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PROGRAMME

Day 1

Monday, 1 July

 8.45 -  9.00  Workshop Registration

 9.00 –  9.30  Introductions

 

 9.30 - 11.00  Session 1

Specifications; Examination of the purpose of specifications in the contractor/customer relationship. Preparation and interpretation of specifications. Technical detail for customers, consultants and contractors. Case studies.

 

11.30 -  1.00  Session 2

Refrigeration basics. Review of basic refrigeration cycles. Introduction to system analysis tools and refrigeration jargon. Introduction to psychrometrics.

 1.30 -  3.00  Session 3

The CFC issue and global warming - implications for refrigeration.

 

 3.30 -  5.00  Session 4

Heat load calculations. Techniques for estimation of loads and identification of excessive heat loads.  Methods for load reduction.  Hand calculations and computer analysis.

 

 5.15 -  8.00  Introductory Social

(venue to be confirmed at workshop)

Day 2

Tuesday, 2 July

 8.30 - 10.00  Session 5

Heat load calculations continued. Techniques for estimation of loads and identification of excessive heat loads.  Methods for load reduction.  Hand calculations and computer analysis.

 

10.30 - 12.00  Session 6

Heat load calculations.  A “hands-on” session for participants to use the techniques on typical industrial problems.

 

12.30 - 2.00  Session 7

Air cooling systems (evaporators) and defrost systems.  Discussion and quantitative techniques for ensuring that maximum efficiency is obtained.

 

 2.30 -  4.00  Session 8

Water vapour and refrigeration. Vapour barriers, condensation on cold surfaces, humidity control.

 

 4.00 -  5.30  Session 9

Estimation of chilling times and means for predicting the effect of changing conditions on chiller performance.   Hand calculations and computer analysis. 

Day 3

Wednesday, 3 July

 8.00 -  9.30  Session 10

Estimation of freezing times and means for predicting the effect of changing conditions on freezer performance.  Cryogenics.  Hand calculations and computer analysis. A “hands-on” session for participants to use the techniques on a typical industrial problem.

 

10.00 -11.30  Session 11

Product weight loss.  Theory and practical techniques to minimise product shrinkage in refrigerated facilities. 

 

11.30 - 12.30  Session 12

Refrigeration plant design and energy efficiency calculations. Review basic techniques and analyse simple single stage cycles.

 

 1.30 -  3.00  Session 13

Refrigeration plant design and energy efficiency calculations.  More complex plant configurations, plant variations to save energy.

 

 3.30 -  5.00  Session 14

Heat pump cycle designs and energy efficiency calculations for process heating. Matching heat pumps to process requirements. High temperature heat pumps.

 

 6.00 - 10.00  Workshop Dinner

(venue to be confirmed at workshop)

Day 4

Thursday, 4 July

 8.30 – 10.00  Session 15

Refrigeration and heat pump plant and energy calculations.  A “hands-on” session for participants to use the techniques on a typical industrial problem.

 

10.30 – 12.00  Session 16

Absorption refrigeration. Principles of operation, system types and layouts, performance characteristics and efficiency, applications and economics. 

 

 1.00 -  2.30  Session 17

Operational aspects of refrigeration plant performance - performance of evaporators, condensers and compressor and effect of pipeline pressure drop.

 

 3.00 -  4.30  Session 18

Operational aspects of refrigeration plant performance - measurement of performance, trouble-shooting guidelines, effects of operational practices on energy efficiency.

Day 5 (optional)

Friday, 5 July

 8.30 – 10.00  Session 19

Introduction to and use of spreadsheet calculation tools – prediction of applications heat loads and prediction of freezing and chilling times.

 

10.30 – 12.00  Session 20

Introduction to and use of spreadsheet calculation tools –use of CoolProps to get refrigerant and psychrometric properties and to analysis simple cycles.

 

 1.00 –  2.30  Session 21

Introduction to and use of spreadsheet calculation tools – analysis of complex cycles and heat pumps.

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