World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom


Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology


General articles, applications and industry analysis

EC leaves it late to replace R22 chillers

28290676_sBELGIUM: The European Commission may set the rules but at least one of its operations is still to come to terms with the phase out of R22.

The Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), one of seven institutes of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), a directorate-general of the European Commission (EC) is looking to replace R22 chillers at its facility in Geel, Belgium.

The IRMM is responsible for the production and dissemination of quality assurance tools and promotes a common and reliable European measurement system in support of European Union policies. The IRMM  covers a wide range of measurement problems from food safety to environmental pollution.

The work which is out for tender until January 6 calls for the dismantling and disposal of the existing R22 chillers and their replacement with two water-cooled and two air-cooled chillers, connecting them to the existing HVAC circuits and the building management system.

Further details of the contract can be found here

Latest News

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.
25th February 2024

Boosting EV range with microwave energy

UK: Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working on an energy storage system which couples a chemical heat pump with microwave energy to produce heating or cooling on demand.
25th February 2024

Home heat pump install for newly-trained engineers

UK: A UK charity is proposing to give newly trained heat pump installers an air-source heat pump to install in their own home.
23rd February 2024

Hoshizaki acquires 25% stake in Fogel

PANAMA: Japanese refrigeration equipment manufacturer Hoshizaki has acquired a 25% stake in Fogel Company Inc, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment based in Republic of Panama, for US$28m.