Hello and welcome once again to Cooling India.

India remains the world’s fastest growing large economy with huge middle-class population base. Hot climatic conditions prevailing through most part of the year together with expanding middle-class and increasing per capita income is driving the demand for air conditioners (ACs).

India’s room AC market has skyrocketed from two million units in 2006 to approximately 30 million units in 2017 and is expected to cross a billion-unit mark by 2050. This will make the country world’s top user of electricity for cooling. Further, increased use of AC also aggravates harmful climate change caused by emissions of carbon dioxide from power generation and the release of refrigerants like hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in AC. This calls for an urgent need to improve cooling efficiency.

On this note, the Indian government has introduced the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) that is designed to provide an integrated approach towards cooling and related areas including a reduction in the cooling demand, in order to reduce emissions. This clearly shows India’s commitment towards reducing global warming.

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is an integral part of any industrial facility because it helps to maintain air quality and humidity. According to latest market research report, the global industrial HVAC market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5 per cent during 2018-22 driven by the increasing demand for energy-efficient HVAC systems. This time, we present to you an in-depth analysis on potential opportunities in industrial HVAC.

HVAC cooling tower is used for ejecting the heat generated by a chiller and serve commercial applications like cooling the recirculating water of oil refineries, power plants, and chemical plants as well as cooling buildings such as large office buildings, hospitals, schools, colleges and oil refineries. Here, we discuss the prime features and components of cooling towers and energy conservation opportunities therein. We hope you’ll enjoy reading this issue as always!

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Pravita Iyer
Publisher & Director