Tag: R134a

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

Repairer penalised for possession of outlawed disposable R134a cylinders

An automotive mechanic in Victoria caught with 26 disposable cylinders of R134a has been fined under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations. Disposable cylinders containing scheduled substances such as R134a are banned in Australia. Inspectors from the Department of the Environment and Energy executed a search warrant on the Victorian workshop premises Continue reading Repairer penalised for possession of outlawed disposable R134a cylinders

Major auto retailer cops heavy fine for importing a bus containing R134a without a permit

Importing a bus with an air-conditioning system containing R134a has landed a “major automotive retailer” in hot water. The News South Wales-based business copped a $12,600 fine under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act for bringing in equipment charged with a controlled refrigerant without an appropriate licence. According to The Department, the Continue reading Major auto retailer cops heavy fine for importing a bus containing R134a without a permit