The 2015 IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Exhibition brings together manufacturers showcasing their latest industrial refrigeration products, services, innovations and technologies with decision-makers and technicians from the process industries and design/build companies attending the event to meet, network and learn. Manufacturers, contractors, trainers and other service providers from the industrial refrigeration industry will gather in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront to display their products and services on March 22-25. Among the international audience will be buyers and specifiers of industrial refrigeration equipment representing contracting firms and end-user facilities from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Asia  and Australia.     

IIAR 2015 show previewAt the core of the four-day program is the educational program. It includes peer-reviewed technical paper presentations, experiential workshops, interactive panels and technomercials.  Presentation topics range from global refrigerant trends to determining pressure drop through valves. The international program includes presentations in Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Fortunately for attendees, no presentation is out of reach: All technical papers presented in English will be offered with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, and all international language presentations will be offered with simultaneous interpretation in English. On Sunday, March 22, IIAR will host a half-day technical course on carbon dioxide refrigeration systems.

During “CO2: Design and Application in Industrial Refrigeration,” industry experts will teach the basic engineering principles needed to design, build and maintain CO2 systems.  From basic design principles to real-life case studies, this training will equip attendees with the knowledge needed to successfully understand the intricacies of CO2 industrial refrigeration systems. The limited-attendance course requires separate registration.   The regular technical program begins on Monday, March 23, and kicks off with the IIAR business meeting, followed by the keynote address. Rear Admiral Ray Smith will bring his experiences during his four-year tenure as commander of the 2300-strong SEAL force to bear as he helps attendees contemplate whether they have what it takes to train like a Navy Seal, and what that means for them in business.  

Following the keynote, a packed technical program slate includes:

  • Technical paper presentations on topics such as refrigerant pipe thermal insulation, ammonia dry expansion systems, low-charge ammonia systems,        thermal energy conversion, refrigerant and regulatory developments, evaporator runtime  and defrost frequency, refrigeration vapor valve sizing and using CO2 in evaporative condensers.
  • Eight workshops on topics such as low-charge ammonia systems, non-destructive testing techniques, Executive Order 13560, mechanical integrity and portable ammonia systems.
  • 10 exhibitor-sponsored technomercials.
  • IIAR committee meetings, code and regulatory update luncheon, panel discussions and networking opportunities during hosted breakfasts, breaks, lunches, receptions and banquets.
  • A closing forum on Wednesday, March 25, that takes a closer look at California codes and regulations.

Throughout the four-day event, the exhibition hall plays host to manufacturers displaying industrial refrigeration system products and services. Attendees can see first-hand some of the industrial refrigeration technologies they’ve learned about elsewhere. Each booth will be staffed with engineers experienced with ammonia refrigeration to help attendees learn more about exhibitors’ capabilities. While in the exhibit hall, conference attendees also can view technomercials: special presentations by exhibitors that provide practical information or training about a product or service. The technomercials are presented in a special meeting room located inside the exhibit hall. Each nearly half-hour session includes a question-and-answer period.

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Ammonia Leak Detection

ATI designs and manufactures a complete line of ammonia gas detectors both fixed and portable. Additionally, we produce gas detectors for 32 other toxic and combustible gases.

IIAR Booth 420

Analytical Technology Inc.
6 Iron Bride Drive Collegeville, PA 19462 800-959-0299

Prevent Stem Seal Leakage 

Armstrong International’s refrigeration valves feature patented stem packing and back seat design which prevents leakage and improves the life of your stem seals. They are specifically designed for use in industrial ammonia and large commercial halocarbon refrigeration systems, dual stem sealing, non-metallic main valve and back seating, and are in stock for immediate delivery.    

IIAR Booth 208 & 210

Armstrong International

Ammonia Compressor Pack

BITZER’s ammonia compressor pack (ACP) promises high efficiency at full and part load operation with high reliability. The modular design of the ACP combines two or three compressors, a common oil separator, and a frequency inverter to provide a broad range of operation in high, medium or low temperature applications.

IIAR Booth 519

4080 Enterprise Way
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Fax: 770-503-9440

Industrial Refrigeration Solutions that Work for You 

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.    

IIAR Booth 523 & 525

Fax 410-931-8256

Prevent Heat Losses with Closed-Cell Insulation 

Extol of Ohio Inc. provides closed cellular insulation for both below- and above-ambient process piping systems; specializing in ammonia refrigeration to cryogenic applications. We offer an extensive line of insulation and matching cladding to custom fit pipe, fittings, valves, mechanical joint, tanks, vessels and tank ends. Isocyanurate, cellular glass, extruded polystyrene (XPS), mineral wool, vapor and weather barriers, coatings, adhesives, sealants, accessories.    

IIAR Booth 113

Extol of Ohio Inc.

Industrial Refrigeration Valves from HANTEMP

HANTEMP Controls has released its first series of products for industrial refrigeration applications. COBRA-NECK stainless steel ball valve is the only ball valve designed specifically for the rigorous requirements of ammonia refrigeration applications. Rated for 750 psig (51 bar) SWP, the SSBV is available with EZWLD 316L stainless steel flanges or weld inline body. HANTEMP also is offering the SEE-SWITCH stainless steel float switch for level control.    

IIAR Booth 521

HANTEMP Controls

Enabling Reliable Refrigeration for Over 50 Years

Howden designs, manufactures, supplies and supports a large range of highly reliable and efficient screw compressors to a network of expert compressor packaging customers for refrigeration applications. Howden’s engineering expertise is coupled with the local knowledge of our nominated compressor packaging customers, enabling the strongest support for end-users.     

IIAR Booth 500

Howden Compressors Inc.

Fabrication Billets

Owens Corning FOAMULAR Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Pipe Insulation is the right solution for cold temperature insulation. Excellent thermal, moisture and compressive properties combined with quality fabricators, makes choosing FOAMULAR XPS an easy decision. Owens Corning has the quality, technical support and service needed to meet the challenges of the low temperature market.    

IIAR Booth 304

Owens Corning
(248) 449-8801

Increase System Efficiency with V300 Purger

The V300 purger from Parker’s Refrigerating Specialties Division can increase overall system efficiency by removing non-condensables from an industrial refrigeration system. The V300 offers RS485 communications capability, multiple onboard languages, and increased purge history compared to competitive solutions.

IIAR Booth 507-509

Parker Hannifin Corp.
Refrigerating Specialties Div
2445 South 25th Ave.
Broadview, IL 60155-3858

Protect Insulated Pipe and Ductwork

Polyguard produces systems that protect insulated pipe and ductwork. The company has recently introduced the optimal “Cold Service” System that includes Dow Styrofoam XPS Insulation. This system is ideal for ammonia refrigeration and other cold pipe applications where long-term performance is critical. In addition to Dow insulation, it uses Polyguard’s patented ReactiveGel corrosion inhibitors, ZeroPerm or Insulrap vapor barriers and can be covered against the weather by its Alumaguard family of exterior claddings. Polyguard is committed to innovation. It’s what we do.

IIAR Booth 704 & 705

 Polyguard Products Inc.