RAC apprentices on hold for driving licences

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) is calling for refrigeration and air conditioning apprentices to be prioritised among those waiting for driver licence tests. In Victoria, COVID-19 restrictions have led to the suspension of driver’s licence testing in Victoria, resulting in a backlog of almost 30,000 applicants. This includes refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) trade apprentices, […]


Solar chimney a life-saver

Researchers at RMIT University have designed a solar chimney that saves energy – and lives. While solar chimneys are known for their sustainable features – with the ability to reduce energy usage by up to 50 per cent – the researchers have designed one that is also optimised for fire safety. The new design is […]


Role of refrigeration in worldwide nutrition

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has published their sixth Informatory Note on Refrigeration and Food: The Role of Refrigeration in Worldwide Nutrition. It is an update of previous versions published by the IIR in November 1996 and June 2009. The Informatory Note draws on the latest facts and figures from reputable organisations such as […]


New appointment at Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric Australia has appointed Geoff Watson as the new HVAC state manager for Victoria and Tasmania. Prior to the promotion, Watson was the company’s Victoria/Tasmania HVAC sales manager. He has over 21 years of experience in the HVAC industry, including two years at Mitsubishi Electric Australia. Watson’s key roles include overseeing the sales department […]


Road to raising flammable charge limits

Life Front has released a new report with recommendations on how to safely raise the charge limits for flammable refrigerants in refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump (RACHP) applications. The EU-funded project aims to remove implementation barriers posed by legacy charge-limit standards. The report comes after the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) paved the way for […]


CaaS Incubator announces pilot projects

Five companies were selected into the CaaS Incubator program, an initiative that seeks to promote the concept of cooling as a service (CaaS). The CaaS initiative aims to decrease energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from cooling use through a pay-per-service model for more efficient cooling systems. The winning projects offer highly efficient air […]

Events and conferences

Belimo launches online training

HVAC field device manufacturer Belimo has announced the Australian launch of its webinar platform. The Switzerland-based company has been conducting webinars in the US since 2012. The American webinars are delivered as part of Belimo University’s training programs that were designed to assist with understanding HVAC fundamentals. According to regional application consultant, Asia Pacific, at […]

Products What's New

New rollouts from Daikin

Daikin has released three new products that are aimed at simplifying the use of its systems, whether in the set-up process or operational control. Economiser Kit Daikin says its rooftop-packaged units are designed for flexible and easy installation into various commercial applications. The 150–300 class models now feature an optional Economiser Kit that can be […]