Tag: Hydrocarbon refrigerants

ASA welcomes the upcoming replacement of controversial Unit of Competency AURETU005 “Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems” as part of a broader update to the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair (AUR) Training Package due to concerns raised by this organisation and other industry groups. Unit of Competency AURETU005 included a focus on retrofitting Continue reading Common sense prevails in change to HC retrofit requirements within AUR Training Package

Latest automotive refrigerant survey from RRA

Since 2013, Refrigerant Reclaim Australia has worked with VASA member workshops to conduct regular surveys of which refrigerants are installed in vehicles that are having air-conditioning work done at metropolitan and regional locations around the country. The study records how many vehicles are charged with R134a, R1234yf, hydrocarbons and mixtures of hydrocarbons with other refrigerants. Continue reading Latest automotive refrigerant survey from RRA

Following the coronial inquest into a June 2014 hydrocarbon refrigerant explosion that killed 34 year-old Barry Purtell and 52 year-old Dave Lobb at the Rochester Hotel in Victoria, the state workplace health and safety authority has issued a safety alert regarding flammable refrigerants. Although evidence given at the inquest incorrectly blamed the use of an Continue reading WorkSafe Victoria issues safety alert following fatal HC fire inquest

Perth truck HC explosion: how it happened

Example how two truck occupants came to be seriously injured by hydrocarbon refrigerant escaping into their cabin and igniting as they drove down a suburban street in Perth, has been revealed in a report produced during an independent investigation of the incident. The explosion happened on April 28 this year, exactly five months after the Continue reading Perth truck HC explosion: how it happened

Workshops using hydrocarbon refrigerants in vehicle air-conditioning systems could be pursued by insurance companies if any damage to a vehicle is caused by the use of flammable gases. This is in addition to the myriad possible refrigerant handling or occupational health and safety infringements that could occur during the process of filling an air-conditioning system Continue reading Insurance headache for hydrocarbon refrigerants