News

  • Finally, a replacement for R123?

    18 October 2013

    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.

  • Valve Failure Safety Alert

    19 October 2012

    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.

  • F-gas revision: Bans, phase outs and an end to pre-charged equipment

    03 October 2012

    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.

  • HSE : Alcohol and drugs at work

    02 October 2012

    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.

  • 3rd Annual Conference: Fire Safety 2010

    21 October 2010

    25 November 2010  -  CBI Conference Centre, London.  A number of new/revised standards are due to be published this year which will tie in with this particular review, including BS 9991 and BS 6266 Code of practice for fire protection for electronic equipment installations.