IIAR 2021 Virtual Preliminary Program
Monday June 21st to Friday June 25th, 2021

Schedule is subject to change - times are in US EST

Monday June 21st, 2021

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM IIAR Business Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Keynote Speaker Opening Session
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Exhibit Hall Hours
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Technical Sessions
      Fallacies in Using P&IDs for Construction Drawings
      Henry Bonar, PE, Bonar Engineering Inc.

      RAGAGEP: Historical Variants and the Importance of IIAR Standards
      Uriah Donaldson, Resource Compliance

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Exhibit Hall Hours
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Technical Session
    Análisis de los ciclos de refrigeración con amoniaco/Analysis of Ammonia Refrigeration Cycles (delivered in Spanish)
    Silvio Toro, Froztec International, Inc.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Panel (Wayne Wheber, et. al.)

Tuesday June 22nd, 2021

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break - Ask A Technical Expert
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Research Panel
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Technical Sessions
    CFD Analysis of Pipework Fracture Due to Hydraulic Shock in an Ammonia Refrigeration System
    Chidambaram (Chidu) Narayanan, DSc, AFRY, AG; Lane Loyko, PLA Corp.; and Bent Wiencke, Nestle USA (retired)
    From Dry to Hybrid: A 360 Degree View of Cooling Technologies
    Michael Freiherr and Miguel Garrido, Güntner, U.S.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Exhibit Hall Hours
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Technical Sessions
    Identifying and Quantifying Fugitive Emissions from Industrial Refrigeration Systems
    Marc Claas, Industrial Refrigeration Consortium
    Válvulas Motorizadas. Cómo tomar ventaja completa?/Motorized Valves. How to Take Full Advantage? (delivered in Spanish)
    Roberto Badillo, Danfoss Mexico
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Exhibit Hall Hours
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Technical Sessions
    Procedimiento LOTO para Sistemas de Refrigeración/LOTO Procedure for Refrigeration Systems (delivered in Spanish)
    Juan Carlos Zeledón, Cargill, Nicaragua
    The Case for HAZOP
    Stephanie Smith, PE, Risk Management Professionals, Inc.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM NRF Meet The Students - Careers in Ammonia Refrigeration
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Technical Sessions
    Evaporadores para Areas de Procesamiento de Alimentos/Evaporators for Food Processing Areas (delivered in Spanish)
    Gabriel Gutierrez, Colmac Coil Manufacturing, Inc.
    Implementing Risk Based Inspections for the Ammonia Refrigeration Industry
    Ric Hartung, Process & Safety Solutions LLC

Wednesday June 23rd, 2021

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break - Legislation and Regulation Discussion
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Technical Sessions
    Determining Leak Rates in Ammonia Refrigeration Piping
    Bent Wiencke, Nestle USA (retired)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Exhibit Hall Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Code and Regulatory Panel (Lowell Randal, et. al.)
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Hours
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Technical Sessions
    Sustainable Use Cases for Ammonia as a Refrigerant in Residential/Light-Commercial HVAC
    Vikas Patnaik, PhD, MBA, PoleStar Consulting, LLC
    Defrosting Finned Air Cooling Heat Exchangers - An Optimization Based on Practical Experiences and Theoretical Research
    Felix Weber, thermofin GmBH

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Exhibit Hall Hours
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Technical Sessions
    CO2 Aplicados  en Centros de Distribución: caso de Exito/CO2 Applied in Distribution Centers: A Case Study (delivered in Spanish)
    Mauricio Baena, Hillphoenix, Columbia
    Considerations in Designing Industrial Refrigeration Systems for Full Vacuum
    Martin L. Timm, PE, CSP, Linde PLC (Retired)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Celebrate 50 years of IIAR - IIAR Trivia and Virtual Networking Event

Thursday June 24th, 2021

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break - IIAR Committee Work
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ammonia Piping Education Program (Bruce Nelson of Colmac Coil Manufacturing, Gordon Struder, Director, Advanced Engineering at Evapco, Doug Stricker of Gray Architects and Engineers, Jim Young of Johns Manville)

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