Tag: refrigerant

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!

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

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are becoming an increasing topic of concern due to the fact they do not easily break down and start to accumulate in the environment and living organisms, then make their way up the food chain in potentially high concentrations. Several northern European countries and the EC is undertaking work on Continue reading Global PFAS concerns will likely lead to tougher refrigerant controls, Australia opens consultation

“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

In the six years since the first future:gas refrigerant roadshow took place, there have been changes of government on both sides of the Tasman, escalating uptake of electrified vehicles and unprecedented use of the word ‘unprecedented’ caused by a seemingly relentless barrage of plague, fire and flood. While all that has been going on, a Continue reading future:gas is back in 2023!

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!

Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria has published draft guidelines for managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is seeking public consultation. Methods of reducing refrigerant emissions discussed in the document have been welcomed by the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) as signalling a new way for business under Victoria’s ‘general environment duty’ that, under the Environment Protection Act Continue reading EPA Victoria seeking feedback on draft greenhouse gas emissions guidelines

For an electric car to deliver the best capabilities and comfort, the temperature of its components and cabin must be managed effectively.  Batteries and control units that get too hot during operation, for example, can cause degraded performance, charging and range issues. Ineffective cabin heating and cooling solutions, similarly, can result in excessive power draw Continue reading All-electric Audi Q4 e-tron features two cooling loops, R744-charged heat pump