Final preparations for launching the 2023 future:gas refrigerant roadshow are now underway, with tickets due to go on sale in early February. 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 Continue reading Tickets to future:gas 2023 on sale soon!
An informal straw poll of new vehicles on the Australian market suggests that R1234yf is finally becoming more commonplace as vehicle manufacturers begin to send cars here charged with the ultra-low-GWP refrigerant. However, some continue to drag the chain. Continue reading Uptake of R1234yf in cars imported to Australia seemed to accelerate during 2022
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
“By somewhere between 2025 and 2028, there will be a new refrigerant on the market dedicated to EVs from the factory.” This was the bombshell dropped by Mobile Air Climate Systems Association (MACS) president Peter Coll at Wire & Gas 2022. Continue reading At least five new refrigerants under consideration for automotive applications
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!
I don’t know about you, but the last place I expected to see R1234yf show up was under the bonnet of a Chinese-made electric van. The Skywell EC11, imported by Brisbane-based EV Automotive, is a medium wheelbase mid-roof van with a design that has shades of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Renault Master and Ford Transit. Unlike those Continue reading Brisbane truck show debuts Include several electrified trucks, vans, minibuses and R1234yf
The Society of Automotive Engineers and Daikin are reportedly working to assess the performance and safety of a new refrigerant blend called D1V140 that is 77 per cent R1234yf, with the rest being a mystery Daikin-developed product called HFO1332(E). D1V140 is said to deliver better heat pump performance than YF, which has been found to reduce system capacity by Continue reading Daikin developing YF blend for EV heat pumps
Chemours has struck a deal to supply its Opteon-branded R1234yf refrigerant to the Chinese Delian Group. Delian, which specialises in automotive chemicals and lubricants, will use the new strategic agreement to capitalise on the increasingly widespread use of R1234yf in the Chinese automotive market. The refrigerant, which was introduced by DuPont and Honeywell in 2007, Continue reading Chemours secures Chinese R1234yf supply deal
Latest Cold Hard Facts report shows slowly increasing OEM uptake of R1234yf in Australia THE latest Cold Hard Facts report into Australia’s air-conditioning and refrigeration industry reveals that R1234yf is finally gaining a foothold in the local automotive market. In other industry sectors, lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants including those based on or blended Continue reading HFO still on the go-slow in Australia
A Flammable Refrigerants Review project being undertaken by Weir Legal & Consulting has found 143 different standards, regulations and laws relating to flammable refrigerants during a ‘stocktake’ of legal instruments that control the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration industries across every state and territory in Australia. Presenting the research results at a recent CCN Live conference Continue reading Need for flammables licensing highlighted by ‘stocktake’ of standards, regulations and laws