To secure a low carbon future, an alternative approach to heating the UK must be realised. Building on the success of previous fluid machinery seminars, Optimising Fluid Machinery: Heat Pumps and Hydrogen Boilers, will delve into the challenges of utilising hydrogen for heat and the electrification of heat pumps.
Currently, only hydrogen-blend boilers are available, meaning they still rely primary on natural gas. However, the mechanical engineering community is developing techniques and methodologies by which hydrogen may be incorporated into existing infrastructure and produced through lower carbon means.
To support the work being done in these areas and drawing on the specialist work of the IMechE’s Fluid Machinery Group, this seminar will focalise the competency of integral components (including pipelines and valves) as well as staging the fundamental challenge of hydrogen compression.
Alongside this, the wider electrification of heating systems has the capacity to play an integral part in transitioning to net-zero. Changing demands for global decarbonisation have created a competitive landscape for energy efficient technologies. As a result of this, the heat pump has become a popularised method for heating buildings with a low emission output. During the seminar, both the potential of heat pump technology and hydrogen to produce heat will be explored to support the ongoing technical work of engineers and manufacturers delivering decarbonisation at scale.
Join this event to:
- Better understand the current position of alternative fuels for heat production including the route to hydrogen powered solutions
- Gain an awareness of hydrogen compressors through use cases, key manufacturers and design specialists.
- Gather insight into the ongoing work required to support the wider roll out of heat pumps and supporting mechanical and electrical infrastructure
- Network with senior engineers, OEMs and fluid machinery experts in order to progress professional and industrial relationships
- Gain an overview of the work of OEMs and key competitors to better understand the future of the domestic heat industry
- Connect with engineers and stakeholders working to optimise their processes and pump component design
- Gather key regulatory updates and input from governing bodies and advisory institutions to ensure best practice
Fluid Machinery Group, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Early Bird discount ends on 26 April 2024
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