African nations ready for hydrocarbon refrigerants - Settala Gas exclusive interview

By Janaina Topley Lira, Aug 08, 2013, 11:09 1 minute reading

Settala Gas, a leading supplier hydrocarbon gasses, including PURIFRIGOR refrigerants, suitable for commercial, industrial and domestic refrigeration and air conditioning applications, spoke to at the UNIDO ATMOsphere conference about the market potential for natural refrigerants in developing countries, in particular in Africa. + V

The need to implement HCFC replacement projects in developing countries is raising interest in natural alternatives like hydrocarbon refrigerants. In Africa, several workshops on the safe use and handling of hydrocarbon refrigerants have been organised, whilst the success of hydrocarbon SolarChill vaccine coolers and Palfridge fridges prove the feasibility of safely using R290 and R600a in African countries.
Italian-based Settala gas, spoke to at the UNIDO ATMOsphere Technology Summit, organised earlier this year in Vienna, about the opportunities and challenges presented by the emerging African market.
Periklis Mathioudakis, from the Speciality Gases and Refrigerants Department at Settala Gas SpA, said that although regulation and safety issues need close attention, Settala Gas is already in talks with companies in Kenya and South Africa, who are interested in R290 and R600a refrigerants.
There are a lot of people from developing countries coming here today… and they really want the change, and they are ready to take this step into pure hydrocarbon refrigeration,” said Periklis Mathioudakis, Settala Gas.

About Settala
Settala was founded in 1966 by Giovanni Nava, originally as a distribution point for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). At the time, the company well anticipated the ban on CFC’s and made it their mission to replace polluting gasses with ecological ones, strongly supporting the viability of hydrocarbons for the future. The company reached an important milestone when it realised a distillation column for scientific lab use which made the production of high-purity hydrocarbons possible. This technology paved the way for Settala to challenge new markets, and today it is predominantly active in HC refrigerants, aerosol propellants and blowing agents.


By Janaina Topley Lira

Aug 08, 2013, 11:09

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