ACR Journal

FEATURES 14. The importance of energy benchmarking 18. Six pillars of lifecycle refrigerant management 20. Be in it for the long haul 22. A2L and new refrigerant strategies take holistic view of environmental impacts 24. Procuring ahead: tackling energy ine ciency with greener upgrades 28. Humble beginnings to national distributor: CDL celebrates 20 years 30. Award winning manufacturer 31. How e ective is your handover process for new systems? CONTENTS 03 Reliability Loyalty Support Service Customer Rewards information at your fingertips Fujitsu’s Loyalty Scheme 2% rewards on all qualifying purchases ACR JournalCover Jan2023Rev2.indd 1 30/01/2023 09:37:05 VOLUME 9 No2 FEBRUARY/MARCH2023 ISSN 2058-4407 Essential Information for theAirConditioningandRefrigeration Industry 22ND JUNE 2023 TheMidland, Manchester 2023 Editor Andrew Slater Multimedia Sales Executive Robyn Teague 01778 395029 Editorial Design Ryan Housden 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 Welcome to the first edition of 2023, and a belated Happy New Year! This year will see the launch of our ACR regional exhibitions - tabletop events with technical briefings. Two venues are confirmed, in Birmingham on May 18 and Leeds on September 28, which are already proving very popular. The prestigious National Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heat Pump Awards return to Manchester’s Midland Hotel on June 22. Please submit your award entries to us by March 27; remember, you have to be in it to win it! I’m pleased we can introduce RACHPskills finalist Charlotte Robinson in our Women in ACR feature in this edition. Charlotte is an inspiration to other women and, along with all the other finalists of the competition, show what can be accomplished with hard work and dedication. Elsewhere, Dr Andy Pearson of Star Refrigeration provides a feature based on his recent IOR paper about energy benchmarking, Climalife and A-Gas highlight the challenges ahead in changing refrigerant legislation, and the IOR advises on the key elements of e ective handover procedures. I hope you enjoy this edition, Andy 4. News Key industry updates 9. Tools Talk 10. Hydratech Energy e ciency: fluid optimisation delivers significant performance and environmental gains 26. Mitsubishi Electric Turn up the heat on growth 34. Women in ACR Charlotte Robinson of Catalent 36. The Innovation Zone The latest products and launches 38. Changing Faces CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai 34 28

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