As the Indian Register of Shipping informs, the regulation 12 of MARPOL Annex VI bans the installation of equipment containing ODS, including hydrochloroflurocarbons on ships constructed on or after 1st January 2020. This aligns with the requirements of an international agreement on substances that damage the ozone Layer, called the Montreal Protocol 1987.
HCFCs are being heavily used different types of actions within vessels, from air-conditioning to conditioning cargo. Nowadays, many vessels are beginning to phase out the use of older compounds, adopting new techniques and materials which are more efficient for the environment.
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