JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced what it claims is the first small residential air conditioning system using lower GWP refrigerant R454C.
BELGIUM: The refrigerant manufacturers and suppliers have welcomed the recent report by environmental group the EIA for raising awareness of the issue of illegal HFC imports into the EU.
UAE: Danfoss has recognised the actions of authorities in the Middle East after a series of large-scale raids are said to have netted thousands of counterfeit products.
SWEDEN: Refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler reports a net sales increase of 32% to SEK3,434m (€328m) in the first quarter, compared to the same period last year.
USA: The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Institute (AHRTI), is to receive $2m from the US Department of Energy to fund research on low GWP refrigerants.
UK: The Institute of Refrigeration’s Breakfast Briefing moves to Yorkshire next month with a talk on refrigerant leak detection leading the agenda.
DENMARK: Danfoss has approved its DSH scroll compressor range for use with R454B and R452B refrigerants, the lower GWP alternatives to R410A.
GERMANY: Engie Refrigeration’s CO2 heat pump is to play its part in a ground-breaking EU pilot programme on heat recovery.