The Frigogáz Ltd., the subsidiary of the Dehon Group, which trades the mark Climalife in Hungary, organized a symposium for its customers from the refrigeration and climate control industry on the 3rd of September 2009, in Budaörs. The main topics of the symposium were the phase-out of R-22, the recommended alternative products and substitution methods as well presentation of the product range of Climalife in Hungary.
In the first part of the symposium, Rüdiger Fleischer from Honeywell concern presented the alternative products for R-22.
It is well known, that starting with 1st of January 2010, the distribution, storage and usage of virgin R-22 is banned, on the basis of the so-called F-Gas regulation. Systems running with R-22 shall be maintained only with reclaimed R-22, a product with scarce availability. Taking into account that in some applications (e.g. the food industry, cooling chains and hospitals) some of the failures must be resolved straight away, it is recommended to substitute the mentioned refrigerant in time.
In the second part of the symposium the representatives of Climalife Hungary presented the offered solutions via the new Hungarian website, as follows:
- the importance of regular external cleaning and disinfecting of the refrigeration systems, by the new Frionett® product range;
- the offered solutions for internal cleaning of refrigeration systems in case of compressor breakdowns, or during the retrofit process;
- the range of equipment for handling of heat transfer fluids and refrigeration compressor lubricants;
- the advantages and disadvantages of brazing alloys, either containing cadmium or cadmium free;
- the new services: oil- and refrigerant analysis;
- the presentation of the wide range of refrigeration compressor lubricants ;
- the advantages offered by the heat transfer fluids of Climalife, focusing on Thermera®, the environmentally friendly secondary refrigerant fluid.
In the last part of the symposium the Climalife expert in logistics provided an overview of the terms, rules and penalties of shipping dangerous goods and waste.
The Climalife Hungary plans to organize a yearly symposium for its customers.
Date : September 2009
Author : Enikö Beke