While much has been made of the new HFO refrigerants 1234yf and 1234ze, another lesser known HFO could provide a much needed alternative to R123 in chiller applications.
You will recall that FSDF have sent out previously information about Health and Safety Executive (HSE) enforcement activities as a result of the Legionella outbreaks in Edinburgh in the late summer and autumn of 2012.
The owner of a Norfolk aggregate site has been prosecuted for failing to complete a suitable and sufficient risk assessment for moving rail wagons without a locomotive.
May 2012 update: Further failures of this type of valve have been reported since the original guidance note was issued in May 2011 and it is clear that some of these failures are not due to corrosion.
HFC phase-downs, usage bans in certain products, a stop to the use of R404A and an end to the sale of pre-charged air conditioning and refrigeration equipment are just some of the proposed revisions to the new European F-gas regulations revealed in a leaked document this week.
The Health and Safety Executive provide some useful guidelines and resources, including a report prepared by Cardiff University on the scale and impact of illegal drug use by workers.
GUIDANCE REGARDING HSE INTERVENTION FEE SCHEME
HSE proposes to introduce a fee for intervention cost recovery scheme with effect from 1 October 2012
The flooring selection tool helps to identify the types of flooring that are likely to retain their slip resistant properties when contaminated with some common liquids.