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IOR signs agreement with AIRAH Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:59:10 GMT
AIRAH president Ian Harwood, left, and IOR president Kevin Glass The Institute of Refrigeration has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH).The groups say the move will provide the members of AIRAH and IOR access to each other’s considerable banks of technical resources, foster global collaboration on research projects, and provide shared [...]

Aerofoil demand goes global with SSP Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:25:02 GMT
Global travel retailer SSP Group is the latest customer to choose the Formula One-inspired Aerofoil for its chilled food cabinets.Following last week's announcement that Marks & Spencer had joined ASDA and Sainsbury's, among others, adopting the Aerofoil, this is another major contract award for UK technology comopany Aerofoil Energy. ​SSP operates an extensive portfoli [...]

Aqua secures data centre deal Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:20:23 GMT
Hampshire-based temperature control specialist Aqua Group has been named as a strategic partner to PVD Modular in a deal which will see at least seven off-the-grid data centres built across Norway and Finland. Aqua will join the engineering teams designing the full heat transfer process of each facility.  Each data centre will be a minimum 250MW in capacity, will use a combination of alternativ [...]

Epta UK's appetite for growth Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:38:26 GMT
Epta UK is at the Foodservice and Professional Kitchen Show in Birmingham (Jan 22-23) as it continues to build its presence in the food and beverage market with integral refrigeration for front and back of house.The Epta UK stand features the New York vending machine for the sale of packaged ice cream and a range of chilled display cabinets for food and beverages. The units offer maximum personalisation, thanks to the digital prin [...]

Fujitsu BDM for Midlands Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:14:33 GMT
Fujitsu has appointed Lee Bell as area business development manager in the Midlands. Lee has extensive air conditioning industry knowledge, having worked in the HVAC sector for over 25 years. Reporting to Stuart Eagleton, he will be responsible for developing new direct business for Fujitsu with installers, consultants and end users throughout Nottingham, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and the West Midlands. [...]

Precision Refrigeration helps bring Mana to Manchester Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:16:00 +0000

Within weeks of opening, Mana in Manchester has been hailed as one of the city’s finest restaurants. Set in a modern building with stunning architectural design features, including a curved glass wall and an open plan kitchen, it showcases a tasting ...

DiversiTech acquires Stride Tool Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:04:00 +0000

DiversiTech has acquired Ohio-based Stride Tool, a global original equipment manufacturer of American-made speciality hand tools known for their proven durability....

HND Interior Design students win trip to Clivet factory Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:52:00 +0000

Fife College students Susan Crombie and Mercedes DeQuer have won a trip to Italy to visit the Clivet factory and learn more about heat pump systems....

SEC Group backs new Bill on project bank accounts Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:27:00 +0000

Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has proposed a Ten Minute Rule Bill calling for payments on government and public authority contracts to be made through a project bank account system. The Bill is fully supported by the Specialist ...

Condair makes senior sales apppointment Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:48:00 +0000

Humidification specialist Condair has appointed Tony Fleming as its head of sales cluster for Northern Europe....

Ian Ramsay RIP Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:39:33 +0000

UK: Ian Ramsay, developer of the indispensable Micro-pipe and Micro-calc refrigeration software, passed away on Monday after a short illness. He was 74. A Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration, Ian’s career in refrigeration spanned more than 50 years, after starting his career as precision tool maker. Ian began his refrigeration industry career at Toomey’s …

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Ammonia and CO2 refrigeration in spotlight Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:53:50 +0000

MACEDONIA: Over 50 papers have been submitted for the next CO2 and Ammonia Refrigeration Technologies conference taking place in Ohrid, Macedonia, in April. This biennial conference will feature presentations from experts from across the world discussing the very latest in CO2 and ammonia refrigeration systems. Topics cover system design, new innovative components, energy efficiency, applications, …

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GEA adds six-cylinder HG66e Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:19:30 +0000

GERMANY: GEA has introduced a new six-cylinder version of its HG66e semi-hermetic refrigeration and air conditioning compressor. With the HG66e series, four sizes cover the range from 116.5 to 180m³/h displacement (at 50Hz).  The new HG66e series replaces the previous 4- and 6-cylinder series HG6 and HG7 models. GEA now offers seven model sizes with …

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Kelvion PHE for high pressure applications Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:20:12 +0000

GERMANY: Kelvion’s new NP150X plate heat exchanger has been specially designed for district cooling stations, cold supply to high-rise buildings or data centre cooling applications. These applications require peak performance in terms of heat transfer whilst withstanding high system pressure, demands which are said to be met by the extremely shallow plate gap and smaller pitch …

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Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The European Commission today published a status update on the allocation of allowances from the New Entrants' Reserve 2013 – 2020.

ETS Auctioning Regulation amendment: auctions on renewed opt-out platform for Germany to resume soon Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The amendment to the ETS Auctioning Regulation re-listing Germany’s opt-out auction platform entered into force on 5 January.

Global HFC phasedown starts – the EU already below its first limit Tue, 01 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Today (1 January 2019) the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol enters into force. Both developed and developing countries have taken on mandatory commitments to reduce the global production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), harmful man-made greenhouses gases.

Commission decides on forthcoming suspension of UK-related processes in the Union Registry of the EU ETS and prepares for the implementation of a transitional period Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The Commission has decided to temporarily suspend processes related to the United Kingdom (UK) in the Union Registry and adopted an amendment to the EU ETS Registry Regulation to lift the marking of allowances issued by the UK during the transitional period in case of ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement.

EU phasedown of HFCs fully on track Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Companies have met the EU’s phasedown limit for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) for the third year in a row, a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows.

EU ratifies Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The European Union has today ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will bring about a global phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - powerful greenhouse gases.

European Union receives 2017 Ozone Award Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The European Union has received the 2017 Ozone Award for political leadership, for its role in the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

EU phasedown on track as fluorinated greenhouse gas use falls Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100

The production, import and export of fluorinated gases (F-gases) fell in the European Union last year, according to a new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. F-gases are mainly used in cooling and heating equipment. Since they have a high global warming potential, phasing down HFCs is critical to global efforts to fight climate change.

Commission announces new €3 million project to kick-start HFC action Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission will provide EUR 3 million for early action to replace climate-warming gases in Latin America and the Caribbean. EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete made the announcement today in Kigali, Rwanda, where he is participating in crucial negotiations for a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent greenhouse gases.

EU calling for ambitious HFC amendment under the Montreal Protocol Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:28:47 +0200

EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete's speech on tackling climate warming HFCs: