Division of Technology, Industry and Economics

VIENNA, austria, 18-21 JULY 2O16

side event: sustainable management of refrigeration technologies in the fisheries sector

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 from 13:00-15:00, Press Room

The Technology And Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) June 2016, Decision XXVII/4 Task Force Report Further Information on Alternatives to Ozone-Depleting Substances states: “From the field experience and estimates, it is known that in 2016 about 70% of the fleet still used HCFC-22 as their main refrigerant; this is a global phenomenon and includes all seagoing vessels”. The use of refrigeration technology is an essential requirement at all stages of the fisheries industry: from catch to processing, to food plate. One of the most common refrigerants used in the fishing industry is HCFC-22.

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- Side event programme

- National approaches - Norway : Alice Gaustad, Norwegian Environment Agency

- Fiji Approach towards the Management of ODS Fishing Vessel : Fiji Dept of Environment, Ministry of Local Government, Housing & Environment

- MARPOL Annex VI and other related International Maritime rules and regulations for the reporting and enforcement of ODS : Masao Yamasaki, Marine Environment Division, IMO

- Recent Assessment of Refrigeration Technologies in the Fisheries Sector: Challenges and approaches towards non-ODS alternatives: Alexander Cohr Pachai, RTOC member

- Sustainable Management of Refrigeration in the Fisheries Sector : Artie Dubrie, UNEP OzonAction ________________________________________________________________________________________

side event: Refrigerant Management - Special Course for Future Engineers

Monday, 18 July 2016 from 6:00 pm, Press Room

This special course is first of its kind that offer comprehensive scientific information and knowledge suitable for the academic levels. It offers thorough scientific background as well as applied knowledge that would help building the capacity of future engineers about management of refrigerants.

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- Launch of UNEP University Course ________________________________________________________________________________________

Side event : alternative for air-conditioning in high ambient temperature countries; key findings and future work of praha and us-doe testing projects

Monday, 18 July 2016 from 13:00 - 15:00, Board Room A

Over the last 2 years, two key projects were conducted to assess the technical feasibility of low-GWP alternatives for air conditioners in high-ambient-temperature countries, the MLF-supported project called "PRAHA,” and the US-DOE-supported project on mini-split air conditioners evaluation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Both projects’ results were released between the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016. They were well received and acknowledged as good starting points for addressing the concern of feasible alternatives for high-ambient-temperature operating conditions in cooperation with respective industries. 

This side event will provide detailed summaries of the key findings of both projects and how they complement each other in addition to present ongoing work that builds on the outcomes from both PRAHA and the US-DOE project.

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- Side event programme


Side event: Standards for low-gwp refrigerants - Prospects and challenges

Friday, 15 July 2016 from 13:00 - 15:00, Press Room, Vienna Conference Centre

This side event will discuss ongoing efforts to address the update of relevant standards specifying the use of alternative refrigerants in refrigeration and air-conditioning applications with examples from different regions.

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- Side event programme

- Research to Assist in the Development of Safety Standards and Building Codes for the Use of Flammable Refrigerants  - Karim Amrane, Ph.D., Senior vice President, AHRI

- The Role of Safety Standard for Phasing down HFCs in RAC Sector - Wang Lei –Dou Yanwei, China Household Electrical Appliances Association (CHEAA)

- ASHRAE Update: Standard 15 and 34 for Refrigerants - Prof. Bjarne W. Olesen, ASHRAE President Elect 2016-17, Technical University of Denmark

- Changes in standards in view of lower GWP refrigerants - UNEP OzonAction


new publication:

Lower-GWP Alternatives in Commercial and Transport Refrigeration: An expanded compilation of propane, CO2, ammonia and HFO case studies

This booklet presents an expanded compilation of case studies on lower-GWP alternatives in commercial and transport refrigeration and provides an update to the first set of case studies which was published in 2014 by UNEP DTIE OzonAction/CCAC (Low GWP Alternatives in Commercial Refrigeration: Propane, CO2 and HFO Case Studies.