Our technical advisory arm, Star Technical Solutions, operates independently and is available for all of your consultancy needs. Our award-winning experts provide advice and assistance on any issues relating to industrial refrigeration and heat pump engineering.

We specialise in regulatory compliance and energy management, and are able to provide training in the use of industrial refrigeration and heating equipment containing CO2, ammonia and HFC refrigerants.

If you require advice on the design and operation of refrigeration and heat pump solutions or support with a new installation, if you need to get on site energy measurement and optimisation, or if you simply want to do a system health check, our consultants are on hand to help.

We are also able to support your business by providing:

  • DSEAR reports to ensure compliance and site safety of ammonia refrigeration systems
  • PSSR inspections to ensure Written Scheme compliance
  • HAZOP analysis 
  • F-Gas Regulations
  • R22 phase out
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Preparation of specification to tender documentation
  • Troubleshooting of underperforming refrigeration plants
  • Advice on selecting a reliable and efficient plant
  • Advice on appointing and managing a refrigeration contractor

David Blackhurst, who has been in the refrigeration industry for over 23 years, and has won a number of awards for his work, including the IoR’s Lightfoot Medal, leads a team of seven industrial refrigeration experts focused at delivering best value for industrial end-users of refrigeration and heating equipment.

STS' team of expert refrigeration consultants is formed by senior consultants Dr. Dermot Cotter, David Ogilvie, John Clark, Patrick Stacey and Bruce Smeaton. Other members include senior design engineer Ian Parsons and group engineering director Dr. Andy Pearson.


David Blackhurst

Director of Star Technical Services