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Cool Projects celebrates 20 years

26 April 2017

UK: Surrey-based air conditioning and refrigeration contractor Cool Projects has celebrated 20 years in the HVAC industry with a conference and party for staff and key customers. The family firm, established in …

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Cooling fails 66% of data centres

26 April 2017

UK: With 39% of data centre outages said to be caused by thermal issues, a new survey claims that 66% of installed cooling equipment is not actually delivering active cooling benefits. Nottingham-based thermal risk experts …

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Midea adopts R452B for US market

26 April 2017

USA: Chinese air conditioning manufacturer Midea is to use R452B, a lower GWP alternative to R410A, in its unitary air conditioning … Mingli Tian, the Midea Group’s Central Air-Conditioning Division general manager, said: “Opteon XL55 is the perfect low GWP refrigerant choice to make sure … the optimal balance of properties to meet their needs for a low GWP refrigerant in their unitary air-conditioning portfolio.”

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May 16 digital issue of RAC

25 April 2017

The May 16 edition of RAC is available now

Our May 2016 edition of RAC, is available here, alongside sister publication H&V News, containing a profile of the award-winning project cooling the London Underground and news on the first - and so far only - prosecution for F-Gas non-compliance

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Tony Bendall RIP

25 April 2017

UK: Manufacturers’ association FETA has learned of the passing of Tony Bendall, a significant figure in the development of the UK air conditioning and heat pump industry. Tony, who spent the majority of his career in HVAC manufacturing sector, passed away on March 7, after a long illness. He was 82. In addition to being …

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23 April 2017

25 April 2017

Compressor specialist Bitzer has opened a new office in Lagos, Nigeria, establishing a presence closer … output is the largest on the continent, resulting in an increase in demand for refrigeration and air conditioning technology. As modern supermarkets have been opening up at full speed all over Nigeria for around …

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23 April 2017

25 April 2017

Building services professionals looking to develop their knowledge of HVAC and building technology are urged to enrol on the first of a suite of six courses offered by the …

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Beijer Ref sees sales increase 13%

25 April 2017

SWEDEN: In a solid start to the year in Europe, refrigeration wholesaler Beijer Ref saw sales increase … The first quarter saw the delivery of the first environmentally friendly carbon dioxide-based cooling system to Chile by Beijer Ref subsidiary SCM Frigo. “Organic growth for the quarter was just over … Growth in the OEM and comfort cooling sector continued. During the first quarter, Comfort Cooling sales increased by 20%, while OEM sales grew by 22%. Organic growth grew by 10% and 17%, respectively. …

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Mentoring scheme wins international award

25 April 2017

UK: Stephen Gill Associates has won an international award for a mentoring scheme dedicated to the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry. First launched in 2015 and relaunched last year, Thermentor.Org – Cool …

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Daikin aims to reduce workers’ stress

23 April 2017

JAPAN: Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin is participating in a project looking at the relationship between occupation, … From the result of this project, Daikin aims to develop an automatic control technology for air conditioning taking into account the degree of stress of workers to create a more comfortable and productive …

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ORNL engineer becomes ASHRAE director

22 April 2017

USA: Van D Baxter, a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), … He works in the Building Equipment Research group focusing on heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration technology and water heating systems.

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Toshiba 3-pipe wins H&V News Award

21 April 2017

Toshiba Air Conditioning director and general manager David Dunn with the latest trophy

UK: Toshiba’s new SHRM-e 3-pipe heat recovery VRF air conditioning system was named Commercial HVAC Product of the Year at last night’s H&V News Awards. Launched in February, the SHRM-e looks set to … In winning the Cooling/Ventilation category, Toshiba’s SHRM-e fought off competition from nine other shortlisted products including …

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How Does The Digital EGT Gauge Actually Works?

21 April 2017

An exhaust gas temperature gauge (EGT gauge) is a meter used to screen the fumes gas temperature of … amid the fumes stroke and this warmth is the thing that we read with our EGT test mounted in the ventilation system. The fumes warm temperature that we read on our EGT Gauge will hypothetically dependably be …

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Aermec buys German distributor Novatherm

21 April 2017

Aermec chairman Giordano Riello: “The German market has always been one of our major areas of interest”

ITALY/GERMANY: Italian air conditioning manufacturer Aermec has acquired its German distributor Novatherm. Novatherm was formed in 1978 and …

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Swift response saves the day

20 April 2017

UK: A swiftly-delivered temporary solution to a refrigeration failure is said to have saved hundreds … Aggreko provided two VLTC chillers for approximately 150KW of cooling at -33°C, and two heat rejection air-cooled chillers, a special low temperature heat exchanger which …

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Tight timescales and even tighter site accessibility pose unique conditions for shredder installation

20 April 2017

MPS Betriebsführungs GmbH is no stranger to mechanical-physical stabilisation – an environmentally … We delivered the shredder part-assembled, to enable fast commissioning, with the water cooling system and control cabinet integrated into one pre-fabricated auxiliary unit that simply needed to …

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Meet the leaders of HVAC-R industry at this platform

20 January 2016

Organized biennially, the ISK-SODEX exhibition is getting ready to meet with its visitors at İstanbul Expo Center this year between 04th-07th May, 2016. The only exhibition of Turkey in areas of HVAC & Refrigeration, Insulation, Pumps, Valves, Fittings, Water Treatment and Solar Energy, ISK-SODEX will bring local and foreign sector professionals under the same roof and pave the way for new business contacts.

 

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The ACR Show wins the backing of yet more leading names

16 September 2015

The ACR Show has announced the support of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), The Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers (ASERCOM) and the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) for the 2016 event.

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ACR Show promises a number of ‘industry firsts’

28 July 2015

Organised by Datateam Business Media, The ACR Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham from 16-18 February 2016. It is the ONLY national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors.

Scandia Refrigeration has signed up as a ‘brand partner’, taking the biggest stand at the Show. The company’s Alex Mockford said: “We last exhibited at the RAC 2009 Show at the NEC with only an average/small sized stand. By now taking the biggest stand at The ACR Show we aim to use this event to demonstrate just how much we’ve grown and just how much we’re setting out to dominate the market, by making an impact.”

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ACR News Awards off to a flying start

28 July 2015

Next year’s ACR News Awards, which takes place on Wednesday 17th February at the Vox Conference Centre Birmingham, is already off to a flying start, with leading names signed up to sponsor various aspects of the event.

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