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Fans, airflow and eco design: Innovation in retail design

Wed 14th Jun 2017

Venue ebm-papst, Chelmsford Business Park, Chelmsford, CM2 5EZ
Speaker Various
Oganiser SIRACH

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On the 14th June the SIRACH Network will be hosted by ebm-papst, an organisation known as a leader in the field of fan and motor development. 

This free event will offer behind the scenes access to the unique facilities including

  • CFD capabilities for aerodynamic, acoustic, thermal and energy reduction
  • Environmental chambers and EMC test equipment for product validation
  • ISO 9001 certified production facilities with extensive design, test and evaluation capabilities

The meeting will focus on how developments in fans, airflow and the use of eco design are having a significant impact on efficiency in the retail environment.


9.30-10.00       Coffee and registration

10.00-10.10     Introduction to the day and SIRACH. Graeme Maidment, SIRACH

10.10-10.30     Welcome from ebm-papst  followed by case studies of the energy saving benefits of upgrading legacy refrigeration equipment with EC fan technology. Tony Wright, ebm-papst UK

10.30-10.50    The Eco Design Directive for the retail, professional and domestic market. Judith Evans, Refrigeration Development and Testing

10.50-11.10     Latest technical development in fans and motors. Geoff Lockwood, ebm-papst UK

11.10-11.40     Coffee

11.40-13.00     SIRACH networking and interactive session. Carole Bond, Carbon Data Resources

13.00–14.00    Lunch

14.00-14.20     Aerofoil Energy: The innovative use of airflow. Paul McAndrew, Aerofoil Energy Ltd in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering

14.20-14.40     Free cooling, how air is being used as a refrigerant in supermarkets. Steve Shipp, Ultra Refrigeration

14.40-15.00     Short air curtains and air movement in cabinets. Catarina Marques, Adande Refrigeration

15.00 -15.05    Close from Graeme Maidment

15.00-15.45     Tour of ebm-papst UK