Stratos Maxo, Wilo, pump

The Wilo-Stratos Maxo launches in the UK from April and offers a number of innovations that offer greater efficiency and connectivity for installers and end-users.

Rehau, pipework, Raupiano, Rautitan

Rehau reaches high

01 April, 2019

Pipework specialist Rehau will be exhibiting a range of its products at the Tall Buildings Conference taking place in London on 30th April 2019.

Rinnai, Infinity Range, water heater

Rinnai’s Infinity range of 11i,17i &17e ErP A-rated continuous flow gas fired water heaters are specifically designed for low NOx domestic/light commercial use and guarantee the highest efficiencies and lowest running costs at consistently accurate temperatures 24/7 compared with any other method of hot water delivery.

Artic Building Services, training, apprenticeship, apprentic

Artic Building Services is building on the success of its training and apprenticeship programme, which was established ten years ago. The company see this as a way to ensure its own engineering base and also to benefit the wider industry at large in developing suitable candidates for long term careers in the core hard FM disciplines such as HVAC, electrical engineering and refrigeration.

While offsite construction is not a new concept, it has recently seen a resurgence within the UK construction market – and one that is expected to continue. In line with this, REHAU has produced a new dedicated guide on the subject aimed at M&E contractors and building services engineers to help them negotiate offsite construction and get the best out of this way of working.

BSRIA has produced another publication in its series which looks at megatrends affecting the global economy, and a particular view on what they mean for buildings. In its latest report, Megatrends: Demographics, author Henry Lawson looks at the growth and movement of the Earth’s population. Trends considered include numbers of people living alone; urbanisation; the impact of an ageing workforce and the growing number of women entering the workforce around the world. It is a fascinating look at an important topic which is already having an impact on how buildings are designed, built and used.

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

Reznor

Reznor, part of Nortek Global HVAC (UK) offers the AB range of industrial air curtains. It is ideal for exceptionally high doors. AB Industrial air curtains provide a barrier of high velocity air that block incoming winds and stop warm air escaping by delivering a barrier of heated air across the width of the doorway. Units can be fitted within existing or new buildings and are ideal for doorways creating a more cost efficient and comfortable indoor environment. Models are available, for door widths from 2m to 6m and up to 6m high.

Viessmann, Vitodens, boiler

Viessmann has eliminated the need for a separate low loss header and connecting pipework for its Vitodens 200-W commercial wall boiler (49 to 150 kW) by incorporating the header in a new pump connection set. This patented new solution for larger single boiler installations is more compact than having a standalone header, more keenly priced, and quicker and easier to install.

Conlift raises the game

01 April, 2019

Condensate can be a real problem when it cannot be removed by a natural gravity fall. For example, due to the location, kitchen cupboard layout or doorway preventing straightforward access to a drain; a condensate pump, such as the Grundfos Conlift, provides an easy and convenient solution.

Spirotech, heating, training, Rob Jacques

As part of its continuing commitment to supporting the heating industry, Spirotech has extended its popular training programme to include graduates. Among the latest to be given an insight into the benefits of deaeration and dirt separation were a group of post-graduates from Vital Energi.

With the growth of increasingly complex projects, offsite build is providing a vital solution that is helping to overcome some of the challenges. These pre-engineered solutions tick all the boxes in terms of the coordination of a range of elements from planning and design, through to fabrication, the actual assembly of components, plus all required testing.

Although ‘press-fit’ technology has been a major trend in continental Europe for 30 years or more, it is only relatively recently that the UK has fully embraced this form of fixing. However, features such as enhanced joint performance, time-efficient, clean installation and improved finish are all benefits that have contributed to the growth in popularity of press fittings across the commercial plumbing and heating markets in recent years.

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.




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