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ACR Show 2014 Seminar Programme

Bob Arthur of M&S draws a packed audience

The ACR Show, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 11-13 February 2014, will feature an extensive choice of free-to-attend seminars. Covering new technologies, legislation, installation, service and business advice, the seminars will be presented by leading experts in their field from the UK and Europe.


Visitors can pre-register to attend the show via the show website, with free access to seminars on a first-come, first-served basis.


Technology Theatre

(sponsored by Daikin UK)

Tuesday, February 11


The importance of part-load efficiency as a measure of air conditioning efficiency for the UK
Neil Hitching, Southern Area Sales Manager, Toshiba Air Conditioning

The biggest change to air conditioning since the introduction of the inverter
Richard Green, Daikin UK, Product Specialist 

Controlling air conditioning over the Internet
Sebastien Desmottes, Controls Product Manager, Mitsubishi Electric

Current development status of DuPont refrigerant solutions to meet the challenges of F-Gas Regulation
Barbara Minor, Senior Technical Fellow, and Joachim Gerstel, Business Development Manager, DuPont Fluoroproducts 

Spot the deliberate mistake: A tour round ACHPI’s black museum of air conditioning installation howlers
Mike Nankivell, Marketing Director, Space Airconditioning plc

Re-Chill with Variable Speed Drive compressors
Trevor Dann, Technical and Sales Director, ThermOzone


Wednesday, February 12


Why a clean coil is a green coil
Tom Fitzsimons, Product Manager, DiversiTech UK Ltd

An innovative approach to controlling noise in acr applications
Ken Strong, Managing Director, Cool-Therm

Preparing for the refrigeration revolution
Nick May, refrigeration product specialist, Daikin UK

Avoiding the pitfalls of refrigerant conversion
Peter Dinnage, Technical Director, IDS Refrigeration

Update on performance of HFO chillers
Mike Gwyer, Klima-Therm

Phase Change Material (PCM) based energy storage materials and examples of global application
Zafer Ure, Managing Director, PCM Products


Thursday, February 13


VRF design
Mike Briskman, Training Executive, LG Electronics

Future refrigerants – what you need to consider
Graham Wright, Vice President – HEVAC and Legislation Specialist, Daikin UK

The problem of acid in acr systems – prevention or cure?
Geoff Russell, Marketing Director, ERRECOM

Latest developments in the application of high efficiency heat pumps, plus advice on how to design and install systems to achieve greater efficiency.
Tony Bowen, Heat Pump Association

The future of Heat Transfer Fluids
Peter Dinnage, Technical Director, IDS Refrigeration

Operating behaviour of CO2 booster systems
Oliver Javerschek, Project Manager, Bitzer Kuehlmaschinenbau GmbH


Business Intelligence Theatre 

(sponsored by HRP)


Tuesday, February 11


Insurance for refrigeration engineers and air conditioning contractors
Andy Chibeba, First Insurance Solutions Ltd

The ACRIB F-Gas Debate: Is industry paying too high a price for HFC leakage?
Mike Nankivell, Chairman of ACRIB F-Gas Group

Don’t risk it! Keeping up with health and safety requirement for service and maintenance
Rob Hughes, independent health and safety consultant, and Paul Arrowsmith, ACRIB Education and Training Committee

How to make the most of mobile apps for installers and field engineers
David Dunn, General Manager, Toshiba Air Conditioning

Low GWP replacements for R404A
Dr Richard Powell, Refrigerant Solutions

Where are we with REAL Zero? Understanding refrigerant containment in carbon dioxide and flammable refrigerant systems
James Bailey, Chair of REAL Zero Steering Group, Abbey Design

Air Conditioning Performance Inspections: a cost-effective method for optimisation or an unnecessary cost?
Klas Berglöf, CEO, ClimaCheck Sweden AB


Wednesday, February 12


Legal and Business Update for Installers and Contractors
Hosted by B&ES Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Group
Chaired by Tony Williams, chairman of RACHP Group

1. Business opportunities around the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme
Mike Malina, energy auditor and B&ES consultant

2. F-Gas update, plus the latest on R22 phase-out
Graeme Fox, B&ES Council member

3. Changes to Part L and TM44: What the new carbon targets mean for installers and the trade
Bob Towse, B&ES head of technical and safety

4. Regulation and Compliance – why it makes business sense
Richard Troup, Environment Agency Chemical Compliance Team

Panel discussion with all speakers

Heat pumps – the developing market
Mark Johnson, HRP

The Greening of the Supermarkets: An update on current technical developments and future plans for developing sustainable, more environmentally friendly stores in the UK

1. Green refrigeration for convenience stores: an update on progress in reducing energy use and harnessing environmentally responsible refrigerants
Bill Watson, refrigeration development manager, The Co-op Group

2. How new flash defrost technology can dramatically cut energy use in cold stores and refrigerated display cases
Bob Arthur, Frigesco

3. Use of low energy LED lighting in supermarkets – application areas, potential savings and example of successful projects
Chris Russell, global vp sales, Nualight

4. Harnessing propane and CO2 in a high efficiency cascade refrigeration system for use in supermarkets
Tim Mitchell, Klima-Therm

Thursday, February 13


Implications of F-Gas for the industry and end users, and the solutions to meet the new requirements
Dr Stuart Corr, Research Fellow, Mexichem Fluor

Preparing the next generation of technicians: Key issues in qualifications and standards
John Ellis, ACRIB

F-Gas and TM44: why they are the perfect partners
Philip Salaman, managing director, Quidos

Virtual Power Stations – the potential for application of high efficiency heat pumps
Andrew Latus, Klima-Therm

Air conditioning systems B2B solution sales
Charles McAlpine, HRP

The market for intelligent controls and future trends in technology
Terry Sharp, Johnson Controls


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