Oceania

2013.09.03

Australia: Code of Practice for Flammable Refrigerants

12/09/2013 Faced with the rising use of flammable refrigerants, AIRAH has issued a draft Code of Practice for handling these gases, which will be proposed as an approved code of practice under section...

2013.09.02

A Heat Pump Using Carbon Dioxide as the Refrigerant

A new generation of CO2-based heat pumps could avoid the high global warming potential of standard refrigerants and generate much higher temperatures   Posted On Aug 29 2013 By Alex Wilson In res...

2013.08.24

Newly introduced Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy in New-Zealan

20/08/2013 On July 1, 2013 the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (SGG) Levy entered into force in New Zealand and applies to a range of goods including freezers, fridges and air conditioners.   The levy rates for goods containing HFCs and PFCs are linked to the price of carbon and vary between items to reflect gas amounts, specific gases and their global warming potential.  SGG rates also vary de...

2013.08.23

2.5 Australia

Market Trends The Australian ATW market scale was 30,000 units in 2012, an increase of 15% over 2011.   Sydney, the largest city in Australia, and its environs has a relatively warm winter, and a...

2013.08.22

Australia’s HFC levy one year on -- part 3

20 August 2013 Suppliers of low GWP refrigerants, such as hydrocarbons (HCs) and equipment that employs these refrigerants, have been operating in the Australian market for several years prior to the introduction of the HFC levy. All of these businesses have seen strong growth in customer enquiries and sales since the levy has been announced.   The majority of hydrocarbons in Australia are em...

2013.08.21

Australia’s HFC levy one year on -- part 2

19 August 2013 Since its introduction in July 2012, the HFC levy has met with strong opposition, which led to the recent announcement by Australia’s prime minister that its level will be reduced. It may even be abolished if the Liberal Party wins the elections in September 2013.   Resistance by both industry and government to implementation of the HFC Levy has undermined its effectiveness qui...

2013.08.04

Australia’s HFC levy one year on -- part 1

14 August 2013 With a tight national election looming, Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced plans on 16 July 2013 to replace the domestic carbon tax with a less-severe, EU-type emissions-trading scheme (ETS) a year ahead of schedule. The carbon tax on Australia’s worst industrial polluters went into effect in July 2012 and was supposed to remain in place for three years and subsequentl...

2013.08.10

Ammonia systems with up to 95% market share in cold storage

07 August 2013 According to Cold Hard Facts 2, ammonia charged systems dominate the cold storage and food processing refrigeration sectors with 90 to 95 % of applications based on refrigerant volume using ammonia.   Natural refrigerants gain market share in Australia   The total bank of natural refrigerants (ammonia, hydrocarbons, CO2) used for refrigeration and air conditioning services...

2013.08.08

AIRAH 'Future of HVAC' conference next week

6 August 2013 The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) conference ‘The Future of HVAC’ set for next week, from August 13-14.   Registrations are still open for the event, which will explore the changes, ideas and innovations that are driving the industry’s future.   “There are so many things happening in HVAC and the built environment right now: new...

2013.08.03

Australian refrigeration and air conditioning industry 'wort

1 August 2013 The second definitive survey of the Australian rac industry has calculated it is worth A$26 billion (£15 billion) to the national economy, once equipment, labour, refrigerant and energy costs are factored in.   The second Cold Hard Facts report into the Australian rac industry has again revealed what a signficant contribution it makes to its national economy - conservatively es...

2013.08.01

A technological & economic snapshot of Australia's RAC indus

31 July 2013 Published by the Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Cold Hard Facts 2 provides an economic and technological assessment of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in Australia, an industry that goes largely unseen by the public, even though it encompasses technology that is present in, and facilitates every other industry, ...

2013.07.25

Cold Hard Facts 2: 8% of Australian cars use HC refrigerants

26 July 2013  “Many in the automotive industry may be shocked to discover that usage and market share is this high,” says John W Clark, Technical Advisor for HyChill. “Very few people understand ...

 
 
 
 
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