RACA Journal June 2016 - Page 23

Associations International ClimaCheck presenter engages SAIRAC Can you reduce the energy cost in your HVAC&R plant by 20% without investment? The Swedish inventor of ClimaCheck told SAIRAC Johannesburg how to do just that.  #SAIRAC T he South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC) Johannesburg Centre held its monthly technical meeting on 21 April at the Bryanston Sports Club. The room was packed with members and guests waiting for Klas Berglöf, inventor and CEO of ClimaCheck in Sweden, to tell them more about his range of measuring equipment. ClimaCheck Sweden has introduced an innovative analysing method now accepted widely in Europe and North America as a powerful tool to decrease energy consumption and give early warning of problems. The scientifically based method is unbiased and does not require manufacturer inputs or costly installation of flow meters to give capacity and coefficient of performance (COP) of refrigeration processes. And, it can be hooked up in 20-30 minutes. “We believe that this optimisation process is a new business opportunity for contractors and consultants alike,” said Berglöf, who presented various solutions and case studies to those in attendance. The company offers solutions for permanent monitoring as well as portable analysing systems. The best part is that all its systems are completely unbiased towards any specific manufacturer or supplier and thus can be used far and wide within the industry. It can assist in fixing common problems within a system easily, without any capital investment required, leading to huge savings for end-users. And it can be hooked up to the system without having to stop its operation – another great perk. “I see our product like the ECG [electrocardiography] of HVAC&R,” said Berglöf. “The contractor can use ClimaCheck to provide better services to their client and assist with continuous commissioning of the system.” ClimaCheck is distributed by CoolCheck in South Africa, a new company headed up by Kevin Schlemmer at its reins as managing director. RACA Klas Berglöf, Swedish inventor and CEO of ClimaCheck, in action at the SAIRAC meeting. About ClimaCheck ClimaCheck Sweden AB was started in 2004 to further develop the ‘Internal Method’ for performance analyses based on a patent for the method from 1986. The ClimaCheck Performance Analyser was awarded the ‘Refrigeration Product of the Year’ at the RAC show in UK in February 2009 and ClimaCheck Sweden was appointed Climate www.hvacronline.co.za Solver 2011 by the World Wildlife Found (WWF). ClimaCheck is world-leading in performance analysing of air-conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump systems and has supplied more than 1 000 systems globally. The method is validated and used by leading companies in the industry like Carrier, Daikin, Johnson Controls and Danfoss heat pumps. RACA Journal I June 2016 21