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13.06.2017

Star Refrigeration Inspires Youngsters at Local Primary School for International Women in Engineering Day

Star Refrigeration Inspires Youngsters at Local Primary School for International Women in Engineering Day

  The UK’s engineering sector skills shortage is well documented and the number of women in the industry is still disproportionately low. Despite initiatives to get girls interested in science, tec...

27.04.2017

Future-Proof Refrigerants: What is the best option for small industrial refrigeration applications?

Future-Proof Refrigerants: What is the best option for small industrial refrigeration applications?

The Institute of Refrigeration published a paper which describes the refrigerant options available in the future. The phase down of HFCs in Europe under the F-gas regulation and worldwide through t...

06.03.2017

How to choose an efficient heat pump - Large Scale Heat Pumps and District Heating - Making the right choice

How to choose an efficient heat pump - Large Scale Heat Pumps and District Heating - Making the right choice

Heat pumps are proving to be a clean, affordable and efficient way of heating homes and commercial buildings through the utilisation of renewable sources. Hailed as the “only scalable renewable hea...


16.09.2016

Benefits of low charge ammonia refrigeration systems

Benefits of low charge ammonia refrigeration systems

Today, the world celebrates the 22nd International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer set up by the UN to commemorate the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substanc...

13.09.2016

How Condition Based Maintenance and Remote Monitoring Can Help Your Businesses Slash Costs and Stay Compliant

How Condition Based Maintenance and Remote Monitoring Can Help Your Businesses Slash Costs and Stay Compliant

In the face of rising energy costs, soaring carbon taxes and more stringent environmental legislation and regulation, businesses with operating temperature controlled environments face some serious...

28.06.2016

EcoDesign Directive Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Refrigeration Systems - How does the new legislation affect chiller efficiency?

EcoDesign Directive Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Refrigeration Systems - How does the new legislation affect chiller efficiency?

For the last seven years, the European Commission (EC) has been consulting with the industrial refrigeration industry to establish EU-wide rules for minimum energy efficiency and labelling requirem...


23.06.2016

Women in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump (RACHP) Engineering

Women in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump (RACHP) Engineering

On 23rd June, National Women in Engineering Day will be celebrated worldwide for the third time, giving the industry a platform to celebrate current women engineers and to encourage other young wom...

29.01.2016

Regular Maintenance and Aftercare - what's the cost?

Regular Maintenance and Aftercare - what's the cost?

Refrigeration is vital to the survival, safety and continued operation of businesses. But, more often than not, refrigeration is neglected and relegated to the bottom list of priorities, until thin...

02.06.2015

Cooling and Heating as a Utility

Cooling and Heating as a Utility

Ask most members of the public what utilities they use and most will say gas and electricity. Business users are probably in the same boat, perhaps adding water which will be metered. And this is t...


06.01.2015

F-Gas Regulations

F-Gas Regulations

Refrigerant gas costs Set to increase by 20% - Effects of the F-Gas Regulations on refrigeration gas production, equipment, service and maintenance. New European Union (EU) regulations will dramati...

17.10.2014

Energy Matters

Energy Matters

The efficiency of a company’s refrigeration system has a direct effect on environmental and financial performance. This should be in every end-users mind when selecting and operating cooling equipm...