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Fast-growing wholesaler Brymec expands with new Gatwick hub

27 January 2020

New 50,000 sq ft site includes testing facility to give customers’ additional peace of mind as firm … carbon technologies, including motion-sensitive LED lighting to offices and air source heat pump heating and cooling.

 

 

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27 January 2020

27 January 2020

HOW CAN DMTOUCH SUPPORT YOUR CONTROL AND MONITORING SOLUTION? Control and manage HVACR infrastructure, both on and off-site, to adhere to compliance legislation, improve operating …

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EC fraud office makes illegal F-gas imports a priority

26 January 2020

BELGIUM: The fight against illegal imports of HFC refrigerants into the EU is said to have been made … have previously reported that the illegal trade of HFC refrigerants in contravention of the European F-gas regulations may account for as much as 20% of the legally allowable quota.

Although previously …

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Volume of illegal imports is “like not having any regulations”

26 January 2020

EUROPE: The volume of illegal refrigerant flooding the European market is described as “like not having … ” 

Despite the European Commission’s claims that the level of imports in contravention of the F-gas regulations is “small” and “insignificant”, the Financial Times report estimates that the illegal …

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MEP raises concerns over F-gas enforcement

26 January 2020

EUROPE: A Portuguese MEP has raised a question with the European parliament over industry concerns on the implementation of the F-gas regulation and a lack of monitoring and enforcement.

In a written question, Euro MP João Ferreira says that SMEs in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sectors have expressed concerns regarding the implementation and impact of the F-gas …

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Wales mulls 2025 clean heat commitment

24 January 2020

Devolved authority follows its Scottish counterpart in seeking to introduce much stricter targets for how heating is provided in new and existing buildings over the next five years

The Welsh Government is consulting … Consultation outlines proposals for stricter standards and compliance procedures around energy and ventilation performance, with particular concern raised by government over poor domestic IAQ

Have your say …

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Arkema seeks anti-dumping duties on Chinese R32

24 January 2020

USA: Refrigerant producer Arkema has filed a petition seeking import duties of nearly 90% to be placed … important component in a number of HFC blends, in particular as a blend with R125 in the most common air conditioning refrigerant R410A.

Arkema claims that since 2017 foreign-backed blending operations have entered …

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R410A alternatives to drive European AC sales growth, BSRIA predicts

24 January 2020

New findings on the future of European demand for air conditioning and heat pump technologies, as well as the refrigerant they depend on, sees F-Gas regulation significantly driving new launches

Combined demand for air conditioning and heat pump … used refrigerant in the medium-term, with R290 seen as a long-term solution to limit emissions from cooling.

The Chinese chiller market was seen as partly resembling its European counterpart, most notably …

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Samsung Wind Free air conditioner adopts AI technology

24 January 2020

NETHERLANDS: Samsung has launched new wall-mounted Wind-Free air conditioners using R32 refrigerant … range is available in five different executions of which three versions feature Samsung’s Wind-Free Cooling technology, complemented by new intelligent technologies for enhanced indoor comfort and improved … Three cooling modes are used in three steps: the first step quickly lowers the temperature, the second uses a …

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Fujitsu and Star score hat-tricks in National ACR awards

24 January 2020

UK: Star Refrigeration and Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK each scored a hat-trick of trophies at last night’s National ACR and Heat Pump Awards in Manchester. …

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Government partially establishes revised Building Safety Regulator

23 January 2020

New regulator, working under the purview of the HSE, will be established immediately in “shadow form” … One vital area of reform previously identified by specialists from across the HVAC and built environment sector to ensure competence and clear responsibility is upheld and assigned … standards enforcement Neil Merrett assesses what the General Election on 12 December could mean for a HVACR sector desperate for an end to the impasse over how parliament should proceed with Brexit Key building …

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CCS becomes Capital Cooling's spare parts partner

22 January 2020

Capital Cooling’s chief executive Steve Steadman, said: “We have worked hard over the last 18 months to reshape …

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Commercial Catering Spares is Capital choice

22 January 2020

UK: Spare parts for Capital Cooling Refrigeration’s range of products are now available through Lancashire-based specialist Commercial …

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Daikin set to launch R32 mini VRV air conditioner

22 January 2020

BELGIUM: Daikin is set to launch its first European VRV air conditioning system running on the lower GWP refrigerant R32 at its VRV Summit in Copenhagen next month.

An update on its mini-VRV IV S-Series introduced in 2015, the Cooling Post believes that this next generation VRV 5 S-series will be available in Europe from September. …

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How to install HVAC wall sensors?

22 January 2020

In a series of three blog posts, learn how to avoid the most common pitfalls when installing HVAC sensors focusing on physical measurement errors that are caused by incorrect installation

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Green housing boosts Bristol’s carbon drive

22 January 2020

The 50 affordable homes in Shaldon Road are being constructed to PassivHaus principles, delivering …   Very low air tightness, coupled with high thermal efficiency, whole house mechanical ventilation, with heat recovery and maximum solar gain for light and heat mean there will be a low demand for heating.

 

When it is needed, ground source heat pumps – installed by Kensa Contracting - will provide …

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Toshiba Carrier invests in European manufacturing base

22 January 2020

Company to begin operations at new manufacturing site in Poland from the end of 2020 to drive innovation and meet regional demand for energy efficient air conditioning products

The joint venture between Toshiba and Carrier will establish a new facility in Poland, … as a company was to manufacture more energy efficient, commercial air conditioning products and heating and hot water solutions regionally.

David Dunn, managing director of sales for Toshiba Carrier UK, added that the investment was intended to support innovation for HVACR offerings.

He said, “The European market is a key growth driver for Toshiba Carrier. Having a … ”

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Toshiba Carrier brings new manufacturing to Europe

21 January 2020

Toshiba Carrier Corporation has announced the establishment of a new manufacturing subsidiary in … The heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) joint venture between Toshiba Corporation and Carrier Corporation will invest approximately 3.0 … and the relocation and expansion of development and manufacturing facilities at Toshiba Carrier Air Conditioning (China) Co., Ltd., in Hangzhou, China. With these proactive investment initiatives inside and outside …

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New addition to Petra sales team

21 January 2020

Working at the head office in Reading, Mr Kilford brings to Petra more than 30 years’ experience in air conditioning, process cooling, project management and installation. He joins director Dr Martin Altenbokum and area sales manager …

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Landmark payment reform bill set for House of Lords

21 January 2020

HVAC industry has welcomed attempts by Lord Mendelsohn to pursue reforms such as introducing a 30-day …

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Toshiba Carrier plans air conditioning factory in Poland

21 January 2020

JAPAN: Toshiba Carrier is to establish a JPY3bn ($27m) air conditioning and heating factory in Poland. 

Toshiba Carrier Europe SAS is to acquire an existing 17,000m² manufacturing …  

Toshiba Carrier says the new subsidiary company, named Toshiba Carrier Air-Conditioning Europe Sp zoo, will enable it to reduce product lead time by one-third, reduce product cost, and …  

Toshiba Carrier points to the sound HVAC growth experienced by Europe over the last three years with a CAGR over 6%. It is expected to enjoy … and the relocation and expansion of development and manufacturing facilities at Toshiba Carrier Air Conditioning (China) in Hangzhou. Related stories:

Toshiba Carrier plans Euro and US bases – 3 January 2016 …

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Daikin to test viability of CO2 Conveni-Pack

21 January 2020

BELGIUM: Daikin is to attempt to demonstrate the viability of a CO2 version of its established Conveni-Pack integrated supermarket refrigeration and comfort cooling and heating system.

Conveni-Pack recovers heat from supermarket refrigeration display cabinets and evaporators … Daikin says the Natural HVACR 4 LIFE research project, which is co-funded by the EU’s LIFE programme, is embedded in its company- …

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Euro base “excellent news for UK customers

21 January 2020

UK: The announcement of a European production base in Poland is “excellent news” for UK customers of its air conditioning and heating products, says Toshiba Carrier UK MD David Dunn.

The new factory, based in Poland, is scheduled …

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Cooling Towers reconsidered

21 January 2020

There is a lot of bad press surrounding evaporative cooling towers, but they are still one of the best long-term solutions for industrial and commercial cooling … Cooling towers maintain performance for longer

Cooling towers on the other hand, exchange the heat contained …

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World-first installation of R32 e-Baltic

21 January 2020

The advanced e-Baltic units, commissioned in January 2020, are fully compliant with the forthcoming … This important measure takes into account heating, cooling and lighting needs, but is completely independent of the selected heating or cooling solution. …

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