A seminar on environmentally friendly refrigerants in air conditioners supported by the United Nations Environment Program UNEP, United Nations Environment Programme and China’s Ministry of Environment/Ministry of Environmental Protection/Foreign Economic Cooperation Administration MEP/FECO was held in Seoul, China. Shenzhen, China from February 29 to March 1, 2016. The event was attended by 100 delegates representing national environmental organizations, industry associations, enterprises including Midea and media from 30 countries
Seminar on the Use of Environmental Friendly Refrigerants in Air Conditioning
The seminar aimed to promote the use of environmentally friendly refrigerants in air conditioning systems. Developing countries are taking steps to phase out hydrochlorofluorocarbons HCFCs as part of the Montreal Protocol commitments on ozone-depleting substances. As a major user of HCFCs, the climate industry is actively involved in the development of alternative technologies. Today there are substances that give higher energy efficiency and have zero global warming potential. To date, the main obstacle to their widespread use is their high flammability.
To overcome this problem, all countries need to follow the same policy and it is also important to make the manufacturers fairly aware of the alternative technology and the need for proper safety standards, improvement in product design, modernization of the production line and the need for training of service technicians.
Lu Dongping, spokesman of Midea RAC residential AC division , production engineer, explained that RAC industry in China is migrating from HCFC refrigerant to more advanced refrigerant and is particularly focusing on the safety of RAC workers. Midea’s air conditioning systems have proven to be excellent for complying with environmental regulations. As an industry leader and green manufacturing pioneer, the company actively cooperates with the World Wildlife Fund WWF .