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Welcome to the Airedale Blog. Read the latest posts below with top tips about HVAC upgrades, how you can maximise energy efficiency, extend the life of your HVAC system and avoid costly facility downtime.

Two Times Manufacturer of the Year

Two Times Manufacturer of the Year

Date: 02nd December 2019  |   Posted in: Press release

Airedale were recently awarded the title “Manufacturer of the Year” by both the Yorkshire Post and CIBSE Yorkshire. Here’s the inside story of how we have risen to the pinnacle of manufacturing in Yorkshire!

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The Challenges and Opportunities in Data Centre Cooling

The Challenges and Opportunities in Data Centre Cooling

Date: 26th November 2019  |   Posted in: Blog

Data Centre expert Matt Evans shares his thoughts on the continued industry confusion / resistance around ASHRAE server inlet air temperature guidelines.

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Prototype Lifetime

Prototype Lifetime

Date: 06th November 2019  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

The second in our R&D blog series from Jade Swan-McCay, Laboratory Engineer, gives an insight into the stages and processes involved in prototype development at Airedale.

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Data Centre Cooling Summit 2019

Data Centre Cooling Summit 2019

Date: 31st October 2019  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Airedale International, along with our partners Al Mazroui Advanced Technology, were delighted to host Data Centre Cooling Summit 2019 in Dubai.

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What does ‘Made in Britain’ mean to people today?

What does ‘Made in Britain’ mean to people today?

Date: 31st October 2019  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Over summer, we asked our work experience student Ben to research what 'Made in Britain' means to people across the world. Find out what he discovered:

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In the air conditioning world, the “F-word” that is on everyone’s lips, is F-gas!

In the air conditioning world, the “F-word” that is on everyone’s lips, is F-gas!

Date: 22nd July 2019  |   Posted in: Blog

The first in a new series of R&D blogs from Jade Swan-McCay, Laboratory Engineer at Airedale. This month's topic: F-Gas and the work behind the scenes involved when developing products for new refrigerants.

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After Adiabatics

After Adiabatics

Date: 21st July 2019  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Growing populations, intensive urbanisation and industrialisation are putting strains on global water resource like never before. In 2015 the World Economic Forum in Davos listed “water crises” for the first time as the world’s leading threat - As an industry we cannot ignore this.

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Demanding supply: How to succeed in the data supermarket

Demanding supply: How to succeed in the data supermarket

Date: 05th July 2019  |   Posted in: Blog

Previously we have explained how Colocation providers are becoming “supermarkets” of data; This article will explore further how the supply chain needs to step up in order to meet the challenge of a rapidly evolving marketplace.

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RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2019 - Finalists

RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2019 - Finalists

Date: 04th July 2019  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Airedale are shortlisted in 3 categories for the RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2019

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World Refrigeration Day 2019

World Refrigeration Day 2019

Date: 26th June 2019  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Benjamin Hitchcox talks about the importance of World Refrigeration Day, an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump sector.

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Every Little Helps: The rise of the Data Supermarket

Every Little Helps: The rise of the Data Supermarket

Date: 21st May 2019  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Is the Data Centre really dead? We look at Data Centre trends and the increasing demand for innovative solutions to keep energy costs low.

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Airedale UAE Technical Training

Airedale UAE Technical Training

Date: 03rd April 2019  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Last week our team in the UAE held a two-day technical training session for the After Sales Support teams of our Business Partners.

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International Women's Day 2019 - A Q&A with Sue Eversley and Ellie Hall

International Women's Day 2019 - A Q&A with Sue Eversley and Ellie Hall

Date: 08th March 2019  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

To coincide with IWD2019, Sue Eversley and Ellie Hall, both from very different areas of Engineering, share their valuable insights into the industry.

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Christmas Operations 2018/2019

Christmas Operations 2018/2019

Date: 14th December 2018  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Airedale will be closing for Christmas from Friday 21st December to Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

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Airedale Gulf Commercial Conference

Airedale Gulf Commercial Conference

Date: 18th October 2018  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Airedale International host their Gulf Commercial Conference at their headquarters in Leeds, UK.

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A Year In Industry With Airedale

A Year In Industry With Airedale

Date: 18th September 2018  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Find out about the experience of an engineering student completing his year in industry with Airedale.

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News from Airedale's UAE Office

News from Airedale's UAE Office

Date: 14th September 2018  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Updates on the new office and recent projects completed by the Airedale UAE team

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Work Experience at Airedale

Work Experience at Airedale

Date: 26th July 2018  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

A student from a local school recently completed work experience with Airedale, so we asked her a few questions to find out what she thought about it.

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5 checks to perform to ensure the chiller you are purchasing is Ecodesign compliant

5 checks to perform to ensure the chiller you are purchasing is Ecodesign compliant

Date: 02nd July 2018  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

By performing these 5 checks you can ensure that you are purchasing an Ecodesign compliant chiller.

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ACIS BMS - Shortlisted BCIA Finalist

ACIS BMS - Shortlisted BCIA Finalist

Date: 13th March 2018  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

You can experience the BCIA technical product innovation of the year shortlisted entry at Data Centre World, 21-22 March, ExCel London, Stand D930. Airedale’s controls team will be on the stand and formally demonstrating the ACIS™ system on the hour, every hour during the exhibition.

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Employee Profile: Laboratory Engineer, Jade Swan

Employee Profile: Laboratory Engineer, Jade Swan

Date: 05th February 2018  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

We asked one of Airedale's Leeds-based Laboratory Engineers, a few questions to learn more about her.

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New Airedale Training Programme Dates for 2018

New Airedale Training Programme Dates for 2018

Date: 18th October 2017  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Air Conditioning Training Dates for 2018. Courses held at the Airedale International manufacturing facility and HVAC training school in Rawdon, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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Airedale Air Conditioning: Frequently Asked Questions

Airedale Air Conditioning: Frequently Asked Questions

Date: 03rd October 2017  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

This week we'll be focusing on answering your frequently asked questions for each of our departments. Make sure you check back every day to see additional content. Tuesday - Service and Maintenance Wednesday - UK Sales Thursday - Exports Friday - Spares

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UAE Controls Desktop Demo Unit

UAE Controls Desktop Demo Unit

Date: 07th September 2017  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Richard Nicholls showcases the latest innovation to emerge from the controls team at Airedale International.

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HVAC Spares – We've got you covered

HVAC Spares – We've got you covered

Date: 10th August 2017  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

In this article, Adrian Trevelyan, Aftersales Manager at Airedale, details his team approach to HVAC spares support.

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Building Intelligence - It's all under control

Building Intelligence - It's all under control

Date: 21st July 2017  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Richard Burcher of Airedale International Air Conditioning suggests simple, cost-effective tactics to cut carbon emissions and energy costs.

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Women in Engineering – Airedale’s Rinku Patel

Women in Engineering – Airedale’s Rinku Patel

Date: 22nd June 2017  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

To coincide with this year’s International Women in Engineering Day (23 June 2017), Airedale’s Rinku Patel shares her passion for Computational Fluid Dynamics, Engineering and the ACR industry.

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Meet the Sales Engineer - Jamshad Padanchery (Airedale Middle East)

Meet the Sales Engineer - Jamshad Padanchery (Airedale Middle East)

Date: 20th June 2017  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

We asked Airedale's Dubai-based Sales Engineer, Jamshad Padanchery a few questions to get to know more about his role in the Middle East.

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3 ways to optimise energy consumption in data centres

3 ways to optimise energy consumption in data centres

Date: 10th May 2017  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Airedale's Controls Project Manager Jon Martinez explains three ways data centre managers can optimise energy consumption in data centres.

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Essential chiller maintenance winter checklist

Essential chiller maintenance winter checklist

Date: 02nd February 2017  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

With chilly weather upon us now is the time to ensure you don’t get caught out by having planned, preventative chiller maintenance.

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How to choose a Building Management System (BMS)

How to choose a Building Management System (BMS)

Date: 08th November 2016  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Airedale’s Controls expert Reece Thomas has devised a checklist of key criteria to help evaluate the large range of Building Management Systems on the market.

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5 cost saving benefits of switching to EC fans in HVAC equipment

5 cost saving benefits of switching to EC fans in HVAC equipment

Date: 25th October 2016  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

5 benefits of why simply switching to EC (Electrically Commutated) fans in your HVAC units will improve efficiencies and cut costs.

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Energy Blog: How will Brexit affect facilities managers?

Energy Blog: How will Brexit affect facilities managers?

Date: 11th August 2016  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

There has been lots of discussion about how the leave vote will impact on the UK economy in general, we discuss the likely implications prior and post exit in relation to the UK energy and environmental policy.

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Summer: don’t let it be a season of downtime

Summer: don’t let it be a season of downtime

Date: 28th July 2016  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Summertime temperatures are reaching record highs across the globe meaning pressure on your HVAC equipment. An increase in external temperatures can easily raise temperatures inside a facility, forcing systems such as Precision Air Conditioners, Chillers and Condensers to increase their load and capacities.

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Energy-saving retrofit

Energy-saving retrofit

Date: 15th September 2015  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Maintenance and refurbishment work is a growing business for Airedale International Air Conditioning, which has a 50-strong technical team that provides a national maintenance, refurbishment and project management service. Adrian Trevelyan describes what can be achieved.

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Women in Engineering – Airedale’s Fiona Toseland

Women in Engineering – Airedale’s Fiona Toseland

Date: 18th June 2015  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

To coincide with this year’s National Women in Engineering Day (23 June 2015), Airedale’s Fiona Toseland, Project Manager (Special Projects) shares her passion for the business.

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R22 chiller ban – changes to F-Gas regulations

R22 chiller ban – changes to F-Gas regulations

Date: 27th November 2014  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

There are still chillers in use that will need replacing in view of the forthcoming F-Gas regulations which come into effect 1st January 2015.

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Low GWP cooling under the glare of the EU

Low GWP cooling under the glare of the EU

Date: 17th June 2014  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

In an article first published within DatacenterDynamics FOCUS, George Hannah, Airedale’s product development director looked at the ramifications of the hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) phase down regulations and the potential low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants alternatives available to manufacturers and end users.

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Cutting Iceland's energy costs by £4.8m pa

Cutting Iceland's energy costs by £4.8m pa

Date: 06th January 2014  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Airedale International helps Iceland reduce building energy costs by £4.8m pa

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Pushing the boundaries of scroll compressor chiller technology

Pushing the boundaries of scroll compressor chiller technology

Date: 24th July 2012  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Blog

Airedale has pushed the boundaries in the application of scroll compressors to chiller technology and responded to market demand for a compact, efficient high capacity scroll chiller, with the new 110-960kW air cooled DeltaChill™ Chiller and 140-1030kW DeltaChill™ Free Cooling Chiller.

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