ZAC aims to improve air conditioning performance by scientific research

ZamilAir Conditioners has set aside substantial funds for scientific research at King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals.

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By  Rhys Jones Published  July 10, 2004

Zamil Air Conditioners (ZAC) has set aside substantial funds for scientific research at King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). Although the total investment has yet to be revealed, it will be directed towards improving air conditioning performance and developing next generation products. “Substantial funds are dedicated to research projects, sponsorship of scientific forums and events,” confirms Abdulla Mohammed Al Zamil, chief operating officer of Zamil Industrial Investment Company (ZIIC). “This includes specialised investigations into new methods, product efficiencies and technologies for the air conditioning industry,” he said. ZAC already works with KFUPM and has recently completed a number of research projects with the university, including a feasibility study of plate and heat exchangers in air conditioning performance. The research paper was presented by Adel Al Nasir, a young Saudi research engineer from ZAC’s R&D department, as his MS thesis at the International Conference of Thermal Engineering: Theory and Application held in Beirut. “Our research endeavour culminated in presenting a joint research paper with KFUPM on adopting Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) technology in the design, simulation and optimisation of air conditioning unit design and performance,” said Hashim Bounyan, director of research & development at ZAC. “We realise the importance of our ongoing learning initiatives which are bound to spread a culture of knowledge throughout the ZAC organisation,” he added

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