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SM03: Safety standards around the new refrigerants – codes, standards & applications

ARBS Seminar Series
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room E3.9


SOLD OUT As the world continues to transition to refrigerants with lower global warming potential (GWP), we are no longer dealing with familiar gasses carrying an A1 or B1 safety classification. A new 2L class has been introduced, as well as refrigerants with higher levels of flammability or operating pressure. Safety requirements for all refrigerants, have been, and continue to be, updated. In this session, Stuart will outline recent changes to safety standards including those for new refrigerants including codes, & applications. Seminar Cost - Free


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Stuart Kirkwood
District Leader ANZ Region
Trane Technologies

Safety standards around the new refrigerants – codes, standards & applications


Stuart Kirkwood has been working in the HVAC industry for 40 years, including 9 years in Asia. Stuart currently holds the position of District Leader for Trane Technologies, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Stuart is a degree qualified engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional (AP), and is the current President of AREMA. As an AREMA board member for 20 years, Stuart represents AREMA on several Australian Standard committees including ME006; and was a keynote speaker at the 2019 Future Air and 2023 Future Gas Roadshows. Stuart is a regular presenter at industry events and at the Trane air conditioning clinics.