EVENT – Advances in Heat Exchangers

heat exchangers

Advances in Heat Exchangers for Heating and Cooling

On the 8th March 2018, 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 airflow test rig, an inner calorimeter room, an environmental chamber, as well as a connected, smaller air flow test chamber to enable measuring of 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 an 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  Welcome and overview Kelvion

10.30-10.50  Technical presentation from 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 microchannel 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

Further Information

A detailed overview of the conference is available via the following link

Book your place on the conference via the SIRACH website

Further information on the I-STUTE Centre is available via the following link

A brief overview of the End Use Energy Demand Centres (EUED) is available via the following link

This conference is held by Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat pumps (SIRACH) Network.

SIRACH disseminates the work of the ‘Interdisciplinary centre for Storage, Transformation and Upgrading of Thermal Energy (i-STUTE)’ and is a networking organisation for promoting new technology in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps – increasing the flow of information between those with problems to solve and those with the ideas to solve them.

The i-STUTE mission is to advance progress to a low carbon emission future through integration and innovation of heating and cooling technologies.