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Refrigeration 2013 – embracing the challenges and opportunities will deal with refrigeration issues in the age of the carbon levy.

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Conference program

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8.30 - 9.00
Arrival tea and coffee

9.00 - 9.05
AIRAH welcome and announcements
Phil Wilkinson M.AIRAH


9.05 - 9.35

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Transitioning to a low-emission future

Dr Diana Wright
First Assistant Secretary of the Environment Quality Division in the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

9.35 - 10.05

What’s happening with AS/NZS 1677?

Ben Adamson, F.AIRAH
Refrigeration Engineering Pty Ltd

10.05 - 10.35
Flammable refrigerants – how to apply safely
Kevin Lee, M.AIRAH
Heatcraft Australia Pty Ltd

10.35 - 10.45
Questions and answers  

10.45 - 10.55
Update on transition paper and outcomes from the AIRAH Industry Summit 2013  Phil Wilkinson M.AIRAH
10.55 - 11.20
Morning tea  
11.20 - 11.50
Ammonia in traditional HFC applications

Stefan Jensen, F.AIRAH
Scantec Refrigeration Technologies

11.50 - 12.20
New Farm – a look at the rich history of Tasmania’s first cool store

Basil McKinley, M.AIRAH

Basil McKinley Consulting

12.20 - 12.50

Rising from the ashes: a supermarket is re-born
Dave Redden, M.AIRAH

Refrigeration Innovations

 12.50 - 1.00
Questions and answers  

1.00 - 2.00
2.00 - 3.15

Interactive panel discussion

Picking the low-hanging fruit in the commercial and industrial refrigeration sector

3.15 - 3.25

Questions and answers

 3.25 - 3.45 Afternoon tea
3.45 - 4.15

Optimised symmetric-flow, dual-air-curtain refrigerated display cabinets

Rafiqul Islam, M.AIRAH

Austral Refrigeration

4.15 - 4.45

The use of low-GWP natural refrigerants in non-traditional areas
Ian Tuena, AM.AIRAH

CA Group Services Pty Ltd

4.45 - 5.15
Case study: predictive control of refrigerated facilities for improved energy

Dr Julio H. Braslavsky


5.15 - 5.25
 Questions and answers  

525 - 5.30  Closing Address
Phil Wilkinson M.AIRAH


5.30 - 7.30
Cocktail function

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Please note: Abstract submissions are now closed

AIRAH is calling for 300–400 word abstracts. Topics and case studies may include, but are not limited to:

  • Accreditation/education/standards/training
  • Insurance and the levy
  • How to beat the levy
  • Environmental lifecycle costing
  • Industry licensing, compliance and enforcement
  • Secondary refrigerants applications
  • System design and balancing
  • Real-life case studies.


Abstracts are due February 22. All submissions must be sent with a 50–100 word author bio and high-resolution author photo.

Who should submit an abstract?

  • Refrigeration contractors
  • Refrigeration consultants
  • Refrigeration software designers/suppliers
  • Refrigeration equipment suppliers
  • Representatives of associations or organisations that use refrigeration services
  • Universities and other learning institutions
  • Electronics engineers and SCADA system developers specialising in refrigeration
  • Climate scientists
  • Commissioning specialists including vibration analysts.


Delegates chosen to present at Refrigeration 2013 – embracing the challenges and opportunities are also required to submit a technical paper before the conference.

AIRAH members chosen to present at the conference will receive complimentary registration. Non-AIRAH members chosen to present at the conference will be entitled to a discounted conference registration fee.

Abstract submissions can be sent to conference organiser Kristy Intamanon at

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Conference committee


  • Stefan Jensen, F.AIRAH (Chair)
  • John Mott, M.AIRAH
  • David Upward, M.AIRAH
  • Brett Mountney, M.AIRAH
  • Roger Stringer, AM.AIRAH  

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To register online please click here.

Alternatively you can download the conference brochure and email, fax or post it to AIRAH.

Registration category
Please note:


AIRAH Members (early bird rate)     




Register before April 10

AIRAH Members rate


After April 10  

Delegate (early bird rate)


Register before April 10

Delegate rate


After April 10  

Student member


Must provide evidence of full-time study.
Please send a copy of your student card
and current statement of enrolment to

Student non-member                               


Must provide evidence of full-time study.
Please send a copy of your student card
and current statement of enrolment to 

Speaker non-member

Site tour and dinner  
For more information click here

Cancellation and refund policy

Registration may be cancelled up to three weeks before commencement of the workshop, with participants receiving a refund less a 20% administration fee. In all other cases of cancellation the extent of any refund will be at the discretion of AIRAH.

PLEASE NOTE: The event organisers retain the right to alter or amend any of the details of the event, or any other matter associated with the event. Personal insurance for injury or loss of property or baggage is the responsibility of the attendee.

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
1 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000

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Negotiated rates and booking information below:

  • Mountainside King Rooms @ $175.00 per room per night, room only
  • Harbour View King Rooms @ $210.00 per room per night, room only

To make a booking, please call reservations on 03 6235 4535 and quote booking number 235495.

To book car hire while in Hobart, please click here

Click here to view a location map of the hotel. 

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Government sponsor:    
Silver sponsors:        







Bronze sponsors:

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For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristy Intamanon on 03 8623 3000 or

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Site tour and dinner

Date: May 9 (day before conference)
Time: 3.30pm – meet at the Hotel Grand Chancellor for bus pick-up at 3.45pm.
Cost: $55 – includes site tour, dinner and bus transfers.
Duration: Approx five hours (3.30pm – 8.30pm).
Location: Site tour at Tasmania’s oldest surviving refrigeration plant and dinner at The Squires Bounty.

Please note: you must be registered to attend the site tour and dinner. To register, select the 'Site tour and dinner' option when registering for the Refrigeration 2013 conference.


The Squire's Bounty is the house of Australia's premium craft beer.
Located in Salamanca Square, The Squires Bounty can also be accessed also through Grape Bar Bottle Shop in Salamanca Place. It carries the full range of James Squire beers and seasonal brews on tap, catering to individual tastes. Dinner will include a set menu and drinks.

Site tour
Located down the remains of a country lane north of Hobart is a cool store that time and industry forgot. Tasmania’s oldest surviving refrigeration plant site remains intact 100 years after it was first established. Read more about the cool store here.

This site tour will show the relics, including early 20th century oil engines, ammonia compressors and evaporator coils, providing a glimpse into its post-federation industrial and agricultural past.

Bus transfer
A bus will be provided for transfers to the site tour and dinner. 

For more information, contact

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