2014 November

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BSS Industriall, plumbing, BOSS

Distributor BSS Industrial has invested in a dedicated training room for its BOSS brand to help customers become familiar with the brand’s high-quality solutions and increase the knowledge of its sales teams.

Flakt Woods, Carbon Trust, ventilation, fan, AHU

Flakt-Woods has been accredited as a Carbon Trust Supplier in recognition of its strong track record in designing and delivering high-quality HVAC products.

Powerstar, voltage optimiser, voltage optimisaiton

Powerstar offers leasing

06 November, 2014

Voltage-optimisation specialist Powerstar offers a range of leasing packages to make it easier to invest in the technology. There are no upfront payments. Repayments can be set below the monthly energy savings made to create positive cashflow and are 100% tax deductible.

Rinnai, DHW, domestic hot water, continuous flow

Rinnai UK’s programme of CPD training modules offers specifiers and designers the practical and energy-saving benefits of continuous-flow gas-fired water heating. The company has added four modules: continuous-flow appreciation; continuous-flow sizing, understanding L8 2014; and energy-efficient continuous-flow water heating.

Grundfos Pumps

Grundfos on Facebook

06 November, 2014

With the lines between work and leisure increasingly becoming blurred, Grundfos Pumps in the UK has recognised Facebook as an important vehicle and set up a page in support of its iSolutions platform. It will help people get the most out of complex integrated systems.

Kingspan Insulation, duct, ductwork, insulated, preinsulated, pre-insulated

Kingspan Insulation has developed a CIBSE-approved CPD seminar explaining how its KoolDuct system of pre-insulated ductwork can help reduce building-services costs and ease compliance with the latest regulations. The seminar provides a in-depth look at how air leakage from ductwork affects building emission rate. It also gives a clear overview of the heat-loss and heat-gain requirements for HVAC insulation as detailed in BS 5422 : 2009 and the TIMSA HVAC compliance guide.

Carrier’s AquaForce 30XAV range of chillers features Greenspeed intelligence, variable-speed condenser fans and variable-speed screw compressors to accurately match load conditions and achieve excellent part-load performance. Full-load EER is up to 3.4 and the ESEER (European Seasonal Energy Efficiency ratio) is up to 4.9.

Daikin’s VRV IV HR heat-recovery system is over 32% more efficient than previous systems and can be installed more quickly than any other heat-recovery system available. The improved efficiency comes from the interplay of variable-refrigerant-temperature technology and updated system design — including a new compressor made using thixo-casting technology and a 4-sided G coil.

Pipe Center, Sabiana, space heating, radiant heating

Pipe Center has an exclusive distribution agreement covering Sabiana’s range of high-efficiency radiant panel heaters. The distributor is offering Pulsar ceiling-mounted radiant-heating systems as part of its growing portfolio under the NHS ProCure21+ National Framework.

Bret Martin Plumbing, soil, waste, stack

A full range of access fittings for soil and rainwater systems is available from Bret Martin Plumbing in 110 and 160 mm diameters. The range of 110 mm fittings includes pipe, bend and branch, along with a 160 mm access pipe. A twist-and-lock cap closes the fittings with a simple quarter turn and ensures equal sealing pressure around the seal.

Evinox, commissioning kit, chilled water, flow measurement

Designed for communal chilled-water systems, Evinox Energy’s chilled-water meter kit includes all the equipment required to facilitate commissioning, balancing and flow control of the chilled-water circuit and also accurately measures energy consumption.

Gripple, catenary system, suspension system

Gripple’s D3 catenary suspension system is designed for lightweight applications such as lighting, signage or bracing applications where no direct vertical suspension point is available. It can support loads of up to 30 kg per suspension points and is part of a range of catenary kits for up to 100 kg.

Victaulic, mechanical joint, grooved joint, copper, pipe jointing

Victaulic’s grooved joining solution for copper pipework systems complies with EN 1057 half-hard copper tubing sizes from DN50 to DN150 (2 to 6 in). It can withstand pressures up to 24 bar, depending on the type and size of copper tubing.

Waterloo Air Products, ceiling diffuser, air distribution, air conditioning

Waterloo Air Products’ LCT20 lay-on ceiling-tile diffuser is designed to be mounted on top of ceiling tiles with 20% open area. These tiles would be supplied by other manufacturers. Ease of installation is a key feature of the design, using 2-sided adhesive strips or edging clips.

Wieland, electricity, electrical services, connector

Wieland Electric has added the RST Mini to its RST round-plug connector system. Said to be the smallest connector on the market, this 5-pole system consists of a connector for on-site installation, appliance connectors for integrating into housings, re-wireable components and pre-formed cables ready for connection.

Condair, JS Humidifiers, humidification, evaporative, adiabatic cooling

The Condair ME evaporative humidifier offers low-energy humidification and evaporative cooling to an air-handling unit or duct. A single unit can deliver up to 1000 kg/h of moisture and 630 kW of evaporative cooling to an air stream using less than 300 W of electricity.

Ideal Commercial, heat interface unit, HIU, space heating, DHEW

Ideal Commercial Boilers’ range of Logic heat interface units comprises four models. They are designed for multi-residential buildings served by central boiler plant. There are two indirect units (50 and 75) and two direct units (high temperature and medium temperature). All units can be fitted with a heat meter, including one that can be monitored remotely.

Lochinvar, DHW, water heater, hot water, solar thermal

Lochinvar’s EcoCharger hybrid range of water heaters is a closely integrated combination of solar thermal and conventional gas-fired water heating that minimises the use of fossil fuel and achieves efficiencies of 96% (gross) and low NOx emissions (Class 5).

Carlo Gavazzi, energy meter, BMS, BEMS

Carlo Gavazzi has expanded its quick-fit range of energy-metering system with the EM271. When used as a 3-phase energy meter with its association split-core current transformers, it can be installed five to 10 times faster than existing methods. Similar to the EM270 meter, it can measure up to two 3-phase loads or up to six single-phase loads, as well as creating a virtual meter to provide the sum of two 3-phase or six single-phase loads.

Xpelair, ventilation, heat recover, extract fan

Xpelair has advanced its product offering for domestic ventilation with the development of an extremely quiet extract fan and an efficient single-room heat-recovery unit that is ideal for the refurbishment.

Metsec Cable Management, The Shard, cable tray, trunking, ladder rack,

Metsec cable-management products are providing a versatile solution for distributing the cables that service the Shrangri-La Hotel inside The Shard in London. A mix of Metsec trunking, ladder rack, cable tray and channel distribute service cables for HVAC and lighting throughout the hotel’s circular corridors on 15 floors across levels 34 to 52 of the building.

Gilberts Blackpool. natural ventilation

The offsite manufacturing approach to building the new Aberdare Community extended to Gilberts’ through-the-wall Mistrale units being factory fitted into the precast concrete panels of the external facade. The Mistrale units are part of the ventilation strategy for the school.

SE Controls, natural ventilation, smoke control

The provision of smoke-free escape routes and day-to-day temperature control on communal areas and corridors of a apartment block of 108 homes in Hackney of Notting Hill Housing Group is achieved by a system from SE Controls. The 6-storey building was originally designed with a mechanical ventilation system and a dedicated environmental shaft to help cool the building and address the heating effect of routing heating distribution pipework in building voids to optimise space.

Sentinel, kalguard, scale control, electrolytic

A large manufacturing and R&D site in the south east of England has tackled the problem of limescale deposition in calorifiers and on hot- and cold-water outlets using Sentinel Commercial’s Kalguard electrolytic device. The benefits include greatly improved energy efficiency, longer life of components and reduced cleaning requirements.

Ability Projects, fan coil unit, chilled water, air conditioning

The major refurbishment of Commodity Quay in London’s St Katharine Docks includes grade A office accommodation with air conditioning provided by 4-pipe fan-coil units from Ability Projects. The redevelopment includes some 13 000 m2 of offices, 1300 m2 of restaurant facilities and 2200 m2 of potential leisure space over seven floors.

Quintex, demand controlled kitchen ventilation

Mile End Hospital in London is the first hospital in the UK to use the Cheetah demand-controlled ventilation system from Quintex in its kitchen. The system has been installed in the main kitchen of the hospital, which is part of Barts Health NHS Trust. The kitchen cooks food for staff and events.

Grundfos Pumps

Grundfos bears all

06 November, 2014

Set in 55 acres in Fife, the Scottish Deer Centre has evolved to become a centre for many more species than the 14 types of deer that today call it home. Other residents include wolves, otters, wild cats and birds of prey. This growing family was recently joined by two brown bears called Nellie and Lockie.

GDL, natural ventilation, solar PV

A key part of the ventilation strategy of Askham Bryan College, the agricultural and land-management college in York is GDL’s Penthouse Turrets incorporating solarPV to boost air movement in the summer or when room occupancy reaches capacity. The first phase of this £34 million is the animal-management centre and adjoining wildlife and conservation area. The centre will also include lecture theatres and a replica veterinary practice.

Delmatic, lighting control 99 Bishopsgate

Delmatic has supplied a new lighting-management system for the restack of seven office floors of 99 Bishopsgate in London. This project continues Delmatic’s association with the 26-storey building, which was originally equipped with a Delmatic system in 1995. A plug-in upgrade in 2005 converted the former proprietary controls into open LON technology. The current restack introduces the latest Dali dimming technology.




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