James S Curlin

Awards for low-GWP projects in developing countries

ASHRAE and the UN Natural environment Programme (UNEP) have introduced the undertaking options for the 2023 ASHRAE-UNEP OzonAction Decrease-GWP Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Innovation Awards.

The annual international award method encourages innovative design, investigation and practice by recognising men and women who have formulated or carried out revolutionary technological ideas used in developing countries to boost lessen global warming opportunity (GWP) refrigerants for HVAC&R.

The variety standards provided extent of will need, ground breaking aspects in transforming typical tactics, and specialized replicability to acquiring nations.

Judges also accounted for financial feasibility when achievable, thinking about that escalating acceptance of new systems will favorably influence value and availability.

“We are dwelling at a watershed moment under the Montreal Protocol when building countries should uncover very long-phrase methods to switch HCFC refrigerants although concurrently minimising weather impacts,” states James S Curlin, Head of UNEP OzonAction and co-chair of the judging committee.

“It is essential to empower the investigation neighborhood to detect new strategies and different refrigerants that get the job done for these nations. UNEP OzonAction is proud to be a part of with ASHRAE to recognis these winners who are proposing approaches that handle the ozone, local weather and energy proportions.”

4 jobs had been picked, all in the Professional/Industrial Apps group:

  • R290 (propane) as an Substitute Refrigerant in Professional Apps – Ecuador
  • Flammable Refrigerant Use in a Draft Beer Device – Brazil
  • Ammonia Use in Multipurpose Cold Storage – India
  • Propane Chiller Use in a Advantage Retailer – Brazil.

The selected initiatives have been announced at the 2023 ASHRAE Once-a-year Convention in Tampa, Florida. Chosen venture groups will be recognised with the awarding of certificates at UNEP situations held in the regions or nations of the projects.

For far more facts on the awarded jobs, click in this article.

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