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Ozone Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Heatcraft Australia supports the Government’s introduction of amendments to the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act which outlines the phase down of HFC’s over the next two decades to achieve better environmental impact from refrigeration and air conditioning gases.

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for Environment and Energy introduced the Ozone Protection
and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 into Parliament on
30 March 2017.

The Media Release is copied below.

The Bill and Explanatory Memorandum can be found here.


Minister for the Environment and Energy

30 March 2017


The Turnbull Government has introduced legislation as part of its global leadership in reducing hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions.

The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment Bill 2017 will allow Australia to phase-down HFC imports starting in 2018 and reach an 85 per cent reduction by 2036.
HFCs, which are powerful synthetic greenhouse gases widely used in refrigerators, air conditioners, fire extinguishers and insulating foam, contribute up to two per cent of our national carbon equivalent emissions.

Last year in Kigali Rwanda the world’s nations met and agreed to start a global phase-down of these potent gases under the Montreal Protocol.

Australia co-chaired those important negotiations and has been a leader for many years in phasing down gases that are harmful to the atmosphere.

Globally the reduction in emissions are estimated to achieve up to 72 billion tonnes in carbon dioxide equivalent emission savings by 2050 or roughly one and a third times global annual emissions.

In addition to supporting a domestic HFC phase down from 1 January 2018, the Bill will streamline licensing, reporting and administration of existing legislation, significantly cutting red-tape.

The legislation will enable Australia to continue to contribute to global outcomes under the Montreal Protocol - one of the great international environmental success stories.

Thanks to global action under the Montreal Protocol the ozone layer is now expected to recover for most
of the planet by the middle of this century and by around 2070 over Antarctica.

The amendments will ensure Australia continues to play a lead role in managing HFCs and ozone
depleting substances.

Heatcraft supports ATMOsphere Australia as Silver Sponsor

Following the overwhelming success of ATMO2016, Heatcraft is proud to support ATMOsphere Australia as Silver Sponsor.

ATMOsphere Australia 2017 will take place in Sydney on 2 May 2017. The conference is promoted as ‘the natural refrigerant event of the year’. It promises to be a unique opportunity to meet and exchange opinions with market-leading end users, contractors, suppliers, policy-makers and government representatives.

As a leading manufacturing and wholesale distribution business serving the HVAC and Refrigeration industry across Australia and New Zealand, Heatcraft distributes Kirby branded CO2 parallel rack systems, condensing units and evaporators, as well as specialising in engineered to order refrigeration systems.

The company’s flagship Kirby eCOBoost CO2 Transcritical Rack offers a modular footprint design for customisation and easier installation. Efficiency can be optimised using parallel compression and ejector technology.

As part of the Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration group, Heatcraft Australia is connected globally with leading brands Bohn, Larkin, Climate Control, Chandler, and Kysor/Warren. In 2015, Kysor Warren achieved EPA’s highest possible certification for its NH3/CO2 Cascade Refrigeration System manufactured for a Piggly Wiggly supermarket store in Columbus, Georgia.

Heatcraft Australia is committed to manufacturing next generation refrigeration systems that not only minimise environmental footprint, but also maximise savings and operational benefits for the end-user.

To register your attendance at ATMO Australia 2017, visit . For more information about Kirby Refrigeration Systems, contact your Heatcraft representative on 13 23 50.

Lennox Stock Chiller Program

The Lennox Stock Chiller Program is being widely used by contractors to meet the often critical time demands of the replacement chiller market.

Downtime can be a costly period for any business. In addition to lost production, service repercussions and labour costs, there is also the stress factor to the business owner and staff. With the Lennox Stock Chiller Program, Heatcraft aims to minimise these cost and stress factors.

“The stock chiller program minimises chiller delivery turnaround and the attributes of the Lennox stock chillers are such that they also minimise chiller upgrade changeover”, says Thanh Ngo, Built Environment Segment Manager at Heatcraft Australia.

The company’s local stock holding covers air-cooled chillers with capacities from 30 to 300kWr. Capacities greater than 300kW are also available and can be ordered by speaking with your Heatcraft Account Manager.

Lennox high-efficiency chillers are configured for a wide application range, including comfort, industrial, process and low temp/glycol applications. They have a compact footprint and are suitable for low to high ambient conditions. Lennox chillers are also equipped with comprehensive integrated options including hydraulic modules, HLI protocols, acoustic treatment and superior coil protection delivering excellent corrosion resistance.

John Mostyn, Heatcraft Field Engineer recently worked with Mark Anderson, Operations Manager of Clements, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, Electrical to install a Lennox Ecolean Chiller at the Sanitarium plant at Cooranbong, NSW.

Mark commented;
“The unit was needed to resolve a critical breakdown on the Pilot Plant Testing production line. Sanitarium’s ability to achieve production targets was compromised due to the existing chiller being out of action”.

Through the Lennox Stock Chiller Program, Heatcraft was able to offer Clements chiller selections based on Clements’ heatload calculations and site assisted commissioning, to get their customer back in operation. “The old chiller was decommissioning and the new chiller supplied, installed and commissioned in 16 hours”, continued Mark.

He added;
“Clements have continued to explore further options for the Lennox chillers for the simple fact that the equipment has performed to design conditions every time. With the assisted commissioning support it is a “no brainer”. Downtime is reduced, there are no embarrassing false starts and it works first time. The product knowledge of the field engineers is second to none.”

For more information on the Lennox chillers or Lennox Stock Chiller Program, contact Heatcraft on 13 23 50. To engage the services of Clements, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, Electrical, contact them on 02 4932 3833 or visit

Damian Mackey appointed VP, GM Heatcraft ANZ

Heatcraft Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Damian Mackey as the new Vice President, General Manager for Heatcraft Australia/New Zealand.

It has been over 10 years since the business has seen the appointment of a local VP & GM to lead one of the country’s leading HVAC&R wholesale businesses. The new direction from parent company, Lennox International is a positive step in the company’s growth strategy.

Damian’s appointment comes with a high level of confidence given his cross commercial employment experience. Prior to joining Heatcraft, Damian worked 11 years with Tyco/Pentair in multiple executive leadership roles both in Australia and overseas in the Industrial B2B components sector. Most recently, Damian served as Vice President and Managing Director of Pentair Water Transport, Australia’s leading water pipeline solution provider with operations in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East.

Damian’s track record has seen him build his credibility through leading and inspiring strong teams that deliver results. During his tenure with Tyco Water (later purchased by Pentair), Damian was relocated to Tyco Water UK tasked with and successfully achieving a turnaround in a business not previously reaching its full potential. In this role through his leadership of the full commercial team, the business was able to grow organic sales by 15% per annum.

Recently, Damian led the Business Excellence team at Visionstream (an ANZ market leader in Telecommunications Infrastructure construction) which was responsible for the design and implementation of a companywide program focused on delivering business improvement. The results of this saw improvements in operational excellence, increased business performance and a step change in win rates and sales growth for the business.

Most importantly, Damian has been able to demonstrate his ability to develop and execute a growth strategy in complex businesses through his value driven leadership style.


Heatcraft supports Industry conference

Heatcraft Australia is pleased to announce our involvement as Supporting Sponsor in the AIRAH 2017 Refrigeration Conference.

AIRAH has revealed the conference will look at the current state of the industry, how it may respond to the future challenges initiated by COP 21 and the global HFC phasedown, and how this will impact upon educators, legislators, regulators, end users, engineers, consultants, and technicians. The conference will also include sessions reviewing the latest technologies on offer.

To coincide with the Refrigeration Conference, Heatcraft Australia will host a separate Heatcraft dinner for select conference delegates and Heatcraft customers. By invitation only, the dinner will take the opportunity to detail how Heatcraft Australia is responding to the increasing demand for natural refrigerants and options available to future proof against future legislative requirements.

The company will also share their learnings and experiences in the design and manufacture of next generation CO2 systems currently being distributed to the market.

In 2016, Heatcraft Australia shared an AIRAH Award win with Refrigeration Innovations Pty Ltd. In the category of Best HVAC&R Retrofit or Upgrade, Heatcraft Australia worked together with Refrigeration Innovations to supply IGA Boccaccio Cellars, VIC a customised refrigeration system, which included the hybrid CO2 parallel rack system.

The AIRAH Refrigeration conference is being held on 27-28th March at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. Those wishing to register should visit . Heatcraft customers invited to attend the Heatcraft dinner will be contacted by their Heatcraft Account Manager.

For more information, contact your Heatcraft Australia representative on 13 23 50.

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