Chillventa - Conference on fourth generation refrigerants: HFOs

Pierre Emmanuel Danet, Technical Support Manager at Climalife, will give a presentation on Wednesday 10 October 2012 between 11.00 and 12.30 on fourth generation refrigerants at Nuremberg exhibition centre. Dr. Nacer Achaichia, Technical Services Manager at Honeywell, a global producer of fluorine-based refrigerants will also take the floor alongside Mr Danet.

What led you to organise a conference on this subject?
New products are coming on to the refrigeration and air conditioning market and some of our customers are unsure about the future of refrigerants as well as their own future. We believe that it is important to inform installers and end users about these technological developments in view of regulatory changes affecting greenhouse gases.

Are you able to reveal any information on HFOs at this time?
Global warming has led to the elimination of refrigerants that were potentially harmful to the ozone layer and has now cast a spotlight on high-GWP refrigerants, as is the case with technologies that use low-impact refrigerants but whose design and operation require large amounts of energy.
To maintain the cold chain and avoid health risks caused by breaks in the chain due to a lack of applicable technologies, producers have anticipated this situation by developing new molecules called HFOs.

These HFOs (Hydro-Fluoro-Olefin) with a very low GWP (comparable to hydrocarbons) enable producers to continue to work with current forms of technology that have been known for decades. HFOs, which are neither toxic nor dangerous, will not have to be re-qualified for implementation. Technicians will be faced with products whose properties are similar to those of current halogenated fluids with low pressure levels on machines whose design is identical to that of HFCs.
Immediately and without any qualification problems, companies will be able to continue producing refrigeration products freely and in complete compliance with regulatory and environmental requirements.

Why did you choose Chillventa in Nuremberg?
Our 12 European subsidiaries will attend the trade fair and it is an opportunity to meet customers from all around the world. We will go straight to the point so as not to take up too much of the participants' time. Those attending the trade fair have an enormous amount of equipment, products and services to see.

Is it still possible to register?
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Climalife Team