March 2017



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Coming soon: HFC phase-down
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HFC refrigerants have become a mainstay of the HVAC&R industry. However, concerns about the increasing rate of HFC emissions and their impact on climate change has brought about a phase-down that will begin from January next year. HVAC&R Nation finds out how it will impact you and the wider industry.

Retro retrofit  
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A major mechanical services plant retrofit at the University of South Australia has improved thermal conditions and staff productivity, as well as delivered a significant decrease in energy consumption. 

Skills Workshop: An overview of water-cooled (type 2) condensers 
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AIRAH has taken over responsibility for the Australian Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (ARAC) Manuals Volumes 1 and 2, lauded since its original release in 1988 as the country’s primary resource for training the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. In this month’s Skills Workshop, we showcase an sample extract from the Manual – an overview of water-cooled condensers and their typical issues. 

BITZER Australia’s EXPANDED Magazine
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This month BITZER Australia produced a special lift out called EXPANDED Magazine that was published with HVAC&R Nation. 


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