Food Chain Doha 2014

Product Features

The compressor market – a paradigm shift

Based on Frost & Sullivan’s research on PD and centrifugal compressors, Virein Kumar Yadlapalli envisages a tilt towards the non-oil and gas segment, which he predicts, will boost the demand for compressors.

The filtration compass

Dr Iyad Al-Attar warns us of the abyss of truth we confront when we deviate from the roadmap for providing clean air and take the fast track to filtration bankruptcy.

Why temporary cooling towers in the Middle East?

Arguing that cooling towers are prone to troubles that can throw an entire plant into turmoil, or worse, shut it down altogether, Daniel B Coday lists the benefits of temporary cooling towers and makes a case for them in the region.

Special: Coat … uncoat

The paint sector constantly endeavours to counter the dual effects of harmful chemicals and wear and tear caused by the region’s environmental pressures. Mustapha Selim, Brand Manager, Caparol paints, throws light on a few of the high-tech solutions to hit the market.

Special: Painting the town Green

The contributions of the paint and powder coatings industry towards Green Building and energy-efficiency efforts have gone a long way in delivering benefits, with heat reflection being one of them, says Yulia Gvozdeva

Going beyond the surface

An accelerated growth in the region’s construction sector has benefi ted the paints and coatings industry, which, in turn, has seen major developments to combat challenges posed by Volatile Organic Compounds. Maniza Dewan and Roshni Jacob discuss the new advancements in the segment.

A balancing act

With more stringent sustainability requirements and new market demands, air-moving equipment manufacturers are placing more energy-efficient and higher quality systems on offer. The challenge, however, is to move the products through a market that is observed to be still largely governed by price. Jerome Sanchez has the report.

Not in my back yard!

Focusing his attention on the much-neglected issue of emission by kitchen exhausts, Dr Iyad Al-Attar discusses why air filtration considerations should be included in the decision-making process in this area.

The rising tide for clean air: Bridging the gap between aspiration and action

There appears to be a chasm between our avowed goal of breathing and providing clean air and existing filter designs. Can they provide the required performance smartness we demand in achieving filtration perfection? Dr Iyad Al-Attar asks.

Trendsetting technologies for centrifugal chillers

The performance of centrifugal chillers could be optimised by combining the new technologies of magnetic bearings and variable speed drives, along with HFC refrigerants.

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