NatRefs on agenda at China compressor conference

By Devin Yoshimoto, Jun 12, 2017, 17:50 1 minute reading

Natural refrigerants will be discussed at the 8th International Conference on Compressors and Refrigeration in Xi’an, China.

Bell Tower Hotel – Xi’an, China

Natural refrigerants will be discussed at the 8th International Conference on Compressors and Refrigeration (ICCR, also listed as the International Refrigeration Association Series Conference), to be held in Xi’an, China from 20-22 July.

The academic conference will be held at Xi'an Jiaotong University and will cover the latest in compressor and refrigeration technology including natural refrigerants.

“The topic [of] natural refrigerants is very important,” says Prof. Xueyuan Peng, Chairperson of the ICCR organization committee.

With the state of California and China taking the lead on climate change policy – as the U.S. federal government withdraws from the Paris Agreement – discussions at the ICCR conference are set to play an especially important role this year in terms of the future of the global HVAC&R industry.

“Traditional refrigerants damage the ozone layer and produce greenhouse gases, [so] they will be phased out gradually. Natural refrigerants are climate-friendly and the organization committee of ICCR is paying close attention to the topic,” Prof. Peng said.

Among several experts, researchers, and scholars attending from around the world is Pega Hrnjak from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), who will deliver a keynote speech entitled ‘The future of CO2 refrigeration and thermal technology’.

The conference is held every two years. ICCR 2015 boasted more than 150 experts and scholars from the United States, Britain, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Sweden, Belgium, and Australia.

This year sees an even more international participant list, with delegates also attending from Africa.

The first International Compressor Technique Conference was held in Xi’an, 1993. Since then, seven ICCRs have been held in China.

The conference is an important academic gathering in the field of compressors and refrigeration technology, offering attendees an opportunity to discuss current technologies.

By Devin Yoshimoto

Jun 12, 2017, 17:50

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