Spotlight on technology and legal updates at ACR show
Seminars on the latest ground-breaking cooling technologies, and vital changes in the law affecting the industry, are among the hot topics to be covered in the ACR Show seminars, the programme for which has now been published
VISITORS TO the show, which takes place at the NEC from 11 to 13 February, will have free access to the industry's leading experts from the UK and Europe. Topping the bill among the 38-expert led sessions are two seminars from Daikin UK, headline exhibition sponsor, with seminars entitled 'The biggest change to air conditioning since the introduction of the inverter' and 'Preparing for the refrigeration revolution'.
Jan Thorpe, event director, said: 'For the moment, the content of these seminars is under wraps. However, visitors to the show can be sure they will be among the first in the world to hear about important technical advances that
are expected to have a major impact on the industry in future.'
Visitors can pre-register to attend the show via the show website, with free access to seminars on a first-come, first-served basis.
As the big UK supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Sainbury's, Morrisons, M&S and Waitrose continue their push for ever-more sustainable stores, a key seminar entitled 'The greening of the supermarkets' will update visitors on the latest developments and thinking in the rapidly evolving food retail sector.
With the F-Gas legal review coming to a head, several sessions in the Business Programme (sponsored by HRP) will focus on what the changes mean for the trade and end users. A key seminar entitled 'The ACRIB F-Gas Debate: Is
industry paying too high a price for HFC leakage?' will update visitors on the content of the new regulation, and discuss the implications for the industry and its customers.
Further light will be shed on the important F-Gas and refrigerant changes in a seminar led by Graeme Fox, entitled 'F-Gas update plus the state of play on R22', part of a wide-ranging legal and business briefing hosted by the B&ES
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Group.
The session will include updates on the Renewable Heat Incentive, Changes to Part L of the Building Regulations and TM44, and Business opportunities in relation to air conditioning inspections.
Among the new technology updates is a seminar on the growing importance of noise control for refrigeration and air conditioning plant, with a briefing on a new approach called 'Dynamic Noise Control', claimed to be able to maintain chiller noise output below a pre-set limit, with just a small efficiency penalty.
As UK power generation faces a critical fall off in capacity over the next few years, a seminar on 'Virtual Power Stations - the potential for application of high efficiency heat pumps' will explain the principles behind this emerging technology and how it could benefit the industry.
With the search for safe, efficient refrigerants continuing apace, dedicated sessions will give updates on progress, including a seminar on 'The latest results from the UK's first HFO-based chiller to be installed in the field'.
There will also be perspectives on emerging options from leading refrigerant producers Mexichem and DuPont, plus a session on 'Avoiding the pitfalls of refrigerant conversion' from IDS Refrigeration.
Still on the topic of alternative refrigerants, Bitzer's Oliver Javerschek, will give an insight into 'The operating behaviour of CO2 booster systems', while 'The future of heat transfer fluids' will also come under the spotlight.
With energy efficiency high on the industry's agenda, Toshiba will give a session on 'The importance of part-load efficiency as a measure of air conditioning efficiency for the UK', plus an overview of the rapid emergence of apps for use by field engineers, as a means of streamlining equipment selection, system design, commissioning and maintenance.
For more details on visiting, go to www.acrshow.co.uk
For more details on exhibiting, contact Jan Thorpe on 01622 699113 or alternatively email jthorpe@ datateam.co.uk, or contact Karena Cooper on 01622 699150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1 December 2013