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'AIRWIND' (Air conditioning and heating loads)
'CELLWIND' (Beer Cellar cooling loads)
'COLDWIND' (Cold room, freezer, and blast chiller/freezer refrigeration loads) share similar operating procedures
'CROSSWIND' is an optional 'Plug-in' module that extends the functionality of the above three programs to include true CAD (Computer Aided Design) facilities.
Mistral series of refrigeration and A/C load calculation programs are successors to earlier and highly popular DOS based computer programs and were researched between the years 1985 to 2013 by staff at Mistral Associates. They were developed by a team led by Richard Hosking BSc(Hons) Program Development Manager and under the direction of Chris Smith MCIM MInstR Technical Director. Programs are based upon proven calculation methods, including established factors, constants and algorithms in the public domain.
All Mistral computer programs are designed in accordance with good practice rules for the industry. Calculation processes may consider any number of parameters including (but not limited to) refrigerant mass flow, temperatures, pressures, viscosity, pipe surface roughness factors, refrigerant turbulent and laminar flow characteristics, acceptable noise levels, safe oil return, efficient compressor operation, system penalties and other system efficiency losses, heat transfer coefficients, plus additional empirical and meteorological data to arrive at results.
As with all Mistral computer programs for Professionals in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industry these progams have been subjected to rigorous testing and quality checks at key commercial and educational establishments around the world. Mistral takes care to ensure that any data contained by its programs either fall within the domain of public ownership or where this is not the case then all legitimate rights have been respected and royalties duly paid.
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No part of the programs, their code, unique processes or graphical images may be copied or reproduced in any form, whether electronic, printed or by any other means, without the prior express written permission of Mistral Associates, except for reproduction of printable program calculation and capital equipment selection results and associated images as clearly intended to be a progammed function and user benefit of use of the programs.