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Toshiba opens new flagship training centre

Toshiba Air Conditioning, a division of Toshiba Carrier UK Ltd, has opened a new national training centre at its headquarters in Leatherhead. The facility is the flagship in a new national network of Toshiba training centres, being rolled out during 2014 at 13 Toshiba and distributor locations across the country. The Leatherhead facility will operate all-year-round, with a scheduled programme of advertised courses running each quarter, supported by bespoke training to meet specific installer and end user needs.  ... Read more

New Black Pear Air Conditioning Controller

Toshiba Air Conditioning (a division of Toshiba Carrier UK Limited) has introduced a new control and monitoring system called Black Pear, which it believes is one of the most powerful and versatile on the market. Black Pear connects directly to the HVAC control bus, providing instant connectivity to Building Management Systems, and overcoming the need for a central controller and separate interface. Its built-in LCD display gives field engineers local control over units, and enables fast and accurate commissioning following installation with USB-based ... Read more

Pioneering refrigerant protection system shortlisted for two national awards

The company’s ground-breaking refrigerant leak prevention and management system provides assurance for building occupants and end users. In the event of a leak, the technology locates and isolates the problem and, if deemed serious, initiates an automatic pump-down of refrigerant to prevent further leakage. The system attracts BREEAM points as proof of the environmental credentials of a building, and is being adopted by a growing list of national end users, keen to eliminate the possibility of refrigerant leaks from their estates. The importance ... Read more

Toshiba introduces next big advance in refrigerant leak protection for buildings

In the event of a refrigerant leak, the new system isolates the specific section of refrigerant pipework containing the leak, enabling the rest of the system to continue functioning as normal. Conventional approaches shut down the entire system in the event of a leak, impacting occupants throughout a building until the source of the leak can be identified and repaired. The new technology means that only the immediate area served by the compromised circuit suffers loss of service. David Dunn, general manager, says: ... Read more

New Toshiba Series 7 ceiling air conditioning units have improved performance and lower sound

The advanced series 7 indoor units have been completely redesigned and come in a wide range of capacities, including a 6 hp unit. Featuring a modernised appearance to the front grill, the units have a bigger chassis to accommodate a larger, more efficient heat exchanger. The new design manages to deliver larger air volumes (up by 38 per cent) while operating with lower sound levels (down 9 per cent). This is due to a redesigned fan which optimizes the passage ... Read more

Toshiba rolls out new training programme to update key skills and knowledge of installers and end us

Following the recent important changes to the F-Gas Regulation, a new course outlines the responsibilities of all par¬ties, how the regulation relates to different refrigerants, record keeping requirements, and the key timetable of dates for implementation for the changes. Approved by CIBSE under its CPD pro¬gramme, legislation updates include the recently revised Part L of the Buildings Regulations, and how the latest changes relate to the design of air conditioning systems. Other courses, also with CPD accreditation, cover the application of SEER ... Read more

Maintenance Partner Scheme

Often End Users have a preferred service and planned maintenance contractor who simply cannot qualify in accordance with existing criteria to become Toshiba Accredited or Qualified Installers, as their spend level is insufficient to gain the required status despite the fact that they may be an excellent service company. With our revision update we are increasing the choice available to End Users whilst maintaining required standards of compliance. For full details please download the bulletin below - Warranty_Bulletin_Maintenance_Partner.pdf Read more

Toshiba introduces new range of high efficiency compact outdoor condensing units

Toshiba Air Conditioning (a division of Toshiba Carrier UK Limited) has introduced a new range of compact outdoor condensing units, designed to be easy to carry and install. The Series 4 units are as much as 8kg lighter than previous models, representing a reduction of some 11 per cent, a major advantage for installers transporting and installing the units. This enables units to be installed above one another, in a double-deck configuration, saving space on buildings and outdoor plant areas. Much of the weight ... Read more

Toshiba new training initiative

David Dunn, General Manager, Toshiba Air Conditioning (a division of Toshiba Carrier UK Limited) says - Training the next generation of installers and designers is vital to ensure the future of the air conditioning industry. This requires continual investment in the skills and knowledge base of the trade to ensure people are equipped to deliver the high quality projects required by clients today. The need for training has been heightened by the rapid advances in technology and practices as a result of new ... Read more

Toshiba supports Cooling Post

Toshiba Air Conditioning (a division of Toshiba Carrier UK Limited) has become an official launch sponsor for Cooling Post, a new online industry news service. Cooling Post provides topical news and features on developments across the air conditioning and refrigeration scene. It was launched last month by Neil Everitt, a well-known industry journalist and former editor of ACR News and H&V Review. Dave Dunn, general manager of Toshiba, said: “Access to timely, accurate information and comment is more than ever vital in business ... Read more