Star Refrigeration sponsors the Institute of Refrigeration Low Carbon Conference

Star Refrigeration’s top engineering experts will discuss how end users of cooling equipment can increase energy efficiency and play a major role in realizing a sustainable low-carbon future

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, November 222022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Star Refrigeration team members will attend the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) annual conference “Beyond Refrigeration 2022 – Next Steps for the Future of Low Carbon RACHP”, taking place on December 1 to birmingham.

This year, Star will once again be sponsoring the all-day in-person event, which will see Star Refrigeration Group Managing Director, Dr. Andy Pearsonand Group Sales and Marketing Director Dr. Rob Lamb, present findings based on their respective papers, “Benchmarking – lessons from cold store benchmarking” and “A cold store upgrade project to meet zero emissions goals”. Doctor Dermot CotterMD of Star Technical Solutions, will also participate in a panel discussion, “Prioritize Safety and Mitigate Risk,” which examines how to support a successful transition to a sustainable future using low-carbon refrigerants.

During the morning session, Dr. Lamb will present his research findings and discuss how data shows that new cold storage facilities can potentially achieve energy savings of up to 85% through the use of intelligent plant design, refrigeration equipment selection and operator performance. Although older sites face more challenges, he will detail how they can save money too, highlighting a case study of a 50-year-old Scottish facility that has made significant energy improvements and safety by installing modular low ammonia load chillers and freezers.

Dr Lamb said: “I am delighted to attend the conference and demonstrate the benefits that upgrading aging temperature-controlled storage facilities with the right equipment and analysis software can have on energy consumption. energy and carbon emissions.

“The cold chain sector has come a long way in reducing its energy consumption as the sector commits to meeting the targets of the Climate Change Agreement (CCA), but it is clear that more action needs to be taken if the industry is to achieve net zero goals The research paper on a case study at a Lineage facility will show that big improvements to save energy and reduce business bills are at hand “.

After a short break, presentations will resume at 11:40 a.m. and Dr. Pearson will take the stage to shed light on the importance of benchmarking, monitoring and forecasting annual cold room energy consumption to ensure optimal operational efficiency as the industry prepares to carbon neutrality. His presentation aims to show owners and operators of cold chain facilities how to accurately measure and compare their facilities with similar national and European sites. The algorithms used can also predict future performance by gathering cold room energy data and comparing it to long, medium and short term energy consumption forecasts.

Dr. Pearson will demonstrate how using a new SEC (Specific Energy Consumption) metric – born out of years of research into the energy efficiency of temperature-controlled storage facilities – can help operators minimize their energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint. The SEC formula, which is based on kilowatt hours per cubic meter per year, can be used to assess energy performance and predict future energy consumption.

Dr Pearson said: “Temperature compliance is an essential part of cold storage operation, but it alone is not enough to ensure optimal business performance. Facilities need to measure performance in real time to quickly identify and resolve inefficiencies in current operations and optimize energy. By using the SEC Benchmarking Calculator alongside the SEC Prediction Algorithm, owners and operators can increase a site’s energy performance and reduce future usage.

After lunch, Dr. Dermot CotterProf Judith Evans LSBU, and Dr Daniel Colbourne discuss the importance of engineering standards and best practices and consider whether there is currently a conflict between low carbon refrigerants and safety. As part of the question-and-answer session which is to begin at 3 p.m.panelists will discuss the risks associated with the widespread use of toxic, explosive and flammable low-carbon solutions and assess the conflict between sustainable refrigerants and public and worker safety.

The IOR annual conference, which will examine how the cold chain is evolving to achieve net zero goals, will bring together industry, end users and academia on December 1, 2022at IET Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street at birmingham. The full conference program with a full list of scheduled events can be downloaded by visiting https://ior.org.uk/conference-programme-2022

For more information on event registration and ticket prices for members and non-members, visit https://ior.org.uk/NetZeroConference

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