With countless mobile apps available, Fridgehub brings you the 10 most downloaded, must-have apps for refrigeration and air conditioning technicians.
This chart has been put together based on the most popular apps downloaded from the Fridgehub App Store in 2014. The apps have been downloaded by refrigeration and air conditioning professionals worldwide and are designed for engineers who use their smart phone or tablet for everything!
To find out more or download the apps, click on the links below or visit the Fridgehub app store here
The F-Gas Solutions mobile App, is a simple and educational application for refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and renewable energy professionals, to meet the new EU F-Gas regulation which comes into effect from 1st January 2015.
This application provides a calculator to check the GWP of refrigerants and determines the Tonne CO2 equivalent for the refrigerant charge in the system.
The Mitsubishi Electric air-conditioning fault code and error code mobile App, allows users to trace the significance of malfunction codes for Mitsubishi Electric air-conditioning systems.
This app contains the following functions; Malfunction code analysis, Malfunction LED analysis and Refrigerant disc
The Hitachi air-conditioning fault code and error code mobile App, allows users to trace the significance of malfunction codes and provides trouble shooting help for Hitachi air-conditioning systems.
Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan Selection Tool allows you to calculate saving on energy bills when installing ground or water source heat pumps, what the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will mean for the homeowner and the capital equipment pay back period.
The app also calculates the two tier non-domestic RHI figure payable for ground or water source.
The AC Fault Codes is an easy to use application which provides information about Daikin, Fujitsu, Hitachi, LG, Mitsubishi Electric, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Panasonic air conditioning fault codes
Instead of carrying around numerous documents of codes the AC Fault Codes app provides access to all of the top air conditioning brands conveniently in one place.
A collection of useful settings and messages for supermarket refrigeration engineers.
A basic application available on Android devices only, with general information geared specifically to certain controllers for one end-user. Covers a small section of controllers most commonly in use today, taking the hassle out of searching for information across many controls manufacturers sites.
This application is a trouble shooting tool for FUJITSU GENERAL air conditioners (RAC/PAC, VRF) * It helps you to check air conditioner condition. Error code check, Trouble shooting and Sensor check are available.
*: Applicable to RAC/PAC models with new serial communication method, "model code with G"" AS*G--, AU*G--" , Models with old serial communication method are not applicable. For VRF, models V-II, J-II or later are applicable.
The new A-Gas free refrigerant pressure temperature App is targeted at refrigeration, HVAC contractors and service engineers - providing them with fast and comprehensive data straight to their iPhone or Android devices.
The App covers a broad range of refrigerants and has been designed to be easy to use. The App enables users to select the refrigerants they most commonly use and includes essential refrigerant information.
The Toshiba air-conditioning fault code and error code mobile App, allows users to trace the significance of malfunction codes and provides trouble shooting help for Toshiba air-conditioning systems.
The new Copeland™ Mobile application provides access to over 30 years of Copeland compressor product information for both air conditioning and refrigeration products used in a variety of HVACR applications.
The Copeland Mobile app provides on-the-go access to Emerson Climate Technologies Online Product Information (OPI) database for Copeland compressor specifications.
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Infographic: A recent survey commissioned by air conditioning specialist Andrews Sykes revealed less than a quarter of office workers find the temperature in their office comfortable, with more than a third suggesting they take at least 10 minutes out of work each day due to temperature alone.
The survey included 2,000 office workers between the ages of 18 and 60 with the aim being to gauge how temperature affects people's workday. The results point to a general sense of dissatisfaction around temperature.
Only 24% agreed that their office was an ideal temperature for working throughout the year.
Now Andrews Sykes have put together a snappy infographic with the results of the survey.
You can download the infographic here
The Fridgehub team have been busy working up a handy infographic which summarises the key dates for the F-Gas Regulations, the ban on new equipment placed on the market and the service and maintenance bans.
F-GAS ROADMAP from Fridgehub®
The new F-Gas Regulations will reduce F-Gas emissions by two-thirds of today's levels by 2030 and ban the use of F-Gases in some new equipment where viable climate-friendly alternatives are readily available. The main novelty and driver for moving towards climate-friendly technologies is the introduction of a phase-down measure which from 2015 will limit the total amount of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – the most significant group of F-Gases - sold in the EU and reduce their quantities in steps to one-fifth of today's sales by 2030.
This measure is accompanied by a number of new restrictions on the use and sale of F-Gases in equipment. These ambitious measures will build on and benefit from the successful phase-out of ozone-depleting substances which was achieved in the EU 10 years ahead of the internationally agreed schedule.
Common HFCs affected by the service and maintenance ban are:
Ban on new equipment placed on the Market
01/01/2015 - HFCs with GWPs of 150 or more - Applies to domestic refrigerators and freezers
01/01/2020 - HFCs with GWPs of 2500 and over - Applies to hermetically sealed commercial refrigerators and freezers
01/01/2020 - HFCs with GWPs of 2500 or more - Applies to stationary refrigeration equipment or it’s associated remote plant. Equipment operating below -50 deg C is exempt
01/01/2020 - HFCs with GWPs of 150 or more - Applies to portable air-conditioning appliances i.e. hermetically sealed equipment which is movable between rooms
01/01/2022 - HFCs with GWPs of 150 and over - Applies to hermetically sealed commercial refrigerators and freezers
01/01/2022 - HFCs with a GWP of 150 and over - Applies to commercial refrigeration central plant with a capacity of 40kW or more that contain or are dependent upon for their operation, HFCs with GWPs of 150 or more - except where used in the primary refrigerant circuit of cascade systems, where HFCs with a GWP of less than 1500 may be used
01/01/2025 - Applies to single split air-conditioning with less than 3kg charge of HFCs with GWPs of 750 or more
Service and maintenance bans
01/01/2020 - HFCs with GWPs of 2500 or more - Applies to equipment with a charge of 40 tonnes CO2e or above (equivalent to 10.4kg of R404A), although equipment operating at below -50 deg C or military applications are exempt
01/01/2030 - Reclaimed HFCs with GWPs of 2500 or more - Used for the maintenance or servicing of existing refrigeration equipment – provided they are labelled appropriately
01/01/2030 - Recycled HFCs with GWPs of 2500 or more - Used in the maintenance or servicing of existing refrigeration equipment - provided they have been recovered from such the equipment. Can only be used by the firm that recovered it or by the firm whose installation it was recovered from.
Fridgehub® - The online resource and information service for manufacturers, distributers, service providers, operators and consumers of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat-pump (RACHP) products and services has launched their new industry website.
Soles traders and businesses can now sign-up and register for Fridgehub, claim their business listing and receive promotional discounts for Fridgehub’s introductory subscription plans.
Mark Denton, Fridgehub Founder said:
“Fridgehub is a game-changing online directory and information service for refrigeration, air-conditioning, heat pump, energy and environmental products and services. It provides a platform for businesses and individuals to engage with the professionals within the industry. Engineered for the Industry, by the Industry...”
Fridgehub is for anyone involved in the refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pump, energy and environmental industries. RACHP contractors, engineers and technicians from small and large businesses can showcase their services in the directory and access a huge range of member benefits by joining for as little as £12 per month, when registering and using our promotional offer.
Some of the many Fridgehub directory features include:
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Despite extreme weather conditions affecting many parts of the country, the ACR Show 2014 proved to be a resounding success. The Fridgehub team were on hand throughout the 3 day show to take visitors through an exclusive preview of our Directory site which launches on March 3rd.
The buzz at the show was heightened by the high profile seminar programme, featuring packed sessions led by industry experts. Particularly well attended were presentations on the recent changes to the F-Gas Regulations, The Greening of the Supermarkets, and updates on the latest advances in cooling and heat pump technology. Headline sponsor Daikin used the show as the launch-pad for the latest generation of its ground-breaking air conditioning system, VRV IV.
Giulia Draycott, Daikin UK marketing manager, said:
"The show provided an excellent platform for us to launch VRV IV. Our stand has been busy throughout, particularly on the middle day but, pleasingly, also on the third day. The show has delivered what we wanted to achieve."
The strong representation of hands-on engineers was key for many other exhibitors too. John Pritchard of Johnson Controls said:
"Our focus is on contractors and service companies, and we have seen some extremely good people – and plenty of them. Our stand has been busy throughout."
With changes to F-Gas Regulations on the way, refrigerant suppliers were well-placed to brief visitors on the coming changes. With the long term phase-down of HFC refrigerants now confirmed, the focus in the trade and among end users is falling on alternative technologies.
If you didn’t manage to get to the ACR Show, you can still sign-up and register for Fridgehub, claim your listing on our exclusive Fridgehub directory and receive promotional discounts for our introductory subscription plans. Simply subscribe by email to our updates at www.fridgehub.com and we will contact you for an exclusive insight into our exciting new site.
The next show, ACR 2016, takes place in Hall 9 of the NEC, on February 16-18.
We are offering our readers an exclusive pre-launch preview of the Fridgehub online directory and information service. All you have to do is subscribe to updates by email at www.fridgehub.com!
The site will launch on 3rd March 2014 and will be the place to be for all providers of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, Heat Pump or Energy and Environmental products or services.
Simply subscribe to our updates by email at www.fridgehub.com and we will contact you for an exclusive insight into our exciting new site.
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