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Conference will examine HFO refrigerants

The early bird rate for the first IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants is scheduled to close at the end of June. Book today to secure a place at this breakthrough conference providing the first critical analysis by the international refrigeration community of how HFOs are being applied in practice.

Delegates will get access to more than 70 independently peer-reviewed papers and three keynote presentations. Access to guided site tours and a program of short courses will be organized as part of the conference, making this the ideal opportunity to network with refrigeration and air-conditioning experts from around the world.

The Institute of Refrigeration will be hosting the conference, which will take place September 2-5, 2018 in the center of Birmingham, England at Austin Court Conference Center.

The conference papers will provide up-to-date, information on the experience and use of the new family of A2L refrigerants known as HFOs. Papers are invited on themes including:

•Characteristics of HFO refrigerants

•Design issues for systems, components and controls

•Safety issues (flammability risk analysis, design considerations, operating experience)

•Legislation, codes of practice and standards

•Responsible use and environmental considerations

Papers may include comparisons of HFO refrigerants with other low and moderate GWP fluids such as ammonia, CO2, hydrocarbons and R32.

This event will attract an international audience of those with an interest in HFO refrigerants including end users, component manufacturers, product development specialist, researcher and development experts, system and equipment designers, senior managers and policymakers.

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