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JCI acquires Tempered Networks

Move will create secure communications enabling, micro-segmentation of building networks and granular access control and authentication that fortifies critical data and services

Added: Jun 23, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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ASHRAE, U.S. DoE sign renewed MoU agreement

The two organisations seek to advance decarbonisation of the building sector by increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprint of buildings through their lifespan

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Standing their ground

Whilst it is common knowledge that pricing has come to be the single biggest factor in purchasing HVACR equipment and components in the last five years, the extent of the problem faced by well-meaning manufacturers and suppliers makes for stark reading. The topic is worth discussing, because meeting socio-economic and sustainable development targets, including emission […]

Added: Jun 19, 2022 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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The great fight

Italy was among the hardest hit by the pandemic, with cases peaking to 200,000 a day. Adversity, however, pushed the country to invest in fighting the pandemic with a more holistic approach that focused on effective management of the built-environment and HVACR-related innovations, writes Nafeesa Mohammed

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Empower wins two golds at IDEA 2022

Earns the twin honours in the categories, ‘Number of Buildings Committed’ and 'Total Building Area Committed' to District Cooling

Added: Jun 15, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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‘Ensuring access to buildings is key to tracing’

Close coordination with the government as a public-private collaboration is key to a successful city-wide auditing of buildings for better IAQ and protecting occupants from the spread of contagious diseases, says Meiny Prins, CEO, Priva, in this interview with Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East. Excerpts…

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If you can’t measure risk, you can’t mitigate it

We know that IAQ can lead to serious health issues. It’s more urgent than ever that we learn how to map, measure and optimise it, says Sam Molyneux, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Poppy

Added: Jun 10, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Camfil launches virtual city

Camfil City is a 3D city with solutions for air quality challenges, company says

Added: Jun 7, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Midea conference highlights its V8 VRF system

China-headquartered company says it chose Dubai for global launch of the technology, citing it as the best place to demonstrate the toughness of the system in facing up to high-ambient conditions

Added: Jun 1, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Rich diversity of industry experts to speak at MEP-specific conference

The 5 th edition of The Client, Consultant, Contractor Conference and its co-located event, The Great Debate continue to attract stakeholders with expertise in offering clarity on contractual disputes, payment delays, project development, integration of IT, operational data, and health and safety, among other topics

Added: May 31, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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It is happening. What now?

The way value chain economics works implies that pervasive increases in costs will automatically lead to a pervasive decline in demand for the goods produced, says Krishnan Unni Madathil

Added: May 27, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Seeley celebrates its Golden Jubilee

Ceremony also a nod to 10 years of partnership with UAE distributor, Climagulf Trading, climate control solutions provider says

Added: May 25, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Daikin to participate in The Hotel Show Dubai

Company speaks of encouraging the hotel industry to go green with chillers and heat pumps as novel methods for producing hot water, of wanting to contribute towards accelerating the hospitality sector’s transition to carbon net-zero.

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THE GREAT DEBATE

Upcoming, uniquely styled discussion will compare the merits of chilled water and VRF systems, in the contexts of lowering greenhouse gas emissions and total cost of ownership (TCO) and of ensuring building occupant health and safety

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IAQ and building tracing

As early as September 2020, Jeremy McDonald, a professional engineer with New York-based Guth Deconzo Consulting Engineers, writing in Climate Control Middle East magazine, spoke of the need for a building tracing programme – essentially, an audit of the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) performance of buildings. This was at the height of the outbreak of […]

Added: May 11, 2022 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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On overdrive?

Has the drives market been witnessing an uptick in sales, induced by greater awareness on IAQ, post the pandemic, and the general call for greater energy efficiency in the HVACR industry? Surendar Balakrishnan has the story…

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Building tracing

Why auditing and certifying buildings on their IAQ performance is crucial for infection control

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Why does IAQ matter in real estate?

Yousuf Fakhruddin, CEO, Fakhruddin Properties, gives the lowdown on how developers are thinking about the air we breathe

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THE GREAT DEBATE

Upcoming courtroom-styled discussion debating CHW and VRF systems, in the contexts of lowering greenhouse gas emissions and cost, and ensuring building occupant health and safety, captures the imagination of the industry

Added: Apr 27, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Wilo reports achieving record sales

Pumping systems manufacturer says it ended the fiscal year 2021 with sales of nearly EUR 1.7 billion

Added: Apr 21, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Eurovent to host AHU webinar

Joint event by Eurovent, Eurovent Middle East and Eurovent Certita Certification to spotlight energy efficiency of air-handling units in hot and humid climates

Added: Apr 14, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Between the lines…

Among the Empanelled Guest Columnists we have recently introduced is Krishnan Unni Madathil, who writes a bi-monthly article analysing macro-economic and geopolitical trends. Krishnan has a singular mind with an ability to pull together diverse happenings and find a common thread running through them.  His column is not necessarily HVACR-specific, but it serves a vital […]

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Liquidity issues

With COVID-exacerbated cash flow issues to the fore in the building construction industry, what are the ramifications of insolvency of owner, main contractor and the supply chain?

Added: Apr 10, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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IoT in hospitality

Strong IoT-based energy management systems showcase expedited ROI, achieved in 14-18 months, says Rahul Bhalla, Co-Founder & CEO, Zenatix Solutions.

Added: Apr 9, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Changing of guard at ebm-papst

Marco Duarte replaced Koen van Nistelrooij as Managing Director of ebm-papst Middle East on April 1. Here, in this interview with Climate Control Middle East, Marco and Koen, who will be switching to ebm-papst Benelux from August 2022, elaborate on the transition…

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Why third-party is the way forward

Independent, industry factory-trained and certified chiller service specialist organisations offer superior services and solutions.

Added: Apr 7, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Humidification – one size does not fit all

Most HVAC contractors do not regularly undertake humidification projects, so acquiring enough experience to avoid the possible pitfalls can be difficult. Mahmoud Widyan, General Manager, Condair Middle East, elaborates on what any contractor taking on a humidification project ought to consider.

Added: Apr 6, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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MEP stakeholder health at core of discussions

The 5th edition of The Client, Consultant, Contractor Conference will elaborate on business growth opportunities and examine signs linked to financial stability.

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Samsung equips Museum of the Future with VRF systems

Designed to circulate continuous flows of cooling vertically, the VRF systems are set to provide higher energy efficiency, individualised control and installation flexibility, company says

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Multi-Wing releases fan specification App

OPTIMISER 11 is an easy-to-use resource for original equipment engineers to specify the Multi-Wing fan for their application

Added: Mar 29, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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WIKA joins Eurovent

Swiss industrial manufacturer comes on board as Corresponding Member.

Added: Feb 25, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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AAF gets new COO for EEMEA, CIS, SAARC countries

Shailesh Nigam takes office with a mandate to lead key management and cross-functional operations, including acquisitions, reconditioning, logistics, sales-support, customer experience and growth operations, company says

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Honeywell, Etisalat Misr sign MoU

Objective is to create advanced solutions for smart buildings, communities and cities, former says

Added: Feb 8, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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HVACIT out of the park

Charmaine Fernz examines the extent of use of IT-enabled HVACR devices in the building construction industry

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Belimo launches IAQ gas monitoring devices

Among other features, combined CANbus and BACnet MS/TP networking allow standalone operation or seamless integration into the BMS, company says

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Vertiv becomes Eurovent’s newest member

Its Global Compliance Director says the company looks forward to working with Eurovent to develop new solutions for efficient and sustainable systems with the latest standards for the environment

Added: Jan 11, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Retrofitting for better IAQ

Bin Dasmal Contracting says it is flying against the face of conventional building-retrofit objectives to focus not only on energy efficiency but also on improving indoor air quality. Surendar Balakrishnan in conversation with Sahul Hameed, General Manager of the company. Excerpts from the interview…

Added: Dec 23, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Intent and sequence

Rheem opens manufacturing facility in Dubai as a manifestation of next stage of regional engagement

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A need to overcome professional bias

Saying that the CHW-VRF debate risks confusing stakeholders into making less than optimal decisions, Francois Boueri, Vice President - AHRI MENA, chooses to walk the middle ground in an attempt to put things in perspective

Added: Dec 12, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Sweden hosts Systemair seminar

Event elaborates on the progress of the HVAC industry in the context of sustainable development

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Shifting focus, keeping the balance

Amidst vaccine roll-outs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus shifts from energy efficiency to the need for better Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). What are the concerns and challenges in this respect? Ranjana Konatt, Online Writer, Climate Control Middle East, presents an overview…

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Capex-opex conundrum

This article is to demonstrate the direct higher operating costs linked to a customer making a decision based on the first cost of evaporative cooling equipment; The importance and fast payback that certified evaporative cooling equipment brings to the total system cost is very evident, say Rafael Van Eijcken, General Manager, BAC Middle East, and Emmanuel Timothy, Senior Project Engineer, BAC Middle East

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AHR Expo announces 2022 Education Program

Sessions will offer insight and access to HVACR leadership, opportunities, challenges, training and applications, International Exposition Company, the organizer of the show, says

Added: Nov 22, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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The Nordic revolution

The Scandinavian HVACR industry is widely seen as a front-runner in sustainable development, with a strategic focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy and better Indoor Environmental Quality

Added: Nov 14, 2021 | By Charmaine Fernz

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The Purdue paint

Whilst the world was preparing for COP26, a Purdue professor and his team of researchers announced the formulation of the world’s whitest acrylic paint. Dr Xiulin Ruan, a professor of mechanical engineering at the university, said the paint, which contains an extremely high concentration of barium sulphate, has the ability to reflect 98.1% of solar […]

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Tabreed announces Q3 2021 financial results

Reports increased profitability resulting from what it describes as sound business planning; says it is more agile than ever, paving the way for further expansion

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AHRI, CEBC sign MoU

The advancing of energy efficiency in the MENA Region behind the move, AHRI says

Added: Oct 18, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

Why term as arbitrary?

Dan Mizesko keeps the VRF versus CHW systems debate alive, asks for evidence to bolster claims made by VRF manufacturers and an MEP contractor

Added: Oct 13, 2021 | By Dan Mizesko

Snow Cape

Going to the Finnish Line

This is the first in a series on the World Expo, in Dubai, in the context of the HVACR industry

Added: Oct 7, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Güntner launches new air cooler

Company says it has collaborated with customers to launch its most advance process air cooler yet

Added: Sep 15, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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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 […]

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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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‘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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BIM is not a standalone discipline

We are not employing BIM to its full potential, says Chris Meir, adding that the way it is often carried out in the region lacks true collaboration

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Clients with limited budgets tend to neglect benefits of VFDs

Martin Williamson, Head of Commissioning (Middle East), AESG, gives a consultant’s perspective on whether a critical mass has been reached with regard to the uptake of variable frequency drives (VFDs). Excerpts from the interview he gave to 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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‘We aim to reduce power consumption by 35 million kWh per year by 2023’

Atef Mohamed Awadh AlBreiki, SVP of Operations, National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed), describes the utility company’s concerted drive to retrofit its chillers and pumps with variable frequency drives. Excerpts from the interview he gave to Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East…

Added: Jul 11, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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‘Build back greener from the pandemic’

Janet Rogan, COP26 Regional Ambassador for MENA Region, calls for supporting the Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative, which aims to double the energy efficiency of four key products – electric motors, room air conditioners, refrigerators and lighting by 2030. Excerpts from the interview she gave to Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East.

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‘We brought our long-term loans to practically zero during COVID’

Amiruddin Thanawalla, Managing Director, Prime Focus Group, speaks on the virtue of adhering to a conservative business approach, which he says has ensured financial stability for the company. Excerpts from an interview he gave to Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East…

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School of thought

Duncan Curd references a Mayo Clinic study proving the reduced capacity of influenza A to survive in classrooms benefitting from humidification

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It’s about the people

While it is agreed that the HVACR industry attends to mission-critical needs of society, why is it lagging behind in attracting talent? And why is it falling short in typical HR-related KPIs? Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East has the story…

Added: Jul 10, 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 […]

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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

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Towards carbon-negative

Moheet Vishwas presents a case for renewed belief in ESCOs as a vehicle for achieving progressive climate-change objectives and transforming countries into green economies

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‘Pandemic has ushered in new customer needs’

Masaaki Miyatake, Chairman and President, Daikin MEA, in an exclusive interview he gave to Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East, speaks of how the company is rapidly leveraging its solutions to continuously evolve with market requirements. Excerpts from the interview…

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The sheer joy of ‘brick & mortar’ events

Whilst webinars served as an indispensable bridge to discussions at the onset of the pandemic, there was no denying the feeling of inadequacy in communication. There was no issue with the quorum on most occasions, but the sheer inability to spontaneously communicate, to make eye-contact, to view a gesture of the hand – which often […]

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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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On the surface of it

It is imperative that the chiller’s evaporator and condenser tube surfaces have the lowest resistance to heat transfer possible to prevent the scenario of chillers operating above their design efficiency.

Added: Jun 10, 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.

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Saving energy, moving away from R-22

Converting to inverter-based systems can help the UAE save 5,000-10,000 GW of energy a year, and a concerted shift to R-410a systems would help the country achieve its emissions reduction goals, says Visakh Tom Jose, Sales Manager, Air Solutions Division, LG Electronics Gulf, in this interview to Surendar Balakrishnan…

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Valves and Critical Spaces

Using the wrong air valve technology in operating theatres and isolation rooms can not only negatively affect the performance of the space but potentially render the entire air management system unstable, says Syed Taqi Hussain

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Light at the end of the tunnel

Today’s market is still suffering from poor commissioning-related competency and general lack of understanding, but it’s not all bad, says Lee Hewitt

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Virtually possible?

How indulgent is the construction marketplace towards digital HVACR stores? Are design engineers and consultants willing to select products on the basis of viewing them on screen?

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Are we prepared for a shakedown?

Balancing energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ), as an action, is likely to pick up speed. While the debate rages on whether or not the minimum number of fresh air changes needs to be revised to improve IAQ, there is consensus on the need to firmly see it as just one among other measures, […]

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Staggering amounts of raw data

Peter Thomsen, Director, Building Systems Solutions Group, Armstrong Fluid Technology, in this interview he gave to Ranjana Maria Konatt of Climate Control Middle East, talks about the arrival of digitalization as a way to build digital twin for both optimization and condition-based maintenance. Excerpts…

Added: May 15, 2021 | By Ranjana Konatt

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The right mix of skills

Digital transformation in the refrigeration domain calls for a thorough knowledge in refrigeration systems and controls systems, along with digital literacy, says Raja Subramanyam

Added: May 12, 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

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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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Tecon appoints Kasprowicz as CEO

Engineering firm says his expertise in building technologies will be crucial for the improvement of current, and the development of new opportunities

Added: May 10, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Carel signs agreement to acquire 51% of CFM Soğutma

Company says the transaction is aligned with two of its key strategic directions: geographical expansion outside western Europe and the development of the services business – on-field and digital

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Oh no, not my chillers!

Equipment operators and plant owners are in denial or just plain unaware that most chillers are operating above their design efficiency, says Dan Mizesko

Added: May 6, 2021 | By Dan Mizesko

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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

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Fifty million more people face heat-related risks

Situation attributed to COVID-19, which has increased global cooling access challenges for the first time. • New report finds major increase in urban and rural poor populations at high risk from a lack of access to cooling, totaling 1.09 billion people. • Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa at highest risk, with poverty impact of COVID-19 and rapidly growing hot cities contributing to increased risk. • Access to sustainable cooling is critical to ensure nutrition, health and safety of the most vulnerable.

Added: May 5, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Dunli launches X-Pro axial fans

The fans are designed to feature the latest rear guide vane and three-dimensional impeller, company says

Added: May 3, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Carrier launches Abound

Company describes it as a digital platform to create smarter, more resilient spaces that improve occupant health

Added: Apr 27, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

ASHRAE launches Vision 2030 webpage

Society says the digital platform provides guidance to support intelligent design, construction and operation for a resilient built-environment

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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

Ignore Digitalisation at your own peril

Digitalisation can squeeze out profits from system operations, ensuring savings in terms of running costs resulting from slower depreciation of machines, decrease in labour costs and from energy savings, says Raja Subramanyam, adding that machine failures and system stoppages, which could cause loss of several thousands of dollars, can be avoided

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AlgoriFM

Where does the industry stand when it comes to the adoption of smart technologies in facilities management (FM)? Given the reported tangible and intangible benefits of digital solutions, what are the main bottlenecks that building owners face when it comes to investing in smart FM, and how can the industry overcome them to improve energy efficiency and IEQ? Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

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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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Who’s fixing the leak?

For several years now, the pages of Climate Control Middle East have resonated with calls for visiting the issue of minimum number of fresh air changes an hour. Those that wish to place health above every other consideration have strongly supported the move, but building managers have largely said it is not even a subject […]

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Navigating 2021

The year ahead presents opportunities in the form of smaller projects, which were often neglected among the large-scale Middle East-size projects that the region is famous for, says Avin Gidwani, by way of offering hope in a scenario where the dearth of new project contract awards in 2020 will result in a significant shortfall of available work for HVAC businesses in 2021

Added: Apr 7, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Ariston announces commitment to UN sustainability goals

Company says it will generate more than 80% of revenue from innovative and sustainable water heating technologies by 2022, acting consistently with the United Nations sustainable development goals

Added: Mar 24, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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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

DIGITALISATION OF COLD CHAIN ASSETS

A digital transformation in food retail and other aspects of the food cold chain has vast positive implications on operational efficiency, argues Raja Subramanyam

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A TOWERING OUTLOOK

Rafael Van Eijcken, General Manager – Middle East, Turkey and India, Baltimore Aircoil Middle East speaks candidly, on how cooling tower manufacturers are navigating the market conditions in the GCC region, on energy saving opportunities that can be unlocked with new and existing technologies, and on the need to consolidate the fragmented standards and certifications landscape. Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

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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 16, 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…

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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 

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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

The Great Reboot

The UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment recently described the approval and implementation of the country’s new Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), tied to achieving the climate change mitigation goals of the historic Paris Agreement of 2015, as a key milestone, adding that the “move falls under our national economic and energy diversification drive, manifested […]

Added: Feb 23, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

THE EVOLVING BUILDING-RETROFIT LANDSCAPE

A shifting landscape, driven by a change in occupancy profiles, has triggered a growing appreciation for the long-term payback of sustainability measures and an increased focus on tenant well-being; however, there continues to be a large scope for improvement in retrofit measures that can unlock a host of opportunities for the entire value chain. Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

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HEATING HAMBURG WITH HYDROGEN

With Germany’s green hydrogen economy being further fuelled by a EUR 9 billion investment from the government, the port city of Hamburg has embarked on a bold initiative to build one of the world's largest electrolysers. Stefan Kleimeier of Wärme Hamburg GmbH, Hamburg's municipal heat supplier, speaks on the collaboration with Vattenfall, Shell and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

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Wilo Middle East acquires PumpsPro

Under the terms of the agreement, company says it will hold all the assets of the latter, and also its service workforce, brand and portfolio of customers

Added: Feb 17, 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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Condair releases whitepaper on healthy buildings

One of the aims of the publication is to promote dialogue amongst facility managers, users, and health and safety officers, enabling the right package of health protection measures to be considered, company says

Added: Feb 14, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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‘One cup at a time’

Andrés Londoño and Santiago Londoño, third- and fourth-generation farmers of Colombian Exotic Coffee, discuss the family-owned company’s commitment and investment to pioneering innovative cold chain processes, as part of its move to revolutionise the Middle East market’s coffee experience

Added: Feb 8, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy

Fresh food, with minimum energy

Danfoss says its Alsense IoT services, equipped with a holistic store-level software suite, will empower food retailers

Added: Jan 24, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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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…

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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…

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‘The UAE leadership has a view of the future – and it is not just tomorrow’

Tomas Anker Christensen speaks exclusively with Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East on his appointment as Denmark’s first Climate Ambassador, opportunities for greater cooperation between the UAE and Denmark and the intangible benefits of cultivating local expertise and solutions. Excerpts…

Added: Jan 11, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy

The bane of district cooling

How long should we have to live with the migraine that the Low ΔT Syndrome has come to represent, ask Philips Tharakan and Mohammed Faiz, adding that the answer may lie in deploying Intelligent ΔT Management Systems

Added: Jan 5, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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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

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Systemair in Hygienic Air Handling Unit initiative

Says it has become first major manufacturer to offer Eurovent-certified performance for the units; adds the certification combines requirements of multiple hygienic standards in a single programme with an easy 1-3 star rating, depending on the hygienic demands

Added: Dec 10, 2020 | By CCME Content Team

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Lexzander, Emitech enter into a JV

Aim to offer MEP project management and other solutions to the AED 25-30 million market segment with shorter conversion time and optimised resources

Added: Dec 1, 2020 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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Leminar hosts annual Customer Conference

Third edition of the event provides a platform for the company’s partners, including Rheem, Soler & Palau, Kimmco Isover, Frese, Clima Uno, Galloway Acoustics and Winters to showcase their solutions

Added: Nov 25, 2020 | By CCME Content Team

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‘And we have here…’

The HVACR section of The Big 5 Show of 2017 provided an opportunity for manufacturers to showcase new products and innovations, in addition to strengthening their relationship with existing clients and seeking out new ones. Climate Control Middle East, in its traditional coverage of the show, presents profiles of some of the exhibiting companies, with more to follow in the January 2018 issue.

Added: Dec 16, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy

‘It was a great experience representing the UAE in the HVACR field’

Roudha Bin Bahr, an Emirati undergraduate student specialising in Chemical Engineering at STS, Al Ain, speaks with Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East on her participation as the first and only Arab woman in the World Skills Competition 2017, the importance of skills training and capacity building and her thoughts on the future the HVACR industry holds for Emirati youth. Excerpts…

Added: Dec 14, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

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ASHRAE standards in Arabic

Translation of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 nearing completion, says UAE Falcon Chapter

Added: Oct 12, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy

The big R

What feelings do regulations evoke amongst manufacturers? And what is the regulator point of view? Benwen Lopez has the story...

Added: Oct 4, 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

An end to the freeze-thaw see-saw

B Surendar, the Editor of Climate Control Middle East, presents his views on applying blockchain in the HVACR realm.

Added: Apr 19, 2017 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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Are you ready for VAT?

As part of a region-wide drive to diversify income sources for public services, all six GCC states are poised to introduce VAT on goods and services as early as January 2018. Considering that the region has long held the tax-free tag, what impact would the new tax regime have on the private sector? What measures must HVACR companies undertake to prepare for compliance? And, perhaps more importantly, how soon should they start preparing?

Added: Dec 28, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

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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

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Iran in the HVACR race

The landmark nuclear deal sealed between world powers and Iran has been hailed a triumph by many industry players in Iran and elsewhere, especially in the context of doing business in the country. HVACR industry leaders share their views on the current state of the industry and how lifting sanctions on Iran will widen opportunities for the sector. 

Added: Oct 14, 2015 | By Rajiv Pillai

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Snapshots: Big 5 KSA

Photos from the 2011 edition of Big 5 at KSA

Added: Mar 20, 2011 | By CCME Content Team

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Green Focus

For the chiller industry, downturn or not, the drive to produce more efficient and environmentally friendly chillers continues, especially from a green context, writes Jose Franco.

Added: Feb 15, 2010 | By CCME Content Team

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Made in Germany

After the annus horribilis that was 2009, the German HVACR industry is showing signs of getting on the growth path. Jose Franco reports.

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