World Refrigeration Day, dubbed the coolest day of the year, will be marked on June 26 this year with a range of celebrations aimed at raising the profile of HVAC&R.
First started in 2019, WRD honours the important contribution that HVAC&R makes globally across all aspects of modern life. It’s an opportunity to highlight the work done in the sector by sharing stories and talking about the role the sector plays. The theme for the 2023 event is Next Generation Cooling: The future is in our hands.
HVAC&R News offers a wrap of some of the events organised to celebrate WRD 2023.
Refrigeration fundamentals with AIRAH
To celebrate WRD 2023, AIRAH is hosting a series of webinars exploring the key fundamentals of refrigeration, including heat load estimation, refrigeration components, system maintenance, CO2 system basics, and HFC phase-down global trends.
The webinars are free for AIRAH members and the public:
- Thursday, June 1 – Webinar: Heat load estimation for cool rooms and freezers (available as a recording)
- Thursday, July 20 – Webinar: Refrigeration components selection tool Coolselector2
- Thursday, September 7 – Webinar: System maintenance and performance benefits
- Thursday, October 19 – Webinar: CO2 system basics and ideal applications
- Thursday, November 16 – Webinar: Leadership in commercial refrigeration through the HFC phase-down (global trends).
AIRAH also has a page dedicated to WRD 2023 activities,
Plant room tours with Woolworths
Woolworths is opening up supermarkets in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth for special WRD 2023 tours. The sessions will include an opportunity to visit an operating state-of-the-art natural refrigerants plant room, meet industry professionals, and experience a day in the life of a refrigeration technician.
More information is available here.
Looking to the future
The Institute of Refrigeration in the UK will share how its members are promoting careers, alongside profiles and interviews with apprentices.
Sessions will include getting technical with talks on themes such as “Why you should clean your condenser on World Refrigeration Day”; learning from some of the big names of the past; the impact of dirty coils; low power consumption with effective condensers; and why STEM? The Search for the Next Generation.
For more details on IOR events click here.
Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán.