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Siemens, ASHRAE collaborate on PICV seminars in Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Discussions revolve around market experiences and energy-saving considerations of PICVs

| | Apr 18, 2019 | 9:40 am
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Dubai, UAE, 17 April 2019: Siemens has conducted three seminars in partnership with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) on the topic of mechanical Pressure Independent Control Valves (PICVs), the company said through a Press communiqué. Discussing the market experiences and energy-saving considerations of PICVs, the three seminars have been held in Saudi Arabia, twice, and in Egypt.

PICVs have the potential to make a significant contribution to energy efficiency in buildings, and offer cost benefits by preventing oversupply of chilled water to heat-exchangers/terminal units and ensuring optimum usage of cooling generation, Siemens said through the communiqué.

“We are seeing greater support for hydronic balancing within the engineering community, but much still needs to be understood about the technology, which requires the integration of digital applications with mechanical hardware,” said Heiri Walker, Head of CPS at Siemens Middle East. “With these seminars, we’re aiming to address concrete guidelines for assessing expected performance of PICVs and their benefits to the system.”

Speaking on the collaboration, Dr Ahmed Alaa Eldin Mohamed, Director & Regional Chair, Region at Large, ASHRAE, said: “ASHRAE RAL strives to support knowledge dissemination in the Middle East region with highly diversified expertise and talented members. This region is the largest, globally, for ASHRAE, and we are pleased to be partnering with organisations like Siemens to establish valuable seminars for those eager to learn about key topics in our industry.”

Pressure-independent valves combine a control valve for temperature, a differential pressure controller for shielding against pressure fluctuations in the hydraulic network, and a pre-setting scale for setting the maximum required volumetric flow, to control accuracy of systems under all operating conditions, the communiqué quoted Siemens as saying. With increased precision over control of the volumetric flow, the communiqué added, the valves contribute to better environmental comfort in buildings.


Contact for journalists:

Michael Palmer

Phone: +971 55 200 3873

E-mail:  michael.j.palmer@siemens.com

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