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News Archive - July 2011

German firefighters say R1234yf is safe 29 July 2011
THE German firefighters association has given the all clear to the new refrigerant R1234yf despite continuing opposition to the new gas from German environmental groups over its flammability.

Miami man jailed for R-22 smuggling 29 July 2011
A MAN has been jailed in the US for illegally importing nearly 300,000kg of R-22.

Cloud thinking for Cathedral design 29 July 2011
AN innovative design, 'Church on a Cloud' has won a competition to heat a Cathedral in the Netherlands by housing a data centre in its cellars.

US refrigerant company Hudson expands into Europe 29 July 2011
LEADING US refrigerant company Hudson is expanding into Europe in a joint venture with two Italian firms.

Dell breathes fresh air technology into data centres 29 July 2011
DELL has announced a new fresh air cooling solution for data centres to allow facilities to operate at higher temperatures and in some cases even without chillers.

SummitSkills releases framework for standards 27 July 2011
SUMMITSKILLS, the sector skills council for the building services engineering sector, has developed frameworks to safeguard standards and improve the quality of services for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

US study predicts boom in geothermal heat pump sales 26 July 2011
A US study predicts that worldwide sales of geothermal heat pumps will increase by 179% to 2017.

German call for split sales ban to unqualified individuals 22 July 2011
THE German acr industry has joined with France in calling for a ban on sales of pre-charged split systems to non-certified persons unless sold with the services of a properly qualified installer.

Companies confused over 3kg F-gas threshold 21 July 2011
THE reason that many air conditioning and refrigeration companies have not attained full certification in compliance with the F-gas Regulations may be due to continued confusion over the 3kg threshold.

New guidance to help cut 20% off fridge energy bills 18 July 2011
THE Carbon Trust has released a guide for end-users to explain some "no or low cost" steps to help cut refrigeration energy bills by up to 20%.

Airedale apprentice scoops top college award 18 July 2011
TEST engineer Daniel Carter, who left school at 16 to become an apprentice at Leeds-based air conditioning manufacturer Airedale, has been awarded Engineering Advanced Modern Apprentice of the Year by the college.

Space Air offers help on F-Gas compliance 18 July 2011
SPACE Air has launched a series of informative 'Snippets' programmes to help reinforce the importance and potential complications that non compliance can have on the industry as a whole.

Finance for energy efficient equipment 12 July 2011
THE Carbon Trust and Siemens Financial Services have launched a new scheme to enable UK manufacturers to invest in a range of energy efficient technologies including air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

Australia to set a carbon price for HFCs 12 July 2011
The Australian Government has announced plans for tackling climate change which include a carbon price being fixed to HFC refrigerants which they say will be implemented through existing legislation on synthetic greenhouse gases.

Daikin acquires Turkish heating and ac manufacturer Airfel 11 July 2011
DAIKIN Europe N.V., a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd headquartered in Osaka, Japan, has announced the acquisition of Airfel, based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Hydrocarbon replacement for R22 shows 9% increase in efficiency 08 July 2011
TESTS in the USA on a new hydrocarbon replacement for R22 in chillers is said to have shown a 9% improvement in energy efficiency.

Honeywell to invest $33m in production of HFO-1234ze 08 July 2011
HONEYWELL has announced plans to invest $33m in the production of HFO-1234ze at its Baton Rouge, Louisiana, manufacturing facility.

REAL Skills Europe offer free e-learning 08 July 2011
A NEW e-learning programme for leakage reduction in the refrigeration industry was been launched.

Former md jailed for £400,000 theft 05 July 2011
A FORMER md of commercial refrigeration manufacturer Norpe UK has been jailed for stealing almost £400,000 from the company.

Over 50% of companies are trading illegally 05 July 2011
F-GAS Support, the body set up by Defra to provide guidance for companies and individuals in achieving F-gas certification, has confirmed reports that over 50% of UK air conditioning and refrigeration companies are now trading illegally.

Climate Center extends Daikin UK deal to include VRV 01 July 2011
NATIONWIDE wholesaler Climate Center has extended its air conditioning supply agreement with Daikin UK to include its VRV systems. The move builds on the wholesaler partnership agreement the companies signed in 2008 for Daikin's Split and Sky Air systems.

Millar to compete against the world's best 01 July 2011
STUART Millar, an apprentice with Armagh-based contractor A & N Shilliday, is to represent the UK refrigeration and air conditioning industry at WorldSkills London 2011.

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