Refrigeration contractors have been warned to be aware of the risks of uneven wear and burn-out on multi-compressor packs.
Green Point, the compressor remanufacturing and service support arm of BITZER, says the problem occurs on packs with relatively simple control systems whose default run sequence results in extended running hours for certain compressors, while other units remain underused or even idle for extended periods.
Carter Synergy has revealed details of what it believes was the world-first installation of a newly developed multi rotary compressor pack using CO2 at a trading store.
The pack at a Tesco Express store in Shaw, near Oldham, combines rotary compressors with Green & Cool’s control software to ensure reliability and efficiency.
Klima-Therm has introduced a new range of Rhoss high efficiency air-cooled chillers based on the Turbocor magnetic levitating compressor, available in both HFO and HFC refrigerant options.
The TurboPOWER range, available on short-lead time of six weeks, covers capacities from 300 to 1100 kW on HFC R134a, and an eco-version on HFO 1234ze refrigerant in capacities from 323.2 to 948.6 kW.
BITZER UK has paid tribute to Maurice King, a long-serving employee and industry stalwart, who has died aged 72.
Maurice, who passed away on 1 September, joined Thermotank as an apprentice in 1960, at the age of 15. He retired from BITZER UK in January 2010, after 50 years’ service with the company during its many transitions.
During his long career he became an expert in BITZER technology and its application, progressing from apprentice to draughtsman, Admiralty Contracts Engineer, Commercial Engineer, Sales Engineer and, finally, Sales Office Supervisor.
Kevin Glass, Managing Director of BITZER UK, said: “Maurice spent his entire career working with BITZER in its many forms over five decades. His long service is a testimony to his loyalty and commitment. Maurice will be remembered by colleagues and industry peers for his outstanding technical knowledge, good humour and indefatigable character. On behalf of all at BITZER UK, we wish to express our gratitude for Maurice’s many years of service and send sincere condolences to his family and many friends.”
The funeral service takes place at the Oak Chapel, Crownhill Crematorium, Milton Keynes, on Thursday 21 September at 2.45pm. Family flowers only. Donations (by way of cheque payable to Macmillan Cancer Support) may be sent to Dillamore Funeral Service, 16 Old Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 2RF. Telephone 01525 372210.