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Eurammon and IIAR issue joint statement

Declare commitment to natural refrigerants for sustainable, energy-efficient refrigeration and air conditioning technology

| | Oct 31, 2011 | 5:22 pm
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Declare commitment to natural refrigerants for sustainable, energy-efficient refrigeration and air conditioning technology

In a recent announcement, Eurammon, the European initiative for natural refrigerants, and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR), have issued the following joint statement:

“Given the global efforts being made to protect the climate, interest is increasingly focused on natural refrigerants, which have been used successfully in refrigeration technology for more than 100 years. Eurammon, the European initiative for natural refrigerants, and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) bring leading global players from the refrigeration sector together with individuals and institutions in the field of natural refrigerants. Mutual cooperation and memberships have resulted in global networking with international associations and institutions. As centres of excellence for the use of natural refrigerants, the organisations are strengthened by the strong personal commitment of their members. Together, they develop innovative, future-viable solutions for refrigeration technology and forge ahead with respective implementation.”

Eurammon and the IIAR further stated that they are committed to promoting worldwide acceptance and increased use of ammonia, carbon dioxide and other natural refrigerants, and added that they assume social responsibility on behalf of an ecological industrial policy, support sustainable refrigeration technology management and the use of energy-efficient systems. According to them, natural refrigerants have no ozone depletion potential and either no (ammonia) or only a negligible global warming potential. Their use also pays off in financial terms, as the refrigerants are low-priced and readily available in large quantities, the two organisations claimed, and added that their high efficiency has a positive impact on the operating costs of the systems in which they are used, which includes low-cost disposal of natural refrigerants at the end of a machine’s service life.

The statement also pointed out that Eurammon and the IIAR pursue extensive know-how transfer regarding the properties and possible applications for natural refrigerants. As information platforms, they support users, consulting firms and manufacturers as well as representatives from business and politics, providing extensive information material, training courses and advice, they said.

In conclusion, the joint statement said: “Solutions with natural refrigerants have proven to be environment-friendly, economical and efficient. Among other applications, they are used for refrigeration and air conditioning in buildings, in the food industry, in sport and leisure facilities, in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry and in the automotive sector.”


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