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Alfa Laval Receives 2014 APAC District Cooling Equipment Manufacturer Award

September 3, 2014 - Pune, Maharashtra, India

The panel judges concluded that Alfa Laval emerged convincing as the strongest candidate for being a strong promoter of the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Liquid-to-liquid Heat Exchanger (LLHE) Certification Program to the HVAC/District Energy Industry.
“The Alfa Laval AlfaQ™ series were the first heat exchangers to be certified in accordance with the LLHE certification standard and they have met this performance standard for over a decade”, said Mr. Marcus Teo, Associate of ReEx Capital Asia, the organizer, when requoting comments from the judges.
AHRI Liquid to Liquid Heat Exchanger Certification program is currently the only third party performance certification available in the world for gasketed plate heat exchangers. AHRI certified heat exchangers are available globally, assuring customers worldwide that the heat exchangers they choose perform according to specification.
Sustainable practices and system components of excellent performances are the main considerations of the jury when distinguishing Alfa Laval from the other manufacturers in the market.
“We are honoured to receive this award,” said Stefan Linde, Market Manager HVAC, Alfa Laval.
“As the world-leading manufacturer, Alfa Laval offers more than excellent performances, but also energy-saving practices that would save both environmental and operating cost in the long run, making Alfa Laval heat exchanger a good investment with attractive payback time.”
Alfa Laval has been active in the HVAC industry for more than 50 years with prestigious installations around the world such as the world’s tallest buildings, but also in more everyday applications such as district cooling and heating networks and large air-conditioning systems.
Alfa Laval owns the most patents in the HVAC business and its heavy investment in research and development continuously leads to innovations that give users the lowest possible total cost of ownership.
To the end-customers, performance is crucial. Each component of an HVAC system must be optimized to perform exactly as specified. Performance certification verifies that the product performs in accordance with the manufacturer’s published ratings, and is particularly useful in applications such as district cooling energy transfer stations, ice-storage systems, data centres and free cooling systems.

About AHRI
The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is a non-profit organisation owned by companies in the HVAC&R industry. Through its certification programs and standards, AHRI strives to help customers save energy, improve their productivity and help to ensure a better environment. Performance certification verifies that the product performs in accordance with the manufacturer’s published ratings, and is particularly useful in applications such as district cooling substations, ice-storage systems, data centres and free cooling systems.
AHRI Certification procedures and benefits
To certify a product to AHRI standards, the manufacturer submits specifications and performance data to AHRI for performance evaluation and potential certification. AHRI is available to verify any design made by the certified supplier to any customer.
Alfa Laval has accomplished a 100% success rate in the AHRI performance certification program for more than a decade. 

Editor’s notes:
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.
The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.
Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.
Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena.
Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today, after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS about 18 000 employees.

Source: Business Wire India


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