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CONTENTS 03 RaisingthestandardsinAirConditioningDistribution VOLUME 9 No4 JUNE/JULY 2023 ISSN 2058-4407 Essential Information for theAirConditioningandRefrigeration Industry 22ND JUNE 2023 TheMidland, Manchester 2023 01ACRCover Jun.indd 1 24/05/2023 13:27 Editor Andrew Slater Multimedia Sales Executive Victoria Liddington 01778 395029 Editorial Design Ryan Housden Advertising Design Amanda Clare 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 REGULARS 4. News Key industry updates 14. Tools Talk - Diversitech 20. Hydratech 5 ways Hydratech can help your cold chain business save energy and money 22. Mitsubishi Electric Watch and learn 32. The Innovation Zone The latest products and launches 34. Women in ACR Rebecca Smith of FridgeDIRECT and Beijer Ref Academy 36. Changing Faces CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai 18 34 The last couple of months has seen a rise in interest across the industry on refrigerant legislation and the potential impact of a review being conducted by the European Chemicals Agency on PFAS chemicals and their definition. This could ultimately result in the UK flexing its muscles and taking advantage of leaving Europe to form its own process of change and reduce the potential impact on our industry. In this edition, Neil Roberts of Climalife helps to shed light on the situation with an overview of the process and its complexities. Also featured is Evotech and the results of its year-long study of CO 2 levels in schools. Elsewhere, Tim Mitchell of Klima-Therm explains why heat pump air handling units are key to providing temperature control with improved air quality, while Rebecca Smith of FridgeDIRECT and Beijer Ref Academy features as our latest Woman in ACR. With summer almost upon us, it's nearly time for the NACR&HP awards on June 22. It will be great to see everyone again and meet new faces. Please say hello if you see me there! I hope you enjoy this edition, Andy FEATURES 16. Heat Pump AHUs 18. Year-long study on CO 2 levels in classrooms highlights need for better ventilation in schools 24. PFAS: what is it really about? 26. Record year for recovery and reclamation 30. Taking control of our future

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