REO filters ease HVAC installation

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Published: 27 March 2019


Power quality specialist REO UK has completed a contract in the Middle East worth €300,000, supplying a building management company with its REOWAVE Passive harmonic filters to support the project’s HVAC systems.

REO UK has developed a range of products dedicated to eliminating power quality problems in HVAC applications and was selected to support the project because of the potential savings offered.
Managing director Steve Hughes said: “Temperatures in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can reach as high as 50 degrees Celsius and HVAC systems are not so much a luxury, but rather a necessity in the region. Conscious of global emission reduction targets, policy makers have introduced several HVAC-related guidelines such as the LEED certification to make sure commercial and residential buildings adhere to energy efficiency standards.

“We have created a series of products like the REOWAVE Passive filters to comply with HVAC guidelines and mitigate the chances of equipment failure or interruption, which could result in discomfort to homeowners and guests. This is particularly important in apartment buildings where there are more sophisticated building management systems, with electronics controlling everything from the lifts to the doors, which can all be compromised by poor power quality.”

REO UK points out that poor power quality can damage components including heat exchangers, fans, pump motors, condensers and furnaces, reducing their lifespan and raising energy costs. During the assessment stages of the contract bid, the average savings made from the reduction in the total harmonic distortion of the input current (THDi) because of the harmonic filters was estimated at 21.3%.

For more information about eliminating power quality problems, visit the REO UK website.