UK: Global sales of air conditioners rose to 141 million units last year, valuing the market at US$103bn, according to the most recent figures from BSRIA.
UK: Manchester-based contractor Coolair Equipment has donated new air conditioning systems to a local charity for disadvantaged youngsters.
Francesco Nalini: favourable performance in all areas ITALY: Carel reports consolidated revenues of €80.10m, up 19.5% compared to the first quarter of 2018.
USA: Ebm-Papst has announced plans for a plant in Tennessee to produce fans for the refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation sectors.
USA: ASHRAE has launched a webpage dedicated to refrigeration and the advancement of its technology and application.
USA: Sealed Unit Parts Co (SUPCO), the US supplier of spare parts, has become a national master distributor for Kulthorn aftermarket air conditioning and refrigeration compressors and condensing units.
JAPAN: Daikin hopes to introduce a low GWP refrigerant replacement for the current R32 in air conditioners in 2023.
USA: A former Sporlan refrigeration valve plant in Washington, Missouri, has been added to the Superfund programme’s National Priorities List (NPL) of hazardous waste sites.
GERMANY/SOUTH AFRICA: Torsten Steinborn has been appointed MD of Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau (SA) Pty and Bitzer Nigeria Ltd.
USA: The AHRI’s research arm is to assess refrigerant sensor and refrigerant detector performance requirements for flammable refrigerants.