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New programme unveiled

Committee chairman Colin Vines gives a flavour of what delights are in store for the coming months

The IOR’s refrigeration evening papers programme kicks off again this October with a new and varied range of presentations.

This year more of the presentations are being held away from London to make them accessible to a wider range of people, and most are being presented at universities – as a way  of encouraging more students to attend, both to gain some insight and appreciation of our industry and hopefully, to inspire some of them to consider it as a future career.

The focus this season has been on encouraging a broader range of topics to interest the varied sectors of the cooling industry. 

Presentations this year include topics of general interest, such as the history of early refrigeration at the Grimsby ice factory; through to a presentation on the comparison of different types of condensers, with a focus towards the needs of design engineers. 

The season starts with a discussion evening on skills for the future, facilitated by refrigeration training guru John Ellis, which should certainly be of interest to most members of the industry.

The presentations are free and open to IOR members and non-members alike. If you are unable to attend the venue in person, the presentations can
be viewed live online as a webinar. These are also available to
watch after the event on the IOR website.

The full details of locations and dates for the presentations and other IOR events are available on the website: www.ior.org.uk.

Summary of the 2014/15 Programme

9 OctoberUniversity of Birmingham:  ‘A new specification for skills for the future’.

6 NovemberUniversity College London:  ‘The history of early refrigeration at the Grimsby Ice Factory’.

4 DecemberUniversity College London:  ‘Comparison of evaporative and air cooled condensers in industrial applications for design engineers’.

15 January 2015University of Birmingham:  ‘Innovation in specialised small commercial cabinet design’.

5 FebruaryWolseley Sustainable Building Centre, Leamington Spa:  ‘Energy systems for green buildings and solar panel heat pumps’.

5 March London South Bank University:  ‘Understanding total emissions from cooling systems from urban buildings’, and ‘Designing low energy buildings’.

9 AprilUniversity College London: ‘Development of a high efficiency, small-sized compressor using water as a refrigerant’.

Share your feedback and ideas!

The papers committee is also inviting comments from those who have attended recent IOR paper presentations – or indeed those who have not – as well as offers from potential authors for the 2015/16 programme of papers.

Anyone who is undertaking interesting research; who has good information about new applications  and innovations; who has ideas for something different; or indeed anyone with practical feedback on what happens on site which would be of interest to other members, please let us know. 

It is helpful if would-be presenters can send an outline up to 500 words explaining why members would be interested to hear about this technical issue or case study – and how this knowledge will help to advance the science and practice of refrigeration and air conditioning. Email ior@ior.org.uk.

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