2002 SAE Automotive Alternate Refrigerant Systems Symposium

Call for Papers & Presentations

A Call for Papers & Presentations is being issued for the 2002 SAE Automotive Alternate Refrigerant Systems Symposium, July 9-11, 2002, at the Resort Suites Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In response to concerns about the emissions of man-made greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere, the mobile air conditioning industry has been investigating ways to reduce GHG emissions. As part of this international activity, SAE, through the Cooperative Research Alternate Refrigerant Program, is now completing the industry supported laboratory study of alternate refrigerant systems. In an effort to provide industry focus on this issue, SAE is convening this fourth industry summer meeting and is asking you and your company to participate.

With the advent of vehicle 42-volt electrical systems and hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles; mobile air conditioning systems require new concepts to provide passenger compartment heating and cooling. The use of hermetic refrigerant cooling systems, heat pumps and electric systems for heating and defrosting provide new challenges for the industry. Since vehicle air conditioning systems must provide total vehicle occupant comfort and safety, the 2002 Symposium will include the discussion of heating and cooling technology needed to meet these vehicle requirements.

Abstracts for presentations are now being invited on the following subjects for application in today's vehicles and tomorrow's 42-volt electrical systems, electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles:

  • alternate refrigerant system designs
  • heating and cooling system concepts
  • controls for mobile air conditioning systems
  • heating and cooling systems components ( heat exchangers, A/C hoses, seals, compressor lubricants, and reliability, durability and safety issues)
  • service equipment including system charging and leak detection technologies

Abstracts should be 100 words or less and include tentative title, presenter's name and contact information. Abstracts should be submitted by May 1, 2002, to Julie Rubright at julier@sae.org.

Other features of the conference will include:

  • Updates on the new SAE standards covering system design, service equipment and technician service procedures for mobile air conditioning systems.

  • A limited ride program to evaluate the cooling capability of production vehicles including hybrids and experimental vehicles with alternative air conditioning systems. (Interested companies with experimental air conditioning systems or heating cooling system concepts are encouraged to provide demonstration vehicles for the ride evolutions.)

  • Sponsorship opportunities for this Symposium exist to profile companies and enhance networking functions.

Even if you do not plan to make a presentation, please mark you calendar for this important event.

For more information, contact Julie Rubright at 724/772-8545; email: julier@sae.org.