Results from the 2022-2023 motor vehicle refrigerant survey are in, suggesting a bit of a bounce-back for hydrocarbon refrigerant usage – although participation in the survey was higher with 548 vehicles analysed compared with 500 last year. Continue reading HC bounceback detected in 2022-2023 vehicle refrigerant survey
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
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!
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
Tickets to the 2023 future:gas refrigerant roadshow are now on sale at futuregas.ac/automotive The automotive section of the tour will kick off in Auckland, NZ, on July 25 and end in Perth, WA, on September 6. A separate tour aimed at the stationary sector and facilitated by VASA will start in Vanuatu on May 11 and Continue reading Tickets to future:gas 2023 on sale NOW!
An indictment on the slow uptake of R1234yf in vehicles exported to Australia is that the same number of cars were found to have a full charge of R12 – banned since the mid-1990s – as were running YF in the latest annual mobile air-conditioning survey report produced by Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA). Produced using Continue reading Slow YF uptake and poor refrigerant recovery rates are cause for concern
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 Continue reading Automotive repair sector must remain vigilant of hydrocarbon refrigerants
VASA is proud to announce that Peter Coll, the President of VASA’s North American counterpart Mobile Air Climate Systems Association (MACS), will be travelling from the United States to attend Wire & Gas 2022. Peter Coll will be participating in the industry panel session with MAC Partners Europe President Michael Ingvardsen (from Denmark) and VASA Continue reading More Wire & Gas speakers announced as final countdown commences!
Investigators have found that the Queensland underground mine where a worker was injured by hydrocarbon refrigerant igniting in their truck’s cabin earlier this year had been using the highly flammable product since “around 2010”. This is despite unauthorised hydrocarbon refrigerant retrofits being outlawed in Queensland under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004. Continue reading Queensland mine trucks had been using HCs for a decade before blast injured driver: Investigators
A truck driver at an underground mine in Queensland has sustained serious burns to their face, hands and chest from an explosion caused by the vehicle’s air-conditioning system, which was found to have been charged with hydrocarbon refrigerant. The incident happened on January 11 this year, while the worker was driving in the underground mine. Resources Continue reading QLD mine truck driver injured by hydrocarbon refrigerant blast