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AIRAH’s Refrigeration 2019 Conference washeld in Melbourne on March 25–26, 2019. The conference continued to expand on the topics presented and the discussions held in Sydney in 2018.

The conference included sessions reviewing the latest developments in legislation and technology, as well as a multitude of industry-specific case studies. The conference trade display gave participants the opportunity during the breaks and cocktail functions to interact with leading industry suppliers on the latest refrigeration technology offerings.

Program



Day 1, Monday, March 25

Time

Room 1

Room 2

 
Presentation
Speaker
Presentation
Speaker
8.15 – 8.45 Registration, arrival tea and coffee
8.45 – 9.00 Conference welcome and sponsor address Ian Harwood, F.AIRAH
AIRAH President
   
9.00 – 9.45 Keynote address: HFC phase-down. What next? Prof. Dr. Michael Kauffeld
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
   
9.45 – 10.30 Keynote address: A review of CO2 in mid-size refrigeration systems Jan Gerritsen
GEA Refrigeration
(Netherlands)
   
10.30 – 10.45 Technology masterclass Heatcraft    
10.45 – 11.15 Morning tea
11.15 – 11.45 The influence on data variation versus sampling time in achieving accurate representation of refrigeration system performance Michael Riese, M.AIRAH
Cold Logic
Condensation heat transfer performance of refrigerants HFO-1234yf and HFC-134a in a plate heat exchanger Chien-Yuh Yang
National Central University
(Taiwan)
11.45 – 12.15 Optimisation with unbiased performance monitoring and benchmarking tools save 10–30% of the energy in supermarket refrigeration and air conditioning
Klas Berglof
ClimaCheck AB (Sweden)
Current challenges of CO2 gas hydrate technology in cold thermal energy storage applications
Xiaolin Wang, Stud.AIRAH
Australian National University
12.15 – 12.45 The wholesale market: Energy efficiency for refrigeration David Evans
Flow Power
TBC
TBC 
12.45 – 1.35 Lunch
1.35 – 2.05
A new concept to improve the energy efficiency in transcritical CO2 systems Ian Suffield
Bitzer
Latest market trends for natural refrigerants in commercial and industrial refrigeration in Australia and key global markets Caroline Rham, Affil.AIRAH
shecco
2.05 – 2.35 Central NH3 refrigeration systems with dry expansion
Stefan Jensen, F.AIRAH
Scantec Refrigeration
HVAC&R skills shortage – looking at our industry from a different perspective
Dave Peall
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Company
2.35 – 3.05 Boosting efficiency of CO2 TC systems with the latest ejector solutions
Sergiy Kolinchuk
Danfoss Australia
Efficient contractual strategy for refrigeration installation work in retail industry
Omid Hamlehdar
Woolworths
3.05 – 3.35
Afternoon tea
3.35 – 3.50 AIRAH Refrigeration update Phil Wilkinson, F.AIRAH
AIRAH
   
3.50 – 4.55 Panel session: Contractors panel session More information will be available shortly
   
4.55 – 5.00  Closing address Phil Wilkinson, F.AIRAH
AIRAH
   
5.00 – 7.00
Cocktail function
         


Day 2, Tuesday, March 26

Time

Room 1

Room 2

 
Presentation
Speaker
Presentation
Speaker
8.30 – 8.55 Registration, arrival tea and coffee
8.55 – 9.00 Welcome address Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH
AIRAH
   
9.00 – 9.45 Keynote address: An update on the phase-down of HFC refrigerants and case studies from Europe and North America on the engineering considerations for using HFO refrigerants Andrew Pansulla
Chemours (USA)
   
9.45 – 10.30 Keynote address: Overview of the global cooling challenge Iain Campbell
Rocky Mountain Institute (USA)
   
10.30 – 10.45 Technology masterclass A-Gas    
10.45 – 11.10 Morning tea
11.10 – 11.40 NH3 vs CO2 – A real life comparison in a retail application Brian Toulson, M.AIRAH
City Holdings
Common energy penalties suffered by small refrigeration systems Michael Bellstedt
Minus40
11.40 – 12.10 Independent retailers moving to natural refrigerants
Dave Redden, F.AIRAH
Refrigeration Innovations
The Australian food cold chain: current issues and practical solutions
Mark Mitchell
Australian Food Cold Chain Council
SuperCool Asia Pacific
12.10 – 12.40 Case study on an HFC-free and gas-free refrigeration, space heating and space cooling warm climate supermarket Dario Ferlin, M.AIRAH
Woolworths
A food producer’s perspective: challenges with the cold chain
Adam Wade
Australian Food Cold Chain Council
Lion
12.40 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 2.00
The Bend Motor Sports park case study Julian Hudson, M.AIRAH
Glaciem Cooling Technologies
   
2.00 – 3.00 Case study and workshop:
A decision making process for smaller scale R22 refrigerated warehouse refrigeration upgrade
Facilitator:
Jonathan Fryer, M.AIRAH
 
3.00 – 3.30
Afternoon tea
3.30 – 4.00 Fire engineering in refrigerated cold storage occupancies Firas Shawash, Affil.AIRAH
i-Fire Engineers
Indirect evaporative cooling Bill Ellul
Rotary Heat Exchangers
4.00 – 4.30 Best Practice Guide for energy efficient walk-in cold-rooms Peter Brodribb, M.AIRAH
Expert Group
Heat exchanger technologies for the HFC phase down Felix Weber
Thermofin
(Germany)
4.30 – 5.00 An application review of ammonia and CO2 in the refrigeration industry John Mott, F.AIRAH Design guide for desiccant systems integration into refrigeration for energy efficiency, ice and condensation prevention
Gordon Lacey, Affil.AIRAH
DST Dryer
5.00 – 6.00
Closing address and cocktail function
         

Speakers

Iain

Keynote speaker

Iain Campbell

Rocky Mountain Institute (USA)
Overview of the Global Cooling Prize
Michael

Keynote speaker

Prof. Dr. Michael Kauffeld 

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
HFC phase-down – What next?
Jan

Keynote speaker

Jan Gerritsen

GEA Refrigeration (Netherlands)
A review of CO2 in mid-sized refrigeration systems
Andrew

Keynote speaker

Andrew Pansulla

Chemours (USA)
An update on the phase-down of HFC refrigerants and case studies from Europe and North America on the engineering considerations for using HFO refrigerants

MichaelB

 

Michael Bellstedt

Minus40

Presentation
:
Common energy penalties suffered by small refrigeration systems

Klas

Klas Berglof

ClimaCheck (Sweden)

Presentation:
Optimisation with unbiased performance monitoring and benchmarking tools save 10–30 per cent of the energy in supermarket refrigeration and air conditioning
Peter

Peter Brodribb, M.AIRAH

Expert Group
Best Practice Guide for Energy Efficient Walk-in Coldrooms
David

David Evans

The wholesale market: energy efficiency for refrigeration


Bill

Bill Ellul

Rotary Heat Exchangers
Indirect evaporative cooling
Dario

Dario Ferlin, M.AIRAH

Woolworths 
Case study on an HFC-free and gas-free refrigeration, space heating and space cooling warm climate supermarket
Omid

Omid Hamlehdar

Woolworths

Presentation:
Efficient contractual strategy for refrigeration installation work in the retail industry

Stefan

Stefan Jensen, F.AIRAH

Scantec Refrigeration
Central NH3 refrigeration systems with dry expansion

Sergiy

Sergiy Kolinchuk

Danfoss Australia
Boosting efficiency of CO2 transcritical systems with the latest ejector solutions

Gordon

Gordon Lacey, Affil.AIRAH

DST Dryer
Design guide for desiccant systems integration into refrigeration for energy efficiency, ice and condensation prevention

MichaelB

Mark Mitchell

SuperCool
The Australian food cold chain: current issues and practical solutions
MichaelB

John Mott, F.AIRAH

An application review of ammonia and CO2 in the refrigeration industry

David

David Peall, Stud.AIRAH

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Company

Presentation
:
HVAC&R skills shortage – looking at our industry from a different perspective 

Dave

 

Dave Redden, F.AIRAH 

Refrigeration Innovations
Independent retailers moving to natural refrigerants

Caroline

Caroline Rham, Affil.AIRAH

shecco
Latest market trends for natural refrigerants in commercial and industrial refrigeration in Australia and key global markets
MichaelR

Michael Riese, M.AIRAH

Cold Logic
The influence on data variation versus sampling time in achieving accurate representation of refrigeration system performance

Firas

Firas Shawash, Affil.AIRAH

i-Fire Engineers
Fire engineering in refrigerated cold storage occupancies

Ian

Ian Suffield

Bitzer
A new concept to improve energy efficiency in transcritical CO2 systems 

Brian

Brian Toulson, M.AIRAH

City Holdings
NH3 to CO2 system conversion in a retail application  

AdamW

Adam Wade

Lion Dairy and Drinks
A food producer’s perspective: challenges with the cold chain
Xiaolin

Xiaolin (Shannon) Wang, Stud.AIRAH

Australian National University 
Current challenges of CO2 gas hydrate technology in cold thermal energy storage applications

Felix

Felix Weber

Thermofin

Presentation:
Heat exchanger technologies for the HFC phase-down

Chien

Chien-Yuh Yang

National Central University (Taiwan)
Condensation heat transfer performance of refrigerants HFO-1234yf and HFC-134a in a plate heat exchanger

Sponsors

Major sponsor

Supporting sponsor

A-Gas










Exhibitors and partners




A-Gas







 





Keynote speaker sponsors
















 

Supporter




Committees

Technical organising committee

Ben Adamson, F.AIRAH, Refrigeration Engineering International
Graeme Dewerson, Affil.AIRAH, A-Gas
Jonathan Fryer, M.AIRAH, ISECO International
Julian Hudson, M.AIRAH, Glaciem Cooling Technologies
Rene Le Miere, SuperCool Asia Pacific
Stefan Jensen, F.AIRAH, Scantec Refrigeration Technologies

 

Organising committee

Emily McLaughlin, AIRAH
Brendan Pejkovic, AIRAH