Abu Dhabi to better construction license approval procedures

Abu Dhabi to better construction license…

Monday, 21 May 2018 09:23

Abu Dhabi department of urban planning and municipalities and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence have signed an MoU to further bolster their efforts aimed at providing integrated services in the construction...

UAE changes visa rules to attract global investors

UAE changes visa rules to attract global…

Monday, 21 May 2018 07:59

In line with the UAE’s position as a primary destination for international investors and a global talents, the UAE Cabinet, chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President...

Abu Dhabi Airport reduces waiting time and quicker check-in with smart IoT technology

Abu Dhabi Airport reduces waiting time a…

Monday, 21 May 2018 06:46

Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP), systems integrator firm for the aviation industry, has partnered with Xovis, provider of people flow monitoring solutions, to help improve operations at Abu Dhabi International...

Safest MAN coaches arrive in the UAE

Safest MAN coaches arrive in the UAE

Monday, 21 May 2018 05:00

In keeping with the UAE’s efforts to make its roads safer, MAN Truck & Bus has delivered the safest coaches to the Sharjah Road Transport Authority (RTA)

Saudi Cement plant to get upgrade boost from GE Power

Saudi Cement plant to get upgrade boost …

Sunday, 20 May 2018 11:21

Saudi Cement has signed an agreement with GE Power for the upgrade of three GE 6B gas turbines at its Hofuf plant to increase power output and efficiency

Eaton’s updated Tofino security solution adds fibre optic capabilities, simplifies set up

Eaton’s updated Tofino security solution…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 07:16

Power management company Eaton has released updated versions of its Tofino industrial Ethernet security solution

GE Power to upgrade Jebel Ali power stations

GE Power to upgrade Jebel Ali power stat…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:53

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an agreement worth about US$52.5mn with GE Power to upgrade gas turbines at the Jebel Ali Power & Desalination E Station

TechnipFMC gets Pakistan refinery contract

TechnipFMC gets Pakistan refinery contra…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:38

Pak-Arab Refinery Ltd (PARCO) has awarded oilfield services company TechnipFMC an engineering contract for a refinery at Hub near Karachi, Pakistan

nVent completes separation from Pentair

nVent completes separation from Pentair

Thursday, 17 May 2018 09:09

nVent Electric Plc, which makes server cabinets, said it completed a spin-off from Pentair Plc and is trading as an independent, publicly-listed company

JinkoSolar record holder for P-type monocrystalline cell efficiency

JinkoSolar record holder for P-type mono…

Thursday, 17 May 2018 04:45

Chinese solar PV panel manufacturer JinkoSolar’s P-type monocrystalline cell broke the world record yet again with efficiency hitting 23.95 per cent during certification testing done by the Photovoltaic and Wind...

‘Switch to solar, save water’

‘Switch to solar, save water’

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 06:33

‘Thirsty’ Middle East and North African (MENA) countries could tap into their solar energy potential to cope with fresh water scarcity, according to resource experts

Mammoet contracted for Kuwait airport terminal upgrade

Mammoet contracted for Kuwait airport te…

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 06:14

Heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet has been contracted by Turkish construction company Limak Insaat to carry out the transportation and installation works for the new US$4.3bn terminal construction project...

MENA power requirements to go up by 6.4 per cent annually: APICORP

MENA power requirements to go up by 6.4 …

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:35

The Middle East and Africa’s (MENA) power capacity requirements are expected to increase at an annual rate of 6.4 per cent until 2022, according to the latest research report by...

Savannah Resources to start Mahab 4 and Maqail South mine development in Oman

Savannah Resources to start Mahab 4 and …

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:41

Savannah Resources plc, the AIM-quoted resource development company, has announced the issuance of letters of no objection from all eight ministries for both the Mahab 4 and Maqail South mining...

Steel firm Conares opens new facility in JAFZA

Steel firm Conares opens new facility in…

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:22

The UAE's second largest private steel manufacturer Conares inaugurated its 12-inch pipe mill in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) earlier this month

NFT and Potain’s Safety First! campaign reaches Saudi Arabia

NFT and Potain’s Safety First! campaign …

Monday, 14 May 2018 08:00

NFT Specialized in Tower Cranes, along with Manitowoc’s Potain, has taken its ‘Safety First!’ campaign to Saudi Arabia focusing on the main contractors around the Riyadh Metro

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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