IoR updates REAL Zero material
REAL Zero is a series of resources, initiated in the UK by the Institute of Refrigeration to investigate the causes of and solutions to refrigerant leakage, against the background of the EU F-gas regulations. It brings together expertise across sectors, and EU Countries and provided practical guidance, tools and e-learning (REAL Skills).
The REAL Zero concepts were recently adapted into an e-learning programme for low GWP alternative refrigerants (carbon dioxide, ammonia, hydrocarbon and new low flammables HFOs and R32).
The updated REAL Zero e-learning programme is free for IoR members when it reopens later this month. Those who are interested can register here.
Latest news from the world of air conditioning and refrigeration
UK: A cascade refrigeration system twinning CO2 with the HFO refrigerant 1234ze has been named as Retail Energy Project of the Year in last week’s Energy Awards in London.
UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.
UK: Javac UK, the refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump supplier, has been named as Climate Centers’ Supplier of the Year for the second year running.
UK: Ruskin Air Management has been renamed Swegon Air Management following its acquisition by the Swedish manufacturer Swegon.
EUROPE: The European Commission has warned that the uptake of training in alternative refrigerants is too low to match the requirements of the F-gas phase down.
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Customs authorities in the Solomon Islands have reported their second seizure of the illegal CFC refrigerant R12 this year.
IRAN: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has established a subsidiary company in Iran.
USA: Seven local residents are reported to be suing Honeywell after a chemical leak at its Geismar, Louisiana, plant in August.