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News Archive - March 2013

East Anglia hosts trade show in May 28 March 2013
UK: The East Anglian Refrigeration Society (EARS) will be holding a regional trade show in Norwich in May.

Emerson drops DWM name 28 March 2013
GERMANY: Emerson Climate Technologies has finally ended its DWM compressor branding.

Australian Institute issues draft code for handling flammables 28 March 2013
AUSTRALIA: Faced with the rising popularity of flammable refrigerants, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air-conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has issued a draft code of practice for handling these gases.

DuPont loses R22 drop-in patent case 25 March 2013
COMPANIES in Spain are free to sell the R22 drop-in replacements RS-44 (R424A) and RS-45 (R434A) after a claim of patent infringement by US manufacturer DuPont was rejected by the Barcelona patent court.

DuPont warns of counterfeit R22 and retrofits 22 March 2013
USA: Refrigerant manufacturer DuPont has warned of damaging and potentially dangerous counterfeits of R22 and the DuPont patented R22 drop-in replacement blend MO99 (R438A).

Four injured in hydrocarbon refrigerant plant explosion 20 March 2013
USA: FOUR people are reported to have been injured, three seriously, following an explosion at a hydrocarbon refrigerant bottling plant in Illinois.

UK supermarkets exceed emission target 15 March 2013
UK: British supermarkets are exceeding targets to cut total greenhouse gas emissions from their refrigeration systems according to the latest progress report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Systemair buys Carrier Holland Heating 14 March 2013
SWEDEN: Swedish ventilation company Systemair has acquired Dutch air handling unit manufacturer Holland Heating from Carrier.

Countdown to the ACR Show 2014 13 March 2013
UK: With just under a year to go before doors open, the countdown has begun to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show (ACR Show) 2014.

Catch-22 bags another dealer in illegal R22 12 March 2013
USA: Operation Catch-22, the US initiative to stop the illegal trade in ozone depleting substances, has achieved further success with the conviction of another Florida business for dealing in smuggled R22 refrigerant.

Russia a target for illegal refrigerants 12 March 2013
RUSSIA: Illegal imports of refrigerants from China via the bordering countries of Ukraine and Kazakhstan are becoming a problem for Russia in its efforts to phase-out ozone-depleting substances.

Pendle to distribute Sinclair air conditioners 12 March 2013
UK: Pendle Refrigeration, the Burnley-based refrigeration equipment wholesaler, is branching out into the world of air conditioning following the company's appointment as UK and Ireland distributor for the Sinclair brand.

Bitzer ceo is streets ahead 11 March 2013
GERMANY: Peter Schaufler, the ceo and chairman of German air conditioning and refrigeration compressor manufacturer Bitzer, is to have a street named after him in recognition of his entrepreneurial achievements.

Horse meat scandal impacts on frozen food sales 11 March 2013
UK: THE horse meat scandal appears to have had an impact on sales of frozen burgers and ready meals, according to latest figures from market analysts Kantar Worldpanel.

"Air conditioning engineer" sentenced to 4 years for bank burglaries 08 March 2013
UK: A man posing as an air conditioning engineer has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for a series of bank burglaries which netted him around £100,000 in cash.

Leak detection gas pinpoints the smallest leaks 08 March 2013
UK: Contractor WR Refrigeration is rolling out a refrigerant leak detection system which is said to be able to pinpoint tiny leaks that are almost impossible to detect using traditional methods.

WR and Toshiba are big winners on night of achievements 05 March 2013
Contractor WR Refrigeration and air conditioning manufacturer Toshiba were two of the big winners at this year's ACR News Awards.

Daikin UK adds Climate Controls and Spares 05 March 2013
UK: Daikin UK has added Devon-based Climate Controls and Spares UK Ltd to its network of outlets.

Historic refrigeration equipment to be centrepiece of new development 03 March 2013
UK: The historic and irreplaceable refrigeration equipment rusting within the Grimsby Ice Factory could provide the centrepiece of a £12m development of the currently derelict building.

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