martynvella wrote:Of course you are not doing the job yourself are you? Get your mate who has a refrigerant handling lisence to do it or you have just advertised the fact that you intend to break a fedral law.
The regulation is worded that to work on a component that has ever or will ever contain a refrigerant a lisence is required weather refrigerant is present at the time or not.
Thanks for the feedback, martynvella.
As a result of your response, I contacted Arctick.org which seems to be the mob to see in Victoria, and also dmirs.wa.gov.au.
Still waiting on dmirs, but Arctick state: “A Refrigerant Handling Licence must be held by any person who carries out work in relation to refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) equipment.
Carrying out work in relation to RAC equipment means to do anything with a fluorocarbon refrigerant, or a component of RAC equipment, that carries the risk of refrigerant being emitted, including: decanting the refrigerant or manufacturing, installing, commissioning, servicing or maintaining RAC equipment or decommissioning RAC equipment.
They go on to say:If all the refrigerant is removed, the refrigerant lines are disconnected from the compressor and the lines and compressor are then sealed by a person with the appropriate Refrigerant Handling License, a person without an appropriate Refrigerant Handling License could unbolt and remove the current compressor and mount the replacement compressor, as there is no risk of refrigerant being emitted. But, a person with the appropriate Refrigerant Handling License would need to connect the refrigerant lines to the compressor, pressure test, evacuate and re-charge the system with refrigerant.
I expect that dmirs will say about the same thing. This system, whilst not convenient, is acceptable to me, to allow me to conduct the mods and repairs that I intend doing, at my own pace, so, all good.
I do appreciate the advise, and have a great year.