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17th March 2024

NZ professor brings fridge workshops to UK

UK: Don Cleland, a professor of process engineering at Massey University in New Zealand, is hosting a series of refrigeration workshops in London this summer.
16th March 2024

Tecumseh opens bespoke production line

FRANCE: Tecumseh has implemented a flexible manufacturing line at its factory in Cessieu, France, to provide bespoke condensing units for OEM customers.
15th March 2024

VFD drives with higher power ratings

UK: Invertek Drives has extended its range of Optidrive Coolvert variable frequency drives with two new compact frame sizes with higher power ratings.
14th March 2024

UK government delays CHMM scheme

UK: The UK government is proposing a year’s delay on the introduction of the Clean Heat Market Mechanism, one of its key tools to support the rollout of heat pumps. 
14th March 2024

Nexson Group acquires Thermowave

FRANCE: French heat exchanger manufacturer Nexson has acquired Thermowave, a sister company of German refrigeration equipment manufacturer Güntner and subsidiary of Vienna-based A-Heat AG.
14th March 2024

Copeland oil-free compressor uses new bearing technology

USA: Copeland has announced the release of its new oil-free centrifugal compressor with frictionless bearing technology for chiller applications.
13th March 2024

IoR adds 11 new Fellows

UK: The Institute of Refrigeration has announced the elevation of 11 existing members to Fellows in recognition of their technical expertise, leadership and contribution to…
13th March 2024

Ideal extends heat pump training south

UK: Ideal Heating is opening a heat pump training hub in the south of England as it continues its investment in UK training facilities.
13th March 2024

Lennox R32 rooftop adds flexibility and improves efficiency

ITALY: Lennox has launched Evio, an air-cooled rooftop unit utilising R32 refrigerant and providing great flexibility between airflow range and power capacity for a wide range of applications.
13th March 2024

Panasonic joins forces with controls firm Tado

GERMANY: Panasonic has joined forces with Tado, the Munich-based manufacturer of domestic thermostats and air conditioning controls to offer smart heat pump solutions to the European market.
13th March 2024

Panasonic takes propane heat pumps to new level

ITALY: Panasonic has announced larger versions of its Aquarea T-CAP M Series propane heat pump for use in multi-family dwellings or commercial buildings.
12th March 2024

EU parliament passes EPBD update

EUROPE: The European Parliament has voted in favour of the trilogue deal of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) which seeks to deliver a climate-neutral building stock by 2050.
12th March 2024

Siemens valve boosts heat pump efficiency

GERMANY: Siemens has revealed details of a new magnetic expansion valve designed specifically to increase efficiencies of chillers and heat pumps.
12th March 2024

AirJoule signs joint venture deal

USA: A new joint venture has been formed to manufacture and supply air conditioning and atmospheric water harvesting products in the Americas, Africa, and Australia.
12th March 2024

Aira introduces its own-brand heat pump

UK: Aira, the Swedish direct-to-consumer heat pump company, has announced the launch of its own-brand propane units in 6kW, 8kW and 12kW sizes. 
10th March 2024

Kelvion coolers support data centre sustainability

GERMANY: A new data centre in Frankfurt, due to open this summer, has sustainability at its heart, with the support of 20 dry coolers from Kelvion.
10th March 2024

Djibouti ratifies Kigali Amendment

DJIBOUTI: The Republic of Djibouti has become the 157th country to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
10th March 2024

Öztiryakiler now a Hoshizaki subsidiary

JAPAN/TURKEY: Following the acquisition of 51% of its shares, the Turkish food service equipment manufacturer Öztiryakiler has now become a subsidiary of Japanese manufacturer Hoshizaki.
10th March 2024

MEHITS air-source chiller for R1234ze or R513A

ITALY: The new MECH-iF air-source chillers from Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems (MEHITS) are available with R1234ze or R513A refrigerant and new screw compressor technology.
10th March 2024

Qvantum appoints Rosales as COO

SWEDEN: Swedish heat pump manufacturer Qvantum has appointed Federico Rosales, a former MD of Whirlpool Poland, as global COO. 
10th March 2024

RACHP topics on the menu

UK: The next free-to-attend Hampshire Refrigeration Society technical breakfast briefing will cover a range of topics of interest to the RACHP sector.
8th March 2024

HEVAC inaugurates World Humidity Control Day

UK: The HEVAC Association’s Humidity Control Group has announced March 12 as the inaugural World Humidity Control Day.
8th March 2024

Carrier R1234ze chillers for data centres

EUROPE: Carrier has launched a new range of R1234ze chillers with free cooling option for data centres.
7th March 2024

Commercial R32 air-to-water monoblocs

GERMANY: FläktGroup has launched the FGAH-AH series of R32 two-pipe monobloc heat pumps for commercial and industrial applications.
7th March 2024

Naples customs seize “military” HFC shipment

ITALY: Customs officers at the port of Napoli report the interception and seizure of 150 tons of HFC refrigerants.
7th March 2024

Chemours execs violated code of ethics

USA: Chemours claims that the members of its senior management placed on administrative leave last week violated its code of ethics and displayed a "lack of transparency" to the company’s board.
7th March 2024

Phil Ord joins Qvantum as UK CEO

UK: Phil Ord, former commercial product group director at Mitsubishi Electric, has been appointed CEO of Qvantum Energy Technology Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the Swedish heat pump manufacturer.