ACR Show 2016 Preview
UK: Seminars will be a prominent feature at the forthcoming sell-out ACR Show in Birmingham (February 16-18). We look at who you will see and what you will hear at the UK’s only dedicated event for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors.
The biennial ACR Show will feature over 100 companies exhibiting top brand products, offering live demonstrations and giving advice on affordable and efficient solutions.
In addition to the exhibits, the ACR Show will feature possibly the largest and most varied programme of air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump seminars ever mounted in the UK.
The ACR Show will feature three CPD-accredited seminar theatres: the Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Theatre, sponsored by GREE; the Refrigeration & Cooling Theatre, sponsored by Chemours and the Training & Careers Theatre, sponsored by Toshiba. In addition, the Institute of Refrigeration, is using the Show as the venue for its annual conference. Being held on February 18, the IoR conference will explore how energy and emission saving in component and system design are being achieved.
Training will also be a feature with the ACR Show hosting the national SkillFRIDGE competition for the first time. Six apprentices will compete in the 12 hour competition to test their skills in electrical wiring, fault finding, pipe work fabrication, joining of materials, commissioning, refrigerant charging efficient set up and recovery of refrigerant. Apart from vocational skills, the judges will be looking for ability to design, plan and effectively solve problems encountered in the test projects.
The Institute of Refrigeration will also be offering short training “taster” sessions.
According to IoR secretary Miriam Rodway it will provide visitors with an opportunity to learn something new and refresh their skills. The IoR will also be giving out certificates of continuing professional development, for those who take the optional evaluations.
Each session will last about 30 minutes and there will be membership discounts for any non-members who join on the day.
IoR members and service engineers can reserve their place in advance by contacting the Institute of Refrigeration direct. Places are strictly limited to 10 people per session. Sign up and walk-in places will be offered on the day if seats are still available.
For further information and to pre-register, visit www.acrshow.com
List of exhibitors an stand numbers
3T – Thermal Transfer Technology E25
AB Systems B7
ACR News Media Centre
AFR Refrigeration D10
Advanced Engineering G50
Air Conditioning Sales G1
Airflow Developments D40
Applied Product Solutions D43
Area Cooling Solutions C42
Arthur J Gallagher F30
Aspen Pumps F44
BSEE Magazine B65
Birmingham Society of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (BSRA) G31
Broughton Electro Air Products B6
Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) F30
Business Edge G20
CPA Engineered Solutions G51
CWB Wholesale B12
Carrier Rental Systems (UK) E52
Chemlink Specialties G46
City Lifting Ltd G2
Climalife IDS Refrigeration G22
Connecting Industry B67
DCI Refrigeration & Electrical F8
DJ Transport E10
Elitech (UK) B16
Emerson Crane Hire C47
Epix Systems E8
Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) F2
Fieldpiece Instruments E7
First Choice Refrigeration Spares Ltd D24
Fral UK D30
Fujitsu Air Conditioners C25
Gallant Group D50
Glacier Coldrooms D42
Gram UK F40
Gree UK C50
Green Zone Surveys E60
Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education G41
Harp International F60
Harris Products Group B60
Heat Trace B44
Heating & Ventilating Review Media Centre
Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe C30
Hydra Technologies G35
HygroMatik UK B41
ITE UK B35
Innotech Europe B30
Interactive Components H42
Javac UK C5
Johnson Controls Building Efficiency E14
Jumo Instrument Co A10
KE Fibertec UK G40
LF Spare Parts G48
Lawton Tubes D20
Lloyd Coils Europe B5
Lordan (UK) A5
MMotors JSC F4
Mastercool Europe C45
Mexichem Fluor F60
National Refrigerants E20
Oxford Hardware E68
Pentland Parts A20
Polar Pumps E6
Pole Star Products C40
Prihoda UK F50
Price TWA F6
Pump House E53
Rapid Positioning Clips D5
Regin Controls G21
Ritchie Engineering – Yellow Jacket G10
Rothenberger (UK) H6
S&P UK (Soler & Palau) H31
Sanctus Training E18
Sauermann UK C60
Scandia Refrigeration E30
Seeley International B64
Stanley Handling G30
SWEP International C53
Tenways Engineering – CoolAutomation D18
Tower Systems H51
Variohm Eurosensor E65
Vulkan Industries H5
WIKA Instruments D32
Zoppas Industries Heating Element Technologies E18
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