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Murco receives ECA approval for inclusion on the UK’s Energy Technology list

Published on 5 November 2012
Murco gas sensors enable compliance with EN378 and ASHRAE Standard 15
Murco’s products detect CFC, HCFC, HC and CO2

The complete range of refrigerant leak detection systems manufactured by Murco meet the relevant energy saving criteria and has now been approved by the Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme (ECA) for inclusion on the UK’s Energy Technology List.

The ECA Scheme provides a cash boost to UK businesses by offering tax incentives to companies who invest in energy saving equipment. Speaking after the announcement, Murco’s Technical Sales Manager Don Hoban said “We are delighted that UK customers who buy our top quality leak detection products may now be entitled to a full return on their investment in year one.” Any leaks from a refrigerant system can reduce performance, increase costs and damage the environment.   

Murco’s MGD, IAM, MGS and ST-IAM range of fixed refrigerant leak detectors constantly monitor the atmosphere and trigger an alarm if they detect any gas escaping from a system and all products have achieved ECA approval for the detection of CFC, HCFC, HFC, HC and Carbon Dioxide (CO2). Murco gas sensors enable compliance with all important standards such as the EN378, the F-Gas Directive (842/2006) and ASHRAE Standard 15. 

Murco is one of only a few manufacturers to achieve ECA approval in the ‘Automated Permanent Refrigerant Leak Detection’ section which also includes its US parent company, Bacharach Inc. “This important industry approval shows Murco’s commitment to refrigeration gas detection and its drive towards zero refrigeration leaks. It is another step in preserving the competitive edge that Murco strives to achieve for its customers.” Don Hoban said.

Enhanced capital allowances - Benefits for Business: Tax relief for investments in equipment that meets published energy-saving criteria. 

 The benefits include:

  • Accelerated tax relief - 100% tax relief against taxable profits in year of purchase (terms and conditions apply - visit
  • Reduced running costs and increased efficiency
  • Lower energy bills
  • Reduced Climate Change Levy payments (if applicable)
  • Reduced payback period on purchases
  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • Provides certainty that the chosen product should perform well

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