AGA Laboratory Open Day 26th August 2016
The July edition of NewsFlash flagged that there would be an Open Day at the AGA Performance Testing Laboratory on Friday 26th August. The event was well attended by more than fifty people from more than twenty different manufacturers, suppliers, government organisations, service providers and industry associations.
The afternoon began with a light barbecue lunch over a glass of wine while guests had an opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues and meet other AGA Members and staff. CEO Chris Wealthy welcomed guests and pointed out that there is growing focus on energy efficiency measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions and that the AGA Board had recognised the need to develop a performance testing capability to support industry in meeting the challenges of improving the energy and water efficiencies of whitegoods and gas appliances.
AGA's laboratory Manager, Dennis Karafotias and Testing Officer Dean Shaw outlined the capabilities of AGA's Performance Testing Laboratory which includes energy labelling testing for storage and instantaneous gas water heaters, space heaters and ducted air heaters, as well as testing a wide range of whitegoods including dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers, fridges and freezers.
Many companies took advantage of the opportunity to see through AGA's state of the art performance testing laboratory and ask questions about the testing methodology for energy and water efficiencies of a wide range of products.
The event was well received and widely acclaimed as a great success. AGA sincerely thanks all those who attended and hope everyone found the afternoon both informative and enjoyable, with special thanks to all those who travelled from interstate.