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The next industry ripe for change…here we are Richard!

2019 has got off with a bang: none other than Richard Branson has dedicated a post on his blog  to something we think about at CAREL every single day: what future do we want to create for the air-conditioning industry, a sector worth over 100 billion dollars and that is above all such an integral part of our everyday lives that we almost take it for granted? It’s an effective...
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Humidification: When Knowledge Pays Off

Atlanta Humidity is often seen under the negative light of mould, uncomfortable conditions, sweat and stickiness. Bad things, in other words, generally considered worth avoiding. On the contrary, in many important cases, humidity is important, if not fundamental. There are industrial processes where it is needed: for instance, paper printing, wood processing, food preservation....
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Best Defense for Flu Season: The Gorilla in the Room

Do we really see everything that is right in front of us? Most of us will believe that we are fully aware of our circumstances and highly alert of our surroundings. Now, let’s consider a term that was coined by researchers and authors Arien Mack and Irvin Rock in their same titled book “ Inattentional Blindness ” (MIT Press, 1998). Many people believe that merely by opening their eyes,...
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Controllers and compressors: the brain and heart of HVAC/R applications

In HVAC/R, the compressor is often referred to as the “heart” of the refrigeration circuit . Indeed, like the heart, a compressor is primarily a pumping device. There is also a historical reason for this, and one that will probably not change over time: the compressor is both the most expensive component and the one that consumes most of the energy in the majority of HVAC/R...
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Naturally…Chillventa 2018

The crowded 2018 Chillventa show was a mirror image of what is happening in the HVAC/R market. The HVAC/R sector continues to grow in volume , influenced by the increase in average temperatures, the growing need for personal well-being and the optimisation of production processes and quality of the food chain.  The consequent rising interest among industrial funds towards the...
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Clean rooms: why is air quality essential?

The constant increase in the technological level of production processes (in particular in the electronics industry) and the increasingly stringent regulations on hygiene and quality (chemical and pharmaceutical industries) have led to the growing use of controlled-contamination environments . These are areas with specific air requirements in terms of “ contaminant presence ”, so as to...
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The mobile app revolution also involves the HVAC/R market

Today it seems perfectly normal to get out our smartphone and with a simple touch of an icon, check our email, check the weather forecast, find a good restaurant for dinner tonight and invite our friends in a chat group. Our daily tasks are constantly facilitated by what those simple coloured icons let us do. Yet the technology behind them is relatively young: indeed, most of us will...
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Humidification in clean rooms

The processes that take place inside a clean room are considerably influenced by the thermodynamics of the air . In the article “ Clean rooms: why is air quality essential? ”, we looked at how the air handling unit and its control system are crucial in guaranteeing a high quality process. Humidification plays a primary role in controlled-contamination environments , where the...
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Lotuses and Artefacts - Hangzhou, China, 23-24 August 2018

Hangzhou is a pleasant city with a population of around 9 million (2015), located in the Chinese Province of Zhejiang, approximately 1 hour by train south of Shanghai. It is located near the end of the Grand Canal , the oldest and longest man-made waterway in the world, built to connect Beijing with Ningbo, on the eastern coast, and support commerce to and from the capital;...
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