Dubai, UAE, 22 April 2019: Tecumseh Middle East held a Customer Event on April 17 in Dubai, where the focus was on refrigerants and commercial variable-speed products. Johan Gouws, Managing Director, Tecumseh Middle East, said: “This year, we celebrate 85 years of existence, and it would not have been possible without the support of our customers and stakeholders.” Adding, he said that for the past 18 months, the company has paid close attention to its vision, mission and values and is looking at how best it can improve as an organisation. The aim, he said, is to deliver high-value solutions to customers, by fostering a safe and collaborative environment.
Lionel Audouy, Global Platform Director, Tecumseh Europe, gave a road-map for refrigerants. He said: “Refrigerants are not a new topic, and the next thing we are likely to see is the phasedown of HFCs.” The goal, he said, is to keep the planet safe, and the vision is to provide a better tomorrow. In order to understand refrigerants better, he said, it is necessary to understand what is being done in other countries. For instance, he said, the use of F-Gas and the regulations brought about to limit the leakage of refrigerants are some of the measures being adopted.
The event also saw a discussion on commercial variable-speed products. Robert Terry, Global Platform Director – Variable Speed Product, Tecumseh Corporate, said: “The availability of variable speed reduces energy consumption, and you can save up to 40% on energy consumption, just by using variable speed.” In fixed systems, he said, you have to size your compressor for the pull-down condition, but with a variable capacity system, you don’t have to do this. Instead, you can size your compressor as per the capacity requirement and then simply run fast compared to the fixed speed. “What we see in application testing,” Terry added, “is that normally you can get away with maybe one or two normal-capacity compressors. Today, we’re able to use variable compressors, as a result of which there are a lot of advantages with regard to the physical size and weight.”