Safety Skills Workshops

 
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Apr 1, 2019 – This Skills Workshop is taken from the Institute of Refrigeration’s 2018 Safety Code of Practice.
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Apr 1, 2018 – This Skills Workshop looks at the content of AS/NZS 5149.1:2016 Part 1 Definitions, classification and selection criteria and AS/NZS 5149.2:2016 Part 2 Design, construction, testing, marking and documentation.
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Mar 1, 2018 – This Skills Workshop covers the main refrigeration service faults, dealing with refrigeration system faults and electrical faults where the one may be indistinguishable from the other, or is a direct cause of the other.
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Oct 1, 2017 – This guide reviews the model WHS Act and associated regulations particularly with respect to its application to, and impact on, the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry.
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May 1, 2017 – Curated by ASHRAE and UN Environment, the purpose of this month’s Skills Workshop is to provide an update on ASHRAE standards for refrigerants. The factsheet introduces the new refrigerants that have entered the international market and been awarded
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May 1, 2016 – In part three of this Skills Workshop series, HVAC&R Nation discusses the steps towards best practice and going the extra mile when it comes to commercial kitchen fire safety.
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Apr 1, 2016 – Given the presence of heat and high fuel loads, fires in kitchens are not uncommon. However, when the incident extends into the mechanical exhaust system, safety risks and building impacts can rapidly escalate, sometimes resulting in devastating and
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Mar 1, 2016 – Given the presence of heat and high fuel loads, fires in kitchens are not uncommon. However, when the incident extends into the mechanical exhaust system, safety risks and building impacts can rapidly escalate, sometimes resulting in devastating and
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Feb 1, 2015 – Maintaining clean systems is an important part of sustainable HVAC system management. Clean HVAC systems can deliver considerable benefits, including improved indoor air quality and operational efficiency, reduced occupant complaints and energy use,
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Sep 1, 2014 – Since the introduction of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act, it has been illegal to vent ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and synthetic greenhouse gases (SGG) such as HFCs. Instead, they must be safely recovered.
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Jul 1, 2014 – This month’s Skills Workshop looks at testing, commissioning and safe use of ammonia systems.
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Sep 1, 2012 – Under the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Plan, an equivalent carbon price now applies to a range of synthetic greenhouse gases, including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
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Apr 1, 2012 – This Skills Workshop originates from BOC’s Guidelines for gas cylinder safety and is the second part to the series. It is reproduced with the assistance and permission of BOC.
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Mar 1, 2012 – This Skills Workshop originates from guidelines as set out by ANZIGA (Australia and New Zealand Industrial Gas Association) and BOC’s Guidelines for gas cylinder safety. It is reproduced with the assistance and permission of BOC.
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Sep 1, 2011 – This Skills Workshop covers developing emergency plans, procedures for maintenance and personal protective equipment.
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Aug 1, 2011 – Escaped ammonia can create a flammable air mixture under certain conditions and can be ignited from common sources of ignition. The most likely sources of ignition found in ammonia refrigeration machinery rooms relate to electrical items.
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May 1, 2008 – This month’s skills workshop will conclude our three-part examination of the Australia / New Zealand Refrigerant Handling Code of Practice 2007.
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Apr 1, 2008 – This month’s skills workshop continues to explore the Australia / New Zealand Refrigerant Handling Code of Practice 2007.
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Mar 1, 2008 – Over the next few months, skills workshop will explore the Australia / New Zealand Refrigerant Handling Code of Practice 2007. The first of this three part series looks at Part 1– self contained lowcharge systems.
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Aug 1, 2007 – Ammonia has been used as a heat transfer fluid since the dawn of refrigeration. James Harrison’s original refrigeration machines used ammonia, and it’s still used widely in our cold stores, refrigeration facilities, and even in some AC systems.
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Jul 1, 2007 – Refrigerant is what makes the HVAC&R world go around – literally.