NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A focal point of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Conference and Exhibition is the exhibit hall where representatives of more than 100 manufacturers, consulting groups, contractors, and trade schools discussed the latest developments in natural refrigerants. Every fourth year, as was the case this year, the expo takes on an added dimension with the designation as a “heavy equipment show.” Here, manufacturers of large machinery bring some of their latest developments, along with the range of products and services on display every year.
The following is an alphabetical listing by exhibitor of what was on display in Nashville.
AAIM Controls Inc. described its engineering, manufacturing, and support in refrigeration services.
ABE Refrigeration outlined its range of industrial refrigeration services, including project management, engineering, consulting, training, and parts services.
Acuren talked about its ammonia refrigeration inspection services.
American Industrial Refrigeration, a Corval Group Co., provided case histories of cold-storage projects in Texas and Iowa.
Airfoil Impellers talked about its design and production of fans and related air-moving equipment.
Airgas Inc. described its anhydrous ammonia Cold-Flo sampler.
AlfaLaval explained oil cooling with AlfaNova, a stainless steel fusion-bonded heat exchanger.
APSM GmbH noted its program for process safety management.
Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation, a segment of IIAR, had a booth to discuss ways to make tax-deductable contributions to support ARF’s education and research projects.
Armstrong Intl. Inc. showed a refrigerant loss calculator.
Ashworth Factory Service explained its spiral design and service support.
Ammonia Safety and Training Institute described courses it offers on a regular basis.
Analytical Technology Inc. showed self-checking gas sensors.
Baltimore Aircoil Co. highlighted, among a number of products, the CXVT evaporative condenser.
Bacharach featured gas-leak detection units for various building needs.
Bitzer had literature on its CO2 semi-hermetic reciprocating compressors.
Bonar described itself as design/build specialists.
Calibration Technologies Inc. had gas-detection products for ammonia and other refrigerants.
Camco Lubricants described what it has in ammonia refrigeration oils.
Century Refrigeration, a division of RAE Corp., a division of RAE Corp. reviewed its N Series chiller for bakeries, wineries, distilleries, breweries, and process cooling.
Century Refrigeration, a division of RAE Corp. showed the Dry Climate Series for desiccant drying.
Chester-Jensen Co. Inc. had information on its peak shaving technique for chiller and ice storage systems.
Cimco Refrigeration had fact sheets on a number of its industrial refrigeration installation projects.
Colmac Coil Mfg. Inc. talked about its reversible airflow evaporators.
Configured Control Technologies noted its EZ-Panel custom control panel configuration.
Cool Air Inc. showed a handheld ammonia leak detector among other products.
Cryoflex Insulation described Cryoflex for gas separation applications.
Cyrus Shank Co. featured relief valves, manifolds, and hand valves.
Danfoss had a number of products on display including the ICLX two-step, gas-powered main valve.
Delta-Tee Intl. Inc. had information of its manufacturing of heat transfer equipment.
Drägerwork AG & Co. highlighted gas-detection systems.
DualTemp Cos. Inc. had information on its involvement with ammonia refrigeration and process cooling installations.
Innovative Refrigeration Systems’ eCompliance explained that it had an Internet-based application that allows securely documented refrigerant inventory, recovery, and disposal.
Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. had a number of presentations at its booth on Vilter products and services.
Enceptia provided an overview of its fabrication products and services.
Evapco Inc. had a large booth with a range of products including the Ultra CPA critical process air system.
Extol of Ohio Inc. exhibited its fabricated insulated systems.
Farley’s SRP Inc. featured replacement parts for a variety of refrigeration systems.
Freije-RSC Engineered Solutions described itself as a contractor for custom refrigeration skid packages. The company also told attendees about its nationwide contracting services.
Frick by Johnson Controls showed the Quantum™ HD industrial refrigeration controller.
Garden City Ammonia Program shared information on its four-day seminars designed to teach operation, theory, and regulations for ammonia refrigeration and boilers.
Garden City Community College shared information on careers in industrial maintenance technology.
GEA Refrigeration North America Inc. showed its Omni™ control panel, billed as a user-friendly and versatile control system that features a high-definition, multi-touch screen.
GF Piping Systems described its piping systems for secondary cooling and refrigeration systems in ABS.
GFG Instrumentation Inc. had its 400 Series controller panel.
Gramma Graphics Services described its non-destructive ammonia piping inspection services using the LIXI profiler.
Hansen Technologies promoted its Lederle hermetic refrigerant pumps.
Hench Control Inc. had information on energy management system saving techniques.
Henry USA Mfg. reported on its response time for replacement of a heat exchanger.
Hillphoenix Inc. described its Advansor CO2 refrigeration systems for supermarkets.
Honeywell Intl. Inc. talked about gas detection for refrigeration.
Howden Group Ltd.’s booth personnel talked about rotary twin-screw compressors.
Howe Corp. had ammonia pump-out equipment.
Industrial Consultants noted how it trains safety and operating personnel.
Industrial Service & Fabricators Inc. talked about custom design and fabrication of pressure vessels.
Insul-Therm Intl. Inc. described its technology for insulation needs.
Integrated Circuit Systems described how it can help address the hazards of arc flash.
Interstate Chemical Co. Inc. talked about heat transfer fluid made from renewable resources.
Isel had information on a range of ammonia compressor lubricants.
ISN Software Corp. promoted itself as a global resource for connecting corporations with contractors and suppliers.
Isotherm Inc. had information on heat exchangers installed in an ammonia heat pump.
ITW Insulations Systems, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. described polysurlyn-lined aluminum elbows.
Jamison Door Co. highlighted its diversity in cold storage doors.
JanX, a subsidiary of Applus RTD, had information on how to determine the mechanical integrity of equipment.
Jax Refrigeration talked about its refrigeration services and parts.
Kathabar Dehumidification Systems Inc. talked about liquid desiccant solutions for reduced refrigerant charge.
Kuhlman Inc. talked about its design, installation, service, and parts.
Lanham Insulation Inc. had details on its mechanical insulation contracting services.
Lanier Technical College had information on its ammonia refrigeration training.
Logic Technologies Inc. noted its micro-controllers.
Logix featured a frost-detection system.
Ludeca Inc. talked about its VIBEXPERT FFT data collector and signal analyzer.
Marathon Electric Generators, a Regal Beloit Corp. Co., featured compressor motors for industrial applications.
Marking Services Inc. described its identification services for refrigeration equipment.
Mayekawa USA featured ammonia and CO2 chiller modules.
M&M Refrigeration Inc. described considerations in choosing CO2 as a refrigerant.
Miro Industries featured gas, mechanical, conduit, condensate, water, and steam supports.
MRBraz and Associates PLLC had information on engineering for cold storage and food processing facilities.
Paul Mueller Co. had information on its falling film chillers.
Multi-Winn America Inc. had product overviews on high-efficiency, low-noise, high-static-pressure, high-airflow, and corrosion-resistant fans.
Nikkiso Pumps America Inc. showed non-seal ammonia pumps.
Noble Americas Energy Solutions has what it called a range of energy solutions.
North Star Ice Equipment featured details on a stainless steel flake ice maker.
Omega Thermo Products featured falling film chillers.
Parker Hannifin Corp. had information on a valve station, electronic valve, and cartridge safety-relief valve.
PermaTherm Inc. talked about its insulation systems for such applications as HVAC ducting and chiller water pipelines.
PetroChem explained services that encompass insulation, metal structures, scaffolding, removable blankets, heat tracing, and lead and asbestos abatement.
H.A. Phillips & Co. featured an air purger.
Phoenix Air Systems talked about hygienic air handlers.
Polyguard Products Inc. showcased waterproof jacketing and vapor barriers.
Process Compliance Inc. noted its services related to compliance with OSHA 1910.119 process safety management.
The Pros Co. talked about reconditioning a piece of equipment to higher standards.
Process Compliance Inc. had a software program designed for the ammonia refrigeration industry.
PSRG Inc. shared information on how it can assist in developing a process safety management program.
Quote Software Inc. talked about estimating software that can be used to bid jobs and manage projects.
Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association exhibited its industrial refrigeration training, including frequently asked questions about the organization.
Republic Refrigeration noted it offers services in design, installation, and maintenance of industrial refrigeration systems to the food processing and distribution industries.
Schneider Electric talked about its condenser fan pak.
SCS Engineers reported on its risk management and safety services.
Select Technologies Inc. talked about its electrical design, start up and commissioning, and training of maintenance personnel.
Shambaugh & Son, an Emcor Co., talked about engineering and construction services.
Sinteco Americana Inc. said it applies research solutions in design, construction, and startup process systems.
SGS Refrigeration described its products made in Dixon, Illinois.
SmartWatt Energy Inc. noted its energy-saving efforts for various facilities such as those related to food processing and cold storage.
Stellar noted a range of services such as designing and building new systems to servicing existing systems.
Summit Industrial Products featured food-grade lubricants.
Summit Refrigeration Group Inc. noted service, maintenance, and parts aspects as well as its compressor rebuilding services.
Tanner Industries Inc. had information on ammonia safety and emergency response training.
TechCold Intl. had the Sync5 Micro, an industrial refrigeration optimization microprocessor.
Teikoku USA provided information on ammonia pumps.
Temprite highlighted oil management products for CO2 transcritical and subcritical applications.
Thermal Seal Duct said it designs and fabricates ductwork systems.
Thermofin had information on heat exchange coils, fans, defrosting, drip trays, and sound pressure levels.
Tracer said it has process safety management and risk management programs.
Tranter noted its shell and plate as well as welded plate heat exchangers.
TycoFIS had information on fire protection for cold storage and unheated warehouses.
VaCom Technologies showcased its refrigeration controls and energy-efficiency products.
Vahterus described its plate and shell heat exchangers.
Vogt Ice featured falling film chillers, bulk ice storage, and flake ice equipment.
Wagner-Meinert shared its design/build, HVAC, refrigeration, mechanical controls, and integrated safety solutions.
Weg talked about motors and soft starters.
Westermeyer Industries Inc. had information on oil pots, which are designed to collect and facilitate the removal of refrigerant and oil.
Witt exhibited its refrigeration system components.
Zero Zone Inc. described its manufacturing of refrigeration systems for the perishable food market, ice arena, institutional, and industrial users.
Publication date: 8/11/2014