The 2018 Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association annual national conference — taking place November 6-9 in Dallas — is more than just a conference. RETA 2018 is a champion for those working on the ground within and for the industrial refrigeration industry. It provides many opportunities for attendees to enhance their careers.

Attendees at RETA 2018 will include colleagues, leaders and policymakers in the fields of operations, engineering, management and compliance. Those attending can make new connections, take advantage of learning opportunities, and learn about industrial refrigeration strategies while earning PDH credits. 

The all-encompassing program of the RETA National Conference caters to all levels of experience and positions within industrial refrigeration. The program includes content focused on:

Review Courses and Train the Trainer Course

CARO, CIRO and CRES review courses as well as a Train the Trainer session will be offered in Dallas.

CARO and CRES review courses include a two-day education program and the CIRO review course. Train the Trainer course include a three-day program. All courses include applicable RETA books (which will be shipped to registrants prior to the class), handouts/speaker materials,16 PDH credits, and lunch each day.

Registrants also may opt to take the CIRO, CARO or CRES certification exams during the conference. Review courses and exam fees are not included with RETA Conference registration and must be paid separately.

  • Education to prepare attendees working in industrial refrigeration.
  • ANSI accredited certification to equip attendees with needed credentials.
  • Networking sessions to allow attendees to engage with other industrial refrigeration professionals.
  • Technical tracks to inform attendees about technology developments.
  • Events to entertain attendees.

The registration fee includes admission to the conference and exhibition; all coffee breaks, receptions and social events; the RETA awards banquet dinner on Thursday evening; a copy of the final program; and one copy of the conference proceedings.

A Star in the Industrial Refrigeration Field


The OS.A95 extends the capacity range of the BITZER ammonia screw compressors upwards and may be combined with the existing OS.A series in compounding operation. The intelligent control electronics ensures maximum efficiency at all times and monitors the application limits with the aid of the newly developed power and control slider. The integrated Modbus interface handles the communication with the overriding system controller. Visit RETA Booths 525 & 527.

Bitzer US Inc.


Ammonia and Solest Lubricants


CAMCO is an industry leader in synthetic lubricants. In addition to our ammonia and Solest lubricants, CAMCO offers lubricants for any refrigerant application. CAMCO also offers a comprehensive range of industrial lubricants for process gas, hydrocarbon gas, air compressors, vacuum pumps, hydraulics, gears, chains, turbine, landfill gas, field gas, chemical process and many NSF H1 and H2 food-grade applications. Visit RETA Booth 727.

CAMCO Lubricants


North America’s Largest Industrial Refrigeration Contractor


CIMCO Refrigeration offers full-service capabilities in engineering, design, manufacture, installation, and service of industrial, process cooling, and recreational refrigeration systems. For more than 100 years, and with key locations across North America, CIMCO has provided customized cooling solutions and service. Visit RETA Booths 724.

CIMCO Refrigeration Inc.


Ammonia Leak Detection

Cool Air Inc

For more than 35 years, Cool Air Inc. has been manufacturing ammonia leak

detectors for the industrial refrigeration industries such as food processing

plants, cold storage facilities, fish processors, utilities and more, in the USA and around the world. Cool Air Inc. leak detectors are reliable, have the longest-lasting sensor, and are the easiest to maintain of any detector on the market today. We also offer technical phone support and custom solutions.

Now offering long lasting Electrochemical sensor. Visit RETA Booth 726.

Cool Air Inc.


Renowned Refrigeration Pumps since 1953

Cornell Pump

CB Open Drive and Arctic King HT pump series: 

  • Cornell Reliable Design, Quality & Performance
  • Thousands of Installations
  • Superior NPSHR
  • 1800/1200 RPM Operating speed
  • Solids Handling Capability (CB)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Enhance bearing, seal, and motor life
  • Built-in Bearing Monitor; remote monitor optional (HT)
  • 1.25” to 4” pumps.

Visit RETA Booth 424.

Cornell Pump

(503) 653-0330

The Next Generation of Gas Detection for Industrial Refrigeration


Danfoss is proud to introduce a complete range of fixed gas detectors for industrial refrigeration applications.

The next generation of Danfoss gas detectors’ distinctive digital platform delivers multiple communication and integration options for improved operational reliability, system efficiency, and cost effectiveness. Visit RETA Booths 227, 225, 324 & 326.



Ammonia Compressors and Vacuum Pumps

FLSmidth Inc.

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 625.

FLSmidth Inc.


The Leader in Industrial Refrigeration

Frick Industrial Refrigeration

Frick®. The leader in Industrial Refrigeration. With unrivaled expertise, we provide world-class refrigeration technology that is reliably cold. We offer a full line of equipment for Food and Beverage applications: Low Charge Systems, Compressor Packages, Condensers, Evaporators, Heat Exchangers, Hygienic Air Handlers, Controls, Vessels and replacement parts for these products. Visit RETA Booths 411, 413 & 415.

Frick Industrial Refrigeration


Enabling Reliable Refrigeration for Over 50 Years

Howden Roots LLC

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 519.

Howden Roots LLC (dba Howden Compressors)


Decrease Energy Consumption and Noise with EMAX4 High-Efficiency Fan

Multi-Wing America

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. Visit RETA Booth 330.

Multi-Wing America


Pipe Insulation

Owens Corning

Owens Corning FOAMULAR XPS Pipe Insulation is the right solution for cold applications.  Excellent durability and thermal and moisture properties combined with quality fabricators, makes choosing FOAMULAR XPS an easy decision.  Owens Corning also has the quality and technical support needed to meet the challenges of the low temperature market. Visit RETA Booth 422.

Owens Corning


Air Handlers for Industrial Refrigeration

Phoenix Air Systems

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 637.

Phoenix Air Systems