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Wheels in motion

With ambitious new projects seemingly underway and previously set targets to be accountable for, Saudi Arabia appears to be on the move. How is the HVACR industry coping with the Kingdom’s proactive approach to diversifying its economy? Hannah Jo Uy has the story...

Added: Jan 17, 2018 | By CCME Content Team

Towards achieving nZEB

Nearly zero-energy buildings are not just a global reality but rather are being recognised as being the need of the hour to reduce the use of energy, says Benwen Lopez, as he looks into the nZEB framework in the GCC region.

Added: Jan 15, 2018 | By CCME Content Team

Enforcing the code

Without enforcement, regulations remain a paper tiger, says Benwen Lopez, as he looks at various options, including block-chain, that can help monitor the sea of activities in a construction cycle

Added: Oct 15, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

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BELIMO to join Eurovent Middle East

Manufacturer of actuator and valve technology says the motivation for joining the association comes from a need to promote a coordinated approach towards standardisation, legislation and public initiatives

Added: | By CCME Content Team

Skinny Insulation

New silicon-based heat insulation panel, with thermal conductivity (λ) of just 0.019 W/mK and incorporated with ‘core hydrophobisation’ technology, which makes the entire pore structure – and not just the surface – water repellant, is being presented as a solution for the construction industry, additionally because it reportedly is not susceptible to mould and its mineral-based raw materials offer high fire-retardant properties

Added: Aug 13, 2017 | By Dr Gabriele Gärtner

BRUSH SHUTTLE AND BALL AUTO, ANYONE ?

Off-line cleaning methods require periodic shutdown of the process for heat exchanger cleaning via hydro blasting, scrapers, nylon or metallic brushes or chemical cleaning. Automatic tube-cleaning systems can be the answer...

Added: | By Dan Mizesko

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Saudi House Price Index rises in Q1 2017

The overall HPI rises to 83 from the previous quarter index of 74; this marks the first observed increase in the average value of residential property prices since Q4 2015

Added: Jun 20, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

No Brainer!

That’s how Prashanth B S characterises the decision to use LED lighting technology, which he proves through metrics as having a substantial reduction in the cooling load of a building.

Added: Jun 15, 2017 | By Prashanth BS

Wheels of Chain

The 8th edition of Food Chain addressed aspects related to strengthening two mission-critical links in the cold chain: Transport refrigeration and cold storage. In this, the first part of the report, we present to you the transport refrigeration-related discussions...

Added: | By Hannah Jo Uy

As good as new!

In a scenario where a substantial number of water-cooled chillers in the region have started to reach maturity, Dan Mizesko offers two retrofit solutions that meet existing levels of efficiency as well as convert to refrigerants compliant with today’s needs.

Added: May 30, 2017 | By Dan Mizesko

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Oman tightens the belt to combat recession

Oman PDO implements reduced budget strategy in response to tight oil pricing; company is representative of government move to reduce costs, with the rationalising of power tariffs being one of the pillars

Added: | By Benwen Lopez

Towards redefining the compressors segment

By embracing digitalisation, compressor technology is accelerating to new levels of innovation and driving towards energy-efficiency goals. Benwen Lopez reports…

Added: May 24, 2017 | By Benwen Lopez

VRF technology comes of age

The 5th edition of the Annual Middle East Variable Refrigerant Flow Conference held on March 27 in Dubai, UAE, showcased the strides the system has made and the foothold it has now gained throughout the region, with stakeholders looking to capitalise on the momentum to unleash the system’s potential in various applications in a wide array of projects. We bring you a detailed report…

Added: May 18, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy