The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association

International Relations

July 2017 UNEP OEWG39 (in Bangkok, Thailand)

JRAIA‘s Side Event at OEWG39, 13:00-15:00 WEDNESDAY 12th July, 2017

[JRAIA’s Side Event Title]
Latest findings of A2L risk assessment conducted in Japan and current status of A3 risk assessment


Japan is striving forward toward the mitigation of global warming with collaboration of Japanese government, industry and academic field. The latest activities include the basic evaluation of flammable refrigerants, risk assessment by product types, and revision of acts, industry standards and guidelines pursuant to ISO and IEC standards. The revision of High-pressure Gas Safety Act and Act on Rational Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons have been made to reduce CO2 emission by promoting low-GWP refrigerants.


JRAIA along with METI and The University of Tokyo have presented an update on the legislation in Japan in addition to the latest findings of A2L risk assessment, introduction of relevant guidelines and standards, followed by current status of A3 refrigerants.

Presentation 1

Challenges for Fluorinated Gases Control in Japan

by Hiroyuki Uemura, Deputy Director, Fluoride Gases Management Office
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


Presentation 2

Challenges and Responses in Refrigerant Conversion

by Tetsuji Okada, President
The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association


Presentation 3

Safety Research of A2L / A3 Refrigerants and Risk Assessment in Japan

by Eiji Hihara, Professor
The University of Tokyo


Presentation 4

A2L Refrigerants Risk Assessment Results and Risk Assessment Plan for A3 Refrigerants

by Kenji Takaichi, Research on the Safety of Mildly Flammable Refrigerants WG
The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association