Empower installs fibre optic in cooling plants
Dubai, October 21, 2012
Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower) said it has completed the fibre optic network at three of its major district cooling plants in Dubai to help minimise consumption of chilling water.
One of the biggest district cooling service providers in the region, Empower said the new system has been designed to conserve water resources used in cooling as well as enhancing the efficacy and quality of service to customers.
CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar said: “This new system is part of Empower’s series of green initiatives driven by the directive of Sheikh Mohammed to protect the environment. We are implementing this world class control system project across three of our district cooling networks in Mirdif area, JISA and Tecom C area.”
"The control systems are installed in the building ETS (Energy Transfer Stations). Fibre optic cable has been laid and plant Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (Scada) system is implemented interconnecting the ETS with all the plants," Bin Shafar explained.
According to him, various operational parameters of the building ETS are continuously monitored and stored in the plant Scada system.
"The control system in the building continuously monitors the chilled water temperatures and regulates the chilled water flow. This is done to meet the temperature obligations of Empower towards its customers without compromising on the efficient use of the chilled water," he stated.
"Implementation of such systems maximizes the efficiency of the plants and the overall system which benefits the district cooling provider and the building owners," Bin Shafar added.-TradeArabia News Service