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 7 Nov 2011

Now Bock warns of methyl chloride in fake refrigerants

INDICATIONS that methyl chloride is the rogue refrigerant responsible for three deaths and the grounding of hundreds of reefer containers coincides with a recent warning about fake refrigerants by compressor manufacturer GEA Bock. 
 6 Nov 2011

Methyl chloride to blame for reefer explosions?

METHYL chloride in a rogue counterfeit refrigerant may be responsible for the explosions and three fatalities which have grounded hundreds of reefer units around the world. 
 2 Nov 2011

Contaminated refrigerant is suspected in reefer explosions

A NUMBER of explosions and at least three fatalities has led to hundreds of refrigerated containers around the world being grounded, according to reports. The causes of the explosions are under investigation but are thought to have been caused by contaminated or incorrect refrigerant being added to the refrigeration system while under service in Vietnam. 
 2 Nov 2011

Recycling company fined over legionella risk

A MERTHYR Tydfil-based recycling company has been fined £600 and ordered to pay costs of £8,577 following HSE investigations into the Heads of the Valley legionnaires' disease outbreak in September 2010. 
 2 Nov 2011

GEA increases operating margin to 10%

GEA has reported an order intake of over €1.4bn in the third quarter of 2011 – a 21.7% year-on-year growth. 
 1 Nov 2011

Government confident of F-gas effectiveness

THE government is confident that the UK will achieve significant emission reductions following the full implementation of the F-gas regulations. 
 28 Oct 2011

Acr industry will exceed emission reduction targets, says EPEE

A NEW study by EPEE suggests that the European refrigeration and air conditioning industry will exceed the emission reductions targets set by the EC. 
 26 Oct 2011

MHI in ac joint venture with Chinese retailer

MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries has established a residential air conditioning sales joint venture with China's largest home appliance retail chain Suning Appliance. 
 25 Oct 2011

Register for the ACR Show to win an iPad2

VISITORS to the ACR Show at the NEC in March have the chance to win an iPad2. 
 24 Oct 2011

Daikin opens European Development Centre in Ostend

DAIKIN'S manufacturing site in Ostend will now become the r&d centre for all future European product developments following a €13m investment in technology and infrastructure. 
 24 Oct 2011

Bosch plans take over of Chinese manufacturer Oak

GERMAN heating products manufacturer Bosch Thermotechnology is to acquire Chinese ventilation/air-conditioning systems manufacturer Oak for an undisclosed sum. 
 20 Oct 2011

G & L Beijer completes United Refrigeration purchase

SWEDISH refrigeration wholesaler G & L Beijer, owners of Dean & Wood, has completed its acquisition of United Refrigeration's wholesale operations in France and the UK. 
 20 Oct 2011

Germans inflame debate over 1234yf

THE introduction of HFO-1234yf as the replacement for R134a in car air conditioning systems continues to cause controversy and deep divisions of opinion in Germany. 
 20 Oct 2011

Waitrose to open second biomass energy centre

A BIOMASS energy centre to reduce carbon emissions by more than 1,000 tonnes a year is being developed for Waitrose's new store in Bracknell. 
 18 Oct 2011

Refrigerated display cabinet market to hit $5.34bn by 2017

A NEW report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. suggests that the world market for refrigerated display cabinets (RDC) will boom in the coming years. 
 18 Oct 2011

Mitsubishi Electric is cool in Düsseldorf

WE HAVE the O2 Arena and the Labatts Apollo, now Mitsubishi Electric has joined the list of companies sponsoring cool concert venues. 
 17 Oct 2011

Frascold invests €4m in HFO compressor production

FRASCOLD has invested €4m in its factory as part of a major development programme which includes adding new HFO compressors to existing HC and CO2 compressors. 
 14 Oct 2011

IoR urges industry to help save the Ice Factory

THE Institute of Refrigeration is urging its members and the industry at large to join in the fight to help save the Grimsby Ice Factory. 
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