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  2014
     
       
   

    July
  • ARBS Exhibition expedition
  • The height of safety
  • Ammonia systems: Testing, charging and safety
June
  • Tapping the ground source
  • Just the facts about flammables
  • Skills workshop: Water system balancing: Part 2
       





May
  • The residential dirty dozen
  • All systems go
  • Managing the millennials
  • Skills workshop: Water system balancing
April
  • R22: The long goodbye
  • Clear cut
  • Skills workshop: Boiler efficiency

March
  • OId building, new boilers
  • ARBS 2014
  • Skills workshop: Fans: Operation and maintenance: Part two

February
  • Wine cooler
  • New year outlook
  • Skills workshop: Fans: Operation and maintenance: Part one











  2013
     
       




November
  • The lowdown on R32
  • Industry GEMS
  • Skills workshop: Installation and commissioning centrifugal pumps: Part two
October
  • Keeping it cold
  • Fan energy performance
  • Skills workshop: Installation and commissioning centrifugal pumps: Part one
September
  • Something from nothing
  • State of origin
  • Skills workshop: Cool room efficiency for technical service providers
August
  • Sweet success
  • Flammables get real
  • Skills workshop: Maintenance process
       



July
  • Home made: Australian manufacturing
  • Around the TAFEs - Part three, SA and WA
  • Skills workshop: Chiller plant technology - Part three
June
  • From the ashes
  • Around the TAFEs - Part two
  • Skills workshops: Chiller plant technology - Part two

May
  • Cold rooms 101
  • Around the TAFEs - Queensland and NSW
  • Skills workshop: Chiller plant technology - Part one

April
  • The new age of dairy
  • An energy-netural low-rise
  • Skills workshop: Centrifugal pump selection part two



   




March
  • Refrigeration kicks goals
  • AS1668.2 is finally resolved
  • Skills workshop: Centrifugal pump selection part one
February
  • Reef-urbishment
  • The low-down on R407F
  • Skills workshop: Opportunities in a low-emission future





  2012
     


   




November
  • Shearing shed blues
  • Putting the squeeze on R-values
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Managing the financial and associated risks of the refrigerant levy
  • Editorial: You gotta be on the mound to throw a fastball

October 
  • Training on the supply side
  • XXXX gives the nod to ammonia
  • Make the connection
  • Skills workshop: Energy-saving strategies for existing systems
September
  • Carbon tax talk
  • What's the cost of a leak?
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Safety considerations when using flammable refrigerants


August
  • Beware counterfeit R134a
  • Australian Standards revisited
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Refrigerant bank – Part Two: Protecting it








July
  • Core issue
  • In tip top shape
  • Condensing boilers: Operation, benefits and myths
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Refrigerant bank – Part one: Defining it

June
  • The world came to Melbourne
  • Taxing times for refrigerants
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Maintenance for sustainability - Part two

May
  • Back to basics: chilled water plants
  • ARBS: It’s on
  • The plant that time forgot
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Maintenance for sustainability - Part one


April
  • State of the nation: manufacturing
  • What’s on offer at ARBS 2012?
  • National licensing update
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop:Guidelines for gas cylinder safety - Part 2 








March 
  • From paddock to plate freezer
  • Make carbon the only price you’ll pay
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Guidelines for gas cylinder safety

February
  • Electric evolution
  • Putting the AC to the test
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Residential evaporative air cooling systems





  2011
     
       




November
  • Australian Standards revised
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Condensation in Buildings - Part 2

October
  • Retrofits reveal asbestos dangers
  • Coming in from the cold
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Condensation in Buildings.
September
  • A ‘hands on’ approach to HVAC
  • The Fire Chief
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Ammonia safety Part 2 - Developing emergency plans, procedures for maintenance and personal protective equipment
August
  • On shaky ground
  • Up and away: refrigerant prices soar
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Ammonia safety requirements and hazard identification




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July
  • Putting the H in HVAC
  • A weighty issue
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Building management and control systems (BMCS) - Part 3
June
  • Playing it cool on the Sunshine Coast
  • Japanese aftershock felt far and wide
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Building management and control systems (BMCS) - Part 2
May
  • Carbon monoxide: A silent killer
  • Fire and rain put focus on evaporative
  • HVAC&R Skills Workshop: An introduction to Building Management and Control Systems - Part 1
April
  • Administering the codes
  • Noone immune to cybercrime
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: An introduction to cooling towers


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March
  • When bigger isn't better
  • National Construction Code looms
  • Training tips (Ladders, steps and stairs)
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: The essentials of chilled beams - Part 3

February
  • Around the TAFEs – Part III
  • The air up there
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: The essentials of chilled beams – Part 2
   
  2010
     

     
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November
  • Around the TAFEs – Part II
  • All you ever wanted to know about HVAC&R strategies, but were afraid to ask!
  • A Christmas nightmare
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: The essentials of chilled beams – Part 1

October
  • Hatching innovation on the Huon
  • Around the TAFEs
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Solar cooling
September
  • Retrofitting a goliath of the sea
  • Apps for work – really!
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: An introduction to commercial and industrial refrigeration systems
August
  • Fresh is berry best
  • From the ashes
  • HVAC&R Skills Workshop: Scheduled maintenance for HVAC&R equipment


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July
  • State of the HVAC&R nation
  • The future of housing opens its doors
  • HVAC&R Skills Workshop: Backflow prevention

June
  • ARBS 2010 countdown
  • Australia's refrigeration capital?
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Installation of HVAC access openings and access for maintenance
  • From ductwork to driver
May
  • Lowering the ceiling on heat loads
  • Dial. Drive. Bloody idiot.
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Humidification
April
  • Solar air heaters: Simple, sustainable savings
  • What to expect from the BCA 2010 
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Noise considerations for residential air conditioning


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March
  • A tall order - Cooling Dubai's Burj Khalifa
  • National licensing: where to now?
  • HVAC&R Nation Skills Workshop: Heat load calculation
February
  • The departure of HCFC refrigerants
  • MEPS 2010
  • Thermographic imaging inspections: A non-destructive maintenance option
   
  2009
       

     
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November
  • Natural refrigerants
  • Roof vapour barriers
  • Skills Workshop: Piping system design considerations Part 3
October
  • Skating on Olympic ice
  • Beware the greenwash
  • Louvre selection
  • Skills Workshop: Piping system design considerations Part 2
September
  • When star gazing, seeing is believing
  • Worshipping the sun
  • The mechanic of Birdsville
  • Skills Workswhop: Piping system design considerations 
August
  • Hot off the press
  • Managing defrost for better efficiency
  • Skills Workshop: Duct design for optimal fan operation


 
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July
  • How wind is powering cold storage
  • Aging ducted heating systems in need of attention
  • Skills workshop: flexible ductwork installation

June
  • When it's too hot in the kitchen
  • State of the HVAC&R Nation
  • Skills workshop: Basics of duct design
May
  • Misting – simply cooling
  • Chillers 101
  • Skills workshop: Essential services maintenance
April
  • Shooting the breeze
  • Queensland to ban inefficient air conditioners
  • Skills workshop (Essential Services Maintenance)


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March
  • AC: BC
  • States provide home energy incentive
  • Training tips: Bathroom Ventilation
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Maintenance of essential fire safety systems)

February
  • Skating on a natural alternative
  • Club bowls up geothermal solution
  • Refrigeration piping selection - get it right
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Introduction to cavitation and Net Positive Suction Head)
   
  2008
     
       
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November
  • IGA greens its aisles
  • No emissions? No worries
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Speed variation on centrifugal pumps - Part 2)
October
  • A kool idea
  • The quiet American
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Speed variation on centrifugal pumps - Part 1)
September
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Green is the new blue
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Centrifugal pumps - Part 1- pump selection)
August
  • A solar sunset
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Insulation Part 3)
  • First refrigerant trading authorisation cancelled


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July
  • The trouble with Section J
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Insulation Part 2)
  • Australian automotive air
  • Evolution of automotive heating
June
  • Riding in style
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Insulation Part 1)
  • Skillaroos set to take on world's best
May
  • A town called Crown
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Refrigerant handling regulations Part 3)
  • Top ten worst practices - cooling towers: a contractor's response
April
  • How to chill a shark
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Refrigerant handling regulations Part 2)
  • Top ten worst practices - cooling towers


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March
  • A-Z of sustainable building
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Refrigerant handling regulations Part 1)

February
  • Working across the border
  • Seeking mutual recognition
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Fan Selection Part 3)
 
  2007
     
       
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December
  • Essential safety measures - who is responsible
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Fan selection part 2)

November
  • Retrofit buildings - understanding control strategies 
  • Refrigerant reclaim - an update
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Fan selection part 1)
October
  • Supermarket refrigeration going natural
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (System evacuation part 2)
September
  • Work and life in the Antarctic
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (System evacuation part 1)


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August
  • HVAC control key to naval operations 
  • Skills workshop: Ammonia safety and handling

July
  • Keeping the lights on
  • Skills workshop: Refrigerant handling
June
  • Putting life into old fridges
  • HVAC&R skills workshop (Basics of Psychrometrics)
 
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