Mitsubishi Electric, air conditioning, R32, VRF, split

Mitsubishi launches R32 products — with style

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a range of wall-mounted air-conditioning units using R32 , a refrigerant with a low global-warming potential (GWP). The M Series MSZ-LN range is the first in the company’s line-up to use R32. Mitsubishi will be launching further R32 air-conditioning solutions during the year.

Elco, boiler, NOx, space heating

Boiler meets 2018 NOx requirements

Elco’s Trigon XL range of floor-standing gas-fired boilers achieves ultra-low NOx emissions complying with Class 6 (2018) requirements. There are seven models, with outputs from 150 to 570 kW, an 8 bar working pressure, 30 K ∆T and a very compact footprint.

Dunham-Bush, radiant heating, radiant panels, space heating

Evolution radiant panels keep on evolving

Dunham-Bush’s Evolution range of radiant panel heaters has undergone significant advances in design to reduce installation time. Typifying the new design approach are the CG (ceiling grid) radiant panels, which are now viable for 15 and 24 mm T-bar systems. Additional suspension points with adjustable hanging brackets give the installer more fixing options.

Toshiba, air conditioning, VRF, heat recovery

Toshiba launches 3-pipe VRF system

The launch of Toshiba’s latest 3-pipe heat-recovery VRF air-conditioning system, SHRM-e, builds on the success of the SMMS-e VRF system, which had an ESEER (European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) of over seven for all capacities. Developments in key technologies in the latest system include the compressor and intelligent control system — supported by incremental improvements in almost all system components. R410A is the refrigerant.

Carlo Gavazzi, power analyser, meter, metering, energy metering

Contactless monitoring of AC and DC current

Carlo Gavazzi’s CPA series of power analysers for monitoring DC and single-phase AC use a contactless Hall effect sensor to measure current from 50 to 300 A AC and 50 to 400 A DC. A single device provides a flexible solution for monitoring AC and DC power without having to cut into the cable being monitored.

DHW, domestic hot water, Rinnai, storage

Rinnai water heater incorporates storage to reduce peak gas use

Rinnai’s Infinity Solo condensing low-NOx water heater combines a wall-mounted continuous-flow water heater with a stainless-steel storage heater in one compact unit. There are versions rated at 35 and 54 kW to enable sites with a smaller gas meter to use this technology. The larger Infinity Solo model provides a high-efficiency alternative to gas-fired storage appliances.

Grundfos Pumps, booster, boosting, water pressure

Water-booster pump

The Grundfos Scala2 compact, variable-speed water-booster pump is WRAS approved and can provide the perfect water pressure for up to eight water outlets — even with multiple taps and showers running at the same time. A single neat package combines the pump, motor, tank, sensor, drive and non-return valve.

Sentinel Commercial, Kalguard, water treatment, limescale, electrolytic

Electrolytic system addresses issue of limescale

Sentinel Commercial’s KalGUARD device for controlling limescale uses electrolytic technology to achieve overall cost effectiveness, performance, ease of installation and low maintenance. The device comprises a zinc anode unit, copper cathode, water meter and controller. It permanently conditions water by dosing it with a very low level of stable zinc from the anode.

Inspection technology boost for George Fischer joint performance

George Fischer has enhanced the value of its HDPE pipe systems with the development of what is claimed to be the world’s first non-destructive testing (NDT) regime for HDPE products, which allows the manufacturer to issue a fit-for-service certificate on Electrofusion and butt-weld joints.

Martindale, phase rotation, testing

Martindale simplifies the measurement of phase rotation

Martindale Electric offers a range of testers to verify the sequence, or rotation, of 3-phase circuits. Getting the phase sequence wrong can have devastating consequences for plant and machinery, with serious implications for machine safety. From motors running backwards through to cooling or lubricating systems underperforming, one wrong connection can lead to a major maintenance headache.

Schneider Electric, circuit breaker

Low-voltage breakers include Class 1 metering

Schneider Electric describes its Masterpact MTZ, which is now available in the UK, as a ‘next-generation low-voltage breaker with industry-first Class 1 metering’ to save project time and energy usage. It also provides the ability to monitor and control safely via a smart phone, even in power outage.

Crabtree,  Electrium, wiring accessories

Crabtree has an Instinct for wiring accessories

Crabtree’s Instinct range of wiring accessories contains over 300 products — including sockets, fused connection units and data outlets. Named for its intuitive design and clever new features, the range includes full-contact cable clamps that improve cable retention and reduce deformation. LED indicators are integrated into the rocker switch, which retains plate strength and improves aesthetics.

Airflow Developments, ventilation, MVHR, demand controlled ventilation

Airflow Developments advances art of MVHR

Airflow Developments’ Duplexvent Multi eco range of commercial MVHR units comply with the 2016 ErP regulations and the most stringent incoming 2018 legislation. There are nine models covering airflows from 500 to 7800 m3/h and recovering up to 93% of otherwise wasted heat.

SPC, space heating, trench heating, trench heaters

SPC launches own-make trench heaters

SPC now manufactures its own trench heating products to give customers more flexibility on delivery times, price and bespoke solutions. The Metropolitan range of trench heaters has high outputs and can be natural or powered.

Combat, unit heater, space heating, condensing unit heater

Combat condenses the condensing unit heater

The Combat ECO condensing unit heater is the smallest on the market with a breadth of only 645 mm and heights ranging from 690 to 845mm. Each system is 100% factory tested on the production line for peace of mind that you have purchased a safe and high quality product.

BIM, Conex Banninger, pipe fitting, press fitting

Conex Banninger announces BIM-ready product range

BIM models for Conex Banninger’s key ranges of pipe fittings are now available to download from the BIMstore. Specification is a key growth market for the company, so it is important to ensure BIM models are available to download.

Blackheat, radiant heating, space heating

Blackheat multi-burner radiant heating systems

This bespoke radiant-heating system is available for a wide variety of zoning options. As a result of utilising multiple burners per pump, you can reduce building penetrations and installation costs.

Siemens, damper, actuator, controller

Complete damper actuator range from Siemens

OpenAir from Siemens Building Technologies has the right damper actuator for every need. There is a large selection of positioning forces, control signals, communication standards and add-ons.

Samsung, wind-free

The ultimate in draught-free air conditioning?

Samsung’s Wind-Free air conditioning units deliver cold air through 21 000 micro holes in the front of the unit to achieve ‘still air’ in normal cooling mode. ASHRAE defines ‘still air’ as air currents at speeds below 0.15 m/s, which are not senses as cold draughts.

Mitsubishi, air conditioning, VRF, cassette

Mitsubishi Electric’s new ceiling cassette

Mitsubishi Electric’s EA Series 4-way-blow ceiling cassette for its Mr Slim range is designed to ease installation, operation and control. These units have a new square grille design and a host of new features and efficiency improvements.

Daikin Applied, chiller, air conditioning, air cooled chiller

Daikin upgrades air-cooled chiller range

Daikin Applied’s EWAD-TZ B range of air-cooled chillers is an upgrade from the TZ and CZ ranges and offers cooling capacities from 170 kW up to 1.1 MW. EERs are up to 3.9 with ESEERs up to 5.7. The screw compressor has refrigerant-cooled inverter technology.

Grundfos Pumps, IE5

Pump motors meet IE5 standard

Grundfos MGE motors qualify for the IE5 classification for motor efficiency that came into effect on on 1 January 2017. these motors have ratings from 250 W to 22 kW. Selecting a pump with these motors will achieve a 10% energy savings and up to a 25% reduction in payback time.

Airflow Developments, MVHR, ventilation, heat recovery, demand ventilation

Airflow adds VAV control to its commercial MVHR range

Airflow Developments has added variable-air-volume (VAV) dampers to its Duplex vent range of commercial MVHR units. The VAV systems constantly monitor the air supplied and share this information with the ventilation unit to optimise air quality and comfort by enabling the ventilation to respond effectively to the demands of each area/room in the building.

Schneider Electric, Canalis, busbar trunking, hazardous environment

Busbar trunking for harsh environments

Schneider Electric’s Canalis KR busbar trunking is designed for high-power distribution in harsh environments and critical applications. It can be installed almost anywhere and distribute power to places where it would not have been cost effective or even possible before. It can be installed edgewise, flat or vertically without derating — including through floor slabs or fire-barrier walls. The flexibility of the solution reduces installation costs, time and upheaval.

Heat pump, air conditioning, Toshiba, Ciat Ozonair, space heating, cooling

Heat pump delivers heating and cooling

Ereba monobloc air-to-water heat pumps can provide low-carbon heating and cooling for small commercial premises and homes. they are available with capacities from 4 to 21 kW from Ciat Ozonair and Toshiba Air Conditioning. They have a Eurovent-certified COP for heating of up to 4.3, giving them an A+ efficiency.

Pansonic, air conditioning, VRF

Panasonic’s new VRF air-conditioning system

Panasonic’s ECOi EX series of VRF air-conditioning systems includes three sizes of single outdoor units from 8 to 20 hp that can be combined up to a total of 80 hp. There is a host of energy-efficient features.

Nittan, fire detection, fire alarm, fire panel

Nittan offers complete BS EN 54-13:2005 solution for fire detection

Nittan Europe’s evo+ range of fire-alarm control panels is now fully approved and certified to BS EN 54-13:2005, the European standard that ensures optimal fire-system performance. This standard specifies requirements for the integrity of a fire-detection and fire-alarm system when connected to other systems, ensuring components are compatible and fully connectable.

Airbloc, air curtain, space heating, controller

Airbloc air-curtain controller is highly versatile

Airbloc has launched a new common controller for the AC and ACR range of air curtains. It replaces the current AC Panel and the Smart Elec panel.

Combat, space heating, radiant heating, warm air, controller

Controller for warm-air and radiant heating

Combat’s NRG heating controller maximises fuel savings by using self-learning technology. It varies the start-up time to ensure that the building comes up to the required temperature precisely at the beginning of every programmed ‘on’ period.

Advanced air, fan coil unit, reversible, air conditioning

Fan-coil unit is easily reversible

Advanced Air has developed a truly reversible fan-coil unit, enabling contractors to order units without specifying the handing, which is generally not finalised until late in the design process. Manufacturers cannot begin production without this information, a problem that is overcome by these reversible units.

Victaulic, mechanical jointing, mechanical joint, grooved joint, stainless steel, pipework, pipes

Mechanical jointing for thin-wall stainless-steel pipework

Victaulic has developed a mechanical jointing method for thin-wall stainless-steel pipes that does not require specialist welding skills. Called StrengThin 100, it has been developed in response to the growing trend in Europe towards the use of thin-wall stainless-steel piping for applications such as chilled water, cooling, potable water and oil-free air systems.

Belimo, butterfly valve, actuator. zero leakage

Belimo butterfly valves and actuators have zero leakage rate

Belimo’s new generation of butterfly valves and actuators for high-flow applications for HVAC and commercial applications achieve zero leakage at 200 psi (13.7 bar). These valves have large Cv values to achieve an economical valve solution for larger-flow applications using ANSI flanged piping systems. Typical applications include isolating chillers and boilers, primary bypass flow control, isolating cooling towers, controlling coils in large air-handling units and process-control heat-exchanger applications.

Swegon, AHU, air handling unit, air conditioning

Swegon introduces new generation of Gold AHUs

Swegon’s latest generation of its flagship Gold air-handling units has a new grey colour and a host of innovations below the surface. For example, the casing design has been modified to increase its air-tightness and eliminate cold bridges — minimising energy losses.

Sentinel, water treatment, corrosion, pipes, pipework

Sentinel water-treatment chemicals come in small packages

Delivering lifetime protection from corrosion and limescale in commercial heating and cooling system can be achieved using Sentinel Commercial’s Triple Power water-treatment chemicals. These chemicals can dose systems three times larger than previous formulations.

Vent-Axia, fan, ventilation, fans, extract fan

Vent-Axia adds open grille fan to Revive range

Vent-Axia has added an open-grille fan to its intelligent Lo-Carbon Revive range of filter-less unitary fans. These fans are designed to meet the specific needs of social housing — providing good indoor air quality and comfort for tenants while being quick and easy to install, low maintenance and reliable. They provide an additional choice to the existing tile grille.

Waterloo Air Products, VAV, demand controlled ventilation

Controlling air flow for energy efficiency

Waterloo Air Products’ VAV (variable air volume) range offers the ability to control airflow for long-term efficiency benefits. Temperature and humidity are monitored so the airflow can be adjusted automatically to maintain an environment suited to the needs of the specific room.

Gilberts, Blackpool, ventilation, rooftop, rooflight

Gilberts offers new light on rooftop ventilation

Gilberts Blackpool offers the option of combining a rooflight into its rooftop penthouse ventilation terminal. The option is available with standard or bespoke designs and encompasses glass or polycarbonate glazing to the top of the turret. It can be fitted to new-build or refurbishment schemes.

Bristan, commercial taps, healthcare

Bristan enhances its commercial tap range

Bristan has updated its Solo range of commercial taps to improve ease of installation and optimise safety. The Solo2 is a DO8 and HTM04-01 compliant thermostatic mixer tap designed to ease the complex specification of taps in healthcare and other public-sector environments.

Cooling tower is made of anti-microbial resin

Delta Cooling has launched a range of cooling towers constructed of anti-microbial resin to help prevent the growth of legionella bacteria. The resin contains additives that operate on a cellular level to continuously disrupt and prevent uncontrolled growth of micro-organisms and biofilm in the cooling tower.

Pegler Yorkshire, press fitting, pipes, pipework

Pegler Yorkshire press fittings for larger pipes

Pegler Yorkshire has extended its stainless-steel XPress press-fit range of pipe fittings to included sizes of 140 and 168 mm — said to be a first for the UK for these sizes of fitting. This range can be fitted up to 25 bar, subject to application submittal and prior approval.

Stulz, chillers, air conditioning, water cooled

Water-cooled chillers

Stulz’s Explorer WSW range of water-cooled chillers has cooling capacities of 230 to 430 kW with one compressor or 460 to 1530 kW with two compressors. They can be easily adjusted to different cooling loads thanks to two refrigerant circuits with semi-hermetic screw compressors and infinitely variable output sliders. Applications include data centres, communication rooms, industrial and commercial buildings and telecommunications.

Carlo Gavazzi

Power supplies have plastic enclosures

Carlo Gavazzi continues to expand its range of power supplies with the SPDM series. The latest series is available with outputs of 12 or 24 V with a choice of spring or screw terminals. These slim devices are in plastic enclosures and have power outputs from 30 to 120 W.

Siemens, control, controllers, BACnet, fan coil unit, air conditioning

BACNet controllers for terminal units from Siemens

DXR controllers from Siemens offer robust control for fan coils, VAV, and fan-assisted VAV units. They have been designed with both new-build and refurbishment projects in mind.

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