Evinox, BESA, Heat Interface Units, HIUs

Evinox shares knowledge on BESA test

Evinox Energy has launched a new CIBSE-accredited CPD seminar following the introduction of the first UK test standard for Heat Interface Units (HIUs) from BESA (Building Engineering Services Association).

Grundfos Pumps, submersible pumps

Get the low-down on submersible pumps

The SB and SBA are submersible booster pumps from Grundfos that have been designed specifically for the pumping of clean water. They are especially suitable for pumping from private wells and for supporting a wide range of rainwater applications such as watering plants and gardens, toilet flushing and car washing. This pump family is available in two versions:

Grundfos Pumps

Grundfos focus on customers

The Grundfos Product Center (GPC) is an online selection support hub that will give anyone who has a requirement to design or replace a pump or pump system, straightforward access to a wide range of information.

Grundfos Pumps

Have you got the energy to make savings?

Grundfos Pumps offers a range of diagnostic tools to help reduce CO2 and energy use, including Energy Check that helps to establish current pump system performance. We recently worked with a range of clients to see how we could help them. This included a brewery where we delivered an energy saving of 75% simply by identifying and changing key pumps; a chassis manufacturer that benefitted from a pump upgrade and saved 51%; while a power plant saw a saving of 50% from taking Grundfos’ advice.

Swegon, AHUs

Swegon goes for Gold in AHUs

The latest addition to the renowned Swegon GOLD air handling unit is the RX/HC – a fully integrated reverse cycle heat pump, developed to complement energy recovery from the unique thermal wheel and provide tempered fresh air to the ventilation system.


Rinnai range offers real choice for installers

The Rinnai range of energy efficient A rated, electronically controlled continuous flow gas fired units and systems. The products deliver energy saving performance and low greenhouse emissions through new low NOx burner technology.

SWEP, B320, plate heat exchanger

SWEP launches the new B320 series of compact brazed plate heat exchanger

SWEP, the world’s leading supplier of compact brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHEs) for HVAC and industrial applications, has launched its new B320 model.


New membership level for KNX UK

The UK KNX Association is offering a new entry level of membership: KNX UK professionals. Forwardthinking electrical installers are invited to apply to join the association, which is the national voice and ‘support network’ for anyone involved in installing, stocking or producing devices for smart networks based on the KNX global open system.

SAV Systems, David Bradbury, Coanda effect

Take control of draughts with a smart ventilation approach

When designing ventilation systems for schools and commercial spaces, specifiers need to place more emphasis on preventing the common problem of draughts associated with old ventilation designs, warns SAV Systems’ David Bradbury..

programmable controllers, Siemens

Siemens new programmable controllers

The new Siemens PX programmable Compact Controller with island bus complements the Desigo family. It is available in two versions, with either 22 or 36 IO’s on board. It can be expanded with TX I/O modules to cover up to 16 IO datapoints. In combination with up to two TXI2.OPEN, the compact controller also offers various third party integration options. The controllers use the truly open BACnet protocol and are available in either IP or BACnet over LON options. The IP controllers include a built in web communication allowing remote connection.

ErP, Reznor

Reznor products are ErP ready

Our ErP compliant range includes, rooftop units (RTUs) which are available in cooling and heat pump modes. Both are available with active or passive energy recovery functions as an option. They are fitted with EC plug fan technology and free cooling fitted as standard. Thanks to the width of the RTU line, the flexible configurability and its record nominal COP and EER, spaces with a variable occupancy rate and changing conditions during the day, such as shopping centres, retail parks, can benefit from energy savings up to 30%

Data Centre World, Mitsubishi electric

Advanced IT cooling on show at ExCel

Mitsubishi Electric is once again exhibiting at the Data Centre World exhibition on the 21st and 22nd March at London ExCel, promoting its advanced range of IT Cooling products and solutions.


BSRIA North training courses now on

BSRIA North is running a wide range of training courses from its Preston, Lancashire office. Supported by BSRIA’s industry renowned technical guides, the courses range from introductions for non-engineers or those new to the industry through to specialist training for practitioners.


Grundfos opens online one-stop-shop

World-renowned pumps specialist, Grundfos is offering further online services for installers.

Elco, Elco Heating Solutions

Elco range on the page

Elco Heating Solutions has launched its latest Commercial Gas Range brochure, providing a detailed and visual insight into the company’s range of condensing boilers and CHP units.

Evinox, ModuSat XR, heat interface unit, HIU

Evinox passes the test

The Evinox ModuSat XR heat interface unit (HIU) has been tested to the BESA (British Engineering Services Association) UK Standard for HIUs, achieving impressive results all round.

Waterless trap, Des Champs Technologies

Waterless trap from USA

US-based Des Champs Technologies has introduced the Air Trap RLC Series, the latest addition to their range of waterless-traps. The product is designed for easy and cost-effective installation.


Panasonic delivers first rewards

Installers are already starting to claim their rewards from the new Panasonic Premier Reward Scheme launched in November 2017.

Advanced, Android, Lux

Intelligent Android from Lux emergency lighting

Fire systems specialist, Advanced has added an Android app to its Lux Intelligent emergency lighting testing system. This is in addition to the existing iOS and desktop versions.


Stokvis advises on hospitality sector heating and hot water

Paul Sands, sales and marketing director for Stokvis Energy Systems, is focused on the challenge of providing heating and hot water in the hotel and leisure sectors.

HVAC system protection and water conditioning specialist, Spirotech, has been offering successful training programmes on the topic of deaeration for heating engineers. There is now a waiting list for its courses. The courses cover topics such as air removal, the facts about deaeration and demonstrations of products in action. Damon Steele is an installer who attended the first event and has helped to organise subsequent training sessions. He comments: “As an installer the Spirotech sessions have been invaluable in teaching us about new products and techniques that will help us do our jobs to the best of our ability.” Spirotech national key accounts and technical sales manager, Rob Jacques says: “The main advantage of events like this is the direct feedback from an experienced group of leading engineers. We want to use these kinds of workshops to stay in touch with our customer base.” More training dates are planned for 2018. Enquiry number 167 on the card or at www.modbs.

Deaeration training with Spirotech

HVAC system protection and water conditioning specialist, Spirotech, has been offering successful training programmes on the topic of deaeration for heating engineers. There is now a waiting list for its courses.


Vent-Axia celebrates triple shortlist for air quality products

Ventilation specialist Vent-Axia has seen its products shortlisted in three awards categories. The Pure Air Filtration System and its PoxiDry Pro have both been shortlisted for Domestic Ventilation Product of the Year. And PoziDry Pro has also reached the final in the Air Movement of the Year category.

Verano UK, trench heating

Verano’s breath of Fresh Air

Verano UK, one of Europe’s major trench heating and LST convector manufacturers has introduced its flagship Fresh Air product across Europe, including the UK.

Danfoss, Variable speed drives, VSDs

Danfoss sets new efficiency standards with VSD range

Variable speed drives (VSDs) in the popular and successful Danfoss VLT range are setting new standards for efficiency and compact construction.


Flexenergy offsite pipework proves its worth

Flexenergy specialises in the supply and fabrication of pre-insulated pipe for heating, hot water and cooling systems. Their pipework was recently used in the scheduled replacement of a heating system integral to natural gas offtake in Wales. The off-site prefabrication approach assisted in significant cost-reductions on the project.

R32, Mitsubishi Electric

New R32 models expand wall-mounted offering

Mitsubishi Electric has launched additional R32 models with the new MSZ-ˇAP range of wall-mounted units that blend energy efficiencywith a modern, white design.


Siemens new programmable controllers

The new Siemens PX programmable Compact Controller with island bus complements the Desigo family. It is available in two versions, with either 22 or 36 IO’s on board. It can be expanded with TX I/O modules to cover up to 16 IO datapoints. In combination with up to two TXI2.OPEN, the compact controller also offers various third party integration options. The controllers use the truly open BACnet protocol and are available in either IP or BACnet over LON options. The IP controllers include a built in web communication allowing remote connection.

Nortek, ErP

Nortek is ErP ready – are you?

Nortek’s ErP compliant range includes Preeva EC (heating and ventilation unit) which provides combined heating and ventilation with optional cooling. The units are available with a wide range of heat outputs and cooling capacities. The units are available as noncondensing heaters with thermal efficiencies above 91% or fully condensing heaters with thermal efficiencies of 102% (ncv).

Giacomini, C&F Quadrant

Giacomini now in NI through C&F Quadrant

C&F Quadrant (NI) has become Northern Ireland’s supply partner of flow controls valves Giacomini UK. C&F Quadrant has partnered with Giacomini to expand their commercial brand portfolio.


Wago in miniature expands potential

Wago’s new miniature connector range opens up smaller applications for pluggable connection systems.

Atag Q Series, Atag Commercial

Atag Q Series sees significant sales growth

Atag Commercial has reported a significant 68% increase in sales of its Q Series range of boilers over the last 12 months. The robust manufacture and efficient operation are two key reasons for the product’s popularity with specifiers.

Trox, Trox PWX Series

Trox launches new high efficiency fan coil range

Trox has announced the launch of a major new fancoil range – the Trox PWX Series – which brings to the market a 25% to 35% energy efficiency improvement over alternative models, with outstanding acoustic performance, and BACnet-enabled integrated controls packages as standard.

EasyParts, Johnson Controls

EasyParts online spares from Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is launching its EasyParts online chiller and air conditioning spares platform in Germany, following successful roll-outs of the award-winning Amazon-style system in the UK, Middle-East and northern Europe.

Ellis, cable cleats

Ellis takes a twist on cable cleats

Cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis, has once again demonstrated its innovative approach to product development with the launch of the twist-foot Vulcan+.


Panasonic launches new warranty scheme

Panasonic’s new warranty scheme is now in place, with Standard, Extended and Extended+ options for its heating & cooling products purchased within the UK.


Grundfos Ecademy platform offers commercial training

The online learning platform Grundfos Ecademy has been around for over 10 years and was traditionally aimed at plumbers and merchants working within the domestic pump arena. This was the case until recently, when a host of new topics aimed at consultants and specifiers working on larger commercial projects was added to the curriculum.


White is the new grey for Dunham-Bush product line

In response to popular demand, from January 1, 2018, the standard colour finish for the best-selling Dunham-Bush Series ASM, CM, UH, Ocelot and Finvector ranges of fan convectors will be white (RAL 9010 semi-matt).


Fernox opens new UK manufacturing facility

Fernox has opened its new chemical water treatment manufacturing facility in Wantage, Oxfordshire. Bringing employment opportunities to the local area and supply chain benefits, the new facility has increased production capacity and flexibility.

Kingspan’s new Derbyshire site

Kingspan investment

Leading insulation manufacturer, Kingspan Insulation Ltd, has announced it is investing €17 million in two state-of-the-art, low waste production lines at its facilities in Derbyshire and North Yorkshire, further enhancing its portfolio of construction and mechanical engineering insulation products.

ErP, Nortek

ErP-ready products from Nortek. We’re ready, are you?

Warm air heaters are subject to Lot 21 of the directive and radiant heaters to Lot 20. Minimum efficiencies for warm air is now 72% and radiant heaters is now 74%.

UCL, R32, Mitsubishi Electric

UCL switches to R32 with Mitsubishi Electric

One of University College London’s (UCL) main buildings has been equipped with a new R32 air conditioning system from Mitsubishi Electric.

Panasonic, Ceiling cassettes

Panasonic ceiling cassettes offer efficiency

Panasonic’s latest generation of ceiling-mounted PACi and ECOi 90x90 indoor cassette units have been developed to satisfy customer demands for an air conditioning system that provides energy savings, maximum comfort and healthier air.

Siemens Building Technologies

Siemens Building Technologies extends its Acvatix range with new ball valves

Siemens Building Technologies has added to its range of ball valves, and now offers a selection of internally and externally threaded valves from 15mm to 50mm. This means that Siemens now offers a complete range of ball valves, suitable for applications in cold- and hot-water systems.

Gripple, Fast Trak

Gripple introduces the Fast Trak to quick and easy installation

Suspension-system specialist Gripple has added a new trapeze bracket to its range. Fast Trak is designed for even faster and easier installation of many mechanical and electrical services, particularly where ceiling space is limited.

Etherea, Panasonic

Panasonic recognised for its design edge

Panasonic has once again been awarded an iF Design Award for its Etherea range, having previously been successful with this product range in 2013. The award recognises the high-quality design of Etherea and its advances in technology. Established in 1953, the iF judges follow strict criteria and consider everything from environmental impact and cosmetic appearance, to functionality.

CPV, district heating, pipe systems

A bullet-proof choice for district heating

A leading district heating pipe manufacturer has launched an innovative new range of flexible pre-insulated pipe systems with reinforced polymer service pipes that improve thermal efficiency and provide higher factors of safety.

Aspen Pumps

Aspen Pumps scoops industry award

Aspen Pumps has won the RAC Cooling Industry award for its Green XL range from Storm Chemicals. Aspen scooped the ‘Air Conditioning Product of the Year - Components and peripherals’ award for 2017.

SWEP, BSRIA, heat exchanger

SWEP gains BSRIA recognition

There has long been an issue about the claimed performance of heat exchangers compared to what they deliver in practice. They are often oversized or deliver heat loads lower than specified, leading to frustration and disappointment on the part of the customer.

Megapress, Pipework, Viega

Viega adds to Megapress connections range

Viega has extended its unique range of Megapress press connections with an innovation engineered for larger thick walled steel pipework. The new cold applied Megapress XL system is safer, cleaner and delivers time savings of up to 80% when compared with welding.

DATA Heat Interface Unit, HIU

Efficient Heat Networks Guaranteed

Ever since records began, the DATA Heat Interface Unit has held the number one position in independent testing as the world’s most efficient system for communal and district heating. Many have tried to match it, but none have succeeded.



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