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AHRI and UNEP agree Global Program for refrigerant supply chain networks


This would be some sort of refrigerant handling certificate I assume. Oh wait, we already have that, so lets change its name and call it the 'refrigerant driving license'. That way we can reinvent the wheel once again. I am really at a loss to understand this. I fully accept handling of refrigerants is as important here as it should be anywhere in the world. The more uniformed the approach the better. There is a need and refrigerant handling certification globally will meet this, assuming, and this is a huge assumption, that it is implemented and policed. But what I don't understand is this constant need for different trade associations and bodies to be seen to out trump each other. AHRI are now banner waving for their excellent initiative when really it is little more than is already out there. This trend of trade associations and bodies competing with each other really has to stop if real progress is to be made. What we have now is a industry p**sing contest to grab glory for themselves. In this country we have the IMECHE preparing reports on the COld Chain, we have the IOR running a cold chain conference, and a new pseudo Birmingham Energy Commission full of pseudo commissioners claiming to be the spokes piece for the cold economy. If we can't even get it right in the UK. how do we expect the global bodies to work together? Why can all those global industry bodies get together and unite. The members of these associations, the rank and file engineers and chemists working in this industry and paying our subs are united in wanting a better industry and common higher standards. Why can't the leaders of these trade associations lead for a change and have a get together so that we don't keep forever, reinventing the wheel. This industry does not have the resources for endless duplication. Together we are a much stronger and respected industry

Posted date

5 August, 2015

Posted time

4:08 pm