November 26, 2019
Contact: Monica Cardenas
Senior Director, Communications
Arlington, Va. — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) will host four free educational sessions at the AHR Expo, taking place February 3-5, 2019, in Orlando. No pre-registration is required and all sessions will take place at the Orange County Convention Center. Visit AHRI in the West Hall at booth 3300, where we’ll showcase our member companies and certification program participants, share information about our world-class standards and certification program, and provide details on certification programs, membership, technician training, and scholarships.
High Temperature High Ventilation Technology for Commercial-Industrial Buildings
Monday, Feb. 3, 9-10am; Room W312C
How can commercial-industrial buildings utilize high temperature high ventilation technology to provide efficient heating and ventilation? Attendees will learn about how gas-fired direct heating and forced ventilation appliances can help solve ventilation and destratification issues in warehouses, industrial, and high bay buildings.
Introduction to AHRI Sound Standards in Ducted Applications
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 12-1pm; Room W311B
In this session, attendees will learn about HVAC industry sound standards. A review of the fundamentals of sound will cover topics ranging from the decibel and hertz, to understanding the differences between sound power and sound pressure. A brief overview of the numerous AHRI sound standards will demonstrate that each standard can be used for more than just A/B product comparisons. A deeper dive into AHRI Standard 260 will demonstrate how AHRI sound standards enable member companies to provide consistent sound comparison data to customers while enabling customers to design projects to meet specific sound criteria in the occupied space.
Health, Comfort, Preservation: Bringing the Benefits of Humidity Home
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 3-4pm; Room W311B
Can humidity control at home improve your health? Recent research shows clear links between maintaining mid-range indoor humidity and occupant health. However, much of the discussion has been focussed on commercial buildings. In this seminar, we will focus on bringing the benefits of humidity control into the home. Attendees will learn about the science of humidity and health, and how indoor moisture affects both occupants and the home. We will explore the causes of indoor dryness as well as solutions for increasing indoor humidity during dry winter months. We will conclude with best practices to ensure the continued success of humidity control in the home including controlling condensation, understanding maintenance requirements, and educating homeowners.
Safe Transition to Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 4:30-5:30pm; Room W311B
The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) created the Safe Refrigerant Transition Task Force to help stakeholders prepare for the transition to low GWP refrigerants. An update will be provided on the progress of the task force, including a supply chain analysis (e.g., installation, maintenance, operations, shipping, storage, etc.) and stakeholder education.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRIs 300+ member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world.