Sharing Ideas

Entries with tag preventive maintenance .

Gemba - a management process for leading the organization

What does Gemba mean? Gemba is a Japanese word that can be translated as the place “where value is created and things happen”. So why do we use the term Gemba? Because developing this attitude throughout the organisation, and especially among management, plays an important part in the company’s growth over the long term. When managers leave their desk to go to the production line...
Read More About Gemba - a management process for leading the organization »

Celebrate excellence, regardless of gender - Ilana Koegelenberg on women in HVAC/R

Only very few women work in the HVAC/R business . Why does such a prospering and sustainable sector find it so hard to attract female talent? After having hosted Andrea Voigt , this time we speak to Ilana Koegelenberg, Editor for Cold Link Africa and the Refrigeration and AC Africa (RACA) Journal.    How did you come to work in the HVAC/R sector? When you were a...
Read More About Celebrate excellence, regardless of gender - Ilana Koegelenberg on women in HVAC/R »

What happens at Purdue, innovates the HVAC/R industry…and just might save the world

Every other summer since 1972 a community of brilliant minds comprised of academic researchers, students, and industry professionals gather in central Indiana, USA to share their findings on various topics that push the limits of current technologies in the built environment. This past week under the backdrop of a scorching July heatwave the Purdue University held its 24 th Compressor...
Read More About What happens at Purdue, innovates the HVAC/R industry…and just might save the world »

The value of transparency

How many times have we discussed something or argued with someone and then realised later that we weren’t completely right? Sometimes, we convince ourselves of things based on opinions or suppositions that then turn out not to be true. It’s nothing strange, it’s simply human nature . It is not always easy to stay connected to reality, because we like to believe that we know the...
Read More About The value of transparency »

Sailing into the future

What is the situation of the HVAC market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) , what opportunities are there and how can these be grasped effectively?  These and other topics were discussed in Riccione during the CAREL Sales Workshop HVAC EMEA from 4 to 8 June 2018. Against a general backdrop of economic growth in Europe, the HVAC market is very dynamic, standing out...
Read More About Sailing into the future »

Heat recovery ventilation and humidification: the new horizon in comfort

Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) systems are today becoming more and more important in the commercial and residential ventilation sector. These systems involve very compact air handling units, equipped with heat recovery, which introduce a stream of fresh air from the outside into the air-conditioned environment, while at the same time discharging the exhaust air. The heat exchanger,...
Read More About Heat recovery ventilation and humidification: the new horizon in comfort »

Goose-bumps rooms, energy saving and IoT

A report from the ASHRAE Summer Conference in Houston, 23-27 June 2018 I landed in Houston on June 21 and was welcomed by a nice and warm breeze blowing in from the Gulf. “Summer again!”, I thought, after the intercontinental flight from Europe during which I felt a bit cold, even though I am used to a slightly low temperature on those long-haul flights. Taxi trip. After...
Read More About Goose-bumps rooms, energy saving and IoT »

Natural refrigerants “to avoid a new problem”

Since 1994, every two years, researchers on compression refrigeration circuits around the world meet in a different city to share their work and experiences on natural refrigerants, in honour to Gustav Lorentzen , the Norwegian scientist who rediscovered CO 2 as a refrigerant in heating and cooling applications. This rediscovery happened in the late 1980s, crucial days for refrigerants, as...
Read More About Natural refrigerants “to avoid a new problem” »

Is HVAC/R something for the boys?

When I was a child, my mother always waited for me after school. She was a housewife, just like many of my classmates’ mothers. In the eighties, in a provincial town in northern Italy, there were few full-time schools and almost no summer camps. Today, thirty years later, things have changed radically, and when I go to pick up my son from school, in the mid-afternoon, I meet many grandparents...
Read More About Is HVAC/R something for the boys? »

Why improve when things are going well?

We all know the story of Nokia, which in the 1990s was the undisputed leader in the sale of mobile phones. They made the best phones, with a quality of reception that even now few others match. But then someone in the USA invented the iPhone and the company went into a downward spiral that it has still not recovered from. In the past, makers of audio tapes found themselves displaced by the...
Read More About Why improve when things are going well? »
Showing 1 - 10 of 79 results.
Items per Page 10
of 8

Topics

To find out more

 

 

Bloggers

Giorgia Vendramin
posts: 1
Date: 09/08/18
Paola De Troia
posts: 3
Date: 02/08/18
Bryan Armstrong
posts: 2
Date: 26/07/18
Miriam Solana Ciprés
posts: 20
Date: 19/07/18
Raul Simonetti
posts: 11
Date: 12/07/18
Andrea Oscar Frisiero
posts: 4
Date: 05/07/18
Marco Portale
posts: 2
Date: 28/06/18
Gabriele Bramezza
posts: 2
Date: 21/06/18
Michele Martello
posts: 1
Date: 07/06/18
Eason Cheng
posts: 1
Date: 24/05/18
Stefano Baldoni
posts: 1
Date: 03/05/18
Simone Carnielli
posts: 1
Date: 19/04/18
Enrico Boscaro
posts: 4
Date: 12/04/18
Biagio Lamanna
posts: 6
Date: 30/03/18
Luigi Nalini
posts: 2
Date: 09/03/18
Roberto Sandano
posts: 2
Date: 22/02/18
Serena Ometto
posts: 3
Date: 08/02/18
Sofia Coin
posts: 3
Date: 30/11/17
Andrea Pagan
posts: 3
Date: 02/11/17
Anthony Harrigan
posts: 1
Date: 28/09/17