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Climate Center is now stocking R448A, the industry’s leading alternative to R404A, in every branch.

06 June 2017

The company has invested heavily to respond quickly and effectively ahead of the upcoming changes to the F-Gas Regulations, by ensuring the lower GWP R448A refrigerant is readily available for customers in all … The merchant was also the first to stock R32 for air conditioning contractors Nationwide as air conditioning started to move towards this new refrigerant last year. …

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Worthington eyes European expansion

03 June 2017

USA: Worthington Industries is looking to expand its refrigerant cylinder business in Europe following … It also has a subsidiary company in Portugal – Amtrol Alfa – producing refrigerant and heating cylinders for the European market. As well as adding well water and expansion tanks to Worthington’ …

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Arkema files new complaint over R1234yf

02 June 2017

FRANCE: Refrigerant manufacturer Arkema has complained to the European Commission claiming Honeywell is abusing its dominant position in the use of R1234yf in car air conditioning systems. Arkema, which has had a history of disputes over R1234yf, says it is convinced of compelling …

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RAC magazine bought by Metropolis

02 June 2017

, the UK’s longest established air conditioning and refrigeration magazine, has been acquired along with 10 other former Emap titles by Metropolis … The purchase includes RAC’s annual Cooling Awards and Question Time events, as well as the H&V News Awards. Having fallen from its former market- …

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Carrier Rental stocks for the summer

02 June 2017

Carrier Rental Systems has invested in a new fleet of 400 high-performance portable air conditioning units to meet anticipated summer demand. The electronically-controlled ACU 3.5kW units, which replace its previous KY32 cooling units, are now available for immediate hire across the UK and Ireland. The company has also invested …

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Ciat adds Access to Floway range

02 June 2017

EUROPE: Ciat’s Floway Access is a new single block compact air handling unit that’s fully compliant … Ventilation and heat exchange ensure indoor air quality at minimum cost, from 300 to 2,600m Finally, the Floway … Floway Vertical combines heat exchange and ventilation for optimum comfort with airflows from 300 to 2,600m Floway is designed to provide plug-and-play …

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Errecom focuses on condenser cleaners: a wide range of products for every need

01 June 2017

Last week Errecom focused on the issue of A/C indoor units cleaning, offering a number of highly … Last but not least, an air conditioning system properly treated guarantees better performance and less impact in terms of cost and power …

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Carrier Rental Systems invests in new fleet of portable AC units

01 June 2017

Carrier Rental Systems, one of the UK’s leading temporary cooling and heating specialists, has invested in a new fleet of 400 high-performance portable air conditioning units to meet summer demand. Detailed testing and evaluation was carried out to identify the most …

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June 2017 issue of RAC available online

01 June 2017

More on latest F-Gas situation, together with market and technology news

The June digital issue of RAC is availlable …

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Spin tool for rapid flaring and swaging

31 May 2017

UK: The Spin drill bit that enables tube flaring and swaging to be carried out in seconds is now available in the UK through The innovative technology is designed for the most common diameters of HVAC tubing: 1/4in, 3/8in and 1/2in with wall thickness up to 0.8mm and 1.0mm for 5/8in. The drill bits …

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Axair fan is ATEX and IP68

31 May 2017

said to be suitable for a range of applications including commercial refrigeration, electronic cooling, enclosure cooling, etc. “Following the launch of Axair Refrigeration, our focus has been on delivering …

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Golf sponsorship drives awareness

31 May 2017

UK: Mitsubishi Electric is again sponsoring the BMW PGA Championship, Europe’s flagship golfing … As the official cooling and heating partner of the event, Mitsubishi Electric Europe and its customers have been enjoying the fantastic …

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Daikin announces more R32 courses

31 May 2017

UK: Daikin UK has released dates and details for its next round of R32 training courses. The course, … This includes an update on the F-gas regulations, an understanding of the properties of R32, relevant safety precautions, its safe handling, …

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Airedale hosts supply chain students

31 May 2017

UK: Airedale International Air Conditioning recently played host to MSc supply chain management and logistics students from Leeds Beckett …

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Gel-Clear a two-times winner

31 May 2017

Gel-Clear director Paurick Gaughan and account manager Krystal Maitz with the HIVE Innovation Award … Named Refrigeration Product of the Year at last year’s Cooling Industry Awards, Gel-Clear has now added an Innovation Award from the 2017 Hive Blackburn and Darwen …

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Daikin to launch R1234ze chillers

31 May 2017

Daikin chillers optimised for R1234ze will be offered in addition to existing R134a chillers later … VRV – 18 May 2016 UK: Daikin says the “mildly flammable” refrigerant R32 will be used in its VRV air conditioning systems in the future. Read more…

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Daikin Applied signs up to London show

31 May 2017

UK: Daikin Applied UK has booked the largest stand at next year’s HVAC & Refrigeration Show in London. The chiller and ahu manufacturer joins Fujitsu and Toshiba as the …

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Legionella DNA in 84% of US cooling towers

31 May 2017

USA: With the rate of legionnaires’ disease in the US said to have risen nearly fourfold between 2000 and 2014, a new study has found legionella DNA in 84% of cooling towers tested. The study by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … Cooling towers were the source of a large outbreak in New York City’s South Bronx in 2015 in which 138 people …

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Tesco signs up with Honeywell to convert 1200 stores away from R404A refrigerant

30 May 2017

Three year programme will see supermarket convert to R448A, branded Solstice N40

Honeywell has … 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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Mitsubishi Electric sponsors BMW PGA Championship for the fourth year running

30 May 2017

Mitsubishi Electric and its customers have been enjoying the weather at the BMW PGA Championship, … The company is the official Cooling and Heating partner of the tournament and Mitsubishi Electric Europe and key customers also took part in the …

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Airedale supplies students with a best practice manufacturing seminar

30 May 2017

Ten MSc Supply Chain Management & Logistics students from Leeds Beckett University made the short trip to visit cooling specialist Airedale International Air Conditioning on Wednesday 24 May for a best practice manufacturing seminar.

The Masters students attended the …

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The role of comfort in a modern and innovative building

30 May 2017

( live-PR.com ) - Rome Convention Centre Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems, through its brand Climaveneta has supplied the HVAC units for the new Rome Convention Centre air conditioning. Formally inaugurated last October, the building "has been designed with the aim of transforming … The HVAC system To this end the central air-conditioning system, which is based on variable-flow units, allows the system to optimize the energy consumption …

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ebm-papst launches compact energy saving fans with diagonal impeller fan for use in the rear walls of refrigerated display cases

26 May 2017

Fans in refrigerated and deep-freeze cabinets are operated almost continuously, so they offer especially … The EC motor’s minimal self-heating results in further energy savings. Its expected lifetime is more than 40,000 hours, which corresponds …

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International conference to focus on HFOs

25 May 2017

UK: The application of HFO refrigerants will be the subject of an IIR International Conference in … Against a background of HFC phase-down under the European F-gas regulations and the more recent global phase down agreement under the Montreal Protocol, the conference …

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BSRIA Global Air conditioning study shows contraction in 2016

25 May 2017

BSRIA’s recently published market intelligence study on the global air conditioning (AC) market shows that contraction slowed down in 2016 compared to the previous two years.

The … Increasingly, ventilation products are being installed with VRF systems, so that VRFs are able to compete better with chiller …

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