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NZ professor brings fridge workshops to UK

UK: Don Cleland, a professor of process engineering at Massey University in New Zealand, is hosting a series of refrigeration workshops in London this summer. 

Entitled Cost-Effective Refrigeration, the five-day teaching workshop will comprise 20 sessions each of about 60 to 90 minutes. 

The material covered has been selected to be relevant to designers, suppliers, contractors, consultants and plant owners and operators of commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment.

A broad range of topics will be covered, including:

• Preparing specifications
• Customers/contractors/consultant interfaces
• Choice of refrigerants
• Refrigeration and psychrometric fundamentals
• Estimation and minimisation of heat loads
• Evaporator configuration, sizing & control
• Prediction of food cooling rates
• Design of process chillers and freezers
• Effects of water vapour and prediction of RH
• Food product weight loss minimisation
• Refrigeration plant layout and design
• Condenser configuration, sizing & control
• Heat recovery and heat pump design
• Operational efficiency and optimisation

The workshop is said to have been delivered more than 30 times in New Zealand & Australia to more than 700 industry participants.

Don Cleland boasts more than 40 years research, consultancy and training experience in refrigeration, heat pumping, system design, food processing and preservation, energy management and energy efficiency. He has worked mainly in New Zealand but also has significant experience in the US, the UK and Australia. He is an ASHRAE Fellow, a member of the NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST), the NZ Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (IRHACE), and a Distinguished Fellow of Engineers New Zealand (EngNZ). He holds Honorary memberships of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and the Science & Technology Council of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR). He is also a winner of the Institute of Refrigeration J&E Hall Gold Medal, the IIR Clarence Birdseye Award, the Scott Medal from the Royal Society of NZ, the Furkert Award and 1992 Young Engineer of the Year from EngNZ, and the Ian Syminton Prize and Tony Barnard Award from the NZ National Committee of the IIR.

The workshop will be held from Monday, July 1, to Friday, July 5, at the Chocolate Studio, London N1 7LJ. Attendance fee is ₤1495 (the workshop is VAT exempt). 

Further details and registration here.

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