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SIGAS obtained "Energy Saving and Emission Reduction Progress Award"

SIGAS obtained "Energy Saving and Emission Reduction Progress Award"
February 05, 2024


SIGAS obtained the China Energy Conservation Association Energy Saving and Emission Reduction Science and Technology Progress Award


Good news!


We are very proud to announce that SIGAS group has won the following honors:


Third Prize of China Energy Conservation Association’s “Energy Saving and Emission Reduction Science and Technology Progress Award”


Award-winning projects:

Key technologies and applications for evaluation of HFC alternative paths for China's automotive air conditioners

Its scope of business extends across a multitude of sectors and departments, including electric, power, coal, petroleum, machinery, electronics, metallurgy, chemical engineering, railway, transportation, construction, non-ferrous metals, environmental protection, etc. It boasts a large number of corporate members from these industries.

This project was jointly completed by China Automotive Data (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., China Automotive Technology and Research Center Co., Ltd., Tianjin University of Commerce, and SIGAS Measurement Engineering Co., Ltd


This project belongs to the research field of energy saving and emission reduction technology of energy power system - automobile energy saving and carbon reduction. According to the requirements of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, China will gradually control the consumption of HFC refrigerants from 2024. As its main consumer market, automotive air conditioners need to choose alternative technologies as soon as possible.

What is HFC

HFC is the abbreviation of hydrofluorocarbon products, which mainly includes R134a (an alternative refrigerant for R12), R125, R32, R407C, R410A (an alternative refrigerant for R22), R152, etc.

Although its ozone depletion coefficient is 0, it has a high warming potential in climate change and is classified as a greenhouse gas.

HFC alternative path

Since Chinese HFC application technology started late, European and American evaluation methods are mostly used, which cannot meet the development needs of the domestic market. Therefore, it is urgent to establish a complete evaluation system and supporting equipment and standards to guide the healthy and green development of the domestic automotive air-conditioning industry.

This project constructed an automotive air conditioning evaluation system based on Chinese working conditions through clarifying the test methods and test limits for the two key indicators of air conditioning energy consumption and refrigerant leakage, as well as filling the gap in relevant test standards as following.


GB/T 40711.3-2021 "Passenger Car Out-of-Cycle Technology/Device Energy Saving Effect Evaluation Method - Part No. 3 - Automobile Air Conditioners"


T/CAS 599-2022 "Automotive Air Conditioner Refrigerant (HFC-134a) Leakage Test Methods and Limits"

In the process of developing automotive air-conditioning refrigerant leakage detection equipment for this project, SIGAS focused on the technical research and development of the refrigerant concentration core detection analysis technology and supporting equipment to achieve rapid, continuous and accurate measurement of refrigerant leakage while meeting stringent testing standards and requirements.

This project was recognized by the jury for its innovation, practicality and outstanding contribution to promoting the development of the industry. Here, we would like to thank the China Energy Conservation Association for its recognition, and sincerely thank all partners who support this project!

 Recently, SIGAS won the third prize of the Science and Technology Progress Award for Energy Saving and Emission Reduction issued by the China Energy Conservation Association. The winning project is: Key Technologies and Applications for Evaluation of HFC Alternative Pathways for Automotive Air Conditioners in China (hereinafter referred to as this project)

The China Energy Conservation Association (CECA) was established in 1984 and officially registered as a national first-class social organization in the field of energy conservation in 1989. 

The CECA engages in research on energy conservation policies, formulating standards, monitoring energy efficiency, evaluating and promoting energy-saving technologies, as well as providing training and consultation services.



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