Putting the A.C. in AuCom
While the world’s best footballers showcase their skills at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, AuCom will kick up the A.C. to relieve their perspiration.
New Zealand-based AuCom Electronics, the motor control specialist with North American headquarters in Freedom, Penn., has signed a contract to provide MV soft starters for chillers to be used in the event facilities, which will likely see extreme heat. AuCom’s equipment is designed to help cool eight outdoor stadiums, expected to see 122 degree heat in the Middle Eastern country’s desert on the Arabian peninsula. Organizers also pledged to lower winter temperatures in the stadiums to 79 degrees. The main focal point will be Khalifa Stadium, the 50,000-capacity, multi-purpose structure in Doha that will host the Cup’s biggest games.
Here’s a highly romanticized rendering of what the stadium experiences could be like: