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  • Chris bailie

    The boy from Brazil

    Chris Bailie has recently returned triumphant from Brazil, having secured 
silver at the World Skills global competition, ranking him second in the world

  • leak testing

    Reducing leakage

    As the HFC phase-down starts to bite, the Institute is relaunching its successful anti-leakage campaign REAL Zero. Secretary Miriam Rodway reports

  • engineer

    Poor records ‘could risk legal action’

    F-Gas compliance standards on many commercial refrigeration and air conditioning sites are falling short of mandatory requirements. RAC reports

  • legionaires

    Legionella: a quick guide

    The airborne bacteria is something that everyone who works in building services should be aware of, whatever their position, as Tony Ellerker reminds us

  • World Skills

    Skills for the future

    There are a significant number of benefits the Institute can offer technicians as they work through their apprenticeships. Miriam Rodway reports

  • F Gas panel 2015

    Make plans on F-Gas – or pay the cost

    RAC’s F-Gas Question Time saw a strong consensus that planning needs to start now on moving away from higher-GWP gases such as R404A

  • area

    Launch pad

    Competence on low-GWP refrigerants has long been a priority for contractors’ association AREA, culminating in the recent launch of the REAL Alternatives project, says Olivier Janin

  • brazing welding safeflame

    Safer flame

    A three-year EU-funded project to develop safer brazing has not yet led to the commercial breakthrough the refrigeration and air conditioning industry was hoping for, but the dream is not over, says Bob Towse

  • carrier co2 facility

    Going live

    Carrier’s new CO2 training facility is designed to reproduce a live store environment to give its engineers an authentic field-based experience. Julian Milnes reports

  • cool science

    Planning for the future

    Newly launched youth engagement project Cool Science wowed thousands of young people at the Big Bang Fair by promoting the industry to the next generation, says Chris Vallis

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