Refrigerant supplier A-Gas reports that price and supply issues with R404A appear to have stabilised but R410A may face further price rises.
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Toshiba UK has announced an immediate switch to lower GWP refrigerant R32 across its entire residential and light commercial air conditioning ranges.
Leading UK refrigerant distributor Climalife has urged air conditioning customers to move rapidly to R32 to avoid major price increases and supply problems with R410A.
Fujitsu has introduced a new range of wall mounted R32 air conditioning units, boasting cooling capacities of 2kW to 4.2kW and heating outputs ranging from 2.5kW to 5.4kW.
Following their debut at Mostra Convegno last month, LG has announced the UK launch of a range of single and multi split air conditioners operating on lower GWP refrigerant R32.
Engie Refrigeration’s Quantum R134a chillers can now also be used with lower GWP refrigerant R513A, the company has announced.
Munters has launched a new energy efficient data centre dry cooling solution using indirect thermosyphon technology.
Compressor manufacturer Dorin has released an update of its selection software.
Bitzer has announced details of a new high efficiency scroll compressor for air conditioning and heat pump applications.
The IoR has released a new Good Practice Guide to refrigerant weight scale calibration, which is free to download for a limited period.
Carrier’s new AquaForce 30XB and 30XBP chillers update its well-established 30XA range with the latest technologies and increased efficiencies.
The intent of this normative appendix is to establish definitive test procedures for determining the quality of new, reclaimed and/or repackaged refrigerants for use in new and existing equipment within the scope of AHRI.
German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has acquired the shell-and-tube heat exchanger segment of Alfa Laval SpA based in Alonte, Northern Italy.
A French wholesale fruit distributor is using Honeywell’s “mildly flammable” A2L refrigerant Solstice L40X in a new state-of-the-art storage warehouse.
Leading refrigerant manufacturer Chemours has acquired ICOR International, a privately-owned US supplier of branded refrigerants.
It is one of the key dates for the refrigeration and air-conditioning branch: on 28 and 29 June, operators, planners, system engineers and an interested trade audience will all come together in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, for the eurammon Symposium 2018.
Refcom’s refrigerant-tracking software is now accessible via a mobile app, ensuring F-gas compliance on the go.
Panasonic is set to follow up the European launch of a 2hp CO2 refrigeration condensing unit last year with a 10hp unit in medium and low temperature versions.
A “natural” refrigerants support group has launched a petition calling for a faster revision of codes and standards to allow for greater use of low-GWP refrigerants in commercial refrigeration.
On 16 March, the council of ministers of the Italian government on the initiative of the Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and the Minister of Environment Gian Luca Galletti, approved a much-awaited preliminary measure to implement the EU F-Gas regulation in Italy (No. 517/2014).