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  • AREA new guide on training and certification on low GWP refrigerants.

    AREA, Air conditioning and Refrigeration European Association, has published its Guidance on minimum requirements for contractors' training & certification on low GWP refrigerants.

    • Publication date : 2014/12/16
  • Briefs: certification

    The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the China Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Industry Association (CRAA) have signed an agreement to encourage Chinese HVACR equipment manufacturers to voluntarily participate...

    • Publication date : 2008/07/11
  • New Eurovent certification programme for cooling towers

    Eurovent, the European Certification body, has developed a certification programme for the thermal performance of cooling towers.

    • Publication date : 2012/03/20
  • European F-gas Regulation deadline for certification

    The European Regulation No. 303-2008, pursuant to the Regulation No. 842-2006 (“F-gas”), has established the minimum requirements and the conditions for certification of companies and personnel as regards stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning...

    • Publication date : 2011/07/01
  • Certification for cold logistics: Cool Chain Quality Indicators

    Cool Chain Quality Indicators (CCQI) is the name of the recently developed international standard for certification of the reliability, quality and proficiency of companies active in the cold logistics industry. This standard is aimed at...

    • Publication date : 2004/12/22
  • ARI launches a certification program for commercial refrigeration equipment

    The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) has announced the launch of a new certification programme for commercial display and storage cabinets. There are 25 other ARI certification programmes, all of them aim at giving consumers...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/23
  • New standards for “intelligent” ACs implemented in China

    China implements new standard to officially define and set technological requirements for intelligent ACs. Additionally, a Chinese air-conditioning manufacturer is the first company in China to achieve a global...

    • Publication date : 2020/06/26
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • EN ISO 22712 Public enquiry for comments

    The EN ISO 22712 standard can be a useful tool to develop national and international qualification/certification programmes and will allow further harmonisation of these schemes.

    • Publication date : 2018/08/08
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • UK: uncertified persons can buy F-gases for the servicing of MAC systems

    The UK government has confirmed that “F-gas” refrigerants can be sold to unqualified persons servicing mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems.

    • Publication date : 2015/12/07
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • ICR 2019: an overview of current refrigeration research (part II)

    Presentation of the main scientific and technical topics covered in the papers of the 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration and summary of some of the 14 keynotes.

    • Publication date : 2019/09/30
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • HFC alternatives: insufficient training in Europe

    An AREA survey shows that in the EU, only 3.5-7% of F-Gas certified personnel are trained in the use of low-GWP refrigerants, depending on the alternative used. 

    • Publication date : 2021/02/23
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • F-gas Regulation

    The F-gas Regulation (842/2006/EC) entered into force on July 4, 2007. The various measures introduced by the Regulation to ensure reduced emissions of F-gases are leak check procedures, labelling provisions, and high standards for the training...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • US HVACR sector news

    - According to the US Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics, heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers held about 249 000 jobs in 2002 in the US. This sector has the fastest expected growth rate in the...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/10
  • Save 2002 project: "European Certified Heat Pump Installer"

    The project proposal was prepared by European Heat Pump Association and was approved by the European Commission in December 2003. It develops a common European strategy, as many European countries have already started initiatives at different...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/15
  • Regulations and use of HFCs in the USA

    Under section 608 of the Clean Air Act, it has been illegal since November 15, 1995, to knowingly vent substitutes for CFC and HCFC refrigerants during the maintenance, service, repair and disposal of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment....

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14