AHR Expo returns to Atlanta

The giant trade show will take place in the Georgia capitol – near several manufacturers of natural refrigerant equipment – for the first time since 2001.

The AHR Expo, which bills itself asthe world’s largest HVACR marketplace, will return to Atlanta, Ga., for the first time since 2001 for its 2019 event, January 14-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The Atlanta area is home to several of the OEMs and component makers serving the natural refrigeration industry, including Hillphoenix, Bitzer, Hussmann, Heatcraft, Nidec-Secop and Carlyle.

The AHR Expo will feature more than 2,100 exhibitors and over 120 educational sessions, including an overview by shecco of global market and policy trends for CO2and ammonia in refrigeration (see below). The show’s more than 60,000 attendees include OEMs, engineers, contractors, component manufacturers, distributors, and facility operators spanning the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors.

Exhibitors offering natural refrigerant-related equipment include: Stellar (booth B244), Blissfield Manufacturing(B851), Tecumseh Products (B1327), Emerson (B2219), Carel USA(B2255), Keeprite Refrigeration (B2260), Parker Hannifin (B2349), Carlyle Compressor (B2931), SWEP North America (B2953), Super Radiator Coils (B3735), Modine Commercial and Industrial Solutions (B3275), Wieland Copper Products (B5770), ebm-papst (C5819)Baltimore Aircoil (C6531) and Embraco North America (C7431).

In the refrigeration category, the AHR Expo Innovation Award will go to Emerson for its Copeland Scroll fractional-horsepower low-temperature compressors, which use liquid injection technology and cooling discharge temperatures to reduce compressor stress and meet federal regulatory requirements.  Finalists include Baltimore Aircoil for its TrilliumSeries adiabatic condenser and DunAn Microstaq for its Silicon Refrigeration Valve,

The following educational sessions are related to natural refrigerants:

  • Trends in the Global HVAC Market, Jan.14, 9-11 am, room B312. BSRIA executives will present the latest global trends from the HVAC markets, including a detailed look at the U.S.
  • DOE Regulations and the HVAC&R Industry, Jan. 14, 10:45-11:05 am, Theater A-room C101. Nidec Motor will discuss upcoming changes in Department of Energy regulations and their impact on the HVAC&R industry.
  • Low-GWP Refrigerants: Components and System Designs, Jan. 14, 11 am-noon, B313a. This seminar will present the performances of a variety of lower-GWP alternatives at various temperatures, and how to adopt them in system design. Speakers include Pega Hrnjak, Creative Thermal Solutions and the University of Illinois; Paul de Larminat, Johnson Control Industries; and Craig Bradshaw, Oklahoma State University.
  • Update on Global Policies and Programs for Best Use of Refrigerants, Jan. 14, 2:15-3:45 pm, B313b. This session provides updates on global refrigerant regulations and efforts for the best use of refrigerants. Speakers include Antonio Bouza, Department of Energy; Didier Coulomb, International Institute of Refrigeration; Ayman Eltalouny, UNEP; and Yunho Hwang, University of Maryland.
  • Global Market and Policy Trends for CO2 and Ammonia in Refrigeration, Jan. 15, 10:30-11 am, B316. Marc Chasserot, CEO of shecco (publisher of Accelerate America), will evaluate the key market, technology and policy trends for CO2 and ammonia, presenting data on the number of installed applications and comparing the evolution globally.
  • Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants for Cooling – Skills, Needs and Solutions, Jan. 15, 2:30-4:30, B315. This session will draw from the EU’s “Real Alternatives 4 Life,” which provides training materials to address the skills barriers to the widespread adoption of natural refrigerants. Speakers include Didier Coulomb, International Institute of Refrigeration; Marco Buoni, AREA Association of European Contractors and ATF Training; and Graeme Maidment, London South Bank University and the Institute of Refrigeration.

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By Michael Garry

Dec 10, 2018, 22:32

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