Conference - 10th December 2017
Masterclass Training - 11th December 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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The Annual 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
09:15 Food security and its impact on Food safety and environment
Ghaleb Abusaa, Engineer - Arbitrator, GASO
09:30 The challenges of food establishment refrigeration
  • Regulation
  • Inspection
Erwa Mudathir Mohamed, Senior Food Safety Specialist, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality
10:00 Equipment failure challenges and innovative solutions in supermarket refrigeration
Bjorn Ostbye, Project Development Manager, EMKE Group (Lulu's Hypermarket Chain)
10:30 Coffee break and networking
10:45 Energy efficiency in industrial refrigeration
Alexander Cohr Pachai, Technology Manager, Sabroe factory (Denmark for Johnson Controls)
11:15 Towards sustainable refrigeration in cold chain
Arvind Surange, Fellow ASHRAE, CMD, ACR Project Consultants Pv.t Ltd.
11:45 Refrigeration energy use in transport and commercial food
Miro Donabedian, General Manager, TSSC
12:15 Prayer, conference lunch and networking
13:15 Driving Technology into Food Safety
Bobby Krishna T M, Food Studies and Planning Specialist - Food Safety Department, Dubai Municipality
13:45 Digitalisation of commercial refrigeration and automatic control
  • Cloud management systems in refrigeration
Danfoss (TBC)
14:15 Temperature abuse in frozen food and conforming of health and hazards
14:45 Coffee break and networking
15:00 Panel Discussion: smart equipment and digitalisation in refrigeration vs traditional refrigeration
16:00 Closing remarks and end of conference

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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 key 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 Risk management of ammonia refrigeration systems
  • 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 per formance
16:15 Closing Remarks – end of training

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