The Future of Refrigerants and their Application in Building Services Engineering

11 Dec 2019

ASHRAE UK Christmas Presentation in association with the IOR and London Refrigeration Society 



The Venue: Holiday Inn, Regents Park, London

Timings: Doors open 17.00, Presentations begin: 18.00. Panel Q&A  19.30. Networking: 20.00


This free event is open to all. 


Bookings are now open

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  • General reception and networking – Tea and coffee and buffet.
  • Opening words and introduction from ASHRAE 
  •  Refrigerants  - Where we are and where we are going. Dewi Garcia MSc, MInstR. Technical Services Manager Harp International Limited
  • HFO use in chiller and heat pump design and application. Simon Pallant MCIBSE MInstR MASHRAE, National Account Manager. Trane UK.
  • Panel Q&A  with all speakers.
  • Room available until 21:00hrs for further networking or a few drinks at the bar.


Papers Synopsis

Refrigerants – “Where we are and where we are going”

In this paper, Dewi Garcia will examine the current legislation on refrigerants and what existing and future impact this will have on the way refrigerants are used. He will review the journey that led us to this point and how the future is mapped out. He will discuss the various properties of the new range of refrigerants that are available and how these will influence our future choices both from a design and performance perspective. The paper will discuss the new range of HFOs and blends that are available and how the phase-down of the traditional HFC options will impact on the availability of these and drive the need for low GWP alternatives.

The HFO impact on chiller and heat pump design and application

In this paper, Simon Pallant looks at the practical impact the new range of HFO refrigerants will have on the design and application of chillers and commercial heat-pumps, specifically in building services applications. How the drive for low GWP refrigerants has assisted the development of higher temperature heat-pumps directly leading to the electrification of heating becoming more achievable and commercially attractive. He will review how chiller design has evolved and how the new refrigerant future has contributed to this evolution. By understanding what the future holds with refrigerant choice will ensure that contractors and consultants have the support and knowledge available make the right choices now to future proof their projects.