Sneak peek at the ARBS 2020 speaker series
The air conditioning, refrigeration building services (ARBS) exhibition is fast approaching and is in the final stages of development. This sneak peek gives an insight into the diverse range of names in the HVAC&R and building services industry who will be speaking at the exhibition.
Running in conjunction with the exhibition, the ARBS speaker series will provide attendees with invaluable learning opportunities and the opportunity to accrue continuing professional development (CPD) points.
Infrastructure Without Tears: How to transition from commercial to industrial contracts without losing your shirt by Melissa Kirby & Murray Walls, Sharpe & Abel and RMIT University
Ambitious HVAC&R companies and commercial building services contractors can learn both the theory and practice of transitioning from commercial to industrial infrastructure projects.
With increased quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, as well as complex risk management, HVAC&R companies and commercial building services providers are looking for guidance when considering upcoming industrial infrastructure opportunities.
This seminar aims to provide the answers through case studies from the complex infrastructure world – the good, the bad and the ugly and give an insight into how these projects can turn sour.
Topics to be covered include the differences between commercial and infrastructure contracts whilst exploring the patchwork of contracts, legislation and relationships that mechanical, refrigeration and commercial building services contractors need to navigate to find long-term success.
Decommissioning of existing HFC based, air-cooled refrigeration plants and replacement with NH3 DX based solutions by Stefen Jensen, Scantec
This seminar looks at the decommissioning of several existing HFC-based, air-cooled refrigeration plants, servicing a refrigerated warehouse and replacement of these with a central, low charge, dry expansion, NH3 based refrigeration plant.
The session will compare recorded energy performances of the DX, NH3 system and the previous HFC-based system. To do this, the host will supply authority records of the electrical energy consumed by the HFC plant and the consumption records generated using the SCADA system of the new ammonia plant, as well as an economic comparison between NH3 DX and an equivalent transcritical CO2 system.
The efficiency of air movement systems – Improve your ROI by focusing on upgrading your HVAC&R systems by Suzanne Lohmann & Thomas Heine, ebmpapst
The seminar will outline new technologies and improvements that have been made on the European stage and share tips and lessons learnt to enable Australasian designers to improve their systems. It comes as European markets such as the Nordic region and Germany have pioneered the use of higher efficiency air movement systems and driven down the usage of electricity in housing and building stock.
Examples will be provided of building upgrades on a typical high-rise in Melbourne. It will also explore the options for fan upgrades in commercial buildings as stand alone or in combination with upgrades of other HVAC systems such as chillers, cooling towers, VAV systems and controls.
These seminars are only three of the many speakers at ARBS 2020 which will be on at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19 May 2020 to 21 May 2020.