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Rankine’s cooling legacy to be considered at special 2020 conference

An IOR-hosted event to be held next year in Glasgow will consider the legacy of William Rankine in the ongoing of AC, refrigeration and heat pump technology

A special conference scheduled to be held next year in Glasgow will consider the future for the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and the ongoing legacy of its creator.

The Institute of Refrigeration’s (IOR) Rankine 2020 Conference will bring together a range of experts to consider a wide array of research concerning the principles of ORC. It will also evaluate how new approaches and control strategies based on these principle can more efficiently power mechanical and cooling functions. The event will be held between the 27 to 29 of July.

Dr Davide Ziviani, a leading expert on ORC from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, said the event would be held at the University of Glasgow where William Rankine studied and taught. Dr Ziviani noted that this would offer an important link between Rankine’s work, its key principles and how his research still influences the refrigeration industry.

The conference, which is expected to look at over 100 papers during the three days, will comprehensively look at developments in ORC technology related to refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps.

Dr Ziviani added, “the ultimate aim of this international conference is to contribute to addressing current environmental challenges being faced by the cooling industry and to provide an outlook to future development of more sustainable power generation systems and RACHP applications.

The full story on the event, and its implications for industry, can be read on page 20 of the digital edition of April’s RAC Magazine. You can read the issue here.


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