Viega, Megapress, press fitting, pressfitting, gas

Viega brings Megapress connectors for gas to UK

Viega now offers its Megapress G pipe connectors in the UK, bringing the benefits of the Megapress technology to those working with gas installations. These cold-pressed connectors have been tested and Kitemark approved for natural gas, LPG, heating oil. diesel and compressed air containing oil and technical gases.

Danfoss, valve assemblies, flushing, Hero

Danfoss develops valve assemblies for larger plant

Following the launch of its Hero assembly for fan-coil units last year, Danfoss has developed Hero Plant, a pre-fabricated flushing bypass arrangement for larger plant items such as air-handling units, heat exchangers and heater batteries. Hero Plant combines isolation, drain strain and flushing bypass assembly with Danfoss’s AB-QM pressure-independent control to create a ready-to-install solution that saves time on site and eliminates the need for hot works.

Pegler Yorkshire, valve assembly, valve assemblies

Bespoke valve configurations can be delivered quickly

Pegler Yorkshire has developed a service for delivering bespoke valve arrangement (modular valve solutions) with a fast response time to an order being placed with a merchant. The service aims to provide contractors with a bespoke modular-valve solution designed to specific drawings and required in a realistic time frame. Once an order is received from a merchant, a bespoke assembly can be delivered as early as seven days.

Smith's Environmental Products, space heating, fan convector

Smith’s adds to Caspian range of fan convectors

Caspian FF fan convector heaters from Smith’s Environmental Products are suitable for a host of commercial applications — from churches to office buildings. Described as the ‘chameleon of fan convectors’, the Caspian FF discreetly blends in with all room styles. Standard colour is white, with any other colour to special order.

Airflow Developments, MVHR, heat recovery, energy recovery, ventilation, Passive House, Pasivhaus

Airflow MVHR unit is Passive House certified

Airflow Developments’ DV245 Adroit MVHR unit is Passive House certified and designed for larger homes of up to 400 m2. Airflow is up to 929 m3/h at 100 Pa. Units can be controlled from a PC, table or smartphone. An Adroit unit can also be connected into house automation systems through the Modbus protocol and via the Adroit digital controller.

air admittance valve, external, Studor, Wavin

Studor confirms that air-admittance valves can be installed externally

Studor has responded to market confusion about air-admittance valves for drainage systems and whether they can be used externally positively. Technical director Steve White says, ‘Both our own Studor Maxi-Vent and the Wavin-branded Osmavent 110 can all be used externally. The latest BBA Agrément Certificates clearly state this and specifically refer to their external use.’

Nuaire, carbon filter, filter, IAQ, indoor air quality

Nuaire carbon filters improve IAQ

Nuaire believes that its IAQ-BOX range of inline carbon filters is a step forward in both air-filtration and resistance levels for carbon-filter technology. These filters are designed to complement Nuaire’s MVHR range and remove 99.5% of nitrogen dioxide from the intake air, as verified by the BRE. They also remove pollutants such as sulphur dioxide, ammonia and VOCs — most of which are produced by vehicle exhaust emissions and through industrial processes.

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.

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.

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