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19 Nov 2017TÜV Nord expands test capabilities

GERMANY: Test house TÜV Nord has expanded its facilities to more than double its capacity for testing refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation equipment.

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19 Nov 2017Global HFC phase down becomes reality

CANADA: A flurry of countries ratifying the Kigali amendment this week has ensured that the global HFC phase down will come into force on...

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16 Nov 2017Pre-charged equipment FAQs

EUROPE: Contractors’ group AREA has produced a document explaining the legal responsibilities of those buying or selling pre-charged equipment under the European F-gas regulations.

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15 Nov 2017Panasonic CO2 refrigeration hits Europe

EUROPE: Panasonic looks set to move into the refrigeration market in Europe after launching a range of CO2 condensing units at last week’s Interclima...

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15 Nov 2017UK is first EU member to ratify Kigali

UK: The UK has become the first EU member state to fully ratify the Kigali Amendment to reduce HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

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14 Nov 2017Mexichem to sell R407H refrigerant

UK: Refrigerant manufacturer and supplier Mexichem has announced the availability of R407H, a lower GWP alternative to R404A, following a tie-up with Daikin.

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14 Nov 2017Modine closes Austria heat exchanger plant

AUSTRIA: US cooling and air conditioning manufacturer Modine is to close its Austrian heat exchanger factory, Modine Gailtal GmbH.

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12 Nov 2017LD outbreak shuts Disney cooling towers

USA: Two cooling towers at Disneyland, California, have been shut down after an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease in the city of Anaheim.

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11 Nov 2017Canada latest to ratify Kigali amendment

CANADA: Canada has become the latest country to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and joined the global phase down of HFCs.

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10 Nov 2017EPTA CEO named in entrepreneur awards

ITALY: Marco Nocivelli, CEO of commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturing group Epta, has been named an Italian Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017.

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10 Nov 2017$10,000 fine for ammonia leak

USA: The operator of a cold storage facility in Alaska has agreed a $10,008 penalty and $26,000 in improvements after an ammonia release in...

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8 Nov 2017ACCA opposes Energy Star reforms

USA: The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced its opposition to the draft US Energy Star Reform Act.

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