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 22 Jul 2011

German call for split sales ban to unqualified individuals

THE German acr industry has joined with France in calling for a ban on sales of pre-charged split systems to non-certified persons unless sold with the services of a properly qualified installer. 
 21 Jul 2011

Companies confused over 3kg F-gas threshold

THE reason that many air conditioning and refrigeration companies have not attained full certification in compliance with the F-gas Regulations may be due to continued confusion over the 3kg threshold. 
 18 Jul 2011

Airedale apprentice scoops top college award

TEST engineer Daniel Carter, who left school at 16 to become an apprentice at Leeds-based air conditioning manufacturer Airedale, has been awarded Engineering Advanced Modern Apprentice of the Year by the college. 
 18 Jul 2011

New guidance to help cut 20% off fridge energy bills

THE Carbon Trust has released a guide for end-users to explain some "no or low cost" steps to help cut refrigeration energy bills by up to 20%. 
 18 Jul 2011

Space Air offers help on F-Gas compliance

SPACE Air has launched a series of informative 'Snippets' programmes to help reinforce the importance and potential complications that non compliance can have on the industry as a whole. 
 12 Jul 2011

Finance for energy efficient equipment

THE Carbon Trust and Siemens Financial Services have launched a new scheme to enable UK manufacturers to invest in a range of energy efficient technologies including air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. 
 12 Jul 2011

Australia to set a carbon price for HFCs

The Australian Government has announced plans for tackling climate change which include a carbon price being fixed to HFC refrigerants which they say will be implemented through existing legislation on synthetic greenhouse gases. 
 11 Jul 2011

Daikin acquires Turkish heating and ac manufacturer Airfel

DAIKIN Europe N.V., a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd headquartered in Osaka, Japan, has announced the acquisition of Airfel, based in Istanbul, Turkey. 
 8 Jul 2011

Hydrocarbon replacement for R22 shows 9% increase in efficiency

TESTS in the USA on a new hydrocarbon replacement for R22 in chillers is said to have shown a 9% improvement in energy efficiency. 
 8 Jul 2011

Honeywell to invest $33m in production of HFO-1234ze

HONEYWELL has announced plans to invest $33m in the production of HFO-1234ze at its Baton Rouge, Louisiana, manufacturing facility. 
 8 Jul 2011

REAL Skills Europe offer free e-learning

A NEW e-learning programme for leakage reduction in the refrigeration industry was been launched. 
 5 Jul 2011

Over 50% of companies are trading illegally

F-GAS Support, the body set up by Defra to provide guidance for companies and individuals in achieving F-gas certification, has confirmed reports that over 50% of UK air conditioning and refrigeration companies are now trading illegally. 
 5 Jul 2011

Former md jailed for £400,000 theft

A FORMER md of commercial refrigeration manufacturer Norpe UK has been jailed for stealing almost £400,000 from the company. 
 1 Jul 2011

Climate Center extends Daikin UK deal to include VRV

NATIONWIDE wholesaler Climate Center has extended its air conditioning supply agreement with Daikin UK to include its VRV systems. The move builds on the wholesaler partnership agreement the companies signed in 2008 for Daikin's Split and Sky Air systems. 
 1 Jul 2011

Millar to compete against the world's best

STUART Millar, an apprentice with Armagh-based contractor A & N Shilliday, is to represent the UK refrigeration and air conditioning industry at WorldSkills London 2011. 
 30 Jun 2011

United Refrigeration named new Panasonic distributer

UNITED Refrigeration has been named as a distributor of the complete range of Panasonic air conditioning and heating products in the UK. 
 29 Jun 2011

Companies fined over legionella risk

FINES and costs totalling nearly £250,000 have been imposed on two UK companies for putting people at risk of exposure to the legionella bacteria. 
 29 Jun 2011

Office temperatures still a source of staff complaints

A NEW study into workplace temperatures has revealed how poor air conditioning maintenance and control is having an effect on productivity, employee wellbeing and staff morale. 
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