Running a 10K race is difficult enough when you are only dealing with your own physical limits. Nevertheless, a former soldier from Burnley is taking the 10K run to the next level by completing the course with a 30 kg refrigerator strapped to his back. Former army corporal Paul Tunstill will make his run on June 22 when he participates in the annual Pennine 10k challenge.
Various world regulatory bodies have done a great job of regulating CFCs and HCFCs to the point of all but eliminating these from significant worldwide use. Now the European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFTC) is calling for similar action where HFCs are concerned. The industry trade group believes the HFC cap and phase-out proposed by the Montreal Protocol is a good idea.
The need for reliable portable refrigeration is evident by the number of refrigerated trucks and trailers on the road. Moreover, even in a business like ours, providing portable, temporary refrigeration for outdoor events, weddings, and emergencies is something that is almost a necessity in the 21st century. Unfortunately, it all comes at a cost to the environment.
From 1 January 2015, R22 will no longer be allowed as a refrigerant in the UK. Reclaimed hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) will no longer be used for either refrigeration or air-conditioning systems manufactured, sold, or serviced here. This has lead experts to encourage refrigeration companies to start looking at R22 solutions right now. Many are already doing so.