“The UK is known to be pretty technically advanced, driven in part by the leading end users. But it is not often appreciated how big an impact this has on the wider global refrigeration scene.
“Bitzer as a group has a worldwide perspective, and Britain is known for its willingness to challenge accepted ways of doing things, which puts our industry at the forefront of many exciting new approaches, particularly in relation to environmental issues.”
In addition, Bitzer will open its new, global training centre in Germany in early 2016. The training centre will offer practical and theoretical training for engineers, including courses in in CO2 refrigeration.
F-gas legislation will impact the industry for the many years to come, according to Kevin.
“There are two distinct approaches evident in the industry to the latest F-Gas changes. People are either choosing to ignore them for the present and continuing to use R404A for all applications. Or they are putting in place plans to exit R404A, and replace it with a lower GWP, natural, or HFO alternative.”
“The truth is, there is no silver bullet for all applications. But one thing is certain: in the low GWP future ahead, the industry will have to learn to manage such things as flammability, toxicity and temperature glide.”
“The focus has been on ensuring not just compatibility and reliability, but - crucially - efficiency. This has been a herculean effort in terms of R&D activity, and required substantial investment. The result is that, no matter which direction the industry takes in the future, people can be confident that our ranges of alternatives are proven and available,” said Kevin Glass.
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