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IIR Informatory Note on Containment of Refrigerants

Attached file : IIR Informatory Note on Containment of Refrigerants within Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is an independent intergovernmental science and technology based organization which promotes knowledge of refrigeration and associated technologies that improve quality of life in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner including:

-          Food quality and safety from farm to consumer
-          Comfort in homes and commercial buildings
-          Health products and services
-          Low temperature technology and liquefied gas technology
-          Energy efficiency
-          Use of non-ozone depleting and low global warming refrigerants in a
            safe manner.

In this perspective, better refrigerant containment is essential. The issue of emissions of fluorinated refrigerants, a type of greenhouse gas, is central to the discussions, draft decisions and successful outcome of United-Nations negotiations on the ozone layer and climate change. Several countries or regions, such as the European Union, have committed or will commit to reducing refrigerant emissions, specifically through better containment.

I therefore invite you to read this informatory note, which provides clarification on the issue, its implications and suggests recommendations to authorities and companies.

The IIR is at your disposal to assist you in your actions and in forecasting of the changes.

Contact us, become a member if you aren’t already, in order to be regularly updated on key issues concerning our future

Didier Coulomb,
Director of the IIR

berichtdatum: 05-02-2014

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