Refrigeration system
Events and conferences

A deep dive into refrigeration systems

AIRAH is hosting a Technology Talk webinar on Thursday, June 30 about refrigeration systems. The session will include an onsite live demonstration streamed to the audience. Owner of Freeze Point Refrigeration, Morty Al Mandalawy, will present information on: The impact of system superheat versus evaporator superheat How the refrigeration system should be evacuated correctly How […]

Events and conferences

Refrigeration sector racing to keep up with change

Changes in technology, legislation and the workforce have placed a strain on Australia’s refrigeration sector, and created a pressing need for education and training. That’s the view of SuperCool Group Business Manager Rene Le Miere, a member of the technical organising committee for the AIRAH Refrigeration 2022 Conference, to be held from May 16–17 in […]

General News

ABC celebrates ‘forgotten’ godfather of refrigeration

Australian refrigeration pioneer James Harrison has featured in an episode of ABC rural affairs program Landline. Ahead of the Scotland-born innovator’s birthday on April 17, the program charted Harrison’s exploits in creating an ice machine in his adopted Victorian home of Geelong in the mid-1800s. Landline also explored reasons for Harrison’s lack of renown given […]


Solid-state refrigeration tech wins £1.3m funding

A zero-carbon refrigeration start-up company has received funding to commercialise its refrigeration technology, which aims to cut global emissions. Barocal, a spin-out from Cambridge University, has secured £1.3m to develop the solid-state temperature changing materials that work in both heating and cooling applications. The barocaloric materials offer a zero-carbon alternative to gas-compression cooling and heating. […]

ICR 2023
Events and conferences

IIR Congress 2023 calls for abstracts

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is hosting the 26th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR 2023) in Paris on August 21–25, 2023. The IIR is now calling for abstracts. The event will be organised by the French Association of Refrigeration (AFF) and will have the theme “Towards efficient, controlled and smart refrigeration”. The organisers aim […]

Legislation Updates News

Seeking clarity on professional registration

As professional registration schemes commence across Australia, practitioners in the refrigeration sector are looking for a clear statement from government on which parts of their work will fall under the new regulations – and calling for alternative qualification pathways. On July 1, 2021, the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 came into effect in New […]