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All eyes on F-Gas Question Time on Friday for latest information!

18 May 2017

RAC’s free event next month will see experts from across supply chain discuss the latest supply … RAC’s annual F-Gas Question Time next month will see a host of high-profile industry figures give their insight into …

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15 May 2017

17 May 2017

Now in its eighth year, the HVR Awards will once again celebrate the outstanding technology, innovation and exceptional customer service in the HVAC sector over the past 12 months during a prestigious ceremony, held at the five star Chelsea Harbour … Awards will be judged by an independent panel of industry experts, including Commercial/Industrial Ventilation Product of the Year, Commercial/Industrial Heating Product of the Year, Commercial/Industrial Air Conditioning Product of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Sustainable Product of the Year. Also due to be judged … New for the 2017 HVR Awards is the Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year award, which is open to all heating and ventilating wholesalers or distributors operating in the UK and is set to be hotly contested. …

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15 May 2017

17 May 2017

As building services evolves to encompass an ever more innovative raft of environmentally-friendly, … thinking in this vibrant sector and a platform for manufacturers to demonstrate new products, from HVAC to connected technology, renewables and more. With CPD-accredited seminars from some of the industry’ …

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LG expands US training

17 May 2017

Kevin McNamara, senior vice president and general manager, LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies in the new facility

USA: LG Electronics USA has expanded its North Texas air conditioning training facility to include training and call support for contractors and customers. training … The facility features a hands-on showcase of the latest LG air conditioning and heating technologies as well as a lecture space for interactive training courses. “We want customers to know …

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Daikin announces heat pump collaboration

17 May 2017

JAPAN: Daikin is to collaborate with another Japanese manufacturer in the development of heat pump … Established in 1950, Sinko produces a range of commercial air conditioning units with sales throughout the Far East and Middle East. Sales in 2016 were $302m. Sinko’s HVAC research centre in Hadano City, Kanagawa, is thought to be the largest of its kind in Japan.

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IKEA project is a PRO winner

16 May 2017

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Panasonic “clicks” with IKEA – 24 January 2017 UK: Panasonic VRF air conditioning systems have played a crucial role in IKEA’s new click and collect city centre store concept. Read …

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Teaching CIBSE youngsters about cool

16 May 2017

UK: Budding building services designers from CIBSE’s Young Engineers Network (YEN) are now clued up on mechanical and natural cooling systems, following presentations from Toshiba air conditioning. Members of the London section of CIBSE’s YEN attended a CPD presentation by senior Toshiba technical … The presentation, by Toshiba’s Val Belz and Jason Batt, included an overview of natural cooling and ventilation systems, air- and water-based technology, direct expansion systems, the refrigeration cycle, types …

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15 May 2017

15 May 2017

Three J & E Hall Fusion commercial condensing units are playing an important role in the expansion of … The company has a commercial refrigeration and air conditioning division and a transport division for refrigerated trucks and trailers. The company’s commercial … sub-contractor to carry out the installation of the new chill extension before selecting the ideal cooling equipment for the job.

A J & E Hall twin fan JEH2-1000-M-3 Fusion Commercial Condensing Unit was …

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15 May 2017

An aesthetic medical practice, based on the South coast, is now benefitting from Haier air conditioning equipment thanks to Pure Air Distribution Ltd.

The clinic had a requirement for cooling in one of its treatment rooms and contacted Pure Air Distribution Ltd to help it to find a solution. … Intelligent Air system that automatically adjusts the air flow upward when cooling or downward when heating and spreads the air flow automatically throughout the room without blowing directly onto the occupants, …

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15 May 2017

CIAT Ozonair has announced venue details for its UK Roadshow, which includes eight events in major … roadshow’s centrepiece is a giant, purpose-built pantechnicon, equipped with the latest innovations in air conditioning, heating and air movement technology and systems.

The showcase includes the new CLIMACIAT and Floway Access … Director and general manager of CIAT Ozonair and Toshiba Air Conditioning, David Dunn, said: “It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity for UK installers, contractors, consultants …

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15 May 2017

15 May 2017

Up-and-coming building services designers from CIBSE’s Young Engineers Network (YEN) recently attended a CPD presentation by senior Toshiba technical staff on the topic of Mechanical and Natural Cooling Systems. The event took place at Cundall’s highly sustainable state-of-the-art offices next to St … The presentation, by Toshiba’s Val Belz and Jason Batt, included an overview of natural cooling and ventilation systems, air- and water-based technology, direct expansion systems, the refrigeration cycle, types … Presentations cover the fundamentals of air conditioning, legislation update, project design for air-cooled VRF systems, heat pump technology, controls, and …

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FETA working group and guidance document focus on A2L refrigerants

15 May 2017

FETA (the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations) has set up a new A2L refrigerants working … released a guidance note entitled ‘An introduction to A2L refrigerants and their use in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump applications’.

Introduced in 2015, the F-Gas regulation requires the introduction of refrigerants with significantly lower Global Warming Potential … will play an increasing role in the market over the coming years; particularly with regard to air conditioning, where future alternatives will be A2L type refrigerants. The new working group will look to offer … developed reflect the need for wider usage of such products, in order to meet the requirements of the F Gas regulation. Many FETA members are already involved in this process.

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Book now for major Euro conference

15 May 2017

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Euro event will present new technologies – 13 March 2017 ITALY: Against a background of a global HFC phase down, this year’s European Conference on the latest refrigeration and air conditioning technologies takes on greater significance. Read more…

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SIRACH to visit EBM-Papst

14 May 2017

UK: SIRACH, the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps technology network, will be going behind the scenes at a leading EC fans and motor …

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FETA places spotlight on A2L refrigerants

14 May 2017

UK: With “mildly flammable” refrigerants playing an increasing role, UK industry body FETA has published … An introduction to A2L refrigerants and their use in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump applications offers an overview of the new refrigerants, practical advice on their … developed reflect the need for wider usage of such products, in order to meet the requirements of the F-gas regulation. The working group is said to have been formed following discussions at the recent FETA …

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Carrier/Bryant heat pumps recalled

13 May 2017

USA/CANADA: Over 25,000 Carrier and Bryant heat pumps have been recalled over concerns of a potential … The units were sold at Sears stores and HVAC dealers nationwide from June 2011 to August 2016. About 23,300 have been sold in the USA and around …

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Airedale factory is regional best

13 May 2017

UK: The innovative design of Airedale’s new factory in Rawdon, Leeds, has seen the air conditioning manufacturer win through to the national final of the RICS Awards. The factory, rebuilt after being … plant in a devastating blaze in September 2013 was the driving force for Airedale International Air Conditioning to create their cutting edge new facility in Rawdon. “The judges were impressed with innovative …

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Metal recycler on refrigerant charges

12 May 2017

USA: Criminal charges have been levelled against a metal recycler for allegedly releasing hazardous … materials that require special handling and improperly disposing of asbestos hazardous waste from air conditioning inside a facility dumpster. The charges are said to be the first to stem from a state-wide initiative …

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Hire firm sees profits rise nearly 20%

12 May 2017

UK: HVAC hire company Andrews Sykes has announced a sales increase of 8.9% to £65.4m for the year ended 31 …

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Danfoss records 13% sales increase

12 May 2017

DENMARK: Danfoss recorded a sales increase of 13% in the first quarter of this year. The first three … .7bn (€1.44bn) across its cooling, heating, drives and industrial automation businesses. Danfoss’ cooling business is said to have delivered …

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RDM establishes New Zealand company

11 May 2017

RDM’s Enrico Mirandola (left) welcomes James Darby to the new business

UK/NEW ZEALAND: Glasgow-based … hardware, software and remote monitoring solutions further throughout New Zealand, across the HVAC&R and BEMS markets. Support for RDM hardware and software services has been consistently strong for …

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Star heat pump in UK first

11 May 2017

UK: Star Refrigeration subsidiary Star Renewable Energy has been awarded funding to develop the UK’s first district heating scheme using a water source heat pump (WSHP). The project will use a Star 2.5MW water source Neatpump …

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Seminar series on low GWP refrigerants

11 May 2017

AUSTRALIA: Following a successful pilot event in February, an industry-led education initiative will … Called Future:gas, the seminars are designed to prepare air conditioning and refrigeration businesses and technicians for systems and equipment using the new refrigerants – …

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Heat pump on the Clyde to provide district heating to the Gorbals

10 May 2017

2.5 MW water source scheme, backed by Scotland’s new district heating fund, to be on line by September 2018

Large heat pump specialist Star Renewable Energy has been … The project has received a 50% loan from Scotland’s new District Heating Loan Fund, with the rest of the project funded with a grant from the Low Carbon Infrastructure …

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Daikin’s Navigator maps efficiency route

10 May 2017

USA: Daikin Applied has launched the Navigator, a screw compressor water-cooled chiller using Variable … With Navigator RapidRestore®, restore cooling and peace of mind in as fast as 35 seconds. A power loss could turn into a critical loss of cooling …

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