Chillers and air conditioners are well-established technologies. But they are about to change, a lot.
A transformation is emerging because of environmental requirements and technological capacity that will have a profound influence in the design, performance, use and maintenance of this equipment over the coming decades.
For this reason, Future:Air – a partnership between the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing Association (AREMA) and the Air Conditioning Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA) – will present breakfast seminars in Brisbane, Sydney, Parramatta (NSW), Melbourne and Box Hill (VIC) from May 20-24, 2019 to help businesses who own, manage or repair chillers and large air conditioning equipment prepare for these changes.
These seminars will be presented by international and Australian speakers who are recognised globally as thought leaders and authorities in the air conditioning and refrigeration sectors, who will draw significant interest from the broader industry.
(Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute)
In an international survey of organisations representing chiller manufacturers, over twenty “industry disrupters” were identified. These disrupters are projected to dramatically transform the design, installation, usability and service of these types of equipment.
In the survey, there was broad agreement that the need to respond to climate change and energy scarcity in a resource-constrained world would drive a whole suite of these changes.
(European Partnership for Energy and the Environment)
This includes the need to ensure both dramatically increased energy efficiency both theoretically and in installed equipment, as well as the need to continue the transition to refrigerants with lower environmental impact.
It is expected that many of these new refrigerants will be flammable or otherwise be more challenging to work with than those of previous generations.
These are not the only changes identified on the horizon. Along with demographic and societal changes it is expected there will also be a shift towards 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.
In addition to informing you about the latest industry trends, Future:Air seminars will reveal the current and expected regulatory changes that will impact the design, purchase and use of chillers and large air-conditioning equipment.
Spaces are limited and demand is expected to be high, so book your place now.