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Anticipation, the winning card of quality

Anticipation. Anyone who deals with quality will readily confirm that this is a fundamental concept, one of primary importance. Yet is anticipation always applied correctly? And if so, is it always applied in the best possible way? Can it lead to real value that is perceived by the customer? As already described in the article by Fabio Boeri, “ Quality: where customer and supplier meet ” ,...
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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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9th annual ATMOsphere Europe Conference

Ten years after it was first organised, the ATMOsphere Europe conference was hosted in Italy, in Riva del Garda . Atmosphere Europe has always been the world’s main event organised by Shecco, an organisation with a role as mediator in the promotion of natural refrigerant technologies on the global market. 
This is an excellent opportunity for all companies in the refrigeration...
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Refrigerants: what’s going on?

Would you agree if I said that the concern about the greenhouse effect has revolutionised HVAC/R market more than anything else? Paradoxically, there are more refrigerants and mixtures of refrigerants now available, however it seems much more difficult to choose the most suitable one! Flammability, toxicity and high pressures are the main challenges of alternatives to refrigerants with a high...
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How to combine innovation and sustainability? The challenges of product management

Many companies that make successful products were founded a few decades ago and, given their small size initially, they tended to create vertical products for individual applications or even custom products for specific customers. The limitation of this approach is that product types or configurations need to be limited in order to allow economies of scale in production and distribution;...
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Quality: where customer and supplier meet

Have you ever stopped to think about the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “ quality ”? One of the first images often associated with the word “quality” is that of a person, equipped with measuring instruments or checklists, verifying the work carried out by others. Indeed, there is an ancient Egyptian inscription showing two men standing next to a block of stone and...
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DCW Singapore confirms the trend towards edge computing and micro data centres

“Data Center World” (DCW) Singapore is a specialist event for the data centre industry; with many leading banking and finance businesses operating in the area, the attention has always been focused specifically on these areas, as indeed ICT infrastructure represents the essential backbone for these services. It is an important hub for the region, yet also a strategic event globally, as...
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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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The challenges of preserving artworks in Castel Sant’Angelo

Castel Sant’Angelo (Hadrian’s mole or “Castellum Crescentii” in the 10th-12th centuries), also called the Mausoleum of Hadrian, is a monument located on the right bank of the Tiber in Rome, opposite the Pons Aelius (currently called Ponte Sant’Angelo), not far from the Vatican, in the Borgo district. it connects to Vatican City via the fortified corridor known as the “passetto”. The...
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Present and future of natural refrigerants and connectivity

September has been a month especially busy for HVAC/R stakeholders in Spain: Atmosphere Ibérica , focused on the use of natural refrigerants in Spain and Portugal; Tecnofrío , a national conference about refrigeration installations; and Eurovent Summit , the European biennial meeting of Eurovent Association whose slogan was “ ¡Viva La Conectividad! ”. I was lucky to attend both...
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