IoR updates REAL Zero material

realzero-logoUK: The IoR REAL Zero and REAL Skills materials have now been updated in line with the 2015 F-gas regulations.

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 News

7th December, 2016


Honeywell takes retail project award

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.

1st December, 2016


Stonegrove appoints Gowing

UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.

1st December, 2016


Javac achieves Climate Center double

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.

28th November, 2016


Ruskin renamed Swegon Air Management

UK: Ruskin Air Management has been renamed Swegon Air Management following its acquisition by the Swedish manufacturer Swegon.

World News

7th December, 2016


Lack of training threatens phase down

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.

6th December, 2016


R12 seized in the South Pacific

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Customs authorities in the Solomon Islands have reported their second seizure of the illegal CFC refrigerant R12 this year. 

5th December, 2016


Bitzer opens subsidiary in Iran

IRAN: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has established a subsidiary company in Iran.

4th December, 2016


Honeywell faces action over leak

USA: Seven local residents are reported to be suing Honeywell after a chemical leak at its Geismar, Louisiana, plant in August.

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