April 2014

 

 

 

 

R22: The long goodbye
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As one of the first countries to ratify the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, Australia has committed to phasing out almost all imports of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by 2016. And as Sean McGowan reports, this includes the phase-out of the popular and common refrigerant R22.

Clear cut
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Despite being made from some of Earth’s most simple elements, the manufacture of modern glass is an exact science. As Australia’s first float-glass manufacturing facility, the Viridian New World Glass plant in Melbourne’s south-east features a world-class close-control storage room that stores over 6000km of glass a year. Sean McGowan reports.

Skills workshop: Boiler efficiency
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