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 3 Sep 2010

Tecumseh moves to ditch indirect purchasers suit

TECUMSEH Products Co has moved to reject a price-fixing suit brought by indirect purchasers of its refrigerant compressors, says the website Law 360. Tecumseh claims the purchasers are too far removed from the alleged conspiracy to claim it harmed them. 
 30 Aug 2010

Honeywell's LT refrigerant receives ASHRAE designation

HONEYWELL'S R22 replacement for commercial supermarket refrigeration, Genetron Performax LT, has received the official ASHRAE designation of R407F. 
 30 Aug 2010

Tecumseh agrees to pay $7m in US class action

TECUMSEH has agreed to to pay $7m and up to $250,000 in costs as settlement in the US class action launched against a number of refrigeration compressor manufacturers allegedly involved in a price fixing conspiracy. 
 25 Aug 2010

Parker buys Carrier's refrigeration controls subsidiary

PARKER Hannifin has acquired the Carrier-owned Canadian supermarket refrigeration controls manufacturer Micro Thermo Technologies. 
 24 Aug 2010

ACR News Awards – entries invited

ENTRIES are now invited for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry's premier awards event - the ACR News Awards. 
 23 Aug 2010

Bob Arthur is new BRA chairman

BOB Arthur of Marks and Spencer is the new president of the British Refrigeration Association. He takes over from Eddie Gittoes of Arctic Circle. 
 23 Aug 2010

Carrier and Daikin report summer successes

THE world's top two air conditioning companies continue to battle it out for the number 1 spot with both reporting recent successes. 
 20 Aug 2010

Mitsubishi extends heat pump recall to Europe

MITSUBISHI Electric divisions in France and Germany have joined the UK in issuing a recall of its Ecodan heat pumps after a faulty receiver unit burst its weld and caused considerable damage to a unit in Chard, Somerset, last month. 
 17 Aug 2010

Mitsubishi to supply all-new Ecodans

MITSUBISHI Electric UK is to replace all Ecodan heat pumps affected by its recently announced product recall with new models. 
 17 Aug 2010

Chillventa 2010 larger than 2008

CHILLVENTA 2010, the international trade fair for refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps will be bigger than the 2008 event, according to the organisers. 
 12 Aug 2010

Heat pumps are a theme at HEVAR

THE Heat Pump Association is to chair a special free seminar session at the London HEVAR exhibition next month. 
 10 Aug 2010

A Star CO2 heat pump is born

STAR Refrigeration has launched a CO2 heat pump for commercial applications that generates hot and chilled water simultaneously. 
 9 Aug 2010

Advisory board to oversee F-gas best practice

REFCOM has appointed an advisory committee of leading industry figures to oversee the activity of F-gas certification and best practice in handling refrigerants, Refcom has established an advisory committee comprising of leading industry figures to supervise both its mandatory and voluntary F-gas certification schemes. 
 6 Aug 2010

Methyl chloride makes an illegal comeback in Korea

METHYL chloride, the toxic and flammable chemical once used as a refrigerant until superseded by fluorocarbons in 1929, has made a reappearance in car air conditioning systems in Korea. 
 6 Aug 2010

Refrigeration turnover up 25% at Capital Cooling

EDINBURGH-based commercial refrigeration specialist Capital Cooling has announced a 25% increase in turnover for the first six months of 2010. The company's January-June 2010 figures show a total turnover of £9m, up from £7.2m in 2009. 
 4 Aug 2010

Rivacold acquires transport refrigeration company

RIVACOLD has acquired Frigiline, the Italian transport refrigeration systems manufacturer. 
 2 Aug 2010

Check your refrigerant, NZ government tells coldstore owners

THE New Zealand Department of Labour has recommended that coldstore owners and operators immediately determine what refrigerant their refrigeration systems are charged with after an engineer suffered burns while carrying out maintenance on an R22 coolstore evaporator that actually contained hydrocarbon refrigerant. 
 2 Aug 2010

Companies fined £195,000 for air conditioning engineer's death

AN ARCHITECT'S practice and a construction company have been fined a total of £195,000 following the death of an air-conditioning engineer in 2005. 
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