Sustainability

Honeywell to deliver eco-friendly refrigerants to KSA

Company is working with industry leaders to support Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 goals

Amir Naqvi

Honeywell is working with Integrated Industrial Gases (IIG), Trane and ASHRAE to supply environmentally friendly refrigerant solutions to Saudi Arabia’s residential, commercial and industrial sectors. The move comes ahead of the extremely hot summer months in the Kingdom, where temperatures can reach as high as 54-Celsius.

IIG has made a name for itself supplying industrial gases and refrigerants across Saudi Arabia, while Trane is one of the leading industrial air conditioner providers in the region. ASHRAE on the other hand is a global society of air-conditioning and refrigeration professionals.

Honeywell says the collaboration supports Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to reduce energy consumption in the Kingdom, and limit the environmental damage of greenhouse gases in line with global regulations. Honeywell claims its Solstice refrigerants can help end users meet energy goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in applications such as air conditioning systems for vehicles, residential and commercial buildings, and refrigeration appliances.

“Honeywell’s groundbreaking refrigerant technology is designed to help realise a more sustainable future,” said Amir Naqvi, regional marketing leader, Honeywell Fluorine Products, Middle East, Turkey and Africa. “As the Middle East transitions to more environmentally preferable cooling solutions, Honeywell’s hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) refrigerants are immediately available, near drop-in alternatives that offer superior performance and energy savings.”

In order to communicate the benefits of its Solstice refrigerants, Honeywell has been holding customer roadshows to educate new and existing users about the technology.

Khalid Al Mulhim, chairman at the Saudi Chapter of ASHRAE said, “ASHRAE is always keen to share technical advancements in the a/c and refrigeration industry. We believe strongly in the importance of HFO refrigerant alternatives in phasing out high-GWP chemicals, while providing a long-term, effective solution.”

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