A 'Future Gas' information seminar is being held in Sydney on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

The 'one night only' event will present information on low Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants and explain how to safely transition to this new environment.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA) president, Kevin O'Shea, said the seminar is a must for anyone who uses refrigerants.

As well as providing information about the refrigerants, he said speakers will outline the additional skills and training required to use them safely.

“We will also explain where to go to get that training,” O'Shea said.

"If you are a dinosaur like me, you may remember converting Methyl Chloride systems to R12. Well we are about to see another change.

"Some of the refrigerants to be covered at the event have been around for a long time, ammonia being one of them.

"CO2 is becoming increasingly popular in certain areas of our industry as are hydrocarbons, HFOs and R32."

Four speakers will provide presentations on all areas of the new refrigerant landscape.

For example, Refrigerants Australia executive director, Greg Picker, will provide a regulatory overview while TAFE teacher, Steve Smith, will explain how to transition safely.

Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA) general manager, Michael Bennett, will discuss recovery and destruction while O'Shea will present the contractor's viewpoint.

To be held at Club Condell Park, Bankstown in Sydney's south west, the seminar will commence at 6pm.

Attendees need to register by calling 1300 851 922 or by email to

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