Established in 1984, Mistral is proud to be widely considered the 'generic' software system provider for the refrigeration & air conditioning industry. In its domestic market, Mistral software is used by more than 85% of UK refrigeration & air conditioning contracting firms and programs have been distributed to over 17,000 users in more than 100 countries around the world.

Specifying MISTRAL

Many household name companies and organisations (and many little known ones too!) specify MISTRAL. Meaning they write into manuals prepared for contractors that design and install their air conditioning and refrigeration systems that they are obliged to use MISTRAL software to aid design and for equipment selection procedures on their projects.

Benefits for 'Specifiers' being that they no longer have to cover contractors' overheads for countless hours wasted through designing manually. They also gain from improved design consistency, 'traceability' and rigorous QA adherence. More importantly perhaps, greater accuracy in the engineering process inevitably leads to savings, not only for capital equipment purchase costs, then installation costs, but also of course for both on-going running costs and future maintenance costs. Who could deny such compelling reasons?

For contractors, apart from the obvious benefits of using MISTRAL software and for which MISTRAL is renowned by RAC professionals throughout the world, it means that when quoting for 'specified' work, everyone is using the same design tools. Thus gaining the additional security of knowing they are always competing on a 'level playing field'.

MISTRAL does not discuss any one of its valued client's activities openly for the benefit of all the others to see or hear. However, none of MISTRAL's Specifier's confidentiality is compromised when we say that all the well known and prestigious companies or organisations shown below have had RAC installations designed by their contractors or consultants with the aid of MISTRAL software. To mention but a few.

Refrigeration engineering begins with establishing the cooling load. This is a statement of fact and impossible to deny. Getting the cooling load wrong, estimating it to be higher than it really is at time of preparing a scheme for a client can, and usually does, lose you the order. Conversely, estimating it too low can cost you your company! You might need to think about that for a moment.

Other points worth considering are that a highly sophisticated and properly ‘dynamically error trapped’ computer program, which makes it impossible to make a technical error and which calculates or ‘computes’ at around 175,000 calculations per second is difficult to match by the human brain. With or without a calculator and various sets of tables! Another statement impossible to deny.

In the final analysis whose money would you be wasting in this day and age by not using a credible, powerful computer program with a more than 33 year proven history? Yours? Or your clients?!

Mistral's commitment:

"Bringing the benefits of computerisation to our industry - without the historically associated problems."