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Speakers announced for Refrigeration 2019

AIRAH has announced a compelling list of speakers for the Refrigeration 2019 conference, which will take place over March 25–26 in Melbourne.

Headlining the event are international keynote speakers Professor Dr Michael Kauffield and Andrew Pansulla from the US.

They are at the top of a list of 25 expert speakers delivering presentations across the two days, which will also include two panel sessions.

AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, says the conference program is right for the times.

“AIRAH is thrilled to be able to offer a comprehensive program for Refrigeration 2019,” Gleeson says. “We are poised at a critical moment in HVAC&R at the moment, and perhaps especially in refrigeration. Consider that we are in the midst of the global HFC phase-down, and the attendant challenges that accompany this.

“Meanwhile, global initiative Project Drawdown has identified refrigeration management as its number one tool for mitigating climate change. And this at a time when 2018 was the fourth hottest year on record. So just when it’s needed, Refrigeration 2019 will include engaging sessions reviewing the latest developments in legislation, technologies, and industry-specific case studies.”

Since 2002, Kauffield has been a professor for refrigeration at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, where he continues his research with natural refrigerants, mini-channel heat exchangers and ice slurry. He serves on the UNEP Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Technical Options Committee, and served on the UNEP TEAP Task Force on Global Warming.

Pansulla is the global technical service engineer for Chemours Refrigerants. Over the past five years with Chemours/DuPont, he has worked on several different projects around refrigerant development.

Other speakers at Refrigeration 2019 will address issues as diverse as HFC-free supermarkets, recent developments in desiccant technology, indirect evaporative air cooling, using data variation in testing refrigeration system performance, central NH3 refrigeration systems with dry expansion, and fire engineering in refrigerated cold storage occupancies.

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