Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

Worksafe have released a technical bulletin aimed at business who design, manufacture, install, maintain, or repair air conditioning, heat pump or refrigeration equipment that uses a hydrocarbon refrigerant.

Four fact sheets have been produced by CCCANZ supported by BRANZ and in association with the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH). They provide an overview of the key elements of safe operation for flammable refrigerant-based systems an introduction to the pathways, plans, and processes towards a new cooling environment. 

The fact sheets cover:

Introduction and overview

System design considerations

Installing systems with flammable refrigerants

Operating and maintaining flammable refrigerant-based systems