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PMA UK - Here is a Looming Marvellous Terminating Solution!
One little problem we often hear about and experience ourselves is that when assembling cable looms using corrugated conduit the termination of the wires at the "second" end of the loom can be tricky. Connecting the cables to a connector at the first end with a solder joint or similar is very easy. However if both the cables and conduit are cut to the appropriate length for the loom in advance, this creates a limited amount of room to be...Read More
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Broadcrown Renewable Energy Ltd Wins Contract for Research into the Development...
Northern Ireland Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster and Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill have announced the first contracts for research into the development of solutions for the sustainable use of poultry litter. The broiler poultry sector in Northern Ireland is a significant part of the local economy. However, approximately 260ktpa (thousand tonnes per annum) of poultry litter is created and this could rise to 400ktpa within 5-10 years...Read More
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DORMA Helps Provide ‘Access for all’ at £14.5m Clapham Junction Station Refurb
As part of the Government’s £370m Access for All scheme to make UK railway stations more accessible, a £14.5m step-free entrance building has been built at London’s Clapham Junction. Delivering smooth operation and closing reliability in all weathers and seasons, DORMA’s ED 100 swing door operators proved perfect for the building’s new automatic doors. Europe’s busiest railway station with 41 million trains passing through...Read More
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JS Humidifiers - Study Shows Humidity Reduces Airborne Flu
A recent study carried out by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) has shown that the airborne transmission of the influenza virus is significantly reduced by maintaining an atmosphere of 40% relative humidity (RH) and above. To test the effects of humidity on airborne influenza, aerosols of flu virus were “coughed” into a room’s atmosphere by a mechanical manikin at humidity ranging from...Read More
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UPS Ltd Appoints John Walker as Sales Manager for Scotland
UPS Ltd is pleased to announce that they have recently appointed John Walker as sales manager for the Scotland region. Based near Glasgow, John comes with wide experience in delivering technology-based sales & support services into the Construction market for major public and commercial building projects. In particular, John has played a central role in providing support to many of the Engineering Consultancy firms in Scotland...Read More
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Kalzip XT Specified for New Bus Station
Kalzip’s aluminium standing seam system was specified for the impressive new Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Bus Station by architect, Grimshaw. VINCI Construction UK was the main contractor and experienced Teamkal contractor, Lakesmere Ltd installed the Kalzip roofing system which included all the revolutionary double curvature XT profiled sheets and a bespoke Kalzip rainscreen specially designed for use on the bus drivers...Read More
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Dulux Trade Reaches New Heights with The Shard
A range of premium coatings from Dulux Trade has been selected to protect and enhance The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building. Dulux Trade Metalshield, Dulux Trade Vinyl Matt, Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood and Dulux Trade Weathershield Smooth Masonry were all applied as part of the shell and core decorations package at London’s newest landmark. At a height of 1,016 ft (310 m) and located in the historic London Bridge Quarter...Read More
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Fulton Electric Boiler Provides a Cure for Prysmian Group
Bristol-based heat transfer specialist Fulton has supplied Prysmian Group’s Bishopstoke facility a skid-mounted electric boiler and ancillaries, steam from which is being used to cure the insulation applied to the company’s electric cables. Commenting on the process, Prysmian’s Nicolas Chevaux explains that curing is used to strengthen and increase the heat resistance of the insulation. “Without the process, the insulation would...Read More
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Airedale - Getting the most out of your Data Centre?
Ensure you have the best cooling system for your site - come and visit us at the Datacentre Transformation Conference, 9 July 2013, 08.30 - 17.30, aql, Leeds. Register for the Datacentre Transformation Conference. By visiting our stand and attending our presentation, we'll show you how to optimise your IT cooling to minimise operational costs and maximise uptime. Our presentation Better by Design, Exploring Containment Options to...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Natural Ventilation Entrepreneur to join Industry Pioneers on...
Dr Shaun Fitzgerald, managing director of natural ventilation specialist, Breathing Buildings, has today been announced as one of the industry leaders taking part in British Airways inaugural Innovation Lab in the Sky. The group will work on global challenges at 30,000 feet, aboard a private British Airways flight from San Francisco to London on June 12, 2013. Other confirmed participants include California Lieutenant Governor and entrepreneur...Read More
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Laidlaw Introduces New Online Offerings
In line with its continuing growth, Laidlaw has expanded its online offering by creating five new product specific microsites. Complementing its parent site, these five new e-trading microsites take the user directly to specific lines in Laidlaw’s extensive product portfolio, which includes everything from ironmongery to access control solutions, making it even easier for specifiers to select and purchase the products required in...Read More
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Daikin UK & Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership Celebrate One Thousand Heat...
The achievement of the 1000th Daikin Altherma air-to-water heat pump installation for the Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has just been celebrated. This landmark installation brings DGHP over two-thirds of the way through one of the largest projects of this type in Britain. As well as reducing fuel poverty, the project upgrades existing housing to meet the 2015 Scottish Housing Quality Standards by reaching an...Read More
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NUDURA ICFs Key Performance Benefits
As walls make up the largest surface area of a building, good thermal mass is vital to energy efficiency. NUDURA insulated concrete forms greatly reduces air infiltration which optimizes energy performance. NUDURA forms, combined with the structural strength and thermal mass of concrete, can provide U-values that meet and exceed Code for Sustainable Homes levels from 0.24, 0.17, 0.14 and 0.11. Building owners can save up to 70% in...Read More
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Indepth Hygiene - Fan Build-up led to Restaurant Fire
A build-up of material in an extractor fan is thought to be responsible for a fire in the first-floor kitchen of a restaurant in Dorset. Diners were present when the fire started at the Boathouse restaurant in Christchurch, which had to be evacuated. Nobody is believed to have been injured in the blaze, which was attended by eight fire crews. Firefighters were able to save most of the building by tackling the flames with an aerial platform...Read More
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