Author: Haitham Razagui

A-Gas buys Salience Solutions

The Australian company Salience Solutions, an expert in waste management and sustainability, has been purchased outright by the global refrigerant supplier and reclamation specialist A-Gas.  Acquiring Salience Solutions provides A-Gas access to the company’s PyroPlas plasma arc destruction technology, which allows for the safe destruction of ozone-depleting substances, persistent organic pollutants, synthetic greenhouse gases and Continue reading A-Gas buys Salience Solutions

Heavily discounted early bird Wire & Gas tickets are now on sale, with the world-class training and education line-up remaining largely as published in 2020 when the event was postponed due to the pandemic. Full delegate passes are available from $985 inc GST for VASA members, with a further 10% discount available for multi-delegate bookings from within Continue reading Wire & Gas 2022 Early Bird tickets on sale NOW!

Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria has published draft guidelines for managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is seeking public consultation. Methods of reducing refrigerant emissions discussed in the document have been welcomed by the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) as signalling a new way for business under Victoria’s ‘general environment duty’ that, under the Environment Protection Act Continue reading EPA Victoria seeking feedback on draft greenhouse gas emissions guidelines

R134a refrigerant in a disposable cylinder

Amended regulations could restrict or ban oft-promoted environmentally friendly synthetic refrigerants There is concern surrounding proposed changes to EU regulations that could make it difficult or impossible to use synthetic refrigerants, which could impede or complicate the phasedown of older refrigerants with a high global warming potential (GWP). Proposed amendments to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation Continue reading Clarity needed over EU PFAS proposals

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association’s (AAAA) director of government relations and advocacy, Lesley Yates, will deliver a well-timed seminar at Wire & Gas 2022 about the mandatory repair information sharing law that will come into effect on July 1 next year – shortly before VASA’s flagship conference takes place. Lesley will talk about the unique Continue reading Repair info sharing law seminar confirmed for W&G as AASRA holds inaugural board meeting

Automotive Apprentices

This year’s top 20 young refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) apprentices have been announced by Climate Control News (CCN) and the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC).  Those highlighted in the CCN and ARC-sponsored NextGen awards scheme, which aims to promote and support technicians under the age of 25, included Nathan Aiken, Nicholas Baldi, Jayden Beasley, Dean Continue reading Rising stars in the RAC trade