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Rankine conference call for papers

UK: A call for abstracts has been issued for next year’s international conference on organic Rankine cycle (ORC) systems and heat pumps.

Coinciding with the bicentenary of the birth of scientist William Rankine, the IIR International Rankine 2020 Conference – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation is being organised by the Institute of Refrigeration and will take place at the University of Glasgow, from 2629 July 2020.

This is the first conference to bring together the disciplines of organic Rankine cycle and refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps. The event is expected to attract an international audience of researchers and industrialists. It will address critical issues for the future and will encourage the flow of ideas between the two closely related fields. It will provide a forum to discuss the shared environmental challenges being faced, the solutions being proposed and the difficulties in choosing the most efficient working fluids.

The conference programmes will be based around three themes – cooling and heating, power generation and working fluids.

Cooling and Heating will focus on refrigeration systems with the reverse Rankine cycle. It will explore topics including compressors, heat transfer and exchanger, system/cycle design and optimisation, novel applications and system simulation.

Power generation will explore systems using organic fluids. The conference would especially welcome papers that compare organic Rankine cycle against other power generation applications. Themes will include expanders, heat transfer and exchangers, system/ cycle design and optimisation, novel applications and system simulation. Steam power generation will not be suitable for the programme unless in the context of organic Rankine cycle.

Working Fluids will explore new fluids, fluid blend, environmental impact, performance analysis and comparison. The conference will accept abstracts dealing both natural working fluids and fluorine based refrigerants. 

The event is expected to attract 300 delegates and 120 technical papers. Discounted registration for authors and students for this four day conference is available.

Full details of how to submit abstracts and sponsorship opportunities can be found at The deadline for abstract submission is 13 September 2019.

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