Dutypoint, pumps, boosting, booster

Cold-water-boosting solutions

Dutypoint has developed a CIBSE-approved CPD providing guidance on the specification of cold-water-boosting solutions. Called ‘Cold water boosting: design, sizing and selection’, this CPD has been developed for consultants, architects and specifiers at all levels involved in design water systems in residential or commercial buildings.

Advanced Air, fancoil units, fan coil units, FCUs, air conditioning

Fan-coil units

Advanced Air has compiled a fan-coil brochure which describes all the options and designs available; most of them were developed for project-specific applications.

Web site is engineered for engineers

The Grundfos for engineers hub has been developed to keep its engineering partners with an interest in pump technology informed about the latest developments in the industry, as well as briefed on the wide subject of fully integrated pump systems. One aspect of this engineering platform is to give visitors the opportunity to see and hear from many Grundfos product specialists discussing a number of industry-related topics.

HygroMatik updates humidification web site

HygroMatik’s new web site has been designed to deliver a smooth and enhanced platform that is user friendly and with advanced navigation and functionality. The company makes and supplies commercial air-humidification systems, and the site provides extensive information about new products, services, parts and to aid the specification process.

FETA guidance on A2L refrigerants

The refrigerants working group of FETA (Federation of Environmental Trade Associations) has prepared a guidance note on A2L (mildly flammable, such as R32) refrigerants and their use in refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump applications. The F-Gas regulation of 2015 requires the introduction of refrigerants with significantly lower GWPs (global warming potential) and will ban new equipment that uses HFC refrigerants with a GWP of over 2500 by 2020.

Elco, space heating, CHP, CPD

Elco develops CHP CPD

To help building-services engineers maximise the benefits of CHP when incorporated into a commercial heating systems, Elco Heating Solutions has developed a CIBSE-approved CPD module. It considers all major aspects of commercial CHP installations, including how to size a CHP unit and the different design approaches for optimum running times and efficiencies. This CPD is delivered alongside a worked example in a hotel application.

Grundfos Pumps

Meet the Grundfos Product Center

The Grundfos online Product Center for pumps provides a number of starting points. A user can choose to search by family, pump design or application area. Other possibilities are viewing replacement options for an older Grundfos or competitor model.

BSRIA, workplaces of the future

Looking to the future of workplaces

BSRIA’s ‘Workplaces of the future’ publication contemplates the office needs and desires from the perspective of today’s youth, otherwise known as millennials and generation z. It was written by workplace student Ashleigh Bunker, and the work was carried out as part of BSRIA’s Inspire project, which works with local schools, national and local politicians and the media to promote STEM and change its perceptions.

Big news for the Grundfos Ecademy

Grundfos has boosted the scope of its on-line Ecademy to include a new audience whose focus is on larger applications. This now means that consultants/ specifiers as well as relevant distribution partners working on large projects and applications will be able to get access to a range of on-line training modules.

Switch2 Energy, heat networks, district heating

Designing and planning heat networks

Community and district-heating specialist Switch2 Energy has published a free guide to designing and planning heat networks. The ’Design for the future’ guide provides advice to engineers, developers and designers on the key planning considerations to ensure smooth and efficient heat-network operation for lower whole-life costs and improved resident satisfaction.

Fire-detection products

Nittan Europe’s new responsive web site provides detailed product information on conventional and addressable fire-detection products, along with an array of support tools and information. The new web site is customer focused.

BCIA develops series of CPD-accredited controls courses

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has developed a suite of six courses aimed at building-services professionals looking to expand their knowledge of controls. The first two are ‘Fundamentals of HVAC and building technology’ and ‘Measuring and control technology’. There are also courses on ‘Hydraulics in building services’, ‘Control function of heating plants’, ‘Control of ventilation and air conditioning’ and ‘Refrigeration technology’.

Myson, space heating, radiators, underfloor heating, heat emitters, electric heating, controls

All things heating on Myson’s web site

Myson’s new web site is a valuable resource for architects, specifiers and installers, making it simple to identify the best total solution for each heating project. The site showcases the comprehensive range of radiators, underfloor heating, fan convectors, towel warmers, electric heating, heating valves and electronic controls. Product information and advice is based on a total-solutions approach.

ICOM, water treatment, commercial water treatment

Water treatment for commercial heating systems

The Industrial & Commercial Energy Association (ICOM) has published a guide to commercial water treatment in response to industry concerns of poor water treatment and conditioning in commercial heating systems.

Ductwork cleaning video

Interduct has produce a video showing its riser cleaning method for ductwork. The ‘hot chemical viscosity’ method. The method and product have been modified over the last four years, and the team now cleans over 500 risers a year.

Architectural systems

GDL’s architectural-systems brochure is available as a hard copy or as a download via the resource centre on its web site. The brochure includes extensive technical information on the wide-ranging product range, which includes weather louvres, architectural doors, penthouse turrets, louvre screens, cladding, balustrade systems and decorative grilles.

Iron drainage systems

Saint-Gobain PAM UK, a leading supplier of ductile-iron and cast-iron drainage products, has revamped its web site. It is fully mobile-responsive, more user friendly and provides access to more downloadable information.

Lighting essentials

Enlite, part of the Aurora Group, has published the fifth edition of its lighting-essentials catalogue. The introduction of 119 new products brings the total to over 380 value lighting solutions.

Trane introduces new web site for European customers

Trane has introduced a new web site for easy access to new and improved local European country sites. The site enables visitors to quickly find technical and other relevant information on HVAC services through one integrated platform. The site can also be accessed via mobile devices.

Conex Banninger, copper, pipe, pipework

CPD highlights benefits of copper pipework

Conex Banninger, which makes plumbing fittings and valves, has introduced a CPD programme highlighting the multiple advantages of copper as a preferential fitting material. As well as highlighting the performance benefits of copper, the programme includes an update on current codes of practice and explains how using copper products helps meet increasingly stringent building standards.

Evinox Energy updates CPD seminar

Following the introduction of a new UK test standard for heat interface units and advances in technology, Evinox Energy has updated its CIBSE-accredited CPD seminar to provide the opportunity to explore district-heating networks in depth.

Infographic seeks to help with F-Gas understanding

Mitsubishi Electric has devised an infographic on the requirements and repercussions of the F-Gas Regulations to help explain why the legislation has been introduced and what people need to do about it. ‘We’ve designed it as a simple way of taking in the main points which will be highly relevant to anyone involved in air conditioning, whether an installer, consultant, designer or building owner,’ explains Graham Temple, marketing manager for split air-conditioning systems.

Sontay guides help product selection

Sontay, which specialises in field control devices, has prepared a series of A5 application leaflets covering a range of applications and situations. They include natural ventilation, data centres, air-handling units, chilled beams and water detection.

Unitrunk updates CIBSE CPD

Cable-management specialist Unitrunk has updated and revised its CIBSE-accredited CPD presentation. It introduces fresh insights for consultants, contractors and specifiers as diverse as compliance, testing, value engineering and BIM.

Bristan, brassware, taps, showers, CPD

Bristan develops CPD seminars for commercial brassware

Bristan, which specialises in equipment for commercial brassware installations, has developed two RIBA-approved CPD seminars aimed at developers, contractors and architects. They are called ‘A leisurely education on brassware specification’ and ‘A clinical view on brassware specification’ and provide an insightful view of specifying brassware for the education and healthcare sectors.

BSRIA launches guide to maintenance contracts

BSRIA’s guide ‘Maintenance contracts: a guide to best practice for procurement guide (BG66/2016)’ is aimed at helping clients, facilities managers and their organisations to understand better the key success factors in procuring maintenance contracts. It promotes ‘cutting-edge’ tender processes and procedures and supports the development of contract documentation.

Fire detection

Apollo Fire Detectors has enhanced its web site to include highlighting applications where its products are installed and showcase new case studies. The main features of the new resource are extensive and include live-update product information and vastly improved search functionality. The web site can be viewed on mobile devices.

Updated web site for Schiedel Chimney Systems

Schiedel Chimney Systems has launched a new-look web site to better showcase its brand and provide a more user-friendly platform for its customers. Responsive to all Internet-enabled devices, the web site enables installers to check products and information on the go, with easily downloadable technical information and brochures to be readily downloaded.

Improving smoke control in enclosed car parks

Flakt Woods has published a guide on how to calculate the effect of jet fans on air and smoke flow rates in enclosed car parks. ‘A practical guide to smoke control for enclosed car parks aims to help designers draw up a jet-fan solution so that in the event of a fire smoke can be effectively removed rather than accumulating in or spreading to other parts of a car park.

Grundfos provides the simple way to pump replacement

The online Grundfos Product Center is well established as the ‘go-to’ pump-selection tool for an increasing number of industry professionals. It has been carefully developed to make choosing the right pump solution as easy as possible.

Video explains benefits of air-intake screens

ECEX has produced a 3-minute video explaining how its air-intake screens can help reduce the maintenance of HVAC plant and increase energy efficiency. They can be applied to air-handling units, chillers, condensers, cooling towers etc.

App calculates benefits of evaporative cooling

Condair, formerly JS Humidifiers, has developed an app that determines how much energy could be saved by evaporative cooling in the exhaust air duct of a ventilation system combined with heat recovery compared with mechanical cooling using a compressor.

BESA publishes HIU standard

The Building Engineering Services Association has published the UK’s first test standard for heat interface units (HIUs). It is regarded as an important step towards improving the overall performance of district-heating schemes in the UK and has been adopted from a test regime developed by energy consultant FairHeat.

BIM, building information modelling, DHW, domestic hot water, Heatrae Sadia

Heatrae Sadia takes BIM to the next level

Heatrae is supporting efforts to embed smarter ways of working in the construction industry by launching a library of BIM files for its electric water-heating products and has gone above and beyond immediate public-sector requirements by investing in the higher-level BIM standard.

Online animation highlights potential of heat pumps for commercial buildings

An animation from Mitsubishi Electric highlights how commercial premises can benefit from renewable heating using heat pumps to help reduce energy bills and qualify for 20 years of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. Heat pumps are recognised by the EU and UK governments as renewable because they maximise the amount of heating for the electricity used.

Rehau district-heating pipework

There are 12 compelling reasons to install Rehau’s range of district-heating pipework and they are spelt out in a new 12-page brochure. One reason is that the company’s pipework uses 10% less material than steel and has fittings that are up to 50% quicker to fit with no hot works.

Technical manual on combined heat and power

Co-generation specialist Ener-G has published a ‘Technical CHP manual’ to help specifiers select, size and install CHP systems. It offers in-depth guidance surrounding the physical parameters of cogeneration, emissions considerations and electrical and thermal outputs.

Cost-effective energy-saving upgrades

Airedale International has produced a video, which can be viewed online, describing a number of energy-saving upgrades for HVAC systems. It is presented by project engineer John Cree.

Tamlite lighting showrooms focus on applications

Tamlite Lighting has invested over £250 000 in four new lighting showrooms during 2016, adding to the four that were set up in 2015. The four new showrooms cover amenity, emergency and fire, industrial and Xtreme.

Aico, fire alarm, carbon monoxide

Fire/CO alarm interface explained

A brochure from Aico explains how its Ei414 fire/carbon-monoxide alarm interface, which is very popular in the social-housing sector, works and provides an installation overview showing how simple it is to install the interface. It looks at the three most common safety systems to connect to fire panels, telecare/warden call systems and sprinkler systems.

Gaining value from ESOS audits

A briefing paper from BRE in collaboration with ESTA (Energy Services & Technical Association) addresses the opportunities that an ESOS audit (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) offers and how organisations can benefit from them. It provides guidance on how ESOS compliance processes can be optimised to save costs and reduce risks. It is free to download from the link below.

LED lighting CPDs

Tridonic, a leader in the provision of LED lighting control and technology, has developed three new CPD modules. This brings the total number of modules to nine, all of which have been certified by CIBSE.

HygroMatik, CPD

CIBSE-approved humidification CPD

HygroMatik, which supplies commercial air-humidifier systems, shares its knowledge on controlled air humidification in a CIBSE-approved CPD entitled ‘Why humidify?’. It presents humidification systems, including adiabatic and isothermal. It provides insights on indoor air quality and the relative-humidity levels required in environments such as commercial offices, hospitals, clean rooms, museums and spas.

Martindale Electric

Martindale Electric moves to larger premises

Martindale Electric has moved to larger premises less that 100 m from its current location at Imperial Way in Watford. The move will enable the company to enhance its service to customers by brining together sales, marketing, manufacturing, product development and training.

Rinnai

Rinnai training courses for 2017

Increasing interest in Its ErP-labelled A-rated continuous-flow water heaters has led to Rinnai scheduling a new tranche of tailor-made flexible training courses to give engineers the opportunity to explore the practical and energy-saving benefits of continuous-flow gas-fired water heaters and familiarise themselves with the technology. They are hands-on events.

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