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News Archive - October 2016

Mitsubishi Electric tops HVR Awards 28 October 2016

The winners of the HVR Awards 2016 were announced at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel. London last night, with Mitsubishi Electric scooping the Commercial Air Conditioning Product of the Year for its City Multi Hybrid VRF. Daikin' s – VRV i-Series also ...

RACHP industry mentoring scheme celebrates National Mentoring Day 28 October 2016

National Mentoring Day was launched to recognise the significant benefits of mentoring across the UK and takes place on October 27th each year.The RACHP industry mentoring scheme – - piloted earlier this year is starting a fresh ...

Government gives apprentice funding a boost 26 October 2016

The Government has announced a raft of new measures to help employers take on more apprentices including £60m to be spent on helping get young people from deprived backgrounds into work.

Pipe Center and Climate Center boosts leadership team 26 October 2016

Pipe Center and Climate Center has made a number of senior appointments within its London and South East team.

Fujitsu and TF Solutions open new Midlands training centre 26 October 2016

Fujitsu, has joined forces with TF Solutions to open a new training facility dedicated to the air-conditioning sector at TF Solutions’ Burton-on-Trent branch.

Samsung launches DVM mobile app 26 October 2016

Samsung Electronics has launched a new and innovative DVM Mobile App, developed for dealers, contractors and installers.

BSRIA appoints manager for intelligent buildings and homes 26 October 2016

BSRIA has appointed Zoltan Karpathy as manager – intelligent buildings and homes – in its WMI Department, effective from 17th October 2016.


South Coast cooling engineers win international science award 26 October 2016

Hampshire-based specialist engineering firm Aqua Cooling was honoured by the international Institute of Physics (IOP) during a parliamentary reception at the Palace of Westminster on 18th October.

Toshiba helps students prepare for SkillFRIDGE finals 26 October 2016

Toshiba has organised a programme of training courses around the country to help students prepare for their participation in the national SkillFRIDGE finals, which take place at the NEC in November.

CoolKit sponsors care event 24 October 2016

CoolKit Ltd, the refrigerated vehicle specialist based in Burnley, is sponsoring the North West quarterly networking event for the NACC (National Association of Care Catering).

ASERCOM and EPEE push Europe’s energy goals at Chillventa 24 October 2016

ASERCOM (the Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers) and EPEE (the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment) jointly organised two events and shared a stand at Chillventa this year to discuss the role of the HVACR sector in Europe’s energy framework.

BESA to host webinar on indoor air quality 24 October 2016

Increasingly strict building ventilation standards are making the task of achieving a good balance between healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) and lower HVAC power and energy consumption more challenging for building engineers worldwide.

BESA supports London Mayor’s diversity promise 24 October 2016

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) is the latest organisation to sign a diversity pledge launched by the Mayor of London.

Advanced Engineering names new sales director 24 October 2016

Advanced Engineering has appointed John Barraclough as its new sales director.

Stonegrove Refrigeration makes appointment 24 October 2016

Refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Grahame Keeping as contracts and operations manager.

adi Group aims to help bridge the engineering gender gap 24 October 2016

According to a report in the Telegraph, only 8.5 per cent of the UK’s engineers are women and 62 per cent of 11-21 year-old girls believe engineering and technology is just for boys.

Aggreko and DuPont bring temperature control to sulphuric alkylation market 19 October 2016

Aggreko plc, the power generation and HVAC speciality rental company, and sulphuric acid alkylation technology licensor, DuPont, have teamed up to provide Aggreko temperature control, including chiller systems, to DuPont STRATCO sulphuric acid alkylation customers worldwide.

A-Gas oil disposal service proves popular with engineers 19 October 2016

A new and innovative disposal service from A-Gas for waste refrigerant oil is proving popular with engineers.

Reports urges more action to encourage children into STEM subjects 19 October 2016

Research conducted by industrial components and engineering services specialist Neutronic Technologies has revealed that 72% of people believe that not enough is currently being done to encourage children to study STEM subjects.

Industry bodies welcome deal to cut use of HFC gases 19 October 2016

Delegates from more than 150 countries meeting in Rwanda reached what was described as a “monumental” deal by agreeing an amendment to the Montreal protocol on the phase out of the use of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), the gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration.

Foster Refrigerator sponsors charity mountain climb 18 October 2016

Foster Refrigerator is sponsoring one of its employees, Dean Rawnsley, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, with his faithful companion, the Trekking Penguin, in aid of the Breast Cancer Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn in February 2017.

Smith Brothers launches app 18 October 2016

Smith Brothers has launched an app which is available on Google Play and the Apple Store by searching for ‘Smith Brothers Stores’.

Fläkt Woods and DencoHappel complete merger 17 October 2016

Fläkt Woods, a leading air technologies solutions provider for HVAC systems, and DencoHappel, a leading technology innovator in air treatment, air conditioning, filter technology and cooling process air, completed their merger on 13 October.

CIBSE and ASHRAE celebrate 40th anniversary with historic agreement 13 October 2016

CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) and ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) have signed a partnership agreement to mark the 40th anniversary of their relationship.

IIR Thermag conference looks at magnetic refrigeration 13 October 2016

Since 2005, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has been organising a biennial conference focused on magnetic cooling in room temperatures, after a dedicated IIR Working Group was set up and the magnetocaloric effect produced by specific elements, such as gadolinium, was discovered.

CoolKit helps to find tomorrow’s manufacturing stars 13 October 2016

CoolKit Ltd, the Burnley-based refrigerated vehicle specialist, is sponsoring the Lancashire heats of a competition to find the North West’s manufacturing stars of tomorrow.

Advanced Engineering invests in refrigeration apprenticeships 12 October 2016

Advanced Engineering has announced ambitious plans to support UK refrigeration apprenticeships, starting with a donation of AC&R equipment worth £15,000 to Eastleigh College.

FETA underlines importance of IAQ 12 October 2016

FETA has continued to push the agenda on indoor air quality (IAQ) and general awareness surrounding this important topic is now growing at an increasing rate.

Bitzer launches new refrigerant report at Chillventa 11 October 2016

Compressor specialist Bitzer is publishing the 19th edition of its refrigerant report to coincide with Chillventa.

FETA calls for a balanced approach to BREXIT 11 October 2016

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is calling on the Government to think carefully about any potential changes to agreed policies, regulations or directives, following the vote to leave the EU.

IOR and Dean & Wood offer advice on new refrigerants 10 October 2016

The IOR and Dean & Wood have organised a breakfast meeting for service engineers and technicians on 25 October where there will be practical advice from experts on new refrigerants.

EIA and Greenpeace applaud CGF's HFC phase-down plan 10 October 2016

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has applauded the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) for its new resolution on refrigeration.

Value engineering cited as key cause of poor building performance 10 October 2016

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has highlighted value engineering as one of the main causes of poor building performance and emphasises that working together is the best way forward for all stakeholders.

FETA shares its view on A2L refrigerants 06 October 2016

Due to the F-Gas Regulations there is now significant pressure to reduce the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of fluorocarbon refrigerants.

Eaton Williams closes its doors 06 October 2016

Nortek Global HVAC (UK) has today confirmed the closure of Eaton Williams.The company closed its doors and ceased production at its Edenbridge site on 30 September, and all employees will leave the business on 30 November. Production in Stoke-On-...

Daikin Applied is BIM ready 05 October 2016

Daikin Applied UK has been working towards developing Building Information Modelling (BIM) for its bespoke air handling units and has announced the availability of the AHU BIM objects on the National BIM library.

Take responsibility for indoor air quality, urges BSRIA 05 October 2016

BSRIA urged industry to take responsibility for indoor air quality (IAQ) when experts spoke at September’s AGM in London.

Tesco half year sales increase 05 October 2016

Tesco has seen its sales grow for the first half of the year to 27 August.

See you at Chillventa! 03 October 2016

ACR News will once again be exhibiting at Chillventa from 11 to 13 October in Nuremburg, Germany. The entire team will be on hand to meet visitors and discuss industry news and events.The brand's flagship is the market-leading magazine with relevant ...

New certification programme for ventilation ducts launched 03 October 2016

Eurovent Certita Certification has launched a new certification programme for Ventilation Ducts (DUCT).

Primalec signs cool South East Asia partnership deal 03 October 2016

Primalec has agreed a new partnership deal with Tabernacle Engineering (S) Pte Ltd at the Automechanika show.

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