Chartered Engineer, MEng in Mechanical Engineering
Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE), Member of the Institute of Refrigeration (MInstR)
(Updated March 2019)
John joined Star Refrigeration in 2010 and worked in the industrial contracts design department of Star Refrigeration for 5 years. During this time he was involved in design and optimisation work for a wide range of applications such as process hydrocarbon refrigeration systems, two stage ammonia heat pumps, HFC power generation from waste heat, high ambient drilling mud coolers as well as traditional chill, cold store and blast industrial plant.
In 2015 he joined the consultancy group STS and produced a variety of work: Ammonia Hazard Assessments, PSSR examinations, specification writing and tender review, as well as bespoke packages of work such as secondary refrigerant analysis and controls troubleshooting.
Around 2016 onwards, the remote monitoring and analysis work became more prominent and he has since been leading the development of the new Ethos service. This service combines remote monitoring of equipment with bespoke analytical software. The purpose is to identify energy saving opportunities such as controls optimisation as well as offer consultancy support such as load determination and troubleshooting.
John has also been active academically, having presented three papers as follows:
• Challenges and learning from the remote monitoring and analysis of systems (Apr 5, 2018 The Institute of Refrigeration)
• Economic comparison of pumped carbon dioxide as a volatile secondary fluid against traditional glycol systems (Aug 22, 2016 12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference)
• Comparison of evaporative and air cooled condensers in industrial applications (Dec 4, 2014 The Institute of Refrigeration)