The Institute of Refrigeration on 18th February held its Annual Conference at the ACR Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham. The Conference, “Emissions, Energy and Eco-design”, explored how energy and emission saving in component and system designs are being achieved. The programme helped re-evaluate current strategies and supported those who want to develop improved approaches to environmental challenges.
Speakers shared both information and practical experience with a series of case studies of innovation. Presentations focused on design standards including the changing requirements of European Safety Standards and the likely impact of proposed revisions to EN378, how companies are meeting and exceeding efficiency targets driven by the Eco-Design Directive and updates on international policy including the proposed amendments to Montreal Protocol. The Institute of Refrigeration conferences attracted leading experts – who offered both written summaries of the key points they are to share, as well as giving non-commercial presentations. There was time built into the programme to allow those taking part to ask questions or raise related issues to the speakers.
All attendees received a complete set of conference proceedings including summary papers, related documents and standards where available and copies of the presentations. A light buffet lunch was also included. The support of the ACR Show organisers is acknowledged in providing the venue for this event and has helped to ensure it is accessible and low cost.