AIRAH seeking speakers for Refrigeration 2020 Conference


Wednesday, 28 August, 2019

AIRAH seeking speakers for Refrigeration 2020 Conference

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) will be hosting the Refrigeration 2020 Conference in Melbourne from 23–24 March. The conference will also be part of AIRAH’s 2020 centenary celebrations, with more details about the program of activity due to be announced soon.

The conference will cover a broad range of topics pertaining to the refrigeration industry, from those reviewing the latest in legislation and technology, to case studies on exciting projects and discussions about the sector’s prospects, developments and efforts.

The conference committee is also encouraging industry professionals to reach out to speak at the conference on a number of subjects, such as refrigeration in the cold chain, air as a refrigerant, natural refrigerant blends, heat pumps, thermal energy storage and refrigerant inventory reduction. Those interested in speaking about renewable energies and the refrigeration industry, energy efficiency and sustainability, and energy performance benchmarking are also encouraged to submit a presentation overview to AIRAH.

A trade display at the conference will allow participants to interact with leading industry suppliers and their various refrigeration technologies.

Those wishing to speak at the conference about the topics listed below are also encouraged to email AIRAH’s Conference and Events Coordinator, Emily McLaughlin, by Friday, 6 September.

  • Energy efficiency of low-GWP, synthetic refrigerants
  • Integration of air conditioning and refrigeration technologies
  • The Australian and international HFC phase-down
  • Future thinking – the path towards carbon neutrality by 2050
  • Legislation/standards/licensing/training – developments in Australia and internationally
  • Tertiary training in refrigeration and allied disciplines in Australia
  • Environmental impacts of synthetic, low-GWP refrigerants
  • Re-use and recycling of refrigerants – environmental benefits and the importance of meeting standards
  • Risk management associated with the use of flammable refrigerants
  • Low-GWP, synthetic refrigerants
  • Ammonia
  • Transcritical CO2 systems and the Australian climate
  • Air as a refrigerant
  • Water as a refrigerant
  • Latest refrigeration research
  • Suggestions for a site visit, workshop or panel session

More information about submitting a presentation overview can be found on the Refrigeration 2020 Conference website.

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