While much of the buzz at the AHR Expo was on dwindling supplies of new HCFC-22, reclamation of that refrigerant, and use of alternative HFCs in retrofits, a number of conversations centered on alternatives beyond familiar HFCs.
The HVACR industry headed south in big numbers for the three-day Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo) recently. According to show promoter International Exposition Company (IEC), the 2013 Expo broke the all-time Southwest record for the event.
The 65th AHR Expo, held Jan. 28-30, has established four all-time records for Southwest shows. More than 52,000 attendees (35,000 visitors) filled the aisles of the Dallas Convention Center to see all the latest products and technologies.
LSB Industries, parent company of ClimateMaster, ClimaCool, IEC, and ClimateCraft, had more than 860 in attendance at its annual reception during the AHR Expo. The venue was packed with manufacturer representatives and customers from all four companies.