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.

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