New on the HVAC conference and exhibition scene, the first ever Warsaw HVAC Expo took place at the Ptak Warsaw Expo, Poland, from 1st-3rd March. Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC), Eurovent and Eurovent Market Intelligence (EMI) joined forces in the exhibition hall at the ECC stand, to promote all things certification. Eurovent’s Technical and Regulatory Affairs Manager Igor Sikończyk, and EMI’s Junior Market Intelligence Analyst Marta Wójcik, both took to the stage in separate presentations at sister event, the ‘HVACR 360°. Premieres, trends, legislation’ conference.
Billed as the largest fair for heating, ventilation and air conditioning in Poland, the Warsaw HVAC Expo gathered together some 20,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors over 25,000m2 of exhibition space. A large number of local and national HVAC distributors, manufacturers and installers were in attendance, with domestic heat pumps and related equipment playing a dominant role. But it wasn’t all about heat pump technology, with boilers and residential ventilation also key areas of interest when it came to the prevailing products on display.
The two-day ‘HVACR 360°. Premieres, trends, legislation’ conference ran alongside the Warsaw HVAC Expo, organised by the industry monthly magazine Refrigeration & Air Conditioning. During the conference, experts and representatives from across the industry, government and universities presided over some 20 presentations on the latest legal information, technological trends and practical solutions in the field of construction and HVACR.
Joining the conference line-up, Marta was the first to take to the stage on day one, with her presentation ‘Poland within European HVACR market: key trends and developments.’ The seminar initially covered EMI’s methodology and the type of results it provides, before moving on to discuss the intricacies of the Polish HVACR market in comparison with the European market. Marta highlighted Polish market size and its evolution according to the different HVACR products, the share of the Polish market and its ranking on the European market, and finally gave an overview on the Air Handling Unit (AHU) sector (the most important market in Poland) with details of sales by type of AHU.
On day two, it was Igor's turn to present 'Reliability of declared technical data of air handling units and actual energy consumption.' His seminar explored issues surrounding verification of actual energy efficiency during the commissioning and operational stages of AHUs. It focussed in on the problem of excessive energy consumption due to non-compliance with the declared performance, excessive energy use of the fan, and excessive heat consumption due to lower than declared heat recovery efficiency. Igor also covered deviations in declared performance and manufacturers obligations in verifying declared performance. Critically his seminar finished on reducing the risk of non-compliance by voluntary certification via Eurovent Certita Certification and the Eurovent Energy Efficiency Label. Both presentations were well received with a good audience turn out.
EMI’s Market Intelligence Analyst, Inna Collet also joined Igor and Marta in the exhibition hall at the Eurovent Certita Certification stand (booth C1.12B), where there was plenty of opportunity to talk to manufacturers and installers about the benefits of Eurovent certified products and EMI market data. Visitor numbers on the second day was impressive for such a new show, marking a successful start for the Warsaw HVAC Expo.