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    Toshiba launches user-friendly mini-BMS

    UK: Toshiba has launched a new mini-BMS system designed to be easy to operate by those not familiar with air conditioning.

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    Smart control has added convenience

    IRELAND: Danfoss has been involved in the first Smart convenience store in Ireland to provide improved energy efficiency through full-store control of refrigeration, lighting and HVAC.

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    Could Brexit disrupt HFC phase down?

    UK: Concerns have been raised regarding the phase-down of HFC refrigerants following the UK’s decision to quit the European Union.

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    Smartcool success at Israeli supermarket

    CANADA: A compressor optimisation technology offering energy savings of 15% to 20% per year is said to have achieved a 12-month payback for Israel’s largest supermarket chain.

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    HFO chiller cools Nottingham University

    UK: The joint developer of a chiller using Turbocor compressors and R1234ze has now applied the HFO refrigerant in a traditional reciprocating compressor-based chiller.

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Emerson to extend low GWP offering

USA: Emerson Climate Technologies is updating its Copeland compressor range in the light of the move to allow the wider use natural and alternative refrigerants.

28th July, 2016
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Leaders call for tougher energy targets

BELGIUM: The heads of leading RAC equipment manufacturers are amongst leaders of companies calling on the EC to set tougher binding energy efficiency targets.

26th July, 2016
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Ingersoll Rand backs R410A alternative DR-55

USA: Ingersoll Rand, manufacturers of Trane air conditioners, has endorsed the use of alternative refrigerant R452B (DR-55) as a lower GWP replacement for R410A.

26th July, 2016
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USITC seeks duties on blends not components

USA: The USITC has voted to impose anti-dumping duties on HFC refrigerant blends from China but not on their individual components.

26th July, 2016

UK News

28th July, 2016

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Bath student wins second SkillFridge heat

UK: Steven Monk, an air conditioning and refrigeration student from Bath College, has come out on top in the second SkillFridge regional heat in Bath this week.

23rd July, 2016

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Jack McDavid retires

UK: Jack McDavid, marketing and communications director at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has retired after nearly 30 years in the HVAC industry.

23rd July, 2016

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Samsung offers specifiers’ design guide

UK: Samsung Electronics has launched its 4th edition Specifiers Design Guide, a source of  useful air conditioning information for consultants and specifiers.

20th July, 2016

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HPA welcomes new department

UK: The government’s establishment of a new Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department has been welcomed by the Heat Pump Association (HPA).

World News

28th July, 2016

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Woman crushed at York ac plant

USA: A 37-year-old woman has died after reportedly being crushed at Johnson Controls’ York air conditioning plant in York, Pennsylvania.

28th July, 2016

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Emerson to extend low GWP offering

USA: Emerson Climate Technologies is updating its Copeland compressor range in the light of the move to allow the wider use natural and alternative refrigerants.

27th July, 2016

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Carrier sells 150th AquaEdge chiller to China

CHINA: Carrier has sold its 150th two-stage AquaEdge 19XR centrifugal chiller into China.

27th July, 2016

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Carel sales up over 12%

ITALY: Controls and humidification equipment manufacturer Carel has recorded sales of €203.5m in 2015, a 12.8% increase on the previous year.