SAN-AIR scores Purple Tick accreditation

The SAN-AIR technology has been awarded the Purple Tick accreditation, having satisfied the criteria for businesses that offer products or services that deliver high levels of performance in indoor public spaces. An independent organisation, the Purple Tick aims to build consumer and community confidence by promoting the safety and cleanliness of air conditioning systems. According […]


Quarantine restart: What have we learnt?

This week, international travellers began arriving in Melbourne again, and are re-entering Victoria’s revised hotel quarantine facilities. Numbers have been capped at 800 per week and will increase to 1,120 per week on April 15 provided that key recommendations are addressed – including many relating to ventilation. Focus on airborne transmission It has been almost […]


Sekisui Foam releases Thermobreak Ductboard

Sekisui Foam Australia has announced the release of Thermobreak Ductboard, a new dual-purpose composite duct insulation. It is designed to provide both thermal insulation and acoustic insulation of air conditioning ductwork. In the early 1990s, Sekisui Foam Australia developed Thermobreak Insulation based on the properties of physically crosslinked closed cell polyolefin foam, a technology invented […]

News Products

EIA and shecco publish Cooling Product List

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and natural refrigerants advocate shecco have teamed up to produce a consumer guide titled Pathway to Net-Zero: Cooling Product List. The EIA says the guide is aimed at helping companies cut their collective carbon footprint by providing a selection of products across all major cooling sectors, with a focus on […]


TruBlu evacuation kits launched locally

Envirotronics has announced exclusive distributorship of the TruBlu series of evacuation kits from Accutools Inc. USA. There are two models on offer: Advanced and Starter. “These hoses are freaky fast!” says Envirotronics. “The TruBlu hose has a 3/4in internal diameter delivering 16CFM of conductance speed at 1,000 microns. They evacuate 80 times faster than 1/4in internal […]


ASHRAE issues ‘unequivocal’ COVID advice

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released an updated, unequivocal statement on the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in buildings. “Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is significant and should be controlled,” says the statement. “Changes to building operations, including the operation of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, can reduce airborne exposures.” […]


Seeley working on hydrogen-ready tech

Seeley International has announced that it has its sights set on Australia’s carbon-neutral future and will continue to invest in the most innovative “hydrogen-ready” appliances. The messages were delivered by Seeley International’s founder and Executive Chairman Frank Seeley, Affil.AIRAH, at the manufacturer’s recent launch of its Winter 2021 ducted gas heating range. Addressing a group […]

Events and conferences

Program announced for Refrigeration 2021

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has released the program for its Refrigeration 2021 Conference, scheduled from May 17–18 in Melbourne. Keynotes Thomas Lund of Danfoss Industrial Refrigeration, Bruce Nelson, M.AIRAH, of Colmac Coil Manufacturing, and Thomas Frank of Refolution will headline a list of more than 20 speakers and four […]


Trade licences to go digital in NSW

The NSW government has announced it will add trade licences to the digital wallet within the Service NSW app. According to a NSW Fair Trading spokesperson, the general construction induction “White Card” is the first category to go live as a Digital Trade Licence, followed by a range of other categories including Home Building contractors, […]