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 6 Jul 2010

A-Gas calls for ban on refrigerant sales via internet auction sites

REFRIGERANT producer A-Gas (UK) is calling for a ban on the sale of refrigerants on internet auction sites. The company is concerned that buyers may not have the necessary specialist knowledge in the safe handling of refrigerants and points out that the contents of any cylinder being sold on auction sites cannot be guaranteed to be genuine. 
 6 Jul 2010

US scrap thieves face environmental charges

THE high price of copper and aluminium has made air conditioning units a target for thieves vandalising units for the scrap value of their components, but a current case in the US may make thieves there think again. 
 2 Jul 2010

Daikin launches Altherma for flats

A VERSION of Daikin's Altherma heat pump has now been developed for use in flats and apartments. Daikin says the new system can supply hot water up to a maximum of 80 deg C. The heat recovery system allows simultaneous heating, cooling, and domestic hot water. 
 1 Jul 2010

AREA seeks ban on split sales to unqualified persons

AREA, the European Contractors Association, is pressing for the 3kg limit on the F-gas regulations to be reduced and to make it an offence to sell pre-charged systems to unqualified persons. These are amongst a number of changes suggested by AREA in a comprehensive response to Oeko-Recherche, the organisation responsible for carrying out the current review of the F-gas regulations. 
 29 Jun 2010

LG gives share of ac revenue to charity

LG AIR CONDITIONING has decided to donate 2% of revenue from ac sales from hotels, restaurants and other British Hospitality Association (BHA) members to the Hospitality Action charity. 
 29 Jun 2010

Carrier launches new fan coil lab

CARRIER has launched a new UK service which enables customers to test fan coil equipment prior to installation by building an exact replica in its laboratory. 
 25 Jun 2010

HFC phase down talks to continue in November

DESPITE opposition from several developing countries including China, South Africa, India and Brazil, proposals to add a phase-down of HFC refrigerants to the Montreal Protocol will now be discussed at the next meeting in Uganda this November. 
 25 Jun 2010

Ammonia leak at refrigeration plant

AN ammonia leak in the refrigeration plant at the Brakes Chilled Food Distribution centre in Tamworth has injured 28. 
 24 Jun 2010

Daikin to develop zero energy office

DAIKIN Europe is to construct a zero energy office, utilizing heat pumps, heat recovery ventilation and solar cells as part of its contribution to a major cross-border project to develop zero energy building concepts. Daikin and the Zeller Group, a German contractor, will construct the house and install the various technologies and monitoring equipment in the building at Herten, Germany. 
 22 Jun 2010

ACR man sees ancestor's ice factory demolished

THE REMAINS of a 112 year-old ice factory in Lowestoft that became the third largest in the UK, is being torn down this week, but the founder's great-grandson (who served his apprenticeship there) is keeping the bricks. 
 22 Jun 2010

Reward for resident who found dumped refrigerant

REFRIGERANT supplier A-Gas is to offer a finders fee to the member of the public who found a refrigerant gas cylinder reportedly dumped in a residential street last week. The story of how Mitcham, Surrey, resident Neil Malcolm discovered the cylinder appeared in the online edition of the Wimbledon Guardian on Monday. The incident is said to have sparked an investigation by Merton Council's environmental health department. 
 21 Jun 2010

Daikin gets new md and a Corporate Clients division

DAIKIN UK has hired new senior executives including a new md and has created a Corporate Clients division. 
 18 Jun 2010

F-Gas takes centre stage at London HEVAR 2010

THE F-Gas regulations, its effectiveness and the options available to engineers who have not yet applied for certification is a key subject for debate in London HEVAR 2010's seminar programme. 
 18 Jun 2010

Scrapped LCBP grant scheme 'short-changes' industry

THE scrapping of the Low Carbon Building Programme has left many installers who had invested in the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) feeling "seriously short-changed", according to Neil Afram, md of Daikin distributors Space Airconditioning. 
 15 Jun 2010

M&S cuts fridge emissions by 18% in 3 years

MARKS & Spencer reports that it has made a 18% reduction in refrigeration emissions when compared to 2006/07. 
 15 Jun 2010

Global ac market to hit 78.8 million units by 2015

THE global market for air conditioning systems is expected recover from the recession and a fall in growth and reach 78.8 million units in volume sales by 2015. 
 15 Jun 2010

Get workshop advice before an AC inspector calls

AIR conditioning inspectors, manufacturers, designers and accreditation bodies are being invited to a workshop to learn about getting value for money from ac inspections. 
 14 Jun 2010

University's nanotech coating scores highly with patent

ACADEMICS at Oregon State University are said to have discovered a way of dramatically increasing heat transfer efficiency using nanotechnology. 
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