Industrial refrigeration education is front and center at the annual meeting of the Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association. Show visitors who attend the conference program and refrigeration review course can earn up to 28 PDHs while those attending just the conference program can earn up to 15 PDH. Professional development hours earned at the RETA conference can be applied toward CIRO, CARO, CRES and RAI certification maintenance.

The conference program is organized into four tracks: compliance, management, operators and engineering. Hands-on and exhibitor presentations called “hot point sessions” round out the conference, which will be held October 4-7 at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Targeted Sessions. Compliance track topics include enforcement actions and updates through OSHA and EPA, common deficiencies of the CALARP/RMP/PMS program and hydrostatic releases. Management track sessions focus on understanding RAGAGEP and meeting industry regulatory standards as required by the FDA, EPA and OSHA. Operator track presentations include shaft-alignment practices for compressors and other rotating equipment, low cost refrigeration energy-efficiency improvements and oil analysis. The engineering track includes presentations on double-suction risers and variable-frequency drives, comparing low ammonia charge refrigeration systems, and ammonia charge minimization.

Hands-On Sessions. Five sessions — focusing on liquid line break, pressure-relief valves, oil draining, dump systems and water testing your ammonia — each are offered four times to allow all interested attendees to enjoy these hands-on sessions. Learn by doing at these special presentations.

Exhibits. More than 120 manufacturers and suppliers will have booths in the exhibit hall. See, touch, feel and learn about innovative new technologies and identify new suppliers and partners for your industrial refrigeration operation. Attendees also can meet vendors at the hot point presentations, a complimentary business lunch and the awards banquet.

Also, immediately preceding the conference, RETA will host two separate, two-day courses that can help attendees prep for specific RETA certification exams (CIRO, CARO or CRES).

Again in 2016, RETA has developed an app for its conference that allows conference attendees to find exactly what they need when they need it. Interactive tools provide real-time updates and information on scheduling, locations and social connections.

For more information or to register for the RETA national conference, call 844-801-3711 or visit

See these industrial refrigeration products on the show floor at RETA in Las Vegas!

Model E12-15 Infrared Ammonia Gas Sensor/Transmitter

ATI’s new high range IR NH3 gas detector is available for the following ranges: 0 to 1 percent, 2 percent, 5 percent, 10 percent and 15 percent. It outputs a 4 to 20 mA analog signal over these ranges. The sensor is CSA approved for Class 1, Division 1, Groups B, C, D and T5 applications. Visit RETA Booth 513. 

Analytical Technology

Screw Compressors for Process Cooling, Data Centers

Bitzer’s new 95 Series ammonia screw compressor, at 700 cfm, is nearly double the size of Bitzer’s next largest open drive screw. It features a slide valve, variable VI and intelligent electronic controls that are integrated via Modbus Interface to any controller to make it easy to install, easy to use and it offers maximum reliability. Visit RETA Booth 313.

Bitzer US Inc.

Industrial Refrigeration Solutions 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 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 RETA Booth 223.


Closed-Cell Insulation for Process, Refrigeration

Extol, a leading fabricator of closed-cellular insulation for process and refrigeration systems, offers polyisocyanurate, extruded polystyrene (XPS), cellular glass, phenolic and mineral wool or perlite to custom fit pipe, fittings, valves, tank or vessel sidewalls and heads or ducts. Complete your project with matching metal, PVC or GRP jacketing systems, vapor or weather retarder coatings, adhesives or sealants. Visit RETA Booth 419.

Extol of Ohio Inc.

Ammonia Compressors and Vacuum Pumps

Developed from Fuller technology, FLSmidth’s Ful-Vane ammonia compressors and vacuum pumps have over 85 years of proven technology. Many original units are still operating as efficiently as new. Our Service Centers provide the best local support: 24/7 emergency service, equipment exchange and consignment programs. Visit RETA Booth 544.

FLSmidth Inc.

The Market Leader for Over 125 Years

Engineering creativity; a proud, highly-skilled manufacturing team; and the most elite installation contractors in North America have made Frick® the heart of industrial refrigeration for over one hundred twenty-five years. Buy with confidence, specify Frick. Visit Booth RETA 449.

Frick Industrial Refrigeration/Johnson Controls
Fax 717-762-1305

Industrial Refrigeration Controls with Rust-Proof Stainless Steel Control Modules

Hantemp Controls offers new industrial refrigeration controls using building block concepts to create compact, rust-proof stainless steel control modules. The RR flexible stations, consisting of modular Hantemp regulators/solenoids connected to QSV service valves for simple welding installations, are easy to repair or remove for new projects or alterations. Visit RETA Booth 325.

Hantemp Corp.

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. Visit RETA Booth 500.

Howden Compressors Inc.

Decrease Energy Consumption and Noise EMAX4 High Efficiency Fan

Multi-Wing’s EMAX4 fan offers up to 77 percent total efficiency. EMAX4 has a computer-optimized blade design for maximum performance. Customized for your requirements, EMAX4 decreases noise by 2 to 3 dB and reduces energy consumption in air-cooled condensers, chillers, cooling towers and evaporators. Configure your fan at Visit RETA Booth 304.

Multi-Wing America

Learning from the Past to Engineer Your Successful Future

Come celebrate the centennial of Refrigerating Specialties with us as we highlight our new Real Solutions products which will raise the stakes of your games in the future.  Thank you for being part of our successful history and see how our Real Solutions offering can reduce installation costs, improve system efficiencies, enhance safety systems and extend product life cycles. Learn how we can engineer your successful future. Visit RETA Booth 408. 

Parker Refrigerating Specialties
Fax 708-681-6306

Air Handlers for Industrial Refrigeration

Critical process and hygienic air handlers and drip-resistant stainless air diffusers are perfect for industrial refrigeration applications. Part of a food production facility’s HAACP plan, our units provide air filtering, cooling, dehumidification, condensation control, outside air, room pressurization and heated air for room wash-down shifts. Quick ship lead times. Visit RETA Booth 547.

Phoenix Air Systems
Fax 507-451-9185

RG-2400 Stops Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Cold

For over 50 years, Polyguard has offered weather and vapor barrier systems to keep pipe and duct insulation dry. We also offer a unique ReactiveGel coating to stop corrosion under insulation (CUI). Polyguard RG-2400 has been specified on ammonia refrigeration systems by many of the leading food manufacturing companies in North America to stop corrosion under insulation and keep existing facilities operating with little downtime. Visit RETA Booth 425.

Polyguard Products