The future of industrial refrigeration begins at the 2014 Industrial Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment show. This annual event, which is hosted by the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, Alexandria, Va., will take place March 23-26 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.IIAR_IN

Showcasing the latest equipment, products, services and technologies available in industrial refrigeration, this expo provides attendees the opportunity to meet with hundreds of industry professionals, reconnect with clients and network with industrial refrigeration experts and key decision makers from around the world.

Held every three years, the Heavy Equipment Show will unveil the latest design in cutting-edge industrial refrigeration equipment. With more than 100 exhibitors in attendance, the exhibition hall will host product displays from leading industrial refrigeration manufacturers and service providers.

Conference highlights include a 2.5-day technical program consisting of peer-reviewed technical papers, experimental workshops and engaging panels on topics such as air cooled condensing, reduced requirements for PPE and more.

The show will kick off with keynote speaker Colonel Mike Mullane, who has established himself as an acclaimed professional speaker on teamwork, leadership and safety. Before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990, Colonel Mullane completed three space missions aboard the Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis.

Exclusive to the 2014 IIAR Conference is the PSM and RMP Workshop, which discusses and presents strategies for implementing process safety management and risk management plans in facilities. The workshop provides information on how to perform effective audits, how to avoid common pitfalls and how to enhance the safety of ammonia-covered processes.

Ammonia Safety Training Day, presented by the Ammonia Safety Training Institute, Watsonville, Calif., is a half-day workshop designed to strengthen relationships among industry, public safety and the regulatory community by creating a stronger level of positive awareness and network engagement concerning ammonia safety.

Attendees can also sit in a special workshop presented by David Wulf, director at the Department of Homeland Security, Infrastructure Security Compliance division. Wulf will be presenting an insider’s view of DHS as it pertains to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program and the impact on the industry. 

The future of industrial refrigeration starts here. To register to attend or exhibit or to learn more about the show, go to

At a Glance

What: Industrial Refrigeration Conference & Heavy
Equipment show

Where: Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tenn.

 When: March 23-26