Beijer Ref’s Australian plant completes relocation

Beijer Ref’s Australian manufacturing operation SCM REF Australia has completed its relocation into a new purpose-built facility at Bankstown, Sydney. The OEM has been set up to service the Australian refrigeration industry, with a focus on natural refrigerants. As part of the push for sustainability under the combined Beijer Ref umbrella, Kirby and Beijer Ref […]

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Natural Refrigeration Conference goes virtual

The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) has announced it is cancelling the face-to-face portion of the 2021 IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference and Expo due to COVID-19. It will now be held online. The event was originally slated to be held in Palm Springs, California, USA, from June 21–23, 2021. The current regulations that affect meetings […]


Carel releases white paper on natural refrigerants

HVAC&R control and humidification specialist Carel has released a white paper that examines natural refrigerants and the technologies available to optimise energy savings. As countries around the world move to phase down HFCs in support of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, natural refrigerants including CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons are increasingly being looked at […]

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Beijer Ref strengthens local manufacturing capability

Beijer Ref in Australia has announced the formation of SCM REF Australia, a Sydney-based OEM to service the Australian refrigeration industry. It is believed the move will support the company’s focus on sustainability and the development of environmentally friendly and natural refrigerant technology. “The investment is a significant injection into the Australian refrigeration industry and […]

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Natural refrigerant trade show goes virtual

Brussels-based natural refrigerant group Shecco will be launching what has been touted the world’s first natural refrigerant virtual trade show for the HVAC&R industry on September 1, 2020. The free-to-attend online exhibition will give HVAC&R industry professionals remote access to the latest natural refrigerant solutions during the pandemic, says CEO of Shecco, Marc Chasserot. “It […]

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Grosvenor launches natural refrigerant service

Technical services company Grosvenor Engineering Group has introduced a dedicated natural refrigerant technology service for HVAC&R systems. Through the service, the company hopes to help the Australian commercial office market reduce its carbon footprint by providing a green alternative. “The opportunity for the use of natural refrigerants is broad within the commercial market,” says Grosvenor […]


Getting natural with Michael Kauffeld

In a recent trip to Australia for AIRAH’s Refrigeration 2019 conference, Prof. Dr. Michael Kauffeld of Germany’s Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences shared his expertise on natural refrigerants. In his keynote presentation, Kauffeld detailed the HFC phase-down and what’s coming next for refrigeration, particularly with regards to natural refrigerants such as CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons. Following his […]

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Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies International Conference

The eighth Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies Conference is being held from April 11–19 in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. The conference is organised by the International Institute of Refrigeration and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – Skopje. Over 50 papers have been submitted internationally, presenting recent achievements in research and the advanced applications of CO2 and […]


Charge limit increase imminent

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has taken the next step towards increasing the charge limit of A3 refrigerants in commercial refrigeration equipment. As reported earlier this year, the change would increase the limit on A3 (flammable) refrigerants such as propane in commercial refrigeration equipment from 150g to 500g. This would enable hydrocarbons to be used […]