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Daikin signs JPY1bn CO2 capture research deal

30 March 2020

JAPAN: Leading air conditioning manufacturer Daikin has entered into a co-operation agreement with Kyoto’s Doshisha University with …

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Australian Institute celebrates 100 years

29 March 2020

AUSTRALIA: Congratulations to the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) which today marks its official 100-year anniversary.

While the celebrations will probably … Today the Institute represents over 10,000 air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilation professionals across Australia.

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Book early for BESA’s Covid-19 update webinar

29 March 2020

UK: The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is advising early bookings for its highly … regular input from head of Refcom Graeme Fox the webinars are also of great specific interest to the air conditioning and refrigeration sector.

Friday’s webinar reached its sell-out 500 attendee limit, although over …

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Building engineering is a critical service

27 March 2020

The important status of engineers who maintain the reliability of heating, hot water, ventilation, electrical and building management systems during the coronavirus crisis was confirmed by a BEIS … They are carrying out crucial work,” he said.

Solution Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are “part of the solution and not part of the problem”, added Graeme Fox, who heads up the UK’s F Gas register REFCOM. He said rumours that air conditioning helped to circulate the virus had no foundation …

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GLOBAL ALCOHOLIC SPIRITS MARKET FORECAST 2020-2028

27 March 2020

KEY FINDINGS The global alcoholic spirits market is predicted to record a CAGR of 3.45% during the … , grains, and other sugar sources by the process of fermentation followed by distillation in the heating and cooling process meant to concentrate the alcohol. The presence of popular brands has increased the demand …

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Global Cleanroom Technology Market Worth $ 5.4 Billion by 2024

27 March 2020

Zero contamination, enhanced product folio, customized solutions, superior image, and compliance with … Market Segmentation   By Cleanroom Technology Type Equipment HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) Systems HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) Filters ULPA (Ultra-Low Penetration Air) Filters …

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Coronavirus prompts closure of some Wolseley branches

26 March 2020

UK: Wholesaler Wolseley UK has closed some branches and reduced operating hours in a raft of new … The refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler has temporarily closed 14 branches and has reduced opening hours from 07.30 to 15.30 Monday to Friday. In addition, Wolseley UK Plumbing & Heating, Building Services & Cooling branches will be closed on Saturdays from this weekend, March 28. 

Trade counter doors will be …

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Let’s face it, the F-gas regs aren’t working

26 March 2020

EUROPE: The measures taken by European member states to counter the coronavirus threat provide a stark contrast to their lack of actions to enforce the F-gas regulations, writes Cooling Post editor Neil Everitt.   

Despite lock downs in many countries, and some suggesting that the … Anecdotal evidence in the UK suggests sales of non-hermetically sealed air conditioning or refrigeration equipment is regularly sold to non-F-gas-certified companies or individuals and …

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Romania sets €6k maximum fine for F-gas violations

25 March 2020

ROMANIA: Fines to a maximum of just over €6,000 have been set by the Romanian government for contraventions of the European F-gas regulation (517/2014) to control HFC refrigerants. 

Individual face fines have been set from RON1, …

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No lockdown for HVACR, pleads AIRAH

25 March 2020

AUSTRALIA: The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has called on its government to clearly identify HVAC&R, building maintenance and support as essential services.

As organisations across Australia shut … , food and agriculture, government facilities and transportation systems, are all underpinned by heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems,” says Gleeson. “In most cases, if the underlying HVAC&R systems fail, …

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Lu-Ve closes plants in Italy and India

25 March 2020

ITALY: Leading refrigeration and air conditioning component manufacturer Lu-Ve has announced the temporary closure of plants in Italy and India, in …

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Building maintenance moves into uncharted territory

25 March 2020

With thousands of people now working from home or prevented from travelling, many commercial buildings … protection systems; safe handling of refrigerant gases; electrical and gas service safety checks and ventilation hygiene. It also explains how to maintain security systems and lifts if they are still in service …

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Advice on building maintenance during lockdown

24 March 2020

UK: The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has released guidance on how buildings can … protection systems; safe handling of refrigerant gases; electrical and gas service safety checks and ventilation hygiene. It also explains how to maintain security systems and lifts if they are still in service …

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ASHRAE offers online hospital HVAC course

24 March 2020

USA: ASHRAE is to offer an online course on the role of HVAC systems in infection control in hospitals. 

This three-hour course details the relationship of … HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics, Second Edition, and ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2017 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. Key elements covered in the course include: infection control, comfort, …

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Airedale open but scales back operations

24 March 2020

UK: Air-conditioning manufacturer Airedale International is to scale back its business operations following the government’ …

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Wolseley introduce new safeguarding measures

24 March 2020

UK: Following the most recent coronavirus developments, refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler Wolseley has confirmed that its branches remain open but has introduced additional health …

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Fujitsu Australia teams with controls and IoT firm

24 March 2020

AUSTRALIA: Fujitsu General Australia has announced a strategic partnership with Western-Australia- … manufacture and build OEM controllers under exact specifications for Fujitsu General Australia ducted air conditioning systems. 

The partnership allows both companies to collaboratively research and develop controls …

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Building Energy Management System Market Outlook 2024- by Goldstein Research

23 March 2020

Building energy management system market is majorly driven by the government stringent regulatory … instance, Panasonic Corporation and Schneider Electric collaborated in 2016 to provide integrated HVAC equipment and building management solutions to bring new levels of HVAC and energy efficiency in …

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Chemours clarifies US status on HFC refrigerants

22 March 2020

USA: Refrigerant manufacturer Chemours has published a fact sheet outlining the status of refrigerant … under the internationally-agreed Kigali Amendment – or through stricter regimes like the European F-gas regulation – the US government’s failure to ratify has left it at odds with certain individual states … The Chemours’ Guide to Federal and State HFC Regulations in North America for HVACR Refrigerants looks at the current regulations under the federal US Significant New Alternatives …

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AC and duct cleaning has no effect on Covid-19 spread

22 March 2020

BELGIUM: REHVA, the European Federation of HVAC associations, has advised that humidification, air conditioning and duct cleaning has no practical effect on the transmission of the coronavirus.

The information … Heating and cooling systems, the document says, can be operated normally as there are no direct implications on Covid- … It maintains that the ventilation system is not a contamination source if guidance about heat recovery and recirculation is followed. …

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Norway postpones F-gas renewal exams

21 March 2020

NORWAY: The Norwegian Environmental Protection Agency has postponed the deadline for renewal of its f-gas certificate until September 1.

As of June 1, this year, Norwegian F-gas certificates will have a validity of five years. After that date, both personal and corporate …  

Espen Rønning, head of VKE, the Norwegian Refrigeration and HVAC Association, said: “This is a wise and absolutely necessary decision by the Norwegian Environment …

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Firms unable to carry out leak checks face possible fines

21 March 2020

SWEDEN: Refrigeration and air conditioning contractors in Sweden are concerned that they face possible fines for not carrying out mandatory …

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Wholesalers pledge to maintain supplies

20 March 2020

UK: The UK’s leading refrigeration and air conditioning wholesalers have pledged to maintain equipment and commodity supplies during the coronavirus crisis. 

Never before has the cooling industry played such a key role in keeping the country functioning, whether that be to ensure the …

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Mitsubishi Hybrid upgrades comfort at famous London hotel

20 March 2020

UK: Mitsubishi Electric’s Hybrid VRF air conditioning systems are being included in a modernisation of the Strand Palace Hotel, one of London’s most famous … The current owners needed to modernise the hotel’s heating and cooling systems to ensure a quality experience for guests. High levels of energy efficiency and minimal …

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Beijer Ref determined to maintain business as usual

20 March 2020

SWEDEN: Per Bertland, CEO of refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler Beijer Ref, has reassured customers that the company is determined to keep its worldwide … ” 

The company’s factory in Wuxi, China, producing heat exchangers and cooling units, has been running as usual for the last month and its site in Italy is also open and said to …

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