Learning at AHR Expo

More than 100 seminars, including many related to natural refrigerants, will be available at the Chicago show next month.

The 2018 AHR Expo (short for International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) has released information on educational seminars that will take place at the conference, which will be held Jan. 22-24, 2018 at McCormick Place, Chicago, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.

The 2018 event, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, will feature 100+ seminar and product presentations, including a number relating to natural refrigerants. It will also encompass 2,000+ exhibitors, and more than 65,000 attendees, including contractors, engineers, facility managers, distributors, OEMs and other HVACR industry professionals.

Among the seminars relating to natural refrigerants are the following:

  • New ASHRAE-Classified Refrigerants to Meet Society’s Changing Needs; speaker, Thomas Leck, ASHRAE; Sunday, January 21, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm; S105D
  • Global Trends in HVAC; speakers, Raphael Chalogany, Krystyna Dawson, Julia Evans, Lone Hansen ad Anette Meyer Holley, all of BSRIA; Monday and Tuesday, January 22 and 23, 8:00 am – 10 am; S102BC
  • Hydrocarbons as Refrigerants and Alternatives to HFCs; speaker, Arthur Miller, KAM Associates; Monday, January 22, 8 am – 12:00 p; S103D
  • Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants for Cooling Applications – Skills, Needs, Gaps and Solutions; speakers, Marco Buoni, AREA Association of European Contractors and ATF Training; Graeme Maidment, London South Bank University and IOR; and Miriam Rodway, IOR; Monday, January 22, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; S102A
  • Some Low-GWP Next-Generation Refrigerant will be Flammable: What does it mean to be Flammable?; speakers, Matt Guernsey, Navigant; Stephen Kujak, Trane, Ingersoll Rand; Gregory Linteris, National Institute of Standards and Technology; and Xudong Wang, AHRI; Monday, January 22, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm; S101B
  • Transcritical CO2 Condensing Unit, Driven by DC Inverter Technology, speaker, Brandon Marshall, Carel Industries; Monday, January 22, 3:55 pm - 4:15 pm; Theater C
  • Cooling Tower Fundamentals; speaker, Kent Marten, SPX Cooling Technologies; Monday, January 22, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm; S104A
  • Cooling Tower Water Treatment Fundamentals; speakers, W.E. Pearson II, Special Pathogens Laboratory; Jon Cohen, ChemTreat; Monday, January 22, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, S104A
  • Using Artificial Intelligence to Help Contractors “Get Savvy” in Their Service Business, speaker, Tom D’Amico, Coolfront Technologies
  • How Adding Thermal Imaging to HVAC/R Inspections Saves Time and Increases Revenue; speaker Bill Nolan, FLIR Systems; Monday, January 22, 1:55 pm – 2:15 pm; Theater C
  • Danfoss Oil-Free Application Solutions; speaker, Drew Turner, Danfoss; Monday, January 22, 3:45 pm – 4:05 pm; Theater B
  • Closing the Loop – Which Method is Best for Your Heat Rejection System?; speaker, Benjamin Cohen, Baltimore Air Coil; Tuesday, January 23, 8:30 am – 9:30 am; S103D
  • Danfoss Turbocor High Lift Compressors for Optimized Chiller Applications, Tuesday, January 23, 10:45 am – 11:05 am, Theater A
  • Bridging the Gap: Protecting a Supermarket’s Fresh Food During a Power Outage; speaker, Scott Wehun, Econofrost Night Covers; Tuesday, January 23, 2:05 pm - 2:25 pm; Theater C
  • Mechanical Equipment Room Safety: MSA Chillgard 5000 Refrigerant Leak Detection; speaker, Natalie Silva, MSA – The Safety Company; Tuesday, January 23, 2:45 pm – 3:05 pm; Theater B
  • Use and Benefits of a Good Filter Drier in an ACR System; speaker, Vikash Sekhani, Dry All; Tuesday, January 23, 3:05 pm – 3:25 pm; Theater C
  • Remove the Scavenger Hunt from HVAC/R Service Appointments; speaker, Billy Marshall, ServiceTrade; Tuesday, January 23, 3:35 pm – 3:55 pm; Theater C
  • Utilizing Variable Frequency Drives; speaker Tom Lowery, Schneider Electric; Tuesday, January 23, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm; S101B
  • Wireless Monitoring of Refrigerant Pressure & Temperature – Technical Breakthrough; speaker, Chris Gamm, Transducers Direct; Tuesday, January 23, 4:05 pm – 4:25 pm; Theater C

By Michael Garry

Dec 19, 2017, 01:26




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