Discussions between the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors of Canada (HRAC), other industry partners, and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) resulted in the issuance of a Directors Order, effective Jan. 13, 2006, which sets out the requirements for gas technicians to conduct an inspection of natural gas and propane fired natural draft boilers.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) annual statistics forecast for 2006 projects that shipments of commercial air conditioning will increase by 4 percent, residential air conditioning will increase by 4.5 percent, and residential furnace shipments will increase by 4 percent over the projected 2005 figures.
Ralph Suppa, president and general manager of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), has announced the appointment of Jack Keon as a consultant to the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC), a council within the Institute.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors of Canada (HRAC) has announced that the CMX/CIPHEX 2006 trade show will host the 2006 Heating System Technician Competition, a provincial level competition that is part of the Skills Ontario 17th Annual Technological Skills Competitions.
Registration for the 2006 CMX/CIPHEX show is now underway. The CMX/CIPHEX Learning Forum will offer educational opportunities for contractors, wholesalers, distributors, designers, and others in the industry.
The Canadian Hydronics Council, along with allied associations the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), worked cooperatively together with the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) Boiler Reduction Group to finalize a strategy to reduce the potential for carbon monoxide (CO) incidents with existing boilers.
Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) chairman of the board Rick Elliott (McKeough Supply) along with CIPH Atlantic Region president Bill Hooper (ITT Fluid Products) and CIPH Atlantic Region Habitat Build chair John Martin (Emco) had the honor of presenting the Hannah-Lewis family with the keys to the second CIPH- sponsored Habitat for Humanity Home in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Cimatec released its third quarter financial results which showed a strong increase in revenue as a result of increased sales in its traditional HVAC wholesale and contractor distribution channel and because of the successful launch of Cimatec's 1-inch electronic Model 1500 air filter under a new brand name, "TOX BOX, the next generation electronic air purifier." TOX BOX was developed exclusively for the retail distribution channel.
More than 350 of Vancouver's plumbing and heating representatives attended the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating's (CIPH's) newest concept event - CIPHEX Roadshow 2005, a six-hour event with exhibits and workshops that was held in Vancouver on Nov. 9, 2005.
Follett Corp., Easton, Pa., manufacturer of ice storage, ice handling, and ice and beverage dispensing equipment, recently announced the appointment of three new rep groups to represent the company in Canada.