HVCA maintains its maintenance specification

New sections and features — the update of the popular SMG2000 maintenance specification for mechanical services in buildings.
Best-practice standards on ductwork cleaning feature in an upgrade to the SMG2000 standard maintenance specification for mechanical services in buildings from HVCA Publications. SFG20 is published as a CD-ROM and now includes the facility for users to extract articles and transfer them into Word documents, facilitating easy inclusion in plant-operation manuals. SFG20 can be searched across 66 service equipment headings, including all aspects of air-handling and heat generation. It is designed for use in the evaluation and enforcement of adequate standards in plant maintenance. Its compact format is a comprehensive resource for maintenance contractors, facilities managers, specifiers, architects, local authorities and health trusts — as well as plant attendants, operators and supervisors. A section on the safe running of plant provides information on every aspect of health and safety — from the configuration of emergency lighting and fire alarms to lightning protection. When met, the criteria detailed in SFG20 ensure safe, energy-efficient plant operation and compliance with all current legislation. The standards also constitute mandatory requirements for inspection and assessment that represent industry best practice, as well as being compulsory for HVCA membership. SFG20 is available at the HVCA Publications online shop or telephone 01768 860405
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