World Refrigeration Day is an international awareness campaign centred around June 26 to raise the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector’s profile and focus public attention on the significant role that the industry and its technology play in protecting the environment and the atmospheric ozone layer. The 2022 theme, #ColdChain4Life, underlines the importance of the refrigerated cold chain in sustaining life.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Georgia’s Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture (MEPA) acknowledged the Day by equipping refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) technicians with modern appliances needed in their work.
Twenty RAC professionals received modern equipment worth EUR23,000 to detect refrigerant leakage, control pressure and temperature in refrigeration systems, and collect and store refrigerant waste. These professionals actively work in the Georgian RAC sector thanks to the training and certification programme supported by UNDP and the Georgian Refrigerant Recovery, Recycling and Reclamation Centre.
The equipment handover was hosted by Georgian Technical University, one of the higher education institutions offering refrigeration and air conditioning training programmes.
At the event, the Association of Refrigerating, Cryogenic and Air Conditioning Engineers presented its annual report and awarded honorary diplomas to the distinguished sector specialists.