Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) say they have developed a water-based air conditioning system able to cool air to as low as 18C without the use of compressors or chemical refrigerants.
Led by Associate Professor Ernest Chua from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the team claims the system is cost-effective to produce and consumes around 40 per cent less electricity than compressor-based air conditioners used in homes and commercial buildings, resulting in significant reduction in carbon emissions.
Carel's full c.pCO range of controllers has received BACnet B-BC certification, covering equipment and control devices for BMS systems made by different manufacturers.
Francesco Pesce, Programmable Controllers Platform Manager, said: "In recent years we have seen increasingly rapid progress towards network-connected high-efficiency systems to improve management and save energy. The BACnet protocol has been supported for many years on our optional cards and monitoring solutions, ensuring integration of Carel's products into the building's systems.
"Now we have decided to make further investments so as to integrate our controllers with BACnet as standard, making it the main connectivity reference for our high-efficiency solutions. Having the entire c.pCO range of programmable controllers B-BC certified is an important achievement. This certification means we can guarantee our customers the highest reliability in efficient, high-performance and technologically-advanced connected systems.”
“We work very closely with BACnet International, whose activities are fundamental in the areas of building automation and integration. Indeed, starting this year we have decided to become a Gold Member, further underlining Carel's commitment to a sector we have been leaders in for more than 40years.''
Engineers from the University of Sheffield have co-designed a unique system to keep football fans and players cool at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Although the competition has been moved from the summer to November and December, the average temperature during this time ranges between 25 - 29℃.
Visitors to the Ziehl-Abegg stand at ISH in Frankfurt had a whale of a time as the fan and motor manufacturing specialist shared the inspiration for a new development.
The main focus of interest was the ZAbluefin fan for central air conditioning control units and industrial ventilation, which increases efficiency by up to 15%.
Ziehl-Abegg’s development engineers studied the physical structure and characteristics of the humpback whale in order to transfer elements to the new fan. And the company’s stand reflected that input with a small cinema devoted to whale-watching, an opening speech from whale researcher Dr Karsten Brensing and giveaways in the form of large inflatable whales!
The challenges facing the refrigeration and air conditioning industry dominated proceedings at the Association of European Component Manufacturers annual meeting in Brussels.
Alongside lectures from association experts, ASERCOM used the occasion of its 25th anniversary to hold its first open forum on topics including EU regulations, energy efficiency and further education.
More than 68,000 people attended the record-breaking 2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas.
The official attendance figure of 68,615 broke the previous record of 61,674 (set at the 2015 show in Chicago). This number was also 28.7% greater than the overall attendance (53,324) at the last AHR Expo held in Las Vegas in 2011.
Additionally, the 2017 show’s exhibits occupied a total of 500,159 net square feet, breaking the AHR Expo all-time record set in 2015 in Chicago at 486,600 net square feet.
At 48,568, the total number of 2017 AHR Expo visitors also surpassed the show’s all-time visitor attendance of 42,887, set in 2014 in New York.
“We are beyond proud to see evidence that the AHR Expo continues to grow in both attendance and size, as well as in alignment with the HVACR industry at-large,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company. “It’s such an exciting time for the industry right now, and that was prominently reflected in the level of enthusiasm and the wide scope of ingenuity seen on the 2017 Show floor in Las Vegas. We look forward to our continued production of this premier platform for HVACR innovation, idea exchange and business development, and specifically to our 2018 show in Chicago.”
The 2017 show’s nearly 11.5 acres of exhibit space was occupied by 1,968 exhibitors, 259 of which participated in the AHR Expo for the first time. A notable 20,047 exhibitor personnel staffed the exhibits in Las Vegas, representing a majority of the U.S. geographic landscape, as well as 32 outside countries.
A total of 14,825 international visitors attended the 2017 show from 165 countries, along with 541 international exhibitors.
The next AHR Expo, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, will be held 22-24 January 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information visit ahrexpo.com
Brian Suggitt, Managing Director Middle East at Systemair AB, has been elected as the first Chairman of Eurovent Middle East.
Brian has worked in the region for more than 30 years at American Air Filter, Dorma Automatic Doors, Colt International and Systemair.
Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems, through its brand Climaveneta, has supplied the air conditioning system for the rebirth of the Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art in Florence.
The Pecci Centre has doubled its exhibition space and restructured the original building, adding an archive and specialised library which will include over 50,000 volumes, an outdoor theatre, a cinema/auditorium, a performance space in the galleries, bookshop, restaurant and pub/bistro.