GLASGOW, Scotland — The Institute of Refrigeration has issued a call for abstracts for the IIR International Rankine 2020 Conference - Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation.  This conference will take place at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, on July 26-29, 2020, and will include a celebration of the life and legacy of William Rankine.

This is the first conference to bring together the disciplines of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Heat Pumps (RACHP). This event will address critical issues for the future and will encourage the flow of ideas between the two closely related fields. It will also provide a forum to discuss the shared environmental challenges being faced, the solutions being proposed, and the difficulties in choosing the most efficient working fluids.

The conference programs will feature three themes:

Cooling and Heating will focus on refrigeration systems with the reverse Rankine cycle. It will explore topics including compressors, heat transfer and exchanger, system/cycle design and optimization, novel applications, and system simulation.

Power generation will explore systems using organic fluids. The conference would especially welcome papers that compare organic Rankine cycle against other power generation applications. Themes will include expanders, heat transfer and exchangers, system/ cycle design and optimization, novel applications, and system simulation.

Working Fluids will explore new fluids, fluid blend, environmental impact, performance analysis, and comparison. The conference will accept abstracts dealing both natural working fluids and fluorine-based refrigerants. 

The event is expected to attract 300 delegates and 120 technical papers. Discounted registration for authors and students for this four-day conference is available.

Full details of how to submit abstracts and sponsorship opportunities can be found at The deadline for abstract submission is September 13, 2019.

Publication date: 6/4/2019


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