For 25 years already, Proklima has been promoting integrated ozone and climate protection in the cooling sector worldwide, focusing on the use of natural refrigerants and foam blowing agents.

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Proklima advises the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Policy advice, capacity building, awareness raising, and knowledge transfer are in the centre of Proklima’s activities. On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), it supports the German government and is actively involved in meetings and conferences on the Montreal Protocol such as MOP, OEWG and ExCom. Through numerous publications and events, it informs both the professional audience and the general public about the latest developments of sustainable cooling. One of its lighthouse projects is the so-called Cool Training on the save handling of natural refrigerants for trainers, technicians and policy makers.

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Event re­cor­ding: Im­pacts of the IEC 60335-2-89 stan­dard re­vi­si­on for com­mer­ci­al ref­ri­ge­ra­ti­on

12/2020 , Publication - Video :

Get an overview of the revised IEC 60335-2-89 standard including implications for various commercial refrigeration appliances.

In early 2019, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) revised its safety standard IEC 60335-2-89 and raised the charge limit for flammable refrigerants in autonomous commercial refrigeration appliancesup to 500g. This was an important step considering that the transition to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants will lead to an increasing use of flammable refrigerants such as propane (R290) and isobutane (R600a) in commercial refrigeration.

In this online event, experts give an overview of the revised standard including implications for various commercial refrigeration appliances. Furthermore, selected manufacturers present examples of commercial refrigeration equipment and opportunities resulting from the standard revision.

The online event was held during the (virtual) 32nd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.


Welcome RemarksGIZ Proklima
Overview of commercial refrigeration sectorPhilipp Munzinger, GIZ Proklima
Potential of the revised standard for different applicationsMarek Zgliczynski, R&D Director Embraco North Amercia
Experiences from Thailand’s commercial refrigeration sectorEkkapong Tangsirimanakul, Patana Intercool 
Questions and AnswersAll
ClosingPhilipp Munzinger, GIZ Proklima