ARBS 2020 Speaker Series revealed

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Friday, 07 February, 2020

ARBS 2020 Speaker Series revealed

Some of the industry’s top names will be presenting at the ARBS 2020 Speaker Series.

A broad range of HVAC&R building services topics will be canvassed, including updates and trending issues.

The ARBS Speaker Series runs in conjunction with Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, ARBS 2020. Each session will provide attendees with invaluable learning opportunities and the opportunity to accrue continuing professional development (CPD) points.

Some of the presentations in the series will include:

  • Infrastructure Without Tears: How to transition from commercial to industrial contracts without losing your shirt — Melissa Kirby & Murray Walls, Sharpe & Abel & RMIT University

This presentation is designed for ambitious HVAC&R companies and commercial building services contractors wishing to learn both the theory and the practice of transitioning from commercial to industrial infrastructure projects.

  • Decommissioning of existing HFC based, air-cooled refrigeration plants and replacement with NH3 DX based solutions — Stefen Jensen, Scantec

An informative seminar which will detail the decommissioning of several existing HFC based, air-cooled refrigeration plants servicing a refrigerated warehouse and replacement of these with a central, low charge, dry expansion, NH3 based refrigeration plant.

  • The efficiency of air movement systems — Improve your ROI by focusing on upgrading your HVAC&R systems — Suzanne Lohmann & Thomas Heine, ebmpapst

This seminar will outline the new technologies and improvements that have been made on the European stage and shares tips and lessons learnt to enable Australasian designers to improve their systems. It will also explore the options for fan upgrades in commercial buildings as standalone or in combination with upgrades of other HVAC systems such as chillers, cooling towers, VAV systems and controls.

  • The Future of NABERS Energy — Corine Mulet, National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS)

This informative seminar will discuss emerging sector-wide trends that are being considered which include rise of net-zero carbon building design and a decarbonising grid. NABERS will speak about the findings of the project to date, proposed solutions, impacts to ratings, future plans and how participants can input into the project.

  • Cold Hard Facts: An Annual Update — Michael McCann & Peter Brodribb, Expert Group

This session will review the annual updates with a focus on changes to the bank of refrigerants in Australia. The review is expected to provide the annual rates of change in adoption of new technology and new refrigerants, data and trends that will enable improved forecasting of demand for HFCs against the Australian commitments to phase down HFCs under the terms of the Montreal Protocol.

  • Seismic Restraint of HVAC explained — Jordan Bartlett, Eurofast

This session will address Part B1 Structural Provisions of the National Construction Code of Australia which calls up AS1170.4 without exception, therefore including Section 8 Parts and Components which can apply to restraint of Building Services. The presentation will detail why restraints are required and who can design them, when section 8 applies to a building and what the listed exemptions apply to.

  • HVACPRO — AI: MPC for Optimisation of HVACR Systems with Hybrid Energy Sources including Renewables — Chirayu Shah, Subbu Sethuvenkatraman & Mark Hooper, Conserve It, CSIRO & Echuca Regional Health

This session will outline an artificial intelligence-supported model predictive controller (AI-MPC) framework using a high-level model to generate predictions of system load and resources to minimise operation costs. AI methods will be applied to continuously learn and update the system models based on feedback from measurements and to generate predictions and define optimal trajectories.

ARBS 2020 will be held from 19–21 May at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. For further information and to register visit

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