Panel on construction prioritises latest modeling technique adoption

Panel on construction prioritises latest…

Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:56

At a panel discussion hosted by construction consultancy Faithful+Gould, participants spoke about challenges in adopting latest modeling practices and how technology could help drive efficiencies in project delivery

IFC, IBRD, MIGA and Canadian government support solar energy project in Gaza

IFC, IBRD, MIGA and Canadian government …

Thursday, 15 March 2018 06:25

The government of Canada along with International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and others have supported a US$12mn solar project...

Egypt’s digital forensic lab to improve IPR’s protection and enforcement

Egypt’s digital forensic lab to improve …

Thursday, 15 March 2018 06:24

The government of Egypt has announced to set up a specialised digital forensic lab for intellectual property as part of its enforcement schemes of combating software piracy

The Business Year and Investors Group Iran collaborate in research on Iran’s national economies

The Business Year and Investors Group Ir…

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 06:25

The Business Year (TBY) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Investors Group Iran (IGI) to help IGI’s annual research on Iran’s economy

Abu Dhabi’s Taweelah A2 plant to be fully managed by Emiratis for one month

Abu Dhabi’s Taweelah A2 plant to be full…

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 06:13

Abu Dhabi-based Emirates CMS Power Company (ECPC) has launched a new initiative to manage and operate Taweelah A2 combined cycle power and desalination plant by the UAE nationals for one...

Tunnel drilling for the Dubai Metro extension 50 per cent complete

Tunnel drilling for the Dubai Metro exte…

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 10:53

Tunnel drilling works for the Dubai Metro extension, dubbed as the Route 2020 Project, is now 50 per cent complete, Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of...

EGA saves about US$1.36mn in energy cost each year

EGA saves about US$1.36mn in energy cost…

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 06:24

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has announced to save around US$1.36mn in energy costs each year by implementing energy conservation ideas from shop floor staff

MaK Middle East opens Dubai workshop

MaK Middle East opens Dubai workshop

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 06:12

MaK Middle East LLC has opened its workshop in Dubai Maritime City to provide after-sales support in the region

LED light fittings maker Switch Made partners with boarding school on green initiative

LED light fittings maker Switch Made par…

Monday, 12 March 2018 07:42

France-based Switch Made said it had provided Swiss International Scientific School, a Dubai-based boarding school, with LED lights, making it the "first low-energy building" in the Middle East

ACWA Power inaugurates US$465mn Salalah 2 IPP plant in Oman

ACWA Power inaugurates US$465mn Salalah …

Monday, 12 March 2018 06:33

The Greenfield Salalah 2 IPP project, with an aggregate capacity of 445MW, and an investment of US$465mn, was inaugurated by ACWA Power in Oman recently

Law firm Winston & Strawn advises on Turkish motorway project financings

Law firm Winston & Strawn advises on…

Monday, 12 March 2018 06:04

Law firm Winston & Strawn LLP said that it had advised on project financings for the North Marmara Motorway project in Turkey, which is aimed at improving transport connectivity between...

Mercedes-Benz launches the all-new Actros and Arocs for Middle East and Africa

Mercedes-Benz launches the all-new Actro…

Sunday, 11 March 2018 10:02

Mercedes-Benz is opening up a new chapter in the heavy-duty truck segment with this two all-new model series – Actros and Arocs – for the Middle East and Africa markets

Deutz TCD 9.0 named as Diesel of the Year

Deutz TCD 9.0 named as Diesel of the Yea…

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 06:30

‘DIESEL’ trade magazine has awarded the new Deutz TCD 9.0 engine as ‘Diesel of the Year’

Liftomatic FTA forklift attachment handles steel drums

Liftomatic FTA forklift attachment handl…

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 06:12

Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc, an industry leading material handling equipment manufacturer, has introduced FTA drum handling units

Masdar to install rooftop PV systems at Khazna

Masdar to install rooftop PV systems at …

Monday, 05 March 2018 06:52

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), a subsidiary of the Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), has announced to install a 290KW solar photovoltaic (PV) system to serve the facility of Khazna...

Honeywell introduces hardware and software platform for its mobile computers

Honeywell introduces hardware and softwa…

Monday, 05 March 2018 06:28

Honeywell has introduced a new hardware and software platform for the next generation of its mobile computers

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


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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