ZCA Research and Development Center Is Approved to Conduct AHRI Product Certification Tests
The Research and Development Center at Zamil Central Air Conditioners
Company (ZCA) was recently evaluated and approved by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) for product certification testing at its 50 and 600 TR testing facilities.
The laboratories were approved to test Water Chilling Packages using the vapor compression cycle (air-cooled) in accordance with current AHRI Standards 550/590 and 551/591 and the Certification Operations Manual
The tests were conducted at the Dammam Second Industrial Plant facility
under the supervision of Justin Prosser of AHRI USA, accompanied by third-party inspectors from CETIAT France.
Meetings, testing and results evaluation took place within the period
July 18 – 27, 2017. The laboratories are accessible to engineers and integral to product development and the creation of customized solutions for a broad range of clients.
Mohammed Khawaldeh, director of Unitary and Applied Product units at Zamil, commented, “We are excited to announce yet another milestone for the newly built research and development center. The company views this approval as another step toward positioning Zamil Central Air Conditioners as an undisputed market leader that not only supplies high-quality products but also offers clients access to its internationally certified testing facilities.”
In addition, the laboratories at the new ZCA Research and Development Center are equipped to perform a wide range of tests under many recognized national and international standards, including AHRI 210/240, AHRI 410, AHRI 310/380, AHRI 430, AHRI 440, AHRI 340/360, ASHRAE 116, ASHRAE 37, ASHRAE 41.1, AHRI 365, ISO 5151, SASO 385, SASO 2682, UL 1995, and others.
“This achievement would not be possible without the combined efforts of ZCA Chiller Team and Lab Team who worked tirelessly day and night leading to the successful audit. The company looks forward to the next successful series of testing accreditations, positive proof of Zamil’s unrivaled technical competence as an industry leader and complete building solutions provider in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region,” Khawaldeh added.
Zamil Air Conditioners Completes Solar Conversion Project for SEC
Zamil Air Conditioners Company has successfully completed the pilot solar energy conversion project for Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).
The project focused on replacing the conventional energy sources of the SEC HVAC east workshop with a solar plant to create a “green” building.
The handover ceremony for this unique structure was held on December 20, 2016. The capacity of the new solar plant is 5,840 kWh of energy per year. The switch to solar enables the company to reduce the building’s lighting load from 3,000 watts to 840 watts, a reduction of 72 percent, and to reduce the fan coil load from 900 watts to just 520 watts, a reduction of 42 percent.
Senior officials from SEC visited the solar plant and expressed their appreciation to the company, commending the team’s extraordinary efforts to build the small solar plant, which is capable of running the HVAC workshop on clean, eco-friendly energy. “This achievement allows Zamil Air Conditioners to prove its capability as a reliable business and technology partner, ready to provide materials and perform services that meet the diverse needs of leading national organizations like SEC,” commented Mohammed Khawaldeh, director of the Unitary and Applied Product units at Zamil.
“As companies seek not only to lower their own energy costs but to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment, we offer the materials and skilled professionals needed to make the transition as effective and efficient as possible,” he added.
Performance Testing at New ZCA Research and Development Center Yields Excellent Results
Zamil Central Air Conditioners Co. (ZCA) is proud to announce that its air-cooled ASC400 Screw Chiller unit (under OE# 9389) and Modular Packaged AC unit (PCH040) have successfully completed a series of rigorous performance tests with highly remarkable results.
Project The testing of the ASC400 Screw Chiller, held on May 6, 2017 at the new ZCA Research and Development Center, was conducted in the presence of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) consultant and a customer representative. During the event, the customer requested to see the results when the unit was pushed to operate at 130°F ambient temperature.
The chiller unit operated without lapses, displaying remarkable performance. The chiller passed the tests under severe actual conditions from 115°F up to 130°F ambient temperatures. Upon witnessing the strict compliance tests, the customer and the consultant expressed their confidence in Zamil products and facilities and the capacity of the product to perform at variable conditions beyond the original design specifications.
In related developments, the company’s Modular Packaged AC unit (PCH040) was also tested at the new Center, in accordance with AHRI standard 340/360, also yielding excellent results. The performance tests were witnessed by representatives from Saudi Electricity Company, who eagerly expressed their satisfaction with and approval of both the unit performance and the testing facility. This was particularly significant since the product tests and audit of the new Lab satisfied a conditional statement for the approval of Zamil products and the release of on-hold projects.
The Laboratories at the new ZCA Research and Development Center are equipped to perform a wide range of tests under many recognized national and international standards, including: AHRI 210/240; AHRI 410; AHRI 310/380; AHRI 430; AHRI 440; AHRI 340/360; ASHRAE 116; ASHRAE 37; ASHRAE 41.1; AHRI 365; ISO 5151; SASO 385; SASO 2682; UL 1995; and AHRI 550/590, among others. All sensors at the Lab were calibrated by Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, since January 2017. The Lab team is currently working to attain further accreditation from AHRI and ISO 17025, in order to expand its range of services and the marketing team is in the process of furnishing art works for the new facility.
During the period from February to June of 2017, ZCA conducted five successful tests in the Labs, and received five appreciation letters, respectively, from the clients and auditors. The new testing facility is readily accessible to engineers, who can use it to achieve their product development goals and to build more competitive and effective strategies based on
Thanks to all the ZCA team members involved in the process for their hard work and commitment in successfully completing the tests and audit. More importantly, for following our company’s vision to become the leader in AC
testing laboratories and the region’s preferred AC testing services provider based upon reliable, timely service delivery
Zamil Air Conditioners (ZAC) School, the company’s popular training institute for contractors and clients’ employees, is pleased to report the successful completion of its latest group of courses and workshops.
ZAC School recently conducted HVAC-related and ResisTec® Anticorrosion Coating training courses for a large group of employees from several governmental, medical and educational organizations and institutions located across the Kingdom. The training sessions, which focused on energy-saving HVAC products and solutions, were held August 20-25, 2016, at the Grand Nile Tower Hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
The selection of workshops and technical training courses was designed to sharpen the skills of professionals, assist them in career development and increase their on-the-job efficiency.
Participants also benefited from an introduction to the wide range of Zamil Air Conditioners products and services, updates on new product developments, and the availability of new products and services such as ResisTec® anti-corrosion coating, ResisTec® roof coating and the ducting factory.
Attendees enjoyed direct interaction with decision makers and engineers, discussions of direct marketing programs and opportunities to develop close relationships with participants that will enhance future business opportunities.
Attendees currently working in the HVAC field shared positive feedback on the courses and workshops provided, revealing that they regard the school and its offerings as a valuable career and skills development resource for all aspects of the industry, from engineering and design to sales and HVAC maintenance.
Zamil Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Services Company, a subsidiary of Zamil Industrial, was awarded a contract worth SAR 11.8 million from POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (POSCO E&C), one of South Korea’s major construction firms. The agreement calls for the provision of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for the fire-alarm, firefighting and fire suppression systems at Saudi Aramco’s Sulphur Railcar Loading Facility project, located in Jubail Industrial City in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia.
According to the contract with POSCO E&C, Zamil Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Services will provide engineering design services; materials procurement, supply, installation, testing and commissioning; and third-party consultancy services. The company will be responsible for the review and certification of the high-pressure water mist suppression system, automatic wet sprinkler system and the addressable extinguishing control system for the railcar loading facility at the Wasit Gas Plant and Berri Gas Plant. This facility is part of Saudi Aramco’s Sulphur Railcar Loading Facility project. Implemented by Saudi Aramco, this project is the first of its kind to involve a molten sulphur loading facility.
This railcar loading operation is built to facilitate the removal of molten sulphur from the Wasit and Berri gas plants in Khursaniyah and transports about 10,000 metric tons of molten sulphur per day to the Ma’aden facilities at Wa’ad Al Shammal and Ras Al Khair.
Zamil Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Services was selected for this prestigious contract by the client and end user following a stringent prequalification process that included closed bidding. This indicated a significant level of trust in the company and its capacity to meet and exceed industry standards for quality and timeliness. It also places Zamil Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Services, particularly its Fire Protection Department, in a position to leverage its reputation and capabilities to take advantage of new opportunities in the region.
The Zamil Central Air Conditioners team attended the 2016 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), held January 25 to 27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI’s) Low-Global Warming Potential Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (Low-GWP AREP) Phase II Conference, held January 20 to 26, 2016, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA.
The 2016 AHR Expo welcomed more than 60,900 registered attendees as well as tens of thousands of contractors and engineers, OEMs, distributors, and plant managers from all facets of the global HVACR industry to the world’s largest HVACR marketplace.
The AHRI Low-GWP AREP Conference included discussion on major research issues in the identification and evaluation of promising alternative refrigerants for major product categories in response to environmental concerns raised by the use of high-GWP refrigerants. The objective of the Low-GWP AREP program is to identify potential replacements for high-GWP refrigerants by evaluating their performance in a consistent and standardized manner.
Phase II of the program expanded the study to include new refrigerants and testing in high-ambient conditions. Mohammed Khawaldeh, director of Unitary and Applied Product Units at Zamil, was one of the resource speakers at the AHRI Low-GWP AREP II Conference. His talk focused on the softoptimization test of R-410A Alternative Refrigerant R-32 in a six-ton rooftop packaged air conditioner.
On November 29, 2015, the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) organized and conducted a special visit for a group of business leaders
from the Saudi-Bahraini Business Council to the Zamil Central Air Conditioners factory in Dammam Second Industrial City
The visit’s purpose was to highlight the industrialdevelopment in the Kingdom
and strengthen the economic cooperation between the two countries as well as to explore and discuss potential investments in a number of sectors in the region, all of which will inevitably increase trade between the two kingdoms.
The delegation participated in an extensive tour of the various production lines of the central air conditioners factory, and was impressed by the advanced level of operations at the high-tech manufacturing facilities.
Zamil Air Conditioners Holds Ramadan Iftar for Employees and Distributors
The Iftar attendees included members of Zamil’s Board of Directors, several department managers, employees and independent distributors. They joined the company’s team for a delightful banquet in a pleasant atmosphere to celebrate the month of goodness and giving. This event has proven both enjoyable and beneficial in the past, as it promotes interaction among all staff members, enhances team spirit and has a positive impact on the work environment.
On this occasion, management took the opportunity to congratulate the employees and stressed the need for further social events that create an atmosphere of intimacy, social support and fraternal communication between all company officials, employees and customers.
Zamil Central Air Conditioners Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Zamil Industrial, has been awarded a new contract valued at SAR 348 million (USD 92.8 million) from Al Fouzan Trading & General Construction Co. to supply custom chiller systems for the Saudi Real Estate Development Company (Dar Al-Hijrah) project, owned by the Public Investment Fund, in Madinah, located in the western region of Saudi Arabia.
The scope of the agreement, which is the largest project
awarded in the history of Zamil Industrial, includes the supply
of 80 custom water-cooled centrifugal chillers with a total cooling capacity of 200,000 tons of refrigeration (TR) for use in the first phase of the Saudi Real Estate Development Company project, which is being developed in Madinah on an area of 1.6 million square meters and has the capacity to accommodate around 120,000 pilgrims.
The 200,000 TR will be generated by 80 MHI centrifugal chillers that include chiller plant management systems, inverters, refrigerant pump systems and automatic tube cleaning systems, comprising the largest district cooling plant in the world.
MHI centrifugal compressors and chillers are considered the most efficient chiller systems in the world and employ the most advanced Japanese technology; they have a cooling capacity that ranges from 270 to 5,000 refrigeration tons per chiller, which is what is needed for today’s more demanding construction projects.
“The competition for this landmark project has been extremely competitive, and we are deeply honored to be chosen as the trusted HVAC supplier
for this vital development in the Kingdom,” said Abdulla M. Al Zamil, Chief Executive Officer of Zamil Industrial. “We are confident in our capability to meet and exceed the stringent requirements of the initial phase of this highstatus project and look forward to doing so with our customary dedication and complete attention to quality and professionalism.”
Zamil Air Conditioners has been a leading provider of quality HVAC systems and solutions in the Gulf region and throughout the Middle East for nearly 40 years. The company, which has grown to attain global status, specializes in the engineering, manufacture, installation, repair and maintenance of a large range of products, including a variety of packaged units, chillers and room air conditioners designed to meet the climate control needs of virtually every type of customer.
Charitable Society for the Memorization of the Quran Students Tour Zamil Air Conditioners Factory
Zamil Air Conditioners welcomed students from the Charitable Society for the
Memorization of the Quran in Unaizah to its facility in Dammam First Industrial City on April 30, 2015. The group arrived at the plant eager to learn more about industrial operations and explore the specific processes and products of Zamil Air Conditioners. The students toured the factory’s room air conditioners and minisplit systems production lines and were impressed by the advanced level of ongoing operations at the high-tech manufacturing facilities.
The visitors observed the company’s manufacturing processes in motion and were introduced to the innovative production and manufacturing methods, and state-of-the-art machinery utilized at the facility.
In addition to witnessing expertise in action and learning more about the advanced capabilities of national industry, the visit provided the students with an opportunity to develop their scientific knowledge and gain practical experience.
Zamil Air Conditioners Co., a subsidiary of Zamil Industrial, participated in the Asharqia Third Quality Forum, held on December 28, 2014, at the Tulip Inn Hotel in Al-Khobar, under the patronage of HRH Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, governor of the Eastern Province.
The forum was organized under the theme “Building a Quality World Together” by the Saudi Quality Council in collaboration with the General Directorate of Education in the Eastern Province and the King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Quality Center.
The forum gathered speakers from several government bodies and major national companies, who presented their experiences in the implementation of quality systems and programs at their various organizations, in the presence of the Eastern Province’s director general of education, the chairman of the Saudi Quality Council, the chairman of the Saudi Society for Quality, and members of the forum organizing committee. Basil M. Al Zamil, Consumer Sourcing and Purchasing Manager at Zamil Air Conditioners, presented a case study entitled “Application of Kaizen Principles in the Private Sector,” which explored Zamil Air Conditioners’ experiences in implementing Kaizen principles to improve quality, including the mechanisms and principles of implementing the philosophy The forum, part of a national trend toward advancing overall quality and excellence in all sectors of the country, reflects
the Saudi Quality Council’s desire to support the total quality concept, including the exchange of information and experiences in both the private and public sectors and the development of quality management regulations.