Dubai and Abu Dhabi to build potable water interconnection network

Dubai and Abu Dhabi to build potable wat…

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 06:18

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) have signed an MoU agreement to build a strategic water connection network between Dubai and Abu...

Deal for largest solar storage project signed in Jordan

Deal for largest solar storage project s…

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 05:55

Jordanian PV manufacturer Irbid District Electricity Company and EPC Philadelphia Solar are developing a 11MW generation site, which will be paired with a 12MWh lithium-ion battery, which will perform peak...

Energy Recovery wins US$2.5mn for desalination projects in Saudi Arabia

Energy Recovery wins US$2.5mn for desali…

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 06:11

Energy Recovery, provider of pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, has been awarded US$2.5mn to supply its PX Pressure Exchanger technology for desalination projects in Saudi Arabia

DEWA completes 70 per cent of M-Station expansion

DEWA completes 70 per cent of M-Station …

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 04:59

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer recently reviewed the progress of the M-Station expansion project, the newest and largest electricity generation and...

Bahrain’s non-oil growth hikes to 4.4 per cent in Q1 2017

Bahrain’s non-oil growth hikes to 4.4 pe…

Monday, 14 August 2017 06:18

Growth in the non-oil sector of Bahrain’s economy reached 4.4 per cent in Q1 2017, up from 3.7 per cent during 2016, according to Bahrain Economic Quarterly published by the...

Jebel Ali Free Zone trade hits US$80.2bn in 2016

Jebel Ali Free Zone trade hits US$80.2bn…

Monday, 14 August 2017 05:35

DP World has announced the growing of Dubai-based Jebel Ali Free Zone’s (Jafza) non-oil foreign trade by 17 per cent from 23.9mn to 27.9mn tonnes in 2016, worth US$80.2bn

Siemens to build two new substations in Egypt’s Delta region

Siemens to build two new substations in …

Sunday, 13 August 2017 08:04

In a new move aimed at improving the resilience of Egypt’s power grid, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded Siemens a contract for the construction of two substations

Expo 2020 Dubai: SMEs win more than 50 per cent of 2017 contracts

Expo 2020 Dubai: SMEs win more than 50 p…

Sunday, 13 August 2017 06:37

The latest Expo 2020 Dubai report, prepared by The Big 5 Dubai, reveals that more than 15,000 businesses have registered their interest on Expo 2020 Dubai’s online procurement portal and...

Fluor’s phosphate project in Saudi Arabia begins production

Fluor’s phosphate project in Saudi Arabi…

Sunday, 13 August 2017 04:59

Fluor Corporation announced that it is providing programme management services for Ma’aden Waad Al-Shamal Phosphate Company’s (MWSPC) Umm Wual phosphate project in Saudi Arabia for the production of ammonia, merchant-grade...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 6th August - 10th August

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Thursday, 10 August 2017 16:25

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 6th August - 10th August

Chicago Pneumatic provides continuous energy supply for new residential development in Dubai

Chicago Pneumatic provides continuous en…

Thursday, 10 August 2017 09:31

Fourteen stationary generators from Chicago Pneumatic are providing the essential power required for the construction of a luxury residential development besides the Dubai Water Canal

Transformers of the public realm

Transformers of the public realm

Thursday, 10 August 2017 06:26

Expert Talks: Robert Shakespeare, Group Design Director at Cracknell

Saudi Arabia halts commercial and working visit visas for UAE Muslim residents during Hajj

Saudi Arabia halts commercial and workin…

Thursday, 10 August 2017 05:45

Effective 7 August 2017, Muslim residents in the UAE are unable to apply for commercial and working visit visas for Saudi Arabia as consular processing is suspended during the busy...

Duabi Ruler HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits Expo 2020 Dubai site

Duabi Ruler HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashi…

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 14:06

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the Expo 2020 Dubai Site Office recently to assess the situation

Groupe Renault signs a new joint venture in Iran

Groupe Renault signs a new joint venture…

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 05:49

Groupe Renault has announced the signature of a joint venture agreement with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) and PARTO NEGIN NASEH Co, an importer of Renault...

Farnek first to offer smart weather forecasts in buildings

Farnek first to offer smart weather fore…

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:35

Facilities management (FM) company Farnek is the first facility manager to partner with hyper-local weather forecasting services provider, ArabiaWeather, to increase its efficiency and redirect resources across its FM projects...

HVAC Industry will take centre stage at new product seminars at The Big 5 2011

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The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) sector is one that has constantly come under pressure during discussions of sustainability and environmental stability.

As a result, exhibitors at The Big 5 exhibition 2011 will be putting forward their newly launched HVAC technologies, with an emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency, at the free-to-attend product seminars taking place on site.

The seminars are just one of the new offerings this year, with both product and educational sessions. The product sessions will educate the audience on sustainable products and that are new to the region. Each session will include examples of case studies and talk through the challenges faced in purchasing and application as well as the solution applied to overcome these. The educational seminars will focus on key topics influencing the purchasing and commercial decisions within the industry at present.

Within these seminars, the HVAC sector has quickly come to the forefront of the presentation schedule. A number of brand new products will be presented, with many from the region, all of which are classing themselves as truly innovative green technology.

Manufacturers are playing a part in easing engineers and HVAC system designers through the changes that are expected to take place over the next few years. Recently, the major air conditioning firms have invested huge sums in the research and development of new technology to maximise energy efficiency and minimise refrigerant use. Many new products and technologies have been released that have greatly improved operational efficiencies, while also using the newer, more environmentally friendly refrigerants, as is evident by the latest product exhibits at trade shows such as The Big 5.

The Middle East is, naturally, one of the biggest offenders when it comes to the HVAC industry, with a significant demand for effective ventilation and AC throughout a large period of the year. The type of products being launched and presented at The Big 5 seminars in November include inspection, maintenance and mechanical, all of which will include features that ensure a reduction in environmental damage.

New Products

One of the new products is the Ecosmart from Nuaire, which is designed to incorporate speed control, bms interface or simple plug in remote controls, negating the needs for costly third party controls and their installation. There is the option of a constant pressure model, which can ventilate multiple systems without the need for any hard wiring back to the fan, and the integral speed control and matching sensors ensure the unit only operates when required.

Alan Hopes,Middle East sales engineer of Nuaire, said: “Huge energy savings are possible as the motor is running at a fraction of its full speed for the majority of the time instead of running at 100 per cent continuously. As well as the energy saving of the motor, expensively cooled/heated air is not being needlessly extracted so there is little wear and tear on the unit components.”

Another of the new products launching will be the next generation MECHFit from Japanese COCOMECH, the only press-fitting without tools. The technology is based around a clamp ring feature that grips the pipe; it is made from a heat-treated special steel spring with no need for power tools and therefore electricity. The tool is said to improve productivity by up to eight times and provides higher quality press-fitting than conventional methods. The flexible design of the piping system improves water efficiency and with no corrosion, scaling and algae growth, water contamination is eliminated.

White continued: “Changes to local regulations will have a huge effect on the way future buildings are cooled, with the Abu Dhabi government for example stating the use of variable refrigerant flow units for new residential buildings. Regulations are also coming into effect in Dubai for the use of thermal storage. Further improvements can be made simply by the choice of equipment.”

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