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Ozone Day 2017 and the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol

This September marks 30 years since the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was adopted. In honour of this important milestone, the Ozone Secretariat and the global community are launching the #OzoneHeroes campaign. A public engagement campaign to celebrate the international agreement’s success in protecting Earth against ozone depletion and mitigating climate change.

Grenada inaugurates its first two HC air-con systems

On 25 August, the small Caribbean island country of Grenada installed its first two air-conditioning (AC) units to use hydrocarbons. The installation of the R290-based (propane) units is part of a regional demonstration project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Heads of Refrigeration Associations Gathered in Moscow

Since February 27 till March 2, 2017, a meeting of representatives of refrigeration associations of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Ukraine as well as working groups from Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan took place in Moscow. It resulted in establishing the Interstate technical committee which will help specialists in refrigeration solve their common problems.

27.02.2017 - 02.03.2017 - Meeting of representatives of refrigeration associations of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Ukraine as well as working groups from Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan took place in Moscow

Since February 27 till March 2, 2017, a meeting of representatives of refrigeration associations of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Ukraine as well as working groups from Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan took place in Moscow. It resulted in establishing the Interstate technical committee which will help specialists in refrigeration solve their common problems.

US EPA GreenChill Webinar: Efforts to Reduce Refrigerant Emissions through the Consumer Goods Forum

This webinar is focused on efforts to reduce refrigerant emissions through the Consumer Goods Forum (http://www.theconsumergoodsforum.com/). Ignacio Gavilan will introduce the CGF and provide background information on what steps the forum has taken to reduce refrigerant emissions at an organizational level. The webinar will include testimonials from supermarkets who participate in the CGF, with explanations of how those companies are demonstrating the business case for phasing down HFCs; the challenges they face in reducing refrigerant emissions; and how they are addressing those challenges.

SCE-EU cooperation in refrigeration, air conditioning discussed

Chief Executive of the Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE), Dr. Mohammed Mubarak bin Dinah, today received Vice-President of Air conditioning Refrigeration European Association (AREA), Secretary-General of Italian Association of Refrigeration Technician, Marco Buoni, and discussed activating the national certificate programme for rehabilitating workers in the refrigeration and air conditioning sectors in accordance with the European certificate (F-Gas Regulation).

U.S. inspectors to receive ammonia training

Two industrial refrigeration bodies in the United States – the GCCA and the IIAR – will run a course with American University group the IRC to help OSHA inspectors, who carry out ammonia safety inspections in the United States, get to grips with large ammonia refrigeration systems (usually over 10,000 lbs).

EU calls for natref training boost

Low training uptake is creating a long-term shortage of technicians trained to operate natural refrigerant systems and ultimately making it harder to deliver the EU’s f-gas phase-down, warns an upcoming European Commission report.