 November 2011
METHYL chloride in a rogue counterfeit refrigerant may be responsible for the explosions and three fatalities which have grounded hundreds of reefer units around the world.

Contaminated refrigerant is suspected in reefer explosions 02 November 2011
A NUMBER of explosions and at least three fatalities has led to hundreds of refrigerated containers around the world being grounded, according to reports. The causes of the explosions are under investigation but are thought to have been caused by contaminated or incorrect refrigerant being added to the refrigeration system while under service in Vietnam.

Recycling company fined over legionella risk 02 November 2011
A MERTHYR Tydfil-based recycling company has been fined £600 and ordered to pay costs of £8,577 following HSE investigations into the Heads of the Valley legionnaires' disease outbreak in September 2010.

GEA increases operating margin to 10% 02 November 2011
GEA has reported an order intake of over €1.4bn in the third quarter of 2011 – a 21.7% year-on-year growth.

Government confident of F-gas effectiveness 01 November 2011
THE government is confident that the UK will achieve significant emission reductions following the full implementation of the F-gas regulations.

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