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Phase-out of ozone-depleting substances
and fluorinated greenhouse gases in the Russian Federation

Conference"Natural refrigerant ammonia. Chemical and technical security of the Russian Federation"


October 16, 2013

Conference “Natural refrigerant ammonia. Chemical and technical security of the Russian Federation”

Russia witnesses the return of ammonia to the big refrigeration.

On October 16, conference “Natural refrigerant ammonia. Chemical and technical security of the Russian Federation” took place in Moscow. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, UNIDO, and Global Environmental Facility and attended by more than 100 representatives of Russian ministries, trade associations, research institutes, large public and private users of refrigerating systems, Russian and foreign producers of natural refrigerant-based systems. Read more

Venue: Professional Training Center, an autonomous state educational institution of the city of Moscow, Ryazansky prospekt 7, building 1, conference hall

10:30 — 11:00 Registration
11:00 — 11:05 Conference opening: representatives of MNRE and UNIDO
11:05 — 11:20 Increasing legislative pressure in part of using ozone-depleting substances, plans on regulation of greenhouse gases and need to transition to natural refrigerants
Speaker: Maria VOLOSATOVA, Head of the Section of the Ozone Layer Protection and Climate, Department of State Policy and Regulation in Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
11:20 — 11:50 Advantages and disadvantages of ammonia
Speaker: Ole NIELSEN, Chief of the Refrigeration and Aerosols Unit, UNIDO
11:50 — 12:10 On implementation of Government Edict No. 1413-p dated August 3, 2012
Speaker: Viktor MAKHOV, consultant, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
12:10 — 12:30 Problems and outlooks of using ammonia as refrigerant in the Russian Federation
Speaker: Vladimir SAPOZHNIKOV, member of the Board of the Russian Union of the Refrigeration Industry
12:30 — 12:50 Coffee break
12:50 — 13:10 Ammonia in terms of the chemical and technical security of the Russian Federation
Speaker: Vasily TSELIKOV, Chief Technical Advisor, UNIDO
13:10 — 13:30 Benchmarking study of the Russian and international ammonia legislation. Safety issues
Speaker: Pavel SHEPELEV, OOO GEA Refrigeration RUS

Ammonia refrigerating systems. High Efficiency and Sustainability
Speaker: Dieter Mosemann, GEA Refrigeration Germany GmbH, Berlin

13:30 — 13:50 Development outlook of ammonia refrigeration systems
Speakers: Natalia MEDNIKOVA, Chief of the Industrial Refrigerating Plant Laboratory, All-Russian Research Institute of Refrigeration Industry, a state scientific establishment (VNIKhI),
Georgy BELOZEROV, VNIKhI Director,
Viktor PYTCHENKO, Senior Research Scientist, VNIKhI Industrial Refrigerating Plant Laboratory
13:30 — 13:50 Professional standard and professional certification in installation, repair and servicing of refrigerating systems
Speaker: Igor TSIRIN, candidate of science (engineering), Director of GAOU UTs Professional

14:10 — 15:20 Experience of Khimkholodservis company in design and production of ammonia plants in the Russian Federation
Speaker: Viktor TIMANOVICH, Marketing and External Economic Relations Director, OOO Scientific and Production Firm Khimkholodservis
15:20 — 15:40 Dinner
15:40 — 17:00 Discussion of speeches; familiarization with manufacturers’ presentations; initiation of elaboration of a professional and educational standards, and HVAC&R system installation, repair and maintenance certification system; preparation of the conference resolution.

Conference resolution

Presentations and resolution of the conference are available at the HCFC phase out in Russia project website.

To join the ammonia proliferation in Russia, feel free to contact Artem Kushnerev, conference coordinator:

Photo album of conference “Natural refrigerant ammonia. Chemical and technical security of the Russian Federation”