Rheem has joined the Eurovent chapter in the Middle East, expanding the association’s membership base to more than 45 members. Respected for reliability, Rheem is nearly a hundred years old American company that operates in three main business verticals, which are Air Conditioning, Water Heating and Refrigeration. The company owns renowned brands such as Rheem®, Ruud®, Russell, Raypak®, Richmond® and Sure Comfort®. In the Middle East region, Rheem has been serving for more than thirty years and has installed over a million tons of Air Conditioning equipment and thousands of Water Heaters through its extensive distribution and service network.
Eurovent Middle East has announced the next event within its ‘HVACR Leadership Workshops’ series, which is going to focus on cost savings within the food cold chain and takes place at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre on 28 January 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00h. The non-commercial, free-of-charge seminar will see leading industry experts in this field elaborate on key technologies and strategies to reduce energy consumption in the food cold chain.
The teams of Eurovent and PRODBIM have prepared an article for members on recent developments in Building Information Modelling (BIM) CEN TC442 standardisation activities and construction product information digitalisation. PRODBIM, a subsidiary of Eurovent Services Company, is participating to CEN TC442 & BuildingSMART working groups, and is compiling a summary of the CEN TC 442 works on BIM standardisation. Interconnecting dictionaries is the first step.
The INTAS project has started in March 2016. It should provide policy options that could support European Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs) when checking compliance with Ecodesign requirements for large industrial products, specifically transformers and fans. The project is coming to an end with an event on 12 February.
The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018/884 introduces a "Smart Readiness Indicator". The SRI will measure the buildings' capacity to use new technologies and electronic systems to adapt to the needs of the consumer, optimise its operation and interact with the grid. The European Commission has asked a consortium to develop the SRI. A first report was published in 2018. The second study should prepare for the adoption of a delegated act by the end of 2019.
At the end of 2017, the European Commission issued a standardisation request with the objective to have a European standardisation deliverable on the use of flammable refrigerants, in particular those classified as A3, in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment by November 2020/February 2021.
The initial draft by the Commission provided for a possible active role for organisations representing businesses. The text that is now discussed in the trialogue meetings (Commission, Council and Parliament) is merely referring to raising awareness and providing advice and guidance in relation to EU harmonisation legislation in the framework of a cooperation between market surveillance authorities and organisations representing businesses.
Hamon Cooling Tower Company has become member of the Eurovent Middle East association. The company is being recognised as one of the market leaders in the cooling tower sector and places a specific focus on the manufacturing of large cooling systems, process heat exchangers, heat recovery equipment, chimneys and waste boilers - to name just a few.
The Eurovent Association President Naci Sahin (4th from the left) and the Team
Dear members, partners, and friends, Thank you very much for your continued support, commitment and hard work in bringing our joint European industry ideals and the Eurovent family forward! It’s our wish that the New Year brings us all lots of new business opportunities and growth. For the Eurovent Association, Eurovent Certita Certification and Eurovent Market Intelligence, 2018 was marked with lots of developments.