The Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Institute (ACHPI) is to launch this month.

The specialist group is being set up by the Institute of Refridgeration to offer independent technical information for individuals who install, service or maintains air conditioning and heat pump equipment.

The ACHPI aims to bring together the technical expertise of manufacturers support services with the experience of the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) in providing practical guidance and keeping individuals up to date with good industry practice and standards.

John Ellis, chairman of the IOR ACHPI technical panel said: “The Heat Pump and Air Conditioning sector is one of the ongoing major advancements of the refrigeration cycle. This burgeoning sector of our industry has its own different technical needs and the ACHPI can help develop this growing area where engineers are thirsty for reliable and independent information."

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