The Rankine Coffee Lounge

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Make contact with other delegates interested in the same topics as you.  In our Coffee Lounge, you will be able to interact with expert hosts, ask questions of anyone or everyone on the call and take part in live polls.  Did you learn something new in one of the technical sessions? Do you want to share your ideas? Were you hoping to make contact with one of the speakers to find out more? The Coffee Lounge is the central place for informal chat and networking.


Each day of the conference will feature different live online Coffee Lounge sessions each with focusing on a topic relevant to the ORC & refrigeration themes. 


Expert technical hosts will kick off the discussion and encourage you to share your ideas by commenting, questioning, taking part in polls and even opening your mic to say a few words if you want to.


Registered delegates will be sent a single Coffee Lounge joining link which will allow them to access any of the sessions.  The programme for Coffee Lounge topics is shown below for a full list of host names see the programme link. All timings are UK (GMT based) and take place in between the formal presentations and talks.


Coffee Lounge Debate topics



Monday 27th July

  • 12.40pm Compressor Innovation and Efficiency
  • 15.15pm Addressing Global Climate Change

Tuesday 28th July

  • 10.40am Influencing Policy Makers
  • 12.40pm Optimisation - What's New in Compressor Research
  • 15.15pm  Don't miss out on the Opportunity of ORC  quiz 11

Wednesday 29th July

  • 10.40am The Need for Global Cold Chain Strategy
  • 12.40pm Heat! Pre-heat, Heat Treatment and Reusing Heat
  • 15.15pm Rankine's Vision and Renewable Energy

Thursday 30th July

  • 10.40am  The Future - Careers, Diversity and Profile Raising
  • 12.40pm  Refrigerant Fluids, Fluid Blends and New Cycles
  • 15.15pm Performance Matters - Energy Efficiency and Environment

Friday 31st Julyquestions

  • 10.40am System Simulation from Theory to Practice
  • 12.40pm tbc
  • 15.15pm Three Minute Thesis an Early Career Researchers Event