2012 ASHRAE/NIST Refrigerants Conference: Moving Towards Sustainability

Oct 29, 2012 - Oct 30, 2012 - in Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America

This conference addresses continuing international concerns about the adverse environmental impacts of refrigerants with high ozone depletion potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP), which is inevitably leading to increased focus on low GWP alternatives. This includes new generations of unsaturated flourochemicals, with continued examination of “natural” refrigerants.
This is the fourth jointly sponsored conference between ASHRAE and the National Institute of Standa

This conference addresses continuing international concerns about the adverse environmental impacts of refrigerants with high ozone depletion potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP), which is inevitably leading to increased focus on low GWP alternatives. This includes new generations of unsaturated flourochemicals, with continued examination of “natural” refrigerants.
This is the fourth jointly sponsored conference between ASHRAE and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Past conferences provided information and updates on the phase-out of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants and better use/management of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants.

This conference provides an opportunity for participants to learn about the latest information on alternative refrigerants, likely time schedules, transition requirements, environmental effects of refrigerants, new refrigerant performance considerations and what will be required to phase-out the use of high GWP refrigerants with alternatives and other technologies.

This conference includes invited papers from leading global experts. These papers will cover the latest developments on refrigerants including:
  • Status of current environmental, scientific and regulatory activities
  • Potential applications of “natural” refrigerants
  • Technical developments on new low GWP flourochemical refrigerants
  • Equipment applications for low GWP alternatives
  • The opportunities for reducing refrigerant emissions
  • Alternative heat/cooling technologies that may reduce the need for traditional refrigerants

Panel discussions by industry experts are included at the end of each day. The focus of the conference is on technical issues and longer term forecast for success, with a global viewpoint.

Who Should Attend

The conference provides an opportunity for all involved in the different aspects of refrigeration: policymakers, manufacturers, researchers and government officials to hear the latest on trends and directions going forward. Experts on every facet of the issue will be available for two days for a lively information exchange, with an evening dinner on Monday for more informal discussion.

Registration

Registration is slated to open in June 2012. To receive notification of when registration opens and additional information about the conference, please provide your email address to: meetings@ashrae.org

Conference Rates


ASHRAE members $400
Non-members: $450
Please note: Due to NIST security policies, no registrations will be taken on-site.

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