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Dateline Bosporus

The Turkish HVACR industry has witnessed turbulences, from financial instability to the pandemic; and yet, local and international companies say they are positive about the future, with technology being the key driver

Added: Sep 12, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Moisture-free, leak-free

Dan Mizesko elaborates on the importance of proper chiller evacuation, dehydration and the Standing Vacuum Test

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‘Arbitrary conclusions’

VRF systems have a strong case going for them and deserve accurate observations, argue Utpal Joshi, V. Sekhar Reddy and Dharmesh Sawant…

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Why we do what we do

In the July 2021 issue of the magazine, Dan Mizesko, writing his monthly column (Licence to Chill), dismissed variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems as inferior in their energy performance when compared to chilled water systems, and raised doubts over their operational safety. In doing so, he opened a can of worms, his words attracting criticism […]

Added: | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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Phileo, Hall Mark launch AmericanACparts.com

Joint-venture initiative aims to foster availability of genuine spare parts and associated technical support through availability of expertise from the manufacturer’s side

Added: Aug 25, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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AHRI to participate in The Big 5 Dubai

Expresses keenness in discussing solutions for the regulatory, environmental issues of relevance to the HVACR industry

Added: Aug 17, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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‘NO, THANK YOU!’

Admitting that district cooling is not seen as a friendly solution amongst building owners, James Grinnell, Head of Water, Dubai Regulatory Supervisory Bureau, outlines remedial measures aimed at improving performance and increasing penetration. His views and more, recorded during the 5th edition of DC Dialogue

Added: Aug 4, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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New Dubai homeowners up for lifecycle analysis of AC units

Hitches & Glitches points out to residential communities such as The Springs, Greens, Meadows & Lakes, all over 15 years old, where air conditioning units are coming to the end of their lifespan

Added: Jul 26, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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The Big 5 returns to Dubai as a live event

Global construction players to reconnect in person to support the MENA region’s USD 5.06 trillion future project market, the organisers say

Added: Jul 25, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Musings of a manufacturer

A few days ago, I had the opportunity of interacting with Amiruddin Thanawalla, the Managing Director of Dubai-headquartered Prime Focus Group, which as you probably would know manufactures airside equipment. (Before I go any further, this is not intended to be a plug for the company but merely an expression of what’s going on in […]

Added: Jul 10, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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KRN gets new Global Commercial Director

Heat exchanger manufacturer says new appointee will be responsible for its international growth, starting with Middle East and Europe

Added: Jun 28, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Eurovent, FAIAR sign MoU

Organisations join forces to level the playing field in the HVACR sector

Added: Jun 23, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

SPX launches new MH Fluid Cooler models

Says they broaden application flexibility, adding that choice of copper, HDG steel and stainless coils provide Eurovent-certified performance in HVAC and industrial applications

Added: Jun 16, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Blurring of lines

HVAC contractors and rental suppliers used to be clear-cut domains, but not anymore, says Brian Marshall, Business Manager Climate Control, Byrne Equipment Rental, adding that the new situation has reduced the number of entities involved in the supply chain of temporary equipment. Excerpts from the interview he gave to Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East…

Added: Jun 12, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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Emerson celebrates 100 years of Copeland technology

Company marks 100 years of air conditioning and refrigeration innovation through Copeland, which it says combines ‘inventiveness’ with legacy of expertise to solve critical sustainability challenges for customers worldwide

Added: Jun 11, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Why the Hx should we go with copper?

Frank Gao and Kerry Song of International Copper Association, Yoram Shabtay of Heat Transfer Technologies and Harry Schmitz of The Kellen Company explain the role copper heat exchangers could play in safeguarding the atmosphere.

Added: Jun 10, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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DriSteem releases Buyer’s Guide

Book is for the benefit of laboratories focusing on humidification issues and solutions, company says

Added: May 16, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Parking the money on consolidation

It is essential to once again concentrate on core strengths and pivot the portfolio, say V Sekhar Reddy and Rahul Duragkar

Added: May 12, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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ASHRAE, IUVA sign MoU

Purpose of MoU is collaboration on ultraviolet technology and indoor environmental quality source publications, Society says

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Why recirculate indoor air?

This is the question Samuele Peli, General Manager Sales EMEA of Seeley International likes to ask, adding that increasing the intake of fresh air will increase energy consumption, which in turn, will drive the demand for more efficient systems, like evaporative cooling. Excerpts from the interview he gave to Ranjana Konatt of Climate Control Middle East

Added: May 6, 2021 | By Ranjana Konatt

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Carel launches pCOe

Company says it has widened its range of I/O expansions with the development of the new digital input expansion board

Added: Apr 22, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

The Cinderella treatment of Cx, RCx

Commissioning (Cx) and retro-commissioning (RCx) do not come for discussion in the design, delivery and the eventual operation of many new construction and existing buildings, says Ian Fail-Brown, adding that their avoidance directly impacts energy efficiency, reliability and IAQ

Added: Apr 9, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

Different approaches towards course correction

While we are up against hurdles, there are still positive features that we can explore, but for that we must be prepared to accept that adaptation is the key, as is survival of the quickest, as is forced entrepreneurship, say V Sekhar Reddy, Managing Director, Lexzander and Rahul Duragkar, Managing Director, Emitech Group

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Rubber World Industry launches AED 90mn HVAC production unit

Company says the new entity, ‘United Air-Conditioning’, based in Ajman, will complement its efforts in manufacturing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, cooling, mechanical, electrical and plumbing products, parts and accessories for commercial and residential use in the UAE

Added: Mar 18, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

Overcoming the waves

An examination of how manufacturers in Italy, one of the European countries hardest hit by COVID-19, are navigating challenges posed by the first and second wave of infections, and the nation’s renewed enthusiasm for IAQ-related measures in a bid to protect the public from future contagions. Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

Added: Mar 16, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy

The Crux of building performance

Commissioning is arguably the most cost-effective process for short-term and long-term advantages to building owners, facility managers and building occupants, says Martin Williamson. However, he adds, there are many projects in the GCC region, where commissioning is not utilised or is carried out to a low standard.

Added: Mar 5, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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‘Consolidation is the oxygen we so badly need’

It is vital to preserve indispensable MEP-related expertise, and the skills and lessons learnt through putting in the hard yards, argue V Sekhar Reddy, Managing Director, Lexzander and Rahul Duragkar, Managing Director, Emitech Group

Added: Feb 24, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

ASHRAE 2021 Annual Conference to be held virtually

To be held in Phoenix, in the US state of Arizona, the event will provide actionable and innovative content to support HVACR and building systems professionals, Society says

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Retrofitting in Kuwait, Oman and the UAE

Ashok Jha, Head, FM & Retrofit Projects, Universal Voltas LLC, provides an overview of trends driving demand for retrofits in Kuwait, Oman and the UAE

Added: Jan 18, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy

A complete 180

Dan Mizesko, Managing Partner/President, U.S. Chiller Services International, speaks candidly on how the changing political landscape and occupancy trends, triggered by COVID-19, will impact the built-environment across the United States. Excerpts from the interview he gave to Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East…

Added: | By Hannah Jo Uy

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Building for the “new normal”

The drying up of new projects from COVID-triggered economic uncertainty has spurred greater awareness and interest towards retrofit projects. Will the new wave of retrofits place greater emphasis on IAQ, or like before, will efforts solely be towards energy efficiency, with an eye on reducing operational costs? Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

Added: | By Hannah Jo Uy

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Islington and Clapham

As we bid goodbye to 2020 and gingerly step into 2021, the feeling is not of relief, because the virus is still on the prowl. It must be added, though, that we have reached an inflexion point with the early promise being shown by some of the vaccines that have been deployed. Now, amidst the […]

Added: Jan 3, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

‘With air as the cooling medium, there will be zero global warming potential’

Maria Yzabell “MY” Angel Palma, a 19-year-old incoming college freshman from the Philippines, speaks exclusively with Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East on AirDisc, an invention born from a school project that offers air conditioning without the use of refrigerants, her plans to commercialise the patented design and her future in the HVACR sector. Excerpts from the interview…

Added: Sep 30, 2018 | By Hannah Jo Uy

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District Cooling in the air in Jordan

The Abdali area in Jordan’s capital, Amman, needed cooling and heating solutions customised to suit the ambience of the upmarket hub, while working within the constraints of the country’s climatic conditions and water scarcity. Araner proposed a design based on air-cooled chillers with zero water consumption. We bring you the case study…

Added: Apr 18, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

Grade expectations

B Surendar is the Editor of Climate Control Middle East

Added: Mar 22, 2017 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

Out of sight, out of mind

Is lack of awareness in proper disposal of HVAC equipment affecting the environment?

Added: Mar 19, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy

Keeping emissions, heat at bay

Michigan, US-based restaurant brings in the Great Outdoors with retractable windows and air curtains; says improvements to HVAC and addition of air curtains increases sales by 30%

Added: Mar 1, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

‘Oil can go up at the same speed it came down’

Ashraf Abdalla, Vice President and General Manager (Middle East and Africa) of Johnson Controls, expresses optimism on business trends for 2017 for the GCC region, in this interview with B Surendar of Climate Control Middle East. Excerpts…

Added: Jan 31, 2017 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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Insulating the planet against GWP and ODP

Highlighting that thermal insulation and pre-insulated panels can negatively impact climate change if they are not manufactured in a responsible manner, as enshrined in international agreements, Sarmad Fakhri asserts that foam insulation products need to be not only CFC-free but also HCFC-free to ensure low global warming potential and zero ozone-depleting potential.

Added: Aug 29, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

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It’s trivia time!

While mining for HVACR facts, one could come across rare nuggets of interesting information. Here are a few of them. Apart from being enjoyable bits of trivia, they can spice up conversations or, better still, be deployed to stump a roomful of the fraternity…

Added: Jul 31, 2016 | By Pratibha Umashankar

How smart is your building?

Pointing out that knowledge of control applications can go a long way in eliciting optimal advantage from a Building Management System, Arvind K Swarnkar lists thumb rules to help follow best practices for control systems in a smart building.

Added: Jul 24, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

What is ailing air filters?

Dr Iyad Al-Attar lists a few practices explaining the reason behind frequent failure of air filters.

Added: Jul 12, 2016 | By Nayantara N

Make in India

Drawn by a fresh way of thinking by the Indian government, HVAC manufacturers in the Middle East are eyeing the possibility of a greater presence in the country.

Added: Apr 19, 2016 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

Decoding COP 21

Widely lauded as a historic accord on climate change, the Paris Agreement aims to mitigate global warming, by bringing about a reduction in GHG emissions, among other goals. But what would the adoption of the agreement mean for the industry and the region? How would it shape government regulations and business decisions? We bring you responses and reactions from regional and international industry leaders and members of organisations.

Added: Apr 17, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Enough room for all HVAC players in Qatar

Dr Essam Elsarrag of the Gulf Organization for Research & Development (GORD-GSAS) says diversity of projects in Qatar, including 2022 FIFA World Cup-related developments, offers plenty of scope for different cooling approaches

Added: | By Surendar Balakrishnan

A winning approach

Can the hospitality industry achieve energy savings without compromising on guest experience? Saying that it’s doable, Denis Sorin and Aamir Riaz of Dur Hospitality share details of how their Saudi Arabia-based company has taken initiatives to meet the twin targets.

Added: Mar 17, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

‘Variable speed is the future of air conditioning’

Ryouji Sanou, President of Daikin Middle East and Africa, sits down with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East to discuss his company’s performance in 2015 and the growing interest in VRF technology in the region. He also shares his insights on the climate action plan the UAE has submitted to the United Nations for COP21 and the continued search for alternative refrigerants for high-ambient countries.

Added: Mar 14, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

Natural refrigerants – first choice for air conditioning

Air conditioning is no longer a topic of interest only for countries further south. Rising standards of living has resulted in a growing demand for comfort cooling in living and working spaces even across moderate climatic zones. The increasing need for energy also puts more focus on climate-friendly alternatives. Sigurd Schiller, eurammon member and Sales Manager for HVAC Germany South at Johnson Controls Systems & Service, explains the advantages of using natural refrigerants for air conditioning systems and comments on future market potential.

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‘VRF will be incorporated into the entire Expo 2020 infrastructure’

Suneel M Advani and Vir S Advani, respectively Chairman & Managing Director and Executive Director of Blue Star, in a conversation with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East, share their outlook for the GCC region’s HVAC industry, and reveal their company’s plans for the Middle East, including launch of innovation in VRF technology

Added: | By Fatima de la Cerna

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Saving lives and energy

A hospital in Italy faced increased burden of energy and expenses during the summer months. Installing adiabatic panels by Blue Energy resulted in increased cooling capacity and thermal comfort, while saving energy in air conditioning, claims the manufacturer. We bring you the case study.

Added: Feb 14, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Waste not, want not

Food wastage does not garner as much attention as climate change does, which is quite a tragic situation, writes B Surendar.

Added: Jan 12, 2016 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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Why now is the time for Dubai

In part I of this series, Christopher LaBorde reviewed how the global HVAC industry was poised for real change, and in part II, he addressed the reasons why the UAE was the right location for transformational HVAC leadership. In this third and final installment in the series, he asserts that Dubai has a big role to play in bringing about this change.

Added: Nov 23, 2015 | By CCME Content Team

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In search of the elusive refrigerant

Various industry experts share their views on the current state of the refrigerants sector and their approach towards identifying and using the right low-GWP refrigerants for high-ambient countries.

Added: Nov 16, 2015 | By Rajiv Pillai

Hey, let’s go to the movies!

The matinee idols who rule the hearts of millions owe their stardom to air conditioners, which made going to the cinemas cool.

Added: Nov 7, 2015 | By Pratibha Umashankar

Throwing light on a mushrooming problem

An Oklahoma-based mushroom farm was spending tens of thousands of dollars on maintenance when air conditioning coils became caked with mould every three months. Additionally, chemical cleaning was prematurely corroding the coils. The farm solved the problem with UV light systems that are now keeping coils clean and significantly reducing maintenance costs. We bring you the case study.

Added: Oct 13, 2015 | By CCME Content Team

Will the real inventor stand up, please?

It wasn’t one single eureka moment that led to the invention of air conditioners. It looks like many inventive minds dreamed up the idea, often simultaneously, and for different reasons. Without wading into the ‘who first’ controversy, here’s raising a toast to all those pioneers.

Added: Oct 6, 2015 | By Pratibha Umashankar