CMPX announces keynote breakfast sessions

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The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) 2016 includes keynote breakfast sessions, the show organizers have announced.

These include:

Wednesday, March 16: The Internet of Things —  The Opportunities and Impact of Connected HVACR Equipment and Devices.

Bill MacGowan of Cisco Systems will share some truly game-changing ideas with the CMPX mechanical industry audience – everyone will see both impact and opportunity, CMPX says.

“With billions of connected devices projected in the next five years, the HVACR industry will not be immune to the increasing expectation of their customers to save money, access new services and increase comfort. This trend presents opportunities for manufacturers and service providers to create enhanced services that will have greater value than the intrinsic original cost of the equipment or product.”

Thursday, March 17: Low Ambient Air to Water Heat Pumps

Hydronics authority John “Siggy” Siegenthaler of the engineering firm Appropriate Designs, “has a new presentation and new ideas to share,” the CMPX announcement says.

“When it comes to combining heat pumps with hydronics, the common approach has been to use geothermal sources. However, recent advances in “low ambient” air source heat pumps present a viable alternative, even in cold Canadian climates. This session will discuss the basics of low ambient air-to-water heat pumps and give examples of how they can be combined with hydronic heating and cooling distribution systems. It will also compare the performance and cost of such systems to that of a geothermal-source water-to-water heat pump system.”

Friday, March 17: What You Need to Know About Changing Refrigerants & Refrigerant Regulations.

“If you, or your business deals with refrigerants, you need to be at Rajan Rajendran’s Keynote Breakfast Session. Rajan Rajendran is vice president, System Innovation Center and Sustainability at Emerson Climate Technologies,” CMPX said.

“The refrigeration landscape continues to change. The new generation of HFC refrigerants are ‘under fire’ as government regulations globally push manufacturers to devise lower global warming potential (GWP) products. Environment Canada and the EPA (US) have introduced proposed regulations to curb the use of high GWP refrigerants.

“New refrigerants and traditional alternatives are being introduced with different composition and characteristics compared to the past and present refrigerants used today. The supply chain will need to change (again) to deal with these new refrigerants and their uses. This session will provide attendees with an overview of what GWP refrigerants will mean to the RAC industry, what types of new refrigerants will be used in HVACR equipment and systems and what the regulatory landscape that is driving these changes looks like.”

Each session is $25.00 and includes a deluxe continental breakfast. To register, visit and check the option boxes of sessions of interest.

The keynote breakfast sessions start at 7:30 a.m. at the street level besides the CMPX Registration area at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building.



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