The ACR Show 2014 taking place at the NEC, on 11-13 February is the only national exhibition for the UK’s cooling industry and equipment end users.

Backed by headline sponsor Daikin UK, the exhibition is a must-attend event for all those who need to keep up-to-date with the latest advances in air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump technology, and the important legal changes set to take place.

The impending revision of the F-Gas Regulations is expected to restrict the use of high global warming refrigerants in the UK and across Europe, with important implications for future equipment choice and plant management.

The show provides an excellent opportunity for the trade and end users to see first-hand the new technologies and refrigerant solutions coming onstream to replace cooling systems based on high global warming refrigerants, and to ensure they comply with the new requirements.

In addition to being able to see the latest advances in equipment, visitors have free access to the UK’s top cooling experts in a programme of cutting edge seminars which will run in twin auditoriums throughout the three days of the exhibition.

Two parallel programmes will cover Technical and Business topics, with updates on what the industry and end users must do to comply with coming F-Gas changes.

Themes in the technical seminar programme include:

•          how to cut building energy use and running costs;

•          advice on compliance with new legislation;

•          advances in cooling technology;

•          the rise of ultra-efficient heat pumps;

•          choosing and using new green refrigerants;

•          harnessing virtual power stations;

•          new approaches to controlling noise.

Alongside the technical programme will be a series of high profile business seminars, sponsored by HRP, highlighting how companies can improve profitability, manage risk and exploit new opportunities.

The exhibition has the backing of the industry’s leading trade associations, including contractor’s organisation B&ES Association, manufacturer’s groups HEVAC and BRA, and the industry’s professional body, The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR).

Confirmed exhibitors include well-known companies AFR Refrigeration, A-Gas, Bitzer, Broughton, Charles Austen Pumps, Climalife, Comptec, CPS Products, GEA Searle, Daikin UK, Dean & Wood, Dupont, Foster Refrigerator, Harp International / Mexichem, Honeywell, Gram, JAVAC, Jumo, Lordan, Mastercool, Maxkold, Primalec, Teknic Refrigeration, and UR Refrigeration Wholesale, to name a few.

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