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Optimising oil performance in support of today's environmental targets

Following the Montreal Protocol which banned CFCs and HCFCs, and the Kyoto Protocol which sought to establish commitments for the reduction of greenhouse gasses, there has been an increased push towards refrigerants with low ozone depleting potential and low global warming potential.

This has indirectly promoted the use of ammonia and carbon dioxide as refrigerant options once again. As products are being phased out or restricted by quotas, the requirements for oils are also changing to suit the current market.

Optimising oil performance in support of today's environmental targets
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R-32: A brief guide

With the need to move to low GWP solutions, more and more air conditioning manufacturers are bringing out R-32 compatible air conditioning equipment.

R 32: A brief guide
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Bacterial cleaning power of Frionett at London Hotel

Air conditioning systems can provide perfect conditions for microbial growth.  Read how London hotel used the Frionett cleaning range to address their cleaning needs.

frionett hotel case study condenser on roof
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Rapid growth in the UK aftermarket for low GWP Refrigerant R-1234yf

Worldwide the sales of cars using R1234yf refrigerant has steadily increased to more than 44 million*. Whilst the UK has seen a small decline in cars registered year on year, the SMMT reports that 2.5 million** cars were registered in the UK in 2017, all of which will now be using R1234yf, an increase from 1 million in 2016.

R1234yf refrigerant from Climalife UK
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Refrigerant Reclamation is key to F-Gas Legislation success

A GOOD RECLAMATION STRATEGY CAN EASE THE TRANSITION TO LOW GWP REFRIGERANTS.

The F-Gas Legislation requires recovery of HFCs from refrigeration and air conditioning systems as mandatory and also allows the continued use of reclaimed and recycled refrigerants with a GWP over 2500 for a further 10 years after the service ban on the use of virgin product on 01/01/2020.

Refrigerant Reclamation is key to F Gas Legislation success
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IDS Refrigeration - 20 years!

IDS staff celebrated the 20 year anniversary of IDS Refrigeration Limited this month, hosting a celebratory dinner at Cadbury House just outside Bristol.

IDS 20 years
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Pamela Garven retires after 26 years

Pam started her journey in the refrigerant market back in 1991, when she joined Peter Dinnage and the team, selling R-502 replacement refrigerants. A one month contract soon became two, then three and finally, 26 years on, Pam decided to take retirement.

Pamela Garven retires after 26 years
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