Author: Haitham Razagui

Parliamentary summit to address refrigerant safety

March 27, 2013: Concerned about the increased use of flammable refrigerants as a result of carbon pricing, 10 industry groups have come together seeking an urgent summit at Parliament House to address safety issues, especially around the use of hydrocarbons. Airconditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers Association (AREMA) President, and VASA Vice President, Mark Padwick and Continue reading Parliamentary summit to address refrigerant safety

SAE International technical group’s confidence in HFO 1234yf grows

Feb 12, 2013: An SAE International Cooperative Research Program reported progress in expanding its evaluation of HFO-1234yf, stating that their “high level of confidence that R1234yf can be used safely in automotive applications continues to grow.” An earlier Cooperative Research Program was completed in 2009 and concluded that HFO-1234yf is a safe and acceptable alternative Continue reading SAE International technical group’s confidence in HFO 1234yf grows

ARC launches summer air-con awareness campaign

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) has placed advertorials in most national daily newspapers as part of its summer air conditioning awareness campaign. This includes the Herald Sun, Courier Mail, Daily Telegraph, The West Australian and The Adelaide Advertiser/Trader. The advertorial outlines what to look for when choosing an air conditioner for your home or car, Continue reading ARC launches summer air-con awareness campaign

Honeywell, Dupont auto coolant safe to use: engineering group

An air-conditioning refrigerant that has been criticised as potentially unsafe to car passengers is actually safe to use, according to preliminary results released by an influential automotive engineering association in December. The coolant, known as HFO-1234yf, has been at the center of a heated dispute between German carmaker Daimler AG and U.S. conglomerate Honeywell International Continue reading Honeywell, Dupont auto coolant safe to use: engineering group