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Saturday, February 24, 2018


We are pleased to publish our programme of meetings for the 2017/8 Season 


Each meeting is usually on the 2nd Thursday evening of the month  


14th Sept.  "The Ins and Outs of Adiabatic Cooling”

Zafer Ure – Eco-mesh

12th Oct.    "High Quality Air Intake Screens”

Richard Betts - Rabscreen

 9th Nov.     "The Cost Efficient installation and energy controlled Tango Pump”

Shane Leather – Armstrong Fluid Technology

 Dec 2017 Regretfully we had to cancel the December meeting,


11th Jan 2018   "Fires caused by domestic fridges”   
 Beasley – London Fire Brigade


1st Feb.       Joint meeting with The IOR (see website) at the London Southbank Uni.

Chris Druce – Star Refrigeration   





Our Next meeting is on
8th Mar.    " Condensate pumps as opposed to gravity drains”
Gianpaolo Ruvolo – Blue Diamond



 19th April     Our  London Walk  


We  do the tour from Blackfriars to Westminster along the Thames which is a good one. For that walk we meet outside the Blackfriar Pub just across the road from Blackfriars station. The address is 174 Queen Victoria St. EC4V 4EG. We start  at 6.30pm prompt and finish at Westminster so we are close to Westminster Jubilee/District etc. or Waterloo Stations. 



( Note a week later than usual  - our last meeting of the season)



Last Seasons Diary 2016/7


8th Sept.    "Skillfridge - the Competition" Karena Cooper - DataTeam regretfully this had to replaced  at the last minute with an excellent                                              talk and Discussion by 

                                          Mr Luke Jones of "Air Flow" please read the report in our newsletter


13th Oct.   "Ducted Systems in Listed Buildings" Rinus Groenewald - The Quantum Group


10th Nov.   "Ecocooling - an alternative to refrigeration - discuss" Emma Beresford – EcoCooling



8th Dec.     "Life without brazing" Simon Makin - Greenmill


12th Jan.   "Energy Saving Lighting Projects for large Commercial Buildings" Steven Henry - Chalmor


9th Feb.     "Brexit and the effect on the UK HVAC Industry" Lynn Sencicle - ACR News


 A JOINT MEETING with the Institute at London South Bank University. on  Thursday 2nd Mar      


                 “Domestic Fridges – opportunities for improving safety based on study of domestic fires in London                     2005 – 2015” by Beasley, M.*, Holborn, P.G.**, Ingram, J.M.**, and Maidment G.G.**



9th Mar.     "Gree the biggest Manufacturer of AC Equipment in the world" Tim Boxall - Gree UK


 Our  final meeting of this season was on 


13th April    "The annual London Walk" with Blue Badge Guide Stan Medland




Look out for our 2017/18 Program  hopefully starting in September 2017






OUR 2015/6 Season of events follows

We thank our speakers and meetings secretary for this programme of events


2015 :


            Sept 10th  :  "Life After R404A - planning for the phase down with low GWP Alternative"                 

                                Mark Hughes - Opteon Refrigerants


 Oct. 8th    :  "Latest advances from Fujitsu                       Neil Panting - Fujitsu


Nov. 12th  :  "Underfloor Air-Conditioning Technology" 

                Glan Blake Thomas - Advanced Ergonomic Technologies Ltd



Dec. 10th  :  "Site Build and Leak Repair of Cooling Towers" 

                      Julian Williams - Tower Syatems Ltd


 2016 :

Jan. 14th   :  "Flexible Torsional Couplings, Anti-Vibration Mountings

                        and Lokring cold tube joining system" -                                        

                      Chris Alexander - Vulcan Lokring .


 Feb. 11th  :    Our Regular guys and partners met together to celebrate a belated Christmas    

 Next Open Meeting

Mar. 10th  :  "The Problems with cooling surgical units in Ethiopia" 

                       Dr Helen Fitzgerald 




April 14th      Our Annual London Walk

 watch this space for details






Info only Program of events for the past season 2014/2015

(Now Completed)

Wednesday   Note  Wednesday - Sept. 11th   -Roger Palamarczuk - from Humidity Solutions

Thursday Oct 9th       -Mr Warren Clark from Hitachi -  subject    Chiller Technology



Nov 13th      -Luke Parry - Fairfield Technologies -Refrigeration System Analyser


4th Dec.  2014   -  Joint meeting with the IOR : Note date the 1st Thursday (only this month): at 5.45pm

Venue Room 110 Roberts Building, University College London, Gower Street
Speaker John Clark MInstR and Angus Gillies MInstR
Oganiser IOR
“Comparison of evaporative and air cooled condensers in industrial applications for design engineers


Thursday 11th Dec   a meeting for our regulars at Chimes at 7.30pm  A get together over nibbles with a quiz, and a report on last year and the presentation of the accounts. and who knows somebody may surprise us!!




Jan 8th         Mark Taylor - of Camfil  filtration systems-  Please watch this space as our venue is to be confirmed!


Thursday  February   12th        Mr Roger Smith of A-Gas   gave an excellent update of the latest and future regulations of the regulations   See the latest newsletter   



Thursday March 12th    -Mr Keith Sweatman of  Airdale - Innovations in Refrigeration



April 9th         - Our Annual Walk around London with our Blue Badge Guide  

                        We meet at Cutty Sark DLR station at 6.30pm


Info only on Last Season's Program    2013 / 2014 as follows

All dates are Thursdays and we meet at CHIMES Wine Bar in Pimlico except where individually mentioned below
12th September     "Building Information modelling and Refit"  -           
                              Rhys Scrivener   KR Associates 
See the report under our Newsletter page

 10th October          "Dehumidification in Frozen Food Stores and on food in blast freezers"  - 
                             Jason Bettles of Munters

14th November     "Energy Projects including Utility Bill Verification"   - 

12th December    Pre Christmas Drinks, General Knowledge Quiz, followed by Dinner ! 
                           This is for Regular attending Members + wives/partners (sorry friends list now closed)
9th January        "World Skills Standard Specifications for RAC

6th February       "Are Doors on Freezers the best environmental solution for the retail sector ?" 
                        Debate led by Alex Pitman  from  CO-OP  - Speaking For ,  John Austin-Davies  -and Against   the motion George Barkers  -  
Note Venue   This will be a joint meeting with the IOR at
5.15pm at the IOR, 33 Queen Street, London EC4.

13th March        We welcome Hitachi Sales Manager Mr Andrew Hunter who will lead discussion  on 
                          Hitachi products.
Regretfully our speaker was unavailable tonight but watch out for the report on what we really did!!


10th April         Our Annual  London Walk  Venue to be confirmed




Program of 2012/2013 season  Just to  see what we got up to!

  we started as usual  at Chimes Bar in Pimlico

13th September Mr Howard Noble presented  "Aluminium pipe systems and the Reflok Jointing Mechanism"

Thursday Oct.   11th  :  Regretfully Mr Dean Gooch of CPA Group was unable to attend with his introduction to


We still met in an enjoyable atmosphere   See the report under the Newsletter Heading

Nov 8th :  JCI (Sabroe)  We welcomed Derek Moore of Sabroe on the topic "Refrigeration and Heat Pumps"   and open forum


Dec.   13th  :  Testo Ltd  James Whale "Measurement Solutions for Refrigeration Engineering"


Jan. 10th 2013 :  Unfortunatly Aspen Pumps  Carl Foreman "Condensate Pumps" was unable to attend So

Mr Robert Bowden of Mitsubishi Electric stepped in at the last minute to give an excellent talk on new developements 

See the report in the Newsletter page!

 February  7th   Weller Accountants told us  how to handle your accounts and answered  those questions that fox you!! 

   :  Note Change of date to the 1st Thursday in the month.. You can now take your loved one out on Valentines Day!!!

Thursday March 14th  :

Andrew Gaved editor of RAC and RAC Engineer Magazines will be with us at Chimes 
to give updates on topics that concern YOU See our Newsletter page for the report on this meeting!


April    11th  : Our  London Walk, was "The Dickens Tour" which started at 6.15  from Chancery Lane Underground and yes the weather was just right)

This  was the last meeting of the season as we hope for good hot weather which will keep our members very busy through the Summer months :- 

See you all next September!  




Info only:- To refresh your memory this was last Seasons meetings ! 

8th Sept 2011  :    REFCOM - Stephen Crocker "Who are REFCOM and how the F-Gas regulation is working out for the industry"

13th Oct   :    Quidos Ltd - Philip Salaman "The registration and enforcement of the F-Gas regulations"

10th Nov   :    Business Link - Mr Mike Creamer "The Fri3Oil flushing and refrigerant recycling technology"

Thursday 8th Dec : Klima-Therm - Rob Boardman (unfortunatly Rob was unable to attend tonight see newsletter)

Thursday 12th Jan  7.30pm  :    Toshiba with  Neil & Simon "The Toshiba Solution"

9th Feb     :    Meeting Cancelled for a regulars only get together!!

8th Mar     :    Steve Zimmerman of Micronics Flowmeters Ltd

13th to 15th March 2012 : The ACR Show at NEC

12th April   :   Our ever popular LONDON WALK - yes we visited the Olympic Site in Stratford

How to Meet us

Welcome to The Greenwich Tavern  nearest station Dockland Light Railway Cutty Sark a 5 min walk or free on road parking after 6pm (but check signs)

Our New "Club House Venue"

The Greenwich tavern

1 King William Walk


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1 King William Walk
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1 King William Walk
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