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Cool Insights Webinar: Estimating Cooling Demand and Electrical Power Demand of Walk-In Cold Rooms (2/2)

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm CET


Off the back of the release of a Guide advising on their design and implementation, we are delighted to announce the second webinar in our "Cool Insights" series highlighting the use of walk-in cold rooms for precooling and storage of fresh produce in the Global South.


The “Walk-In Cold Rooms: A Practitioner’s Technical Guide” consolidates the current state of the art technologies used in designing and operating walk-in cold rooms that are well suited for hot climates, especially in off and weak-grid areas. The guide presents practical guidance for developers, owners, operators and suppliers to make informed decisions when specifying, installing and operating precoolers and cold rooms.


Experts who participated in the drafting of this Guide, brought together by the IIR for the second webinar in this series, will present an overview of best practice concerning the design and sizing of cooling and power equipment, aimed in particular at suppliers, designers and contractors.


How Much Cooling is Enough Cooling?

Estimating Cooling Demand and Electrical Power Demand


Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm CET



Moderator: Monique Baha (IIR)

  • 3.00pm - Introduction/welcome - Souhir Hammami (IIR)
  • 3.10pm - Helicopter view of the flowchart of the Guide - Giovanni Cortella (University of Udine)
  • 3.15pm - Cold room plant and power sizing
  1. Sizing as a process - Giovanni Cortella (University of Udine)
  2. Cooling for storage vs. pre-cooling - size of room and air flow - Bas Hetterscheid (Wageningen University & Research)
  3. Quantifying cooling demand and plant sizing - Jeremy Tait (Tait Consulting GmbH)
  4. Types and size of power supply - Victor Torres Toledo (Solar Cooling Engineering GmbH)
  • 4.00pm - Q&A to explore challenges faced by designers - Monique Baha (IIR)
  • 4.20pm - VeraSol QA framework - Jeremy Tait (Tait Consulting GmbH)
  • 4.25pm - Resource list and close - Souhir Hammami (IIR)


This webinar will be delivered in English, with simultaneous live translation into French.


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To produce this guide, the IIR worked in partnership with the Efficiency for Access coalition, the Postharvest Education Foundation, the SELCO Foundation, Wageningen University & Research, ESMAP Efficient Clean Cooling Program and many others.


Funding from ESMAP Efficient Clean Cooling Program and the Efficiency for Access coalition helped make the work possible.


  • Date : June 11, 2024
  • Address : Online