Hello and welcome once again to Cooling India. Cooling towers, which are used to remove excess heat, have become an integral component of an HVAC system of a building. Today, the increasing rate of urbanisation and enhanced standard of living are leading to the large-scale implementation of HVAC systems, thereby driving the market growth globally. According to a report conducted by Grand View Research, the global cooling towers market is expected to reach US$ 4.85 billion by 2025 whereas a report by MarketsandMarkets estimates that the market will reach US$ 2.87 billion by 2020 that was US$ 2.24 billion in 2014, at a CAGR of 4.2% from 2015 to 2020. In India, increase in industrial activities and 100-smart city mission will drive growth for cooling towers industry.

Cooling towers consume significant amounts of water and the cooling system is often a building’s largest energy consumer during the cooling season. Therefore, it is essential to achieve cooling tower energy efficiency while maintaining their optimum efficiency. This time, we present you a special report on the basic principles for improving the energy efficiency of cooling towers. The report defines why it is essential to adopt not only proactive maintenance but also condition monitoring approach in the case of
cooling tower operation.

Like every other industry, the HVAC industry is going through rapid transformation driven by the growing use of information and communications technology (ICT). Experts believe, the three technological advancements that are changing the way operation and management of chillers and HVAC systems is executed are: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Here we feature an overview of these disruptors and how the HVAC industry is changing for the better.

Many more such reports on other areas of HVAC industry are also featured herein that will surely be worth reading. The cold chain industry in India presents huge potential in terms of expansion. On this note, in August, we are coming up with a special issue on cold chain industry in India that will gauge the potential opportunities highlighting the key market trends, technological innovations, product update etc. We are looking forward to your participation in this issue. Do send in your comments to me at pravita@charypublications.in

Pravita Iyer
Publisher & Director