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 22 Nov 2011

Supermarket-style Coolstation opens in Somerset

A NEW 'one-stop' shop supermarket-style wholesale operation has opened in the south west. 
 22 Nov 2011

City Refrigeration starts joint ventures in the US

CITY Refrigeration Holdings is opening a US office early next year to manage two new joint ventures. 
 22 Nov 2011

Foster Refrigerator joins the ACR Show

FOSTER Refrigerator, the UK market leader and manufacture of a range of commercial fridges and freezers has joined the growing list of exhibitors for the ACR Show. 
 22 Nov 2011

Brunnock promises new approach for Fujitsu

THE new sales and marketing director at FG Eurofred, Julian Brunnock, has promised changes to the business and a new emphasis on the way the company promotes and sells Fujitsu air conditioning in the UK. 
 21 Nov 2011

HFCs must be curbed to protect climate urges the UN

THE United Nations has urged that HFCs, which are increasing in the atmosphere at a rate of 8% per year, could cancel the climate benefits won by the phase-out of CFCs and other ozone-depleting substances. 
 17 Nov 2011

Panasonic launches heat pump open day

PANASONIC is running a series of Aquarea open days at its PRO Academy Training Centre in Bracknell to help contractors, installers and end-users get to grips with the latest heat pump technology. 
 17 Nov 2011

Have your say on the f-gas regulations

ACRIB is seeking feedback from the industry as part of the f-gas review, to make the most of the UK's experience of the implimentation of the regulations from organising training courses to applying for company certificates. 
 16 Nov 2011

Waitrose trials world-first HFO chiller

THE first chillers using the new HFO refrigerants are being trialled by Waitrose at its supermarket in Bromley, Kent. 
 15 Nov 2011

Fake refrigerants becoming a 'serious problem'

COMPANIES have been warned to only purchase refrigerants from authorised and reputable suppliers as evidence mounts that highly dangerous fake refrigerants are a far greater problem and more widespread than many realise. 
 14 Nov 2011

The EIA urges EU to phase out f-gases by 2020

THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on the European Union to phase out HFC refrigerants by 2020. 
 8 Nov 2011

China threatens climate ransom over HFC-23

CHINA has responded to efforts to ban the trading of HFC-23 offsets by threatening to release huge amounts of the chemical into the atmosphere unless other nations pay what amounts to a climate ransom. 
 7 Nov 2011

Calls for controls on methyl chloride

THERE have been calls for controls on the use of methyl chloride as a refrigerant following the discovery of its use, with deadly consequences, in fake refrigerants. 
 7 Nov 2011

HFCs represent 0.6% of greenhouse gas emissions

THE 2010 AGGI (Annual Greenhouse Gas Index) reveals that in 2010, despite a continuous growth, HFCs represented only 0.605% of the atmospheric level of greenhouse gases, as communicated by the US NOAA global observing networks. In 2009, their share was 0.58%, and in 2008, 0.55%. 
 7 Nov 2011

Now Bock warns of methyl chloride in fake refrigerants

INDICATIONS that methyl chloride is the rogue refrigerant responsible for three deaths and the grounding of hundreds of reefer containers coincides with a recent warning about fake refrigerants by compressor manufacturer GEA Bock. 
 6 Nov 2011

Methyl chloride to blame for reefer explosions?

METHYL chloride in a rogue counterfeit refrigerant may be responsible for the explosions and three fatalities which have grounded hundreds of reefer units around the world. 
 2 Nov 2011

Contaminated refrigerant is suspected in reefer explosions

A NUMBER of explosions and at least three fatalities has led to hundreds of refrigerated containers around the world being grounded, according to reports. The causes of the explosions are under investigation but are thought to have been caused by contaminated or incorrect refrigerant being added to the refrigeration system while under service in Vietnam. 
 2 Nov 2011

Recycling company fined over legionella risk

A MERTHYR Tydfil-based recycling company has been fined £600 and ordered to pay costs of £8,577 following HSE investigations into the Heads of the Valley legionnaires' disease outbreak in September 2010. 
 2 Nov 2011

GEA increases operating margin to 10%

GEA has reported an order intake of over €1.4bn in the third quarter of 2011 – a 21.7% year-on-year growth. 
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