ATMOsphere Asia 2018, to be held on 4 September in Singapore, will address the market prospects for natural refrigerants in Southeast Asia.
With the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol requiring countries around the world to put in place HFC phase-down strategies, the Asian edition of the ATMOsphere conference series on natural refrigerants – to be held in Singapore on 4 September – discuss the market prospects for natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R solutions in industry sectors such as hospitality, cold storage and food retail.
Over 150 delegates from manufacturing, policy and end user circles will gather at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre to hear about the latest market, technology and policy trends for natural refrigerants across Southeast Asia.
End users in ATMOsphere spotlight
Among the conference highlights is an end user panel in which early adopters of natural refrigerants will share their experiences of using the technology to date.
Kiat Ananda Cold Storage (Indonesia’s largest cold store operator); MClean Technologies (a Singaporean precision cleaning and surface treatment service provider); Phapros (an Indonesian pharmaceutical company) and hotel firms Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel the Stamford, and Hilton will discuss their motivation and plans for adopting natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R systems.
Southeast Asia: An opportunity to leapfrog HFCs
As the economies of Southeast Asia continue their rapid development, demand for HVAC&R is set to increase. While this presents market opportunities for HVAC&R firms, it also heralds environmental challenges. Manufacturers of natural refrigerant-based technology, therefore, have an opportunity to make the business case for leapfrogging HFCs by moving directly from HCFCs to natural refrigerants.
Conference participants will discuss some of the challenges in adopting this technology, including technician training and the need to raise awareness of the upcoming HFC phasedown.
The conference programme is available online at atmo.org/Asia2018/Programme.