Natural refrigerant products on display at FEBRAVA 2011

Natural refrigerant products on display at FEBRAVA 2011

The 17th FEBRAVA trade fair took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 20 – 23 September, bringing together leading market players for the HVAC&R sector in Brazil and internationally. The hot topic at this year’s event was Brazil’s HCFC phase out management plan. Several companies working with natural refrigerants exhibited their products.

Nearly 29,000 visitors attended FEBRAVA 2011, the largest trade fair in South America, where some 500 exhibitors displayed products and organised technical seminars. One of the five “Thematic Islands” at this year’s conference was the “Environment Island” hosted by the Brazilian Environment Ministry (MMA), in collaboration with, the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), GIZ, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), which aimed to raise awareness of Brazil’s HCFC phase-out programme, launched this summer in Montreal, Canada.

FEBRAVA Exhibitors

Danfoss – The Danish company has taken part in this trade fair since the first edition, and this year launched 8 new products, including a line of variable speed drives for CO2, and electronically operated expansion valves for systems including those using ammonia as the refrigerant.
Speaking about the importance of Febrava, Sales Director of the Division of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning of Danfoss Brazil, said “FEBRAVA is the most important event of Latin America for the air conditioning industry, bringing together the main manufacturers and attracting buyers from several countries of the Latin America… With more than 40 years of operations in Brazil, we take advantage of the event to reinforce the visibility of our products.”
Gree: The Chinese company, which specialises in manufacturing air conditioners, and recently launched a line of hydrocarbon air conditioners in China, has been in operation in Brazil since 1998. At FEBRAVA the company presented a new line of air conditioners including the Gree R290 Inverter.
Tecumseh: Tecumseh, a company working with hydrocarbon refrigerants and one of the leading compressor manufacturers in Brazil, presented the TA – Hermetic compressor, a newer, lighter, and quieter solution for domestic refrigeration and light commercial refrigeration, for use with environmentally sound hydrocarbon refrigerants (R-600a/R-290).
Tecumseh was also involved in developing the air conditioning system for the electric car presented at FEBRAVA, for which it collaborated with CPFL/ITAIPU. Tecumseh is currently developing R290 and R600a Masterflux compressors for automotive air conditioning.
Emerson: At this year’s FEBRAVA Emerson presented its Copeland scroll compressor specially designed for high-pressure systems and available for CO2.
SWEP: The company that specialises in the heat transfer field presented its AsyMatrix plates that have an asymmetric channel configuration for maximum performance, and can be used in natural refrigrant applications.

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