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SNAPSHOT OF THE LATEST TECH, TOOLS, PROGRAMS AND MORE ON DISPLAY AT 2018 AHR EXPO The AHR Expo is the world's largest HVAC industry event, drawing in nearly 65,000 at- tendees and 2,000 exhibitors. As a professional in the indus- try, chances are you've heard of it, and maybe even know some- one who's attended. So why is the show so big? Put simply, it's the only event of its kind for the following reasons: SEE THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTS With thousands of products on display the expo is the best place to discover the lat- est equipment, systems and technologies — from complete systems engineered for large commercial and industrial buildings to labor-saving tools and profit-generating services. A few exhibits that attendees can look forward to include: > Variable frequency drives for HVAC applications — spe- cifically designed for building automation applications, help- ing minimize energy costs and maximizing occupant comfort > Upgraded Wi-Fi-connected thermostat technology that allows for control via iOS or Android apps, plus email no- tifications and advanced voice control > A digitally controlled mixing valve that provides fast, ac- curate temperature control for domestic hot water applications > New bionic impeller tech- nology with a special blade design, modeled after the tubercles on a whale to ensure an optimized airflow angle and reduced flow separation on the blade surface > A self-contained HVAC system for hazardous locations, designed to prevent an explo- sion by using only non-arcing components installed in a small, light-increased safety enclosure > An oscilloscope for testing motor shaft voltages, allow- ing contractors to determine if motors are at risk of premature bearing failure due to bearing currents > New electrical test me- ter technology for reliable, true-RMS measurements in crowded junction boxes or along conductors with inacces- sible end points, saving time, minimizing potential errors and greatly reducing the pos- sibility of arc flash > Software that allows engineers and designers to create air systems including both air handlers and rooftop units, plus the tools to design complex hydronics, steam, plumbing and variable refrig- erant flow systems along with control schematics > An array of tools, including heavy-duty wire strippers built with the durability of pliers and the sharpness and precision of a wire stripper, thermal imaging technology with Wi-Fi that uses a slim IR camera with an integrated touch screen, a handheld particle counter for indoor air quality investigations and a copper line cleaning tool that removes contaminants from existing refrigeration and air conditioning lines STAY AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION WITH EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS The AHR Expo's free seminar program puts the product experts front and center with more than 60 sessions during the show, offering practical so- lutions to real challenges, such as finding, hiring and retaining quality employees, improving the value of customer visits and eliminating the short-term need for more techs through better marketing, and more. The one- to two-hour semi- nars focus on a range of topics and are hosted by participating industry organizations, making them easy to find for a one-on- one follow-up session on the exhibit floor. These seminars and the ability to earn industry certifications are even more of an opportunity to expand an attendee's expertise — a vital component of staying ahead of the competition. GET NEW IDEAS BY NETWORKING WITH PEERS There is no substitute for face- to-face networking. With thou- sands of contractors, product designers, engineers, installers, end-users and other HVAC industry professionals from all over the world in attendance at the AHR Expo, there are count- less opportunities to make new connections, find peers facing similar challenges and discuss new ideas. With all of these reasons adding up to a productive and profitable experience, it's easy to see why the AHR Expo has become a vital part of so many professionals' annual plans. spotlight /AHR preview 1. Chemours Opteon XP44 2. Calefactio The ONE 3. Fluke T6 4. Danfoss Turbocor TTH/TGH 5. Setra FLEX 6. Triatek fume hood 7. Emerson compressor 8. AquaMotion Aqua-Flash 9. Regal 10. Spartan Bioscience 1 3 7 AHR Expo-Ready Expo: Jan. 22-24, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois 2 4 6 10 8 5 9 AHR EXPO 2018 INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS Building Automation: Setra Systems; Setra FLEX, a com- plete room monitoring and control solution (Booth 4021) Cooling: Emerson; Copeland Scroll, a two-stage compres- sor (Booth 5300) Green Building: Danfoss; Turbocor TTH/TGH High Lift Compressor (Booth 2510) Heating: Calefactio; The ONE, a three-in-one expansion tank, air separator and dirt separa- tor (Booth 7577) Indoor Air Quality: Spartan Bioscience; Legionella Detection System (Booth 8175) Plumbing: AquaMotion Inc.; Aqua-Flash under-sink hot water recirculation system (Booth 6816) Refrigeration: Chemours; Opteon XP44 Refrigerant (R-452A), a non-ozone deplet- ing, low-GWP, HFO-based refrigerant replacement for R-404A/507 (Booth 4544) Software: Regal; Browning Toolbox Technician Motor Efficiency Calculator for Apple and Android platforms (Booth 4945) Tools and Instruments: Fluke; T6 Electrical Tester that takes simultaneous voltage and cur- rent measurements without test leads (Booth 6549) Ventilation: Triatek; Stable Vortex II Fume Hood, a low- flow, high-performance fume hood that protects chemists from harmful dusts and vapors during experiments (Booth 4344) HVACPproducts.com HVAC & Plumbing Product News \ Winter 2017/2018 10

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