12th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems

6 Sep 2021 to 8 Sep 2021

Conference co-sponsored by the IOR

This 3-day conference provides a forum where developments in air, gas and refrigeration compressors, vacuum pumps, expanders, related systems and components will be discussed in various forms including keynote addresses, research and technical papers and podium presentations.

This conference will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Technology developments
  • Energy efficiency and carbon footprint
  • Safety, sustainability and environmental impact
  • Numerical and experimental modelling,  analysis and testing
  • Design for ‘end of life’ and sustainable manufacture
  • Novel applications
  • Operation, use of sustainable operating fluids, maintenance and reliability
  • System integration and behaviour
  • Upgrades and refurbishment
  • Education and professional development.


Important Dates

29th November 2020: Abstract submission deadline

14th February 2021: Selected authors to submit draft paper of up to 4,000 words

16th May 2021: Draft paper refereed and final paper submitted


Industry Sessions

Industry sessions of non-technical nature will be included throughout the conference in order to make the whole programme more cohesive.

These sessions will give representatives from the industry an opportunity to describe how their companies are responding to the ever-changing market demands and technological advances. This is a platform to frame current challenges, and provide the essential context and direction to shape future research. We invite industrial leaders to submit their proposed presentations by the same deadlines set for technical papers.


Short Course

The conference will be preceded by a Short Course and Forum on Computation Fluid Dynamics in Rotary Positive Displacement Machines, taking place on 4th - 6th September 2021.

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  • The proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems will be published online by the IOP Publishing. This is an open access journal.
  • Copyright is retained by authors or their employers.
  • Selected authors will be invited to submit extended Conference papers for a Special Issue of the Proceedings of the IMechE, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering.


Who should attend

Manufacturers and designers of compressors, expanders, their systems and control systems, suppliers, end users, research organisations, educational institutions.


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