Manufacturers’ body publishes safe handling guidance for use of flammables in compression refrigeration circuits
This year’s 2019 RAC Cooling Industry Awards saw a host of innovations and initiatives being recognised by our judges, such as a retail project by Aldi to limit greenhouse gas emissions from its estate and AI solutions that can control and predict thermal behaviour in buildings.
Bitzer has signed a five-year collaboration agreement with shipbuilding specialist Fassmer which will see the two companies develop natural refrigeration systems based on carbon dioxide and Rankine Cycle technology, with organic rankine cycle systems providing energy from waste refrigeration heat.
Climalife has announced a new safety campaign for refrigeration engineers outlining basic handling tips during their work.
BESA president John Norfolk has said specialists working across the HVACR sector are facing a “perfect storm” of political and economic challenges moving into 2020 and beyond.
A predicted tripling of heat-related deaths in the UK over the next 30 years will require a drastic rethink of overheating in buildings and cooling provision in urban areas, a parliamentary select committee has warned.
Challenges posed by changes to product labelling that will impact refrigerants, as well as upheaval facing the cooling sector due to climate change, will be among key topics at the upcoming BESA National Conference.
Mitsubishi Electric has said that lower flammability R32 refrigerant will remain a vital solution to help industry curb its environmental footprint up until at least the late 2020s. The appeal of the gas as a readily available lower GWP solution could also then be further extended beyond the next decade in a blended form, the manufacturer has claimed.
The government has announced it will be delaying the introduction of a new process for receiving VAT payments by twelve months following concerns from the construction sector about introducing the changes.
The Women in RACHP Network has launched a survey intended to determine how the cooling sector can be made more attractive as a prospective career for women.