A society of active refrigeration engineers with hands-on experience, the LRS has a history which goes back 50 years.
The LRS meets socially during the cooler months for updates on technology, legislation and information on associated products.
The current venue is in South East London at The Greenwich Tavern, with the meetings scheduled on the second Thursday of the month from September to April, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.
Brendan O’Reilly from the LRS commented: “It is very informal and it’s a great society for your staff to belong to.”
The LRS was formed in the 1960s following the demise of the Refrigeration Serviceman’s Association, and aims to help engineers keep abreast of the latest developments in air conditioning and refrigeration.
As the gases carbon dioxide, methyl chloride, sulphur dioxide and ammonia fell from grace, the ‘non-smelly’, ‘non-flammable’ and ‘totally safe’ R12 and R22 compounds came into common use and membership grew.
The LRS is still comprised of hands-on engineering folk interested in improving and disseminating knowledge of refrigeration and air conditioning, and is affiliated with the Institute of Refrigeration.
Mr O’Reilly added: “We hope, through the keenness of new comers to the trade, we will still be around for another 50 years, helping to pass on our knowledge and encouraging suppliers and manufacturers to share their expertise and developments with the active guys at the sharp end.”
The LRS has now released its timetable of upcoming events, which are listed as follows:
14 September 2017
'The ins and outs of adiabatic cooling' – Zafer Ure, Eco-mesh
12 October 2017
'High quality air intake screens' – Richard Betts, Rabscreen
09 November 2017
'The cost efficient installation and energy controlled Tango Pump' – Shane Leather, Armstrong Fluid Technology
14 December 2017
'Teslamiser – continuity of cooling for data centres' – Tim Mitchell, Klima Therm
11 January 2018
'Fires caused by domestic fridges' – Mick Beasley, London Fire Brigade
01 February 2018
Joint meeting with the IOR at the London Southbank University – Chris Druce, Star Refrigeration
08 March 2018
'Condensate pumps as opposed to gravity drains' – Gianpaolo Ruvolo, Blue Diamond
12 April 2018
The London Walk.