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'Donkey Engine' to Transform Portable Refrigeration

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.

R22 refrigerant to be banned from January 2015
New refrigeration regulations January 2015

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.

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EU F Gas Regulations Affect Refrigeration Industry

In a decision viewed by most in the refrigeration industry as rather anti-climactic, the European Union approved new F-gas regulations on April 14. F-gases (fluorinated greenhouse gases) are believed to be a major contributor to the global greenhouse effect due to their tendency to remain in the atmosphere for prolonged periods. According to the new regulations, the EU hopes to cut F-gas levels by more than 60% over the next 16 years.

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Replacing Refrigeration Units with Cold Rooms

Noisy refrigeration units in the Staffordshire town of Lichfield are now going to cost the owner of a local business £5,100. The fine was levied against Dave's Discount Ltd after the shop failed to comply with an abatement order issued as a result of complaints about the units in question. The owner of the shop recently pled guilty at Staffordshire Magistrates' Court.