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METHYL chloride, the toxic and flammable chemical once used as a refrigerant until superseded by fluorocarbons in 1929, has made a reappearance in car air conditioning systems in Korea.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

Carphone Warehouse founder joins fight to save the Ice Factory

BUSINESS tycoon David Ross, current chairman of marine safety specialist Cosalt and co-founder of Carphone Warehouse has vowed to help save Grimsby's Ice Factory. 
 27 Jul 2010

ACRIB calls for greater F-gas enforcement

ACRIB has called for greater policing and enforcement of the F-gas regulations. As the EU review of the effectiveness of the F-gas regulations across Europe continues, ACRIB's own survey in the UK found that the single most significant barrier to effectiveness of the Regulation is the lack of visible enforcement, policing and mechanisms to guarantee compliance or report non-compliance. 
 27 Jul 2010

Mitsubishi issues Ecodan recall after "explosion"

MITSUBISHI Electric UK has taken the unprecedented step of issuing a product safety recall after a component failure in one of its Ecodan air source heat pumps. The announcement follows what was described by local press reports as an "explosion" in one of its heat pumps at a house in Chard, Somerset, on July 9. 
 27 Jul 2010

The ACR News Awards are coming to London

THE highly successful ACR News Awards are coming to London. The 2011 event will now take place on Thursday March 31 at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC. In a further change to tradition, the event will now take place at lunchtime. 
 26 Jul 2010

Green backing for 1234yf

THE announcement by giant US car firm General Motors that it is to use the new refrigerant HFO1234yf in all its new cars has been welcomed by green group the Environmental Investigation Agency. 
 20 Jul 2010

Hydrocarbon refrigerant gets US thumbs-up

A HYDROCARBON refrigerant blend has been approved for use in the US. Approval of HCR188C1 - a blend of ethane, propane, butane and isobutane - by the US Environmental Protection Agency paves the way for the sale of a hydrocarbon refrigerant in the USA for the first time. 
 20 Jul 2010

Hendra brings Freedom to the heat pump market

GRAHAM Hendra, erstwhile general manager of LG air conditioning, is to put his experience into the sale of heat pumps. His new company Freedom Heat Pumps has been formed as a division of the Freedom Group, the distribution company formed by Paul Taylor and Gary Spicer in 2008. 
 15 Jul 2010

Martin Richards is back

MARTIN Richards, former md of Fujitsu air conditioning in the UK has joined Hitachi as UK and Ireland manager. 
 12 Jul 2010

LH to handle Frascold UK warranties

WARRANTY claims on Frascold refrigeration compressors in the UK will now be handled by remanufacturer LH plc. The Wimbledon-based specialist will use its state-of-the-art facilities to investigate compressors referred by UK installers under Frascold's two-year warranty scheme. Before the arrangement, compressors were shipped back to the manufacturer for examination in Italy. 
 12 Jul 2010

Carrier sells Heat Transfer Products

CARRIER has sold its Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) business in the US to investment firms Monomoy Capital Partners and Starboard Capital Partners. 
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