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Refrigeration 2015 Conference underway

The Refrigeration 2015 Conference is currently underway at the Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach.

The Refrigeration 2015 Conference involves hosting speakers from industry, regulatory and research backgrounds to contribute to this industry leading forum, offering ideas and discussing innovations and changes in the refrigeration sector. The key topics that are being covered are HFO refrigerants, recent advances in ammonia applications, natural & synthetic refrigerants, phasechange material thermal storage, major upgrades in refrigeration safety standards and low-GWP refrigerants.

The Refrigeration 2015 Conference program states keynote speakers at the Conference are: Stefan Jensen from Scantec Refrigeration Technologies, Julian Hudson from JCH Refrigeration Consulting, Barbara H Minor from The Chemours Company USA, Ian Tuena from CA Group Services, Kevin Lee from Heatcraft, Arta Bafekr from Karamadan Overseas and Phillip Henshall from QuikCool Technologies.

Jensen will be presenting on recent advances in ammonia dry expansion applications, Hudson will be presenting on natural choices, Minor will be presenting on HFO refrigerants in stationary, Tuena will be presenting on low-GWP refrigerants, Lee will be presenting on refrigeration safety standards, Bafekr will be presenting on cost-effective solutions for the conversion of R141b to cyclo-pentane and Henshaw will be presenting on using thermal storage to reduce and manage refrigeration peak electricity demand.

As well as the presentations from conference speakers, there will also be a Ministerial address, a keynote address, a conference government partner address and a panel session on the future of refrigeration. There will also be four Q&A sessions held throughout the day. Greg Hunt, NSW Minister for the Environment and Minister for Heritage will give the Ministerial address and Matthew Dadswell, Assistant Secretary, Environmental Standards Branch, Department of the Environment will give the keynote address. The conference government partner address will be given by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage.

Prior to today’s event, AIRAH also conducted a site tour and dinner for 20 attendees yesterday at a low-temperature ethylene/propane cascade installation at Port Botany yesterday afternoon. AIRAH also held an Energy Efficient Industrial Refrigeration training course earlier in the week for engineers and experienced technicians, focusing on optimising ammonia refrigerant plants for energy efficiency.

The Refrigeration 2015 Conference will conclude at 4pm with a closing address from Hudson with networking drinks to follow.

More information on the Refrigeration 2015 Conference, including the Conference program, can be found here. If you would like to follow the events of the Conference throughout the day, you can do so on AIRAH News’ Twitter page here.






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