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Draft residential HVAC system standards released

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and Standards Australia have released a draft version of Residential climate control systems – Minimum applications and requirements for energy efficiency, performance and comfort criteria for public comment. Standards Australia CEO, Dr Bronwyn Evans, says the standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New […]

Focus on burner valves at ISO/TC 161

On September 25-29 the ISO/TC 161 was held in Finland where leading stakeholders, authorities and industrial companies gathering to discuss the safety and reliability of burner valves. The biennial meeting is important for international standardisation as it gathers stakeholders from all over the world to assess and develop the standards, and finally to reach worldwide […]

HVAC&R workplace health and safety guide released

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has released a guide to workplace health and safety (WHS) and occupational health and safety (OH&S) in the HVAC&R industry. IRAH CEO, Tony Gleeson, said, “WHS and OH&S regulations have an enormous impact on the HVAC&R industry, its members and its stakeholders. But understanding requirements […]

Wastewater efficiency improvements win big

Ensuring wastewater treatment plants operate efficiently and reliably is an important task that operational staff undertake.

In a move to recognise the excellent performance, initiative and attention to detail of operational staff, the Water Industry Operators Association (WIOA) has awarded its inaugural South Australian Operator of the Year Award to SA Water’s Hahndorf Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Daniel Partridge, for his work to reduce hazards and boost efficiency across several sites.

New pump energy calculation tools

Two new tools are available for pump manufacturers needing help calculating the Pump Energy Index (PEI) to comply with the US Department of Energy (DOE) pump energy conservation standard that was released January 2016. The calculation will become a bigger challenge as manufacturers prepare to meet the 2020 compliance and labeling requirements. The DOE Test […]

Shaping the industry’s future

Last November, the PIA council and members met for the association’s 13th annual general meeting and dinner. Attendees discussed the extensive training and liaison activities undertaken by the PIA in 2016, and discussed potential pump opportunities in China. The PIA was happy to report the continuing success of its Installation and Commissioning training course, which […]

The pumps that drive oil and gas

The process of extracting oil and gas resources, processing them, then delivering them to where they are required is dependent on an array of pumps and associated equipment. This is true regardless of whether the oil and gas in question comes from conventional or unconventional reservoirs, from fields located onshore or offshore, and whether it is destined to supply […]

Pump Standards Part 2

In Part 2 of our article looking at pump standards, we take a closer look at organisations that prepare and certify pump specifications. American National Standards Institute – ANSI The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organisation that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel […]

New US energy standard proposed for circulator pumps

Members of the Hydraulic Institute, Armstrong Fluid Technology, Grundfos, Taco, WILO USA and Xylem Applied Water Systems have created terms for the development of a test procedure and energy conservation standard levels for circulator pumps. The recommendation will be presented to the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) and for approval and be […]

Trans-Tasman irrigation MoU signed

In a move to strengthen relationships and improve opportunities between irrigation industries, Irrigation New Zealand and Irrigation Australia have signed the Trans-Tasman irrigation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU formalises the relationship between the two irrigation bodies and will provide long-term benefits for both their membership and the irrigation sectors. Irrigation Australia Chairperson, Andrew Ogden, […]


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