AUSTRALIA: The AIRAH is calling for paper abstracts for its next refrigeration conference in March 2017.

Refrigeration 2017 will focus on the state of the industry, how it should respond to the challenges initiated by COP21 and the global HFC phase-down, and how this will impact upon educators, legislators, regulators, end users, engineers, consultants and technicians.

The conference will be held in Melbourne on March 27–28.

“The AIRAH Refrigeration 2017 conference will explore how industry needs to continue to adapt to the very far-reaching developments resulting from the COP21 ratification,” said AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson. “The conference will also delve into how we as an industry move towards clients being more committed to achieving greater levels of energy efficiency and emission reduction.”

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The conference committee is calling for abstracts on an array of subjects, including: new technologies, research and trends; case studies (particular interest in projects featuring replacement of HFCs and HCFCs with natural refrigerants or with low-GWP synthetic gases); legislation/standards; safety and compliance; international market developments, particularly in the US and Europe; energy efficiency and the refrigeration industry. 

Also included as part of the conference will be sessions reviewing the latest technologies on offer. The conference trade display will give participants an opportunity during breaks and at the cocktail functions to interact with leading industry suppliers on the latest refrigeration technology offerings. 

All submissions must also include a 100-word author biography and author photo. Abstracts should be sent to AIRAH conference organiser Emily McLaughlin by Friday, November 25, 2016. Email: conferences@airah.org.au.