ACR Journal

February 2022 | March 2022 NEWS 06 Volume 8 No.2 IORANNUALDINNERBACK IN JUNE The IOR Annual Dinner will return as an "in person'' event next year. Traditionally held in February, the 121st dinner has been moved to June 30, at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Pauls, to celebrate the industry’s achievements and support World Refrigeration Day activities. Bookings are now open and tickets start from £147 + VAT for members, with tables of 10 and 12 also available. The price includes welcome drinks reception, a three-course meal including ½ bottle of wine per person, awards ceremony, after-dinner speaker and award presenter, fundraising for charity and the IOR President’s fund for education initiatives and late bar. Visit to find out more and book places. Sponsorship opportunities will also be available during the event. Contact the IOR at to find out more. Honeywell supports Danfoss scrolls on R1234ze and R515B Honeywell's Solstice technology will support a new range of ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) scroll compressors designed and manufactured by Danfoss for heating and cooling applications. The new compressors are said to deliver improved energy e ciency over models based on R410A, while o ering the same cooling capacity and similar footprint. Danfoss will use Honeywell’s Solstice ze (R1234ze) and Solstice N15 (R515B) refrigerants in its new DSG scroll compressor range for chiller and heat pumps used in commercial buildings, industrial processes, data centres and district heating/cooling applications. The DSG compressor range will be available in Q2 2022, and will allow chiller and heat pump manufacturers to stay compliant with regulations requiring the phasedown of higher- GWP hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Panasonic centre stage at Belfast Grand Opera House Belfast Grand Opera House has installed Panasonic air conditioning as part of a large-scale renovation. Built in 1895, the opera house is one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic venues, designed by renowned theatre architect of the day, Frank Matcham. With a seating capacity for 1,063, the space requires high-performing air conditioning solutions to ensure visitors can fully enjoy the experience with comfort. To meet this challenge Aircon Sales & Service installed Panasonic air conditioning solutions in the main auditorium, the baby grand studio and the bar areas. In addition, a Panasonic hi-wall split unit, incorporating nanoe X technology, was also installed in the front of house o ce. The two existing air handling units were fully refurbished with a total cooling capacity of 230kW, while the main auditorium utilised four 35kW Panasonic 2-pipe ECOi outdoor units, the ideal solution for refurbishments, delivery high energy-saving performance, powerful operation, reliability and comfort. Furthermore, the baby grand studio utilised two of Panasonic’s 25kW Big PACi condensers – the range is a useful and cost-saving solution with a compact and light indoor body. All six Panasonic condensers and AHU kits have been piped to new DX cooling coils, which Aircon Sales & Services have also supplied and installed Connor Rooney, director at AirCon Sales & Service, said: “We’ve worked successfully with Panasonic for over 10 years now on numerous high-profile projects. With the quality of their systems and unique Panasonic controls logic, we can tailor each application to suit any project. Given the massive scale of the Opera House, we needed a powerful and reliable air conditioning system and Panasonic provided the perfect solution. While initially put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic, once we got going late last year, it went seamlessly and we handed over the fully commissioned solution a few months later.” “We’re delighted that Panasonic has been able to help restore the iconic building in some way,” said Vincent Mahony, heating & cooling Ireland national manager. “Air conditioning on a project of this size is a big task, but our ECOi and PACi ranges are well suited for the job, thanks to their high e ciency and powerful cooling abilities. With the world opening back up, it’s great to know that our solutions are helping the overall theatre experience get back after so long away.”

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