Building services company J S Wright has appointed Terry Jukes as Mechanical and Electrical Project Manager.
He has almost 30 years’ experience in building services and was previously senior project engineer for a national engineering company where he worked on M&E contracts for both the i54 phase 2 Jaguar Land Rover project in Wolverhampton and the Midland Metropolitan Hospital.
Keith Simmonsfrom Maidstone-based Flowrite won the Service Engineer Section Lifetime Achievement Award at the Institute of Refrigeration Dinner in London.
Keith has been in the industry for 45 years and was visibly moved after receiving the award, which is supported by the ACR Trainee of the Year Awards.
He was nominated by Flowrite Business Manager Colin Meadowcroft, who said: “Nothing is too much trouble for Keith. He often spends his own time working to bring along the less experienced engineers. He has a great knowledge of the industry, an exemplary attitude, and is a major asset to our engineering team.
“He never complains, and always helps out when needed.''
Professor Eckhard Groll at work at Purdue University
Professor Eckhard Groll was recognised as the 2018 winner of the J & E Hall Gold Medal at the Institute of Refrigeration Dinner in London.
In more than 23 years at Purdue University, Indiana, USA, he has led teams whose work has benefited heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries across the globe, with unique contributions in the field of positive displacement compressor analysis.
Together with colleagues and graduate students, he has developed detailed and comprehensive simulation models of hermetic PD compressors, including scroll, rolling piston, reciprocating, linear, rotating spool, bowtie and S-RAM using different working fluids including HFCs, HFOs and natural refrigerants.
Paul Davis receives the Rothenberger tool from Selwyn McIntyre, Customer Consultant at Brymec
Refrigeration engineer Paul Davis won a £1,400 press fitting tool in the Brymec Press Challenge, a competition at the HVACR Show in London.
Paul works for JS Refrigeration which is involved mainly in commercial work, especially for pub groups including cellar cooling installation and maintenance, general refrigerator breakdowns plus air conditioning installation.
Introducing the updated Javac service manifolds… redesigned to meet the ever-changing needs of engineers and the industry.
The rising price of R410A, coupled with the growing influence of F-Gas regulation, now mean a large number of jobs are switching to the lower GWP-rated R32. Therefore, Javac has developed and redesigned its R410A manifolds to be dual scale and include both R410A and R32. This adds to the versatility of the Javac manifold series, allowing the installer to tackle both older R410A reclaims and new R32 charging. The Javac manifolds are available in 2-valve or 4-valve models.