The Refrigeration 2022 Conference will be held in Sydney and online on May 16–17. The technical organising committee is now calling for presentations on an array of subjects. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Ammonia as a refrigerant 
  • The Australian and international HFC phase-down 
  • Case studies on projects 
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability 
  • Energy performance benchmarking 
  • Environmental impacts of synthetic, low-GWP refrigerants 
  • Future thinking – the path towards carbon neutrality by 2050 
  • Heat pumps, including high temperature heat pumps 
  • Latest refrigeration research 
  • Legislation/standards/engineering register/licensing/training – developments in Australia and internationally 
  • Low-GWP, synthetic refrigerants 
  • Refrigerant inventory reduction 
  • Re-use and recycling of refrigerants – environmental benefits/the importance of meeting standards 
  • Risk management associated with the use of flammable refrigerants 
  • Suggestions for a site visit or panel session 
  • Thermal energy storage 
  • Transcritical CO2 systems and the Australian climate 
  • Water refrigerants

Other ideas will also be considered by the technical organising committee. The committee has the final say on accepted presentations. 

Abstracts and presentations must not contain overtly commercial material or include trade names in titles.* Presentations will be 25 minutes in length, including time for questions and answers.

All submissions must include:
  • A 300-word abstract submitted as a Word document
  • A 100-word condensed abstract submitted as a Word document
  • A 100-word biography submitted as a Word document
  • A high-resolution presenter photo.

If a speaker's abstract application is successful, they will also be required to submit a PowerPoint deck and technical paper before the Refrigeration 2022 Conference. More information and a PowerPoint template will be provided to confirmed presenters. 

Submissions should be emailed to AIRAH’s Conference and Events Coordinator at [email protected] by Friday, February 18.
By submitting an abstract for this event, you are volunteering to deliver your presentation at the conference in person. Exceptions may be made if you do not reside in Australia.**

*AIRAH’s Speaker Commercialism Policy

Commercialism is the inclusion of visual, written, or verbal references to any organisation for the promotion or commercial advantage of that organisation or the commercial disadvantage of a competing organisation. 

AIRAH will strictly enforce this policy for AIRAH papers, presentations, and/or research documentation at AIRAH conferences and professional development events. 

**AIRAH continues to closely monitor developments regarding COVID-19 and is following state and federal government directions. Updates on any changes to our face-to-face events will be posted on our website.

We request you stay home if you are unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms including cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, loss of smell or taste, vomiting, diarrhoea or shortness of breath.

Please do not attend the event if you have been in contact with a confirmed case.

AIRAH is following government directions with regards to face-to-face events and attendees’ vaccination status. For the latest guidance, please check the relevant state government website.

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