The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) has issued an open invitation to the refrigeration and air conditioning industry to participate in a new advisory committee.

Interested participants must register their interest by close of business Monday, February 25, 2019.

The role of the RAC Industry Advisory Committee will be to provide industry-specific expert advice to the Department of the Environment and Energy and the ARC and to guide implementation of the RAC permit scheme under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995.

Topics for advice will include, but are not limited to:

Introduction of new gases or equipment used in the Australian RAC industries;
Trends or developments in similar industries internationally which are relevant to Australia;
Improvements to permit or training requirements to reduce the risk of emissions;
Proposed changes to the RAC permit scheme and implications for industry.

In the call for participants the ARC said it is looking for participants who are active members or have substantial experience in at least one of the following topics:

Mobile Refrigeration and/or Air Conditioning
Stationary Refrigeration and/or Air Conditioning
Equipment manufacturing (Commercial & Domestic)
RAC designers, installers and/or service technicians
Ozone depleting substances and/or Synthetic Greenhouse Gases used as refrigerants
Alternate refrigerants and technologies
Refrigerant recovery and/or end of life RAC systems
Training and education services for the RAC industry
Development and review of RAC standards and technical committees

Participants must register their interest by emailing Rod Cumming ( for further details.



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