Technical resources – free downloads

ARC has expert staff on hand to assist the licensed refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) industry with technical matters relating to RAC systems and processes, as well as training. We also provide useful technical content free of charge. See below for free downloads and information.

Technical enquiries

Contact: Noel Munkman, Technical & Training Manager
Phone: 03 9843 1608


Refrigerant Types and Properties
GWP Table - HFC Blends
GWP Table - Pure HFC
R22 phase out / 2016 and onwards
R1234yf automotive refrigerant
R744 (C02) automotive refrigerant
R32 information
Importance of refrigerant selection
HFC Phase down
Safety and Legal Requirements for Refrigerant Replacement
Refrigerant Flammability Classification Review
Australian Standards Update for refrigeration and air conditioning (2016)
R1234yf and R744 educational wall chart
R1234yf and R744 information booklet 

Installation and Service Procedures

Innovations in refrigerant leak detection
Avoiding cross-contamination of gasses
Managing refrigerant contamination
Topping up systems with refrigerant is illegal
Oxygen Free Nitrogen – use in installation and pressure testing of refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) equipment and pipework 
Pressure testing stationary RAC systems
Refrigerant pipework - mechanical joining methods 
AIRAH Where to flare 
Maximum quantity of refrigerant charge
Evacuation - Stationary Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems
Evacuation - Automotive Air Conditioning Systems

Codes of Practice (and related) 

Automotive Code of Practice
Stationary (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) Code of Practice:

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 


Refrigerant cylinder safety for technicians
Safe use of flammable refrigerants - Safety Alert
Safety considerations when using flammable refrigerants
Risk management procedures for refrigerants
Lubrication oil flammability
Lubricating oil and dye in hybrid vehicles using electric AC compressors
Flammable refrigerants safety guide
R1234yf and R744 safety service stickers 
Worksite Gas Safety Checklist


What is Building Information Modelling (BIM) and what does it mean for technicians?
Consumer brochure – be lawful, - be safe – why customers should only use licensed technicians 
Automotive Air Conditioning Equipment Industry Bodies 
Stationary Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Equipment Industry Bodies
State regulatory requirements for refrigeration and air conditioning 
RAC National and State/Territory Licensing Requirements