Workshop #1 - Ian Tuena - Australian Refrigeration Association (ARA)
Monday, February 27th, 2017 - Convention Center- Room 225 AB (1:45 PM – 2:35 PM)
Natural versus Synthetic Refrigerants in Australia
The Increasing Use of Synthetic Flammable Refrigerants and Resulting Concerns. This workshop will present global environmental, political and economic concerns about the use of flammable HFCs and HFOs and the potential impact of natural refrigerants. New international agreements to reduce greenhouse gases have resulted in a major campaign to promote new flammable synthetic refrigerants while downplaying safety concerns and overlooking the benefits of natural refrigerants. The Australian example of HFC regulation will be discussed, and can be related to the global issue.
Workshop #2 - Ryan Wilbanks - ISN
Monday, February 27th, 2017 - Convention Center – Room 225 AB (2:40 PM – 3:30 PM)
Contract Management Best Practices
Many IIAR members use contractors and subcontractors for building and refrigeration system design and construction, as well as other important projects that might include logistics, networking, automation and more. Effective contractor vetting and management is key to a successful and economical project. This workshop will explore the means and methods of current best in class contract management practices.
Workshop #3 - Donnie Pierce - Clemens Food Group
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - Convention Center – Room 225 AB (2:05 PM – 2:55 PM)
Troubles and Solutions at a Large Processing Facility
Large and mature ammonia refrigeration systems have often gone through expansions, re-arrangements, have dated controls and equipment, and have had a variety of contractors, designers and technicians performing work on them through the years. We can all learn from others’ experiences, and this workshop will demonstrate some problems and solutions at a large processing facility that has been around for a while.
Workshop #4 - Chris J. Carter - Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - Convention Center – Room 225 AB (1:10 PM – 2:00 PM)
Improved Oil Filtration
Having clean effective compressor oil is one key to compressor longevity. But the costs for compressor oil can add up. This workshop will provide one end-user’s experience in using an improved oil filtration system that resulted in economic benefits while preserving compressor integrity.
Workshop #5 - Bill Lape - Dean Foods
Monday, February 27th, 2017 - Convention Center – Room 225 AB (4:55 PM – 5:45PM)
What is Really Needed for a Proper Management of Change
Management of change is a very important element of process safety management that does not often get discussed, and is sometimes met with confusion and apprehension. This workshop will examine the importance of management of change and review what it takes to get the job done, and documented appropriately.
Workshop #6 - Tom Wolgamot - DC Engineering and Masood Ali - Heatcraft
Monday, February 27th, 2017 - Convention Center – Room 225 CD (4:00 PM – 5:45 PM)
Commercial Refrigeration Applications
Supermarkets are faced with new decisions about their refrigeration methods. The phasedown and phaseout of HFC refrigerants will demand a choice of a new refrigerant sooner or later, and the natural refrigerant industry is poised to gain some market share. This workshop will explore the issues that are creating opportunities and will present a number of issues related to supermarket systems that designers and decision makers would consider such as load profiles, the need for redundancy, parts availability and more. Note that this is a double-length workshop.
Workshop #7 - Joe Sanchez - North American Sustainable Refrigerants Council (NASRC)
Monday, February 27th, 2017 - Convention Center – Room 225 CD (2:40 PM - 3:30 PM)
North American Sustainable Refrigerants Council
The North American Sustainable Refrigerants Council (NASRC) is a newly formed non-profit organization with many of the same goals as the IIAR. This workshop will be presented by NASRC to introduce themselves and explain their mission and how the group intends to accomplish it.
Workshop #8 - Harshal Surange- ACR Project Consultants
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - Convention Center – Room 225 AB (3:25 PM – 4:15 PM)
Essentials of a Green Cold Chain Facility
Energy efficiency and sustainability is an important consideration for cold storage facilities domestically, but perhaps more importantly globally, where water and energy resources can be scarce. This workshop will examine the essentials of designing & constructing a “Green Cold Storage Facility”. Whether or not climate change is a concern to the audience, green facilities save energy and water, and reduce the environmental impact of the facility, and eventually, saves money.
Workshop #9 - Mark Bulmer - GF Piping Systems
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - Convention Center – Room 225 AB (4:20 - 5:10 PM)
Indirect Refrigeration Hydraulic Loop
Secondary loop systems are becoming more and more popular with the efforts to reduce refrigerant charges and maintain safety and flexibility. This workshop will explore the problems and importance of secondary loop systems and propose the development of an IIAR guideline for the design of the systems.
Workshop #10 - Brent W. Robbs, CPA - Stifel, Nicolaus & Company,Inc
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - Convention Center – Room 225 CD (4:20 PM – 5:10 PM)
Helping Your Families by Helping Others: A Taxpayer's Guide to Charitable Giving
This presentation focuses on charitable giving best practices for the philanthropic minded individual. Gain a better understanding of how to structure charitable giving to maximize your benefits (income/estate tax deduction, income stream, etc.) while providing for charity. Strategies discussed include: gifting appreciated stock, qualified charitable distributions, donor-advised funds, pooled income funds, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and more.