Event Information
2016 AHRI Low-GWP AREP Conference
Date: January 21 — February 1, 2016
Location: UL


Thank you for your interest in the AHRI Low-GWP AREP Conference. The conference is now at capacity and registration is closed. AHRI discourages on-site registration, as space is not guaranteed. If you would like to add your name to a wait list, please email Kathleen Williams at kwilliams@ahrinet.org
Join us in Orlando before the ASHRAE Winter Conference to learn the results from Phase II of the AHRI Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program. This industry-wide cooperative research program identifies and evaluates promising alternative refrigerants for major product categories including air conditioners, heat pumps, chillers, ice makers, and refrigeration equipment. Phase II focuses on new refrigerants available since research began in Phase I in 2011, and on refrigerants used in high-ambient conditions.  

Speakers representing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), laboratories, and universities will discuss the latest Low-GWP refrigerants, their testing, and performance.

The single-day conference will take place at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, tel: (407) 996-9840, a half mile from the site of the ASHRAE Winter Conference and just 12 minutes from Orlando International Airport. 

When: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Registration Fee:

·         $200 Before December 1, 2015

·         $250 On or after December 2, 2015

The registration fee includes attendance at all technical sessions, a continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change):

·         7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.     Registration

·         7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.       Continental Breakfast

·         8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Technical Session Presentations

·         12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.     Lunch

·         1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.       Technical Session Presentations

Planned Technical Sessions

   Air-Conditioning and Heat Pumps

Session I

  •            Soft-optimization Test of R-410A and R-22 Alternatives in Mini-split Air-Conditioners,  presented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  •             System Drop-in Test Results for R-410A Alternatives in Residential Split System Heat Pump, presented by United Technologies Corporation-Carrier             

  •             Soft-optimization Test of R-410A Alternative Refrigerant R-32 in a Split Air-Conditioner, presented by Goodman Manufacturing             
Session II

  •             System Drop-in Test of R-410A Alternative Refrigerants (R-32, DR-5A, L-41-1, L41-2, ARM-71a) in scroll chiller, presented by CES Armines         

  •             System Drop-in Test of R-407C Alternative Refrigerants L-20a, DR-3 & R290 in Heat Pump for Heating Water, presented by Danfoss A/S       

  •             System Drop-in and Soft-optimization Tests of R-410A Alternative Refrigerants DR-5A, DR-55, and L-41-2 in Water/Brine to Air Heat Pumps, presented by WaterFurnace    

  •            System Drop-in Test of R-410A Alternative Refrigerant R-32 in Water to Air Heat Pump, presented by Daikin Applied

Session III

  •             System Drop-in Test of R-410A Alternative Refrigerants R-32, ARM-71A, DR-5A, HPR2A, and L-41-2 in a Lennox 5 Ton Rooftop Unit, presented by Lennox Industries      

  •             Soft-optimization Test of R-410A Alternatives DR-55, R-32, and DR-5A in a Package Rooftop Heat Pump, presented by Ingersoll Rand-Trane         

  •             Soft-optimization Test of R-410A Alternative Refrigerant R-32 in a Rooftop Packaged Unit, presented by Zamil Central Air Conditioners   

  •             Soft-optimization test of R-410A Alternative Refrigerant R-32 in a Rooftop Heat Pump, presented by Goodman Manufacturing             


    Compressors and Refrigeration Products 

Session I

  •             Compressor Calorimeter Test of R-410A Alternatives L41-1, DR-5A, ARM-71a and D2Y-60 in Air Conditioners, presented by Bristol Compressor International 

  •            Compressor Calorimeter Test of R410A Alternative Refrigerants L41-1 and DR5A and R-404A Alternative Refrigerant DR34 in Scroll Compressors, presented by Emerson Climate Technologies

  •             Compressor Calorimeter Test of R-507A Alternative Refrigerant R-448A for use in Supermarket Racks, presented by Carlyle Compressor           
Session II

  •             Compressor Calorimeter Test of R-404A Alternative Refrigerant R449A in Semi- Hermetic Reciprocating Compressor, presented by Bitzer US     

  •            Compressor Calorimeter Test of R-404A Alternative Refrigerant HDR110 and DR3 in Reciprocating Fractional Compressors, presented by Embraco Slovakia

  •             Compressor Calorimeter Test of R-404A Alternative Refrigerant DR-7 in Hermetic Reciprocating Compressor, presented by Tecumseh Products           


    Refrigeration Equipment and Summary of High Ambient Temperature Test

  •             System Drop-in Test of R-404A Alternate Refrigerants ARM-20b and N-40c (R-448A) in Ice Maker, presented by Manitowoc Ice           

  •             System Drop-in Test of R404A Alternative DR-34 (R452A) in a Trailer Refrigeration Unit, presented by Ingersoll Rand-Thermo King       

  •             Summary of Low-GWP AREP High Ambient Testing


Registration Cancellation:  Cancellations will incur a $50 administrative fee. Refunds will be provided, less the $50 fee, if AHRI receives notice of cancellation via email to kfonnett@ahrinet.org by December 18, 2015. After December 18, 2015, no refunds will be given. Attendee substitutions will be allowed. Contact Kelsey Fonnett at kfonnett@ahrinet.org.  



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