Posts filed under: World News

Six months prison for illegal R22 sale

SPAIN: A former company owner in Spain has been sentenced to six months in prison after offering the HCFC refrigerant R22 for sale on the internet....

Carrier expands PTAC recall

USA: Carrier has expanded the recall of certain models of packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps to more than 500,000....

First in India with R1234ze chiller

INDIA: Kirloskar, the Pune-based chiller manufacturer, is the first company in India to announce the use of low GWP refrigerant R1234ze(E)....

Verkempynck becomes LG sales VP

FRANCE: Peter Verkempynck, former md of Daikin UK, has joined LG Electronics as HVACR sales vice president Europe....

Carrier signs IoT deal with AT&T

USA: Carrier has added AT&T wireless connectivity on its air conditioning chillers....

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....

AHR Expo breaks all records

USA: This year’s AHR Expo has been confirmed as the best attended event in the exhibition’s 85-year history....