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‘The concept of hydraulic balancing in HVAC is an emerging trend’

Overall, the HVAC industry is slow to adopt new technology, says Group Marketing Director, Frese

| | Jan 16, 2019 | 3:20 pm
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Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2019: Denmark is one of the leading countries in the District Energy space, asserted Soren Wandy Pedersen, Group Marketing Director, Frese. What we see today in Denmark, he said, is an increase in awareness to try and use balancing systems to optimise the network. “Around five to six years ago, it was all about optimising the production units instead of the actual network,” he said. Elaborating Pedersen said, the whole concept of hydraulic balancing is an emerging trend. Pointing to an observation, he said, utilities today, need to have sufficient data points to collect information and perform readings, which necessitate the use of sensors. Highlighting another crucial aspect to the production process, Pedersen said: “In Denmark, especially, everything is being automated. We turned to automation to be consistent in quality and to believe that automation has not led to the replacement of manpower would be wrong.” However, in a place like Denmark, where labour is expensive, automation becomes the next best alternative, Pedersen added.

Elaborating on how technology and the Internet of Things are shaping the industry, Pedersen pointed to Germany as a country that is willing to experiment with new technology. “Overall, the HVAC industry is conservative and slow to adopt new technology,” he said. In addition, he said, “There are a lot of technologies and sophisticated software available in the market but disruptive technology and its adoption will take time.”

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