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Blue Star reports 22% sales increase

10 May 2017

INDIA: Blue Star, India’s largest air conditioning manufacturer, has reported a 22% sales increase for the year ended March 31. Sales of Rs4424.72 …

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On your bike with Pure Air

10 May 2017

UK: Guildford-based air conditioning distributor Pure Air Distribution is offering free tickets to the forthcoming British SuperBikes GP …

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Global AC growth expected this year

10 May 2017

UK: The global air conditioning market contracted again in 2016, a new BSRIA report reveals, but growth is expected to resume this … ” Increasingly, ventilation products are being installed with VRF systems, so that VRFs are able to compete better with chiller …

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Nigel Hammond joins Fujitsu

08 May 2017

With some 14 years’ experience in the refrigeration and air-conditioning distribution industry, Hammond’s previous employers have included Climate Centre, HRP and Kooltech.

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R32 – the importance of training

08 May 2017

UK: With an increasing number of air conditioning units using R32, one of the leading manufacturers has stressed the importance of specialist training … ” As the F-gas phase down of high GWP refrigerants begins and R32 becomes more prominent in air conditioning systems, … Cambridge-based contractor Airway Air Conditioning installed its first R32 unit last year and has since installed around 30. Operations director Luke …

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York chillers in largest Finnish data centre

08 May 2017

FINLAND: York YK centrifugal chillers have been specified to provide an innovative cooling solution at Finland’s largest open data centre. Johnson Controls, the global diversified technology … Waste heat will be recycled and used in district heating network. The first phase of the facility is expected to cost between €130m and €150m. The Telia data …

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Pure Air Distribution Ltd and Haier have gone motorcycle mad ready for the summer. 

08 May 2017

Haier has ensured that multiple MotoGP world champion, considered to be the greatest motorcycle racer of all time, Valentino Rossi keeps his cool by supplying air conditioning equipment for his mobile hospitality suites that accompany him and his team around the world and …

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Cooling vital for biodigester plants

07 May 2017

UK: Temporary chillers are being used to provide essential cooling during the service and maintenance of energy-from-waste biodigester plants. Biodigester plants … Rental Systems has been in the position of being able to supply temporary equipment for both the heating and cooling processes. In addition to supplying packaged boiler plant for the start-up process, the …

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Ciat tour reaches the UK

06 May 2017

UK: Air conditioning manufacturer Ciat’s international roadshow tour of 70 cities in 20 countries comes to the UK this …

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IoR free guide to pipework routing

06 May 2017

UK: The IOR service engineers’ section has produced a guide to copper pipework support and routing … provides guidance on pipework support methods for copper pipework designed to contain refrigerant in air conditioning, heat pump or refrigeration applications.   Before any components are fitted into a system, it is …

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$57m investment in Arçelik-LG factory

05 May 2017

Turkish white-goods maker Arçelik and Korean air conditioning manufacturer LG are to invest a further $57m in their joint venture factory in Kocaeli, near Istanbul. …

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ebm-papst receives design and marketing awards for AxiBlade

04 May 2017

March 28 2017 – United Kingdom.  The AxiBlade axial fan from ebm-papst has received the 2017 iF Design … AxiBlade especially for use in evaporators, condensers or heat exchangers that are integrated into ventilation, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems. Thanks to their modular concept and GreenTech EC technology, the fans function with an … many industries, including ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, household appliances, heating, automobiles and drive engineering.

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Award for Special Design

04 May 2017

April 28 2017 – United Kingdom.  The RadiPac centrifugal fans from ebm-papst have received a "Special … extensively revised the centrifugal fans in the RadiPac product range designed especially for use in air conditioning and ambient air devices. The frame for the motor and impeller now has a tubular construction with … Fans and motors from the global market leader can be found in many industries, including ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, household appliances, heating, automobiles and drive engineering.

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Comserve Awarded three-year contract with Leading Food Manufacturing Company

04 May 2017

Comserve, part of leading independent facilities services company Incentive FM Group, has won a three- … Albans.  

Under the terms of the agreement, Comserve will be providing vital M&E, HVAC and compliance and statutory support to help Premier Foods maintain exceptional health and safety …

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Cordant Projects delivers mechanical services at new flagship restaurant

04 May 2017

Cordant Projects, part of Cordant Services, has played a key role in the construction of one of … An in-house team of specialists installed the heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing and sanitary systems across the whole premises, including both front and back of house. …

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Loktracer Leak Detection

04 May 2017

LOKTRACE REVOLUTIONISES LEAK DETECTION As the law changes and the focus on the F gas regulations intensifies Vulkan Industries Ltd have taken leak detection to the next level. The …

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TF Solutions has been bought by the Travis Perkins Group.

04 May 2017

TF Solutions has been bought by the Travis Perkins Group. Operating within the BSS part of the Contract Merchanting Division, TF Solutions bring a hugely successful air conditioning and refrigeration business to the portfolio of BSS which already covers a wide range of sectors supporting contractors with specialist pipeline, heating and mechanical services equipment. Andrew Cherrill has been confirmed as the new managing director … Solutions range will enhance BSS’s product offering and support us to offer a one stop shop for our HVAC customers.” Andy Cherrill said: TF Solutions, established in 2001 and a winner of the 2017 ACR News …

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Wieland buys US tube company Wolverine

03 May 2017

GERMANY/USA: German copper tube manufacturer Wieland-Werke has bought US manufacturer Wolverine Tube. … Both Wieland and Wolverine are major suppliers to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. . “With this takeover, we are pursuing our strategy of further expanding …

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Airedale offers coil treatment

03 May 2017

UK: Airedale International has added long-lasting anti-corrosion treatment for HVAC heat exchangers to its after-sales service offering. Corrosion treatment is designed to maximise the efficiency and performance of air conditioning systems and components such as heat exchangers, evaporator coils, condenser coils in external chillers, …

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Aspen buys French distributor Salina

03 May 2017

UK/FRANCE: Condensate pump manufacturer Aspen Pumps has completed the acquisition of its French … A leading French distributor of air conditioning and refrigeration ancillaries, the acquisition extends Aspen’s global footprint, adding an administrative …

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TF Solutions acquired by Travis Perkins

03 May 2017

UK: Air conditioning and refrigeration distributor TF Solutions has been acquired by builders’ merchant group Travis … confirmed as the new MD, the business now becomes part of BSS, Travis Perkin’s specialist pipeline, heating and mechanical services equipment business. Established in 2001, TF Solutions achieved a turnover … , of which BSS is a part, commented: “TF Solutions have an extremely strong identity within the air conditioning and refrigeration market which perfectly complements those in which BSS already operates. In terms … Solutions range will enhance BSS’s product offering and support us to offer a one-stop shop for our HVAC customers.”

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GE may move PTAC production

03 May 2017

USA: GE Appliances (GEA) is looking to move its Zoneline air conditioning production from its Loiusville, Kentucky, facility to an alternate GEA site in the US. The move …

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Toshiba takes system records online

02 May 2017

UK: Toshiba has developed a new online commissioning and warranty system which it believes will revolutionise the management of air conditioning warranty claims. According to Toshiba, which led the industry with the first seven-year warranty, … It also gives end users instant access to key F-gas charge data for plant and equipment on their estates, centralising record keeping and assisting …

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Refrigeration students compete for place in SkillFridge final

02 May 2017

Five refrigeration and air conditioning students from Eastleigh College recently went head–to-head to compete for a spot at the SkillFridge … WorldSkills success at Eastleigh College, or to find out more information on their Refrigeration and Air Conditioning courses, please visit www.eastleigh.ac.uk

Stephen is pictured above with the judges.

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Associations a vital link post-Brexit

02 May 2017

Graham Wright: “staying abreast of developments in legislation across the EU will be very important … Referring to a range of regulations including F-gas, energy labelling and ecodesign, he said: “Regulations are not always greeted enthusiastically by …

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