UK: The IoR is hosting a programme of expert briefings at next week’s ACR Show to raise awareness of the importance of leak reduction.

Industry experts, including John Ellis, Jane Gartshore, Gordon Adams, Graeme Maidment, Steve Benton and Glen Moore, will provide free briefings to visitors on key issues related to refrigerant leakage and how to prevent and minimise it.

Topics include: Leaks and leak detection; Are you using the right copper tube for your refrigerant?; Common causes of compressor failure; REAL Zero – preventing and finding leaks of alternative refrigerants, R744, HCs, R32 and HFOs; Understanding pH diagrams; Pressure testing for strength and leak tightness; Indirect leak testing for air conditioning units.

The Institute is also staging a series of highly practical sessions aimed at service engineers, enabling them to refresh their skills and test current knowledge.

Visitors can take an optional test at the end of presentations to gain an IoR Certificate of Continuing Professional Development, useful for career development.

The talks will include hands-on demonstrations and exercises, supported by IOR technical guides.

IOR members and Service Engineers can reserve their place in advance. Visitors will also be able to sign up or walk-in on the day to individual sessions if places are available.

Miriam Rodway, secretary The Institute of Refrigeration, said: “We are looking forward to what promises to be a really exciting event. Our members are always keen to attend and catch up with the latest news and technical issues. Many non-members also visit us at the show to enquire about joining. We expect our stand to be a hub of activity.”

The show taking place at the NEC form February 11-13 is the only national exhibition dedicated to the UK air conditioning and refrigeration industry and features more than 100 leading companies.

To register for the show, visit: www.acrshow.co.uk

A special Cooling Post preview of the ACR Show can be found here.

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