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LFB calls for end to “dangerous” fridges

UK: The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned that new safety proposals designed to reduce the risk of potentially deadly fridge and freezer fires, have a “gaping hole” in them....

Wolseley and Walter Meier in Swiss merger

SWITZERLAND: Wolseley has signed an agreement to merge Tobler, its Swiss plumbing and heating business, with Swiss HVAC distributor Walter Meier AG....

MHI extends R1234ze(E) chiller range

JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has extended its range of chillers running on new low GWP refrigerant R1234ze(E) to cover capacities from 150 to 5,000TR....

HRP turnaround boosts Beijer Ref

SWEDEN: Contributions from the newly acquired UK wholesaler HRP and New Zealand company Realcold boosted Beijer Ref net sales by 8.5% in Q4 of 2016....

Air conditioning faces flammable future

USA: A search of more than 60 million chemicals to find a replacement for R410A in air conditioning systems has found just 27 suitably-efficient fluids – but all are at least slightly flammable....

Manufacturers seek ambitious EU strategy

BELGIUM: Eurovent and the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) are co-signees of a declaration by 92 sectoral associations calling on the EU to implement an ambitious industrial strategy....

Trane installs first R1233zd chiller in US

USA:  The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) has become the first establishment in the USA to install a Trane chiller using the new refrigerant R1233zd(E)....

Mitsubishi announces European R32 launch

EUROPE: Mitsubishi Electric has announced the introduction of its first R32 air conditioners into Europe.  ...

Ingersoll-Rand to acquire Thermocold

IRELAND: Ingersoll-Rand, owners of HVAC manufacturer Trane, is set to acquire Italian manufacturer Thermocold....

SCM Frigo behind Chile’s first CO2 plant

CHILE: Beijer Ref’s Italian manufacturing subsidiary SCM Frigo has supplied the equipment for Chile’s first ever transcritical CO2 supermarket refrigeration system....