ACREX India is an annual three-day exhibition organized by the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers. The theme of this year's edition, which was held in Bangalore, was For a Greener Tomorrow.
This was the third successive year that Hydro has participated in the trade fair, with sales and technical staff from four countries – India included – manning the company booth.
Busier this year than before, and building upon the relations it has developed with Indian OEMs the past three years, the company registered more than just passing interest in the heat exchange parts and systems on display at its aluminium-dominated exhibition booth.
The number included executives from some of the most important manufacturers in India.
Connecting lines and technical training
“Some of the attractions in our booth were connecting methods and aluminium connecting lines, which are pretty new to the Indian market, and individual and group training for installers,” says Sajith Jose, sales and business development manager for Hydro's aluminium tubing activities in India.
SUBSTITUTION: Hydro is working to
convince HVAC&R customers to
replace copper with aluminium in
their applications for heat transfer.
“Based on conversations at Acrex, we see copper substitution moving fast in India. Business owners see the need to retain a competitive edge in the market, especially when others are changing to aluminium to realize the benefits that our solutions offer, like performance.”
As part of its range, Hydro offers all-aluminium systems to customers in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. The precision tubes and fin stock used in the heat exchangers are produced with alloys tailored to the requirements of the market segments, including corrosion resistance.
Hydro helped pioneer the substitution of copper with aluminium in automotive heat-transfer applications more than 30 years ago, utilizing the flexibility of extruded aluminium in the development of high-performing systems and components.