2017 was a fantastic innovative year for Cooltherm and Geoclima, with Circlemiser (the most efficient air cooled chiller in the world) being launched after over two years of development, and the Cooltherm family continued to grow with our ranks growing to 70 strong.
2017 was also the year that European F-gas legislation started to bite, and HFC refrigerant quotas began to move down their steeper slope of phase out, this pushed refrigerant prices to the highest levels ever, ending the year with R134a prices some 300% higher than at the start. This pushed our ultra-green HFO refrigerant chiller ranges into the forefront of many consultants and specifiers minds.
Towards the end of 2017 we were also greeted with the brilliant news that even though R134a is one of the better HFC refrigerants for the environment, Turbomiser chillers and Turbocor compressors manufactured after a certain serial number can be retro fitted with HFO R513a, which is another positive step forward for the environment.
We have big plans for 2018, continuing to expand our in house design and installation service, and continuing to ensure every step we take has a smaller impact on the environment than the previous.