Speakers - Daniel Colbourne and Paul Holborn
Organiser - Institute of Refrigeration
Paper 1 - This paper describes the development of low-GWP refrigerated transport systems for small and large trucks using R290. The overall climate impact of the refrigeration system is minimised both through improving energy efficiency and eliminating the GWP of leaked refrigerants.
Paper 2 - There are around 300 house fires each year where the fridge is cited as the cause. This paper
describes the examination of evidence of all domestic fires in London between 2005 and 2015 where fridges have been cited as the fire source. It describes the generic reasons for the cause and spread of the fire and potential
ways of constructing and using fridges to significantly reduce the risk, spread and consequences of these fires.