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News Archive - February 2012

BRA offers support for those dealing with hydrocarbons 29 February 2012
WITH the increasing use of hydrocarbons, the British Refrigeration Association (BRA) has issued a code of practice for manufacturers and guidance notes for service engineers dealing with these refrigerants.

BEST forms partnerships with ATL and Asset Skills 28 February 2012
Building Engineering Services Training (BEST) has agreed new partnerships with ATL and Asset Skills UK as part of its expanded offering for the UK building engineering services sector.

Faulty pump flange led to ammonia leak 27 February 2012
THE failure of a pump flange is thought to be responsible for a major ammonia leak in Vienna last week, that led to the evacuation of 4,000 people, affecting 62 people and hospitalising 50.

Two weeks to go - register now for the ACR Show 27 February 2012
WITH just two weeks to go to the first ACR Show at the NEC, visitors are being encouraged to avoid any hassle or hold-up on the day by pre-registering their attendance.

Eurovent certifies cooling tower performance 27 February 2012
EUROVENT, the European Certification body, has developed a certification programme for the thermal performance of cooling towers.

Report offers unique insight into UK market 27 February 2012
THE move by many major supermarkets to alternative "natural" refrigerants provided a major boost to the UK refrigeration market in 2010, according to the latest market statistics report from the BRA.

Retailers to reveal all at ACR Show 21 February 2012
LEADING food retailers will reveal their latest plans for reducing the environmental impact of stores at the forthcoming Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show 2012, which takes place in Hall 19 at the NEC from 13 to 15 March.

Powrmatic to sell Midea equipment in the UK 21 February 2012
POWRMATIC, an Ilminster company best known for its heating and ventilating products, is to enter the UK air conditioning market with a range of Midea commercial air conditioning products.

MHI to sponsor ACR Awards 21 February 2012
MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries is the latest company to add its name to the list of headline sponsors for this year's ACR News Awards. The influential Japanese air conditioning manufacturer joins Dean & Wood, GEA, Hawco, Lawton Tubes and Space Airconditioning in sponsoring the industry's leading awards event.

Fridge-freezer explodes on Isle of Wight 15 February 2012
AN ISOBUTANE refrigerant leak in a domestic fridge-freezer is thought to have been the cause of an explosion which rocked a house in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, on Monday morning. Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident which occurred just after 7am but the elderly resident was left in shock.

ACR Show draws the major end-users 14 February 2012
WITH just a month before doors open, leading users of cooling equipment across the UK are registering to attend the forthcoming Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show, which takes place at the NEC, 13-15 March 2012.

Project aims to stop illegal ODS trade in Asia 13 February 2012
A $1.56m project has been launched to detect and prevent illegal cross border trade of ozone depleting substances, other harmful chemicals and hazardous waste in 25 countries of the Asia Pacific region.

UK a leader in transcritical CO2 refrigeration 13 February 2012
NEXT to Denmark, where HFCs are banned, the UK is leading the way in the adoption of CO2 transcritical refrigeration systems in European supermarkets. According to natural refrigerants group Shecco, the UK currently has 267 supermarkets running transcritical CO2 systems, behind Denmark's 424, but way ahead of Germany (166), Switzerland (149) and Norway (134).

Eaton Williams Group fined after saw accident 07 February 2012
AIR conditioning manufacturer Eaton Williams has been fined after a man's fingertip was cut off by a circular saw at the company's Colman Moducel factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

Counterfeit refrigerant is a growing problem 06 February 2012
THE trade in counterfeit refrigerants is a growing problem and affects every region of the world, according to DuPont, the refrigerant manufacturer urging members of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry to increase their awareness of and action against counterfeit refrigerant activity.

AHR Expo - another record 03 February 2012
THE US AHR Expo show continues to grow. The latest event in Chicago from January 23-25 attracted nearly 40,000 visitors. Based on preliminary registration numbers, the 2012 Show will easily surpass the previous record of 38,534 visitors at the 2008 Show in New York City.

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