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District Cooling System Design (MENA)

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“This session was very helpful and provided significant information on how DC shall be handled and designed to allow both cost & technical considerations. It helped me as a designer to identify the key parameters to consider while doing the design. It was comprehensive and covered all aspects.” – Omar A. – Dubai, UAE

“Excellent event to enhance real issues aligning district cooling providers and users alike.” – Collin B. – Dubai, UAE

“The presentation was well organized and went through the major elements and areas of concern in a sequential manner. I have good knowledge about DC but the presentation introduced additional details which influence DC design and applications.” – Ahmad S. – Dubai, UAE

District Cooling System Design (MENA)

  • 27 Jul 2021
  • Virtual
    Part l – Tuesday, 27 July 2021 | 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM GST
    Part ll – Wednesday, 28 July 2021 | 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM GST

    BONUS! 30% Discount on ASHRAE’s District Cooling Guide, 2nd Ed. & Owner’s Guide for Buildings Served by District Cooling (Soft Copies). Click on register now to avail the offer.


Course Description

Unlocking the Possibilities of District Cooling

District cooling has the potential to provide a sustainable solution to meet cooling requirements in the Middle East. Apart from providing cooling needs, district cooling is more reliable, more energy efficient, and has less negative environmental impact in the region than standard approaches to air-conditioning.

To improve the design of district cooling systems (DCS), in 2019 ASHRAE published two practical guides to implement district cooling: District Cooling Guide, Second Edition and Owner’s Guide for Buildings Served by District Cooling. Each guide contains a wealth of information on system components and enhancements, troubleshooting problems, and the integration of components into district cooling systems for both designers and building owners.

With MENA countries likely to grow rapidly and urbanize further in coming decades, don’t miss your opportunity to learn from leading industry experts on the requirements of planning, designing, and operating district cooling systems.

This course presents practical guidance contained in two ASHRAE publications referenced above, ensuring that when designed and operated properly, DCS can be an energy-efficient alternative to conventional in-building chilled water plant adding to an owner’s sustainability portfolio and allowing the building owner to focus on their own business, rather than operating and maintaining a chilled water plant.

DCS can provide buildings subscribing to their service with chilled water for comfort and process cooling with the benefits to the building owner of greatly reduced or eliminated maintenance cost, much lower space requirements, and no concerns as to plant capacity or load growth. This 6-hour course covers what designers and owners need to know about district cooling to enable it to provide energy efficiencies and reliable operation.

Topics covered include Planning, Central Plant Design, Distribution System design, Building Interfaces, Thermal Energy Storage, and Operation and Maintenance. The instructors will take attendees through the guidance provided in the ASHRAE District Cooling Guide, Second Edition and the ASHRAE Owner’s Guide for Buildings Served by District Cooling, tools made available from ASHRAE to advance the successful applications and use of district cooling technology.

BONUS! 30% Discount on two ASHRAE publications (Soft Copies). Click on register now to avail the offer.
               - District Cooling Guide, 2nd Edition
               - Owner’s Guide for Buildings Served by District Cooling

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  • Learning Objectives
    • Understand the basic components of a District Cooling System (DCS) and how these components interact.   
    • Appreciate the complexity of the planning process for a DCS and the players that must be involved for success.
    • Grasp the fundamental processes and equipment of the DCS central plant and the basic options.
    • For the chilled water distribution systems, know the basic construction materials used for piping and appurtenances and their advantages and disadvantages.
    • Know the important factors that should be conveyed to building owners when considering DC to serve their buildings.
    • Understand the basic methods in which a building may interface with the DCS and the major components involved and how they are controlled.
    • For the HVAC equipment of the building, know what provisions must be made for a successful interface with the DCS.
    • Review how “Low ΔT” may come about and what can be done to correct it.
    • Understand the basics of Thermal Energy Storage (TES) for DCS.
    • Appreciate the O&M basics for DCS.
  • Who Should Attend
    • Designers who are responsible for specification, design, or installation of DCS
    • Owners of DCS and others who manage DCS.
  • Agenda

    Part 1:

    27 July 2021 – Day 1

    • Welcome
    • DC Background and Planning, Gary Phetteplace
    • Central Plant Design, Hassan Younes
    • Break (20 min)
    • Central Plant Design (continued), Hassan Younes
    • Distribution System Design, Gary Phetteplace
    • Open Discussion and Questions, Day 1
    • Adjourn

    Part 2:

    Supplier Perspective, Trane Speaker – Badal Jain

    • Distribution System Design (continued), Gary Phetteplace
    • Building Interface Design, Steve Tredinnick
    • Building Equipment Design, Steve Tredinnick
    • Break (20 min)
    • Thermal Storage for DCS, Gary Phetteplace
    • O&M for DCS, Steve Tredinnick
    • The Building Owners Perspective, Steve Tredinnick
    • Open Discussion and Questions
    • Adjourn
  • Course Instructors
  • Fees

    6-Hour / 1-Day Training:

    Includes course materials, Certificate of Attendance, and course recording.
       $284 ($218 ASHRAE Member)

    • Company Discount Fee: Enroll 3 or more participants from the same company at the same time and save. Email Ayah Said at for group registration assistance.

    BONUS! 30% Discount on ASHRAE’s District Cooling Guide, 2nd Ed. & Owner’s Guide for Buildings Served by District Cooling. Click on register now to avail the offer.

Cancellation Policy

Course registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received by ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or before 12:00 noon, seven working days prior to the course date. Cancellations received between three and seven working days prior to the course date are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Registrants who do not attend a course or cancel less than three working days prior to the course date are liable for the entire course registration fee. Registration fees can be transferred by contacting ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or