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Conference to address marine R22 phase out

Fishing-risksUSA: ASHRAE is helping to address the replacement of R22 refrigerant in the mobile marine sector at a special conference in January.

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

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