Glen, Dimplex, community heating, heat pump, space heating

Glen Heating devises community heating and cooling system

Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation (GDHV) has developed an approach to cooling and heating individual apartments in apartment blocks based on ‘energy loops’ in the building and heat pumps in the apartments. It avoids issues associated with distributing water at high temperature, such as overheating of common areas and losses.

LG, air conditioning, VRF, W-Fi

LG air-conditioning units include embedded Wi-Fi

New features in LG’s latest range of wall-mounted air-conditioning units include embedded Wi-Fi and compatibility within its multi-split range. The 10-year compressor warranty that already applies to its single split wall-mount units has been extended to include the multi-split range.

Andrews Water Heaters, DHW, domestic hot water

Andrews Water Heaters makes installation easy with SUPAflo EVO

Andrews Water Heaters’ SUPAflo EVO range of high-volume gas-fired water heaters have a slimline size and built-in wheels, which can reduce installation time on projects. They are designed for commercial premises that require large volumes of hot water instantaneously and have a recovery rate of up to 9230 l/h.

Toilet Cistern, condensate, air conditioning, hotel

Toilet cisterns put air-conditioning condensate to good use — and earn BREEAM points

A toilet cistern that collects condensate from air-conditioning units to flush toilets can secure two extra BREEAM and LEED points for a project. The Encore (environmental condensate recovery cistern) was developed by Graham Kelly and David Davis (pictured) of UK building-services company G&H Group. It is particularly applicable to hotels.

Calorex, swimming pools

Calorex improves its swimming-pool units

A streamlined user interface is one of the major improvements to the popular Calorex Delta swimming-pool environmental control unit. There is a comprehensive range of Delta units to suit pools of every size. Systems are designed to economically provide the environmental comfort and moisture-related structural protection necessary for a pool.

Doby, Doby Verrolec, suspension, wire rope, building services

Bespoke cutting service for DobyGrip wire rope

Doby Verrolec now offers a bespoke cutting service for its DobyGrip wire-rope suspension system; the steel wire is cut to a pre-specified length to reduce time on an installation. DobyGrip can be used to suspend a range of services such as cable tray, luminaire, heating and ventilation systems.

Trane, chiller, HVAC, hire, air conditioning

Trane app makes it quick and easy to select temporary HVAC units

Trane’s Selector app enables users to easily select the appropriate unit to meet temporary HVAC needs. The app enables users to view the detailed features of the recommended units, carry out a basic load calculation for comfort applications and submit a request for a quote to the nearest Trane Rental Services location.

Daikin offers cloud-based chiller monitoring

Daikin Applied (UK)’s range of chillers are now supplied with the capability of being monitored and controlled remotely using a web browser. Connecting a LAN or 3G/4G model enables the web data to be transferred. Called Daikin on Site, the software enables chiller systems to be integrated on this cloud-based platform.

Aspen Pumps, Storm, cleaning, chemicals, air conditioning

Aspen Pumps takes market by Storm

Aspen Pumps, which specialises in condensate-removal pumps and accessories for air-conditioning systems, has introduced a range of chemicals for cleaning and maintaining HVACR equipment. Following extensive R&D, the Storm Chemicals range has been designed to offer effective and powerful deep cleaning for HVACR equipment to promote a healthy indoor environment and improve energy efficiency.

Stelrad, radiators, heat emitters, space heating

Stelrad offers coloured radiators from stock

Stelrad now offers ‘coloured’ radiators from stock with the arrival of the Vita Column Concept radiator, a 600 mm-high traditional column radiator, in anthracite grey. They are available within 72 h of order. Until now, radiators have been available in up to 35 colours, but specially made with a delivery of up to eight weeks.

Rinnai, DHW, hot water, domestic hot water, continuous flow hot water

Rinnai launches trio of commercial boilers

Rinnai has launched three condensing boilers for the commercial market. Infinity boilers have outputs of 50, 75 and 100 kW and are A rated under the ErP Directive, with efficiencies of 93%.

Waterloo barrel slot diffuser gives design flexibility in large spaces

Waterloo Air Products has launched a larger barrel slot diffuser to give architects and building engineers greater flexibility in designing air-movement systems. The CSB 25 barrel slot diffuser is described as offering a stylish, multi-directional answer to optimising airflow in large spaces.

Grundfos Pumps, booster set, water booster

Water booster pump for up to eight outlets

Grundfos Pumps’ Scala2 fully integrated water booster pump can deliver water to up to eight outlets over three floors, even with multiple taps and showers running a the same time. These units combine the pump, motor, tank, sensor, drive and non-return valve in one neat package.

Siemens, damper actuator, actuator

New 4 Nm damper actuators from Siemens

Siemens Building Technologies Division is expanding its range of OpenAir damper actuators for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning applications with spring-return models having 4 Nm of torque.

GF Piping Systems, BIM, plastic pipes, pipework

BIM boost for GF’s EcoFit pipework range

3D BIM objects are now available for GF Piping Systems’ EcoFit range of PE piping systems. They have been created to operate within the Autodesk Revit platform. The company’s online library already covers the Cool-Fit 2.0, Instaflex, AquaSystem and malleable-iron ranges.

Rehau, district heating, hot tapping

Hot tapping for district-heating networks

Rehau’s Nexus is said to be the world’s first system for hot-tapping PE-Xa district-heating networks. It makes it possible to retrospectively extend an existing heat network or add a ventilation or measuring point to a district-heating system using Rehau orange PE-Xa pipes.

Hamworthy Heating, boiler, space heating

Modular boilers deliver 1 MW from 1 m2 of floor

Hamworthy Heating’s Upton range of floor-standing modular boilers comprises 18 models with outputs from 100 to 1050 kW. They are rated at 6 bar and have a modulation ratio of 5:1 per module. An output of 1 MW can be provided from less than 1 m2 of floor space.

Zoo Fans, space heating, destratification

Destratification units

Zoo Fans, in partnership with Elta Fans, offers a destratification solution that can create even temperatures from floor to ceiling, making it easier and more efficient to heat and cool buildings. Destratification is recommended as one of the Carbon Trust’s effective energy-saving strategies. These fans can reduce the temperature difference to as low as 1 K overall.

Tridonic, lighting, LED

LED modules resemble incandescent light

Tridonic is expanding its range of dimmable LED modules for spotlights and downlights with the SLE Sunset EXC. The colour of the light creates a particular intimate atmosphere and comes very close to an incandescent lamp. These modules are intended for the hospitality industry, the spa industry and the home environment.

Martindale Electric, lock out kits, electrical safety

Martindale Electric has safety all locked up

Martindale Electric’s latest lock-out kits for electrical installations have been designed to suit the needs of installers and maintenance teams working in range of environments. The LokKitBase and LokKitPro enable circuits at industrial and commercial sites to be locked off once de-energised, ensuring safe maintenance schedule and compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations.

EnOcean’s Bluetooth LED-lighting solution

EnOcean’s Easyfit range of wireless self-powered switches for Bluetooth lighting systems provide a maintenance-free ready-to-use solution for LED lighting. Combined with self-powered Bluetooth lighting systems from Casambi, Silvair and Xicato, Easyfit wall switches offer lighting installers the benefits of freely positionable switches that provide flexible control and intuitive usage.

Automatic cleaning for air filters

An auto-cleaning duct accessory for Daikin UK’s VRV and split air-conditioning units keeps internal duct filters dust-free and clean. This cleaning solution reduces maintenance and running costs, while providing a 20% energy saving. It is designed for hotels, offices and residential applications.

Daikin UK, R32, air conditioning, split system

More R32 units from Daikin UK

Daikin UK has expanded its Bluevolution air-conditioning portfolio with the launch of the R32-based Sky Air A-series range. Thee new units are considerably lighter than their predecessors and have longer pipe runs. Installation is further simplified by the inclusion of precharged pipe runs, which also reduces the need for installers to buy additional gas for runs shorter than 40 m.

Viessmann, boiler, floor standing, space heating

Floor-standing condensing boiler has small footprint

Viessmann’s Vitocrossal 100 range of gas-fired condensing floor-standing boilers have an exceptionally small footprint thanks to an innovative stainless-steel heat exchanger. There are seven models with outputs from 80 to 320 kW in casing that is 680 mm wide, 1459 mm high and lengths ranging from 660 to 1010 mm. Boilers with comparable outputs from other manufacturers are said to be typically 1000 to 1200 mm long. There is also the option of a twin cascade within a single casing to give an output of up to 640 kW.

Carlo Gavazzi, energy meter, electricity, Rogowski coil

Carlo Gavazzi’s Rogowski coil is designed for speed of installation

Carlo Gavazzi’s Rogowski coil solution for its EM21MV 3-phase energy meter for retrofit application does not require an external power supply or external integrator, making installations faster and simpler. Features include automatic phase detection with wrong-phase-sequence warning and fast application-oriented programming procedure.

Integral, downlights, fire, LED

Integral rethinks the fire design of downlights

Integral LED has overhauled the fire-rated downright by re-engineering it to take advantage of the features of LEDs. Many of the features of conventional fire-rated downlights have been stripped away to exploit the advantages that LEDs provide. The result is a product that dispenses with the need of a ‘can’ to preserve fire safety.

Tridonic. lighting, LEDs

Tridonic LED modules go to fourth generation

Tridonic’s fourth generation of the DLE Advanced LED module can achieve an efficacy of 185 lm/W, a 12% increase. Users can select the most suitable LED driver, depending on the application. Typical applications are general lighting, office lighting and lighting side rooms.

Lochinvar, water heaters, DHW

Lochinvar widens its water-heater offering

Lochinvar’s Impetus range of continuous-flow gas-fired condensing water heaters for small commercial and residential buildings comprises three wall-hung models with flow rates from 13.7 to 25 l/min at a 35 K temperature rise. They have a very rapid response, low water content and modulating pre-mix burner with an 8:1 turndown ratio.

Ciat, AHU, air handling unit, air conditioning

Compact AHUs are designed for energy efficient operation

Ciat’s Floway Access range of single-block air-handling units have brushless motors and high-efficiency plug fans to achieve high efficiencies and a wide airflow modulation range. The panels have thick insulation to ensure quiet operation. The Floway range includes five standalone dual-flow AHU modules to deliver efficient heating and cooling. The range covers airflows from 300 to 18 000 m3/h and includes five standalone dual-flow AHU modules.

Thermoscreens, air curtains

Well featured air curtain comes with economical price

Thermoscreens’ Compact-2 air curtain offers energy efficiency, options for BMS integration, a stylish design and ease of installation and maintenance — all at an economical price. Features include weather-compensated control. A key improvement is that the inlet grille is concealed from view to provide a neater and more streamlined look and avoid them looking unsightly from dirt deposits before they are cleaned.

Trane offers chillers with R1234ze refrigerant

Trane’s entire range of water-cooled XStream and air-cooled Sintesis chillers for the European market are now available with Honeywell’s Solstice refrigerant (R1234ze), which has a near-zero GWP (global-warming potential). Trane now offers chillers with screw compressors and centrifugal compressors with a near-zero GWP refrigerant option and high-efficiency operation.

Siemens Building Technologies, ball valve, Acvatix

Ball-valve range from Siemens

Acvatix ball valves from Siemens Building Technologies covers all applications in central HVAC plants with a selection of internally and externally threaded valves from 15 to 50 mm. This means that Siemens now offers a complete range of ball valves for applications in cold- and hot-water systems.

Gilberts, Blackpool, ventilation, natural ventilation

Gilberts develops hybrid ventilation for the roof

Gilberts Blackpool has introduced a roof-mounted version of its Mistrale Fusion System, described as a hybrid system that utilises internal heat to warm incoming air without using a heat exchanger. Called MFS-V, it incorporates two Fusion MFS128 units placed vertically into a penthouse turret with a shaft of up to 1500 mm2 to provide standalone ventilation of the space below. No additional ducting or plant is required.

Belimo, valves, actuators, sensors

Belimo introduces new range of sensors

Belimo has expanded its product range with the addition of innovative sensors to complement its actuators and valves, optimise system performance and improve energy efficiency. The sensors can be seamlessly integrated into all major building automation and control systems.

Lochinvar, water heater, DHW, domestic hot water

Lochinvar improves controls for EcoKnight water heaters

Lochinvar has revamped its EcoKnight range of gas-fired, condensing water heaters and added a number of enhanced control functions. Built-in Smart System controls provide a wide variety of control options without the need for a building-management system, significantly reducing the installation cots. The water heater can be connected to a BMS if required.

ECEX, air intake filter, AHU, air handling unit, refurbishment

ECEX service extends the life of AHUs

ECEX offers a repair and refurbishment service for air-handling units to extend their life, increase their operating efficiency, save energy, boost performance and, typically, reduce running costs. Managing director John Grenville explains, Complete replacement of an AHU is not always the best option. There are many compelling reasons to choose refurbishment and repair. For example, in many cases it is less expensive than replacing an AHU and offers the opportunity to upgrade the existing specification by taking advantage of the latest energy-efficient EC plug fans and components.’

Car-park control system indicates free spaces

Not only can Carlo Gavazzi’s Car Park Guidance solution help car drivers find a parking space in multi-storey car parks, but it can also control lighting and ventilation. Applications include hospitals shopping centres, leisure facilities and hotels.

Aspen Pumps, condensate pump

Aspen rationalises range of tank condensate pumps

Aspen Pumps has rationalised its range of condensate removal pumps with the launch of the Max Hi-Flow to replace all its existing tank pumps (the 0.5 l, 1 l and 2 l Hi-Flow), enabling distributors to hold less stock and AC contractors to stock fewer pumps in their vans.

RIDI, Brightgreen, lighting, luminaire, LED

Brightgreen LED lighting joins the RIDI family

RIDI Group has signed an exclusive deal with Brightgreen to distribute the Australian LED specialist’s LED lighting solutions in the UK. Brightgreen utilises advanced LED technology combined with forward-thinking design to create aesthetic, high-quality lighting solutions for high-end residential and hospitality applications.

Innovate Product Design, electricity, electrical accessories, VEX Box

A neat solution for plastering around electrical back boxes

Back boxes for electrical installations that are installed behind plasterboard can be neatly finished with the help of Innovate Product Design’s Vex Box. This polystyrene injection-moulded template fits around the inside frame of a back box to bring it up to the level of the plasterboard for finishing.

Marshall-Tufflex, cable trunking, surface trunking, trunking

Marshall-Tufflex makes Mini Trunking a hole lot easier to install

Cable-management specialist Marshall-Tufflex has made its popular Mini Trunking quicker and easier to install with the addition of pre-punched holes to its MMT2 and MMT4 systems. The holes are 200 mm apart to aid installation, with additional holes for compatibility with Firefly fire-safety clips that hold cables firmly in place in the event of a fire.

Pentair, Raychem, trace heating

Trace-heating cables have safer fire properties

Pentair’s Raychem XL-Trace LSZH range of self-regulating trace-heating cables to protect pies from freezing emit very little smoke and no halogens in the event of a fire. Smoke emissions are up to 90% less than typical polyolefin-jacketed solutions.

Sontay, sensors, controllers,BMS, BEMS

Sontay’s Smart Temperature Controller

Sontay’s SC-ST-x Smart Temperature Controller provides local control of an HVAC system. It communicates via the BACnet MS/TP protocol. These sensors are easy to use and bring greater efficiency to the operation of commercial buildings such as hotels and offices by providing close control of heating, cooling and ventilation demand within modern building control systems.

Studor, trap, AAV, air admittance valve

Studor Trap-Vent protects water seal

Studor’s Trap-Vent for installing under sinks combines a water trap and air-admittance valve (AAV) and is designed to prevent the water in the trap being lost by, for example, siphonage. These water traps can easily be retrofitted to an existing bathroom and are also ideal for group venting in, for example, hotels, care homes and hospitals.

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