Chinese R-290 retrofitting project

Propane is rapidly gaining ground in China, a Multilateral-Fund (MLF) project aims at converting a compressor production line to R-290 and has successfully passed a first technical evaluation: conversion of a production line with an annual capacity of 1 830 000 units at Guangdong Meizhi Co. to R-290 refrigerant was approved at the 61st meeting (July 2010) of the Executive Committee to the MLF for the Montreal Protocol. In parallel, a second project titled “Demonstration sub-project for conversion from HCFC-22 to propane at Midea Room Air-Conditioner Manufacture Company” is ready to convert a production line of 200 000 split room air conditioners to R290.