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Safety-first for Weatherite Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:38:55 GMT
Weatherite Air Conditioning has been awarded the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System ISO 45001 Standard, designed to provide a framework for organisations to manage risks and help prevent work-related injury and ill health.Weatherite gained the approval to hold the standard following a ‘first compliance visit’ which recorded no non-conformance issues. Massoud Kordbache [...]

Compressor packs 'burn-out' warning Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:16:43 GMT
Will Pribyl of Green Point UK Refrigeration contractors have been warned to be aware of the risks of uneven wear and burn-out on multi-compressor packs.Green Point, the compressor remanufacturing and service support arm of BITZER, says the problem occurs on packs with relatively simple control systems whose default run sequence results in extended running hours for certain compressors, while other units remain underused or even idl [...]

Exploring gender parity Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:00:00 GMT
The IOR's Women in RACHP Network has launched a survey designed to analyse perceptions about the gender parity gap in our sector. The research focuses on cultural change, and the results will be used to help promote the opportunities of clear progression paths and healthy work-life balance, in order to attract, retain and develop talent in the industry.​Participants who complete the survey will be entered [...]

Airedale targets European growth Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:22:41 GMT
Jonas Caino, Airedale International Airedale International has appointed Jonas Caino to head up its new European data centre solutions team. With over 20 years in the IT and data centre industry, Jonas has an extensive background in the technology and regularly speaks and writes on data centre design and trends. Tony Cole, managing director of Airedale, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jonas [...]

IOR fittings webinar Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:47:50 GMT
The Institute of Refrigeration will be hosting a webinar giving an overview of how and where compression-type fittings should be used for pipework jointing.Aimed at service engineers, the September 6 webinar will look at the different options on the market, best practice hints and tips, as well as training available.An installer who has been using this type of fitting will also talk about field experience with these join [...]

Partnership to drive non-flammable R410A replacement Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:28:00 +0100

Honeywell has joined forces with Sanhua, a manufacturer that commercialises Solstice N41 (R466A) for use in existing and new HVAC applications....

Turnkey compressed air project design and delivery Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:26:00 +0100

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Calling all industry elite Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:25:00 +0100

2020 is set to be another year of celebrations, as the ACR News Awards will return to the capital to reward the very best products, companies and professionals from across the air conditioning and refrigeration sphere. The winners of the 2020 ...

Caino heads Airedale's data centre solutions team Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:23:00 +0100

Airedale International has appointmented data centre industry specialist Jonas Caino to head up their new European Data Centre Solutions Team. The team will build on Airedale’s already extensive data centre client portfolio and convert their market-...

Shrieve appoints new general manager Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:18:00 +0100

Shrieve Products has appointed Mark Burnett as general manager of the company’s UK operations. The appointment comes as the Shrieve Group celebrates 40 years of global business, 20 years since the UK operation was established and 10 years in China....

Green Point warns on compressor burn-out Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:01:26 +0000

UK: Refrigeration contractors and end users of uneven run times on compressors leading to possible burn-outs on multi-compressor packs. According to Green Point, Bitzer’s compressor remanufacturing and service support arm, the problem occurs on packs with relatively simple control systems whose default run sequence results in extended running hours for certain compressors, while other units …

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$119k fine for exposing workers to ammonia hazard Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:57:49 +0000

USA: A poultry processing plant  in Laurel, Mississippi, faces $119,341 in penalties for allegedly exposing employees to hazardous chemicals. The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Wayne Farms LLC after a leak of 2,100lb (952.5kg) of ammonia on January 27 sent 12 employees to hospital. OSHA also cited Wayne …

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Tecumseh and Lu-Ve in “product partnership” Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:50:14 +0000

USA: In a surprise announcement, commercial refrigeration manufacturer Tecumseh says it is to launch a new range of unit coolers in a “product partnership” with Italian manufacturer Lu-Ve.  The Tecumseh unit coolers, which have been designed by Lu-Ve, are said to pair with Tecumseh’s Argus condensing units, including newly released low-temperature units.  The announcement in …

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Swegon buys Norwegian distributor Klimax Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:06:19 +0000

SWEDEN: Swegon has acquired Klimax AS, a leading Norwegian air conditioning distributor. Founded in 2001, Klimax has six branches in Hamar, Oslo, Haugesund, Moss, Stavanger and Bergen. It supplies a range of top brand products including Climaveneta, LG, Searle and Denco Happel. Sales in 2018 were NOK66m (€6.6m). “Our full range of HVAC products and …

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NER300 funds to support innovative projects in wave energy, offshore wind and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The Commission decided to reinvest unspent funds from the NER300 programme to support low-carbon innovation projects under InnovFin Energy Demo Projects (EDP), an EU financial instrument managed by the European Investment Bank. The first three projects are now benefiting from support of some €73 million.

Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve Mon, 15 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission today published a status update on the allocation of allowances from the New Entrants' Reserve 2013‑2020.

2020 and revised 2019 auction calendars of the common auction platform published Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) published today its revised 2019 calendar as well as the 2020 calendar for the auctions of general allowances in its capacity as Common Auction Platform.

Draft amendment to ETS Auctioning Regulation available for stakeholder feedback Tue, 09 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200

A draft amendment to the ETS Auctioning Regulation has been published today on the Better Regulation Portal starting a four-week stakeholder feedback period. 

Commission publishes information on CO2 emissions from maritime transport Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200

On 30 June 2019, the European Commission published for the first time information on the CO2 emitted by ships over 5000 gross tonnage when performing maritime transport activities related to the European Economic Area (EEA).

EU ratifies Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The European Union has today ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will bring about a global phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - powerful greenhouse gases.

European Union receives 2017 Ozone Award Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The European Union has received the 2017 Ozone Award for political leadership, for its role in the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

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: