Joint IBD/BFBi Midlands Sections Annual Engineering Symposium

Heating & Refrigeration

THURSDAY, 23 February 2023. 12:30 arrival for 13:00 start. 17:00 end.

By the Midland Section

THURSDAY, 23rd February 2023.

12:30 arrival for 13:00 start. 17:00 end.

Briggs of Burton PLC

Briggs House, Derby Street

Burton upon Trent

DE14 2LH


The 2023 Annual Joint IBD/BFBi Engineering Symposium organised by the Midlands Sections will be held at Briggs of Burton PLC on Thursday 23rd February 2023.

Four papers will be presented on the themes of “heating & refrigeration”. Briggs of Burton Plc, who are experts in this particular field, are hosting the event and will provide a cold buffet at the end of the papers.  

There is ample parking available on site.



  • 12:30:  Arrival, registration
  • 13:00 1st session to be chaired by the IBD

Session 1

Nick Jones, Senior Project Manager - Lorien Engineering Solutions

Project Life Cycle, Structured Approach to Projects (with a refrigeration example) 

Session 2

David O’Brien, Consultant - Star Technical Solutions

Refrigeration theory & Refrigeration practice + the refrigeration cycle + Principal plant items

  •  14:30 2nd session to be chaired by the BFBi

Session 3

Andrew Mielienewski, Head of Technical Sales – Briggs of Burton PLC
Application of heat pumps in breweries and distilleries

Session 4

Colin Morgan, Technical Manager - Alfa Laval

Theory and practice of heat transfer in breweries

  • Final Plenary Q&A followed by tour of Briggs’ Global Technical Centre and buffet before heading into Burton to sample the best Burton pubs have to offer.


How to register

There is no charge for IBD members, the total hospitality package is kindly being sponsored by the hosts, Briggs of Burton Plc.

If you wish to attend, please respond by email as soon as possible, but no later than Friday 18th February 2023, to John Round (Treasurer IBD Midland Section). If the event becomes full, preference will be given to IBD Diploma candidates.
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