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ABB Power - RVT – The Ultimate Power Factor Controller
ABB’s RVT power factor controller is the ‘ultimate’ controller for the flexible monitoring and switching of capacitor banks in power factor control (PFC) applications. It features easy commissioning and automatic set-up, a user-friendly menu-based operator interface with a full graphics display, and a highly efficient switching strategy that combines integral, direct and circular switching. The RVT provides comprehensive measurement, monitoring...Read More
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Hager - Circuit Protection & Control Solution for 19 Dumfries PhotoVoltaic Installations
Dumfries contractor JB McCormick has used Hager circuit protection and control for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) panels on 19 public buildings. Dumfries and Galloway Council’s investment in solar PV is to reduce its carbon footprint and energy costs in line with the Scottish Government targets set out in the climate change (Scotland) 2009 Act. The contract covers primary schools, secondary schools, ice rinks, swimming pools and...Read More
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Wieland Electric - Making the Most of Structured Wiring
Building services engineers have a key role to play in reducing the cost of projects. Mark Redfern of Wieland Electric suggests that one such strategy is the broader use of structured wiring systems There is constant pressure from end clients to reduce the cost of building services projects and it’s clear that the specification will make an important contribution to this. Not just in terms of the major plant that is specified but also measures that...Read More
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UPS Ltd - Free UPS & Battery Technical Seminar: Exeter 13th June 2013
Are you looking to expand your technical knowledge of UPS systems & batteries? Join UPS Ltd and Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) at The Abode Hotel, Exeter, for a free-to-attend presentation and open forum. Starting at 9.30am and finishing at 12.30pm, this seminar will cover the following: •Fundamentals of UPS systems including key components, batteries & static switch •Redundancy & architectures •Selecting a UPS – Standalone vs Modula...Read More
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Legrand in the Fast Lane with Birmingham Box Project
Legrand’s Swifts perforated cable tray has been used for new overhead gantries currently being installed as part of the Birmingham Box M6 upgrade project. Work on the project, which will make the M6 a managed motorway between junction 5 and 8, began in April 2012 and is due for completion in 2014. It is aimed at relieving congestion on this notoriously busy stretch of road by using technology to enforce variable speed limits, and...Read More
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Emerson Network Power Becomes a Member of the Data Centre Alliance
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximising availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has today announced its partnership with the Data Centre Alliance (DCA) as it becomes an official member. The Data Centre Alliance is an influential industry body within the UK and across Europe. The organisation consults on the most pressing issues within the data centre industry...Read More
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Kalzip - Quick & Easy
A host of international projects depicting the Kalzip FC rainscreen system are featured in an impressive new 20 page colour brochure which is also available to download. Ideal for new build and refurbishment projects, Kalzip’s quick-fit FC rainscreen system is installed on vertically fixed modular click rails - each lightweight panel is simply hooked at the top and then ‘clicked’ into place at the bottom. Openly available to all building and...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Innovative £5m Primary School Opts for Ground Source Heat Pump
Ceredigion County Council has built a £5M state-of-the-art school in Brynhoffnant, Llandysul, mid-Wales, catering for over 150 pupils aged 4 to 11 years. Ysgol T Llew Jones Primary School replaces four smaller schools in the area and has been constructed with sustainability at its heart. The project was jointly funded by the Welsh Government and the Council and designed and procured by its in-house Property Management and...Read More
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Twyford Bathrooms takes up Residence at the CIH Exhibition (25th – 27th June 2013...
Leading bathroom manufacturer, Twyford Bathrooms is all set to make a big impression at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) Annual Exhibition 2013 where it will be showcasing its latest bathroom innovations available to the UK social housing sector. Taking place on 25th - 27th June at Manchester Central, the CIH exhibition brings together all of the sector’s leading providers, partners and suppliers to showcase their products and...Read More
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Fläkt Woods Strengthens Export Business with New Appointment
Fläkt Woods has appointed Faye Young as its new Far East Sales Manager to improve the company’s presence in the buoyant and emergent markets of South East Asia. Reporting to Alan Butcher, Business Development Director, and working closely with partners and overseas companies, Faye will be responsible for developing Fläkt Woods’ export division and overall market share. Faye has worked for Fläkt Woods for over eight years...Read More
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Sikkens Unveils Programme of Video Masterclasses
Premium woodcare brand, Sikkens, has announced that it will be launching a programme of video ‘MasterClasses’ to support and guide specifiers on the usage and presentation of wood in construction. Sikkens will be launching four video modules throughout the 2013 woodcare season, each of which will provide a wealth of information and insight on a range of specification challenges, from making the right substrate choice...Read More
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SSQ - Will your Slate last the Distance?
Every year, I travel into the City to watch the London Marathon. The drama never fails to disappoint, as more than 35,000 people push their bodies to the limit along 26.2 miles of uncompromising tarmac. From various vantage points, I take in both the early miles and the all-important final stretch along the crowd-lined northern bank of the River Thames, and up the Mall. What never ceases to amaze me is how mistaken my first impressions of...Read More
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Munters Condensation Control at AquaPri A/S
Dry air from Munters dehumidifier enables Danish fish slaughterer to fulfill the strict HACCP demands. As a manufacturer of food products the HACCP regulation is one of many challenges. Visible condensation droplets on the ceiling can lead to fines and closing down of production. If not solved, the manufacturers live with manual and expensive removal of the condensation, with unplanned production stops for drying and with...Read More
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Space Air - In 2015 R-22 Refrigerant will be Illegal!
As of 1st January 2015 the use of R-22 refrigerant in any A/C, heat pump or refrigeration equipment for service or maintenance purpose will be illegal. Why is R-22 refrigerant coming to an end? R-22 is the most widely used refrigerant in the world, however it is classified as an ozone-depleting substance and is subject of a phase-out programme under European Community (EC) Regulation no. S.2037/2000 and 1005/2009. What does...Read More
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