Celebrating 150 Years of Ammonia Compression - the life and times of David Boyle

3 Nov 2022 16:30 to 18:00


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Join us for this IOR Anniversary Celebratory Event.   

On the 8th December 1899 the IOR was formed at a meeting chaired by R Leonard with 16 interested individuals. Initially known as the Cold Storage and Ice Association reflecting the early days of refrigeration in the UK, which was based on ice imports. 


                                                                                                                                  David Boyle 1837-1891

The Talk -Why you should attend

  • Find out about the history of the early development of ammonia refrigeration.
  • Understand the contribution of some early pioneers of ammonia refrigeration during the 1800s–
    including David Boyle.
  • Celebrate over 123 years of the Institute of Refrigeration and the 150th anniversary of the world's first
    ammonia refrigeration system using vapour compression.

The Presenters

Dr Andy Pearson: Group Managing Director of Star Refrigeration is a past president of the Institute of Refrigeration and past-chairman of the Institute of Refrigeration’s Technical Committee. He has served two terms as a director of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration and is a member of the Refrigeration Safety Technical Committees for the British Standards Institute (BSI), the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Bernard A. Nagengast is a consulting engineer and the winner of the 2020 Engineer-Historian Award presented by the  American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is a co-author of the Book "Adventures in Heat and Cold: Men and Women who Made Your lives Better".  He is also an ASHRAE Distinguished Life Member.


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