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Saturday, December 15, 2018

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My Friends here is the new 2018/9 program of speakers and activities 

 

We meet at the "Greenwich Tavern" 7.30pm but please come early to socialise over a drink and meal 

  Usually 0n the Second Thursday of each month as listed below

 


 

 

On Thursday  Sept 13th Mr Chris Green of Arctic Circle presented a talk on
" Storing Waste Heat Under Car Parks"
Report under Newsletter 

 

  On Thursday 11th October - John Bawden  of Testo - presented

"Smart solutions for Refrigeration and AC Engineers!

 

See Report under Newsletter


 

 

8th November - Graeme Fox of REFGas spoke on 

"the latest on Refrigerants"

 


 

5th Dec  @ 4.45pm  Joint meeting with the IOR  

"Historical talk in the Canal museum"

 

 See the text below from the IOR The address is London Canal Museum, New Wharf Road, Kings Cross, N1 9RT

The Birth of the Refrigeration Industry in London:1850 to 1900

 

 

Wednesday 5th December 2018 16:45 to 18:30

 

 

IOR Anniversary Networking Event in association with the London Refrigeration Society.

On the 8th December 1899 the IOR was formed at a meeting chaired by R Leonard with 16 interested individuals. Initially known as the Cold Storage and Ice Association, reflecting the early days of refrigeration in the UK, which was based on ice imports. 

The Talk 

To mark the formation of the IOR we are inviting members and guests to this informal historical talk on 5th December. The location chosen for this meeting is one that is significant to the early refrigeration industry. The London Canal Museum is based in a former ice warehouse and exhibition displays features the history of the ice (and ice cream) trade. Those taking part will gain free entry to explore the museum including, optionally, to descend into the ice well. 

After visiting the museum there will be short talk on the Birth of the Refrigeration Industry in London 1850-1900 by Andy Pearson, Chairman of the IOR Technical Committee. He will focus on interesting facts about our early pioneers in the then newly established refrigeration industry. 

The talk will include 

  • The trials of Jacob Perkins ether system by John Wyse in the 1850s,
  • The demonstration of James Harrison’s ether system in the same decade
  • The role of J&E Hall in developing and dominating the marine market
  • The ice rink built by John Gamgee in the 1870s
  • The founding of L Sterne and Co 
  • The Blackfriars Cold Store 
  • The events leading up to the founding of the Cold Storage and Ice Association

Presenter

Andy Pearson FInstR has a keen interest in refrigeration history and will share his knowledge at this event during an informal talk. 

Venue

London Canal Museum, New Wharf Road, Kings Cross, N1 9RT  

How to find the Canal Museum 

The London Canal Museum is based in a former ice warehouse and exhibition displays features the history of the ice (and ice cream) trade . Those taking part will gain free entry to explore the museum including, optionally, to descend into the ice well. Find out more about ice and the London Canal Museum here.

This unique museum is a short walk from Kings Cross Station.

Bookings

Reserve your place here

The event is supported by the IOR Presidents Fund. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 

2019                        Our Next Meeting :- 

 

Thursday 10th January -

Mr Richard Metcalfe from   "ICS Cool Energy"

will present a talk on 

"Free Cooling and Refrigerant Selection" 

 

 


 

14th February -

Mr Nigel Manning Heronhill presents   "Cellar Cooling"

 

14th March - TBC

 

11th April - Our London Walk!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

                                          Last Season   2017/8 program   

(Now Completed)

 

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”   
Mick
 Beasley – London Fire Brigade

 

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

                                Chris Druce – Star Refrigeration   

                                             

 8th Mar.    " Condensate pumps as opposed to gravity drains”  by 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 (District Line) . The address is 174 Queen Victoria St. meeting at 6.30pm prompt

and we finish at Westminster close to Jubilee District and Waterloo main line stations - Bring a friend!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 Last Seasons Diary 2016/7  

(Now Completed)

 

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      

topic:-

                 “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

 

 


 


 

 

OUR 2015/6 Season of events follows

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

 

                                                                                             2015 :(Now Completed)

 

            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    

 

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

                       Dr Helen Fitzgerald 

 

April 14th      Our Annual London Walk

 

 

 

 


 


 

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!!

 


 

2015

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)
2014
 
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!!
 

2014

 
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

 "HIGH ENERGY GERMICIDAL UVC TECHNOLOGY FOR HVAC – STERILE AIRE UV EMMITTERS ARE UP TO 6 TIMES MORE POWERFUL THAN OTHER UV SYSTEMS AND CAN PROVIDE UP TO 15% ENERGY SAVINGS"

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!  

Previously

 



 

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

London

SE10 9JH

1 King William Walk
London
SE10 9JH

1 King William Walk
London
SE10 9JH

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