Past Event

2-Day Seminar on “High Performance Chiller Plant”
Venue: Wisma IEM
Date & Time: 17 Jan 2020 to 18 Jan 2020 (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM) Closed
Closing Date Before: 14-Jan-2020 (Subject to change based on availability of seat)
Organised By Special Interest Group - Consulting Engineering


High Performance Chiller Plant Seminar

Business around the world are being challenged to improve energy efficiency in support of climate protection commitments by countries to address the threat of Climate Change. According to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, buildings worldwide account for 40% of global energy consumption. Of that amount, between 45% to 65% is utilized by HVAC systems that keeps building environment comfortable and healthy. The slightest inefficiency in the HVAC systems will create a huge energy drain and the financial impact is significant.

The market, including Trane, offers a broad portfolio of chiller types with proven technologies for efficiency, reliability and easy adaptation of system application strategies such as Variable Primary Flow ( VPF), Variable condenser Flow ( VCWF) and Chiller-Tower optimization( CTO) to deliver HP Chiller Plants. Understanding the dynamic interactions of the various components under varying conditions of load, Wet Bulb, Flow and temperatures are fundamental to system optimization.

The desire to save energy, while operating within budget,  lies in the heart of many of our decisions. VPF designs uses fewer pumps and fewer piping connections than primary secondary systems, which means fewer electrical lines and a smaller plant footprint. These factors reduces the initial cost of the chilled water system while enhancing performance.

The speaker will highlight on the design approach related to a High Performance Chiller plant room design, Chiller Plant Controls incorporating investment-grade Measurement & Verification ( M+V) instrumentations and as well as  remote live viewing of some chiller plants to  illustrate the salient points of optimization.


Mr. K Y Yow, Director, HVAC Technical Centre of Excellence, HVAC & Transport, Asia Pacific & India, Ingersoll Rand

Yow is the Director of Trane HVAC Technical Center of Excellence, HVAC & Transport Business Unit, Ingersoll Rand, with responsibility to drive technical competency and system applications across the organization. A veteran in the industry, he has 38 years of experience in the air-conditioning field, that includes overseas assignments in Malaysia and China. Prior to his current role, he has served as general sales manager of Trane Singapore and AP Regional System & Product Management leader. His vast experience covers product management, sales management and systems applications focusing on promotion of green and cost-effective HVAC solutions.

A member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), he has served as Chairman of the Education Committee (Singapore Chapter). He is also a past president of the Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Association of Singapore.

Yow holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore (1981), and MBA from The Nanyang Business School (NTU).

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