A round-up on the recently concluded Chillventa in Germany
Chillventa 2010, the International Trade Fair for Refrigeration, which took place from October 13 to 15 in Nürnberg, Germany, drew nearly 900 exhibitors, nearly 63% of them international.
“The increase in the number of exhibitors to currently 880 international companies shows me how important our exhibition is for the international refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump sectors,” said Gabriele Hannwacker, the Exhibition Director of the event. “I am also pleased about the large international share of exhibitors.
The Cleanroom Village
A highlight of this year’s event was the Cleanroom Village – a highly specialised presentation of cleanroom technology. Walter Ritz, Senior Consultant Pharma, TÜV SÜD Cleancert, said: “The Cleanroom Village is an ideal extension to the existing range of products at Chillventa and gives visitors and exhibiting companies a special platform for dialogue. I see the Cleanroom Village as a cross-industry expert forum that also appeals to the broad base of Chillventa visitors as well as to the cleanroom professionals,”
Running parallel to the Village was a forum, where top cleanroom experts gave presentations and discussed current issues. The forum focused on cleanroom fundamentals, current technology trends, certification requirements and necessary measures for staff training.
Energy efficiency and high-tech
The Industrial Heat Pump Village, in Hall 1 focused on heat pumps for the second time. Here, 19 companies presented their products and solutions for heat pumps.
Another key attraction at the event was the Chillventa Congressing programme, which ran parallel to the exhibition. It supplied information covering all segments of refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps.
Chillventa Congressing started the day before the exhibition with an IEA-HPP workshop on Industrial Heat Pumps and the established ASERCOM + EPEE Symposium. The symposium on “Air-Air Heat Pumps for Heating and Air Conditioning of Commercial Property” was organised under the technical direction of Prof Franzke of ILK Dresden. ESaK – the European Academy of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning – started a new approach with its “Presentation by Trainees”, at which students presented their study projects and theses. Due to current developments in refrigerants, an additional symposium on “Refrigerant – Sustainable Future” was included, which allowed an up-to-the-minute overall survey of activities concerning new refrigerants. All the major manufacturers were involved in this event, which was under the technical direction of Prof Ullrich Hesse from the Bitzer Endowed Professorship for Refrigeration and Compressor Technology at Dresden University. ASHRAE rounded off the day before Chillventa with a workshop on “Reducing Energy Use in Data Centres”.
On October 14, eurammon offered its series of presentations on “Applications with Natural Refrigerants – Country Situation and Experiences”, with four lectures in English.
Visitors to the event also had the opportunity to source extensive information at forums on refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heat pumps and cleanrooms. The forums focused on topics, such as energy efficiency of refrigeration plants and components, industrial refrigeration, supermarket refrigeration, refrigerant development, energy efficiency, regulations, power control, energy-optimised components and solutions for phasing out R22.