13th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems

Conference agenda

Agenda will be defined closer to the Conference. Stay tuned.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ian M. Arbon CEng CEn

Title: Hydrogen and challenges it brings for our Net0 targets

About the author

Ian Arbon is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Registered European Engineer and a Chartered Environmentalist, with an MSc in ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’ and an MBA. Formerly MD of several UK gas compressor manufacturing companies, he now runs Engineered Solutions, a Sustainable Engineering and Management consultancy. Ian is a Fellow of IMechE; having chaired its Energy, Environment & Sustainability Group and its Renewable Power Committee, he has a long history in spearheading the Institution’s work in sustainable development; among other relevant reports, he was Lead Author of the Institution’s Reports(2009 & 2020) on ‘The Energy Hierarchy’.

He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Energy Institute, the Institute of Refrigeration and sits on the Council of the Institution of Engineers in Scotland. He has been a Visiting Professor in Alternative Energy at Newcastle University (where he taught an MSc Module on ‘Energy Policies, Politics & Ethics’, 2006-2019), an Honorary Professor in Sustainable Energy at the University of Glasgow and is currently a Visiting Professor in the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde.

Dr Jin Yan

Title: Low Carbon Heating Solution via Heat Recovery with Heat Pump

Summary: In order to achieve CO2 neutrality, the shift is to replace those onsite fossil fuel-based sources with electric-driven heat pumps. Danfoss is working on a distributed heat recovery heat pump system. It can be applied in industrial manufacturing process, flue gas recovery, colocation data centers, supermarkets, food storage warehouses, biogas facilities, smaller wastewater, etc. These applications usually make use of both the cooling and the heating heat pump output, providing a dual revenue stream and resulting shortened payback period. Several of these examples are going to be discussed in he talk.

About the author

Dr. Jin Yan is the VP of technology and the Director of Aero-thermal Engineering in Danfoss Turbocor. He manages the new compressors aero design and technology development activities in Danfoss. His team has developed many compressors such as TGS490, TGS380, and VTCA400 for low GWP refrigerants. TGS490 and VTCA400 both won ASHRAE innovation awards. Before he joined Danfoss, Dr. Yan was the manager of combustion aero in GE. His team developed aircraft engine/Gas turbine designs and prototypes for GE aviation, GE power, and GE Oil & Gas. He worked as the worldwide turbomachinery expert for Ansys before GE. He got his PhD in turbomachinery from Durham University in England.

Dr Markus Röhner

Title: Recent Innovation in Turbo-compressors

Dr. Roehner will address recent innovations in Turbo-compressors and latest developments of axial flow compressors. Moreover he will cover the breadth of applications of integrally geared compressors and gives an insight into the CCUS application.

About the author

Dr. Röhner studied at Technical University of Dresden and is a Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering. He started his professional career as research fellow at the Technical University of Berlin and at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology. Dr Röhner joined MAN Energy Solutions in 2013 and is actually Head of R&D Engineering Integral Geared Compressor and site manager of the MAN Energy Solutions plant in Berlin with roughly 350 employees.

Prof Graeme Maidment FInstR

Title: GreenSCIES – a smart local energy system in Islington that we hope to connect to city University

GreenSCIES – Green Smart Community Integrated Energy Systems.

GreenSCIES is a smart local energy system in Islington that integrates mobility heat and power and could provide low carbon and cost effective energy to the local community. It works by utilising renewable energy when it is abundant and sharing energy between buildings with complimentary demand. The scheme includes a data centre, a University and a number of residential housing blocks with distributed energy centres built around heat pumps. The presentation will describe the scheme an analysis of different heat pump configurations – showing the importance of the heat pump CoP in the commercial viability.

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