Trend Control Systems, BEMS, BMS, controls, energy monitoring, energy management

Trend launches next-generation monitoring and management solution

Trend Control Systems has announced the availability of its next-generation IQ Vision monitoring and management system. This successor to the 963 Supervisor integrates Trend controllers, third-party smart devices and Internet protocols into a certified software platform that is designed to manage buildings at an enterprise level, giving building owners and managers the ability to identify issues and optimise their systems.

Advanced Air, fan coil unit, reversible fan coil unit, air conditioning

Advanced Air enhances its reversible FCUs

The universal truly reversible fan-coil unit developed by Advanced Air can have its handing easily changed in the factory or on site and now incorporates further refinements to speed up the process. Prewired looms for right-hand and left-hand mounting of the control box are included as standard. Push-fit connections ensure that electrical connections are easily and quickly made in production or when changing the handing in the factory or on site.

Siemens Building Technologies, actuator, damper

Siemens damper actuators for every application

The OpenAir range of damper actuators from Siemens Building Technologies comprises a comprehensive range of energy-efficient, reliable and flexible devices. They are quick to install and have a very long services life. Torque ratings range from 2 to 35 Nm, combining high positioning forces with low-consumption motors.

Elco, boiler, space heating, NOX

Boiler meets 2018 NOx requirements

Elco’s Trigon XL range of floor-standing gas-fired boilers achieves ultra-low NOx emissions complying with Class 6 (2018) requirements with emissions as low as 34 mg/kWh. The rating helps specifiers when assessing project criteria under BREEAM, with three credits available if a building achieves less than 40 mg/kWh.

Condair, adiabatic humidification, humidity, relative humidity

Adiabatic humidifier achieves close control

Condair’s DL in-duct adiabatic humidifier offers the accuracy of humidity control normally only associated with steam humidifiers, but with the low-energy performance and evaporative-cooling benefit of a cold-water system. It also incorporates many anti-bacterial features that make it one of the most hygienic humidifiers available.

Grundfos Pumps, dosing pump

Grundfos — the Smart digital-dosing partner

Grundfos’s Smart Digital range of dosing pumps includes the XL DDA and DDE pumps to deliver a dosing flow of up to 200 l/h and a pressure of up to 10 bar. Smart Digital XL pumps require little maintenance as the membrane and other robust pump features mean that service intervals are up to 8000 operating hours at 100% operation. At 30% operation, the service intervals are 20 000 h.

Lowara, pump, pumps

Lowara Smart Pumps have built-in intelligence

The Lowara range of Smart Pumps for water-supply and HVAC applications in commercial buildings have highly efficient speed-controlled IE5 motors for maximum energy efficiency and effectiveness. A Smart Pump comprises the pump itself, motor and variable-speed drive.

Halton kitchen AHUS are Eurovent certified

Halton’s range of air-handling units for commercial kitchens has been awarded Eurovent certification for performance and quality. The accreditation covers the entire range of third-generation pollution-control, supply-air and combined units. An integral part of the process was the certification of Halton’s selection software for AHUs.

Flir, thermal imaging, thermal imaging camera

New features for Flir thermal imaging cameras

Flir Systems’ latest additions to Exx-Series of advanced thermal-imaging camera are designed for electrical, mechanical and building applications. There are three models (E75, E85 and E95), all of which are Wi-Fi-enabled and feature intelligent interchangeable lenses, laser-assisted autofocus modes and area-measurement functionality, improvements to the company’s patented MSX imaging technology and a larger 4 in touchscreen.

Andrews Sykes, boiler hire

Andrews has high-capacity boiler package to its hire fleet

Andrews Sykes has added a 1500 kW LPHW boiler package to its industrial fleet, the largest boiler in its fleet. Its introduction follows research by Andrews Boiler Hire that highlights in major projects where large capacities of hot water are required it is often common practice to link several boilers. In many such applications, this high-capacity unit will obviate the need for this proactive, making for a faster and more efficient solution.

App for heating engineers can be used offline

Infomill has enhanced its PartsArena Pro app, a leading source of heating parts and technical data that has over 2600 licensed users. This app can be accessed offline on iOS, Android and Windows, making it a useful tool for heating engineers whilst out in the field.

Hygromatik, humidification, relative humidity

Hygienic and energy-efficient humidification

HygroMatik’s HPS and LPS adiabatic high- and low-pressure nozzle systems for air-conditioning and ventilation units are designed to provide the highest levels of hygiene. Using HPS or LPS systems in conjunction with reverse osmosis will deliver demineralised water, ensuring that only the cleanest air is delivered. These combined systems offer hygienic optimum humidification and close control with an accuracy of ±1% RH.

Advanced Air, fan coil unit, air conditioning, remote display

Fan-coil remote display module

Among a series of fan-coil designs from Advanced Air is a remote display module (RDM) It is mounted on the cover of the control box for easy access without having to remove screws or bolts. Commissioning is made much easier, and the fan coil can be commissioned without the BMS being completed. It also provides a cross check between what the BMS is displaying and what is actually happening within the fan-coil unit.

Hitachi, air conditioning, VRF, R32

Hitachi launches its first R32 air-conditioning range

Hitachi’s latest air-conditioning products include its first Summit range using R32 refrigerant. This range of wall-mounted units comprises four units with cooling capacities from 1.8 to 5.0 kW; they also deliver heating.

Studor, drainage ventilation, air admittance valve

Drainage-ventilation products set to hit the million mark

Drainage-ventilation specialist Studor is on target to supply over a million of its products worldwide this year. The company’s products include air-admittance valves and other specialist drainage products through its own ByStudor brand, as well as OsmaVent through Wavin Plastics and the Pleura range through Terrain.

Combat, unit heater, space heating, condensing unit heater

Combat condenses the condensing unit heater

The Combat ECO condensing unit heater is the smallest on the market with a breadth of only 645 mm and heights ranging from 690 to 845mm. Each system is 100% factory tested on the production line for peace of mind that you have purchased a safe and high quality product.

Siemens, damper, actuator, controller

Complete damper actuator range from Siemens

OpenAir from Siemens Building Technologies has the right damper actuator for every need. There is a large selection of positioning forces, control signals, communication standards and add-ons.

Mitsubishi Electric, air conditioning, R32, VRF, split

Mitsubishi launches R32 products — with style

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a range of wall-mounted air-conditioning units using R32 , a refrigerant with a low global-warming potential (GWP). The M Series MSZ-LN range is the first in the company’s line-up to use R32. Mitsubishi will be launching further R32 air-conditioning solutions during the year.

Elco, boiler, NOx, space heating

Boiler meets 2018 NOx requirements

Elco’s Trigon XL range of floor-standing gas-fired boilers achieves ultra-low NOx emissions complying with Class 6 (2018) requirements. There are seven models, with outputs from 150 to 570 kW, an 8 bar working pressure, 30 K ∆T and a very compact footprint.

Dunham-Bush, radiant heating, radiant panels, space heating

Evolution radiant panels keep on evolving

Dunham-Bush’s Evolution range of radiant panel heaters has undergone significant advances in design to reduce installation time. Typifying the new design approach are the CG (ceiling grid) radiant panels, which are now viable for 15 and 24 mm T-bar systems. Additional suspension points with adjustable hanging brackets give the installer more fixing options.

Toshiba, air conditioning, VRF, heat recovery

Toshiba launches 3-pipe VRF system

The launch of Toshiba’s latest 3-pipe heat-recovery VRF air-conditioning system, SHRM-e, builds on the success of the SMMS-e VRF system, which had an ESEER (European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) of over seven for all capacities. Developments in key technologies in the latest system include the compressor and intelligent control system — supported by incremental improvements in almost all system components. R410A is the refrigerant.

Carlo Gavazzi, power analyser, meter, metering, energy metering

Contactless monitoring of AC and DC current

Carlo Gavazzi’s CPA series of power analysers for monitoring DC and single-phase AC use a contactless Hall effect sensor to measure current from 50 to 300 A AC and 50 to 400 A DC. A single device provides a flexible solution for monitoring AC and DC power without having to cut into the cable being monitored.

DHW, domestic hot water, Rinnai, storage

Rinnai water heater incorporates storage to reduce peak gas use

Rinnai’s Infinity Solo condensing low-NOx water heater combines a wall-mounted continuous-flow water heater with a stainless-steel storage heater in one compact unit. There are versions rated at 35 and 54 kW to enable sites with a smaller gas meter to use this technology. The larger Infinity Solo model provides a high-efficiency alternative to gas-fired storage appliances.

Grundfos Pumps, booster, boosting, water pressure

Water-booster pump

The Grundfos Scala2 compact, variable-speed water-booster pump is WRAS approved and can provide the perfect water pressure for up to eight water outlets — even with multiple taps and showers running at the same time. A single neat package combines the pump, motor, tank, sensor, drive and non-return valve.

Sentinel Commercial, Kalguard, water treatment, limescale, electrolytic

Electrolytic system addresses issue of limescale

Sentinel Commercial’s KalGUARD device for controlling limescale uses electrolytic technology to achieve overall cost effectiveness, performance, ease of installation and low maintenance. The device comprises a zinc anode unit, copper cathode, water meter and controller. It permanently conditions water by dosing it with a very low level of stable zinc from the anode.

Inspection technology boost for George Fischer joint performance

George Fischer has enhanced the value of its HDPE pipe systems with the development of what is claimed to be the world’s first non-destructive testing (NDT) regime for HDPE products, which allows the manufacturer to issue a fit-for-service certificate on Electrofusion and butt-weld joints.

Martindale, phase rotation, testing

Martindale simplifies the measurement of phase rotation

Martindale Electric offers a range of testers to verify the sequence, or rotation, of 3-phase circuits. Getting the phase sequence wrong can have devastating consequences for plant and machinery, with serious implications for machine safety. From motors running backwards through to cooling or lubricating systems underperforming, one wrong connection can lead to a major maintenance headache.

Schneider Electric, circuit breaker

Low-voltage breakers include Class 1 metering

Schneider Electric describes its Masterpact MTZ, which is now available in the UK, as a ‘next-generation low-voltage breaker with industry-first Class 1 metering’ to save project time and energy usage. It also provides the ability to monitor and control safely via a smart phone, even in power outage.

Crabtree,  Electrium, wiring accessories

Crabtree has an Instinct for wiring accessories

Crabtree’s Instinct range of wiring accessories contains over 300 products — including sockets, fused connection units and data outlets. Named for its intuitive design and clever new features, the range includes full-contact cable clamps that improve cable retention and reduce deformation. LED indicators are integrated into the rocker switch, which retains plate strength and improves aesthetics.

Airflow Developments, ventilation, MVHR, demand controlled ventilation

Airflow Developments advances art of MVHR

Airflow Developments’ Duplexvent Multi eco range of commercial MVHR units comply with the 2016 ErP regulations and the most stringent incoming 2018 legislation. There are nine models covering airflows from 500 to 7800 m3/h and recovering up to 93% of otherwise wasted heat.

SPC, space heating, trench heating, trench heaters

SPC launches own-make trench heaters

SPC now manufactures its own trench heating products to give customers more flexibility on delivery times, price and bespoke solutions. The Metropolitan range of trench heaters has high outputs and can be natural or powered.

BIM, Conex Banninger, pipe fitting, press fitting

Conex Banninger announces BIM-ready product range

BIM models for Conex Banninger’s key ranges of pipe fittings are now available to download from the BIMstore. Specification is a key growth market for the company, so it is important to ensure BIM models are available to download.

Blackheat, radiant heating, space heating

Blackheat multi-burner radiant heating systems

This bespoke radiant-heating system is available for a wide variety of zoning options. As a result of utilising multiple burners per pump, you can reduce building penetrations and installation costs.

Samsung, wind-free

The ultimate in draught-free air conditioning?

Samsung’s Wind-Free air conditioning units deliver cold air through 21 000 micro holes in the front of the unit to achieve ‘still air’ in normal cooling mode. ASHRAE defines ‘still air’ as air currents at speeds below 0.15 m/s, which are not senses as cold draughts.

Mitsubishi, air conditioning, VRF, cassette

Mitsubishi Electric’s new ceiling cassette

Mitsubishi Electric’s EA Series 4-way-blow ceiling cassette for its Mr Slim range is designed to ease installation, operation and control. These units have a new square grille design and a host of new features and efficiency improvements.

Daikin Applied, chiller, air conditioning, air cooled chiller

Daikin upgrades air-cooled chiller range

Daikin Applied’s EWAD-TZ B range of air-cooled chillers is an upgrade from the TZ and CZ ranges and offers cooling capacities from 170 kW up to 1.1 MW. EERs are up to 3.9 with ESEERs up to 5.7. The screw compressor has refrigerant-cooled inverter technology.

Grundfos Pumps, IE5

Pump motors meet IE5 standard

Grundfos MGE motors qualify for the IE5 classification for motor efficiency that came into effect on on 1 January 2017. these motors have ratings from 250 W to 22 kW. Selecting a pump with these motors will achieve a 10% energy savings and up to a 25% reduction in payback time.

Airflow Developments, MVHR, ventilation, heat recovery, demand ventilation

Airflow adds VAV control to its commercial MVHR range

Airflow Developments has added variable-air-volume (VAV) dampers to its Duplex vent range of commercial MVHR units. The VAV systems constantly monitor the air supplied and share this information with the ventilation unit to optimise air quality and comfort by enabling the ventilation to respond effectively to the demands of each area/room in the building.

Schneider Electric, Canalis, busbar trunking, hazardous environment

Busbar trunking for harsh environments

Schneider Electric’s Canalis KR busbar trunking is designed for high-power distribution in harsh environments and critical applications. It can be installed almost anywhere and distribute power to places where it would not have been cost effective or even possible before. It can be installed edgewise, flat or vertically without derating — including through floor slabs or fire-barrier walls. The flexibility of the solution reduces installation costs, time and upheaval.

Heat pump, air conditioning, Toshiba, Ciat Ozonair, space heating, cooling

Heat pump delivers heating and cooling

Ereba monobloc air-to-water heat pumps can provide low-carbon heating and cooling for small commercial premises and homes. they are available with capacities from 4 to 21 kW from Ciat Ozonair and Toshiba Air Conditioning. They have a Eurovent-certified COP for heating of up to 4.3, giving them an A+ efficiency.

Pansonic, air conditioning, VRF

Panasonic’s new VRF air-conditioning system

Panasonic’s ECOi EX series of VRF air-conditioning systems includes three sizes of single outdoor units from 8 to 20 hp that can be combined up to a total of 80 hp. There is a host of energy-efficient features.

Nittan, fire detection, fire alarm, fire panel

Nittan offers complete BS EN 54-13:2005 solution for fire detection

Nittan Europe’s evo+ range of fire-alarm control panels is now fully approved and certified to BS EN 54-13:2005, the European standard that ensures optimal fire-system performance. This standard specifies requirements for the integrity of a fire-detection and fire-alarm system when connected to other systems, ensuring components are compatible and fully connectable.

Airbloc, air curtain, space heating, controller

Airbloc air-curtain controller is highly versatile

Airbloc has launched a new common controller for the AC and ACR range of air curtains. It replaces the current AC Panel and the Smart Elec panel.

Combat, space heating, radiant heating, warm air, controller

Controller for warm-air and radiant heating

Combat’s NRG heating controller maximises fuel savings by using self-learning technology. It varies the start-up time to ensure that the building comes up to the required temperature precisely at the beginning of every programmed ‘on’ period.

Advanced air, fan coil unit, reversible, air conditioning

Fan-coil unit is easily reversible

Advanced Air has developed a truly reversible fan-coil unit, enabling contractors to order units without specifying the handing, which is generally not finalised until late in the design process. Manufacturers cannot begin production without this information, a problem that is overcome by these reversible units.

Victaulic, mechanical jointing, mechanical joint, grooved joint, stainless steel, pipework, pipes

Mechanical jointing for thin-wall stainless-steel pipework

Victaulic has developed a mechanical jointing method for thin-wall stainless-steel pipes that does not require specialist welding skills. Called StrengThin 100, it has been developed in response to the growing trend in Europe towards the use of thin-wall stainless-steel piping for applications such as chilled water, cooling, potable water and oil-free air systems.

Belimo, butterfly valve, actuator. zero leakage

Belimo butterfly valves and actuators have zero leakage rate

Belimo’s new generation of butterfly valves and actuators for high-flow applications for HVAC and commercial applications achieve zero leakage at 200 psi (13.7 bar). These valves have large Cv values to achieve an economical valve solution for larger-flow applications using ANSI flanged piping systems. Typical applications include isolating chillers and boilers, primary bypass flow control, isolating cooling towers, controlling coils in large air-handling units and process-control heat-exchanger applications.

Swegon, AHU, air handling unit, air conditioning

Swegon introduces new generation of Gold AHUs

Swegon’s latest generation of its flagship Gold air-handling units has a new grey colour and a host of innovations below the surface. For example, the casing design has been modified to increase its air-tightness and eliminate cold bridges — minimising energy losses.

Sentinel, water treatment, corrosion, pipes, pipework

Sentinel water-treatment chemicals come in small packages

Delivering lifetime protection from corrosion and limescale in commercial heating and cooling system can be achieved using Sentinel Commercial’s Triple Power water-treatment chemicals. These chemicals can dose systems three times larger than previous formulations.

Siemens, control, controllers, BACnet, fan coil unit, air conditioning

BACNet controllers for terminal units from Siemens

DXR controllers from Siemens offer robust control for fan coils, VAV, and fan-assisted VAV units. They have been designed with both new-build and refurbishment projects in mind.

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