GF Piping Systems, BIM, plastic pipes, pipework

BIM boost for GF’s EcoFit pipework range

3D BIM objects are now available for GF Piping Systems’ EcoFit range of PE piping systems. They have been created to operate within the Autodesk Revit platform. The company’s online library already covers the Cool-Fit 2.0, Instaflex, AquaSystem and malleable-iron ranges.

Rehau, district heating, hot tapping

Hot tapping for district-heating networks

Rehau’s Nexus is said to be the world’s first system for hot-tapping PE-Xa district-heating networks. It makes it possible to retrospectively extend an existing heat network or add a ventilation or measuring point to a district-heating system using Rehau orange PE-Xa pipes.

Hamworthy Heating, boiler, space heating

Modular boilers deliver 1 MW from 1 m2 of floor

Hamworthy Heating’s Upton range of floor-standing modular boilers comprises 18 models with outputs from 100 to 1050 kW. They are rated at 6 bar and have a modulation ratio of 5:1 per module. An output of 1 MW can be provided from less than 1 m2 of floor space.

Zoo Fans, space heating, destratification

Destratification units

Zoo Fans, in partnership with Elta Fans, offers a destratification solution that can create even temperatures from floor to ceiling, making it easier and more efficient to heat and cool buildings. Destratification is recommended as one of the Carbon Trust’s effective energy-saving strategies. These fans can reduce the temperature difference to as low as 1 K overall.

Tridonic, lighting, LED

LED modules resemble incandescent light

Tridonic is expanding its range of dimmable LED modules for spotlights and downlights with the SLE Sunset EXC. The colour of the light creates a particular intimate atmosphere and comes very close to an incandescent lamp. These modules are intended for the hospitality industry, the spa industry and the home environment.

Martindale Electric, lock out kits, electrical safety

Martindale Electric has safety all locked up

Martindale Electric’s latest lock-out kits for electrical installations have been designed to suit the needs of installers and maintenance teams working in range of environments. The LokKitBase and LokKitPro enable circuits at industrial and commercial sites to be locked off once de-energised, ensuring safe maintenance schedule and compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations.

EnOcean’s Bluetooth LED-lighting solution

EnOcean’s Easyfit range of wireless self-powered switches for Bluetooth lighting systems provide a maintenance-free ready-to-use solution for LED lighting. Combined with self-powered Bluetooth lighting systems from Casambi, Silvair and Xicato, Easyfit wall switches offer lighting installers the benefits of freely positionable switches that provide flexible control and intuitive usage.

Automatic cleaning for air filters

An auto-cleaning duct accessory for Daikin UK’s VRV and split air-conditioning units keeps internal duct filters dust-free and clean. This cleaning solution reduces maintenance and running costs, while providing a 20% energy saving. It is designed for hotels, offices and residential applications.

Daikin UK, R32, air conditioning, split system

More R32 units from Daikin UK

Daikin UK has expanded its Bluevolution air-conditioning portfolio with the launch of the R32-based Sky Air A-series range. Thee new units are considerably lighter than their predecessors and have longer pipe runs. Installation is further simplified by the inclusion of precharged pipe runs, which also reduces the need for installers to buy additional gas for runs shorter than 40 m.

Viessmann, boiler, floor standing, space heating

Floor-standing condensing boiler has small footprint

Viessmann’s Vitocrossal 100 range of gas-fired condensing floor-standing boilers have an exceptionally small footprint thanks to an innovative stainless-steel heat exchanger. There are seven models with outputs from 80 to 320 kW in casing that is 680 mm wide, 1459 mm high and lengths ranging from 660 to 1010 mm. Boilers with comparable outputs from other manufacturers are said to be typically 1000 to 1200 mm long. There is also the option of a twin cascade within a single casing to give an output of up to 640 kW.

Carlo Gavazzi, energy meter, electricity, Rogowski coil

Carlo Gavazzi’s Rogowski coil is designed for speed of installation

Carlo Gavazzi’s Rogowski coil solution for its EM21MV 3-phase energy meter for retrofit application does not require an external power supply or external integrator, making installations faster and simpler. Features include automatic phase detection with wrong-phase-sequence warning and fast application-oriented programming procedure.

Integral, downlights, fire, LED

Integral rethinks the fire design of downlights

Integral LED has overhauled the fire-rated downright by re-engineering it to take advantage of the features of LEDs. Many of the features of conventional fire-rated downlights have been stripped away to exploit the advantages that LEDs provide. The result is a product that dispenses with the need of a ‘can’ to preserve fire safety.

Tridonic. lighting, LEDs

Tridonic LED modules go to fourth generation

Tridonic’s fourth generation of the DLE Advanced LED module can achieve an efficacy of 185 lm/W, a 12% increase. Users can select the most suitable LED driver, depending on the application. Typical applications are general lighting, office lighting and lighting side rooms.

Lochinvar, water heaters, DHW

Lochinvar widens its water-heater offering

Lochinvar’s Impetus range of continuous-flow gas-fired condensing water heaters for small commercial and residential buildings comprises three wall-hung models with flow rates from 13.7 to 25 l/min at a 35 K temperature rise. They have a very rapid response, low water content and modulating pre-mix burner with an 8:1 turndown ratio.

Ciat, AHU, air handling unit, air conditioning

Compact AHUs are designed for energy efficient operation

Ciat’s Floway Access range of single-block air-handling units have brushless motors and high-efficiency plug fans to achieve high efficiencies and a wide airflow modulation range. The panels have thick insulation to ensure quiet operation. The Floway range includes five standalone dual-flow AHU modules to deliver efficient heating and cooling. The range covers airflows from 300 to 18 000 m3/h and includes five standalone dual-flow AHU modules.

Thermoscreens, air curtains

Well featured air curtain comes with economical price

Thermoscreens’ Compact-2 air curtain offers energy efficiency, options for BMS integration, a stylish design and ease of installation and maintenance — all at an economical price. Features include weather-compensated control. A key improvement is that the inlet grille is concealed from view to provide a neater and more streamlined look and avoid them looking unsightly from dirt deposits before they are cleaned.

Trane offers chillers with R1234ze refrigerant

Trane’s entire range of water-cooled XStream and air-cooled Sintesis chillers for the European market are now available with Honeywell’s Solstice refrigerant (R1234ze), which has a near-zero GWP (global-warming potential). Trane now offers chillers with screw compressors and centrifugal compressors with a near-zero GWP refrigerant option and high-efficiency operation.

Siemens Building Technologies, ball valve, Acvatix

Ball-valve range from Siemens

Acvatix ball valves from Siemens Building Technologies covers all applications in central HVAC plants with a selection of internally and externally threaded valves from 15 to 50 mm. This means that Siemens now offers a complete range of ball valves for applications in cold- and hot-water systems.

Gilberts, Blackpool, ventilation, natural ventilation

Gilberts develops hybrid ventilation for the roof

Gilberts Blackpool has introduced a roof-mounted version of its Mistrale Fusion System, described as a hybrid system that utilises internal heat to warm incoming air without using a heat exchanger. Called MFS-V, it incorporates two Fusion MFS128 units placed vertically into a penthouse turret with a shaft of up to 1500 mm2 to provide standalone ventilation of the space below. No additional ducting or plant is required.

Belimo, valves, actuators, sensors

Belimo introduces new range of sensors

Belimo has expanded its product range with the addition of innovative sensors to complement its actuators and valves, optimise system performance and improve energy efficiency. The sensors can be seamlessly integrated into all major building automation and control systems.

Lochinvar, water heater, DHW, domestic hot water

Lochinvar improves controls for EcoKnight water heaters

Lochinvar has revamped its EcoKnight range of gas-fired, condensing water heaters and added a number of enhanced control functions. Built-in Smart System controls provide a wide variety of control options without the need for a building-management system, significantly reducing the installation cots. The water heater can be connected to a BMS if required.

ECEX, air intake filter, AHU, air handling unit, refurbishment

ECEX service extends the life of AHUs

ECEX offers a repair and refurbishment service for air-handling units to extend their life, increase their operating efficiency, save energy, boost performance and, typically, reduce running costs. Managing director John Grenville explains, Complete replacement of an AHU is not always the best option. There are many compelling reasons to choose refurbishment and repair. For example, in many cases it is less expensive than replacing an AHU and offers the opportunity to upgrade the existing specification by taking advantage of the latest energy-efficient EC plug fans and components.’

Car-park control system indicates free spaces

Not only can Carlo Gavazzi’s Car Park Guidance solution help car drivers find a parking space in multi-storey car parks, but it can also control lighting and ventilation. Applications include hospitals shopping centres, leisure facilities and hotels.

Aspen Pumps, condensate pump

Aspen rationalises range of tank condensate pumps

Aspen Pumps has rationalised its range of condensate removal pumps with the launch of the Max Hi-Flow to replace all its existing tank pumps (the 0.5 l, 1 l and 2 l Hi-Flow), enabling distributors to hold less stock and AC contractors to stock fewer pumps in their vans.

RIDI, Brightgreen, lighting, luminaire, LED

Brightgreen LED lighting joins the RIDI family

RIDI Group has signed an exclusive deal with Brightgreen to distribute the Australian LED specialist’s LED lighting solutions in the UK. Brightgreen utilises advanced LED technology combined with forward-thinking design to create aesthetic, high-quality lighting solutions for high-end residential and hospitality applications.

Innovate Product Design, electricity, electrical accessories, VEX Box

A neat solution for plastering around electrical back boxes

Back boxes for electrical installations that are installed behind plasterboard can be neatly finished with the help of Innovate Product Design’s Vex Box. This polystyrene injection-moulded template fits around the inside frame of a back box to bring it up to the level of the plasterboard for finishing.

Marshall-Tufflex, cable trunking, surface trunking, trunking

Marshall-Tufflex makes Mini Trunking a hole lot easier to install

Cable-management specialist Marshall-Tufflex has made its popular Mini Trunking quicker and easier to install with the addition of pre-punched holes to its MMT2 and MMT4 systems. The holes are 200 mm apart to aid installation, with additional holes for compatibility with Firefly fire-safety clips that hold cables firmly in place in the event of a fire.

Pentair, Raychem, trace heating

Trace-heating cables have safer fire properties

Pentair’s Raychem XL-Trace LSZH range of self-regulating trace-heating cables to protect pies from freezing emit very little smoke and no halogens in the event of a fire. Smoke emissions are up to 90% less than typical polyolefin-jacketed solutions.

Sontay, sensors, controllers,BMS, BEMS

Sontay’s Smart Temperature Controller

Sontay’s SC-ST-x Smart Temperature Controller provides local control of an HVAC system. It communicates via the BACnet MS/TP protocol. These sensors are easy to use and bring greater efficiency to the operation of commercial buildings such as hotels and offices by providing close control of heating, cooling and ventilation demand within modern building control systems.

Studor, trap, AAV, air admittance valve

Studor Trap-Vent protects water seal

Studor’s Trap-Vent for installing under sinks combines a water trap and air-admittance valve (AAV) and is designed to prevent the water in the trap being lost by, for example, siphonage. These water traps can easily be retrofitted to an existing bathroom and are also ideal for group venting in, for example, hotels, care homes and hospitals.

Viega, Megapress, press fitting, pressfitting, gas

Viega brings Megapress connectors for gas to UK

Viega now offers its Megapress G pipe connectors in the UK, bringing the benefits of the Megapress technology to those working with gas installations. These cold-pressed connectors have been tested and Kitemark approved for natural gas, LPG, heating oil. diesel and compressed air containing oil and technical gases.

Danfoss, valve assemblies, flushing, Hero

Danfoss develops valve assemblies for larger plant

Following the launch of its Hero assembly for fan-coil units last year, Danfoss has developed Hero Plant, a pre-fabricated flushing bypass arrangement for larger plant items such as air-handling units, heat exchangers and heater batteries. Hero Plant combines isolation, drain strain and flushing bypass assembly with Danfoss’s AB-QM pressure-independent control to create a ready-to-install solution that saves time on site and eliminates the need for hot works.

Pegler Yorkshire, valve assembly, valve assemblies

Bespoke valve configurations can be delivered quickly

Pegler Yorkshire has developed a service for delivering bespoke valve arrangement (modular valve solutions) with a fast response time to an order being placed with a merchant. The service aims to provide contractors with a bespoke modular-valve solution designed to specific drawings and required in a realistic time frame. Once an order is received from a merchant, a bespoke assembly can be delivered as early as seven days.

Smith's Environmental Products, space heating, fan convector

Smith’s adds to Caspian range of fan convectors

Caspian FF fan convector heaters from Smith’s Environmental Products are suitable for a host of commercial applications — from churches to office buildings. Described as the ‘chameleon of fan convectors’, the Caspian FF discreetly blends in with all room styles. Standard colour is white, with any other colour to special order.

Airflow Developments, MVHR, heat recovery, energy recovery, ventilation, Passive House, Pasivhaus

Airflow MVHR unit is Passive House certified

Airflow Developments’ DV245 Adroit MVHR unit is Passive House certified and designed for larger homes of up to 400 m2. Airflow is up to 929 m3/h at 100 Pa. Units can be controlled from a PC, table or smartphone. An Adroit unit can also be connected into house automation systems through the Modbus protocol and via the Adroit digital controller.

air admittance valve, external, Studor, Wavin

Studor confirms that air-admittance valves can be installed externally

Studor has responded to market confusion about air-admittance valves for drainage systems and whether they can be used externally positively. Technical director Steve White says, ‘Both our own Studor Maxi-Vent and the Wavin-branded Osmavent 110 can all be used externally. The latest BBA Agrément Certificates clearly state this and specifically refer to their external use.’

Nuaire, carbon filter, filter, IAQ, indoor air quality

Nuaire carbon filters improve IAQ

Nuaire believes that its IAQ-BOX range of inline carbon filters is a step forward in both air-filtration and resistance levels for carbon-filter technology. These filters are designed to complement Nuaire’s MVHR range and remove 99.5% of nitrogen dioxide from the intake air, as verified by the BRE. They also remove pollutants such as sulphur dioxide, ammonia and VOCs — most of which are produced by vehicle exhaust emissions and through industrial processes.

Trend Control Systems, BEMS, BMS, controls, energy monitoring, energy management

Trend launches next-generation monitoring and management solution

Trend Control Systems has announced the availability of its next-generation IQ Vision monitoring and management system. This successor to the 963 Supervisor integrates Trend controllers, third-party smart devices and Internet protocols into a certified software platform that is designed to manage buildings at an enterprise level, giving building owners and managers the ability to identify issues and optimise their systems.

Advanced Air, fan coil unit, reversible fan coil unit, air conditioning

Advanced Air enhances its reversible FCUs

The universal truly reversible fan-coil unit developed by Advanced Air can have its handing easily changed in the factory or on site and now incorporates further refinements to speed up the process. Prewired looms for right-hand and left-hand mounting of the control box are included as standard. Push-fit connections ensure that electrical connections are easily and quickly made in production or when changing the handing in the factory or on site.

Siemens Building Technologies, actuator, damper

Siemens damper actuators for every application

The OpenAir range of damper actuators from Siemens Building Technologies comprises a comprehensive range of energy-efficient, reliable and flexible devices. They are quick to install and have a very long services life. Torque ratings range from 2 to 35 Nm, combining high positioning forces with low-consumption motors.

Elco, boiler, space heating, NOX

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 with emissions as low as 34 mg/kWh. The rating helps specifiers when assessing project criteria under BREEAM, with three credits available if a building achieves less than 40 mg/kWh.

Condair, adiabatic humidification, humidity, relative humidity

Adiabatic humidifier achieves close control

Condair’s DL in-duct adiabatic humidifier offers the accuracy of humidity control normally only associated with steam humidifiers, but with the low-energy performance and evaporative-cooling benefit of a cold-water system. It also incorporates many anti-bacterial features that make it one of the most hygienic humidifiers available.

Grundfos Pumps, dosing pump

Grundfos — the Smart digital-dosing partner

Grundfos’s Smart Digital range of dosing pumps includes the XL DDA and DDE pumps to deliver a dosing flow of up to 200 l/h and a pressure of up to 10 bar. Smart Digital XL pumps require little maintenance as the membrane and other robust pump features mean that service intervals are up to 8000 operating hours at 100% operation. At 30% operation, the service intervals are 20 000 h.

Lowara, pump, pumps

Lowara Smart Pumps have built-in intelligence

The Lowara range of Smart Pumps for water-supply and HVAC applications in commercial buildings have highly efficient speed-controlled IE5 motors for maximum energy efficiency and effectiveness. A Smart Pump comprises the pump itself, motor and variable-speed drive.

Halton kitchen AHUS are Eurovent certified

Halton’s range of air-handling units for commercial kitchens has been awarded Eurovent certification for performance and quality. The accreditation covers the entire range of third-generation pollution-control, supply-air and combined units. An integral part of the process was the certification of Halton’s selection software for AHUs.

Flir, thermal imaging, thermal imaging camera

New features for Flir thermal imaging cameras

Flir Systems’ latest additions to Exx-Series of advanced thermal-imaging camera are designed for electrical, mechanical and building applications. There are three models (E75, E85 and E95), all of which are Wi-Fi-enabled and feature intelligent interchangeable lenses, laser-assisted autofocus modes and area-measurement functionality, improvements to the company’s patented MSX imaging technology and a larger 4 in touchscreen.

Andrews Sykes, boiler hire

Andrews has high-capacity boiler package to its hire fleet

Andrews Sykes has added a 1500 kW LPHW boiler package to its industrial fleet, the largest boiler in its fleet. Its introduction follows research by Andrews Boiler Hire that highlights in major projects where large capacities of hot water are required it is often common practice to link several boilers. In many such applications, this high-capacity unit will obviate the need for this proactive, making for a faster and more efficient solution.

App for heating engineers can be used offline

Infomill has enhanced its PartsArena Pro app, a leading source of heating parts and technical data that has over 2600 licensed users. This app can be accessed offline on iOS, Android and Windows, making it a useful tool for heating engineers whilst out in the field.

Hygromatik, humidification, relative humidity

Hygienic and energy-efficient humidification

HygroMatik’s HPS and LPS adiabatic high- and low-pressure nozzle systems for air-conditioning and ventilation units are designed to provide the highest levels of hygiene. Using HPS or LPS systems in conjunction with reverse osmosis will deliver demineralised water, ensuring that only the cleanest air is delivered. These combined systems offer hygienic optimum humidification and close control with an accuracy of ±1% RH.

Studor, drainage ventilation, air admittance valve

Drainage-ventilation products set to hit the million mark

Drainage-ventilation specialist Studor is on target to supply over a million of its products worldwide this year. The company’s products include air-admittance valves and other specialist drainage products through its own ByStudor brand, as well as OsmaVent through Wavin Plastics and the Pleura range through Terrain.

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