Daikin-Thailand-R32THAILAND: Siam Daikin Sales Co has presented certificates to manufacturers who have undergone training on the lower GWP refrigerant R32.

In April, the Cooling Post revealed that Daikin was to provide technical assistance to Thai air conditioning equipment manufacturers to convert production from R22 to R32.

As an emerging country, Thailand has been quickening the pace for conversion away from R22 to refrigerants with low impact on global warming. It recently announced a policy to complete conversion from R22 to R32 by 2017. Indonesia has made a similar pledge.

As the world’s leading air conditioning manufacturer, Daikin has been pushing for the adoption of R32 as both a low GWP replacement for R410A and as the refrigerant of choice for countries still dependent on R22.

Backed by the  Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the project in Thailand has been approved by the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol.

Last week, ML Puntrik Smiti, director general of the Department of Skill Development at the Ministry of Labour (2nd row, centre), and Bundit Srivallapanondh (2nd row, 2nd right), managing director of Siam Daikin Sales Co Ltd, presented certificates to representatives of Thai air-conditioner manufacturers who participated in the Technical Support on Thailand’s R32 Refrigerant Conversion training project.

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