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First IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants (GEN - 780.00)

First IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants (GEN - 780.00) First IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants (GEN - 780.00)

GEN - 780.00. The IOR will be hosting the inaugural IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants from 2 to 5 September 2018 in Birmingham. 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-GWP 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.

The conference papers will provide up-to-date, information on the experience and use of the new family of A2L refrigerants which include hydrofluoro olefins or fluorinated HFCs known as HFOs. Papers will be invited on themes including:

  • Characteristics of low GWP 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 also include comparisons with other low GWP fluids such as ammonia, CO2 and hydrocarbons.

The 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 policy makers.

A call for paper will be issued in June 2017.

The Eurovent Team is keeping track of this event and will inform members on its outcome.

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Manufacturers (air conditioning, heat pump, chiller, commercial refrigeration) could make use of this opportunity to exchange their views with the leading industry and academic players.

Related documents and links

https://www.ior.org.uk/hfo2018

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