Speaking at SAE-A’s latest ‘Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle’ seminar

Recently, Vipac had the pleasure of speaking at the Society of Automotive Engineers – Australasia’s (SAE-A) ‘Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle’ seminar. >> Read More


SEER Calculator Webinar Footage and Slides

Led by Vipac’s Air Conditioner expert, this webinar will help you understand how Vipac’s SEER Calculator can optimise your A/C designs. >> Read More


Helping the Australian Government increase A/C energy efficiency

At Vipac, we’re delighted to unveil a user-friendly calculator we’ve just built for the Australian Government to evaluate the annual energy efficiency of Air Conditioners. >> Read More


Channel 9 News Features Vipac

Channel 9 recently aired a two minute story on Vipac, stressing the importance of Wind Engineering as buildings become taller and conditions windier. >> View Footage


Emissions Test sees new Mustang engine in an old model for Sidchrome Cobra

Australia’s #1 modified car magazine, Street Machine, recently filmed their 5 litre, V8 modified Cobra undergoing the IM240 Emissions Test at Vipac. This car is the first of its kind, boasting the same Coyote engine as Ford’s brand new Mustang. >> View Footage


New Legislation Change for the Plumbing Industry. Are You Ready?

The Government recently proposed mandatory pool pump labelling for energy efficiency and noise, likely to take effect by 2018. >> Read More


Vipac’s new NATA Standards for Gas Appliances

We are pleased to announce additional NATA standards added to both our NATA and JASANZ scopes of accreditation for gas appliances. >> Read more


Minister Opens Vipac’s New Refrigeration Test Chambers

On Monday 12 December, the Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation & Science, the Hon Greg Hunt, officially opened Vipac Engineers & Scientists’ new Refrigeration Test Chambers during a tour of their Port Melbourne laboratories. >> Read more


Towards A Quieter Future

Vipac engineers Vasos Alexandrou and Peter Teague recently attended the 45th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2016, in Hamburg. >> Read more


Draft Air Conditioner Seasonal Performance Standard Open for Public Comment

Key changes to the standards include revised climate bin hour data for Australia and New Zealand and corresponding standby operating hours, updated performance graphs, amendments to the temperature standardized test conditions. >> Read more


Vipac is Australia’s only ABS recognised Ambient Environmental Testing Specialist

Vipac is Australia’s only American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) recognised specialist in Ambient Environmental Testing in the Marine sector, and one of only 18 recognised specialists worldwide. This reflects the high calibre of work performed by Vipac. >> Read more


Vipac specialist invited as Guest Speaker at AusFenEx 2016 Conference

One of Vipac’s building and infrastructure experts, Barry Harrington, has been invited to speak at the upcoming AusFenEx 2016 Conference. Barry will deliver a presentation titled ‘Taking the pane out of window manufacturing and installation’, leveraging almost 40 years of experience in the Built Environment in Australia and New Zealand. >> Read more


Vipac’s noise experts present papers at 2015 AIOH Conference

Vipac’s noise and acoustic experts, Dr Peter Teague and Vasos Alexandrou, attended the 2015 Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) Conference in Perth last December. Vipac also had a stand at the conference, enabling them to meet with many clients and industry personnel. >> Read more


New gas appliance standards

AS/NZS 5263.1.3:2016 and AS/NZS 5263.1.7:2016 have recently been published. >> Read more


Long awaited release of air-conditioner and chiller RIS

This new Regulation Impact Statement(RIS) considers options to regulate single duct air conditioners for the first time in Australia and New Zealand: >> Read more


New 2015 GEMS Determinations for Clothes Washers, Dishwashers and Rotary Clothes Dryers

We would like to bring your attention to the publishing of new Determinations for a variety of whitegoods: >> Read more


New portable air conditioner Standard published

We would like to bring your attention to the publishing of the new standard, AS/NZS 3823.1.5:2015: Performance of electrical appliances – Air conditioners and heat pumps: >> Read more


WELS Regulator issues statement about non-compliant showers

We’d like to bring your attention to this statement, released by the WELS Regulator and expressing concern about the increased supply of non-compliant showers into the Australian market from overseas manufacturers.>> Read more


Portable air conditioner Draft Standard now open for public comment

We would like to bring your attention to the below Draft AS/NZS standard for portable air conditioners, which has no predecessor in Australia, and is again open for public comment: >> Read more


CESA and Vipac to host Gas Appliance Forum

The Consumer Electronics Suppliers Association, (CESA’s) Gas Appliance Forum, in partnership with Vipac Engineers and Scientists will address the impact of the current and future regulatory environment on gas appliances, together with the harmonisation of electrical and gas safety Standards, and current safety issues. >> Read more


Draft Electric Water Heater Standard Open for Public Comment

A Draft AS/NZS Electric Water Heater Standard is now open for public comment. DR AS/NZS 4692.1:2005 Amd 2:2014 Electric water heaters – Energy, consumption, performance and general requirement.  >> Read more


Vipac subsidiary wins Gold Award for AutoMonitor at SAE 2014 Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards

Vipac subsidiary, AutoTest Products Pty Ltd was presented with the Gold Award in the Heavy Vehicle Category at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Australasia 2014 Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards.  >> Read more


Vipac extends NATA scope for air conditioner testing

Vipac’s NATA scope of accreditation contains several new additions. Testing is conducted in Vipac’s laboratories by a dedicated team utilising the latest equipment and instrumentation.  >> Read more


AS/NZS 2712: Changes to Solar and Heat Pump Water Heater Standard Published

We would like to bring your attention to an amended Solar Water Heater Australian Standard that was published on Wednesday 5th November: AS/NZS 2712:2007 Amd 3:2014: Solar and heat pump water heaters – Design and construction.  >> Read more


New Heated Water Systems Standard published

We would like to bring your attention to the Heated Water Systems Standard published on Tuesday 11th November 2014. AS/NZS 4234:2008 Amd 3:2014 Heated water systems – Calculation of energy consumption.  >> Read more


Senior Vipac acousticians, Dr Xun Li, Dr Peter Teague and Dr Sheikh Mahbub Alam to present papers at Internoise 2014

Internoise 2014, the 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering is being held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre from Sunday 16th – Wednesday 19th November 2014.

Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th November 2014, 13:20 to 13:40, Foyer – Poster position 7
Dr Li will be available to answer questions on his paper Integrated test system for tyre/road noise – ISO/DIS 11819-2 and AASHTO TP76-12 methods
Li, Xun; Lim, Vincent

Tuesday 18th November 2014, 15:40 – 16:40, Room 215 – U2 Noise management in challenging industries
15:40 – 16:00 Development of an Occupational Noise Exposure Reduction Project for Defence in Australia
Teague, Peter; Conomos, James; Alexandrou, Vasos; Jennings, Martin

Wednesday 19th November 08:20 – 10:40, Room 220 – T6b Psycho-acoustics in noise evaluation
10:20 – 10:40 A psychoacoustic assessment of road traffic noise for indoor aural comfort in high-rise built environment
Sheikh, Mahbub Alam; Lee, Siew Eang

Wednesday 19th November 11:00 – 13:00, Room 220 – T6c Psycho-acoustics in noise evaluation
11:00 – 11.20 Train noise – A psychoacoustic investigation for indoor aural comfort in high-rise urban environment in the tropics
Sheikh, Mahbub Alam; Lee, Siew Eang


Register Now for Vipac’s High-Rise Buildings: Wind and Acoustic Design Seminar – Adelaide, Wednesday 5th November 2014

Good planning and design outcomes are essential to improving the liveability of cities. Increasing numbers and sizes of buildings, as well as population densities in the urban environment create a new set of design issues for the developer, architect and other members of the building design team.  >> Read more


Register Now for Vipac’s Environmental Testing Seminar – Adelaide, Wednesday 5th November 2014

State-of-the-art technology and increasing requirements for product and component reliability have intensified the need for qualification through advanced environmental testing. >> Read more


Register Now for Vipac’s High-Rise Buildings: Wind and Acoustic Design Seminar – Perth, Thursday 6th November 2014

Good planning and design outcomes are essential to improving the liveability of cities. Increasing numbers and sizes of buildings, as well as population densities in the urban environment create a new set of design issues for the developer, architect and other members of the building design team.  >> Read more


Vipac’s Electrical Safety Seminar and Laboratory Tour – Tuesday 18th November 2014

This seminar is your ideal opportunity to obtain an update on the electrical safety regulatory environment, an overview of electrical safety regulatory requirements, and an enhanced understanding of the role of a consultant in navigating the certification process. >> Read more


New Portable Air Conditioner Draft Standard open for public comment

We would like to bring your attention to a Draft AS/NZS Gas Standard now open for public comment. >> Read more


Vipac subsidiary Track IQ wins award for Innovation Excellence

Vipac subsidiary Track IQ has been presented with an award for Innovation Excellence by SNCF for RailBAM… >> Read more


Focus on Occupational Hearing Loss this Hearing Awareness Week

Hearing Awareness Week, from Sunday 24th to Saturday 30th August 2014, is an ideal opportunity for employers to focus on minimising workplace noise. >> Read more


Changes to Standards for solid fuel combustion heaters

The new versions of solid fuel Australian Standards AS/NZS 4012 and 4013 were published on 8th August 2014. >> Read more


Submissions Now Open for the Register of Solar Water Heaters – Version 23

Version 23 submissions opened yesterday for the Clean Energy Regulator’s Register of solar water heaters which lists all solar water heater and air source heat pump models… >> Read more


Hot off the press: AS/NZS 5125:2014 published

The AS/NZS 5125:2014 Heat pump water heaters — Performance assessment, Part 1: Air source heat pump water heaters standard has just been published. >> Read more


Solar Water Heater Product Profile Released

The awaited Solar Water Heater (SWH) Product Profile has been released by the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Committee. >> Read more


Hot off the press: AS/NZS 4012:2014 and AS/NZS 4013:2014

We would like to bring your attention to two solid fuel Australian Standards that have been issued today. >> Read more


Electrical Safety Testing for Storage Water Heaters

Did you know Vipac now provides Electrical Safety Testing for Storage Water Heaters? >> Read more


Avoid costly and time consuming noise complaints

Vipac provides a range of services to assist live music venue operators to comply with State Environmental Protection Policies (SEPP). >> Read more


ICC/SRCC Solar Thermal Standards now open for public comment

We would like to bring your attention to two draft ICC/SRCC Solar Thermal Standards now open for their first public comment period. >> Read more


Draft Gas Standards Open for Public Comment

We would like to bring your attention to three draft gas Australian Standards now open for public comment. >> Read more


Acoustic design for Buildings and Infrastructure

Acoustic design is a significant factor to consider when engineering the built environment. >> Read more


Having trouble getting your products delivered in the condition you intended?

Packaging plays a critical role in ensuring that products arrive to consumers in the condition that the manufacturer intended – and the consumer expects… >> Read more


New Water Closets Standard Published

We would like to bring your attention to the new Water Closets Standard published on Tuesday 27th May 2014. >> Read more


Draft WELS Standard open for public comment

The Draft WELS Standard DR AS/NZS 6400:2014 Water efficient products – Rating and labelling is now open for public comment. >> Read more


Submissions Now Open for the Register of Solar Water Heaters – Version 22

Version 22 submissions opened yesterday for the Clean Energy Regulator’s Register of solar water heaters… >> Read more


Air conditioner draft standards open for public comment

We would like to bring your attention to three AS/NZS air conditioner standards now open for public comment. >> Read more


Annual solar energy calculation methodology for domestic solar water heaters

We’d like to bring your attention to the explanatory note published by the Essential Services Commission… >> Read more


New Gas Installation Standards

We’d like to bring your attention to an excellent presentation available on the Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) website which succinctly summarises the new gas installation standard. >> Read more


Vipac’s Environmental Testing Seminar and Laboratory Tour – Melbourne, Tuesday 24th June 2014

This seminar focusses on the design and testing of products and components to ensure they survive extreme environmental conditions. >> Read more


Vipac’s Environmental Testing Seminar and Laboratory Tour – Melbourne, Tuesday 24th June 2014

This seminar focusses on the design and testing of products and components to ensure they survive extreme environmental conditions. >> Read more


Vipac’s Environmental Testing Seminar and Laboratory Tour – Wednesday 7th May 2014

State-of-the-art technology and increasing requirements for product and component reliability have intensified the need for qualification through advanced environmental testing.>> Read more


Vipac’s Hong Kong Office has moved!

Vipac’s Hong Kong team has moved to new premises >> Read more


Testing inverter type air conditioners for field performance

The current air conditioner (AC) test standard AS/NZS 3823.2 allows inverter AC manufacturers to ‘lock’ the compressor speed during testing. This ‘locked’ mode of testing has limitations as ‘test mode instructions’ are not always available to the laboratory. >> Read more


WaterMark Breakfast Briefing – 17th March 2014

Vipac’s WaterMark Breakfast Briefing is your ideal opportunity to find out where the Scheme is heading and to gain an understanding of the implications for your business. >> Read more


Refrigerator Testing Services

Vipac moved its refrigerator testing operations from Melbourne to Sydney two years ago. The move involved upgrading test equipment and the commissioning of a larger test chamber with nine bays allowing for three models to be tested concurrently. >> Read More


State of the Art Electrical Safety Laboratory Opens at Vipac

Vipac is delighted to announce the opening of our new Electrical Safety Testing laboratory, providing testing for a range of personal and household appliances. >> Read More


Swimming Pool Pump Energy Testing, Energy Labelling & MEPS

Vipac has expanded its testing capability to include swimming pool pumps for E3 registration and provides testing to the following Australian Standards >> Read More


AS/NZS Solar Standards open for public comment

We would like to bring your attention to four AS/NZS solar and heat pump water heater standards now open for public comment.  >> Read More


Change to VEET registration process for solar water heaters

From Thursday 5th December 2013 the Essential Services Commission (ESC) will be responsible for verifying the eligibility of solar hot water products under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) Scheme as specified in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 (VEET Regulations). >> Read More


‘Smart’ road barriers developed by Vipac trialled

A Wire Rope Barrier Impact detection system developed by Vipac, won a road safety award earlier in the year and is now being installed to be trialled for a year on Victor Harbor Rd at Willunga Hill. >> Read More


Submissions Now Open for the Register of Solar Water Heaters – Version 20

Version 20 submissions opened on 11th November for the Clean Energy Regulator’s Register of solar water heaters which lists all solar water heater and air source heat pump models eligible for Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs). >> Read More


Vipac Hunter Valley Office – New Contact

Internationally experienced senior environmental engineer, Darragh Kingston is the new contact at Vipac Engineers and Scientists’ Hunter Valley office. >> Read More


World Green Building Week 2013

Did you know sustainable building professionals around the world are this week celebrating World Green Building Week 2013? >> Read More


MEPS Revision for Commercial Refrigerated Displays and Storage Cabinets

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) of New Zealand is preparing a revision of the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) requirements for refrigerated display cabinets (RDC’s) and refrigerated storage cabinets (RSC’s) on behalf of the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) committee for both Australia and New Zealand. >> Read More


Replacement GEMS Determination for Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

The Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps) Determination 2013 has been published. This is a replacement Determination that comes into force on 1st April 2014. It regulates multi-split air conditioners and heat pumps for the first time, covering vapour compression type appliances with a rated total cooling capacity of 65 kilowatts or less. >> Read More


Vipac to host International Whitegoods Energy Efficiency Workshop

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Solid Fuels Draft Standards Open for Public Comment

Two Draft Standards for domestic solid fuel burning appliances have opened for public comment. DR AS/NZS 4012 specifies the method for determination of power output and efficiency, and DR AS/NZS 4013 the method for determination of flue gas emission. >> Read More


WELS: Changes to Flow Controller Registration and Renewal Training

Details relating to the mandatory registration of flow controllers from 15th September 2013 and training sessions on processing renewals under the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme. >> Read More


New Rules for Gas Appliance and Component Certification for Australia

The Gas Technical Regulators’ Committee (GTRC) has published ‘The Rules for Gas Appliance and Component Certification for Australia’. The Rules state that they can be complied with from 1st July 2013 and have a transition period of 12 months, becoming mandatory as of the 1st July 2014. >> Read More


New Vipac Plumbing Laboratory NATA Scope

We are delighted to announce Vipac’s NATA Scope of Accreditation has been revised. >> Read More


Solar heating and cooling standard published

Australian Standard AS 5389:2013 Solar heating and cooling systems – Calculation of energy consumption was published on 28 June 2013. >> Read More