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Automotive repair sector must remain vigilant of hydrocarbon refrigerants

The refrigerant safety panel at Wire & Gas provided a stark reminder to all in the automotive repair sector need to be vigilant about hydrocarbon refrigerants when working on air-conditioning systems, and to ensure they are not adding to the problem by contaminating their refrigerant cylinders with flammable mixtures.

Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA) general manager Kylie Farrelley said that the latest annual mobile air-conditioning survey showed that around five per cent of vehicles on Australia’s roads have some level of hydrocarbon contamination.

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