Issue : July 2010
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Essex County Council has created 30 new apprenticeships in the ventilation, refrigeration and heating industry.
A-Gas UK Ltd has hit out at the selling of its refrigerants on internet auction sites including Ebay, which, it claims, contravenes the distribution agreement with customers and could lead to safety issues.
Neil Afram, managing director of Space Air conditioning, has called on the industry to back the scrapping of the government’s SAP energy ratings for dwellings, claiming its “incapable of realistically representing current design practises or technological advancements.”
Danfoss has sold its Household Compressors business to German firm Aurelius for an undisclosed sum.
The Italian compressor manufacturer Frascold has signed up South London based LH plc to handle its warranty claims in the UK; the first of what the company says will be a total three representatives.
A high performance prototype heat pump, designed for cold climates, is set to be developed by Purdue University, with the resulting technology potentially halving heating bills.
A next-generation air conditioning system using magnetic refrigeration technology is set to be developed by Astronautics Corp of America, following the award of a $2.9m energy grant.
Refcom, the Register of Companies to Handle Refrigerants, has expanded and rebranded its enhanced voluntary scheme.
Specialist installer IMA Cooling Systems has won two prestigious CIBSE Young Engineers Network Champions Awards for 2010
This year’s Skill Fridge 2010 final apprentice winner is Stuart Miller from Shilliday Refrigeration in Northern Ireland.