Conference - 25th April 2018
Masterclass - 26th April 2018
The Wyndham Grand, Manama, Bahrain

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The 2n Edition Refrigeration Conference offers discussion-based sessions focused on putting our delegates at the center of the conversation. The conference format comprises of technical workshops and a knowledge-sharing platform along with networking opportunities with industry experts and Government regulators.

08:00 Registration and Networking
09:00 Conference Inauguration
09:05 Opening remarks by Conference Chair
Ghaleb Abusaa, Engineer - Arbitrator, GASO
09:15 Policy and market trends – efficient energy initiatives
09:45 Effective methods to implement food safety in refrigeration
Ibrahim Alanazi, Senior Food Inspector, Saudi Food and Drug Authority
10:15 Temperature abuse in frozen food and conforming of health and hazards
Irshad Muhammad, Manager QHSE & Food Safety, Gulf Salt Company
10:45 Networking and coffee break
11:00 Safety & quality of refrigerated RTE foods
  • Control of refrigeration systems
  • Safe handling of foods for refrigerating
  • Managing cold chain
  • Manually defrosting a refrigerator-freezer
Carsten Dahlgaard* - Senior Sales Director, Danfoss, Netherlands
11:30 Food wastage: various causes, prevention and safe time limits
Peter Hoyne*, Divisional Refrigeration Manager, Almarai Company
12:00 Energy consumption and emerging implication in cold chain and re-designing food transport system for optimal energy saving
Ramy Kassem, Industrial Refrigeration and Utility Engineer, NADEC
12:30 Prayer and networking luncheon
13:30 Equipment failure challenges in refrigerated transportation and delay in product handover
Bjorn Ostbye*, Project Development Manager, EMKE Group (Lulu Hypermarket Chain)
14:00 Panel Discussion - Ammonia refrigeration system – best alternative in heavy commercial applications
Simon Clarke, Global Refrigeration Consultant
Mohamed Kamal* - Quality and Food Safety Manager, Danube Co. Ltd
Panellist slot for Gold Sponsor available
15:00 Networking and coffee break
15:15 Getting a return on retrofitting your cold room
15:45 Exclusive sponsor workshop
16:30 Closing remarks

* Invited

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The objective of this course is to present case studies that highlight industry best practices and their impact on energy efficiency, as well as to identify potential areas for improvement and the challenges in implementing them.

This course has been specifically tailored for refrigeration technician related to Food and Beverages sector, to provide them with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the principles,functions, composition, layout and hazards of refrigeration systems. With this training,they will be able to confidently approach a range of different refrigeration systems and carry out effective fault diagnosis,repair, service and maintenance to maintain and store food safely.

Trainer's Profile: Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke
Global Refrigeration Consultant

Simon is a Global Refrigeration Consultant with over 30 years experience in designing, contracting, servicing, commissioning of Refrigeration plants and systems, using all major compressor manufacturers including Grasso, Sabroe, Mycom, Stal, Frick, Gram, Howden, FES, Fuller, Vilter, Bitzer. With background in the food, beverage, cold storage, process, petrochemical and pharmaceutical Industries, he has worked with most refrigerants including NH3, CO2, Propane, Glycol, Tyfoxit, CFC's, HCFC's.

Previously, in his role as a Technical Manager for a major manufacturer he has covered 22 countries in the MENA region, providing design engineering, contracting, commissioning and hand over to all the sectors. He was also given a role to handle Business development to key account clients due to his vast experience and the ability to develop clients needs with refrigeration systems offering energy efficiency and sustainability.

Simon's global business experience, gives this Refrigeration program an employee centred approach that they will understand and implement them in their daily work.


08:00 Registration and networking
09:00 Overview of refrigerants
  • History of refrigerants
  • Refrigerant's physical properties, classification and application
  • Refrigerants safety and handling risks
  • Review HAZOP study
  • Phase out of ozone depleting refrigerants
  • List natural refrigerants
10:45 Coffee break and networking
11:00 Understanding refrigeration systems and its properties
  • Review working refrigeration cycle
  • List the components
  • Discuss vital components - Compressors, condensers, heat exchangers, vessels and pumps
  • Review pipe work - standards and different materials used
  • List different types of refrigerant gas available in the market
  • Identify the best parts for ideal refrigeration systems
  • List different operational refrigeration systems available for food storage
  • Challenges and handling risks of operational systems
12:30 Prayers, lunch and networking
13:30 Refrigeration system design and its functions
  • Chillers / cold store refrigeration system design - discussion with case studies
  • Chillers / cold store insulated envelope design - discussion with case studies
  • Food process refrigeration system design with case studies
  • High temperature warehouse refrigeration design
Ammonia refrigeration systems and its importance
  • Ammonia as a refrigerant - discuss usage and properties
  • Ammonia chillers - discussion with successful examples
  • Ammonia system safety codes and guidelines
15:00 Coffee break and networking
15:15 Advanced troubleshooting of refrigeration systems
  • Optimising refrigeration system
  • Energy savings and its importance - procedures
  • System design optimisation - discussion with case studies
  • Servicing and maintenance of the systems
  • Timely troubleshooting for optimum performance
16:15 Closing Remarks – end of training

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