A boutique hotel in Berkshire has been equipped with Toshiba’s award-winning VRF air conditioning and digital inverter (DI) split systems as part of a major refurbishment.
The Swan at Streatley, overlooking the River Thames, offers guests contemporary rooms, spaces for weddings and parties, a gym and spa, a brasserie and bar with terrace, and all-day dining at the Coppa Club. These spaces are now air conditioned with a combination of Toshiba SHRM-e three-pipe heat recovery VRF systems and DI splits, installed by Chapman Ventilation.
For those who missed the print version, here's another chance to catch up with our feature to mark the 30th anniversary of the ACR Journal.
We asked what people in the industry were up to back in 1989… and managed to unearth a few photographs from the era, so see if you can match the 80s faces with the people featured above. If you are struggling, the answers can be found at the end of the article.
Ed Whinyates of Stonegrove Refrigeration discusses the challenges and opportunities of the refrigerant phase-out and why making the right decisions now are so important.
As the next phase-out end date draws closer it is important that we do not lose sight of why the refrigerant changes have been taking place and what the end goal is – tackling climate change and reducing our carbon footprint. It certainly doesn’t help when there are people pulling in a different direction. In early November the United States began the process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement (Global Climate Change Accord). The other 187 member countries must be looking on with their heads in their hands, as one of the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gasses decides to leave!
At the recent IOR best practice webinar for service engineers, Bill Barlow, OEM business unit director for Conex Bänninger, provided tips on how and where the manufacturer’s >B< MaxiPro press-fit range should be used for pipework joints, as well as the training available.
Ed Whinyates of Stonegrove Refrigeration Services and Glenn Ward of Distribution Hygiene Services explain why regular cleaning of coolers and drains can result in significant savings
We all know and understand the importance of planned preventative maintenance on refrigeration systems. We help our customers to understand how this benefits plant performance and longevity both in the short and long term. However, one area that can be overlooked is the regular cleaning of coolers and associated drains.
With the summer weather, and in particular the recent and unbroken spell of hot weather, a number of companies will be experiencing the problems of maintaining required temperatures in both chilled and freezer environments. When this happens, thoughts can often focus on what small changes can be made to prevent this in the future. One question should be “are the evaporators/coolers clean and working efficiently?” A second should be “have the condensate lines been thoroughly cleansed and voiding the water when they are being defrosted”?