USA: Bookings are now being taken for a major conference in Bangkok next month on sustainable refrigeration technologies in the marine industry.

The Sustainable Management of Refrigeration Technologies in Marine and Off-Shore Fisheries Sectors Conference, taking place from April 6-8, will look at a sector heavily reliant on refrigeration but where 80% of mobile marine refrigerated systems still use R22.

This international conference will focus on the practices of the industry in the management of existing systems, longer term energy efficient systems, advancement and selection of related refrigeration and air conditioning technologies. In keeping with the ongoing developments of the Montreal Protocol, the conference will address the different aspects, mentioned earlier, in conjunction with eliminating/minimising the use of either HCFCs or high-GWP HFCs as refrigerants, and the relevant obligations under the Montreal Protocol as well as other international policies and governing treaties.

The conference is co-organised by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), ASHRAE, the International Institute of Refrigeration and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) with support from the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Department of Industrial Works.

For the list of speakers and for more information, visit www.ashrae.org/marine2017.