As the price of high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants increases and regulations become tougher, Danfoss is continuing its annual Refrigerant Week initiative to help industry professionals and decision-makers make the transition to low GWP refrigerants.
Refrigerant Week, an official affiliate of Climate Week NYC, will take place from September 24-28 and feature webinars, tools, resources, and local events aimed at promoting and enabling low GWP solutions.
The Montreal Protocol and Kigali Amendment require the progressive phase-down of high GWP refrigerants used in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.
Indispensable in the daily operation of cooling systems everywhere, refrigerants are also a key concern, impacting resources and the bottom line in the long-term.
Refrigeration and air conditioning professionals need the right information, tools, and technology to comply with these new regulations and aid them in the refrigerant transition. They also require guidance when it comes to specifying, installing, servicing, and using available solutions. All of this and more will be covered during Refrigerant Week 2018.
Jürgen Fischer, president of Danfoss Cooling, said: “Even though countries have different time-frames, switching to more climate-friendly refrigerants is a global concern. The HVACR sector can make important contributions even now with energy efficient and low GWP equipment, and it’s here that Danfoss can make a significant impact.
“We believe that by providing industry expertise, product qualifications, in-depth training, and testing facilities to our customers and business partners, we can all keep moving in the same direction. Refrigerant Week is a big part of that.”
Refrigerant Week brings the use of alternative refrigerants and energy efficiency into focus as solutions that enable a sustainable cooling future. Through live webinars, local events hosted by business partners, downloadable and digital tools, and an online library of easy to access information, Danfoss aims to highlight the global and local impact of refrigerant regulations and agreements.
Refrigerant Week activities include nine webinars, available both in English and local languages, that will cover topics such as the future of sustainable cooling, global trends on refrigerants and regulations, flammable refrigerants, the means to reduce refrigerant charge, CO2 in industrial systems and small stores, and refrigerant selection in commercial refrigeration. These online events are complemented by a variety of online videos, infographics, articles, and tools, all of which are available at the official Refrigerant Transition Center, the digital hub for Refrigerant Week.
Last year, hundreds of companies from 50 countries participated in Refrigerant Week. According to a post-event survey, more than 80 percent of participants found the event helpful in their daily job.
Sign up for Refrigerant Week updates now at www.refrigerants.danfoss.com. There, you can find many of the above-mentioned resources available now at the Refrigerant Transition Center. Follow updates on social media using the hashtag #RefrigerantWeek.