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Writing its own chapter

Similar to its neighbours in the GCC region, Kuwait is exhibiting a growing consciousness towards the finite nature of its resources. What are the main drivers moving Kuwait out of its comfort zone, as it writes its chapter on energy efficiency and indoor air quality, in the context of the growth of the GCC region? Hannah Jo Uy has the story...

Added: Apr 16, 2018 | By Hannah Jo Uy

A cosmopolitan affair

ISK-SODEX Istanbul, recognised as the third-largest HVACR fair, globally, received a more diverse range of international visitors in its 2018 edition, thus providing a snapshot of global trends driving the industry. Exhibitors showcased their latest innovations and current product ranges, shared their strategies for penetrating local and overseas markets and explained how they are navigating an increasingly homogenous business environment that puts a premium on efficiency, quality and cost. In this comprehensive coverage, Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East presents profiles of those that participated...

Added: Mar 20, 2018 | By CCME Content Team

Winds of Change

How are robotics and artificial intelligence shaping the HVAC industry? What are the implications?

Added: Mar 17, 2018 | By Benwen Lopez

An integrated approach

Economic concerns have not dampened Italy’s drive to meet its environmental targets. Reportedly, the country’s integrated efforts to promote sustainable practices across the value chain have impacted consumer behaviour and building practices. How are HVACR manufacturers coping with the resulting trends, and what are the implications for Brand Italy in the global market? Hannah Jo Uy has the story...

Added: Feb 13, 2018 | By CCME Content Team

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Lu-Ve Group introduces new series of condensers

Company also presents what is describes as an intelligent defrosting apparatus; innovations, it says, are a result of collaboration with Polytechnic University of Milan

Added: Feb 8, 2018 | By Hannah Jo Uy

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

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Danfoss joins Eurovent Middle East

Company representative expresses interest in wanting to contribute towards the development of the region’s standards

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Etisalat in IoT drive

IoT solutions set to boost the country’s energy-efficiency graph, says official

Added: Jan 11, 2018 | By Benwen Lopez

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And we have here…

In this, the second part of our coverage of The Big 5 Dubai 2017, which ran from November 26 to 29,2017, we present to you more profiles of companies that participated in the mega exhibition…

Added: Jan 9, 2018 | By CCME Content Team

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The road ahead…

Stakeholders blighted by payment delays and the experience of being at the receiving end of lopsided contracts expressed their feelings at The Consultant Contractor Conference 2017, in September in Dubai. In the first of a two-part report, Benwen Lopez presents the discussions that unfolded at the event.

Added: Nov 29, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

‘Interventions should focus on minimising the UHI effect’

Matthias Roth, Associate Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, speaks exclusively with Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East on his work as a principal investigator in the Urban Climate Lab, the international move towards climate-sensitive design, and on how recognition of the importance of Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect in the GCC region can serve as a catalyst in the efforts to improve outdoor thermal comfort and, as a result, reduce the use of energy and emission of greenhouse gases. Excerpts…

Added: Nov 25, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

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Split decision

Are inverters helping split systems garner a greater share of the air conditioning market? Or, are there still questions to be answered relating to their performance in high-ambient – especially T3 – conditions, which demand that the inverter operates on a higher load, as opposed to a partial-load profile? What are manufacturers doing to overcome the challenge, if it is, indeed, the case? Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

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SKM launches R-1234ze chillers

UAE-based air conditioning manufacturer says initiative will help meet higher energy-efficiency standards in the region

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And the twain have met

It is widely believed that Turkey’s strategic location, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, and its skilled workforce constitute a winning formula for its HVACR industry

Added: Oct 15, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy

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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

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Blue Star forms subsidiary company

Blue Star International FZCO will be headquartered in Dubai; Dawood Bin Ozair has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer

Added: Jul 9, 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

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

Information on the go

Dilip Sinha, General Manager (Middle East, Turkey and Africa), Honeywell-Environmental and Energy Solutions, talks to Benwen Lopez of Climate Control Middle East on the company’s initiatives related to intelligent building systems. Excerpts from the interview…

Added: May 18, 2017 | By Benwen Lopez

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

VRF – time for a mindset change

Until recently, though weighing heavily in its favour, the jury was still out on VRF technology as a serious contender in the region. That road hump has now been crossed. What has changed the narrative in the short interim? We read the signposts that signal the crossover, and the road ahead.

Added: Sep 20, 2016 | By Pratibha Umashankar

Thinking beyond the Eurovent Summit

Krakow in Poland becomes host city for the Eurovent Summit from September 27 to 30, 2016. Key decision-makers in the field of indoor climate, process cooling and food chain will gather in Krakow to think ‘Beyond HVACR’. Climate Control Middle East speaks to Alex Rasmussen, President; Felix Van Eyken, Secretary General and Morten Schmelzer, International Director, from the Eurovent association, to learn more about the event, the association and key issues of relevance to the sector…

Added: Aug 18, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Controlling the controllables

Though BMS has been available in the market for many years, end-users continue to face obstacles that prevent them from fully reaping its benefits. One such obstacle, various stakeholders believe, is the industry-wide shortage of knowledgeable and skilled BMS operators. RMS has been proposed as a solution to overcome the problem, but is the region ready to deploy the technology?

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

Foul play

Given that cooling towers play a critical role in process cooling in HVAC applications, it helps to be aware of the pitfalls one could encounter. We collate the most important ones for easy reference…

Added: | By Pratibha Umashankar

A ‘joint’ effort towards sustainability

Underscoring that sustainable design involves more than site orientation and energy-saving construction techniques, Stephen Traynor enumerates the advantages of grooved mechanical piping systems, and highlights how alternative joining methods could contribute towards higher building rating.

Added: Jul 27, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

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

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: Mar 27, 2016 | By B Surendar

The Internet of HVAC

The Internet of Things is poised to be a USD 19-trillion global business by 2025, reveals Cisco. How much of that chunk belongs to the Middle East market? How involved – or connected – is the HVAC sector? Is it doing enough to adopt smart solutions? Rajiv Pillai attempts to find the answers to these questions and others.

Added: Mar 20, 2016 | By Rajiv Pillai

The Italian Renaissance

With the Mostra Convegno Expocomfort event gearing up to celebrate its 40th edition in March, in Milan, Italy, stakeholders take stock of the HVACR market for 2016, with their gaze set on trends and innovations. Does the sector in the GCC region have a thing or two to learn from its Italian counterpart?

Added: | By Rajiv Pillai

‘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: Feb 15, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

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Outsourcing is the way forward

Subcontracting the O&M services of District Cooling companies and chiller plants to specialists purportedly has many advantages

Added: Feb 9, 2016 | By Nayantara N

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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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IEQ in hospitals – human being is the yardstick

A hospital needs to be a healthy place, be it for patients, staff or visitors, says Faisal Zaidi, who gives pointers to achieve the goal through HVAC solutions.

Added: Nov 10, 2015 | By CCME Content Team

‘Ventilation and HVAC, especially, are significant considerations’

Mohammed R Alyemeni, Senior Advisor at TVM | Capital Healthcare Partners for Saudi Arabia & the GCC countries, and former Deputy Health Minister of Saudi Arabia for Planning & Health Economics, speaks with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East about the projects the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom has lined up for the next few years and the challenges involved. Excerpts...

Added: Aug 12, 2015 | By Fatima de la Cerna

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Enter the dragon

Market players say that the world no longer perceives China as a haven for counterfeit products. Through conscious efforts to research and develop new technologies, the HVAC industry in China is already transitioning its image from “made in China” to “innovated in China”.

Added: Jul 9, 2015 | By Rajiv Pillai

Decisively green

The benefits of adopting green measures in schools in the GCC region far outweigh the costs, argues Moheet Vishwas...

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The filtration compass

Dr Iyad Al-Attar warns us of the abyss of truth we confront when we deviate from the roadmap for providing clean air and take the fast track to filtration bankruptcy.

Added: Mar 8, 2014 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar

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Pockets of resistance

There appears to be a preconceived notion that the greater the surface area covered, the more efficient the filter performance, which leads to the introduction of extra pockets. Dr Iyad Al-Attar systematically dispels this notion and emphasises the need for a filtration strategy for achieving better Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

Added: Mar 10, 2013 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar

Unclogging Filters and Mindsets

Arguing that unclogging of filters plays a critical role in ensuring better Indoor Air Quality, Dr Iyad Al-Attar demonstrates why it is important to determine when and how clogging occurs.

Added: Nov 17, 2012 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar

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The Long and Dusty Road Ahead …

In this last and final installment on the present series on air filtration, Dr Iyad Al-Attar highlights the need for better air filtration technology for improved Indoor Air Quality and reiterates his call for joint responsibility to ensure that this becomes a reality. We hope that the sincerity his voice exudes and the earnestness and urgency of his mission has reached out to our readers.

Added: Jul 13, 2012 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar

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Air Filtration: The interconnection we need to admit

In the sixth part of the series on air filtration, Iyad Al-Attar examines the impact of filter fouling on fan efficiency, heat transfer mechanism and the occupant’s thermal comfort.

Added: Jul 30, 2011 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar

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Clearing the air … about filtration

Air filtration, as we all know, is the process of separating dispersed particles from a dispersing fluid by means of porous media.

Added: Feb 20, 2011 | By CCME Content Team

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Duct Tales

Manufacturers brace for the increasing demand for ductwork and design in the region

Added: Apr 15, 2010 | By CCME Content Team

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Cool Towers

Jose Franco writes about the need for manufacturers to modify their heat-removal devices in tune with present and future requirements

Added: Mar 15, 2010 | By CCME Content Team

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