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 4 Aug 2011

Obituary: Graeme Thorn

GRAEME Thorn, a prominent figure in the air conditioning industry for many years, passed away last week. 
 3 Aug 2011

Hussmann sale at advanced stage

NEGOTIATIONS to sell the Hussmann refrigerated display cabinet business to private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice for around $750m are reported to be at an advanced stage. 
 2 Aug 2011

Using rejected server heat – will it compute?

MICROSOFT has released a paper setting out the argument for using the rejected heat from data centres as a primary heat source in the home. 
 2 Aug 2011

Carrier buys into Chinese heat pump market

US AIR conditioning manufacturer Carrier has acquired a controlling interest in one of China's leading heat pump companies. 
 29 Jul 2011

German firefighters say R1234yf is safe

THE German firefighters association has given the all clear to the new refrigerant R1234yf despite continuing opposition to the new gas from German environmental groups over its flammability. 
 29 Jul 2011

Miami man jailed for R-22 smuggling

A MAN has been jailed in the US for illegally importing nearly 300,000kg of R-22. 
 29 Jul 2011

Cloud thinking for Cathedral design

AN innovative design, 'Church on a Cloud' has won a competition to heat a Cathedral in the Netherlands by housing a data centre in its cellars. 
 29 Jul 2011

US refrigerant company Hudson expands into Europe

LEADING US refrigerant company Hudson is expanding into Europe in a joint venture with two Italian firms. 
 29 Jul 2011

Dell breathes fresh air technology into data centres

DELL has announced a new fresh air cooling solution for data centres to allow facilities to operate at higher temperatures and in some cases even without chillers. 
 27 Jul 2011

SummitSkills releases framework for standards

SUMMITSKILLS, the sector skills council for the building services engineering sector, has developed frameworks to safeguard standards and improve the quality of services for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. 
 26 Jul 2011

US study predicts boom in geothermal heat pump sales

A US study predicts that worldwide sales of geothermal heat pumps will increase by 179% to 2017. 
 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. 
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