FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.  Industrial Cooling Inc. of Freeport New York hosted the 24th Annual Meeting of the Chiller Systems Group (CSG), April 25-27, 2018, in Ft. Lauderdale. Industrial Cooling is an independent central chiller service contractor in Manhattan.

CSG, founded by the late Robert H. Owens of Owens Companies Inc. in conjunction with Pat Rucker of Entech Sales and Service of Dallas Texas in 1994, represents the best and brightest of the Independent Central Chiller Service organizations in the country.

Over 110 members, guests, and sponsors attended the three-day meeting. The opening reception took place at the Riverside Hotel as the attendees gathered for a sunny patio meet and greet. The meeting kicked off the next day with a full agenda of presentations by members and sponsors as well as committee reports, and updates.

Presentations were made by Trane, Bitzer, Financial Risk Solutions, MCS Controls, Summit Refrigerants, Midwest Parts, Optimum Energy, Bacharach, and Scale Free Systems. The group heard of the latest technologies related to the service, operation, and upgrades of central chillers and plants. Also included were multiple discussions on the ever-changing world of new and replacement refrigerants.

A highlight of the meeting was the presentation by member Vito Costanza of Industrial Cooling on the state-of-the-art TurboChyll HORIZON Control system  developed by Industrial Cooling for the control of steam driven central chillers. This package is the GEN II of their very successful LEEF Chiller panel now offering API safety and the only IOLINK network in chiller controlling. With nearly 100 TURBOCHYLL systems throughout Manhattan and beyond, these packages are setting the standard in reliability and efficiency throughout the Industry and a demonstration of the independent CSG innovators spirit.

The next meeting of the Chiller Systems Group will be in the Spring of 2019 in Louisville, KY hosted by Alpha Mechanical Service, Inc. A final date has yet to be determined.

Publication date: 7/13/2018 

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