Innovative CO2 Air Conditioning Plant Unveiled at INS Shivaji


Recently, the Chief of the Naval Staff inaugurated a pioneering CO2-based Air Conditioning (AC) plant at INS Shivaji.


GS-03 (Environment)

Main Details:

  • The newly unveiled AC Plant is a trailblazing initiative, marking the first of its kind in replacing traditional Hydro Fluro Carbons (HFC) and Hydro Chloro Fluro Carbons (HCFC) based air conditioning systems commonly used onboard ships.
  • This strategic move aligns with India’s commitment to the Kigali Agreement of 2016, aiming to progressively phase out the use of HFC and HCFC-based synthetic refrigerants starting in 2028.
  • This technology not only conforms to global endeavors in addressing climate change but also supports the Indian Navy’s dedicated efforts to adopt sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives.
  • The collaborative development of this advanced system involved contributions from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.