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A petition on fair payment and retentions will be delivered to UK prime minister Theresa May later this month by Peter Aldous MP and a delegation of industry leaders.

BESA and ECA, who are coordinating the presentation on April 23 comes just four days before the second reading of the Aldous Bill, which proposes cash retentions owed to suppliers should be held in trust accounts.

The group of industry leaders presenting the petition includes the National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses national chair Mike Cherry, Federation of Master Builders chief executive Brian Berry, director general of the Institute of Directors Stephen Martin, ECA CEO Steve Bratt and BESA CEO David Frise.

“This represents a tremendous show of support from industry and MPs,” commented BESA’s David Frise. “At its best, the industry can deliver a first-class built environment, but cash retentions impact every one of the 330,000 SMEs and sole traders represented in this petition. We need reform now and the proposal to hold cash retentions in trust will be a start to demonstrate lessons have been learned from Carillion.”

Payment abuse has climbed up the political agenda since construction giant Carillion collapsed just six days after the first reading of the Aldous Bill, leaving many SMEs owed huge sums of money. Had retentions owed by Carillion to suppliers been held in trust, this money could have been recovered.

 

Source: Cooling Post

 

Did you or anyone you know study the refrigeration engineer course at Eastleigh Technical College in the late 1970s? If so, BBC Radio Four is eager to contact you.

Paula McGinley is producing a new series for BBC Radio Four which traces a group of people who studied together at some point in their lives and then went their separate ways. The series will look at the twists and turns that take people from the same starting point in different directions.

 

 

The programme's researchers are already in contact with two individuals, Nick Petford and John Russell-Sanders, who attended the Refrigeration Engineering course at Eastleigh Technical College between 1978-79. If you attended the same course at around the same time, the BBC would love to hear from you!

Email paula.mcginley@bbc.co.uk or call 020 7765 5073.

 

 

The next IoR Cool Talks breakfast will be hosted by Dean & Wood at it's Leeds Head Office on Thursday 26th April.

They'll be serving coffee/tea and breakfast rolls on arrival! The free events will include a variety of talks on a diverse range of industry topics. Andy Kemecsei of Martindale Electrical will open talks with a discussion on electrical safe working. They'll also be talks held from Neil Roberts of Chemours on the options for replacing R404A. Steve Taliadoros of LU-VE will end the session with a talk on unit cooers and cold rooms.

The event begins at 8.30am on Thursday 26th April, ending at around 10.30am.

Further information and joining details can be found here.

Beijer Ref UK and Ireland recently celebrated the tenth annual supplier dinner in Stockport. The dinner is in recognition of the supplier partnerships forged and in celebration of another successful trading year. One of the highlights of the evening was awarding Lawton Tubes as the 2016 ‘Supplier of the Year’. Pictured is Oliver Lawton receiving the award from John Billson, Beijer Ref UK and Ireland Managing Director.

At the recent National ACR & Heat Pump Awards, held in Birmingham last week, RW won the award for the Wholesaler/Distributor of the year. For RW this was the third time they won in this category against stiff competition. The judges said "RW is a national wholesaler of high quality, multi brand products. They strive to achieve the highest level of service by putting the customer at the heart of all they do. Positioned strategically around the UK, the 12 RW branches are fully stocked one stop shops that ensure customer demand is fulfilled

USA:  With Carbon dioxide (CO2/R744) continuing to gain momentum and fast becoming the refrigerant of choice among supermarkets, and the long-term replacement for HFCs for the foreseeable future. Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., has announced it will be hosting a webinar to explore the many operating implications of CO2-based refrigeration systems from a service technician's perspective. The aim of the webinar is to help technicians to be effectively prepared when dealing with the refrigerant's unique properties.

The free webinar, entitled “Seven Keys to Servicing CO2 Systems,” will be held from 7-8 p.m. GMT (2–3 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday, July 14, and cover the following topics:

  • Dealing with the high pressure of R744
  • How to improve CO2 system efficiencies in warm ambient environments
  • Understanding R744’s critical and triple points
  • Managing power outages
  • Dealing with the standstill pressures of R744
  • Preparing service technicians with the proper equipment (gauges, hoses, etc.)
  • R744 cylinder storage, charging and maintenance best practices

The webinar will be presented by Andre Patenaude, director, CO2 business development of Emerson Climate Technologies. Andre is responsible for developing the global strategy around the company’s CO2 industry stewardship, marketing initiatives, communication/messaging activities, channel training and educational programs as they relate to utilizing CO2 in refrigeration systems. Andre has also published a series of extremely informative blogs on CO2 as a refrigerant on Emerson’s Climate Conversations.

You can register for the free webinar here

 

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UK:  Toshiba Air Conditioning recently joined forces with installer BL Refrigeration to host a two-day training event for consultants at Toshiba’s new state-of-the-art training centre in Manchester.

The event attended by staff from three Belfast-based leading consultants, Arup, Cogan & Shackleton, and WYG, was to provide an update on Toshiba’s expanding range of systems and control technology, and develop the joint hosts’ support for key specifiers in the Belfast and wider region.

The programme included hands-on demonstrations of the latest working systems, plus a tour of Toshiba's new web-based equipment selection and technical support tools. These include a SEER/SCOP calculation package, refrigerant charge and fault code identification software.

Delegates receive practical demonstration on Toshiba Air Conditioning technologyTraining on Toshiba's CIBSE-approved BREEAM and EN378 compliance CPD modules were also provided, earning attendees credits for continuing professional development.

Delegates were given a live demonstration of Toshiba's award-winning refrigerant leak detection, isolation and pump down system, which provides total assurance for end users and building occupants.

Keith Elliott, BL technical director, said: “The two-day event was well organised and offered attendees a useful and informative programme. The mix of presentations and interactive, hands-on elements was particularly appreciated.”

David Willis, BL sales manager, said: “Toshiba has done an excellent job in establishing its new air conditioning training network, and the Manchester facility must rate as one of the jewels in their crown.

“It offers a superb facility to showcase the company’s technology and train people in its use and specification.”

The combined network of 13 Toshiba training centres have the capacity to train some 2,000 engineers each year, making Toshiba one of the largest air conditioning training providers in the UK.

 

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UK:  Frigesco’s pioneering flash defrost system has won the ‘cooling industry triple’, securing the top refrigeration accolade in all three of the industry’s major national technology awards.

Crowning a remarkable year of recognition and achievement, the company was presented with the Refrigeration Product of the Year Award at a star-spangled evening by celebrity entertainer Jimmy Carr, who hosted the ACR News Awards 2015.

It follows similar accolades for Frigesco’s innovative flash defrost technology in the recent Cooling Industry Awards and National ACR Awards 2015.

The technology uses a phase-change material to capture waste heat from refrigeration systems and carry out high efficiency defrosts of evaporators, in the process reducing supermarket refrigeration running costs by up to 20 per cent. Flash defrost is now also being developed for use in air-source heat pumps.

David Walter, managing director of Frigesco, said: “By any standards, winning the industry’s top three national awards is a remarkable achievement. However, it is particularly significant given the UK’s extremely high standards of technical innovation.

“Britain is recognised as a world-leader in cooling technology, and the judges view is that Frigesco is ahead of the pack in an extremely competitive field. It is testimony to the creativity and dedication of everyone on the team who has worked to develop flash defrost over the past few years.

He added: “After substantial investment and development work, we are now moving forward to the final phase of commercialisation of the technology. We expect to be able to make further announcements in the near future.”

In addition to reducing electricity consumption and cutting refrigeration running costs, flash defrost improves the stability and resilience of refrigeration systems, extends plant life, safeguards food hygiene, and improves safety for store staff.

The Frigesco system has been developed by a team headed by Professor Tom Davies.

For more information: call David Walter on +44 (0)1392 247 943 or +44(0)7889 368 629; Email: david@frigesco.com;  Web: www.frigesco.com

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UK:  Carrier Transicold UK will shine the spotlight on aftersales support at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, highlighting a range of new services designed to improve customer efficiency and protect the cold chain. 

The CV Show marks Carrier Transicold’s first opportunity to present its new everCOLD™ and oneCALL™ services at a major UK exhibition, following their international launch at the IAA Show in Hanover in September 2014.

Carrier Transicold’s everCOLD flexible maintenance package allows fleets to pay monthly, quarterly or annually with the advantage of fixed costs for the duration of the contract, regardless of how much maintenance is required. In addition to helping to reduce administration time, everCOLD includes all required maintenance and system leak checks carried out by certified engineers in accordance with the newly introduced EU517/2014 F-Gas regulation. Plus, for the first time, it gives customers the flexibility to scale their fleet back by up to 10 per cent each year, to meet demand.

Also new to the show is Carrier Transicold’s 24/7/365 oneCALL incident management service, which gives customers access to more than 600 service centres across 32 countries in Europe and Russia. The new service puts fleets just a single call away from support, with the reassurance of receiving telephone updates throughout the incident, plus the option of SMS, email and online case updates via Carrier’s web tracker service.

“It’s not uncommon for a reefer trailer to carry cargo worth many thousands of pounds – rising to millions with pharmaceuticals,” said John Forster, sales director, Carrier Transicold UK. “Being able to provide outstanding aftersales support is of paramount importance to operators. It’s only natural to put it under the spotlight at this year’s CV Show.”

The 100-square-metre stand will also feature Carrier Transicold’s lightweight Vector™ 1350 unit – the most recent addition to the Vector family of temperature controlled trailer systems. The Vector 1350 unit has been built to maximise payload and reliability while minimising fuel consumption and system downtime, all within a lightweight design that carries 27 per cent less refrigerant than its predecessor, the Maxima.

Completing the stand will be an exclusive “innovation lab”, where visitors can gain insight into the future of refrigerated transport. This will provide an opportunity to look at how Carrier Transicold is working in collaboration with customers to test new energy sources and refrigerants to further sustainability in the cold chain.

For more information on Carrier Transicold and its products and services, visit www.transicold.carrier.com or follow @CarrierGreen on Twitter.

About Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 40 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with the most advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

 

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UK:  The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced details of a series of free one-day training courses, designed to help potential heat pump customers – such as businesses, developers and housing providers - understand how heat pumps can deliver lower energy costs, greater comfort and better buildings.

The courses are NOT designed for installers or consultants, but to give potential heat pump customers in both the domestic and non-domestic sectors the chance to learn more about why heat pumps make sense, build their technical knowledge and understand the financing of heat pumps including unlocking the Renewable Heat Incentive.

The roadshows will be held on:

  • Tuesday 16 June – London (non-domestic sector)
  • Thursday 18 June – London (domestic sector)
  • Tuesday 23 June – Glasgow (both)
  • Wednesday 24 June – Newcastle (both)
  • Wednesday 1 July – Exeter (both)
  • Thursday 2 July – Cardiff (both)
  • Tuesday 7 July – Manchester (both)
  • Wednesday 8 July – Birmingham (both)

Places can be booked online at www.deccheatpumptraining2015.eventbrite.co.uk or by calling 020 8469 1333.

It is understood that a further event looking specifically at opportunities for water source heat pumps will be announced shortly.

 

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