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IOR to launch specialist air conditioning group

The Institute of Refrigeration has launched a new service for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry this month – the Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Institute.

This specialist group is being set up to offer independent technical information for individuals who install, service or maintains air conditioning and heat pump equipment.  

The ACHPI will provide a new way of accessing high quality and reliable information about technical topics specifically for the air conditioning sector. 

It brings together the technical expertise of manufacturers support services with the experience of the Institute of Refrigeration in providing practical guidance and keeping individuals up to date with good industry practice and standards.

IOR ACHPI technical panel chairman John Ellis said: “The Heat Pump and Air Conditioning sector is one of the ongoing major advancements of the refrigeration cycle.

“This burgeoning sector of our industry has its own different technical needs and the ACHPI can help develop this growing area where engineers are thirsty for reliable and independent information.”

“There is no doubt about it, that this sector will make an enormous contribution to the development of more energy efficient heating systems in the future.”

The ACHPI will offer technical updates presented as short practical summaries, emailed or posted direct to members every three months. The first instalments cover energy inspections of air conditioning equipment, the heat pump vapour compression cycle, measuring and maximising system efficiency and recovering, reclaiming, recycling R22 and ODS refrigerants.