Australia and New Zealand

After 2 years of industry consultation, the Australian and New Zealand Refrigerant Handling Code of Practice 2007 was recently released. This code, written by AIRAH, applies to all systems using fluorocarbon refrigerants. It is divided into 2 parts; Part 1 covers self-contained low charge systems (less than 2 kg) and Part 2 covers all other stationary and transport refrigeration and air-conditioning systems (except automotive air conditioning). Both can be downloaded on the Australian Refrigeration Council Web site:,