Rankine Conference 2020

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Published: 06 February 2019


The Institute of Refrigeration will be hosting the International Institute of Refrigeration Conference, Rankine 2020 - Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation, in Glasgow next summer.

It coincides with the bicentenary of the birth of scientist William Rankine 
and will explore the synergy between the disciplines of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps (RACHP), with a view to generating a flow of ideas between the two fields.
The conference, organised in association with the Knowledge Center for Organic Rankine Cycle and IESIS, will take place from 26-29 July 2020 at the University of Glasgow, where Rankine worked and studied. It will provide a platform to discuss the shared environmental challenges being faced today and there will be an anticipated 120 papers which will give delegates insights into new opportunities to deliver efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.
 
Rankine's power generation ideas remain as relevant as ever in an age where there is increasing demand for energy at the same time as fossil fuels are being phased out. The conference will spend time looking at his ground-breaking research to see what modern engineering can learn from this great Victorian innovator. It will also look to the future and offer a forum where the different disciplines of power generation, refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps can come together to discuss their common challenges and learn from each other about the different solutions that are being developed to tackle them.
 
The event will include keynote speakers, workshops, short courses, a social programme and a session celebrating the life and legacy of William Rankine. There will be three streams exploring power generation, working fluids and heating and cooling.
 
The call for abstracts will be issued in March, along with details of delegate and sponsorship packages. For information on the conference or to contact the organising team visit www.rankine2020.com or email rankine2020@ior.org.uk