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 1 Aug 2009

Profile: Not just a spare part!

WITH the dark clouds of recession hanging over the air conditioning industry, customers have become hard to find and suppliers are said to be witnessing a downturn in sales of around 20% this year. 
 1 Aug 2009

Refurbishment is our Bond

Recycled cabinets are at a disadvantage in this environmentally conscious age. 
 1 Aug 2009

Chillers: Getting into hot water

Chillers offering heat reclaim facilities are a welcome development but it is important to establish the heating need for the system to work efficiently, says Roger Palamarczuk of Ferroli dpac UK. 
 1 Jul 2009

Air movement: A fresh approach to ahu design

The requirements of regulations and the demands of building operators are changing the way we look at air handling units, as Dean Ward of Walter Meier (Climate UK) explains. 
 1 Jul 2009

Air movement: A new twist in the fan revolution

The ahu market is gradually moving away from the ‘traditional’ belt-drive centrifugal fan solutions to direct-drive technology. And with good reason, says Les Fish, md of Ziehl-Abegg UK. 
 1 Jun 2009

Forecourt and Convenience stores: The convenience of a single supplier

NOW one of the leading refrigeration equipment distributors following the acquisition and integration of GH England, Primo Products is set to enhance its position in the market by providing a range of products that will cater for all sectors of the market. 
 1 Jun 2009

Forecourt and Convenience stores: Energy efficiency is the answer

AFTER a bleak winter of poor economic news and consumers cutting back on every area of spending the independent retail sector should be looking for ways to re-evaluate the link between cost and profits according to Dougie Stoddart, sales director of commercial refrigeration manufacturer and convenience store specialist Hubbard Products. 
 1 Jun 2009

Training: Construction Skills and the F-Gas assessment

CONSTRUCTIONSkills' F-Gas assessment is now up and running. An alternative to the scheme operated by City & Guilds, these new assessments fully comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 and (EC) No 303/2008 which specifies the qualification of personnel carrying out activities on equipment containing F-Gases. 
 1 Jun 2009

Hire business: New partnership creates a one-stop hire shop

SPECIALIST chiller rental provider Cool Energy and portable cooling and heating supplier Rapid Climate Control have joined forces to provide a one-stop-shop for UK & Ireland businesses. 
 1 Jun 2009

Financial News: Two ways to beat the squeeze

Many are cynical about the help that government is giving business in today’s straightened times. It’s understandable, but suspend your cynicism as there are two government programmes that may actually help you – the Business Payment Support Service and Trade Credit Insurance. 
 1 May 2009

Service and maintenance: Who's afraid of the F-Gas test?

Concerned about the level of knowledge required to pass the theory part of the F-gas regulations? Try our test based on real F-gas assessment questions kindly supplied to us by City & Guilds and based on its 2079 Level 2 exam. 
 1 May 2009

Service and maintenance: The simple answer to record keeping

AS ENGINEERS struggle to satisfy the increasingly complex legislation surrounding air conditioning maintenance, Advanced Engineering has responded with a surprisingly simple solution. 
 1 May 2009

Service and maintenance: Inspections are just the ticket

It is now a legal requirement for building owners to have their air conditioning systems inspected regularly – but the industry needs inspectors and building occupants to know their obligations. Neil Everitt talks to Bob Towse (right), head of technical and safety at the HVCA 
 1 Apr 2009

Awards night is best ever

NOW recognised as the main event on the industry's calendar, the ACR News Awards 2009 undelined its credentials with another glittering night at the International Motorcycle Museum, described by many attendees as "the best ever". 
 1 Apr 2009

Applied Air-Conditioning: Beam work takes off

Chilled beams offer an energy efficient alternative to fan coil units says Wander ter Kuile technical manager at Waterloo Air Products. 
 1 Apr 2009

F-Gas training - a progress report

ELLIS Training Works has now been running the City & Guilds 2079 F-Gas course since December, accumulating sufficient experience to give a first progress report. 
 1 Mar 2009

R22 replacement made easy

John Poole of Refrigerant Solutions offers an application-based approach to replacing R22. 
 1 Mar 2009

Editorial: Politics 2 The Environment 0

IT CANNOT be disputed that a lot of the work carried out by environmental campaigners has stopped, checked or at least reined-in some of the "dirty"excesses of this industrial world but when does a hatred of big business clash with a desire to do what is best for the environment? 
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