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IOR Annual Conference 2016

"Emissions, Energy and Eco Design"

18th February 2016, Hall 9, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.Online bookings have now closed. There is limited availability on the day come to the Refrigeration Theatre to book your seat.

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On 18th February the Institute of Refrigeration annual conference will explore how energy and emission saving in component and system design are being achieved. It will focus on

  • the impact of refrigerant choice - driven by new F Gas Regulation
  • design standards-  the changing requirements of European Safety Standards such as the proposed revisions to EN378
  • meeting and exceeding efficiency targets -driven by the Ecodesign Directive
  • international policy- proposed amendments to Montreal Protocol
  • opportunities offered by the role of new emerging markets (recycled/recovery/efficiency inspections, overseas developments and facilitating new technologies).

The conference will take place during the ACR Show and the programme has been designed to allow time for delegates to visit the exhibition. The event will start at 10.30am and conclude at 2.30pm. All attendees will receive a complete set of conference proceedings including summary papers, related documents and standards where available and copies of the presentations. A light buffet lunch is also included.


10.35-10.55 Coffee and Registration

10. 55-11.00 Welcome and introduction. Chris Green, Chairman

11.00-11.15 Design in the future - using Eco-Design.   Judith Evans, London South Bank University & Refrigeration Development and Testing.

11.15-11.30 End of life treatment for temperature exchange equipment under the WEEE Directive.   Julie-Ann Adams, Really Green Credentials

11.30-11.45 EN378: 2016 changes and challenges. Andy Pearson, Chairman of RHE18

11.45-12.00 Group questions for the morning speakers Chaired by Chris Green

12.00-12.45 Lunch

12.45-1.00 A case study. Ecodesign at Foster Refrigerator. Chris Playford, Foster Refrigerator

1.00-1.15 A global perspective on emission reductions. Ray Gluckman, Gluckman Consulting and Daniel Colbourne, Re-phridge and member of the UNEP Refrigeration Technical Options Committee (TOC) for the Montreal Protocol 

1.15-1.30 A case study: Minimisation of emission in the retail environment.Nick Franzen, Arctic Circle

1.30-1.45 Group questions for the afternoon speakers

1.45-2.15 Group discussion

2.15-2.20 Close

The IOR member price is £50 + VAT. Delegates will receive lunch and a full set of conference proceeding. A reduced student rate is available. Online bookings have now closed.

Cancellation policy

If a registrant is unable to attend the  Conference for any reason they may substitute, by arrangement, someone else from the same organisation. Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person then the following refund arrangements apply:

  • Bookings cancelled on or before the 1st February in writing will receive a full refund.
  • Bookings cancelled after the 1st February will not be eligible for a refund and 100% of the amount will be due