On achieving massive success in the year 2017, ACREX is geared to bring momentum in the industry once again with the 19th edition which is scheduled from 22nd to 24th of February, 2018 at BIEC, Bangalore. For the couple of years this event has provided platform for the HVAC&R industry to grow, to bring innovations and technology, exchange ideas and thoughts that has helped to boost the sector and provide excellent business opportunities. With such efforts today, the HVAC&R industry is not just defined as Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration but it is known for its energy efficiency, sustainability, advanced functioning. This story will describe what will be the key focus ACREX 2018.
Last year, people from across the globe attended the symposium and witnessed one of the largest displays of HVAC products offered by national and international exhibitors. This edition of ACREX India promises to venture into exciting themes like sustainability, green buildings, eco-friendly innovations and carbon neutrality while expecting more than 600 exhibitors and participation from major global players across 30 countries. One of the highlights for the annual exhibition this year will be ISHRAE’s collaboration with United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to discuss the technological developments in zero-ODS and low-GWP RAC technologies as well as the regulatory and policy measures needed to scale up their adoption, thereby maximising ozone, climate and energy efficiency benefits.
Sharing his views, Nirmal Ram Chairman – ACREX India 2018 and ISHRAE Presidential Member, said, “ISHRAE is committed to address contemporary issues and deliver innovative solutions through ACREX India every year and this year we are excited about the unique product offerings that we will be introducing. The 2018 edition of ACREX will be all the more memorable because of ISHRAE’s collaboration United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), one of the leading organisations globally for environmental activities. ACREX India is a flagship event of ISHRAE and has always played an essential role in bringing the industry together while working closely with key brands and partners.”
UNEP to host exclusive ‘Ozone Pavilion’
At ACREX 2018, UNEP will be hosting an exclusive ‘Ozone Pavilion’ which will serve as a platform for organisations to come and showcase their respective Ozone2, climate friendly technologies and products. The ‘Ozone Pavilion’ will serve as a testimony to efforts shown towards building ozone and climate friendly refrigerant technologies or systems.
Energy efficient buildings and solutions
India is yet to uncover its full potential for growth in infrastructure sector and energy efficiency is key towards building a sustainable tomorrow. Indian villages and cities are fast developing, which can benefit immensely from best practices to save operational costs and contribute to the environment, through adoption of energy efficient practices in infrastructure. “Through ACREX Hall of Fame Energy Efficiency Drive, which is in its third edition this year, Danfoss Industries showcase energy-efficient buildings across India and the latest world-class solutions, which will serve as an inspiration for the upcoming commercial building projects as well as retrofit projects, to actively pursue solutions for energy efficiency thus creating benchmarks which will stand testimony to India’s excellence in HVAC&R in Commercial Buildings. Every year, ACREX Hall of Fame recognises the best project amongst these to serve as a stimulus to many more,” informs Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd.
He adds, “Presently, only one-third of India’s infrastructure has been built and two-third is yet to be built. With the encouragement by the government to build smarter cities, it can be understood that infrastructure is a primary tool for the progress of our nation. However, in order to facilitate this growth, it is necessary that individuals and industries become aware of the limited availability of our natural resources and invest in energy efficient interventions in order to maximise the potential usage of energy resources.”
Energy efficient interventions in commercial buildings have the potential to save not less than 30 per cent in energy consumption and thereby enable us to meet the rising demand for power, which will reduce the overall life cycle cost of the CAPEX. With the right approach, the sector can minimise its effect of climate change and act towards incorporating sustainability as a core for the upcoming infrastructure projects in the county. Purushothaman adds, “In this regard, Danfoss India, in partnership with ACREX will recognise the excellence achieved in conserving energy by commercial buildings in India. By 2047, electricity demand from buildings is expected to increase over 11 times and it is important that we recognise energy efficiency as the most important fuel for us to leave a sustainable future and initiatives such as the Hall of Fame will enable us to look at iconic projects within India from which we can learn and adapt.”
LG’s key focus for ACREX 2018 will be a demonstration of the widest range of green air-conditioning products.Informing about the products Sunil Khatwani, Business Head & Vice-President, System Air-conditioning Division of LG Electronics in India says, “All our products from ducted splits to cassette units, floor standing units, rooftop units and of course, VRF systems, are now inverter based with a green refrigerant. We also offer screw, centrifugal and magnetic bearing centrifugal chillers with a green refrigerant.”
He adds, “Thus we offer high energy efficiency along with a concern for the environment.”
Sharing his views on what will be the focus in the event K J Jawa, MD and CEO, Daikin India say, “ACREX 2018 is another example of HVAC industry coming together to showcase the best of HVAC technologies from across the world. As the scope of ACREX grows each year, I hope it will add another dimension to its success, moving forward. As the world’s No. 1 HVAC brand, Daikin is committed to highlight some of its cutting edge green products and solutions, as I believe that the future of HVAC must be fenced with environmentally responsible offerings.”
Johnson Controls-Hitachi to focus B2B and B2C segments
ACREX’2018 is an all-encompassing exhibition covering HVAC, refrigeration and building automation systems. With more than 600 exhibitors and international level participation by more than 30 countries, it acts as the best platform for the exchange of ideas among professionals. It also provides a great opportunity to highlight the latest products, trends and innovations in the industry. “With the industry boundaries expanding and new products and technologies coming in, our key focus this season will be to share our key product offerings in both B2B and B2C cooling segments that address the new cooling needs. Enabling us to do so, ACREX not only acts as a perfect platform for potential business-enabling collaborations, but also as a living resource pool and a seamless amalgamation of Integrated Building Solutions,” informs Gurmeet Singh, Managing Director, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning India Ltd.
Centrifugal square inline duct fans
Greenheck is launching new product in ACREX 2018 next year. Greenheck Centrifugal Square Inline Fans are now manufactured in India.
Greenheck’s SQ-M and BSQ-M centrifugal square inline duct fans are now being manufactured at Greenheck’s Bawal India plant. Direct drive model SQ-M and belt drive model BSQ-M are constructed for clean air applications in bathrooms and general spaces. The compact, square design provides a larger discharge area than tubular centrifugal and vane axial fans, reducing outlet velocities for quieter operation. The square design also allows the fans to be mounted horizontally or vertically and optional brackets are universally adjustable for easy mounting. Both models feature aluminum backward inclined, non-overloading centrifugal wheel statically and dynamically balanced to deliver maximum efficiency. Precisely-sized fan shafts with close tolerances result in longer bearing life. Inlet and discharge duct collars simplify duct connection and access panels allow easy entry to internal components.
Model SQ-M offers capacities up to 8,537 CMH and 435 Pa while model BSQ-M offers capacities up to 45,194 CMH and 955 Pa making them ideal for mixed use buildings, offices, hospitals and clinics, schools and universities, auditoriums, metro stations and airports.
Testo 420 Air Capture Hood
“Testo being a world leader in portable measuring solutions, we understand the importance of measurements and the practical difficulties of the users. At some places, it is the cables that become a problem to carry while at other places, it can be the reporting which is cumbersome and time consuming,” states Kalidas Bhangare, Managing Director, Testo India Pvt. Ltd.
Thus, Testo India’s major focus is on making life of the user simpler and bringing the user more and more in the professional way of measuring and reporting so that the owner of the facility is also satisfied with the digital report from the service provider.
For the same, the company bring in a lot of innovative products to the extent that the user can work with the most usable devices they anyway carry, e.g. the smart phone. Most of the service technicians carry a good smart phone. We bring their expectations to life by developing probes that work with Bluetooth technology and connect to the smart phones, not just as a display but also generates reports in PDF with actual site photograph, making it very clear for the user as well as the technician and the principal companies who are working hard to bring in more efficiency to reduce the global warming issue.
While describing about focus for ACREX 2018, Bhangare says, “Another new creation for measuring the air volume flow that has made the measurements easier even at the turbulent inlets/outlets is Testo 420 Air Capture Hood. These pro-measuring instruments can be intuitively operated by smart-phone via a free App. Along with that we present various multifunctional refrigeration instruments and dedicated HVAC analysers which will prove out to be a great service to the whole HVAC industry.”
He adds, “Another focus would be the company’s new solution for easy and wireless climate monitoring. Testo has now introduced its new range of data loggers for building climate monitoring, named as Testo 160. This new range of data loggers from Testo with its 5 different models, help keep monitored locations aesthetically perfect, thanks to its small size and deco-covers which helps it to blend with the surroundings.”
Testo smart instruments, an extension in its range of digital measurement solutions makes our reach at Inaccessible regions much easier. They are suitable for all important temperature, humidity, pressure and flow velocity measurements. “With their smart application and intuitive operation, we can ensure that our solutions are one of its kind,” says Bhangare.
Through ACREX Hall of Fame Energy Efficiency Drive, which is in its third edition this year, Danfoss Industries showcase energy-efficient buildings across India
Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd
LG’s key focus for ACREX 2018 will be a demonstration of the widest range of green air-conditioning products.
Sunil Khatwani, Business Head & Vice-President, System Air-conditioning Division, LG Electronics India
Our key focus this season will be to share our key product offerings in both B2B and B2C cooling segments.
Gurmeet Singh, Managing Director, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning India Ltd.
Daikin is committed to highlight some of its cutting edge green products and solutions, as I believe that the future of HVAC must be fenced with environmentally responsible offerings.
K J Jawa, MD and CEO, Daikin India.
Another new creation for measuring the air volume flow that has made the measurements easier even at the turbulent inlets/outlets is Testo 420 Air Capture Hood.
Kalidas Bhangare, Managing Director, Testo India Pvt Ltd