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.
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.