Speaker line-up announced for Star Refrigeration’s 2022 Roadshow


Presentation topics and speakers have been revealed for Star’s two half-day Roadshow events taking place in June.

The cooling and heating specialist presenters for Star Refrigeration 2022 Roadshow have been announced. Star’s roadshow will provide an opportunity for companies to get ahead of the curve with current issues facing the industry. The half-day CPD certified events will take place in Aberdeen on the 14th June and Glasgow on the 16th June and the presentations are free to attend for end-users operating refrigeration and heating equipment.

Star’s Roadshow speakers will provide information on energy and carbon reduction, legal compliance, proposed changes to the F-gas regulation, heat pumps and Health & Safety. Presenters will be supported by the wider Star team to offer practical and technical guidance that will help businesses address the challenges they are facing.

Calum Mckenzie, Star Refrigeration’s Regional Manager – Scotland, said, “We are delighted to announce our line-up of speakers for this year’s event. Our team of Star engineering and energy specialists have years of expertise and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to help businesses transition towards net zero. We look forward to meeting delegates from across a variety of industries including temperature controlled logistics, HVAC, pharma, food manufacturing and leisure and ice.”

Arguably the most topical subject facing the UK right now is the soaring price of energy, affected by issues such as the war in Ukraine, Brexit, and Covid. This brings a renewed focus on energy reduction and operational efficiency whilst still achieving the business’s required results. Star’s Regional Sales Manager for Scotland, Euan Duncan, will lead a presentation on energy optimisation, including a range of tools and techniques to measure and reduce energy consumption and improve overall plant performance.

A proposed revision to the European Commission’s F-gas Regulation was published in April 2022. Attendees have requested a session advising on the F-gas Regulation and refrigeration compliance, and Star has delivered. Adam Strachan, Process Cooling Technical Sales Specialist, will deliver a presentation explaining what the proposed changes could mean for businesses. This is a must-see seminar for any company still relying on f-gases in refrigeration equipment.

Stuart Webb will deliver a presentation titled ‘Future Refrigerants – What are the options?. As Star’s CO2 Market Manager, Stuart has over 15 years of experience working in the industry and is best positioned to advise refrigeration end-users who wish to future-proof their plants by moving away from f-gases to natural refrigerants including CO2 and ammonia. Stuart will run through case studies of projects from different sectors using sustainable cooling technology and will provide best practice guidelines.

Heat pumps were another popular topic requested by attendees. Star Renewable Energy Manager, Nicky Cowan has worked alongside industry and the Scottish Government to implement country–wide decarbonising strategies using water source heat pump technology. He will present on the benefits of heat pumps and heat recovery systems. Nicky will share his expertise on how businesses can capture and reuse waste heat to provide heating and hot water. He will also go into the advantages of using large scale heat pumps for district heating and provide examples of current successful projects including the award-winning Queens Quay heat pump in Clydebank and Bristol’s City Council heat pump.

All roadshow attendees will receive a CPD Diploma as proof of the learning received on the day. They can also book a one-to-one session with one of Star’s experts following the presentations.