Events and conferences

Call for presenters: Refrigeration 2019

AIRAH’s Refrigeration 2019 conference has been confirmed for March 25–26, and the organisers are now accepting submissions from presenters.

Long established as a key event for the Australian refrigeration industry, the conference will be held in Melbourne next year. The 2018 conference attracted three international keynote speakers and over 140 delegates, and the organisers are hoping to build on that success.

AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, says the changes taking place in the refrigeration sector make the conference more important than ever.

“The HFC phase-down is having a huge impact as the industry looks to switch to low-GWP refrigerants, and closely monitors the market,” Gleeson says. “At the same time we’ve seen refrigerant management highlighted as the no.1 solution to reverse global warming, which has brought mainstream attention to what is usually a specialist topic. We’re also accumulating better data on the refrigeration stock in Australia and identifying ways to make it more efficient. It’s an exciting time for the sector.”

The conference committee is looking for presenters on subjects such as:

  • The HFC phase-down and the emergence of low-GWP refrigerants – synthetic and natural
  • Future thinking, refrigerant inventory reduction and disposal, and the path towards carbon neutrality by 2050
  • The evolution of refrigeration equipment including heat pumps, walk-in
    coolroom solutions, and transcritical CO2 systems
  • Risk management associated with the use of flammable refrigerants
  • Legislation, standards, licensing and/or training.

The committee is also keen to hear ideas for case studies and site visit locations in and around the Melbourne area.

Abstracts should be emailed to conferences@airah.org.au by Friday, November 30.

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