Tours take place on the morning of the 5th September

A tour is included in the full conference delegate packages and delegates can choose from:

  • Heat Recovery and Energy Generation

Spirax Sarco - Technology Centre and Steam and Thermal Energy Laboratory

Delegates will tour the Technology Centre and Steam and Thermal Energy Laboratory. The highlight of the tour will be a presentation and viewing of  the Controlled Phase Cycle, a new cycle for low temperature waste thermal energy transformation to electricity. This new cycle utilises HFO R1233zd.

  • Model retrofitted supermarket using R448A


Learn from a major supermarket of the challenges and opportunities that were encountered during the retrofitting process and how the system is operating now it has been installed. 

  • Cutting Edging Engineering Training Centre

EEF Technology Hub 

Delegates will visit EEF’s Technology Hub. This has become known as the UK’s premier facility for training and development for apprentices and professionals in manufacturing and engineering. Jaguar Land Rover is renowned for the quality of its cars and a world class car requires world class engineers to produce and design them. Jaguar Land Rover apprentices are trained at the EEF Technology Hub.

  • Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturer

Carter Synergy

Delegates will have a guided tour of the Carter Synergy a nation-wide provider of refrigeration, mechanical, electrical and other core building services.

  • Guided Historical Walking Tour

Explore Birmingham’s engineering and industrial past with a local tour guide. The city has many industrial revolution-era landmarks that show its history as a manufacturing powerhouse. Delegate will hear about Birmingham’s industrial pioneers and the Victorian heritage while visiting interesting locations around the city. This walking tour will last in the region of 2 hours.  

All tours will need to be pre-booked. Bookings will open soon. 

Tours will depart from Austin Court between 8.15 am and 9.45 am 

All tours are expected to return to the conference venue by 1.00pm. 


Institute of Refrigeration  
Kelvin House, 76 Mill Lane  
Carshalton Surrey SM5 2JR 
United Kingdom 

+44 (0)208 6477033