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Wire & Gas save the date: August 23-25 in Brisbane

South Bank Parklands

The 2024 VASA Wire & Gas convention has been scheduled for August 23-25 and will take place in Brisbane. Brisbane’s bustling CBD and nearby Botanical Gardens, as well as South Bank’s pristine parklands and its famous Streets Beach lagoon, make the Queensland capital a compelling backdrop for the Australasian automotive air-conditioning, electrical and thermal management Continue reading Wire & Gas save the date: August 23-25 in Brisbane

The Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo, scheduled for April 11-13 at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, is shaping up as a substantial source of education for the automotive repair and service industry, as well as the usual showcase of the latest equipment, technology, parts, and accessories. As usual, several members of the VASA board will Continue reading Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo education program shaping up strongly

VASA president Brett Meads is presenting a three-part TaT webinar series called Essential Mobile AC Principles, with a substantial discount for VASA members. The first part, Heat exchange and change of state has already taken place but part two (Sub-cooling and super-heating in an AC system) and part three (A multi-refrigerant fleet) respectively take place Continue reading Still time to catch Brett Meads webinars

VASA president Brett Meads is presenting a three-part TaT webinar series called Essential Mobile AC Principles, with a substantial discount for VASA members. The first part, Heat exchange and change of state will have already taken place by the time this bulletin goes out, but part two (Sub-cooling and super-heating in an AC system) and Continue reading Brett Meads delivers TaT webinar series

The last of this year’s future:gas refrigerant seminar series take place in Darwin and Perth during the first week of September. More alternative refrigerants and technologies are on the horizon as the global automotive industry grapples with the technical challenge of simultaneously keeping vehicle occupants comfortable and every component of an electrified drivetrain at optimum Continue reading Final two future:gas seminars for 2023

This year’s New Zealand OEX Grant Hand training takes place from September 23-26 September in Auckland and September 29-October 2 in Christchurch. Courses on offer comprise Fundamentals of Automotive Air-conditioning (basic course), Analysis of Automotive Air-conditioning Systems (advanced diagnostic course) and Earthmoving & Agricultural Air-conditioning Systems. All courses cost $NZ595 + GST and run for Continue reading Upcoming OEX Grant Hand training in NZ

Eight of the HVAC industry’s top experts – three of whom are VASA directors – are about to embark on this year’s future:gas refrigerant seminar series, which starts in Adelaide on August 1. More alternative refrigerants and technologies are on the horizon as the global automotive industry grapples with the technical challenge of simultaneously keeping Continue reading future:gas starts on August 1 in Adelaide

More automotive industry bodies have pledged their support for the 2023 future:gas refrigerant seminar roadshow, with MTA SA/NT, MTA WA and VACC joining the AAAA, TaT, SAE-A and VASA alongside Refrigerants Australia, Refrigerant Reclaim Australia and the Australian Refrigeration Council in helping organise, fund and promote this important industry-led education initiative. Corporate sponsorship from Opteon, Continue reading Automotive leg of future:gas 2023 approaching fast!

From top left: Ian Stangroome, Eric Yang, Greg Picker, Mark Rowe, Brett Meads, John McCormack, Mitch Williamson and Kylie Farrelley

Eight of the HVAC industry’s top experts – three of whom are VASA directors – will deliver this year’s future:gas refrigerant seminar series, which for the automotive sector kicks off in late July aimed at businesses and technicians in the automotive air-conditioning business. The impressive speaker line-up comprises Refrigerant Reclaim Australia general manager Kylie Farrelley, Continue reading Automotive speaker line-up confirmed for future:gas 2023