ACR Journal

CONTENTS 03 VOLUME8 No1 DECEMBER2021/JANUARY2022 ISSN 2058-4407 Essential Information for theAirConditioningandRefrigeration Industry SAVE THE DATE JUNE 9TH 2022 QueensHotel Leeds Foryournext installation, there’snobetterchoice thana DaikinVRVsystem.Andnotonlybecause it’s thehassle-free choice.Orbecause itofferssuperiorperformance. AspartofourPartnerwithConfidencecommitment,allVRVunitsare allocatedwith reclaimedR410A refrigerant.Soyoucanbe sure thata DaikinVRV system is thebest long termoption foryourclients. ServicewithConfidencecovermeansyourcustomersbenefit from the highest standardsof support, includingcommissioningand remote monitoring,whileyoucanofferanenhancedwarranty tobuilda strong ongoingpartnershipwithyourclient, long into the future. And that’sServicewithConfidence. Visitdaikin Happier customers and long-termopportunity From one lifetime to the next 2022 NACRHPA 2022 LOGO.indd 2 16/11/2021 14:06 ACRCoverDec_Jan.indd 1 16/11/2021 14:35 Editor Andrew Slater Multimedia Sales Executive Robyn Teague 01778 395029 Editorial Design Amanda Clare Advertising Design Natalie Reynolds Production Sue Ward 01778 392405 Publisher Juliet Loiselle CompCIPHE/MInstR 01778 391067 Published by: Warners Group Publications Plc The Maltings, West Street, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 9PH 01778 391000 01778 394748 © Copyright 2020 PRINTED BY WARNERS 01778 395111 Moving towards the end of the year, we start to look back on what we have achieved and intend to improve. This year has been a strange one, marked with stops and starts as we moved through what will hopefully be the last of such a painful period of time. However, things now appear to be in full swing, with events packed into the final months of the year. Our very own calendar highlight, the National Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heat Pump Awards, went off with a bang in Manchester in October. It was fantastic to see so many people with smiles on their faces as the noise levels rose with people finally speaking face to face. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, hopefully, you’ll be able to spot yourself in the awards supplement! I think now more than ever we recognise how important our industry is in maintaining essential services, gaining wider commendation along the way. In addition, remarkable innovation and system design have continued our push to reduce our environmental impact in serving these services. We have the pleasure of showing some examples in this edition from Arctic Circle, Sure Solutions and Wave Refrigeration. We have also continued to recognise the need to find and inspire the next generation of deep thinkers, promoted by World Refrigeration Day and grown by the remarkable STEMazing movement, just to name a couple. Best wishes to everyone across the festive period and see you all in 2022! Andy REGULARS 4. News Key industry updates 13. Tools Talk The right tool bag for the job 30. Mitsubishi Electric Awards are a great way to spread the word about online training 34. Design Focus Seamless 0-10v Control on DX to AHU 40. The Innovation Zone The latest products and launches 42. Women in ACR Soraya Pratten of Hydratech 44. Changing Faces Who’s new and who’s moved 45. Chilly Chatter FEATURES 14. The retrofit contingency 18. Tackling illegal imports 20. Glycol levels - is your chilled water system at risk this winter? 23. Riding the WAVE 26. A transcritical boost for CO 2 refrigeration technology 28. Rising to the challenge 31. The workplace challenge 35. ACRIB and the IOR 36. Improving efficiency with heat recovery VRF 38. STEMazing goes global CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai 23 26

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