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 27 Sep 2011

Recycling scheme launched for condensate pumps

CLIMATE Center and Aspen Pumps have teamed up to create a nationwide recycling scheme for condensate pumps. 
 26 Sep 2011

EC to consult on F-gas emission reductions

THE European Commission has launched a public consultation on strengthening the F-gas regulations in an effort to eliminate up to two thirds of today's fluorinated gas emissions by 2030. Suggestions include new voluntary agreements, bans for new products and equipment and the introduction of a scheme for phasing-down the placing of HFCs on the EU market. 
 26 Sep 2011

Emerson hits one million Digital Scrolls

TEN year's since its introduction, the Copeland Digital Scroll compressor this month reached the significant milestone of one million installations. 
 26 Sep 2011

Union calls for new law on maximum temperature

THE Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has launched a campaign calling for a maximum working temperature in the UK. 
 23 Sep 2011

Company fined for coldstore fall

SPARKS Mechanical Services Ltd, the Aberdeen electrical and refrigeration services company, has been fined £10,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell 2.6m from a scaffolding tower. 
 23 Sep 2011

Daikin to build its largest ever factory in China

DAIKIN is to build an air conditioning factory capable of producing 1.5 million units per year in China's Jiangsu Province, according to unconfirmed reports in the Chinese media. 
 20 Sep 2011

Boost for heat pumps as Chris Huhne opens Freedom event

CHRIS Huhne. the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has confirmed that the need for planning permission for air source heat pumps will be lifted. 
 15 Sep 2011

F-gas regs could be tightened next year

THE European commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, has suggested that a further tightening of the F-gas regulations can be expected next year. 
 15 Sep 2011

Report warns of steep rise in HCFC smuggling

THE steep growth in consumption of HCFCs in developing countries suggests that the illegal trade in these refrigerants will outstrip that seen during the phase-out of CFCs, says a new report. 
 14 Sep 2011

MEPS call for rapid phase-down of HFCs

MEPS have today voted for a revision of the F-gas regulations and called for a rapid phase-down of the production and consumption of HFCs. 
 13 Sep 2011

Solstice is Honeywell's HFO brand

SOLSTICE is the new name that Honeywell has adopted for its new HFO refrigerants and blowing agents. The brand name will be used for the company's new mobile air conditioning refrigerant HFO-1234yf and the new blowing agent and propellant, HFO-1234ze. 
 12 Sep 2011

Fridges are a high priority in modern life

THE importance of refrigeration is underlined in a new survey of British adults which shows access to a fridge is one of the most important creature comforts. 
 12 Sep 2011

Brunnock at the helm of FG Eurofred

JULIAN Brunnock, formerly business development at Daikin UK, has taken over the helm at air conditioning supplier FG Eurofred and promised a better service for distributors. 
 9 Sep 2011

Panasonic begins Sanyo integration

THE integration of Sanyo into the Panasonic business has begun in North America. 
 9 Sep 2011

Walter Meier acquires humidification specialist ML System

WALTER Meier has acquired ML System, the Danish specialist in direct room humidification. 
 9 Sep 2011

Honeywell defends "killer refrigerant" against German opposition

HONEYWELL has hit back at a German motoring magazine article describing its new HFO-1234yf as a "killer refrigerant." 
 6 Sep 2011

New Zealand considers contractor licensing

NEW Zealand could introduce a licensing scheme for acr contractors in a number of measures discussed following the fatal IcePak coldstore explosion in Tamahere in 2008. 
 6 Sep 2011

China imposes more restrictions on vital ac raw materials

FURTHER air conditioning product price rises are feared following China's imposition of further production controls and export restrictions on certain raw materials vital to the industry. 
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