Advances in Heat Exchangers for Heating and Cooling - site visit to Kelvion

8 Mar 2018

SIRACH Network Meeting

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On the 8th March the SIRACH Network will visit the Kelvion research and development laboratory in Fareham for an event that will focus on advances in heat exchangers for heating and cooling.

Delegates will have the opportunity to tour of the state-of-the-art testing facility that includes an air flow test rig, an inner calorimeter room, an environmental test chamber, as well as a connected, smaller air flow  chamber to enable measuring heat transfer coefficients. A hot-water system for testing dry coolers and a refrigeration pack for testing coolers and condensers. In addition is an R507 refrigeration pack, a state-of-the-art transcritical CO2 refrigeration plant and a X-ray micro-tomography system.


9.30-10.00   Coffee and registration

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

10.10-10.30  Introduction to Kelvion. Mark Knapman, Kelvion

10.30-10.50  Heat exchanger innovations – design and application. Simon Jones,  Kelvion                         

10.50-11.10  CO2 heat exchangers. Yunting Ge, University of South Wales

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 The applications of micro channel heat exchangers - the practical application in chillers & condensing units. John Broughton, Danfoss

14.20-14.40  Heat exchangers and their impact on condensing units. Kevin Glass, Bitzer

14.40-15.00  Heat exchanger designs for London Underground - exploring the challenges of operating in challenging environments. Nick Boot-Handford, London Underground

15.00-15.05  Close from Graeme Maidment

15.05-15.45  Tour 


Kelvion, 20 Davis Way, Fareham, PO14 1AR 

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