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Egyptian deal produces largest chillers

DCM-EmersonEGYPT: Emerson Climate Technologies has collaborated with Egyptian firm Delta Construction and Manufacturing (DCM) to produce the highest capacity commercial chillers to be manufactured in Egypt.

Three specially-designed 170-ton chillers were commissioned to cater for the strict requirements of the client – a local pharmaceutical manufacturer. Producing a commercial chiller with the required capacity and large commercial scroll tandem systems was a huge challenge, particularly with no local OEM having the necessary facilities or resources to manufacture such a system.

The client required an air conditioning solution for a 10,000m² facility. There were some constraints and special cooling requirements which called for a unique solution.

The new chillers are said to take up less space, cost less to install and are more efficient to run.

Each has an inlet water temperature of 11ºC (52°F), outlet water temperature of 5.6ºC (42°F) and inlet air temperature of 40ºC (105°F). Serviced by DCM’s fan coils and air handling units, collectively they can produce a total of 530 tons of refrigeration and 160,000cfm.

“DCM is a partner with whom we’ve had a successful relationship with since 2008, and is the largest commercial air conditioning OEM in the country, explained Emerson Climate Technologies MEA regional sales manager Javed Rasheed. “It was a challenge to produce a local commercial chiller with this capacity range with large commercial scroll tandem systems, but a project like this demonstrates the value of collaboration.”

Established in 1995, DCM employs more than 135 staff at its production plant in the 10th of Ramadan Industrial City. They have been involved in a number of large-scale projects during the past 24 months, and their business with Emerson doubled in 2015, compared to 2014.

“Previously, companies needing a chiller of this capacity would have to import it. No local OEM can produce this capacity range, as it requires advanced manufacturing capability. However, DCM now has the ability to manufacturer units from as little as 20 tons, right through to 175 tons – the only organisation in Egypt able to produce chillers of this size,” said Mohamed El-Borollosy, DCM’s marketing director.

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