AHR gets off to a hot start in Dallas

More than 30,000 attend opening day events; data systems, energy management the key topics

01/29/2013


Energy management and data centers were two of the key topics as the 2013 AHR Expo got under way Monday in Dallas. More than 30,000 exhibitors and attendees packed the halls at the Dallas Convention Center to gather the latest knowledge on heating and cooling systems, and the energy systems behind them.

Hundreds of new products are on display from the more than 1,800 exhibitors at the largest North American trade event for heating and air conditioning. The three-day event has attracted attendees from 130 countries, and features dozens of educational systems on the latest trends in energy management, which continues to be a key issue in the industry.

The proliferation of data centers to manage everything from cloud computing and storage to e-tail transactions is putting new emphasis on keeping those systems cool and to filter the air to eliminate dust and particles from the air. As data centers continue to expand in size and complexity, so will the need to develop more robust cooling systems.

That also will require energy, and companies from all over the world are on hand at AHE to present new measurement and management systems designed to help get a stronger handle on that process.

To that end, Tuesday will have the announcement of the AHR Innovation Awards. Results of those awards will be available Wednesday morning at www.PlantEngineering.com.



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