Live from the Ammonia Refrigeration Technology Conference

By Sabine Lobnig, Apr 07, 2009, 16:56 1 minute reading will be reporting live from the Ammonia Refrigeration Technology conference to be held from 7 to 9 May 2009 in the Republic of Macedonia. Experts of ammonia technology will gather to discuss key issues such as the design of modern ammonia systems and technological innovation, improving energy efficiency, technical guidelines and safety regulations. An overview of the programme is provided here.

Encouraged by the increasing success of the previous conferences in 2005 and 2007, the International Institute of Refrigeration in conjunction with the St. Cyril and Methodi University Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Skopje are organising the 3rd International Conference on Ammonia Refrigeration Technology, which will take place from 7 to 9 May 2009 in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.

Main topics of the conference include:
  • Design of modern ammonia systems and technological innovation: Current and future use of natural refrigerants; the Kyoto Protocol; Low charge NH3 technology, factory-made units, systems at a new level of quality improvement; Plate type heat exchangers; Direct expansion of ammonia systems; Expansion in applications with lower size capacity; Testing of components; Compatibility of ammonia and metals; Ammonia and (miscible) oils for small DX systems
  • Energy efficiency of ammonia refrigeration: Comparison: ammonia and fluorocarbon-based systems; Ammonia - indirect cooling compared with direct evaporation of HCFCs and HFCs; NH3/CO2 and other cascade systems
  • Applications of ammonia refrigeration: Cold stores, Agro-food industries, Supermarkets, Air-conditioning systems, Heat Pumps
  • Technical and safety standards: Regulations on the construction and operation of ammonia refrigerating systems
  • Guidelines, instructions and training materials: Education and training for: best practices, operating procedures, handling of ammonia and safe operation
  • Public awareness of the image and benefits of natural refrigerants: Crucial and sustainable contributions to a better environment; Barriers to market penetration.
  • Absorption machines
  • Ammonia systems in developing countries: Renewal and improvements, technical assistance
Presentations on these issues will be given by representatives of Mayekawa Mfg Co.,Ltd., Ammonia Partnership AB, the University of Illinois, Star Refrigeration Ltd, Grasso International B.V., Johnson Controls Denmark ApS, Evapco Europe NV., and LU-VE Group to name a few.


By Sabine Lobnig

Apr 07, 2009, 16:56

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