The Conference Planning Group is meeting regularly to continue the organisation of the event. Contingency plans are in place and we can confirm that the conference will take place in July either as a virtual online event or as an in-person conference in Glasgow. Save the dates in your diary for this celebration of William Rankine, heating, cooling and power generation.
The aim of the event is to bring together the disciplines of RACHP and ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) to explore their common challenges and learn from each other about the solutions being developed to tackle them.
Why should you attend?
Over three days, with an anticipated 120 papers, delegates will explore research and developments in the closely related fields of power cycles, working fluids, and RACHP applications. They will take away insights into new opportunities to deliver efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.
In the 150 years since William Rankine developed his power generation cycle, the world has changed enormously in both terms of the technology available and the political landscape. Sustainability and environmental issues are now a major issue and a driving force behind legislation.
In an era where there is increasing demand for energy while at the same time fossil fuels are being phased out, Rankine’s power generation cycles will only become more important. While William Rankine would recognise the underlying science that is currently in use the application of his technology is vastly different. This conference will spend time exploring the legacy of William Rankine, looking at his ground-breaking research to see what modern engineering can learn from this great Victorian innovator. It will also look to the future and offer a forum where the different disciplines of power generation, refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pumps can come together to discuss their common challenges and learn from each other about the different solutions that are being developed to tackle them.