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Report Highlights Potential for Refrigeration Remanufacturing

Better Environmental Option Than Either Sending Products to Landfill or Disassembling for Recycling

A United Kingdom report from an influential cross-party group of members of parliament (MPs) has highlighted the potential for remanufacturing as a way to reduce both costs and carbon, with refrigerated display cases selected as a key area for improvement.

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Precision Announces It Is Moving to HFO Refrigerant Blends for Its Freezers and Blast Chillers

British Firm Calls on Fellow Manufacturers to Ditch High-GWP R-404A as It Sees 4 Percent Energy Benefit with R-448A

British refrigeration manufacturer Precision has announced that, following extensive testing, it will phase out use of R-404A refrigerant in the next few weeks, and move to the HFO blend R-448A, Honeywell’s Solstice N40 for all its freezer and blast chiller products.

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HRP's F-Gasman Helps Contractors with Inquiries about Refrigerant Legislation

Wholesaler’s Website Proves Popular for Navigation Through the New F-Gas Regulations

HRP has reported that its website, launched in December, has proved popular with United Kingdom contractors. Some 2,500 have registered their details to be able to purchase F-gases legally. Over 100 visits a day have been recorded and a wide range of questions posed for F-Gasman.

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VSD Market to Grow by 30 Percent

Market to be Driven by Legislation and Increasing Awareness of Energy Efficiency

The global variable speed drives (VSD) market is forecast to grow by almost 30 percent to 2018, according to a report from BSRIA, a test, instruments, research, and consultancy organization headquartered in the United Kingdom.

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Frigesco Awarded DECC Funding for Flash Defrost Technology

Flash Defrost Can Reduce Supermarket Cooling Energy Costs by Up to 20 Percent

Frigesco has been awarded new UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) funding of £102,000 to develop a flash defrost system for use in air-source heat pumps (ASHPs). Flash defrost can reduce supermarket cooling energy costs by up to 20 percent. Field trials in working supermarkets are currently underway.

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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

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