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8137
OzonAction Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technician Video Series consists of instructional videos on techniques, security and best practice and flammable refrigerant safety. They are intended to serve as a complementary training tool for refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) sector servicing technicians to help them revise and retain the skills they have acquired during hands-on training.
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GWP Calculator
The new and updated UNEP OzonAction GWP-ODP Calculator application will help you to convert between values in metric tonnes, ozone depleting potential (ODP) tonnes and CO2-equivalent tonnes of substances controlled by the Montreal Protocol and their alternatives. This application, available at no cost, is particularly useful for National Ozone Officers to assist with understanding and calculating quantities of controlled substances, both pure substances and mixtures, for quota assignment, reporting requirements, etc.
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8133
One of the ways in which refrigeration cylinders are quickly identified is by cylinder colour. Although there was never a truly globally adopted international standard, the guideline from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) although not required by law was used by the vast majority of industry and chemical producers around the world.
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8131WhatGas Flyer
The WhatGas? UNEP OzonAction application is an information and identification tool for refrigerant gases for ozone-depleting substances(ODS), HFCs, and other alternatives. It is intended to provide a number of stakeholders, including Montreal Protocol National Ozone Officers, Customs Officers, and refrigeration and air-conditioning technicians with a modern, easy-to-use tool that can be accessed via mobile devices or the OzonAction website to facilitate work in the field, when dealing with or inspecting ODS and alternatives, and as a useful reference tool.
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Regrigerant_Designation image
The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide an update on ASHRAE standards for refrigerants and to introduce the new refrigerants that have been awarded an «R» number over the last few years and introduced into the international market.
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World Refrigeration Day (WRD) raises awareness about refrigeration and air-conditioning and their contribution to modern life. WRD is widely supported by industry associations, organizations and societies as well as governments and individuals. It memorializes the birth date(June 26th)of Lord Kelvinforwhom the Absolutetemperature Kelvin Scale is named.
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8128
An important Montreal Protocol issue that is currently being discussed and will need to be carefully considered in light of the HCFC phase-out Management Plans (HPMP) second or third stages, which are now being prepared and submitted to the Executive Committee, is that of the HCFC ‘Servicing tail’ To avoid any unforeseen challenges in the future, it is crucial that all countries have a good understanding of their likely requirements and plans regarding the HCFC ‘servicing tail’ when preparing for and drafting their Stages II and III.
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New_iPIC_2020
iPIC is a voluntary and informal mechanism of information exchange on intended trade between countries in ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), mixtures containing these as well as products and equipment. It enables countries to share details of eligible importers and exporters with other member countries through a secure online platform. iPIC has become a global voluntary initiative used by more than 100 like-minded states who wish to strengthen the implementation of their national licensing system for ODS and HFCs.
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8124
This document suggests how the recommendation of the World Customs Organization (WCO) on establishing additional digits in the existing 2017 national HS codes to identify specific HFCs could be implemented.
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8123
One of the primary ways that countries implement their commitments under the Montreal Protocol and particularly the Kigali Amendment is through the monitoring and control of import and export of controlled substances. This fact sheet provides various options for Article 5 countries on how to deal with seized refrigerants in cases of illegal trade.
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8103HFC_Datareporting
One of the important commitments of the Protocol is that of reporting the consumption and production of substances controlled under the Montreal Protocol. Following ratification of the Kigali Amendment, this commitment is now extended to HFCs. This short factsheet provides some useful information on relevant Article 7 reporting dates and deadlines for HFCs.
HS Codes for HFCs - cover
Until the World Customs Organisation’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, or Harmonized System (HS) is revised in 2022, all HS codes for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are contained in a single HS code which does not allow differentiation of the individual chemicals or of mixtures/blends.
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Refrigerants for life leaflet
Over the last three decades, the world has realized that the safest and efficient fluorinated refrigerants that were used for decades, contribute negatively to global warming and ozone depletion and threaten life on earth. Because of this, governments and industry engaged in legal and research efforts to find alternatives in order to control refrigerant emissions, while maintaining the pace of human development and quality of life.
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OzonAction factsheet
The OzonAction Branch of the Law Division has been strengthening the capacity of governments – particularly the operational focal points for the Montreal Protocol, known as National Ozone Units – as well as industry, customs and enforcement agencies in developing countries to elaborate and enforce the policies required to implement the Protocol and to make informed decisions about alternative technologies and trade monitoring and control. OzonAction’s overall goal is to enable those countries to meet and sustain their compliance obligations under the treaty.
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Factsheet
Under the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), UN Environment is implementing a two-year "twinning" project to build the capacity of National Ozone Officers and national energy policymakers for linking energy efficiency and Montreal Protocol objectives in support of the Kigali Amendment.
KIGALI FACT SHEET NO.15
In the Kigali Amendment the Protocol was extended to control the production and consumption of HFCs. These are not ODS, but they are very powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs). This Fact Sheet provides details of which substances are controlled under the Montreal Protocol and gives examples of related substances that are not included in these controls.
KIGALI FACT SHEET NO.16
Many of the commonly used refrigerants are mixtures of several pure fluids. The Kigali Amendment controls the use of HFCs, including those used in refrigerant mixtures. This Fact Sheet provides details about the GWP of refrigerant mixtures.   La plupart des réfrigérants couramment utilisés sont des mélanges de plusieurs fluides purs. L’amendement de Kigali réglemente l’utilisation des HFC, y compris ceux utilisés dans les mélanges de réfrigérants. Cette fiche d'information fournit des détails sur le GWP des mélanges réfrigérants.
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Factsheet 18
The most widely used fire protection systems (FPS) involve water based systems such as automatic sprinklers. An important category of FPS are chemical agents that can quickly extinguish a fire without creating some of the consequential damage that is created by water-based FPS. Historically, the most important chemical agents were halons which were very effective at extinguishing certain categories of fire, but are extremely powerful ozone depleting substances (ODS) and have very high global warming potentials (GWPs). 
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Factsheet 17
Mobile air-conditioning (MAC) systems used to cool the driver and passengers in land transport including cars, vans, lorries, buses, agricultural vehicles and trains. Historically all car air-conditioning used the refrigerant CFC-12. This was completely phased-out during the 1990s in developing countries and around a decade later in developing countries and the global car market switched to HFC-134a, a refrigerant with a GWP of 1430. Larger vehicles such as buses and trains also use other HFC refrigerants such as R-407C (GWP 1774) and R-410A (GWP 2088).
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Factsheet 19
In Kigali Fact Sheet 6 the development of a national HFC phase-down strategy is discussed. That Fact Sheet gives background information on the “core actions” that can be used to deliver the required cuts in HFC consumption. It was stressed that the most important long-term core action is to use lower GWP alternatives to HFCs in all new equipment. In this Fact Sheet we show how the choice of refrigerant selected in new equipment has a strong influence on the rate of HFC phase-down.

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