Sustainable Management of Refrigeration Technologies in Marine and Off-Shore Fisheries Sectors
April 6-8, 2017
co-organized by UNEP, ASHRAE, IIR and UNIDO with the kind support of
the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Department of Industrial Works
Organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), ASHRAE, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), with the kind support of the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Department of Industrial Works, the Sustainable Management of Refrigeration Technologies in Marine and Off-Shore Fisheries Sectors Conference takes place April 6-8, 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Refrigeration technologies are essential for the cold food chain management both on land and in marine applications. The Montreal Protocol (Protocol) Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) reported that 80% of mobile marine refrigerated systems use hydrochlorofluorocarbons-22 (HCFC-22) refrigerants. HCFC-22 is currently being phased-out worldwide under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
RAC technology management in the mobile marine and fisheries sector has a critical role in meeting the phase out targets specified by the Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Protocol and ensuring sustainable environmental practices in their RAC applications. Refrigeration, freezing, ice making and air-conditioning equipment are fundamental for mobile marine and fishery operations as well as sustaining economic livelihoods.
This international conference will focus on the practices of this industry in the management of existing systems, longer term energy efficient systems, advancement and selection of related refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) technologies. In keeping with the ongoing developments of the Montreal Protocol, the conference will address the different aspects, mentioned earlier, in conjunction with eliminating/minimizing the use of either hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) or high-GWP hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), as refrigerants, and the relevant obligations under the Montreal Protocol as well as other international policies and governing treaties.