Paul Huggins, Associate Director, Programmes at the Carbon Trust, looks at the challenges ahead on refrigerant quotas.
There is widespread apprehension about inaction by many in the refrigeration market to the impending F-Gas cliff-edge reduction in refrigerant quota. A 37 per cent reduction compared to the 2015 baseline of the 183 MTCO2-e is, when taking sales of new pre-installed charge equipment into account, actually a 44 per cent reduction.
SURE Solutions has completed a £1million contract for a multi-national dairy producer to provide a complete redesign of its refrigeration capabilities and provide 5,200Kw of cooling.
The project has enabled Muller Milk and Ingredients to significantly increase production at its Droitwich facility.
There are significant changes underway in the industry with R32 being ushered into the UK market, but knowing what you need to upgrade can be a minefield. Advanced Engineering Technical Director Colin Pratt explains why you might not have to fret just yet.
‘R32 Safe’ and ‘A2L Safe’. These terms are everywhere in the industry at the moment. Understandably, some of you may be dreading having to potentially spend thousands of pounds to upgrade your equipment to ensure compliance.
But the truth is you may not need to.
Where should the ACR industry aim its efforts to get the greatest ‘bang for its buck’ in terms of energy efficiency? The answer is the UK’s biggest manufacturing sector – food and drink – which is larger than automotive and aerospace combined. John Grenville, Managing Director of ECEX, explains.
All the statistics concerning food and drink manufacture point to a compelling case for boosting the sector’s energy efficiency and, therefore, a potentially enormous market for ACR installers and manufacturers.
Food and drink is a £95.4 billion turnover industry making it the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK with a Gross Value Added (the measure of the value of goods and services produced) of £21.9bn.
The ACR Journal talks to Hayley Nunn of Acorn Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, based in Bury St Edmunds.
Thomas Lergenmüller, Product Manager Screw Compressor Packages at GEA Grasso, looks at bringing down the all-important total cost of ownership.
Cost and competitive pressure on companies keeps growing in almost every industry where industrial refrigeration or air conditioning cooling is concerned. Efficient refrigeration systems are vital for economic, safe and sustainable production and storage in this area.
The focus of planners and investors aiming at modernisation or new construction of systems has long changed to encompass more than just low investment costs. The total cost of ownership (TCO) for the entire service life of a facility has become decisive instead.