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ATMOsphere Network Montreal 2017

From 20-24 November 2017, policy representatives from approximately 200 countries and various UN agencies, as well as interested industry and non-governmental representatives, are meeting in Montreal, Canada to discuss alternatives to Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and high GWP HFCs.

The ship classification society DNV GL has certified the BITZER screw compressors in the OS.A95 series

Safety on board with ammonia as the refrigerant. The ship classification society DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd) now also certifies the BITZER screw compressors in the OS.A95 series. Models OSKA9593-K and OSKA95103-K are available, which amongst other features boast large displacement flow rates of up to 1,015 m3/h, with an integrated IQ Modul and infinite capacity control. Apart from a variety of reciprocating compressors, open and semi-hermetic screw compressors, with this, BITZER now also has the largest and newest series of screw compressors with the DNV GL certificate.

Tbilisi meeting on implementation of HCFC phase-out management plans and HFC phase-down initiatives under the Kigali Amendment

National Ozone Officers, Climate Focal points and Refrigeration Experts from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova (Republic of), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, representatives of the Ozone Secretariat and the implementing agencies UN Environment and UNIDO participate in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) thematic meeting on HCFC phase-out management plans and HFCs phase-down initiatives in Tbilisi from 24-26 October 2017.

AMOLEA 1224yd, New Refrigerant with Lower Environmental Impact, Acquires International Certification

AGC Asahi Glass (AGC), a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, announces that it has obtained certification for AMOLEA 1224yd, a new refrigerant with a lower environmental impact. The certification was granted in October 2017 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), marking the first time for a Japanese company to obtain approval for a new chemical substance. AGC intends to begin commercial production of AMOLEA 1224yd in early 2018, and will continue to increase capacity in line with demand growth.