The Future of Natural Refrigeration Begins Here

The future of industrial refrigeration begins at the 2018 Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo. This annual event will take place March 18-21 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO.

Showcasing the latest equipment, products, services and technologies available in natural refrigeration, this tradeshow provides attendees the opportunity to meet with over 1900 industry professionals, reconnect with clients and network with industrial refrigeration experts and key decision makers from around the world.

The show will kick off with motivational keynote speaker, Vince Poscente, who went from civilian to Olympian in only four years. Poscente competed for Gold at the Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, blasting down the mountain at an incredible 135 mph on skis. With his unique experience in training for the Olympics, he has become an internationally sought after expert on goal acceleration.

The popular Monday night networking event will be held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. The U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the proud flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. It is the year-round home to athletes and coaches as they train for the next Olympic Games. As part of the IIAR event, athletes will guide attendees through the facility and describe how they are preparing for the Olympics. There will be athletic demonstrations including jousting, boxing, gymnastics and Olympic shooting. There will even be the potential for interactive fun at the shooting range.

Conference highlights include a 2.5-day technical program consisting of peer-reviewed technical papers, experimental workshops and engaging panels on topics including emergency response in an ammonia refrigeration facility, hot gas defrost, use of water as a refrigerant, and stainless-steel piping in industrial refrigeration.

The IIAR Expo hall unveils the latest designs in cuttingedge commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment. With more than 150 exhibitors in attendance, the exhibition hall will host product displays from the industry’s leading manufacturers and service providers.

Exclusive to the 2018 IIAR Conference is the Sunday afternoon Mechanical Integrity for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Education Program. This education program provides a comprehensive outline of compliance regarding mechanical integrity for ammonia refrigeration systems with information on the basic components of a mechanical integrity program, minimum requirements of inspection, testing and maintenance as well as preventative maintenance, audits, training and quality assurance.

Attendees can also sit in a special Closing Forum highlighting the advancement of small charge ammonia systems through codes, regulations, and insurance.

In addition to the conference events, attendees will also be able to sit for certificate program testing at the meeting. The IIAR Academy of Natural Refrigerants Certificate Program is meant to help refrigeration professionals expand their knowledge base and develop their career credentials. Two certificate programs are currently available for testing, the IIAR 2 Certificate Course and the IIAR 4,5 and 8 Certificate Course.

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