Conference to address marine R22 phase out
The conference, entitled Sustainable Management of Refrigeration Technologies in Mobile Marine and Fisheries Sectors, will take place from January 11-13, 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand. It is co-organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), ASHRAE, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with support from the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Department of Industrial Works.
It is estimated that 80% of mobile marine refrigerated systems use R22, which must be phased out in developed and developing economies counties.
This conference will examine current practices and future developments in the management of existing systems and trends towards longer-term energy efficient, climate and ozone friendly alternatives in commercial on-board mobile marine refrigeration.
The conference will cover international, regional and national governance; environmental, health and safety management of new and emerging technologies; current, new and emerging practices and technologies in on-board marine refrigeration, including technology management and energy efficient, climate and ozone-friendly refrigerating and air-conditioning technologies.
Numerous topics are identified for each of these subjects. To see these topics, download the conference flyer or for more information, visit www.ashrae.org/marine2017.
Latest news from the world of air conditioning and refrigeration
UK: The majority of local authorities in the UK are flouting government prompt payment laws, according to a new report by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA).
UK: A cascade refrigeration system twinning CO2 with the HFO refrigerant 1234ze has been named as Retail Energy Project of the Year in last week’s Energy Awards in London.
UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.
UK: Javac UK, the refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump supplier, has been named as Climate Centers’ Supplier of the Year for the second year running.
USA: Refrigerant manufacturers have appealed against the US International Trade Commission decision not to apply antidumping duties on imports of HFC components from China.
EUROPE: The European Commission has warned that the uptake of training in alternative refrigerants is too low to match the requirements of the F-gas phase down.
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Customs authorities in the Solomon Islands have reported their second seizure of the illegal CFC refrigerant R12 this year.
IRAN: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has established a subsidiary company in Iran.