Events and conferences

AMCA to hold virtual Building Ventilation Summit

AMCA Australia is hosting the Building Ventilation Summit as a virtual event on February 24 and 25. “With airborne transmission now widely acknowledged as the primary source of COVID-19 transmission, the building industry has a vital role to play in supporting Australians to return to workplaces and other indoor settings confidently, safely, and sustainably,” says […]

Events and conferences

Free webinar on flammable refrigerants

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) is running a free Cool Talk webinar on January 27 about working safely with flammable refrigerants. The session is aimed at service engineers and technicians, and will include practical advice from experts in the application of systems containing refrigerants of various flammability categories. “With most of the lower-GWP refrigerant options […]


HydroBalance range earns Australian Made certification

Water treatment specialist HydroChem has secured Australian Made certification for its HydroBalance HVAC&R maintenance range. The range has been manufactured under an exclusive licensing agreement by HydroChem in Australia for many years. “The HydroBalance brand is globally recognised for its quality and reliability,” says HydroChem, “having grown well beyond its humble beginnings in US inventor […]


Does R134a alternative hold promise for Australia?

US refrigerant manufacturer Koura has launched R456A, an alternative to R134a for automotive aftermarket applications. R456A has a global warming potential of 626 – about half that of R134a. According to Koura, trials have shown R456A to be compatible with existing R134a automotive air conditioning systems while maintaining “high-quality, efficient performance”. The development comes as […]


New training on the way for smoke control features

A new project is under way to develop training materials for assessing and reporting on smoke control features of mechanical services systems. Release 3.0 of the UEE electrotechnology training package includes a unit to cover the installation and maintenance of smoke control equipment, including fire dampers, smoke dampers, smoke and heat vents, and mechanical services […]


RectorSeal opens new Australian warehouse

RectorSeal Australia has announced the opening of a new warehouse tailored for Australian customers. Located in Brendale, Queensland, the warehouse will function as the company’s Australian head office. According to the company, the location offers additional warehouse space to help expand RectorSeal’s current product offering to customers, and the warehouse will be fully staffed “to […]

Public Comment

Draft guidance on reducing GHG emissions

The Victorian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released a new draft guideline for managing greenhouse gas emissions. Under Victoria’s Environment Protection Act 2017, which came into effect on July 1, 2021, people conducting activities that pose risks of harm to human health or the environment from pollution and waste must understand those risks and take […]