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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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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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Will artificial intelligence train humans?

I’m not a teacher. However, training has always been an important part of my professional and private life. I remember my first job as a consultant in the field of food safety. This was at the beginning of HACCP 1 , and part of my job involved training confectioners, canteen, restaurant and bar managers on the methods used to prevent food contamination. Twenty years later, I now deal with...
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Gemba - a management process for leading the organization

What does Gemba mean? Gemba is a Japanese word that can be translated as the place “where value is created and things happen”. So why do we use the term Gemba? Because developing this attitude throughout the organisation, and especially among management, plays an important part in the company’s growth over the long term. When managers leave their desk to go to the production line...
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Celebrate excellence, regardless of gender - Ilana Koegelenberg on women in HVAC/R

Only very few women work in the HVAC/R business . Why does such a prospering and sustainable sector find it so hard to attract female talent? After having hosted Andrea Voigt , this time we speak to Ilana Koegelenberg, Editor for Cold Link Africa and the Refrigeration and AC Africa (RACA) Journal.    How did you come to work in the HVAC/R sector? When you were a...
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What happens at Purdue, innovates the HVAC/R industry…and just might save the world

Every other summer since 1972 a community of brilliant minds comprised of academic researchers, students, and industry professionals gather in central Indiana, USA to share their findings on various topics that push the limits of current technologies in the built environment. This past week under the backdrop of a scorching July heatwave the Purdue University held its 24 th Compressor...
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Natural refrigerants “to avoid a new problem”

Since 1994, every two years, researchers on compression refrigeration circuits around the world meet in a different city to share their work and experiences on natural refrigerants, in honour to Gustav Lorentzen , the Norwegian scientist who rediscovered CO 2 as a refrigerant in heating and cooling applications. This rediscovery happened in the late 1980s, crucial days for refrigerants, as...
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Goose-bumps rooms, energy saving and IoT

A report from the ASHRAE Summer Conference in Houston, 23-27 June 2018 I landed in Houston on June 21 and was welcomed by a nice and warm breeze blowing in from the Gulf. “Summer again!”, I thought, after the intercontinental flight from Europe during which I felt a bit cold, even though I am used to a slightly low temperature on those long-haul flights. Taxi trip. After...
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Heat recovery ventilation and humidification: the new horizon in comfort

Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) systems are today becoming more and more important in the commercial and residential ventilation sector. These systems involve very compact air handling units, equipped with heat recovery, which introduce a stream of fresh air from the outside into the air-conditioned environment, while at the same time discharging the exhaust air. The heat exchanger,...
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