12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference, to take place in Edinburgh next week, will review latest trends and innovations related to natural refrigerants.
In the medieval city of Edinburgh, Scotland world experts will gather, from the 21st to 24th August 2016 to review and discuss latest technology trends in applications using natural refrigerants.
The 12th Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluid Conference, hosted by the UK’s Institute of Refrigeration’s (IOR), will feature presentations from the leading international innovators and researchers in refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump technology.
Selected keynote speakers will also be looking at strategies to increase the market share of natural refrigerants
Director of the USA’s Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Alexander von Bismarck, will talk about where all the commercial, industrial and different refrigerant sectors globally are moving in terms of natural refrigerants.
Prof. Guangming Chen of the Ningbo Institute of Technology, China, will be looking at the opportunities for natrefs once phase down in China begins.
Also, Ray Gluckman, an advisor to the European Commission, will both be looking at the barriers to entry that exist in the market for European manufactures and how solutions can be found.
The keynote speech will be delivered by Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive of the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, about the Scottish efforts to promote alternatives to HFCs.
The best natural refrigerant?
In honor of Gustav Lorentzen’s contribution to the field of natural refrigeration, an international conference has been held in his name for the last 12 years in different locations every year.
Bruce Smeaton, who works for the consultancy wing of Star Refrigeration - Star Technical Solutions, will be the first to speak at the break out session.
He will be answering the question, “What is the best natural refrigerant and what is the best systems?”
The conference will also serve to analyse how the traditional separation between light commercial, commercial and industrial in the last few years has been closing in thanks to natural refrigerants’ solutions. The supermarket sector, especially, has become a battleground with ammonia, hydrocarbons and CO2 all competing with their own or combined solutions to replace fluorinated gases.
Latest in Ammonia
Star Refrigeration will be presenting papers on technical and economic aspects, as well as the latest developments in ammonia and CO2 refrigeration and heat pump technologies.
Andy Lamb and Nicky Cowan of Star refrigeration will be presenting their co-authored paper on“ The design to maximise the cost effectiveness of an ammonia heat pump”
Dermot Cotter, also from Star Refrigeration, will be also giving a lecture on ammonia safety from his paper “A Systematic Approach to Risk Assessing Ammonia Refrigeration Systems”
Among the highlights, Carrier will be giving a demonstration of their CO2 refrigeration transport units, whereas Brakes Brothers will deliver a short course on Ammonia Safety with Low charge Refrigeration Systems.
Industry leaders such as Emerson, Danfoss, LU-VE, Bitzer, and EPTA along with others will also be showcasing cutting-edge natural refrigerant technologies at the event.
Several side workshops will focus on safety and market trends, including a keynote presentation by shecco.
R744.com will be reporting from the conference in the coming days.
The full programme is available here.