Get specialist advice on industrial heating and cooling at Star's Refrigeration Roadshow 2013 

By Janaina Topley Lira, Aug 29, 2013, 11:43 2 minute reading

Star Refrigeration is running a series of Roadshow events to bring end-users, consultants and facilities management companies working with industrial cooling and heating solutions up to date with the latest developments in legislation, regulation and technology. The free CPD certified half-day events will be take place in September, in Glasgow on the 24th, in Leeds on the 25th and in Reading on the 26th.

With a long history of knowledge sharing Star Refrigeration have presented numerous times on the subject of refrigerant phase-outs, energy recovery and related topics at technical seminars and conferences around the world. However, to broaden access to their specialist knowledge and address the growing need for advice, Star is organising a series of road shows aimed sharing advice and ideas on energy efficiency topics.

"We have put together an extremely functional programme that breaks down all you need to know about recent developments in our industry, that will enable businesses to plan for the future with confidence,” said Dr. Robert Lamb, Group Sales & Marketing Director, Star Refrigeration.

Road show disucssion topics
The event will feature presentations by an array of senior expert engineers at Star, who will discuss the most timely and pressing issues that affect businesses relying on large cooling systems to operate competitively.

The subjects covered include:
  • Changes to legislation: such as R22 phase out (banned from 2015) and how these affect businesses. David Blackhurst, MD of Star Technical Solutions, will talk about the potential phase-down of F-Gases (HFC’s), and what businesses can do to prepare for this. His presentation will act as a wake up call for end-users to stay competitive and meet carbon requirements.
  • Heat recovery and heat pumps: how these can cut carbon emissions and energy bills. David Pearson, Star’s Director of Innovation will demonstrate how combined heating and cooling delivers a 40% saving on hot water cost – 15% of UK’s electricity is used for cooling, whilst heat accounts for 50%, and this could be delivered with recovered heat, saving time, money and the environment.
  • Energy saving technology: Dr. Rob Lamb, Star’s Group Sales & Marketing Director, will provide an insight into energy saving technology and design that will help reduce energy costs to improve the performance of new and existing cooling systems.
  • Advances in technology: which can reduce total cost of ownership for cooling and heating systems. 
  • Predictive monitoring: for reducing operating costs. 
  • Maintenance: Andy Smith, the manager of the Manchester branch, and also a maintenance expert, will educate attendees in how to maintain a refrigeration plant efficiently and reliably to avoid under or over maintenance. 

In addition, senior staff from Star with expertise in different aspects of refrigeration will attend the event to provide information and advice in the more specific issues attendees might raise during the event.

CIBSE and The CPD Certification Service accredit the events for Continuing Professional Development.

How to ask questions in advance and how to register

Registration for the roadshow events is free at

The Road show website also features a box where people can ask questions prior to the event.

All registrants will be entered into a draw with a chance to win one of three iPads.


By Janaina Topley Lira

Aug 29, 2013, 11:43

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