SIPOS boosts District Cooling In the Middle East

SIPOS Aktorik's credentials in district cooling actuator installations have secured wide ranging contracts in the UAE.

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SIPOS Aktorik's credentials in district cooling actuator installations have secured wide ranging contracts in the UAE. Contracts include Dubai Metro Project, the Yas Island Project, the Al Raha Beach development and Zayed Military City.

The actuators are used to control the cooling water flow in each installation and protect the systems' hydraulics from water hammer.

Installations for the company's standard and modulating actuators incorporate SIPOS' variable speed products and PROFIBUS capability.

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District cooling installation with SIPOS actuator at Zayed

Illustrating the scale of SIPOS' work in the UAE, the Zayed installation comprises seven schemes in total to provide a contracted 90,000 tons of cooling across the military complex.

Each scheme increases the efficiency of the cooling for the complex and provides a reduction of 60% in power generated in the grid.

The Yas Island scheme is acknowledged as a highly innovative project. The mixed use development is predominantly residential but also includes hotels, a water park, a race track and golf course. Once completed, Yas Island will have nine district cooling plants.

With expertise providing actuation technology for its growing customer base in the district cooling industry, SIPOS reports that the centralised production of cooling energy is a highly attractive, environmentally friendly solution – it has been proven to be a major contributor to greenhouse gas reduction in many cases.

Chilled water delivered via an underground pipeline to office, industrial and residential buildings to cool the interior air is recognised as more cost-effective than distributed, building specific cooling.

Peak electric power demand is replaced by district cooling and storage using ice or chilled water: this benefits the local power grid by reducing peak power demand and alleviating power congestion due to power transmission limitations in cities.

As a result, district cooling not only helps cool cities, it helps alleviate the challenges posed by high electric consumption. www.sipos.de

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