District CoolingRapid economic development in the Middle East has created the need for broader and smarter technologies for cooling. In peak summer more than 70% of the region's energy demand is for cooling capacity.
This provides the Middle East with a challenge that covers everything from the temperature of individual buildings to capacity of power generation, accurate timing, grid reliability, and the continuing need to build sustainability and efficiency into every new project, regardless of size or usage.
District Cooling is a perfect alternative to power-hungry conventional cooling methods, since the cooling capacity is generated in an effective and efficient manner. Every ton of district cooling capacity installed can save one ton of CO² emissions.
District Cooling at Emicool
The Totally Integrated Automation technology that Siemens supplied to Dubai-based Emicool for two of their district cooling plants employs a simple principle to maximize efficiency. Water chilled to 4.4°C is delivered from Emicool by a pipeline to the customers. There it is used by the air conditioning system to cool the building before being returned to the Emicool plant where the process begins again. This centralized district cooling model benefits building owners and developers with reduced capital and operating cost, lower maintenance overheads and energy efficiency gains over traditional systems.