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October 22 Newsletter

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

This Month

We're currently gearing up for the busy summer months, and to kick this off we have officially launched our new website and online store!


We're constantly looking at ways to better service our customers. So we've created this exciting step to help our customers view and order products ahead of time.


In this edition of our newsletter, we've attached a great business tool for fridgies to provide to their clients on the importance of using licensed technicians.


Finally, we also have some great summer deals available from Aspen Tools to help you get kitted out for the busy months. We hope you have a great month.


From


The CoolParts Team


New Website

We have a new looks CoolParts Website

We have launched our new look and user-friendly website!


The website now includes a 'News' section where we will publish CoolParts newsletters, industry news, technical information relevant to the HVAC-R industry, and equipment specs and guides.


In addition, we have launched our 'Product' page which gives customers the opportunity to view and order products online. This is open for anyone to use, but if you are a trade customer you can request a log-in to access your trade prices. Trade customers have the option of adding online purchases to their end-of-month accounts, including the Purchase Order number.


Any feedback on how we can improve the site to better service you would be greatly appreciated!


Business Tool For RAC Technicians

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) has partnered with Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA) to produce a brochure that promotes the importance of always using a licensed RAC technician.


We highly recommend our fridgies attach this brochure to their quotes to explain that only ARCtick licensed technicians safely and legally recover gases from fridges, air conditioners, and heat pumps.


Using this brochure can assist a licensed technician to overcome the barrier when competing on price with someone who may be cutting corners, not recovering used refrigerants, and trimming the price accordingly.


This brochure will help to improve recovery rates from residential systems at end of life. The amount of refrigerants recovered per year is about 500 tonnes short of what it should be. This equates to more than a million tonnes of CO2e being emitted annually.


Click on the document below to download the brochure to attach to your quotes. Saving you the time of having to explain it yourself, have the ARC and RRA tell the customers why it's important.

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What Is The Impact of The Refrigerants We Use?

R404A - 3,943; R410A - 1,924; R32 - 677


These are the global warming potential figures from three common refrigerants. You may know these figures, but what do they actually mean?


Think of it this way. According to data, a Toyota Hilus 2020 gives off 174g CO2/km. This means it would give off 1 kg of CO2 for every 5.75km it is driven.


R404A has a GWP of 3,943. Multiply this by 5.75km and you would have to drive the Hilux 22,991km for the same environmental impact. A 20g purge to the atmosphere is the same as 453km in the Hilux.


Considering how many purges might be done by a technician each year, and the number of technicians undertaking this practice, the numbers are very concerning.


Are there any measures that can alleviate this situation? Yes. And they follow the OHS general risk assessment and control process.


Steps To Reduce Refrigerants Impact

Training

We need quality, engaging, and up-to-date delivery of courses that are industry-recognized, nationally, and internationally.


Elimination

The HFC phase-down is happening, and Australia has targets that are ahead of the Kigali Amendment timetable. These HFCs have a limited lifespan, so why not start making changes now?


Substitution

We need to switch refrigerants to options that have a less environmental impact. Some of the alternatives have been around for some time R744 and R717 for example - and some are becoming more viable, such as hyrdocarbons. These will be the pillars that support our industry, and we need to get on board sooner rather than later.


Ultimately technicians need to ensure they're ready to work with incoming refrigerants and new technologies.


Originally from HVAC&R News Read the full article here www.airah.org.au

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