Latest Features

 9 Aug 2018

Four hidden ways to improve process cooling efficiency

Industrial cooling and refrigeration equipment accounts for up to 50 percent of a plant’s total electricity cost. However, while targeting the mechanical elements of a chiller – such as compressors, pumps, and fans – is a well-known way of cutting a ... 
 6 Aug 2018

Blue Cube helps pasty producer increase capacity

Award-winning bakery and Cornish pasty producer, Prima Bakeries, has increased its frozen capacity through acquisition of a portable cold store from Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores.... 
 6 Aug 2018

Rapid Recovery instrumental in nationwide Asda retrofit

A-Gas Rapid Recovery played a key role in a recent large-scale refrigerant retrofit involving 110 convenience stores nationwide owned by Asda.... 
A view of the shopping centre rooftop plant.
 30 Jul 2018

Big Foot provides flexible support to retail centre

Big Foot Systems has supplied non-penetrative supports for rooftop plant to a shopping centre in West Yorkshire. A £260m development, the shopping centre totals 51,096m2 of retail and leisure space and has space for over 80 stores.... 
Carrier’s AquaSnap 30RB chiller.
 23 Jul 2018

Carrier supplies bespoke chillers to Elizabeth line

Carrier is supplying bespoke high-performance, high-efficiency chillers for London’s Elizabeth Line project to meet its cooling needs and the stringent fire safety materials standards required for use underground.... 
Bitzer's ammonia compressor.
 23 Jul 2018

Bitzer reports resurgence in ammonia use

Bitzer has reported that its new modular Ammonia Compressor Pack (ACP) is taking off around the world, with pioneering UK projects leading the way.... 
 16 Jul 2018

Star Refrigeration takes lead on cold store plant replacement

Star Refrigeration’s Leeds branch has successfully replaced an unused cold store plant for The Ice Co Storage and Logistics in Newark, to be leased to a third party.... 
 9 Jul 2018

Panasonic cools Belfast data centre

One of the main challenges for data centres is coping with cooling and humidity control demands within the building because of the enormous heat gains generated by the large volume of computers and lighting systems – often in operation 24 hours a ... 
 6 Jul 2018

Five chiller checks for Ecodesign compliance

The Ecodesign or Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive is a European-wide framework put in place to help the EU achieve its 2020 target to lower carbon emissions by 20 percent, increase energy efficiency by 20 percent, and increase the share of ... 
The Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia.
 25 Jun 2018

Gree keeps the World Cup cool

Those attending the main venue for this year’s world cup in Russia will be kept cool by a Gree LHE high efficiency water-cooled screw chiller.... 
Andy Sneyd, M+W Hargreaves managing director.
 8 Jun 2018

M+W Hargreaves: Grenfell not just about cladding

This month’s report on the role the Building Regulations played in last June’s Grenfell Tower fire has stirred up plenty of controversy – and too many people are missing the point, says Andy Sneyd, managing director of ventilation services ... 
 4 Jun 2018

Chemical vs natural refrigerants

In both technical and non-technical literature, fluorine-containing (HFC) refrigerants are increasingly referred to as ‘chemical’ or ‘synthetic’ refrigerants in contrast to the so-called ‘natural’ refrigerants.  Generally ‘chemical’ is now seen by some as being ‘bad’ and is contrasted with ‘natural’, which implies ‘good’. 
 31 May 2018

Channel Tunnel stays cool and saves on energy

Eurotunnel today released official data demonstrating energy savings of 33 percent after the first season of operating a new cooling system for maintaining requisite temperatures in the Channel Tunnel.... 
 28 May 2018

CBCA highlights role of chilled beams in improving IAQ

The Chilled Beams and Ceilings Association (CBCA), part of the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA), is urging architects and facilities managers to consider the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and future energy cost savings ... 
 25 May 2018

Poor ventilation and temperature control lowers student results

A wide-ranging study has found that the performance of school children in the classroom is negatively effected by poor ventilation and temperature control.... 
HMS Belfast
 27 Apr 2018

All hands on deck on the HMS Belfast with Fujitsu

Historic London tourist attraction HMS Belfast has had its air conditioning system upgraded with the addition of three AUXB18GALH 4-way compact cassettes and an ASYA09GACH wall-mount from Fujitsu Air Conditioning (UK). These new indoor units have ... 
Cpl Chris Morrell and Cpl Liam Grime.
 27 Apr 2018

The Crème de la Crème of Refrigeration

Throughout the Crème de la Crème series, Foster Refrigerator provided all refrigeration and freezing equipment to help the contestants create their patisserie masterpieces. Series three of the show, renamed Bake Off: The Professionals, will include ... 
A view of the tent city in Mina Valley, Saudi Arabia, with Seeley International's Breezair air conditioners installed.
 23 Apr 2018

World record installation from Seeley International

Seeley International has successfully completed the world’s largest order for evaporative air conditioners, resulting in around 50,000 Australian-made Breezair air conditioners being installed in the tent city of Mina Valley, Saudi Arabia.... 
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