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IRI March 19, 2021 0 Comments

Programme announced for the IOR Annual Conference

The Institute of Refrigeration has just released the programme* for its Annual Conference taking place online on 21 and 22 April.

The theme of the Conference is “The Journey to Net Zero Heating and Cooling – Beyond Refrigeration 2021”

Attendees will have access to a comprehensive set of conference papers, live webinars of all presentations and question session with authors, recordings of all sessions for six months, key notes giving overviews of policy and global initiatives, and coffee lounge discussion sessions. Fees are £50 + VAT per person with discounted fees available for students.

To book your place, register here.

Programme for 21st April 2021

Session 1 – Opening Session

  • Opening address from Conference Chair – Robert Lamb, Conference Chair
  • Keynote Presentation: Why moving to Net Zero is essential for the RACHP Sector – UNEP
  • Keynote Presentation: A Global perspective of the sustainability goals for the RACHP Sector – Didier Coulomb, International Institute of Refrigeration
  • Working Together: The Climate Change Agreement for Cold Stores: An industry working together to improve energy efficiency – Tom Southall, Cold Chain Federation
  • Net zero cold chain – Judith Evans, London South Bank University

Coffee lounge – Beyond Refrigeration

Join a lively discussion with our net zero experts

SESSION 2 – Achieving Best System Performance

  • Predictive maintenance based on performance monitoring with System Efficiency Index and sub efficiencies is the future – Klas Berglöf, ClimaCheck
  • Energy saving at Cold Store doorways by means of specialist air curtains – Martin Craxton, Craxton Solutions Limited
  • Efficient cooling at the heart of low-carbon electrified heat – John Hayes, Erda Energy
  • Meeting industry’s increasing sustainability demands by using water as a refrigerant – Garry Broadbent, Pure Thermal

Lunch lounge  – Transitioning to low GWP refrigerants

Join a lively discussion with our net zero experts

SESSION 3 – Using Energy Intelligently

  • Keynote presentation: how can we reduce the demand for energy – Ian Arbon, Engineered Solutions
  • How to reduce the cooling demand in office buildings and match the machinery to heat pump design demand – Gert Nielsen, Xrgy As
  • River source heat pumps for residential and commercial heat networks – A case study – Andy Pearson, Star Refrigeration
  • Booster heat pumps for space heating, hot water heating and process heating from geothermal energy – Neil Hewitt, Ulster University

Coffee lounge – How to improve the net energy in cities with a focus on cooling.

Join a lively discussion with our net zero experts

SESSION 4- Making use of Best Available Technology

  • A heat recovery system for a passive ventilation wind tower – Daniel Marshall Cross, Free Running Buildings
  • Reducing the Need for Conventional vapor compression cooling by exploring alternative refrigeration technologies – M. Ramaswamy, Government of Oman
  • A compressor range: Improving CO2 presence into industrial and commercial Refrigeration, heating and heat-pump systems – Mauro Bonfant, Officine Mario Dorin SpA

Programme for 22 April 2021

People and Skills – short courses and workshops

  • Short courses: Improving skills in handling flammable refrigerants – Marco Buoni – REAL Alternatives
  • Workshop: Learning how to measure impact with environmental, legislative and regulative auditing – David Blackhurst, Star Technical Services
  • Workshop: Developing the best people and skills – Where are the training gaps, how do we fill them? – panel of experts

*Final programme is subject to peer review and approval


Source: https://ior.org.uk/events/netzero