A “transformation” is on the way for chillers and large air conditioning systems.
That’s the message from the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing Association (AREMA) and the Air Conditioning Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA), who together have organised a seminar series to help the Australian HVAC&R industry come to grips with these changes.
Named Future:Air, the seminars will run in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in May.
Future:Air will feature international guests Stephen Yurek, president and CEO of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) in the US, and Andrea Voigt, director general of the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE). Local industry expert and AREMA executive director Greg Picker will also provide an Australian perspective.
“The speakers will deliver vital information to an industry that must prepare now for the arrival of systems and equipment designed for both new technologies and a new generation of refrigerants that comply with a global phase-down of high global warming potential HFCs,” say the organisers.
“In addition to refrigerant changes, demographic and societal shifts are expected to result in a move toward the use of artificial intelligence, further uptake of wireless technologies and the Internet of Things.
“Already the industry is seeing the first changes in equipment to take advantage of these opportunities.
“Future:Air will also reveal the current and expected regulatory changes that will impact the design, purchase and use of chillers and large air-conditioning equipment.”
The sessions are aimed at a broad spectrum of the industry, including not just technicians and engineers but also businesses that own, manage or service chillers and large air conditioning equipment.
They will take place in Brisbane (May 20), Sydney (May 21), Parramatta (May 22), Melbourne (May 23) and Box Hill (May 24), from 7.30–9.30am. A full plated breakfast is provided.
Thanks to contributions from industry associations and corporate sponsorship, tickets are $99 per delegate.