Read our coverage of AHR Expo 2016

By team, Feb 02, 2016, 18:13 3 minute reading

Our team was on the ground last week at the 2016 AHR Expo, the USA’s biggest trade show for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, bringing you the latest news on all things natural. Read on to see our coverage!

Over 2,000 exhibitors and 60,000 HVAC&R professionals descended on Orlando last week (25-27 January) to discuss new developments in the natural refrigerants market.

Our reporters were on site to ensure that you didn't miss a thing! Please find links to all our AHR Expo articles below.

EPA rule to boost Bitzer's low-charge ammonia business
With the US Environmental Protection Agency warning of impending SNAP refrigerant proposals aimed at industrial refrigeration, Bitzer is ready with its line of compressors designed for distributed, low-charge ammonia and ammonia-CO2 systems.

Propane, variable-speed compressors rising to US energy efficiency challenge
It is common knowledge in the refrigeration industry that the US Department of Energy will impose aggressive new energy efficiency standards for commercial appliances from the beginning of next year. Natural refrigerants, in particular propane (R290), working in concert with variable-speed compressors, can help considerably in meeting the new DOE standards. 

CAREL aims for natural refrigerant version of HEOS system
In developing the HEOS Sistema, CAREL has come up with an environmentally friendly refrigeration system for supermarkets that was recognised with a 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the ‘refrigeration’ category.

New components at AHR Expo support growth of transcritical CO2 in US
New components needed to support the demand for transcritical CO2 systems in the US were in evidence at the AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, last week.

Parker updates subcritical CO2 valves
Responding to requests from OEMs to raise the maximum rated-pressure of valves for subcritical CO2 refrigeration systems, Parker Hannifin (based in Washington, Missouri) did so for several products that it displayed at the AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, last week.

Tecumseh debuts new line of small hydrocarbon compressors
Tecumseh Products, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, unveiled a new range of small compressors, the TC series, designed for hydrocarbons R290 (propane) and R600a (isobutane), at the AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, last week.

US demand for propane components surging
Interest in components for propane refrigeration systems was much in evidence at the AHR Expo last week.

Emerson thinking 'outside the box' at new Helix Innovation Center
On 17 December last year, Emerson Climate Technologies, based in Sidney, Ohio, held a ‘soft opening’ of its 40,000-square-foot Helix Innovation Center at the nearby University of Dayton, with a grand opening scheduled for the end of April.

Walgreens net-zero store wins ASHRAE technology award
Walgreens net-zero store in Evanston, Illinois has won the ASHRAE Technology Award in the commercial buildings category. CO2 refrigeration for heating and cooling is an integral part of the net-zero energy project.

Systems for smaller stores on the radar at AHR Expo
Among the AHR Expo’s Innovation Award winners, Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) received honourable mention in the refrigeration category for its transcritical CO2 TrilliumSeries Condenser, an adiabatic gas cooler.

Embraco unveils trio of hydrocarbon systems
Embraco, a Brazilian compressor maker, launched three hydrocarbon products at a press conference at the AHR Expo in Orlando.

RSES trainer tutors techs on hydrocarbon safety
Arthur Miller of RSES delivered an in-depth training session on hydrocarbon safety at the AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida. 

Click here to see our live Storify feed covering all the action on 25-27 January.

By team (@hydrocarbons21)

Feb 02, 2016, 18:13

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