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 30 Jan 2012

Tesco uses Performax refrigerant in Poland

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco is using Honeywell's Genetron Performax LT refrigerant in 75 of its stores in Poland. 
 30 Jan 2012

Ice factory fighters seek charitable status

THE Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust, the group fighting to preserve the historic Grimsby Ice Factory and its unique refrigeration equipment, is to become a company limited by guarantee and seek registered charity status. Among other benefits, the move will allow the organisation to take up a £3,500 offer of help from Lincolnshire Heritage and the Architectural Heritage Fund. 
 30 Jan 2012

Cool new material that responds under pressure

A TEAM at Barcelona University has identified a new material that exhibits what has been described as an inverse barocaloric effect at room temperature, which means that it cools when pressure is applied, unlike most other materials. 
 28 Jan 2012

Danfoss Turbocor releases HFO1234ze prototypes

DANFOSS has announced the availability to oems of prototype versions of its revolutionary oil-less Turbocor compressor to run on the new refrigerant HFO1234ze. 
 27 Jan 2012

New brazing process could end oxy-acetylene dangers

THE tragic deaths of two refrigeration engineers in separate incidents in Australia just before Christmas, have again highlighted the dangers associated with the use, storage and transportation of oxy-acetylene cylinders. These dangers could one day be a thing of the past if a new euro2.62m European project to develop a new ultra-safe brazing system is successful. 
 27 Jan 2012

Oil terminator could end flushing problems

ONE of the most difficult tasks in converting old systems to run on new alternative refrigerants is the process of removing the mineral oil, solid contaminants and acids from the existing copper tubing. Replacement of the copper piping is not always feasible or economically viable but flushing can be a messy and inexact science. 
 27 Jan 2012

Man arrested over ac thefts

A man has been arrested in Malvern and questioned by detectives about a series of thefts of air conditioning units. The man was stopped by police officers as he loaded a white Peugeot Boxer panel van. He was in the possession of items that were believed to be stolen and arrested. 
 20 Jan 2012

French supermarkets to shut the door on open cases

FRENCH supermarkets have pledged to do away with the majority of open refrigerated cabinets by 2020 in an effort to reduce energy consumption. 
 20 Jan 2012

Beijer to acquire Norwegian distributor

REFRIGERATION wholesaler G & L Beijer is to acquire the Norwegian company, Ecofrigo AS, a project-oriented refrigeration distribution company which also distributes refrigeration units from Beijer's Italian subsidiary, SCM Frigo. 
 20 Jan 2012

Climate Center to stock HFO blends

CLIMATE Center is the first company to announce it will be stocking Honeywell's new range of HFO blends and other low GWP refrigerants. 
 17 Jan 2012

The "how to" guide to converting an ac unit to hydrocarbons

WITH Chinese manufacturers now producing air conditioners to run on propane and at least one major European manufacturer known to be investigating the use of other flammable refrigerants, it might come as no surprise to learn that the German environment ministry is behind a new guide on how to convert existing split systems air conditioners to hydrocarbon refrigerants. 
 16 Jan 2012

ACC offers £32,000 to settle Canadian class action

IN THE latest chapter of legal proceedings against refrigeration compressor manufacturers accused of price-fixing, Italian company ACC has agreed to pay £32,000 and up to the same amount in costs to settle a class action in Canada. The company has also agreed to provide evidence and co-operation to the plaintiffs in pursuing their claims against the remaining defendants. 
 13 Jan 2012

Asda completes Netto conversions

CONSTRUCTION services company ISG has completed the conversion of 67 Netto retail units into Asda Supermarket stores in a demanding programme that has seen the contractor simultaneously complete eight projects at any one time across a delivery period of just nine days. 
 10 Jan 2012

ACR News Awards finalists to be announced on Friday

The waiting is nearly over. The panel of independent judges convene on Thursday to pore over this year's entries for the ACR News Awards. Much discussion is expected, some of it possibly heated, and maybe some arguments, but a consensus will be reached. 
 10 Jan 2012

Paul Tonkinson to host ACR News Awards

COMEDIAN and presenter Paul Tonkinson will be the host for the ACR News Awards 2012, being held at the National Motorcycle Museum on Wednesday March 14. 
 9 Jan 2012

Emerson Stream compressors to debut at ACR Show

A COMPLETELY new range of semi-hermetic reciprocating compressors capable of running with a number of different refrigerants, is set to make its UK debut on the Emerson Climate Technologies stand at the ACR Show. 
 9 Jan 2012

Carrier and Midea form Indian joint venture

CARRIER and Midea are to form an air conditioning manufacturing and distribution joint venture in India. Chinese manufacturer Midea will own 60% of the joint venture and its US counterpart, Carrier, 40%. 
 4 Jan 2012

Mexichem moves to guarantee fluorspar supplies

REFRIGERANT producer Mexichem has moved to secure supplies of fluorspar - a vital element in the production of HFC refrigerants - having been given the go-ahead to acquire the fluorspar producer Fluorita de Mexico and the mine concessions of Las Sabinas. 
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