The shortlist for the 2019 RAC and Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) National Student of the Year award has now been unveiled with ten people competing for the overall prize.
Academics and specialists will look at new approaches for sustainable cooling solutions and policy that will fully or partially make use of solar power in ‘sun-rich’ countries
Honeywell says it is collaborating with controls and components manufacturer Sanhua to commercialise its non-flammable HFO R466A. The product is marketed as Solstice N41.
AREA has unveiled new guidance that introduces key features of the EN378 standard.
A new Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report for parliament has called for the urgent publication of a clear strategy to tackle overheating in both new and existing properties.
Efforts to eliminate HCFC use and reduce industry reliance on HFC refrigerant in line with the Montreal Protocol offers a significant opportunity to broaden workplace diversity in refrigeration and air conditioning, according to the UN.
The August edition of RAC Magazine considers how the cooling sector is facing up to these pressures by looking at new approaches to technology, controls and data-led systems that are coming to market.
Open deck technology specialist Applied Design & Engineering has weighed into the debate on doors on fridges, in the wake of the petition currently before the UK Parliament.
My editor’s comment from back in 2014 makes interesting reading, in the light of the current debate…
The Institute of Refrigeration has selected Graeme Fox and Mike Creamer as its two candidates for election as President-Elect.
The London Refrigeration Society has published its 2019-2020 programme, as the society, now more than half a century old, seeks to keep members informed of developments in cooling and to grow its numbers.
Internet suppliers who don’t ask for F-Gas documentation and arrangements for certification in the event of a No Deal Brexit are among the hot topics to be discussed by a high-profile line-up of experts, including perhaps the industry’s premier experts on the subject, Graeme Fox of Refcom and refrigerant policy consultant Ray Gluckman.
Excitement is building for the biggest night out for the cooling sector, with the Cooling Awards now just eight weeks away.
Cooling firms in Ireland have been warned that their UK-awarded certificates for F-Gas and ODS will not apply after October 31 if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.
A petition calling on the government to put doors on open cabinets has received a cool response from BEIS. The petition from a member of the public, Jonathan Golding, passed the 20,000 signature mark. This response amount triggers a response from government.
The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has partnered with the British Refrigeration Association (BRA) to revise the second part of its Guide to Good Commercial Refrigeration Practice with a focus on safety and environmental considerations.
Tesco is joining forces with Aerofoil Energy to both install Aerofoil shelf-edges and the technology company’s new Vortex-enhanced cabinets. The Vortex technology in the retailer’s new-build cases is claimed to deliver energy and carbon emissions savings to rival that of glass doored cases.
Preventing the use of illegal refrigerant and its potential implications for safety and operational performance are the focus of a new report from several key European cooling associations.
The EIA campaign group said it hopes to see the UK take an even stricter approach to curbing use of certain HFC refrigerant in the next few years over current F-Gas requirements.
FETA has appointed current British Refrigeration Association (BRA) president Mark Woods as its new chairman in a move expected to build on the group’s ongoing work to address environmental and Brexit concerns.
Ambitions at both a national and EU level to realise fully decarbonised buildings over the next three decades have come under fire from the HVACR industry for a lack of clear political action and consensus.
With the first World Refrigeration Day in June seeking to build greater awareness of the pressing challenges facing the cooling sector, July’s RAC Magazine looks at how industry is looking to embrace a need for alternative refrigerants and better overall compliance with EU F-Gas legislation.
The influential independent government advisory group the Committee on Climate Change has slammed the government for delaying publishing a route map for ’restricting the use of F-gases to the very limited uses where there are currently no viable alternatives.’
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee is to examine how the UK government’s estate is capable of meeting recent national commitments to be net zero by 2050.
The shortlist for the 2019 RAC Cooling Industry Awards has been unveiled with face to face judging set to commence in the coming weeks.
The Toshiba Carrier joint venture has announced the launch of a specially designed module for its 3-pipe VRF air conditioning technology that allows for water to be heated up to 82 deg C.
Community ‘cooling hubs’ that would address a range of needs, such as protecting food supplies, students and medicines from high temperatures, are to be trialled in India as part of a collaboration with clean cold academics.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has demanded greater powers for city authorities to set stricter carbon standards for its buildings as part of calls for stronger government intervention on climate change.
A joint global initiative between the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the UN Environment Programme has launched this week to support a range of developing nations to move to alternative refrigerant.
Expanded educational programmes covering some core fundamentals of cooling science and efforts to play up a range of sustainable innovations are some of the ways industry is celebrating the first ‘World Refrigeration Day’.
Enacting small behavioural changes in the use of cooling systems and other building services functions is the focus of a new campaign to curb energy needs in buildings.
Jacinta Caden and Lisa-Jayne Cook named in prestigious annual list
Editor of RAC for over 30 years cemented the reputation of the magazine as the leading title for the industry
Special achievement award to celebrate the spirt of World Refrigeration Day
Mexichem aims to support the work of European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) in raising awareness around the illegal trade of refrigerant across the EU.
Waitrose is set to reduce energy use in its stores by more than 40 per cent, after introducing new technology from Wirth Research in all its new open-fronted fridge cabinets.
Theresa May will use one of her last acts as acting prime minister to commit the UK to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 amidst growing industry pressure for stricter climate change targets.
Wide range of logos in national languages underlines the international nature of the celebration on June 26
Retailer offers access to industry on June 26 to see new frozen food depot and CO2 store
Maori version of World Refrigeration Day logo just released, Zulu version to be launched shortly
The latest edition of RAC Magazine coincides with the inaugural World Refrigeration Day that takes place on June 26
A new UK building safety regulator and the introduction of stronger sanctions on bad practice are among key proposals of a major new government consultation on construction.
Annual RAC discussion event to be held in October this year to acommodate latest industry developments
IOR’s network, bringing academics and professionals together, will discuss harnessing of renewable sources for heating and cooling
The Danish Bitzer subsidiary Lodam Electronics has been integrated into the Bitzer umbrella brand as of 4 June and its name has been changed to Bitzer Electronics. The refrigeration giant says this step anchors the electronics expertise at Bitzer more firmly and strengthens its market position of the specialist for the long term.
Flame-free jointing companies settle patent design dispute without admission of liability or infringement
Next year’s Rankine 2020 Conference is expected to be the first international event that will consider the combined disciplines of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps (RACHP).
Reforming skills training and poor payment practices remain pressing concerns for the building services sector despite some optimism around the industry’s fortunes in 2019, new research has found.
Australian retailer Woolworths is to let the general public visit some of its plant rooms as part of its celebrations for World Refrigeration Day on June 26.
Multiple issues concerning the illegal manufacture and use of the ozone depleting substance R11 in China remain unresolved, despite government claims that it would end the practice.