Workshop on HFC 32 as alternative with Low Global Warming Potential -
9th June 2015
Ceylon German Technical Training Institute (CGTTI)
Introductory Workshop on “HFC 32 as efficient
alternative with zero Ozone Depleting Potential and Low Global Warming
Potential” was Organized by the National Ozone Unit in collaboration
with UNDP and with Technical support of DAIKIN Air Conditioning India
Pvt Ltd. For this occasion Mr. Hitoshi Tanaka, Deputy Managing Director,
Mr. K.D. Virmani, Senior Vice President Mr. Rajesh Nagpal, Marketing Executive
and two other representatives of DAIKIN Air Conditioning India Pte Ltd
Senior Assistant Secretary/ Director of National Ozone Unit, Mr. G.M.J.K.
Gunawardana delivered the Welcome Address and the opening statement. In
this opening statement he highlighted in converting in to zero ODP and
low GWP refrigerants. Mr. Shantha Karunarathne, Director/Principal of
CGTTI addressed the audience and elaborated the corporation CGTTI maintain
with NOU in hosting this kind of workshops. Presentation on “World
trend in promoting Low GWP HFC for Air Conditioning” was delivered
by Mr. Hitoshi Tanaka Deputy Managing Director DAIKIN Air Conditioning
India. Mr. G.M.J.K. Gunawardana, Director of National Ozone Unit, Mr.
S.P.K. Amarasinghe, Senior Training Engineer of CGTTI and Mr. K.D. Virmani,
Senior Vice President of DAIKIN Air Conditioning India were the resource
persons. Mr. K.D. Virmani made very impressive presentation on “HFC
32 as prospective replacement for higher GWP HFC refrigerants”.
He gave detailed scenario on research and Development of HFC 32 applying
to the air conditioning. In his presentation he made a link between refrigerants
that are used at present and future innovations. The Demonstration Session
was conducted by Mr. M. M M. Senevirathne Coordinator, Technical, National
Ozone Unit and DAIKIN experts. Nearly 75 participants enthusiastically
participated and gathered information on this new technology.
"Rebuilt the ozone layer to it's full strength.."
To fulfill the commitments under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that
Deplete the Ozone Layer to Protect the Ozone Layer by phasing out Ozone
Depleting Substances (ODS) in Sri Lanka.
To integrate Ozone Layer protection in to the countries planning process,
with minimum inconvenience to industry and the general public taking into
consideration of Global environment, Legal requirement & economic
aspects of the country.
Instigate activities to maintain and strengthen
the institutional framework in protection of the Ozone Layer in Sri Lanka.
Implementation of the Montreal Protocol in Sri Lanka to protect the Ozone
Project at a Glance..
National Ozone Unit (NOU) was established under the Ministry
of Environment in Sri Lanka, which is the national focal point
for the Montreal Protocol (MP) in 1994, with the approval of the
Institutional Strengthening (IS). The projects of the NOU operate
directly under the Secretary, Ministry of Environment in Sri Lanka
who is the National Project Director and the ....
Director, NOU who is the Coordinator of Montreal
Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to Protect
the Ozone Layer by phasing out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)
in Sri Lanka, coordinating international and national activities
related to phasing out Ozone Depleting substances with the targets
given by the Montreal Protocol. The Director is from Lanka Administrative
Services (SLAS) and appointed by the Sri Lankan Governmet.
The Ministry has provided a space for the office
and eligible officers who can handle the activities in the unit.
The NOU has grown with time by obtaining fund through other projects
and recruiting qualified people to assist the different projects
under the guidance of Secretary of the Ministry of Environment
and the Director, NOU with support of the UNDP. At present the
Unit has projects funded by Multi Lateral Fund (MLF) through implementing
agencies such as UNDP & UNEP.....
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