About these reports
The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water engaged recognised independent testing facilities to bench test refrigeration and air conditioning equipment to find out how much additional power was used when common faults were applied to the equipment. The bench testing was to determine the benefits of regular equipment maintenance.
On the department’s behalf, SuperCool Asia Pacific Pty Ltd and the CSIRO tested a number of different refrigeration and air conditioning equipment for common faults that occur over time. The findings are detailed in the reports below, and clearly demonstrate that preventative maintenance minimises technology failure, reduces refrigerant leaks and increases the energy efficiency of properly installed equipment.
As part of this project, Cresstec Pty Ltd, (with 9 years’ experience of fault analysis and tracking), also provided bench test results undertaken independently to this project on an air-conditioning unit at different Australian temperature zones, against similar common faults, with similar findings.
- UTR -165 – Refrigerated Display Cabinet Report – SuperCool Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
- UTR -165 – Walk-in cool room Report – SuperCool Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
- Air Conditioner Energy Use Testing Under Common Fault Conditions – CSIRO
- Effects of preventable faults on air-conditioning systems at T1 – Cresstec Pty Ltd
- Effects of preventable faults on air-conditioning systems at T2 – Cresstec Pty Ltd
- Effects of preventable faults on air-conditioning systems at T3 – Cresstec Pty Ltd