A Flammable Refrigerants Review project being undertaken by Weir Legal & Consulting has found 143 different standards, regulations and laws relating to flammable refrigerants during a ‘stocktake’ of legal instruments that control the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration industries across every state and territory in Australia.

Presenting the research results at a recent CCN Live conference organised by industry publication Climate Control News, Weir Legal & Consulting special counsel, Krista Weymouth recommended a national licensing reform to include flammable refrigerants.

“This industry needs to give serious consideration to a licensing regime that covers flammables,” said Weymouth, who is the lead researcher on the Flammable Refrigerants Review project.

Due to the sheer number of standards, regulations and laws that exist to variously cover flammable refrigerants across Australia, Weir Legal & Consulting managing director, Bronwyn Weir, said the project had uncovered a lot of duplication among states and territories as well as at a commonwealth level.