Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Show Returns to ColoradoWith more than 1,000 industrial refrigeration professionals in attendance, the IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Exhibition is the largest event dedicated exclusively to industrial refrigeration held anywhere in the world.

Manufacturers, contractors, trainers and other service providers from the industrial refrigeration industry will gather in Colorado Springs to display their products and services on March 17-20 at the Broadmoor Hotel. This event attracts a highly qualified audience of industrial refrigeration decision-makers who represent hundreds of contracting firms and thousands of end-user facilities from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

The conference program includes:

  • CO2 training program.
  • Eight technical papers.
  • Eight workshops.
  • Five Spanish language technical papers.
  • Two Spanish language workshops.
  • Two in-depth panels.
  • Eight exhibitor-sponsored "technomercials."
  • Networking breakfasts, breaks, lunches and banquets.

The CO2 program is planned for Sunday, March 17, from 1 to 5 p.m., so attendees interested in this session should plan to arrive on Saturday or early Sunday. The program will focus on the industrial use of CO2 cascade systems with ammonia as well as trans-critical systems using only CO2. The cost of the CO2 program is $300, and attendees will receive a newly updated IIAR Carbon Dioxide Handbook as well as four hours of supplemental experience-based education and PDH/CEU hours.

Other highlights of the conference program include the keynote address, which will be presented by Washington resident Ed Viesturs, who is widely regarded as this country’s foremost high-altitude mountaineer. Viesturs has successfully reached the summits of all 14 of the world’s 8,000-m peaks without supplemental oxygen, an 18-year project. He is one of only a handful of climbers in history — and the only American — to accomplish this. Viesturs’ motto has always been that climbing has to be a round trip, and he shares his approach and how it influences success during his keynote address.

In addition, the exhibition hall will display products and services from industrial refrigeration system manufacturers. The exhibit hall will be open before and after conference sessions to allow session attendees ample time to review products and services on display. To further attract conference attendees to the exhibit floor, the technomercials ? special presentations by exhibitors that provide practical information or training about a product or service ? will be located inside the exhibit hall. Each nearly half-hour session includes a question-and-answer period.

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