Carlo Gavazzi, energy monitoring, UWP-A, UWP-M, adapters

Controls and automation specialist, Carlo Gavazzi has launched a long-range wireless solution for energy monitoring.  The UWP-A and UWP-M reduces installation costs and avoids expensive cablings for energy efficiency monitoring projects and provides a solution for applications where a traditional cabled network is unsuitable.

SAV, Insite Energy, Kurve, heat networks, smart metering, energy consumption

SAV and Insite Energy have joined forces to launch Kurve, the market’s first digital smart metering app for heat networks.

Spirotech, HVAC, training courses, CIBSE, deaeration and dirt separation techniques and understanding pressurisation design, installation and implementation, water conditioning, system protection

Spirotech’s HVAC system training courses have received approval from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. The courses focus on water conditioning and system protection and have proved popular with engineers. 

LG Electronics, Multi VS, VRF solutions, refrigerant-fuelled variable refrigerant solution

LG Electronics has launched a 4,5 and 6 HP refrigerant-fuelled variable refrigerant (VRF) solution. The Multi VS is aimed at residential buildings that have small balconies with limited installation areas. It is also suitable for small- and medium-sized commercial properties such as shops and offices. 

GM Treble, Grundfos pumps, JS Wright, Pressurisation units, pumps, water boosters

Building services provider JS Wright has enhanced its ability to offer quick resolutions to pump-related issues through a new agreement with leading manufacturer Grundfos Pumps and distributor GM Treble.

air movement, acoustic louvres, arcing blades, Gilberts, louvres, screening louvres

Gilberts new louvres

01 January, 2020

Air movement specialist Gilberts has extended its range of acoustic fixed and screening louvres to enable architects to balance a building’s aural and visual impact. 

Toshiba, online training portal, refrigerant flow, installers

Over 2,000 installers have signed up for training on Toshiba’s online training portal since its launch last year. The programme is available 24/7 and enables subscribers to learn at their own pace to master the fundamentals of air conditioning installation and qualify for Toshiba’s seven year warranty.

Swegon, AHU Design, AHU, selection tool, built-in modelling

Swegon has launched the product selection program AHU Design. This web-based selection tool makes it easy for engineers to design and configure air handling units and carry out advanced energy calculations using built-in modelling to ensure that the solution is the right one for the lifetime of the building.

GPC, Grundfos, Product Centre, pumps, sizing tool

The Grundfos Product Centre (GPC) is an online search and sizing tool that will help specifiers and installers choose the right pump to meet their needs, regardless of the project type, whether it’s a new or a replacement project. The GPC is also a great place to find out more information about pumps already installed for background information.  

Conex Banninger, B Press range, 3 point press, B press fittings.

Contractors and installers are now able to access the B Press range from Conex Banninger from the Screwfix website and, from January 2020, more than 650 branches. This is in addition to other selected merchant partners.

Rinnai, hot water heaters, 17i, 17e, water heating units

Rinnai’s range of ErP A-rated continuous flow gas-fired hot water heaters now includes models specifically aimed and designed for the UK domestic market. The units guarantee high efficiencies and low running costs combined with consistent water temperatures seven days a week.   

Stelrad, CPD, safety radiator, low surface temperature, LSTR

Leading UK radiator manufacturer Stelrad Radiators has released its latest CPD entitled the ‘Evolution of the central heating radiator, with a focus on safety radiators’. The module is RIBA and CIBSE accredited and available online or can be delivered in-person on request.

Albion Valves, hydronic valves, system balancing, PICVs, Les Littlewood, ART 255, FODRV

Albion Valves balances out

02 December, 2019

Albion Valves has extended its range of hydronic balancing valves with the introduction of a fixed orifice double regulating valve (FODRV), the ART 255. The new valve provides an alternative to Albion’s existing ART 250 and ART 270 – which is their double regulating valve and orifice plate option.

Waterloo Air Products, diffusers, shadow gap, plasterline, coanda effect

Air hidden in the shadows

02 December, 2019

The new High Flow Diffusers from Waterloo Air Products PLC have been created so that architects can incorporate a shadow gap feature and hide air terminal devices from view. This follows trends in architecture to create vents, grilles and diffusers that make it easier for architects to complement their designs.

Rinnai, Tony  Gittings, ErP, ISO 9001

Heating and water heater specialist Rinnai has announced that it is targeting double growth in the next ten years.

Rinnai, 11i, continuous flow heater, multipoint water heater

Rinnai is offering 11i continuous-flow gas fired water heaters. They offer high energy efficiencies and are A+ rated.

Myson, radiators, heating, vertical radiator

After the introduction of a range of premium panel vertical radiators last year, Myson has extended its vertical radiator offering even further with the introduction of their new Vertical panel radiator.

 Grundfos, pumps, showers, twin impeller, STR, Amazon

Grundfos Pumps is well-known for its range of reliable circulators, but the manufacturer also offers a wide range of other pump products, including an extensive shower pump portfolio.

Grundfos, Magna1, pumps, circulator, commercial pump, heating systems

The latest updated and improved range of single and twin-headed Grundfos MAGNA1 circulator pump options have been specifically designed for circulating liquids in a wide range of light commercial and commercial applications.

Mitsubishi Electric, London office, energy efficiency, London Plan

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new London office and a specialist team dedicated to delivering energy efficient HVAC solutions in the capital. The office, located at Sustainable Bankside II in Southwark, demonstrates Mitsubishi Electric’s commitment to supporting the growing construction market in London and is specifically aimed at bolstering its consultative offering.

Grundfos, pumps, circulator, UPS3, circulator pump

Since the launch of the UPS3 15-50/60, it has gained a significant following of supporters and those numbers are continuing to grow.

Grundfos, Product Centre, GPC, sizing tool, online, pumps

Grundfos online sizing tool

01 November, 2019

The Grundfos Product Center (GPC) is a bespoke online search and sizing tool that will help specifiers and installers choose the right pump to meet the requirements of any project. It can also be very helpful for engineers aiming to find out more information about the pumps they already have.

Lochinvar, low NOx, NOx, gas fired, water heater, ErP

Lochinvar has launched a new low NOx emission version of the Charger direct gas-fired commercial water heater to help meet air quality targets.

Hoval, UltraGas, condensing

Hoval has extended the upper range of its popular UltraGas condensing boilers with the launch of the UltraGas (1550) – a 1550kW boiler that features a remarkably small footprint for its output of just 3.3m2. The Hoval UltraGas (1550) is currently available as a single boiler and will be launched as a double boiler in the spring of 2020.

 Polypipe, MecFlow, PPR, pipe, Clickweld

A new ground-breaking plastic water supply system for the UK commercial market, called MecFlow, has been launched by Polypipe Building Services.

Swegon, Gold, air handling unit, AHU, modular

Swegon has launched two new modular versions of its Gold air handling unit. The Gold Top and Gold L-Concept address a problem encountered all too frequently by design engineers – the shortage of space made available for building services plant.

Mitsubishi Electric, R32, M Series, Jordan Jeewood

Mitsubishi Electric has extended its R32 offering with the extension of its M Series range to include the MFZ-KT range of R32 floor-mounted units. The range offers more choice for customers looking to switch to the lower-GWP refrigerant with the small- to medium-sized split-type applications.

Panasonic, Cambridgeshire, Aquarea, Monobloc, heat pumps, heating

Panasonic’s Aquarea Monobloc air to water heat pumps are being applied at a new housing development of 20 homes in Cambridgeshire.

Kingspan, Kooltherm, pipe insulation, pipes, installation, refurbishment, Studley Castle

Kingspan Kooltherm pipe insulation is helping the refurbishment of historic Studley Castle hotel. Studley Castle’s refurbishment and extension has been designed to exceed the current energy performance requirements for Building Regulations compliance.

DosaFil, CPD, training, water treatement, water

Water treatment specialist DosaFil offers CIBSE-CPD accredited training to all CIBSE members or any professionals working in the MEP sector.

HygroMatik, humidification, MiniSteam

The new MiniSteam E from HygroMatik is the safe and smart solution for direct room humidification. An electrode humidifier, it operates with normal tap water to generate pure, mineral-free steam.

Ellis, cable cleats, fixing, twist foot, installation

Cable cleat manufacturer Ellis has developed a twist foot fixing mechanism for use on all sizes and types of its best-selling standard cable cleats, Emperor and Vulcan+.

Belimo, sensors, room sensors

The new room sensors and room operating units from Belimo extend the company’s existing sensor range.

Riello, Vokera, London Colney, showroom, training, CPD

Riello shows off

01 September, 2019

Riello has opened a new showroom in the training centre at its head office in London Colney. The venue, showcasing Vokèra’s new and existing products for both the commercial and domestic heating sectors, provides an ideal space for meetings and presentations.

Grundfos, WRAS, booster set, pumps, Sunderland, FastTrack

Fast track with Grundfos

01 September, 2019

With a fantastic range of WRAS approved booster sets available, Grundfos Pumps has successfully combined its years of expertise in developing precision booster sets, with its knowledge of market demands. What’s more, these sets are built at the Grundfos site of engineering excellence in Sunderland. This means the realisation of a Booster FastTrack programme that can offer 5-day despatch on twenty-one of the most frequently requested 2- and 3- pump booster set models.

Grundfos, online, Product Centre, Grundfos Product Centre, Ecademy

As more and more of us continue to turn to the web for a wide range of information to assist us in all aspects of our lives, web sites are continuing to develop solutions to answer these needs. At Grundfos we have continued to invest heavily in this area and recent analytics show both increasing new visitor number as well as increasing returning visitor numbers to our site.

Underfloor Heating, UFH, DosaFil, SolidTek, Roth UK, water treatment

Three specialist companies have joined forces to tackle the issue of poor water quality in underfloor heating (UFH) systems. UFH expert Roth UK is working with water treatment manufacturers DosaFil and SolidTek to address poor water quality, which is responsible for the premature failure of around half of all commercial UFH systems.

Grundfos Pumps, Grundfos, hot water, Comfort PM, recirculation pump, instant hot water, Autoadapt

Every year in the UK, a typical family of three living in a household with a conventional one-string plumbing system discharges up to 16,000 litres of clean water straight down the drain as they wait for hot water.

Grundfos, pumps, selection, online

Today the Grundfos Product Centre (GPC) is well-known as the ‘go to’ pump selection tool of choice for an increasing number of industry professionals. This could be because much thought and consideration went into its design to deliver an online tool that would make choosing the right pump solution as straightforward as possible.

Carrier, heat pump, high temperature, SCOP

Carrier has introduced a new high efficiency water-to-water heat pump for harnessing energy from rivers, lakes and industrial process applications that can deliver high temperature water up to 65oC for sanitary use or radiator heating.

Panasonic, R32, PACi, SCOP

Panasonic has introduced the R32 Big PACi Series. The series, available in 20kW and 25kW capacities uses R32 refrigerant, includes a water heat exchanger option and supports Panasonic’s ‘full switch to R32’ initiative and its commitment to Environmental Vision 2050.

Johnson Controls, Facility Explorer, FM, Niagara platform, MSTP,

Johnson Controls has unveiled its new Facility Explorer service at this year’s Niagara Forum in London.

 Artic Building Services, Olympus KeyMed, Airedale Chiller

Artic Building Services were awarded the contract to replace the existing chiller at Olympus KeyMed. Artic offered a turnkey project to supply and install a new economical Airedale TurboChill chiller which includes a maintenance-free Turbocor compressor

Grundfos, GO Replace, smartphone, app

Grundfos helps on the GO

01 August, 2019

Getting hold of a specific internal OEM pump can add a significant amount of time, delay and cost to a job. In response to this, Grundfos Pumps have created a smartphone app, the GO Replace (available on both iOS and Android), that uses a look-up database to confirm if their new UPS3 domestic circulator will be a suitable replacement.

Arbnco, built environment, research, R&D

Glasgow-based prop-tech company Arbnco has launched a new R&D division, Arbn Labs which will focus on developing solutions for some of the biggest challenges in the built environment.

ZEDPods, modular homes, Bristol City Council, Lesko Modular Group

ZED Pods, manufacturers rapid-build, modular homes, have received planning permission from Bristol City Council for 11 houses. The scheme, including nine one bedroom pods and 2 two bedroom pods, will be the first development to be built as part of the five-year Bristol Housing Festival.

CRO, fire sprinklers, training, qualifications, NVQs, installer card

New applications are no longer being accepted for the CRO (Construction Related Occupation) route for Medical Equipment Installers or Fire Sprinkler Installers.

BSRIA, heat pumps, market, World Heat Pump Survey

According to the BSRIA World Heat Pump Study 2019, the worldwide heat pump market recorded sales in units of slightly over 3 million units which was a slight decline from 2017. Following a record year in 2017 with sales jumping 18%, in 2018 the global market was down by 3.3% in volume terms.

Viega, Megapress, Sanpress, Viega Hygiene, flush system

Viega has launched a new industrial sector brochure detailing its product solutions for a range of specialist applications. This clear and concise guide provides an overview of Viega piping and press connection technology and how it can help meet the specific requirements of industrial, manufacturing and engineering environments.

CentraLine, Honeywell, Niagara, NX, control, BMS

CentraLine by Honeywell has launched the Merlin NX, a programmable Niagara 4 BACnet MS/TP room controller that enables integrated room management and offers application engineering and installation benefits.




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