CIBSE, training, building services, building services engineering

CIBSE Training launches new programme

CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has published its training courses and dates for the rest of 2017. CIBSE Training offers a wide variety of courses from one to three days from introductory to more advanced levels. They cover assessor training, building services and CPD courses — supported with a range of online learning modules.

Waterloo Air Products, air distribution, grilles, diffusers

Managing indoor air quality

With managing indoor air quality being an important factor in building design, Waterloo Air Products offers a course covering the principles of air distribution when using mixed-flow, displacement and VAV (variable-air-volume) systems. This day course is designed for building-services engineers, architects and building professional. It delivers knowledge of which system to choose and how to calculate the air-volume flowrate based on heat load and temperature differential.

Pipe Center, Wolseley, valves, pipework

Valve guide aids selection by application

With the role of building-services engineers constantly diversifying due to technological development and economic change, Pipe Center (part of Wolseley UK) has launched a new valve guide to aid specification on the job. This guide is specific to Wolseley’s range of Jet valves.

Guardian Water Treatment, coolings towers, air conditioning, water treatment, training

Bespoke cooling-tower training

Guardian Water Treatment offers a bespoke course for cooling-tower operators. It is designed for building/facilities managers and maintenance staff. Delivered on site at a client’s premises, training is tailored to the specific needs of a system and takes place over three weeks, allowing candidates to utilised their learning practically straight away.

Marchall-Tufflex, cable management, cable trunking

Cable management

Marshall-Tufflex has published a 75th-anniversary issue of its cable-management catalogue, drawing together details of important milestones in its history. The catalogue runs to 328 pages and includes recently launched products.

Video highlights effectiveness of full-spectrum aqueous coil cleaner

Advanced Engineering, which specialises in cleaning air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, has produced a video demonstrating the properties of its VerteX full-spectrum aqueous coil cleaner. This cleaner is slightly alkaline at pH 7.6, but adapts its pH value to more effectively combat different types of dirt without the detrimental effects of harsh cleaner.

CIBSE guidance addresses overheating in homes

The causes of overheating in homes are addressed in new guidance from CIBSE. Addressing what the industry had identified as a gap in its knowledge, CIBSE has created Technical Memorandum 59: ‘Design methodology for the assessment of overheating risk in homes’ to set a standard by which overheating can be assessed using a standard methodology.

Kingspan Insulation, Kingspan, ductwork

Ductwork installation guide

Kingspan Insulation has released a new installation guide for Kingspan Kooltherm FM ductwork insulation and Therma Duct insulation. It covers all aspects of the installation process for rectangular, circular and flat-oval ductwork applications — from initial preparation to TICA-recommended methods of insulating flanges, stiffeners and connections.

Holophane, lighting, industrial lighting, car parks

Industrial lighting

Holophane has published a brochure on industrial lighting solutions to provide comprehensive guidance on energy-efficient lighting design and control for typical industrial environments — from the car park through to production areas. Its scope includes the use of PIRs and control systems to conserve energy, capture data on energy savings, operational efficiency and flexibility.

Remeha launches new web site

As part of its ongoing investment into the commercial heating market, Remeha has launched a new, enhanced, fully responsive web site. The web site provides a valuable and easily accessible resource for building-services consultants and specifiers, M&E contractors and end-user clients.

When plastic pipes meet unvented cylinders

The BPF Pipes Group has published guidance for the discharge from unvented hot-water storage cylinders into plastic pipework systems (soil stacks). It can be downloads from the BPF web site.

Becoming a gas engineer

Logic4training has launched the ‘Ultimate guide to careers in gas, a practical and clear guide to starting and developing a career as a gas engineer. It is aimed at anyone wanting to enter the heating sector — from school leavers, apprentices and college students to career changers and those wanting to upskill from related industries.

All Season's Climate Control, air conditioning

Air-conditioning specialist creates commercial web site

Following recent success and expansion in the commercial market, All Seasons Climate Control, which supplies air-conditioning solutions, has created a new web site for commercial clients. The company supplies many large business and public buildings around London, including the Houses of Parliament, with site-specific climate-control solutions.

Combat, ErP, efficiency

What do you know about the ErP Directive?

Seasonal efficiency is the new calculation used to measure the true efficiency of HVAC Systems, explains Nikki Goodman (marketing manager with Combat HVAC), rating the equipment on the day-to-day efficiency over the year.

Dutypoint, pumps, boosting, booster

Cold-water-boosting solutions

Dutypoint has developed a CIBSE-approved CPD providing guidance on the specification of cold-water-boosting solutions. Called ‘Cold water boosting: design, sizing and selection’, this CPD has been developed for consultants, architects and specifiers at all levels involved in design water systems in residential or commercial buildings.

Advanced Air, fancoil units, fan coil units, FCUs, air conditioning

Fan-coil units

Advanced Air has compiled a fan-coil brochure which describes all the options and designs available; most of them were developed for project-specific applications.

Web site is engineered for engineers

The Grundfos for engineers hub has been developed to keep its engineering partners with an interest in pump technology informed about the latest developments in the industry, as well as briefed on the wide subject of fully integrated pump systems. One aspect of this engineering platform is to give visitors the opportunity to see and hear from many Grundfos product specialists discussing a number of industry-related topics.

HygroMatik updates humidification web site

HygroMatik’s new web site has been designed to deliver a smooth and enhanced platform that is user friendly and with advanced navigation and functionality. The company makes and supplies commercial air-humidification systems, and the site provides extensive information about new products, services, parts and to aid the specification process.

FETA guidance on A2L refrigerants

The refrigerants working group of FETA (Federation of Environmental Trade Associations) has prepared a guidance note on A2L (mildly flammable, such as R32) refrigerants and their use in refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump applications. The F-Gas regulation of 2015 requires the introduction of refrigerants with significantly lower GWPs (global warming potential) and will ban new equipment that uses HFC refrigerants with a GWP of over 2500 by 2020.

Elco, space heating, CHP, CPD

Elco develops CHP CPD

To help building-services engineers maximise the benefits of CHP when incorporated into a commercial heating systems, Elco Heating Solutions has developed a CIBSE-approved CPD module. It considers all major aspects of commercial CHP installations, including how to size a CHP unit and the different design approaches for optimum running times and efficiencies. This CPD is delivered alongside a worked example in a hotel application.

Grundfos Pumps

Meet the Grundfos Product Center

The Grundfos online Product Center for pumps provides a number of starting points. A user can choose to search by family, pump design or application area. Other possibilities are viewing replacement options for an older Grundfos or competitor model.

BSRIA, workplaces of the future

Looking to the future of workplaces

BSRIA’s ‘Workplaces of the future’ publication contemplates the office needs and desires from the perspective of today’s youth, otherwise known as millennials and generation z. It was written by workplace student Ashleigh Bunker, and the work was carried out as part of BSRIA’s Inspire project, which works with local schools, national and local politicians and the media to promote STEM and change its perceptions.

Big news for the Grundfos Ecademy

Grundfos has boosted the scope of its on-line Ecademy to include a new audience whose focus is on larger applications. This now means that consultants/ specifiers as well as relevant distribution partners working on large projects and applications will be able to get access to a range of on-line training modules.

Switch2 Energy, heat networks, district heating

Designing and planning heat networks

Community and district-heating specialist Switch2 Energy has published a free guide to designing and planning heat networks. The ’Design for the future’ guide provides advice to engineers, developers and designers on the key planning considerations to ensure smooth and efficient heat-network operation for lower whole-life costs and improved resident satisfaction.

Fire-detection products

Nittan Europe’s new responsive web site provides detailed product information on conventional and addressable fire-detection products, along with an array of support tools and information. The new web site is customer focused.

BCIA develops series of CPD-accredited controls courses

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has developed a suite of six courses aimed at building-services professionals looking to expand their knowledge of controls. The first two are ‘Fundamentals of HVAC and building technology’ and ‘Measuring and control technology’. There are also courses on ‘Hydraulics in building services’, ‘Control function of heating plants’, ‘Control of ventilation and air conditioning’ and ‘Refrigeration technology’.

Myson, space heating, radiators, underfloor heating, heat emitters, electric heating, controls

All things heating on Myson’s web site

Myson’s new web site is a valuable resource for architects, specifiers and installers, making it simple to identify the best total solution for each heating project. The site showcases the comprehensive range of radiators, underfloor heating, fan convectors, towel warmers, electric heating, heating valves and electronic controls. Product information and advice is based on a total-solutions approach.

ICOM, water treatment, commercial water treatment

Water treatment for commercial heating systems

The Industrial & Commercial Energy Association (ICOM) has published a guide to commercial water treatment in response to industry concerns of poor water treatment and conditioning in commercial heating systems.

Ductwork cleaning video

Interduct has produce a video showing its riser cleaning method for ductwork. The ‘hot chemical viscosity’ method. The method and product have been modified over the last four years, and the team now cleans over 500 risers a year.

Architectural systems

GDL’s architectural-systems brochure is available as a hard copy or as a download via the resource centre on its web site. The brochure includes extensive technical information on the wide-ranging product range, which includes weather louvres, architectural doors, penthouse turrets, louvre screens, cladding, balustrade systems and decorative grilles.

Iron drainage systems

Saint-Gobain PAM UK, a leading supplier of ductile-iron and cast-iron drainage products, has revamped its web site. It is fully mobile-responsive, more user friendly and provides access to more downloadable information.

Lighting essentials

Enlite, part of the Aurora Group, has published the fifth edition of its lighting-essentials catalogue. The introduction of 119 new products brings the total to over 380 value lighting solutions.

Trane introduces new web site for European customers

Trane has introduced a new web site for easy access to new and improved local European country sites. The site enables visitors to quickly find technical and other relevant information on HVAC services through one integrated platform. The site can also be accessed via mobile devices.

Conex Banninger, copper, pipe, pipework

CPD highlights benefits of copper pipework

Conex Banninger, which makes plumbing fittings and valves, has introduced a CPD programme highlighting the multiple advantages of copper as a preferential fitting material. As well as highlighting the performance benefits of copper, the programme includes an update on current codes of practice and explains how using copper products helps meet increasingly stringent building standards.

Evinox Energy updates CPD seminar

Following the introduction of a new UK test standard for heat interface units and advances in technology, Evinox Energy has updated its CIBSE-accredited CPD seminar to provide the opportunity to explore district-heating networks in depth.

Infographic seeks to help with F-Gas understanding

Mitsubishi Electric has devised an infographic on the requirements and repercussions of the F-Gas Regulations to help explain why the legislation has been introduced and what people need to do about it. ‘We’ve designed it as a simple way of taking in the main points which will be highly relevant to anyone involved in air conditioning, whether an installer, consultant, designer or building owner,’ explains Graham Temple, marketing manager for split air-conditioning systems.

Sontay guides help product selection

Sontay, which specialises in field control devices, has prepared a series of A5 application leaflets covering a range of applications and situations. They include natural ventilation, data centres, air-handling units, chilled beams and water detection.

Unitrunk updates CIBSE CPD

Cable-management specialist Unitrunk has updated and revised its CIBSE-accredited CPD presentation. It introduces fresh insights for consultants, contractors and specifiers as diverse as compliance, testing, value engineering and BIM.

Bristan, brassware, taps, showers, CPD

Bristan develops CPD seminars for commercial brassware

Bristan, which specialises in equipment for commercial brassware installations, has developed two RIBA-approved CPD seminars aimed at developers, contractors and architects. They are called ‘A leisurely education on brassware specification’ and ‘A clinical view on brassware specification’ and provide an insightful view of specifying brassware for the education and healthcare sectors.

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