Refrigerant supplier A-Gas has launched a laboratory in New Zealand with the capability to test the quality of refrigerants against AHRI Standard 700. AHRI 700 specifies acceptable levels of contaminants (purity requirements) for fluorocarbon, hydrocarbon, and carbon dioxide refrigerants, regardless of source, and lists acceptable test methods. According to A-Gas, the new lab – located […]
UNEP OzonAction and the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) have launched the Refrigerant Driving Licence (RDL).
Research has found that three HFOs produce the extremely powerful greenhouse gas trifluoromethane (R23) when they react with ozone.
What gets measured gets managed is a truism of our age. But in the case of refrigerants, is a heavy reliance on one measurement concealing the full sustainability story? Adrian Bukmanis, founder of Veridian Refrigerant Management, believes so. He presented at AIRAH’s recent Future of HVAC Conference on the topic “No longer immaterial: The life-cycle […]
The future:gas organisers have confirmed venues and dates for the New Zealand leg of the 2023 refrigerant seminar roadshow. With the seminar series already under way and travelling across Australia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu until September, the dates for Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin have been confirmed as July 25, 26, and 27. The series has been organised to […]
The Australian federal government intends to implement restrictions on small air conditioning equipment with high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant. From July 1, 2024, Australia will ban the import and manufacture of small air conditioning equipment using refrigerant with a GWP over 750. This ban will apply to equipment with up to 2.6kg refrigerant charge […]
The 2023 future:gas refrigerant seminar series is now under way and travelling across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu until September. The series has been organised to deliver vital information to industry stakeholders preparing for systems and equipment designed for new refrigerants such as HFOs, CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbons, lower global warming potential (GWP) […]
Venues and dates have now been confirmed for the Australian future:gas refrigerant roadshow, with sessions in all capital cities as well as Albury, Newcastle and Townsville. The roadshow will also travel to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand in July. Venues for these sessions will be announced in due course. Over May and June, the […]
A-Gas has announced that its PyroPlas refrigerant destruction technology will soon be available in Australia and New Zealand. The equipment is designed to deal with halons, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and mixtures of all previous generations of used refrigerant, as well as an increase in the prevalence of flammables. A-Gas has operated PyroPlas in the US for […]
At the end of February, the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) agreed to major amendments to the F-gas regulation – the EU legislation that controls emissions from fluorinated greenhouse gases. If the changes are confirmed by the European Parliament, it will effectively see a phase-out of HFC refrigerants […]