The Institute of Refrigeration has announced it will be hosting the International Institute of Refrigeration’s 12th Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluid Conference - August 2016.
Since this conference’s inception in 1984 many of the questions raised by Gustav Lorentzen about the future of natural working fluids in refrigeration have been answered. However, new developments, environmental issues and legislation have raised new and different types of questions.
The 12th Gustav Lorentzen conference will address fundamental issues about what is the vision for the future of natural working fluids for 2016 and beyond, along with showcasing the latest developments in the application of natural working fluids. The programme will encourage delegates to think about how natural refrigerants are used and remind the industry that it needs to consider:
- total cost of ownership of systems
- the impact of indirect emissions
- comparing the most efficient solutions
- ensuring safe and reliable operation
- component development and availability
- how we use refrigeration systems
- extending the geographic range of natural working fluid suitability.
The programme design will provide opportunities to discuss the latest developments in the application of research into natural working fluid use and the technical tours will be a strong feature of the event with certain papers presented at the tour sites to explore underlying technical issues.
The conference will explore in depth how we can ensure a sustainable future for natural working fluids in the face of the increasingly challenging global, political, legislative and economic environment.
The conference will take place from the 21st-24th August in Edinburgh, one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.
During August the city also hosts the Edinburgh International Festival which is is one of the most exciting arts festivals in the world.
The city turns into a stage where plays, comedy and art can be viewed not only in the galleries, theatres and bars but also on the streets. There is no better time to visit Scotland’s capital city.
Details about the event and the call for abstracts will be announced at the conference website www.gl2016.com