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Whole industry needs to get act together on F-Gas

The whole cooling supply chain needs to take more action more quickly if the industry is to head off a supply and demand crisis over the upcoming F-Gas phase downs. The whole cooling supply chain from refrigerant suppliers down to end user customers needs to take more action more quickly if the industry is to […]

Defra U-turns on uncertified F-Gas purchases

The UK Government has announced that unqualified persons can now legally purchase F-gases for use in mobile air-conditioning systems (MAC), despite previously placing a ban on the activity. In June 2015 the Environment Agency issued a notice to wholesalers, retailers and technicians in the MAC sector. The notice stated that it was no longer legal […]

March 07 2015 0comment

Testo ushers in smarter, simpler measuring for refrigeration and HVAC engineers

Instrument specialist says range of Smart Probes and dedicated App will enable quicker, economical alternative to infrared cameras and digital manifolds Testo, the German measurement technology experts, have launched a range of Smart Probes, offering true ‘pocket-sized’ professional measuring instruments. The devices, available in versions dedicated to different applications from refrigeration to air movement to […]

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Europe debates F-Gas and policy at roundtable event

EPEE hosted industry roundtable debates key issues concerning Europe’s energy sector including the energy label, heating & cooling, and F-gas. The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) hosted event entitled “From HFCs, Heating & Cooling, to Energy Labelling: Europe’s Energy Challenges for 2016 and beyond” brought together representatives from industry, the EU Institutions, […]

March 07 2015 0comment

Calls for improved F-Gas enforcement ignored

A ‘light-touch’ approach towards F-Gas enforcement looks set to continue despite calls from industry figures to set up a national database to encourage compliance. The stance taken by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) comes in the wake of a recent stakeholder consultation by the government department primarily focusing on the policing […]

March 03 2015 0comment

DEFRA launches guidance on new F-gas regulation

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has released a guide to the requirements of the updated F-Gas regulation, including the phasing down of HFCs and product bans. Contents for the F-Gas Guide include: ‘Operators’ (users) of equipment containing F gas Refrigeration or air conditioning equipment containing HCFCs Service companies that maintain equipment […]

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