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​Klima-Therm launches HFO and HFC Rhoss TurboPOWER chillers Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:34:34 GMT
A TurboPOWER chiller is lifted into position at John Lewis in London’s Sloane Square earlier this year Klima-Therm has introduced a new range of Rhoss high efficiency air-cooled chillers based on the Turbocor magnetic levitating compressor, available in both HFO and HFC refrigerant options.The TurboPOWER range, available on short-lead time of six weeks, covers capacities from 300 to 1100 kW on HFC R134a, and an eco-version on HFO 1234ze refrigerant in capacities from 323.2 to 948.6 kW. [...]

Mansfield Pollard MD named inspirational leader Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:02:51 GMT
Joanna Robinson of Mansfield Pollard. Photograph: Getty Images Mansfield Pollard Managing Director Joanna Robinson has been recognised as one of the UK's most inspirational leaders.The head of the Bradford-based air management specialist is included ín the 100-strong Faces of a Vibrant Economy 2017 list compiled by Grant Thornton and an independent panel. ​The Faces programme recognises [...]

Fujitsu partnership takes training to new level at Glasgow Kelvin College Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:04:37 GMT
From left, Liam Noble, lecturer; Anne Porter, Head of Faculty of Engineering, Construction & Science; James Richardson, Fujitsu; Stephen Connor, lecturer; Stephen Gill, President IOR; Martyn Ives, Fujitsu Technical Manager; Alan Maguire, lecturer; John McGregor, Curriculum Manager; and Kevin Muldoon, lecturer Students in the Fujitsu Suite at Glasgow Kelvin College Fujitsu has confirmed its partnership with Glasgow Kelvin Coll [...]

Open day heralds new era for FSW Gloucester Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:47:19 GMT
FSW Gloucester celebrated the opening of its new branch with an open day supported by leading suppliers.More than 50 customers attended and were greeted by manager Alan Cooke and his team. ​The day was a great success with trade stands from Testo, A-Gas, Advanced Engineering, Sauermann, Errecom, Value Tools, J & E Hall and Fujitsu. With product demonstrations from suppliers throughout [...]

Carrier Transicold cools first double-decker for wholesaler Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:21:35 GMT
Castell Howell has expanded its trailer fleet to include its first double-deck trailer which is fitted with a Carrier Transicold Vector 1950 multi-temperature refrigeration unit Food wholesaler Castell Howell now has its first double-deck trailer, complete with a Carrier Transicold Vector 1950 multi-temperature (MT) refrigeration unit, to maximise pallet space on longer routes.The specification for the new tri-axle trailer is just [...]

Mexichem unveils R404A alternative Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:19:00 +0000

Mexichem has announced a new partnership with air conditioning solutions provider Daikin Global, which will see it launch R407H as a new replacement refrigerant for the widely used R404A....

Expert interview: energy efficiency in defrosting systems Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:49:00 +0000

Michael Freiherr, eurammon member and chief technical officer at Güntner, discusses various influencing factors on the energy efficiency of defrosting systems and looks at the special requirements when using natural refrigerants....

CIBSE to launch new HVAC group Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:23:00 +0000

CIBSE will launch a HVAC Systems Group to support and encourage the efficient design, installation and operation of HVAC systems....

College welcomes Fujitsu to training suite Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Glasgow Kelvin College recently welcomed Martyn Ives, technical manager at Fujitsu General Air Conditioning, to the opening of its new Fujitsu training facility....

College students compete at SkillFRIDGE Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:15:00 +0000

Two acr students from Eastleigh College are excited to be competing in this year’s national SkillFRIDGE competition....

Danfoss upgrades EVR solenoid valve Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:09:39 +0000

DENMARK: Danfoss has upgraded its range of EVR solenoid valves, making them suitable for a broader range of applications.  From April 2018, the EVR v2 range will have replaced the EVR, EVRE and EVRH ranges. Danfoss says product rationalisation means fewer but more versatile models to suit more applications and refrigerants, while being backward compatible....

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TÜV Nord expands test capabilities Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:49:53 +0000

GERMANY: Test house TÜV Nord has expanded its facilities to more than double its capacity for testing refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation equipment. New test benches at the company’s Essen location give it the flexibility to carry out performance tests, for example, on central air handling units, heat pumps or devices for the comfort, process...

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Schott appoints UK Termofrost salesman Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:15:52 +0000

UK: Schott UK has appointed Jacob Wrigglesworth as sales manager for its Termofrost range of commercial refrigerator and freezer glass doors. Jacob began his career in Germany managing a number of international accounts for a subsidiary of Hyundai. He then returned to the UK and began working for a German manufacturer of vehicle valeting solutions...

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Global HFC phase down becomes reality Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:16:06 +0000

CANADA: A flurry of countries ratifying the Kigali amendment this week has ensured that the global HFC phase down will come into force on 1 January 2019. Late on Friday, Sweden became the 20th party to deposit its instrument of ratification to the Kigali Amendment. Those joining Sweden this week included Maldives, UK, Finland, Germany,...

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UN climate conference makes progress on Paris Agreement implementation Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

This year's UN climate conference, COP23, concluded today with steps forward to ensure global climate action through implementation of the Paris Agreement.This year's UN climate conference, COP23, concluded today with steps forward to ensure global climate action through implementation of the Paris Agreement.

EU countries trigger entry into force of Kigali Amendment to Montreal Protocol Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will bring about a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), will take effect in January 2019 as a number of EU Member States have now deposited their ratification instruments.

European Commission promotes work on safety standards for a wider use of climate friendly refrigerants Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

European Commission requests the European Standards Organisations to assess the relevant safety standards for the use of flammable refrigerants.

EU scales up cooperation with other major economies to implement Paris Agreement, promote global energy transition Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Cooperation between major economies can help drive climate policies and clean energy transitions around the world, concluded a high-level event held today at the UN climate conference (COP23).

EU to conclude ratification for second Kyoto Protocol commitment period by end of this year Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The European Union and its Member States intend to deposit their ratification instruments for the Doha Amendment establishing the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol by the end of this year at the latest.

EU phasedown on track as fluorinated greenhouse gas use falls Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100

The production, import and export of fluorinated gases (F-gases) fell in the European Union last year, according to a new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. F-gases are mainly used in cooling and heating equipment. Since they have a high global warming potential, phasing down HFCs is critical to global efforts to fight climate change.

Commission announces new €3 million project to kick-start HFC action Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission will provide EUR 3 million for early action to replace climate-warming gases in Latin America and the Caribbean. EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete made the announcement today in Kigali, Rwanda, where he is participating in crucial negotiations for a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent greenhouse gases.

EU calling for ambitious HFC amendment under the Montreal Protocol Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:28:47 +0200

EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete's speech on tackling climate warming HFCs:

Success in Vienna clears path for HFC amendment to Montreal Protocol in October Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:05:25 +0200

The European Commission has welcomed the significant progress made in Vienna towards agreeing an amendment to the Montreal Protocol this October for a global reduction in the use of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The 196 Parties of the Montreal Protocol, who met from 15-23 July, agreed the key elements of the amendment proposal.

Montreal Protocol negotiations to phase-down climate warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) enter crunch time Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:27:11 +0200

EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will be in Vienna on 21-22 July to take part in negotiations on amending the Montreal Protocol to achieve a global reduction in the use of climate warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs ). An HFC phase-down would be a concrete step towards implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change.

ASHRAE Seeks Additional Comments for Proposed Standard Assessing Moisture Affected Areas, Fungal Contamination of Educational Facilities Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:04:45 GMT
ASHRAE Seeks Additional Comments for Proposed Standard Assessing Moisture Affected Areas, Fungal Contamination of Educational Facilities

ASHRAE Offers Free Residential and Refrigerants "Mini-Tracks" at AHR Expo Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:10:00 GMT
ATLANTA - ASHRAE will present a series of refrigerant and residential building "mini-track" seminars at the 2018 AHR Expo

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Apprenticeships…. back in vogue!  
Cogent Skills is the UK’s strategic body for skills in the science industries, led by sector employers. Lesley Coombes, Business Development Manager at Cogent is