UK: In a break with recent tradition, this season’s  Institute of Refrigeration programme of technical papers will start at the new earlier time of 15.30.

The CPD-accredited papers for the 2017/18 season, just announced by the IoR, cover such topics as magnetic bearing technology, low GWP refrigerants, CO2 heat pumps and energy optimisation.

The presentations, using venues in London and Birmingham, offer a means of keeping abreast of new developments in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Those unable to attend can catch the presentations via a live webinar or later from a recording.

On November 2, Tom Watson, chief engineer at Daikin Applied and winner of the J&E Hall Gold Medal 2017, will present a paper at London South Bank University entitled Integrated development of a chiller system with an oil-free compressor. He will describe how the Daikin project team designed a fully integrated system that utilised speed control, capacity control, and networked controllers to optimise a chiller system for peak efficiency.

The Impact of Refrigerant Charge on the Capacity and Efficiency of a System Containing Low GWP Refrigerants is the title of the paper being presented on 1 February 2018, again at London South Bank University. This paper by Chris Druce, the Winner of the 2017 Ted Perry Award, will highlight the potential effects of refrigerant charge on the operating characteristics of low GWP refrigerants. It will also demonstrate the direct and indirect costs/emissions as a result of refrigerant leakage.

On March 1, 2018, the venue switches to the Arden Hotel, Birmingham, for a paper by David Butler and Alan Abela of the Building Research Establishment discussing the technical and economic viability of CO2 DHW heat pumps in the UK.

The Arden Hotel is again the venue for the paper Challenges and learning from the remote monitoring and analysis of refrigeration systems being presented on April 5.  This presentation by John Clark will cover energy efficiency optimisation and the benefits of the introduction of software monitoring refrigeration systems’ performances.

For more information and to book your place visit the Webinar and Paper Programme page of the IoR website.