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Conference will focus on application of HFO refrigerants

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) will be hosting the inaugural International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) International Conference on the Application of HFO (hydrofluoroolefin) Refrigerants.

Set for September 2-5, 2018 in Birmingham England, the three-day conference will provide a focus for global experience on the use of low flammable A2L classification refrigerants, which encompass the new generation of HFO refrigerants heralded as replacements for high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.

 The event will cover essential information for designers, manufacturers, end users and installers about characteristics of low-GWP refrigerants, system and component design, lubricants, flammability, legislation, codes of practice and standards.

With the HFC phase-down program now being implemented in Europe (and likely to be adopted in many other regions), this conference will provide an opportunity for the those developing new working fluids to meet with equipment design engineers who provide products and the system installers who use them, together with representatives of the end-user community who have to live with the consequences of these scientific and technical decisions.

It will be a chance for these groups to interact in a forum specifically focused on the practical aspects of developing these new refrigerants.

A call for papers will be issued in June 2018. In addition to papers focusing on A2L refrigerants, the conference will accept papers that include either practical or theoretical comparisons of other LGWP fluids such as ammonia, CO2 and hydrocarbons. These papers will be expected to compare and contrast experiences of those refrigerants versus HFOs.

See www.hfo2018.com for registration details.

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