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- December 2007

Training supplement sponsored by HRP: Pipework and brazing competency 01 December 2007
THE importance of good, sound brazing techniques, along with an increased awareness of health and safety issues regarding the use of oxy-acetylene equipment is becoming increasingly important, particularly with the increased use of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, including R410A, with its comparatively high running and test pressures, as well as the use of potentially flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants, and the changes in working practices that these bring with them.

Alternative Refrigerants: The A-Zero of refrigerants 01 December 2007
The availability of so-called natural refrigerants has opened up a host of options for those companies looking for alternatives to fluorocarbons as Reg Brown of BSRIA explains.

Alternative Refrigerants: Microporous solids-the refrigerant of the future? 01 December 2007
Following a three-year investigation into alternatives, Thermal Energy Systems under John Poole has opted for the development of the compressor-driven adsorption/desorption of CO2 on microporous solids.

Alternative Refrigerants: Carbon dioxide: The born again refrigerant 01 December 2007
Franz Kaltenbrunner of Eurammon, the European initiative for natural refrigerants, reveals how CO2 is growing in popularity throughout Europe

Training supplement sponsored by HRP: Meeting the training challenge 01 December 2007
With F-Gas regs, carbon footprints, natural refrigerants, sustainability and global warming, training establishments are being challenged to produce better equipped engineers, as John Ellis of Ellis Training explains.

Editor's Comment: Doubting Thomas -top man! 01 December 2007
IT WAS the great British philosopher, historian, writer, mathematician, reformist, pacifist, and all-round egg-head Bertrand Russell who said: "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."

Coldstores: No time to chill out 01 December 2007
With growing concerns about climate change and electricity costs soaring, the cold storage and distribution sector faces a challenging future, according to Laurie Fisk, Cold Control’s technical director

Service Engineering: New technology makes all the difference 01 December 2007
HEFTY investment in state-of-the-art information technology has enabled Capital Cooling to provide unparalleled levels of customer service and speed of reaction.

SHOP TALK 01 December 2007
A round-up of supermarket news and gossip

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