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 21 Sep 2010

Embraco claims oil-less compressor breakthrough

EMBRACO has announced the development of a new oil-less linear compressor design - compatible with both R134a and R600a - for domestic refrigeration which it says will be more efficient and more compact than current units. 
 21 Sep 2010

Two confirmed dead in LD outbreak

TWO people are now confirmed to have died in the legionnaires' disease outbreak that has hit South Wales. 
 21 Sep 2010

Daikin sales hit £7.7bn

JAPANESE air conditioning manufacturer Daikin achieved net sales of £7.7bn in the last financial year. Operating income and net income were £330m and £145m, respectively. 
 14 Sep 2010

Countdown to HEVAR

THERE is just a week left to register for London HEVAR, the essential event for buyers and specifiers in the UK's heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. 
 13 Sep 2010

Two cooling towers shut as LD search continues

TWO cooling towers in South Wales have now been closed down as the search for the source of a legionnaires disease outbreak clustered around the Heads of the Valleys corridor continues. 
 10 Sep 2010

Welsh LD outbreak claims another possible victim

THE search for the source of the legionnaires' disease outbreak in South Wales continues with the death of a further suspected victim. 
 9 Sep 2010

Report proves the viability of heat pumps

MITSUBISHI Electric has welcomed the Energy Saving Trust's report into the performance of domestic heat pumps in the UK, saying that it clearly demonstrates that the technology does work in UK homes. 
 8 Sep 2010

Industry welcomes heat pump report

THE Energy Saving Trust report into the performance of heat pumps in the UK has been welcomed by industry groups. 
 8 Sep 2010

Search continues for source of Welsh legionnaire's disease outbreak

HEALTH officials are searching for the source of a legionnaire's disease outbreak following a number of confirmed cases centred around the Heads of the Valleys corridor in South Wales. 
 8 Sep 2010

Daikin to manufacture large chillers in Japan, says Nikkei

REPORTS in Japan suggest that air conditioning manufacturer Daikin is to start production of McQuay chillers at its plant in Osaka by the end of this year. £3m pounds is to be invested in the new venture which will cover the installation of production and inspection equipment. 
 8 Sep 2010

Heat pumps have "real potential" says report

A GROUND-BREAKING study of 83 heat pump installations across the UK has revealed a wide variation in performance but concluded that well-designed and well-installed heat pump systems can perform well in the UK. 
 7 Sep 2010

HEVAR gives visitors a lift

VISITORS to the London HEVAR Show this month stand the chance of winning a helicopter flight. 
 3 Sep 2010

Caution urged over "leaked" heat pump report

HEAT pump manufacturer Stiebel Eltron has described speculation on the findings of an unreleased study into the effectiveness of heat pump performances in the UK as "reckless and irresponsible." 
 3 Sep 2010

Honours accrue for Fred Jamieson

FRED Jamieson, the chairman of Ryan Jayberg who passed away earlier this year, has been added to the BRA Roll of Honour by unanimous decison of the British Refrigeration Association Council. His life and contribution to the industry is also to be celebrated at a special memorial lunch this December. 
 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. 
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