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Crown Trade Gives Defence Over the Passage of Time for Historical Town Clock
Crown Trade’s high performance coatings have been used to give years of defence against the elements to an historic clock in Jarrow town centre. The clock, built in 1951 and part of Grade II listed Jarrow Town Hall, has been brought back to its former glory with the application of Crown Trade Protective Coatings High Performance Gloss for Metal, in red and white shades. Specified by South Tyneside Council, the Crown Trade...Read More
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Potterton Commercial Condensing Boilers in Heating Refurbishment at Holyhead...
When the boilers at Holyhead School in Handsworth, Birmingham needed replacing due to age and obsolescence, Baxi Commercial was able to supply an energy efficient alternative: Potterton Commercial condensing boilers which were ideally suited to the installation as they were selected to complement the existing radiator circuits. Holyhead School is a Business and Enterprise Academy formed in 2011 from the previous...Read More
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Airedale International Air Conditioning takes Immediate Steps to Return to Normal...
Following a fire at Airedale International Air Conditioning’s site in Leeds, the UK manufacturer says it is implementing immediate contingency plans to return the business to normal operations as quickly as possible. The fire, which broke out at around 2.40 pm on Friday, 6 September 2013, was quickly contained by West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service. Airedale’s field-based service and controls operations are unaffected. Adrian Trevelyan...Read More
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Hager’s KNX Bus System Secures Family Centre for Vale of Glamorgan Council
Vale of Glamorgan county council is using Hager’s KNX bus system to provide an intelligent security solution for its Flying Start family centre in Barry. The social services’ building is in the middle of a housing estate and provides support for local families and their children. Using the KNX bus system, Hager’s solution combines the building’s intruder alarm system with shutters that secure all of the windows and doors. Staff in the reception...Read More
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ABB Power - Helping Severn Trent Water Eliminate Power Factor Charges
A power survey by ABB helped the UK’s leading water company tackle costly reactive power problems. Background Severn Trent Water provides water and waste services to more than eight million people in the UK. This makes it the world’s fourth largest water company. With an annual electricity bill of well over £25 million, the company found that it needed to limit the possibility of reactive power charges from Central Networks which...Read More
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Knauf at Timber Expo 2013
Timber Expo 2013 at the NEC will offer contractors, local authorities and specifiers another chance to see the latest innovations suited to timber construction from Knauf, a leading manufacturer of lightweight building products and systems. Among the highlights will be Knauf Aquapanel Exterior, Knauf Flooring products, new Knauf Vinova as well as the Company’s range of Readymix Plasters which now includes Sheetrock Ready-mixed...Read More
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Kalzip - Copper Coloured Kalzip Enhances Mansfield Bus Station
Over 1,800sqm of Kalzip aluminium standing seam and a similar quantity of Kalzip liner and decking sheets have been installed on Mansfield’s impressive new bus station and link-bridge. The Kalzip roofing sheets (PVF² 3-coat to Pearl Copper, RAL 8029) together with Kalzip planking for the soffits and an array of bespoke Kalzip aluminium fabrications (powder coated to RAL 8029) were all installed by Teamkal contractor, Met-Clad...Read More
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Atlantic Boosts Efficiency of University Ring Main System
University College London have installed an innovative new boiler plant in it’s Torrington Place Building. The boiler house, supplied by Atlantic Boilers of Lancashire, operates throughout the year at 95°C flow and 75°C return, and contributes to the UCL ring main that serves scores of buildings, large and small. Normally these ring main temperatures do not allow condensing, but the Atlantic RT add-on condensing exchanger leads to year...Read More
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Emergi-Lite Attend 100% Design Exhibition 2013
Emergi-Lite will be displaying its range of innovative emergency lighting solutions at the forthcoming 100% Design Exhibition at Earls Court, London from 18-21 September 2013. We enable customers to achieve the maximum benefit in investment through products designed for quick and simple installation with inherent energy efficiency and minimum maintenance whilst maintaining the safety and security of the environment which...Read More
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The UPS Company - Modular UPS System
The UPS Company definition of a Modular UPS is where a unit is able to provide N+1 or N+X redundancy as well as being able to grow as power requirements increase. This is achieved by adding additional modules. This Technology allows all users to implement systems flexible enough to cope with these factors. As reliance on redundancy of operation increases as well as fluctuation on what power demands are required the Modular type of UPS...Read More
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Eaton Electric - UK Power Networks Places Orders Worth €5 Million with Eaton
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has announced that it has won two major orders for medium-voltage switchgear from UK Power Networks, one of the UK’s largest and most successful distribution network operators (DNOs). The orders, which were placed under a recently extended framework agreement between Eaton and UK Power Networks, cover more than 130 bays of Eaton’s MMS-series dual-busbar MV vacuum...Read More
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Space Air - Daikin Multi-Split Systems - The Snowball Effect
Using Daikin’s multi-split systems can reduce operating costs from the possible ‘Snowball Effect’ - as progressive capacity increases, it can reach the desired room temperature quicker. How does ‘The Snowball Effect’ work? ‘The Snowball Effect’ can be achieved when connecting two - four indoor fan coil units to one outdoor multi-split system achieving the required room temperature much faster! The chart explains the ‘Snowball Effect’...Read More
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Thomas & Betts' 2013 World Tour!
Anyone familiar with Thomas and Betts will know that we’re always keen to meet, greet and mingle at the key industry events arranged each year. Not only does this give us the chance to showcase our own products; we also value the opportunity to meet customers, old and new - to listen and learn, so that we may remain at the forefront of the industry with our product innovation and development. …And 2013 is no exception. It has been yet...Read More
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Formica Group Announces Availability of FSC® Certified Laminates in Europe
Today Formica Group has announced the achievement of another key goal in its sustainability journey, with the introduction of FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) Certified Laminates manufactured in its European plants. In this important step, FSC certified laminates are now available as standard across the majority of Formica Group’s European product portfolio. This includes the full plain colour offer and over 70% of patterns, available in...Read More
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