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  • Australia’s solar cooling potential

    Stephen White, Chair of ausSCIG, predicts that more and more innovative solutions will be developed in the solar cooling field in Australia.

    • Publication date : 2012/07/02
  • Briefs: Australia’s White Paper

    In its White Paper "Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS): Australia's Low Pollution Future" - an amended version of the Green Paper issued in July 2008 - unveiled in December 2008, the Australian government gave details concerning its future...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • Markets and figures: Australia

    According to EcoLibrium, no less than 29 million air-conditioning and refrigeration devices are used in Australia, which represents 1.33 devices per inhabitant and 45@000 GWh of electricity, i.e. 22% of national consumption; 40 Mt CO2e are...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • 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...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Solar cooling: Perspectives in Australia

    A paper by P. Kohlenbach and M. Dennis1 presented at the 9th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants in Sydney gave an outlook and future perspectives on solar cooling in Australia, focusing on a comparison between the current...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Cold storage capacity in Australia

    In 2007, the total number of cold stores amounted to 32 000, 30% of which were in farms. Most existing facilities in the state are currently operating at full capacity after a substantial decline in business between 2008 and 2010.

    • Publication date : 2013/06/03
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Briefs: Fridge Recovery in Australia

    A programme consisting in the free recovery of obsolete refrigerators has been running for some months in and around Sydney. The "beer fridge" is considered as much an Aussie institution as rotary clothes lines and barbecues, and according to the...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Australia: cutting edge compressor technology drives results

    The installation of computer-controlled variable speed drives on refrigerating plant compressors at a warehouse in Sydney, Australia, has enabled Swire Cold Storage to reduce its energy consumption by over 15% during the cooler months.

    • Publication date : 2012/10/26
  • Australia: Code of Practice for Flammable Refrigerants

    Faced with the rising use of flammable refrigerants, AIRAH has issued a draft Code of Practice for handling these gases.

    • Publication date : 2013/09/12
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Briefs: 5000th fridge bought back in Australia

    The 5000th fridge has been collected as part of the NSW Government-backed Fridge Buyback programme. Climate Change Minister Carmel Tebbutt said the households that sold their second fridge to the scheme for AUD 35 would save a total of almost AUD...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • Australia and US set for rising refrigerant prices

    Refrigeration sectors from numerous countries, including Australia and the US, are facing refrigerant price hikes as result of changing legislation.

    • Publication date : 2012/09/17
  • Briefs: First transcritical CO2 supermarket system in Australia

    CO2 is raising interest in the retail industry in warm counties. Last November, a 1-day seminar organised by the Natural Refrigerants Transition Board (NRTB) focusing on the technical challenges related to transcritical CO2 systems, featured a...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Australia to set up a carbon price for HFCs

    In September 2011, the Australian Government introduced to the Parliament a set of Bills that aim to cut emissions of greenhouse gases by 159 million tonnes CO2 eq. a year. Included are bills that will introduce a carbon charge on imports of...

    • Publication date : 2011/12/05
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • LNG for road transport and gas storage in Australia

    LNG is used increasingly as a diesel replacement fuel for heavy vehicles. Trucks that run on LNG require a special cryogenic fuel tank to keep the fuel chilled. LNG is highly compatible with diesel engines and is clean-burning. Its use in...

    • Publication date : 2012/05/11
  • Trends and Figures: HVAC&R Industry is big in Australia

    A new Cold Hard Facts report makes up for the lack of previous data concerning the Australian HVAC&R industry and reveals the crucial importance of the sector in the national economy. For instance, the study values the direct spending of the...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Conference report: Australia

    Postharvest Unlimited Downunder 2004, an IIR-co-sponsored conference, was held in Sydney, Australia, on November 9-12, 2004, with as theme "Postharvest technologies for the delivery of high quality horticultural products - implementation based on...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Australia: enhanced links

    The IIR has signed a partnership agreement with AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning & Heating): www.airah.org.au The aim is to "enhance the technical standing of...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Briefs: News from Australia

    - The IIR Australian National Committee, chaired by Stephen White, regularly reports on its activities, in EcoLibrium and on a dedicated page of the AIRAH Web site:

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Brief: Dr David Tanner

    Dr David Tanner has finished a 2-year mandate as President of AIRAH (The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating). Dave has paid tribute to Jennifer Pelvin (Chief Executive) and her staff and highlighted the following...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members: - Corporate members Frigrite Refrigeration Pty, Cheltenham, Australia Grenco Refrigeration Ltd, West Malling, UK Grundfos Management, Bjerringbro, Denmark IIAR, Arlington, USA Sofrigam, Nanterre,...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • News from IIR members: Michael Bellstedt

    Michael Bellstedt is taking over from Stephen White as Delegate of Australia to the IIR and Chair of the Australian National Committee for the IIR. The IIR expresses its gratitude to Stephen for his actions in favour of the IIR.

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members: - Corporate member Australian Gas Industry Trust AGIT, Barton ACT, Australia - Private members Mr Maarten Croes, France Mr Parviz Tavakolly, Iran - Junior members Mr Marino Grozdek,...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Conference update: Sydney

    Don't miss the 9th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids (GL2010) to be held in Sydney, Australia, on April 12-14, 2010. Download the preliminary programme and register:

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Conference update: Sydney

    Don't miss the 9th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids (GL2010) to be held in Sydney, Australia, on April 12-14, 2010. Present a paper and check out the preliminary programme:

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • News from IIR members: Bitzer

    In 2009, Bitzer Brazil inaugurated the first CO2 Technology & Training Centre for North and South America. Installed in Sao Paulo, the centre provides training covering safety, design, installation, commissioning, servicing and maintenance....

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Conference reports: Sydney

    The 9th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids was held in Sydney, Australia, on April 12-14, 2010. Almost 200 participants from 28 countries were able to gain an insight into this increasingly mature technology. The proceedings...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Briefs: Eddie Leonardi

    The IIR was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Prof. Eddie Leonardi in December 2008. Eddie was Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and taught refrigeration, air conditioning, thermodynamics,...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/24
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members: Corporate members - A2 Inc, New York, USA - Grasso Products BV, s'Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands - Hoshizaki Electric Co. Ltd, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan - Parasense Ltd, Gloucester, United Kingdom...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • The IIR at COP-11/MOP-1 in Montreal

    The IIR, as an intergovernmental organization, participated in this "historic" event which gathered 10 000 people for the largest United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ever held. The conference held...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members : Corporate members Frigor Service Réunion, Saint Pierre, Ile de la Réunion Veolia Environnement, Limay, France Private members Mr Jean-Pierre Bernard, France Mr Leonilton Tomaz Cleto,...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2022/06/20
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction