‘Bad HVAC systems lead to energy wastage’

Grundfos HVACGrundfos Gulf Distribution put the spotlight on the unacceptably high level of energy currently wasted by inefficient and badly designed HVAC systems at an ‘HVAC Day’ held in May for its clients and partners

Inaugurating the event, which was held at the Grundfos’ offices in Dubai, Tolga Candan business development manager, energy opt and retrofit said, “Buildings account for a massive 70 per cent of all UAE energy usage – with half of that down to HVAC systems alone. Energy checks, carried out by Grundfos experts on buildings throughout the region, show that energy use can be cut dramatically – in some cases by up to 60 per cent, by installing the latest high-efficiency pumps, and by engineering HVAC systems that respond to demand and therefore operate more efficiently.”

The audience of clients and partners, which included representatives from Taka Solutions, M.A.H.Y. Khoory, UEG and Danway, then moved to the Grundfos Studio Miyah pump showroom for an interactive tour through the history of pump development and the chance to see the latest high-tech developments from Grundfos’ world-leading range.

After a talk on energy optimisation, the focus moved to system connectivity and control with demonstrations of Grundfos remote management systems, including the CU352 multi-pump control unit and the latest GrundfosGO, which enables pump systems to be connected, controlled and reconfigured remotely using an iPhone or other mobile devices.

The discussion on pump technology showed the audience the benefits of different pump types and configurations before Grundfos moved on to its latest ‘intelligent’ solutions and a final session on different types of HVAC systems, problem solving and best practice design, including solutions for badly designed systems and the pros and cons of different pump types.

After the event, Ronak Monga, business development manager, HVAC, said, “This was an important step in getting the HVAC community to understand the depth of the problem that exists with inefficient HVAC systems. We know from experience that massive savings in both energy and cost can be achieved by using the latest energy efficient pump systems and matching performance to demand. 

“To do this, however, it is crucial that everyone, from the building owner and operator to the designer, engineer and pump supplier work together from the earliest design stage to find effective individual solutions for individual buildings. We hope that today will help to focus minds on where we go from here.”

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