As part of an ongoing educational mission, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), North American Technician Excellence (NATE), and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC), have worked in conjunction with the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Technical Institute to co-sponsor the “Residential and Light Commercial HVACR Service Technician Reference Manual/Guide for NATE Certification.”
The joint task force studying the possible creation of a new trade association to combine the Northamerican Heating, Refrigeration and Airconditioning Wholesalers Association (NHRAW) and the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Wholesalers International (ARWI) met in January.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE’s) Board Policy Committee on Standards announced that it will discuss possible roles the society could play in the ventilation of smoking areas.
DuPont Fluoroproducts has reached an out-of-court settlement with a major European fluorochemicals manufacturer over infringement of DuPont patents for certain hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blend refrigerants.
Fedders Corp., a manufacturer of air treatment products, including air conditioners, air cleaners, dehumidifiers, and humidifiers, announced that its Rotorex subsidiary and Dong Fang Electromechanical, a subsidiary of China North Industries Group Corporation, entered into an agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture rotary compressors for air conditioners in Xi’an, China.