With more than 1,000 industrial refrigeration professionals in attendance, the IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Heavy Equipment Show is the largest event dedicated exclusively to industrial refrigeration held anywhere in the world. The Heavy Equipment Show moniker means exhibitors will bring full-scale systems to the show floor, exhibiting the latest equipment, products, services and technologies available in industrial refrigeration.

Manufacturers, contractors, trainers and other service providers from the industrial refrigeration industry will gather in the Renaissance Nashville Hotel & Convention Center to display their products and services on March 23-26. According to IIAR, the event attracts a highly qualified audience of industrial refrigeration decision-makers who represent contracting firms and end-user facilities from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Asia  and Australia.

The conference program kicks off on Sunday, March 23, with a free ammonia safety training program presented by the Ammonia Safety Training Institute (ASTI) in collaboration with IIAR exclusively for the 2014 IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Show. This half-day educational program is designed to strengthen relationships among industry professionals, public safety officials and the regulatory community by creating a stronger level of positive awareness and network engagement concerning ammonia safety. The training workshop covers topics including best practices in safety readiness, most effective PPE choices and general hazards of storage and use of ammonia. It will incorporate PSM/RMP information in regard to first response policies.

In the afternoon of Sunday, March 23, IIAR debuts its Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program Guidelines and presents strategies for implementing it in a facility. Topics include how to conduct effective audits for regulatory compliance and a discussion of PSM/RMP typical program weaknesses that are consistently arising as a result of regulatory inspections as part of OSHA’s National Emphasis Program. The fee-based workshop costs $250 for meeting registrants.

The conference program also includes:

  • Eight technical papers.
  • Eight workshops.
  • Five Spanish language technical papers and a Spanish language workshop.
  • Two in-depth panels.
  • 10 exhibitor-sponsored "technomercials."
  • IIAR business meeting, keynote speaker presentation, code and regulatory lunch, and networking opportunities during hosted breakfasts, breaks, lunches, receptions and banquets.

For more information about the 2014 IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Heavy Equipment Show, visit www.iiar.org

Check out these industrial ammonia refrigeration products from select manufacturers at IIAR 2014.

Bacharach Offers Economical Ammonia and Refrigerant Monitoring

MGS-150 Gas Transmitter is a scalable gas detection system with long-life, quick-response sensor options to provide real-time monitoring of ammonia, refrigerant, combustible, and toxic gases in addition to VOCs. Robust design, remote sensor and housing options allow units to be placed directly in areas where  detection is needed.

Visit IIAR  Booth 727

Bacharach New Kensington, PA 15068


Bitzer’s Line of Ammonia Screw Compressor Packages

BITZER now offers a line of small Ammonia Screw Packages ranging from 25 to 150 tons medium temperature and from 15 to 80 tons in low temperature. They can be custom engineered to your specification, and many optional accessories are available.  Booster models are also available on request.

Visit IIAR Booth 202

Bitzer US Inc.
(770) 503-9226


Industrial Refrigeration

Whatever your industry, Danfoss Industrial Refrigeration can tailor an industrial refrigeration solution that works best for you. Danfoss delivers customer-driven innovations based on deep industrial refrigeration industry knowledge through face-to-face local service. Products for industrial refrigeration include line components, mechanical and electronic controls, and variable speed drives. The award-winning Flexline™ valve station offers single weld-in housing for motorized, solenoid, and control valves.

Visit IIAR Booth 702 & 704



World Pioneers of Rotary Twin Screw Compressors

From pioneering the world’s first twin screw compressor in the 1930’s, Howden Compressors manufactures and supports a wide range of highly reliable screw compressors, setting the industry standard for industries including industrial refrigeration, oil and gas and petrochemicals. www.howden.com/compressors

Visit IIAR Booth 826

Howden Compressors Inc.


Enhanced Heat Transfer Solutions 

The expert in Heat transfer is now offering the ultra low charge SX chiller and the Isotherm Stainless Plate Evaporative Condensers. The SX compares to a flooded chiller in ability yet at 10 percent of a traditional charge. The evaporative condenser includes low HP, smaller footprint and a wide range of capacity. Brochures and information on all products at www.iso-therm.com and email at info@iso-therm.com.    

Visit IIAR Booth 717-719



Fabrication Billets

From a leader in Fiberglas pipe insulation comes FOAMULAR® extruded polystyrene (XPS) fabrication billets. It provides exceptional thermal efficiency, long service life, reduced overall installation costs and is manufactured in the USA

Visit IIAR Booth 722

Owens Corning
(248) 449-8801