Program

Monday, March 23 – Day one

Time

Room 1 – Parkside 4

 

Room 2 – Parkside 5

 

 

Presentation

Speaker

Presentation

Speaker

8.30–8.55

Registration, arrival tea and coffee

 

 

8.55–9.10

Conference welcome

Diamond sponsor address

Ian Harwood, F.AIRAH
AIRAH President
Brett Hedge, M.AIRAH
Kirby

 

 

9.10–9.55

Keynote address:
Energy efficiency and natural refrigerants–is this as good as it gets?

Bruce Nelson, M.AIRAH
Colmac Coil Manufacturing
(USA)

 

 

9.55–10.25

Natural refrigerants and energy efficiency: lowering the cost of refrigerated warehousing

Mike Nolan, M.AIRAH
Emergent Cold

 

 

10.25–10.40

Diamond sponsor address

Brett Hedge, M.AIRAH
Kirby

 

 

10.40–11.10

Morning tea

11.10–11.40

Risks and responsibilities when transitioning to low-GWP refrigerants

Kylie Farrelley
Refrigerant Reclaim Australia

Use of CO2 as a volatile heat-transfer fluid in thermal energy storage

Hesam Semsarilar
University of South Australia

11.40–12.10

Flammable refrigerant systems: a fire explosion risk perspective

Dr Frank Mendham
Mendham Consultants

Reliable and safe R744/R717 cascade heat exchanger

Colin Ellis, Affil.AIRAH
Alfa Laval

12.10–12.40

Journey of CO2 in the Asia-Pacific region

Inderpal Saund
Beijer Ref

12.40–1.30

Lunch

 

 

 

1.30–2.00

CO2: HVAC application in commercial buildings

Julian Hudson, M.AIRAH
Glaciem Cooling Technologies

Accessing financial incentives for energy-efficient installs

Gemma McGrory
Sol Viva

2.00–2.30

Panel session:
The global warming crisis - Bringing the refrigeration and HVAC industries together



Chair:
Julian Hudson, M.AIRAH
Panelists: 
Bryon Price, F.AIRAH, A.G. Coombs
Amna Abdalla, Affil.AIRAH City of Yarra
Sarah Reid, City of Melbourne

Hiring overseas technicians in response to local skill shortages

Tony Swift
Swift Support

2.30–3.00

 

3.00–3.30

Afternoon tea

3.30–3.55

HVAC&R Licensing in Australia, now and towards 2050 – AIRAH position statement delivered by the Refrigeration Special Technical Group

Jonathon Hare, M.AIRAH (STG co-chair)
Brett Hedge, M.AIRAH (STG co-chair)

 

 

3.55–4.55

 

Panel session:
Issues from the field - contractors session

Chair: Rene Le Miere, Affil.AIRAH
Panelists:
Ross Digby, Holmesglen Insitute
Kylie Farrelley, Refrigerant Reclaim Australia
Rodney Cumming, Australian Refrigeration Council
Tony Gleeson, AIRAH

Further panel members to be announced

 

 

4.55–5.00

Closing address

Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH

AIRAH

 

 

5.00–7.00

Cocktail function



Tuesday, March 24 – Day two

Time

Room 1 – Parkside 4

 

Room 2 – Parkside 5

 

 

Presentation

Speaker

Presentation

Speaker

8.30–9.00

Registration, arrival tea and coffee

 

 

9.00–9.20

Welcome address: AIRAH update


Fostering the future of HVAC&R–Industry linked research opportunities at RMIT

Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH
AIRAH

Cameron Stanley
RMIT University

 

 

9.20–10.05

Keynote address:
Energy efficiency of industrial- size refrigeration systems

Thomas Lund
Danfoss (Denmark)
(video presentation)

 

 

10.05–10.35

Best Practice Guide for Energy Efficient Walk-in Cold Rooms

Peter Brodribb
Expert Group

 

 

10.35–10.50

Technology masterclass:
Next generation refrigerants

Graeme Dewerson, Affil.AIRAH
A-Gas

 

 

10.50–11.15

Morning tea

11.15–11.45

High-temperature NH3 heat pumps and beyond

Rob Paul and Graeme Marr
Johnson Controls

Workshop:
Appreciation and guide of energy efficiency saving measures for the industrial refrigeration industry

Andrew Pang, AM.AIRAH

Basil McKinley, M.AIRAH

11.45–12.45

Panel session:
Heat pump applications in the
refrigeration industry

Chair: Jonathan Fryer, M.AIRAH
Panelists:
Michael Riese, Cold Logic
Terry Presley, York Process Systems
Greg Clements, GEA Australia
Further panel members to be announced

12.45–1.45

Lunch

 

 

 

1.45–2.15

Sustainability and integration initiatives that are driving supermarket change

Dario Ferlin, M.AIRAH
Woolworths

Workshop:
Appreciation and guide of energy efficiency saving measures for the industrial refrigeration industry

Andrew Pang, AM.AIRAH

Basil McKinley, M.AIRAH

2.15–3.15

Panel session: Refrigeration end-users

Chair: Dario Ferlin, M.AIRAH, Woolworths
Panelists:

Edward Brandt, Woolworths
Shaun Merry, Woolworths
Mike Nolan (RWTA), Emergent Cold
David Hicks, Emergent Cold
Jannie Howard (WEA), Gordon Brothers

Further panel members to be announced

3.15–3.45

Afternoon tea

3.45–4.15

Best-practice energy performance benchmarking for refrigerated warehouses

Stefan Jensen, F.AIRAH
Scantec Refrigeration Technologies

Workshop:
Appreciation and guide of energy efficiency saving measures for the industrial refrigeration industry

Andrew Pang, AM.AIRAH

Basil McKinley, M.AIRAH

4.15–4.45

New vapour-quality sensor technologies optimise evaporator performance, especially during part load on both DX, flooded and pump-circulated systems

Michael Elstrom
HB Products

4.45–4.50

Closing address

Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH
AIRAH

 

 

4.50–6.00

Closing address and cocktail function