Nine apprentices from contractor SES flew high over the crowds recently at SED 2004. They were given the opportunity when powered-access-supplier Nationwide invited the company to provide operatives for fully accredited IPAF and CPCS training to be given live at the show.
‘Lighting solutions’ is a 480-page comprehensive handbook of lighting technology from Cooper Lighting & Security. Its scope ranges from emergency luminaires and central battery systems to architectural luminaires and lighting control systems.
Kingspan Insulation has launched an 80-page updated edition of its two-in-one guide to its KoolDuct zero-ODP system of pre-insulated ducting.
Hushon describes its cassette split heat-pump air-conditioning system with fully ductable outdoor unit as ideal for overcoming applications with excessive refrigerant pipe runs or where external plant location is difficult.
Cooper Lighting’s Moduspec T5 semi-recessed modular luminaire has been developed to meet the latest criteria for offices where VDTs are used. This luminaire combines efficient louvre-controlled downlighting with a gentle ceiling-wash effect created by a prismatic lens and perforated-panel arrangement.
Features of a new direct-coupled actuator from Honeywell include self-centring shaft adapter ‘for plug-and-play’ installation, ability to mount in any direction, detachable wiring box for easy connection, rotation direction switch and position indicator.
Emerson Network Power has added 5 and 6 kW models to the Liebert Hiross range of Hiwall TT packaged air conditioners. The range provides cooling capacities form 5 to 21 kW and aims to give a complete solution to mobile network cooling problems.
Daikin has extended its range of fan-coil units. Floor-standing and ceiling-suspended/low-wall models are housed in modern-looking casings restyled by Italian designers and finished in RAL 9010 colour. There are also ceiling-concealed/floor-standing chassis models and large ceiling duct models.
Sediment strainers with socket union ends are now available as part of the Durapipe ABS and Corzan ranges. They complement existing versions in PVC-U, in grey or clear bodies, and polypropylene.
Glow-worm has tackled the problem of the vapour cloud that can surround the flue terminal from a condensing boiler with a kit that enables the flue outlet from a horizontal terminal to be raised by up to 6 m. It is based on 50 mm push-fit waste-pipe fittings.
Potterton Commercial has added condensing boilers to its Derwent Compact Plus range. Available as three floor-standing models with outputs of 55, 92 and 128 kW, the new boilers use the tried-and-tested Derwent waterway and a stainless-steel secondary heat exchanger to achieve a net efficiency of 103%.
An average COP of 5.7 is claimed for a range of water-cooled liquid chillers from Delrac.
Stourflex stainless-steel products from pipework-expansion specialist J&P Supplies are now approved under the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS). They have passed the BS 6920 tests for extraction of metals and odour flavour tests for water.
A portable-appliance tester meeting the minimum requirements to comply with statutory requirements is available from Martindale.
Viessmann has made a clear entry into the mainstream UK domestic-boiler market with the launch of the Vitodens 200 range of condensing boilers. Two models are available, a combination and a system boiler. Both have modulating outputs from 8 to 26 kW and efficiencies of 96% (SEDBUCK A).
The Atlas range of unit heaters from Sabiana is now available with a 5-speed single-phase motor giving widely variable output and more flexibility and versatility.
High levels of natural daylight can be brought into dark areas in buildings using Sola Skylights’ Sky Tunnel. They are easily installed in pitched or flat roofs in just a couple of hours.
A range of fully packaged air conditioners for retail applications has been developed by Airedale. They are designed for superstores, warehouses, department stores and other retail outlets.
Tricool’s TRE range of process chillers has been designed for longer life, reduced maintenance and the ability to perform in variable water conditions without compromising performance or specification.
Pump distributor KSB has developed a web-shop providing a one-stop solution for customers to select pumps and spares and order them online. This development speeds up selection and product identification, pricing and ordering.
York is extending its energy-efficient range of YAES Sonata air-cooled chillers to cooling capacities of over 1300 kW at typical UK conditions. Further acoustic enhancements have reduced sound pressure levels to as low as 51.4 dB(A) at low fan speed and 10 m distance.
A 3.5 kW air-conditioning cassette running on R410A refrigerant and providing both heating and cooling has been added to the range of LG Electronics.
The Elgressy non-chemical treatment system for cooling towers combining electrolytic scale reduction and electro-chemical system for eradicating legionella is now available in the UK. Hundreds of these systems are installed around the world, and EWT Ltd has been set up in the UK to distribute them.
Lochinvar has continued its association with Center Parcs with the supply of water heaters for the rebuilding of the holiday village in Elveden Forest, Suffolk, following a major fire in 2002.
Carrier’s largest Aquasmart air-conditioning system commissioned so far in the UK serves a prestigious office development in Glasgow. Nine Aquasmart systems each provide 80 kW of cooling to a total of over 200 factory-matched Carrier fan-coil units with factory-integrated controls.
Contributing to the energy efficiency of a new environmentally conscious school in Kent is an LTHW underfloor heating system. The Robbens system in Riverhead Infants School is expected to achieve energy savings of 10 to 15% compared to traditional radiator-based heating systems.
Almost 150 pumps have been supplied by Grundfos for the Ano Liossia Olympic Hall, the venue for wrestling and judo 9 km from the Athens Olympic Village.
Matched pairs of high-efficiency motors and drives serving the ventilation system in block A of the new hospital in Coventry will reduce energy consumption by over 1400 MWh a year when it comes into service in 2006. Such savings represent 50% compared to traditional control methods such as throttling valves and vanes. Similar savings are expected in two more planned blocks.
A £600 000 contract to provide smoke-extract and ventilation services for a new 14-storey office building in London’s Docklands has been completed by Fire Protection Ltd. The building is owned by Canary Wharf and leased to McGraw Hill.