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Daikin officially opens US plant

25 May 2017

USA: Politicians and a crowd of more than 400 staff, customers and suppliers attended yesterday’s … It will manufacture all of the air conditioning products sold in the United States, including both residential and commercial-use products and heating equipment. It integrates the four factories that its Goodman subsidiary currently operates in the …

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Sauermann produces pump finder app

25 May 2017

FRANCE: Sauermann has produced an app to help installers select the ideal condensate removal pump. By entering parameters such as electrical requirements, climate and cooling capacity, the app quickly calculates the best pump for the application. An “email me” feature enables …

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Samsung extends warranties to 7 years

24 May 2017

UK: Samsung has extended the warranty on its air conditioning and heat pump products, with the warranty residing with the end user and not the installer. The two- … a five-year warranty, and a seven-year warranty included on both its DVM VRF (SAI-DVM) and EHS heating systems (SAI-EHS). To enact the warranty, installation needs to be carried out by a Samsung accredited … offering short-courses to accreditation at its numerous training locations around the country for all F-gas qualified engineers. The courses are free for all participants, and delegates are issued with a …

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Tesco switches to Honeywell refrigerant to cut carbon emissions

24 May 2017

Honeywell has announced that Tesco, one of the world’s largest supermarket chains, is converting more … Matthew Reeves-Smith, group head of refrigeration & HVAC, Tesco, said:“We set aggressive sustainability goals and were committed to achieving them without …

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Studying effectiveness of UV coil cleaning

24 May 2017

Penn State alumnus Joseph Firrantello inspects the ductwork, pipes and controls of a building’s HVAC system. Photo: Penn State

USA: Researchers at Penn State University are investigating the effectiveness and safety of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) when applied to cooling coils. The research involves the installation of sensors to collect temperature, humidity, air flow …

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Armacell ground-breaks new Bahrain plant

24 May 2017

BAHRAIN: Insulation company Armacell has formally begun construction of a new manufacturing facility … a comprehensive range of products, including high-density materials and elastomeric insulation for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. Establishing a manufacturing facility in Bahrain is part of Armacell’s goal to grow the …

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Tesco to convert 1200 stores to R448A

24 May 2017

UK: Tesco, one of the world’s largest supermarket chains, is to convert more than 1,200 existing stores … them without impacting our customers,” said Matthew Reeves-Smith, group head of refrigeration & HVAC, Tesco. “We sought the best technology to convert 1,200 stores in three years and found our solution …

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Mitsubishi M Series receive Quiet Mark

23 May 2017

UK: Mitsubishi Electric’s latest M Series MSZ-LN wall mounted air conditioning units running on R32 have been awarded the Noise Abatement Society’s Quiet Mark. The MSZ-LN, the … turn on automatically, it is even more important for the unit to be unobtrusive and quietly go about heating or cooling the space without drawing attention to itself. Our assessments have shown the MSZ-LN to be one of …

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Rasmussen president for further year

23 May 2017

The Association’s recent 60th annual meeting in Versailles, France, confirmed the presidency of Alex … Rasmussen has been leading the Eurovent Association since May 2015 on a mandate of the Danish Ventilation association. He will now be supported by Naci Sahin of Friterm and the Turkish association ISKID as …

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Latest R32 Sky Air offers 50 indoor units

23 May 2017

UK: Daikin is set to introduce its new R32-based A-Series Sky Air commercial air conditioners to UK …   Following last week’s European launch in Bruges in front of 180 top customers, the Cooling Post can reveal that the new range will consist of three models – Sky Air Alpha, Advance and Active- … Crucially the range offers a future proof solution towards the F-gas phase down, presenting end users with improved energy efficiency, durability as well as lower … The operating range has been extended down to -20°C both in heating and cooling and operating noise has been reduced to 46dBA.

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TEV in management buy-out

23 May 2017

UK: TEV Ltd, the former IMI Air Conditioning and IMI Marstair business, has been the subject of a management buy-out. The buy-out of the Brighouse-based air conditioning business is backed by private equity firm YFM Equity Partners, and sees current directors Tony …   Quartz, the company it acquired from Vent-Axia in 2005, focuses on chilled water cooling solutions for commercial, residential and public sector applications.  TEV’s pedigree goes back to …

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A-Gas cranes in new separator

23 May 2017

UK: A-Gas is on schedule to double its refrigerant reclamation capacity at its Portbury, Bristol, site … Scheduled to come on stream in August, this new separator will help A-Gas support the F-gas phase-down by providing increased volumes of reclaimed refrigerant to the UK and European markets. …

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ERRECOM launches high performance solution

22 May 2017

Corrosion, a non-welded joint and poor installation are among a range of problems that can often cause gas and its lubricants to leak in air conditioning and refrigerant systems.

EXTREME ULTRA is a high performance solution designed in ERRECOM labs in …

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Oscar-winner DiCaprio backs Bluon’s R458A

22 May 2017

USA: Oscar-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has become an investor and board … technology developer Bionatus LLC and Greg Ellis of Anaheim-based mechanical contractors Control Air Conditioning Corporation. “Having high-calibre investors and advisors join us in our growth is extremely exciting, … Bluon is at the forefront of tackling energy efficiency in our existing heating and air conditioning infrastructure which makes their approach an immediate part of the solution.” In addition to new …

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BCIA offers building HVAC courses

22 May 2017

Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is offering a suite of six courses for those looking to develop their knowledge of HVAC and building technology. – is designed for managers, designers and installation engineers. According …

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Danfoss opens digital hub in Copenhagen

21 May 2017

DENMARK: Danfoss plans to open a new centre in Copenhagen dedicated to developing inventions for future … around 15 of its software experts in the hub and they will be working with people from the company’s cooling and heating segments. “We want to take advantage of the countless opportunities offered by digitalisation to …

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AIRAH elects new board members

21 May 2017

AUSTRALIA: Dr Paul Bannister and Liza Taylor have joined the board of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heating (AIRAH). They replace president Ania Hampton, who stepped down due to ill health earlier this year, … Hailing from Sydney, Taylor has considerable experience in the HVACR industry, having held senior leadership roles before establishing her own consultancy, Global IQ …

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Honoured for heat pump developments

21 May 2017

Rittinger winners (l to r): Eckhard A Groll, Alberto Cavallini and Per Lundqvist

NETHERLANDS: Three … Group were awarded the Ritter von Rittinger Medal, one of the highest international awards in the air conditioning, heat pump and refrigeration field. The award highlights outstanding contributions to the advancement …

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Mitsubishi offers Mr Slim on R32

19 May 2017

UK: Mitsubishi Electric’s UK has launched of R32 versions of its Mr Slim Power Inverter split air conditioning units at the same price as current R410A models. The new models were the highlight of yesterday’s … Slim R32 Power Inverter models are available in twin and triple split configurations and offer full heating capacity down to -3ºC. The range also includes Mitsubishi Electric’s unique Replace technology which …

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Eurovent appoints deputy secretary general

19 May 2017

FRANCE: Francesco Scuderi has been appointed deputy secretary general of Eurovent, the European association for indoor climate, process cooling, and food cold chain technologies. Scuderi joined Eurovent in September 2015 as technical and … Before joining the association, Scuderi had gained in-depth experience in the HVACR industry for the EPTA Group as intellectual property and regulatory affairs engineer. In addition …

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US cooling bodies collaborate on safe operation with flammable refrigerants

19 May 2017

ASHRAE and AHRI join Department of Energy in investing in $5.2 million research programme

ASHRAE, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are collaborating to fund … companies, some of which produce refrigerants and others of which manufacture the highest quality air conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment in the world, can use the results of this vital research to …

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Propane heat pump wins top award

18 May 2017

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Mitsubishi Electric has launched of a new range

18 May 2017

The R32 Mr Slim Power Inverter split type models are the second product range in the company’s UK line- … “Anyone planning on using, designing or installing air conditioning in the coming years will now need to take into account the GWP of the system to meet the requirements of the F-Gas Regulations,” adds Dickinson.

In March 2014, the European Parliament passed the 2014 EU F-Gas … Slim R32 Power Inverter models are available in twin and triple split configurations and offer full heating capacity down to -3ºC. The range also includes Mitsubishi Electric’s unique Replace technology which …

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Kawneer systems prove their adaptability in St Andrew Square

18 May 2017

Architectural aluminium glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer were specified for a landmark … passing through the office floors, and external gantry were introduced to accommodate the tenants’ ventilation ducts rising to fresh air above roof level.

 

Overall structural stability of the steel frame …

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Leonardo DiCaprio signs up to advise US refrigerant maker

18 May 2017

Bluon Energy signs up Hollywood star to promote its R22 replacement TdX 20

 

A US refrigerant … Bluon is at the forefront of tackling energy efficiency in our existing heating and air conditioning infrastructure which makes their approach an immediate part of the solution.”

With the US still … Mr DiCaprio added: “If we can make our existing heating and cooling systems more efficient, then we will drastically reduce the level of global emissions. This is a … Bluon claims that use of R458A will allows end-users to reduce the electricity consumed by their HVACR equipment by up to 25 per cent, while simultaneously removing R22 from systems.

Bluon CEO, Douglas …

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