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Dr Chris Seeton joins Koura

USA: Refrigerant manufacturer Koura has appointed Dr Chris Seeton as applications director to lead the company’s global transition to low GWP refrigerants.

Dr Seeton joins Koura from Shrieve Chemical where he was global director of  technology. During his time at Shrieve, he developed lubricant technology for HFO refrigerants.

Prior to joining Shrieve, he spent six years at Honeywell, latterly as global technology leader for the development and global implementation of HFO1234yf. 

Among his industry-wide roles, Dr Seeton served as the ASHRAE refrigeration committee chairman from 2014-2015 and is the current chairman of the SAE Interior Climate Control Fluids Committee. He is the leading global expert in the determination of refrigerant-lubricant mixture thermophysical properties including viscosity, heat capacity, solubility and miscibility and their effects on working systems, including compressor operation.

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27th February 2024

European heat pump sales down 5% in 2023

EUROPE: After a decade of increases, heat pump sales in Europe fell by around 5% in 2023 – and market analysts are expecting this downward trend to continue this year.
26th February 2024

Modine buys Canadian AHU manufacturer

USA/CANADA: Modine has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Canadian air handling unit manufacturer Scott Springfield Manufacturing. 
26th February 2024

Stulz partners on immersion cooling

GERMANY/NETHERLANDS: Stulz Modular, the data centre design, build and maintenance services provider, is cooperating with Dutch immersion cooling specialist Asperitas in the field of liquid cooling.
26th February 2024

Brian Streatfield 1936-2024

UK: Brian Streatfield, a man who was instrumental in the formation of Carrier in the UK during the 1970s, died at the weekend. He was 87.
25th February 2024

Safety is vital in global F-gas transition

UK: Institute of Refrigeration president Graeme Fox has warned of the real-world issues that the “rapid transition” to “natural” refrigerants poses for developing countries.
25th February 2024

Terrie Lamb wins lifetime achievement award

UK: Terrie Lamb of Cimetrics was recognised for 25 years of dedication to the RACHP sector in a night of awards at Thursday night’s annual Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) dinner.