Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2018: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), received four awards at the 109 International District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Conference and Tradeshow 2018, held in Vancouver, Canada, from June 11 to 14, the company said in a Press communiqué. The awards are: IDEA Innovation Awards Honourable Mention for the “360° Solution for Metering Artificial Intelligence (AIMS 360°)”, IDEA Innovation Awards Honourable Mention for the “Energy Transfer Solution Flow Control Optimisation using Statistical Process Control”, Gold Award for “Total Number of Buildings Committed” and Gold Award for “Total Building Area Committed”, the communiqué said.
The first Innovation Award won by Empower was for the “360° Solution for Metering Artificial Intelligence (AIMS 360°)”, which is a remote and integrated system, the communiqué said. The system’s objective is to effectively manage District Cooling needs at both ends of process, the communiqué further said. The solution is designed to serve customers with accurate billing requirements, auto-detect and analyse meter faults for real-time rectification and provide sustainable supply of District Cooling for customers, the communiqué added.
The second Innovation Award was received for the “Energy Transfer Solution Flow Control Optimisation using Statistical Process Control (SPC)”, the communiqué said. Applying SPC, Empower is committed to meet the contractual demands of the end user in terms of flow requirements and supply temperature, the communiqué further said. The flow requirements are met using the flow control valve, which is modulated to ensure sufficient water flow for the building. Standard deviations and control charts are used to monitor and enhance the performance of the control loop, thus resulting in improved quality of service and effective usage of chilled water, the communiqué added.
Receiving the awards, Ahmed Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said, “This recognition reflects Empower’s determination and leadership, and its ability to innovate solutions and technologies in the District Cooling industry, which has put Dubai on the map of global cities in District Cooling.”