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Dubai to hold The 4th Refrigerants Symposium

Will focus on alternative refrigerants for high-ambient countries

| | Sep 15, 2014 | 2:07 pm
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Will focus on alternative refrigerants for high-ambient countries

Under the patronage of H.E. Dr Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, the UAE Minister of Environment and Water, ESMA, MoEW, AHRI, ASHRAE, UNEP, and UNIDO will jointly hold The 4th Refrigerants Symposium from 28-29 October, at Sofitel Dubai Downtown.

Announcing this, the organisers elaborated that the symposium, titled: “Alternative Refrigerants for High-Ambient Countries: Installation, Service and Risk Assessment of Future Refrigerants”, will be conducted entirely in English.

The theme of this year’s event is Installation, Service and Risk Assessment, the organisers added, and highlighted that the event will introduce a new dimension to the issue of high-ambient, in parallel to those introduced previously.

Being held against the backdrop of challenges currently facing the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in terms of phasing out of HFCs, this year’s symposium will focus on finding sustainable and low-GWP (Global Warming Potential) alternatives for regions with high-ambient temperatures through collaborative work at the regional level, the organisers elaborated.

Through the participation of international associations, research institutes and industry stakeholders, the symposium reportedly aims to not only address the concerns of the regional industry and governments regarding the introduction of safe refrigerants with low-GWP into regional markets by deploying them throughout the supply chain but also design a roadmap to fulfill this avowed aim, the organisers said.

According to the organisers, participation in the symposium is by invitation only, which will be extended by them to relevant international and regional stakeholders, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Regional standardisation authorities
  • Regional environmental authorities
  • United Nations agencies and specialised organisations
  • Regional relevant research institutes and centres
  • International refrigeration and air conditioning institutes, societies and associations
  • International and regional air conditioning equipment manufacturers
  • International and regional recognised experts

The symposium will include discussions on an array of relevant topics through plenary or parallel sessions, the organisers informed, and added that the final programme will be circulated shortly.


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