Saturday, September 29, 2012


As business becomes even more competitive, the rules that govern successful companies have changed dramatically over the past 20 or 30 years. Today, companies not only have to contend with issues regarding cost and efficiency, but also face the challenges brought about by environmental concerns.

While technology is often key to having a competitive advantage, sometimes the best solution does not always rely on the most modern equipment but rather on decades-old discoveries that have been perfected over time.

One good example would be in the area of heating and air conditioning. As the issue of climate change becomes more urgent, innovation in air-conditioning has placed its emphasis on energy efficiency, improving indoor air quality and reducing its harmful impact on the environment.

For this reason, GlobalPower Corporation, brings to the country the products and expertise of Robur—one of the most trusted brands in the US and Europe that provides some of the most environmentally–friendly gas fired absorption heat pumps and chilling equipment available.

“Bringing the various products of Robur to the country is in-line with GlobalPower’s vision of providing environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and reasonably priced heating and cooling solutions to local business,” explained GlobalPower Corp President Jose Lagdameo.

"Robur is the first company in the world that designs and manufactures modular and air-cooled equipment for heating and air conditioning water systems, using direct fired absorption technology,” he added.

Among the pioneering equipment GlobalPower is set to introduce is its line of LPG or natural gas powered generators and chillers which could greatly benefit industrial, commercial, manufacturing and even residential users.

Gas absorption chiller was first used in the late 1920’s and uses a heat source to provide the energy needed to drive the cooling system. In 2004, absorption chiller again became a popular alternative to regular compressor refrigeration because it is less costly, very low maintenance and does not produce harmful substances to the environment unlike current generation air conditioners.

These cooling and refrigeration equipment can be utilized by food processing companies, breweries, or companies that make beverages or juices; it can also be used by offices and hotels as a more cost effective alternative for centralized air conditioning. Its heat generation capabilities can also be used by manufacturing companies, or commercial establishments which require hot water for sanitation and other uses.

He noted that Robur Systems has absolutely no Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), or Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) which deplete the Earths’s protective ozone layer and contribute to Green House Gas emissions.

“We are the only ones to offer modular units that use Ammonia, which is one of the most energy efficient refrigerants. This can bring electrical consumption down to as much as 70 percent, and result in savings from 30 to 50 percent on electricity,” Lagdameo pointed out

As  compared to  HCFC or R-22 which has an Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP)and Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 0.05 and GWP of 1700, Ammonia (R-717) has an ODP and GWP of Zero.

Apart from its cost effectiveness, these equipment are also modularized making them fully customizable to the specific needs of each client and requires very little maintenance despite its 24/7 use.

So far, Lagdameo shared the response to this new alternative has been very positive, with a couple of businesses-- such as Hudges Industry (an industrial laundry) and Splash Corporation (beauty and health care products)--among the first to have the Robur Systems installed. 

“The right choice can make a difference, and we want to help local businesses make a choice that will benefit their company and the environment as well."

GlobalPower Corporation is the sole distributor of Robur products in the Philippines.


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