Events and conferences

Grab the ARBS app!

With ARBS less than a week away and more than 300 exhibitors set to fill the main hall of the International Convention Centre in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, the AIRAH team have been busy preparing a plan of attack. That job has been made a lot easier by the ARBS app, downloadable from the ARBS website. […]

Education Features General News

A trade cooler than the rest

The Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE) in Victoria has produced a fantastic video to promote the industry and the benefits of choosing a career in air conditioning and refrigeration. “Typically, people wanting to become tradies select the more commonly known trades such as plumbing, carpentry and electrical,” says Kate Storer from GOTAFE. “Being a […]

Breaking News News

Nidec to acquire Embraco

Japanese firm Nidec has announced it will acquire Embraco, Whirpool Corporation’s compressor business, in a deal worth US$1,080 million. While Nidec has traditionally been known as a major manufacturer of electric motors, it has recently added compressors to its product portfolio, first with the purchase of the Secop Group in 2017, and now with the acquisition […]

General News

A.G. Coombs issues advisory note

After a very dry start to the year across much of mainland southeastern Australia, A.G. Coombs has issued an advisory note: Managing Resilient Buildings – Preparing for Dust Storms. “It is important particularly during the drier months in Australia to plan for extreme weather events such as dust storms,” the company says. “In September 2009 […]

Features

Thermal Delight podcast

The 99% Invisible website has produced a podcast dedicated to HVAC&R. The program starts with a brief history lesson and looks at the work of budding engineer Willis Carrier, who is credited with inventing modern air conditioning in 1902. It tracks the rise of air conditioning as a mainstream commodity, and its impact on building […]