Legislation Updates

Government eyes ban on high-GWP air conditioners

The Ozone and Climate Protection Section of the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is seeking industry input on a proposal to limit the import and manufacture of small air conditioning units using high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants. The approach would ban the import and manufacture of small air conditioning units using […]

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ARC releases free ‘tech packs’ for R32

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment have created free “tech-packs” on R32 refrigerant for licensed technicians and authorised businesses. The packs contain information on refrigerant characteristics and properties, equipment requirements, safety, relationship to R410A, and more. They also include refrigerant safety stickers to help technicians identify the […]

Products

Daikin announces R32 SkyAir light commercial range

Daikin has launched the Compact R32 SkyAir Cassette, in line with its commitment to release more products with low-GWP refrigerant R32. Suitable for commercial, retail and office-based applications, the new SkyAir light commercial range features a flat compact fascia that fits into a standard ceiling tile; optional intelligent sensors for greater energy efficiency and comfort; […]

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New heat exchangers focus on sustainable cooling

Alfa Laval has launched a new generation of brazed plate heat exchangers that offer increased sustainability for cooling duties. The AC74 includes unique technologies developed to improve energy efficiency and enable the use of refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP), says the company. “An increasing number of our customers are facing challenges as a […]

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R32 expanding rapidly in EU

The Building Services Research & Information Association (BSRIA) has predicted the R32 market share for split systems in Europe will exceed 80 per cent by 2023. According to its research, R32 accounted for approximately 37 per cent of the market in 2019. R32 has a lower global warming potential (GWP) than other refrigerants (of 675), […]