domestic booster pumps, Grundfos, WRAS

At Grundfos, we may be better known for our range of circulators, however pumps are also part of our wider DNA and we offer many other specialist ranges, including domestic booster pumps. These products are designed to deliver the water pressure to a shower and other bathroom fittings, they will also provide the boost required to overcome insufficient mains water supply, to guarantee the demands to match any home or building’s needs.

communal heating, Heat Interface Units, R40 Evolution, R600 Evolution, Stokvis

There is a rapid uptake of communal or district heating schemes, and Stokvis’ range of energy systems are suited to these types of project.

Chillers, Kappa Sky, Sky, Swegon

Swegon has introduced a new range of high-performance chillers onto the UK market.

i-BX air cooled, inverter driven conpressors, i-NX air-cooled, Mitsubishi electric

Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its chiller offering with two new additions to its Climaveneta portfolio. The new i-NX air-cooled chiller range is offered in both standard and low noise options, whilst the smaller i-BX air-cooled chiller range is available in both single and three phase variants, making both ranges ideal for a wide variety of comfort and process cooling applications.

Lochinvar, SELECT, water heater

Boiler and water heater manufacturer Lochinvar has upgraded its Select digital hot water sizing programme.

domestic hot water cylinders, Viessmann, Vitocell 300

Viessmann has a range of domestic hot water cylinders on the market with an A+ rating. The two new floorstanding Vitocell 300-V DHW cylinders, with capacities of 160 and 200 litres, are twice as energy efficiency in terms of standby losses as the industry norm.

condensing hot water heater, LPG, Rinnai

Rinnai condensing hot water heater units using LPG deliver lower carbon emission figures, greater energy efficiencies and are more economic to run than other sources such as oil or electric - making them the first choice for off-grid installations and sites.

Ecademy, Grundfos, training

Grundfos on course

01 March, 2019

Finding the time to fit in everything that we’d like to achieve, can be a real challenge. At Grundfos we know that you are busy, but that you are also keen to find time to learn more about pumps, so we have put our efforts into finding some solutions.

Hattersley, Hook-Up Elite Prime, pressure independent control valve, Venturi metering

The Hattersley Hook-Up Elite Prime is a lightweight and modular valve system that includes the Elite Prime pressure independent control valve (PICV) for accurate flow, temperature and pressure control.

Siemens Building Technologies, ball valves

Siemens Building Technologies offers a selection of internally and externally threaded ball valves from 15mm to 50mm.Siemens offers a complete range of ball valves, suitable for applications in cold- and hot-water systems.

Reznor, ERP, RHeco

Reznor’s ERP-compliant range now includes the highly efficient RHeco series of energy saving condensing gas fired unit heaters. The RHeco range provides the highest efficiency levels and substantially reduced CO2 & NOx emissions (under 25ppm).

IET, controls

The IET has opened its draft Code of Practice for Building Automation and Control Systems for public comment.

Wellness, BSRIA

BSRIA is staging a Wellbeing Network event in Manchester on March 29th.

Grundfos, wastewater

Pump specialist Grundfos is proud of its reputation for helping to reduce the impact that pumps are having on the environment, through the creation of energy efficient solutions. To underpin this, in 2008 the company set itself some tough targets, one of which was to reduce its total water usage at all of its plants by 50% by 2025.

Domus, Domus Ventilation, Polypipe, Specification Guide

Domus Ventilation, part of the Polypipe group, has launched an in-depth Specification Guide, covering its full range of award winning, energy efficient ventilation products for the domestic and light commercial markets, plus Best Practice Guides drawing on the company’s extensive knowledge in the ventilation sector.

Nanolink

The Nanolink equipment tracking system is now available in the UK. Already popular in Denmark and Scandinavia, the system consists of small chips or tags attached to equipment which can then be tracked via a smartphone app (iOS and Android) or a desktop computer.

LST Radiators, Stelrad

Low surface temperature (LST) radiators are increasingly being specified for buildings used by vulnerable people. They offer an important and safe form of heat that is popular in both domestic and commercial use.

Clarkson Controls, room controllers

Smart and easy

07 February, 2019

Clarkson Controls has developed a range of room controllers which sense temperature and CO2 levels while providing local visual and audible warnings of high CO2 levels, together with timed user overrides.

apprentices, Flamco

The recruitment of young people is helping to build the future of a well-known brand in the HVAC sector. Flamco Group has been operating its own apprenticeship scheme since 2009 and offers roles in engineering, production, warehousing and customer service.

R32, Toshiba air conditioning, training

Following the announcement of Toshiba Air Conditioning’s switching to the R32 refrigerant system last year, the company has introduced a new training programme for installers. Toshiba changed to the R32 for use in split and multi-split air conditioning systems due to the phase-down of R410A, which has a higher Global Warming Potential (GWP) under the F-Gas Regulations.

Mitsubishi electric, M Series, R32, wall-mountned

Mitsubishi Electric has unveiled a new line of R32 products designed to meet the need for cost effective air conditioning using low GWP refrigerant.  The new R32 M Series MSZ-HR Wall Mounted System blends energy efficiency with a compact and stylish design, with the entry-level offering to the M Series product range being ideal for applications requiring a small scale, highly efficient air conditioning system. 

heat exchanger, Ideal, warranty

Ideal Commercial Boilers are pleased to announce the introduction of a 5 year Heat Exchanger Warranty across its Imax Xtra, Imax Xtra EL and Evomod ranges of floor standing condensing commercial boilers.

Energy, Grundfos, Pump

Pumps are big energy consumers that currently account for 10% of global electricity and unfortunately, many are needlessly inefficient. Today, by focusing on changing to high-efficiency pumps that incorporate advanced motor technology, an average pump’s energy consumption can be reduced by up to 60%.

district heating, Rehau

Rehau is set to release five new videos demonstrating the various benefits provided by its District Heating division.

Commissioning, Ideal

Ideal Commercial Boilers has extended its free commissioning offer until 31st December 2019. The offer is available on all Evomax, EVO S, Imax Xtra, Imax Xtra EL and Evomod condensing boiler ranges.

11i  water heater, continuous flow ErP, low NOx, Rinnai

Rinnai’s multipoint continuous flow ErP A-rated gas fired 11i water heater units are the perfect antidote to more traditional storage systems. Proven to deliver high volumes of hot water at any time of the day, the high performance 11i ensures user comfort and safety with 100% accurate water temperature control.

BSRIA, Mitch Layng

BSRIA has launched a new publication: Building Services Analytics - BG 75/2018. It was written by BSRIA member and energy consultant Mitch Layng. The publication offers guidance to building owners, FMs and designers on how the correct capture and analysis of data can be used to drive improvement in building performance.

Extreme, Mikrofill

The Extreme hot water loading cylinder from Mikrofill Systems delivers hot water at 6 bar. The WRAS-approved stainless steel loading cylinders are available in 200, 300 and 500 litre models and all accommodate 120kW of primary input at 80°C. The result is an instantaneous secondary performance in excess of 2000 l/hr at 60°C on all models with the 500 litre model producing 2570 l/hr.

Reznor, PREEVA, Lot 21, PREEVA EC

Warm air heaters are subject to Lot 21 of the directive and radiant heaters Lot 20. Minimum efficiencies for warm air is now 72% and radiant heaters is now 74%. Crucially, these minimum criteria are applicable for both new installations and when replacing existing products. Our ErP compliant range includes the PREEVA EC (heating and ventilation unit).

ball valves, Siemens Building Technologies

Siemens Building Technologies offers a selection of internally and externally threaded ball valves from 15mm to 50mm. Siemens offers a complete range of ball valves, suitable for applications in cold- and hot-water systems. As with the rest of the Acvatix range, the products have been designed for robust performance and easy installation. The variety of ball valves available in this range makes for easy selection and application. The valves can be combined with the range of Siemens OpenAir damper actuators using mounting kits.

Stelrad, Silhouette

The latest addition to the growing Stelrad Radiator range is the Silhouette with versions available in the Vita and Softline Series. It features vertical lines on the fascia creating a clean, bold appeal. The Vita has flat grille and side panels; the Softline features curved side panels and grille.

Grundfos Product Centre, GPC

The Grundfos Product Centre (GPC) is an online search and sizing tool that will help users choose the right pump to meet their needs, whether it’s for a new or a replacement project, or even to locate information about pumps users already have.

Trend, IQ Vision 2.2

Trend Controls will soon launch IQ Vision 2.2, the latest development of its IQ Vision software. The update delivers a range of cutting edge improvements including extended controller support, faster device discovery and reliability, as well as simplifying the engineering and operation of a BEMS by widening the technical scope of the tasks that it can perform. IQ Vision is configured using the state-of-the-art Tridium Niagara 4 interface.

Grundfos Magna, Magna 1 Model C

An updated and improved range of Grundfos Magna 1 Model C pumps are now available in both single and twin-head circulator options. These circulators are suitable for use in a wide range of light commercial and commercial applications such as heating, air-conditioning & cooling and hot water circulation. Additionally, they offer the perfect solution in a refurbishment situation where there is a need to either replace a Grundfos UPS product or one of the smaller models from the original Magna family.

Toshiba Air conditioning, R32

Toshiba Air Conditioning has published a new suite of brochures with up-to-date information on its latest R32 refrigerant-based Mirai, Shorai & Daiseikai residential air conditioning systems, as well as the full range of Digital Inverter and Super Digital Inverter light commercial split system range. Toshiba Air Conditioning UK is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

Lochinvar, Knight, low NOx

Lochinvar’s Knight range of water heaters now features a new type of low NOx burner. Available in four models, these water heaters provide storage capacities ranging from 108 to 358 litres with recovery rates of 140 to 290 litres per hour based on a temperature rise of 50°C.

Lochinvar EcoShield, app-based, smart devise, continual monitoring, water heater

Lochinvar has adapted its ‘smart’ app-based boiler control system for use with its EcoShield range of commercial water heaters.

Mitsubishi Electric, next-day delivery, e-series, cooling-only, heat pump

Mitsubishi Electric has added new 150kW and 180kW modules to its existing advanced range of high efficiency, inverter-driven, e-series modular chillers to expand its the ‘off-the-shelf’ offering to the UK market.

Grundfos, arenas

At the beginning of 2018, there were very few expectations that the year would turn out to be a memorable one for English football fans. However, as soon as the whistle blew in Russia on the world’s most watched sporting tournaments, the expectations along with the temperature, rose dramatically.

Stokvis, BV Series, Econoplate, hot water demand, hybrid unit

The Stokvis Econoplate BV Series presents specifiers with a wide choice of sizes and outputs to suit premises with modest plant room space and medium levels of hot water demand. These are met by combining one of the manufacturer’s Econoplate plate heat exchangers with different sizes of storage vessel. Crucially, the hybrid unit takes up less space than installing a separate Econoplate PHE and could typically cut capital cost by £2K or more.

Hamworthy, Purewell Variheat mk2. low NOx

The upgraded Purewell Variheat mk2 from Hamworthy features the advanced Siemens LMS controls platform, already used in all of the popular condensing, pre-mix Hamworthy boilers.

LG, central controller, ACP 5, control, remotely

The roll-out of LG Electronics’ (LG’s) newest central controller, the ACP 5, is kicking off in key markets throughout Europe including the UK. A fifth-generation control solution, the ACP 5 incorporates a number of upgrades that respond directly to users’ feedback. With LG’s innovative technologies onboard, the model boasts an exceptionally smart management system, expanded capabilities and features designed to increase operational efficiency.

Rinnai, low NOx, Infinity Solo, continuous flow water heater

Rinnai Solo for low NOx flow

07 January, 2019

Rinnai Infinity Solo condensing and low NOx water heater combines the advanced technology of low NOx wall-mounted continuous flow water heaters with a stainless steel storage cylinder in one compact footprint.

Reznor, PREEVA, warm air heaters

Warm air heaters are subject to Lot 21 of the directive and radiant heaters Lot 20. Minimum efficiencies for warm air is now 72% and radiant heaters is now 74%. Crucially, these minimum criteria are applicable for both new installations and when replacing existing products. Our ErP compliant range includes the PREEVA EC (heating and ventilation unit).

Desigo Control point, building management station

Desigo Control Point is the new embedded building management station from Siemens. It consists of touch panels in several sizes and of web servers that enable remote control of buildings from any smart device. Installation and operation are straightforward.

BSRIA

BSRIA has launched its 4th Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers publication which was written by workplace student Abigail Teekaram (pictured). This insightful report looks at the careers of some successful engineers at BSRIA, among its membership and in the industry.

JTL

Apprenticeship training organisation JTL had a highly successful night at the recent Asian Apprenticeship Awards in December held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. JTL’s Jon Graham (pictured) collected the Learning Provider of the Year Award for 2018 and one of its apprentices – Shabeeb Mohammed from Rotherham - won Apprentice of the Year in the Construction sector.




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